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Re: Re[2]: Thiruvaaymozhi 9.3- Narayanan- avanE avanum avanum av

From: muralidhar rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Aug 28 1998 - 06:18:10 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

Sri Venkatesh wrote:

>     Well, please do read the next verse (No.9) where in NammAzhwAr 
says in
>     the last two lines
>     ".. pazhudhil tholpughazhp pAmbaNaippaLLiyAi
>         thazhuvumARu aRiyEn unathALgaLE"
>     Very clearly this is our Arangan in his mind and he also says "He
>     doesn't know any other feet to surrender". Here thazhuvudhal is to 
>     interpreted as surrendering.

How can we be certain that it is Arangan that the Azhwar had in mind?
There are 5 Kshetrams for Lord Ranganatha-Pancha Ranga Kshetrams. 
How can we be certain that the Lord resting on the serpent bed is 
the Lord of Srirangam? If it was an unambiguous statement like 
Sri Ramanujacharya's Sri Ranganatha Gadyam salutation "Sriranga 
Sayinam Asmat Swmainam Prabuddha", it leaves no room for doubt. 
Throw in Srirangapattanam and Ananthapadmanabha Swamy of 
Tiruvananthapuram, we have even more forms of our Lord to enjoy!
Therefore, I am still unconvinced that verse 9 refers to the Lord 
of Srirangam (who by the way is extremely dear to me), especially 
in light of the fact that NammAzhwar has performed SharaNagati to 
the Divya Mangala Vigrahams of several Archa Murthis. If this 
argument is used against Tiruvenkatan it can be applied against 
Arangan as well. You can't have the cake and eat it too!

Namo Narayana,

Muralidhar Rangaswamy

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