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Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 10

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 12 1999 - 17:41:26 PDT

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam

Sri Amudhan SamprOkshanam and ChAthur mAsya sankalpam - Part 10

AzhwAr considered Sri ArA amuthan as his achAryAL himself !!
It is customary that a student receives  the  blessings from
his guru prior to starting his viddhai on his debute. It  is
also a   great belief in Srivaishnavam that one prays to the
thiruvadi  of  their  AchAryA  and grips such thiruvadi when
they  ascend  to  Srivaikundam.  As  per  our  AchArya  guru
pArampariyam, Sri Ramanujar prayed  to  Sri  periya  nambi's
thiru vadi and Swami Desikan prayed to Sri AppuLLAr's  thiru
vadi  at  the  time of their ascending to Sri vaikundam. Sri
nammAzwAr desires that

"thaLarA  udalam  ennathAvi  sarinthu  pOm  pOthu  iLaiyAthu
unathu thAL orunga pidithhu pOtha isai neeyE"

                           ----------- thiru vAy mozhi 5.8.8
ie., When my last breath is  about to go out please bless me
such  that  i  hold  your  holy  feet firmly and without any
laxity and ascend to Srivaikundam. This alone is a proof  to
establish that Sri  nammAzhwAr considered Sri ArA amuthan as
his  AchAryAL  himself.  Moreso,   he confirms this one more
time at the time when he enters Srivaikundam in the last but
one pathigam of thiru vAymozhi as,

"kudanthai en kOvalan kudi adiyArkkE" -- thiru vAy mozhi 10.9.7

ie., All the "welcoming" and "ubacchArams" by  many  enroute
to Srivaikundam is all provided  only  to  those who are the
adiyArs of Sri ArA amuthan.

He once again utters the name of our perumAL Sri ArA amuthan
in the very last pathigam of thiru vAy mozhi as

"Arap paruga enakku ArA amuthAnAyE"-- thiru vAy mozhi 10.10.5

"enakku ArA amuthAy enathu Aviyai"-- thiru vAy mozhi 10.10.6

As similar to any  Srivaishnava  who  will only remember his
AchAryAL's  thiruvadi,  SrinammAzwAr remembers  only Sri ArA
amuthan  and  HIS  holy  feet  as  he  enters  Srivaikundam.
He cites this Lord Sri ArA amuthan "thrice" in  his  last  2
pathigams.  Whatever  extent and  sweet words,  he  may have
praised all the 35 Lords (he had delvered on 36 divya desams)
Sri nammAzhwAr doesnot  remember  anyother of those Lords at
the  most  crucial  time  when  he  enters  Srivaikundam. He
remembers only Sri ArA amuthan, who is  his aRivu (ie.,  his
knowledge the thiru vAy mozhi itself), his aRivin payan (the
fruit of his knowledge, the mOksham), his holy AchAryAL, his
perumAL and his everything thereafter, forever....

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri kOmaLa vaLLi thAyAr samEtha Sri ArA amuthan thiruvadikaLE
saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan


more to come ......


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