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Sri Thirukkallam Swamy's Platinum jubilee Thirunakshathram-A tribute

From: kannan damal pathangi (kannandp_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 08:37:04 PST

SRIMATHE SRI LAKSHMINRUSIMHA PARA BRAHMANE NAMA:
SRIMATHE RAMNUJAYA NAMA:
SRIMATHE NIGAMANTHA MAHADESIKAYA NAMA:
SRIMATHADHIVAN SATAKOPA YATHHENDRA MAHA DESIKAYA NAMA:
SRIMATHBYA: SRIVAN SATAKOPA SRI SRIRANGA SATAKOPA,SRI VEERARAGHAVA
SATAKOPA,SRI VEDHANTHA DESIKA YATHEENDRA MAHA DESIKEBHYO NAMA:
SRIMATH LAKSHMINRUSIMHA DIVYA PADUKA SEVAKA SRIVAN SATAKOPA
SRI NARAYANA YATHHENDRA MAHADESIKAYA NAMA:

Dear Sri Bhagavathothamas,
Dasoasmi.Adien had the bhagyam of under going the Grantha chathushtaya
kalakshepams under the holy feet of SRi Thirukkallam Narasimha Raghavacharya 
Swamy way back in the 70's for seven years.Our Sri Bhashya Kalakshepa 
Sathumurai valedictory
address was done by none other than the prakrutham Azhagiya Singar in His 
poorvasramam,who was specially requested by Sri Thirukkallam Swamy to grace 
the function and give his benediction.Incidentally both underwent 
Kalakshepams under the holy feet of The Great Injimedu Azhagiya Singar(42nd 
Jeer of the Ahobila Math),great friends and had great mutual respect for 
each other. This was another blessings.It may not be out of place to mention 
some of the sterling qualities of Sri Thirukkallam Swamy here.He was the 
embodiment of compassion,humility,sincerety,simplicity and punctuality.The 
duration of kalakshepam was invariably from 7AM to 8AM.He would be there at 
the Vyasapeetam 5 minutes in advance.He was a stickler to discipline and 
never digressed from the subject in which he was delivering the lectures.He 
never used to hurt others,a Mrudhubashi. Geetha Bhashya and 
SrimathRahasyathraya  Kalakshepams were simply scintillating and he used to 
give special Gita lectures in the Dhanur masams in the evenings and one has 
to witness the multitudes that turn up to hear and admire him.It was a pity 
that this Great Swamy's life on this earth was short,he was only 58years 
old, and it looked as though his kainkaryams were required more at the 
Paramapadam and departed on a Deepavali day from this Leela Vibhuthi to 
Nithya Vibhuthi.It was distinctly a misfortune to our Great 
Sathsampradhayam.
He was honoured with gold medal by the president of india for his erudition 
in Sanskrit.He was made the Asthana  Vidwan of Sri Ahobhila mutt by the 44th 
Jeer and conferred the title "SAara SAaragna".He was the editor of the 
Nrisimha Priya for 15 years.   It is very thoughtful and appropriate to pay 
our gratitude to him and to celebrate the platinum jubilee Thirunakshathram 
of one of the Illustrious Great Savants of the last century of our Great 
Sathsampradaya.
The Platinum Jubilee ,75th birth anniversary ,celebrations commenced on the 
10th dec. with Veda,Grantha Chathushtaya Parayanas and culminated with 
Sathumurai on the 14th dec. the day of his Thirunakshathram.The celebrations 
were held at Desika Vidya Bhavanam in Mylapore at Chennai,presided by Sri 
U.Ve.Purisai Krishnamacharya Swamy.
This posting is only an attempt to express adien's gratitude to one of the 
great Mahans of our times.
vachika dosha: Kshanthavya:
Adien Ramanuja Dasan,
Kannan Damal Pathangi.

AzhagiyaSingar Thiruvadigale saranam
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