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thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 13 - thanathan athisuvai maRanthathu thEnO !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 30 1999 - 19:27:01 PST

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 13 - thanathan athisuvai maRanthathu thEnO !

Dear bAgawathAs,

unathan rahasiyam aRinthathu neerO
thanathan athisuvai maRanthathu thEnO
kuLirntha athisayam theRinthathuth ayirO
nalyuarntha arusuvaiyum irunthathu arangitthilanRO!

meaning:
When YOU bathe, or  when  thiru  manchanam  is  performed to YOUR
thiru mEni, the holy water of thiru kAuveri  when poured may have
learned  about your vaseekara rashasyam (mAyAi) ? That homey when
is used  for  your  thiru manchanam completely forgot its natural
sweetness as it  was  shy  to even remember its suvai when it was
applied on  the  sweetest  of  all  thirumEni. The yogurt usually
makes one feel cool. But when it was used in YOUR thiru manchanam
it learnt only then as to what is meant by a really  good cooling
effect  or   "nalla  oru  kuLircchiyin  thanmaiyai appozhuthuthAn
aRinthathu. Those fruit juices learnt the arusivai only when they
stayed on YOUR thirumENi for  a  while during thiru manchanam. ie.
YOUR thiru mENi's arusuvai is always present.


Ani or jyEshtA:
jyEshtAbishEkam:  It  is performed on the jyEshta nakshatthira in
the jyEshta or Ani  month. The  holy  water  is  brought  in  the
morning on the elephant  top  in  golden pot with pomp and music.
Holy water is also carried  by  priests  in  silver pots as  they
walk following the elephant.  perumAL and nAchiyArs are bathed in
holy kauveri water, milk, curd,  honey and juices  of  sugarcane,
limon, mango, and other fruits.  1000  small cups are used and so
it is also  known  as  sahasrabhishEkam.  During  this  occassion
it is said that  the  moolavar is also offrred   a sandalwood oil
specially prepared  by the temple  and  in  the   presence of Sri
ranga nArAyana jeer. The prasAdhams are  offered  to  the   "nija
thirumENi" without any oranmental attire.  In the  after noon the
prasadham is a special offering of 1000 cups of rice  spread over
the holy  floor   of  the  azhagiya  manavAlan  thiru   mandapam.
jyEstAbhishEkam is also done for thAyAr  and   chakrathAzhwAr  on
the following friday and saturday respectively.

18m perukku:
This day is the 18th day of adi. Lord namperumAL goes to Sri AmmA
mandapam.  A mangal sutra, a new saree, a garland of perumAL, and
veRRilai pAkku,  prasadhams are taken on top of the elephant back
and carried  to   the  water  rim and thrown  into the water. The
idheeham  is  that   the  Lord  takes the river thiru kAuveri  as
HIS spouse and grace her on this day.

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam
thiruk kudanthai Rengarajan

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