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From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 16:09:24 PST

Sri:

Dearest Sri Murali,

What a ncie observation and reference! I am not able to resist posting in 
public your great enjoyment.

Regards

Narayana Narayana
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From: "Muralidhar Rangaswamy" <rangaswamy_m@hotmail.com>
To: "Madhavakkannan V" <srivaishnavan@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re:  Periya Thirumozhi 8.1- "MaivaLarkkum maNi 
-KaNNapuratthammaamani kaNdaaLO?"
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 08:54:57 -0800

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Dearest Sriman Kannan,

Thanks a lot for your exquisite summary of this decad of Kailyan
Pasurams. Indeed, the Kshetram of TirukaNNapuram is famous for
Ashtakshara Mantra
Siddhi. In his Upadesham to Garuda Lord Narayana extols the
significance of
this Kshetram as follows:

Srirangam Venkatadrischa SrimushNam Totaparvatam
Salagramam Pushkaramcha NaranarayaNAshramam
Naimisham Cheti ME SthananyasoU Mukthi PradhAnivai
YetusvashtAksharaIkAka: VarNamUrthir VasAmyaham
TishtAmi KrishNa KshEtrE puNya SapthakOgatha:
AshtAksharasya Mantrasya SarvAkshara Maya SadA

In this verse Lord Narayana points out that the seven Swayam Vyakta
Kshetrams
of Srirangam, Tirupathi, SrimushNam, Vanamamalai, Salagramam, Badri,
and
NaimisharaNyam grant liberation to those who visit the place. The Lord
as the
Archa Murthy at each of these Kshetrams signifies one Aksharam of his
Ashtakshara Mantram. However, at TirukaNNapuram, He is resident as the
Ashtakshara Mantram in its entirety. Fittingly, Tirumangai Mannan
received
MantrOpadesham from the Lord Himself at this Kshetram. The Azhwar's
Anubhavam
in this Kshetram upon receiving Upadesham is beautifully reflected in
104
delectable verses.

I wonder if you have also observed this. Anytime the number eight
appears,
the Azhwars seem to reflect the message of the Ashtakshara Mantram in
one
way or another. For example, Kulashekara Azhwar in the 8th decad of
Perumal Tirumozhi glorifies the Lord of TirukaNNapuram as Lord Rama.
Similar Anubhavams
of other Azhwars can be found in connection with the number 8.

Thanks again for your noble Kaimkaryam.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan


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