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Eyewitness account of the celebrations of the thirunakshatram of H.H ParavAkkOttai Srirangam PoundarIkapuram Srimad Andavan Sri Gopla Des h ika Maha Deshikar

From: Balaji CG (CG.Balaji_at_blr.spcnl.co.in)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 06:09:49 PST

Swamy Deshikan ThiruvadigaLE SharaNam

Dear Bhakta-s,

On Saturday 3.2.01 Rohini, the thirunakshatram of H.H Srimad ParavAkkOttai
Srirangam PoundarIkapuram Srimad Andavan Abhinava Vasishtar Sri Gopla
Deshika Maha Deshikar was celebrated at Thiruvarangam. 

The day started early, with Srimad Andavan performing perumAL
thiruvArAdhanam. Around the same time, a huge veda pArAyaNa bhagavatha
gOShTi had already arrived at the Ashramam. After the thiruvArAdhanam, under
the presence of Srimad Andavan, the gOshTi started the chaturvEda
pArAyaNam-s and also the pArAyaNam of Srimad RAmAyaNam. At around 9.00, the
gOsTi arrived at the sabhA mantapam. At the sabha mantapam one of the
bhagavatha-s rendered a very beautiful upanyAsam on Azhwar prabandhams with
special significance to Thirumazhisai Azhwar. After the upanyAsam, all the
bhagavatha-s assembled at the sannidhi for the sAttumurai. After the
thadeeyArAdhanam, the gOshTi again assembled for a vidvat sadas. All the
members in the sadas received Srimad Andavan's anugraham. Around 250 bhaktas
attended the thirunakshatram.

Sriman U.Ve Dr. NSA swamy informed Srimad Andavan about his plans to bring
out a small publication for the thirunakshatram featuring the following -

The essence of RigvEda Shruti-s
Upanishat sAram
The message of Azhwars
Some unique interpretations of Bhagavad Ramanuja on the Gita
Swamy Deshikan's commentary on "akhilahEyapratyanIka....."

yERRi manatthu yezhil jnAna viLakkai iruLanaitthum-
mARRinavarkku oru kaimmARu mAyanum kANagillAn
pORRiugappathum pundhiyiR koLvadhum, pongupugazh-
sARRivaLarppathum saRRallavOmunnam peRRadhaRkkE.

Swamy Deshikan ThiruvadigaLE SharaNam

vAzhi vyAkhyAmuddirak kai !!!

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