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HH Srimath Srirangam Andavan's Second Tele-upanyAsam on Swamy AlavandhAr's Chathus-slOki

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Feb 23 2002 - 20:20:24 PST


SrimathE RaamAnujAya Nama:
SrimathE NigamAntha DesikAya Nama:

Dear BhakthAs:

adiyEn would like to share with you 
the delightful anubhavam arising from listening to
HH SrImath SrIrangam Andavan's past two Tele-upanyAsams
on Swamy ALavanthAr's SrI ChthusslOki.

Today was a feast day for BhakthAs thirsting 
for gaining comprehension on MahA Lakshmi Tatthvam.
HH Srimath Andavan blessed us with a brilliant and 
profound upanyAsam on Swamy Desikan's insightful
commentary on the Chathus-slOki of Swamy ALavanthAr.
HH Srimath Andavan concluded with the commentary of 
Swamy Periya-VaacchAn PiLLai on SrI ChathusslOki 
for the first slOkam . One is astounded by 
the commentaries of the ThUppul VaLLal and
the VyAkyAna Chakravarthy backed up by many 
pramANams to establish the unique status of
SrI Devi as the Vibhu and SaakshAth Isvari .
That She serves as UpAyam and UpEyam besides 
playing the role as a mediatrix (PurushakAra Kaaryam) 
is the axiom of Swamy Desika sampradhAyam. 
We have  to thank the officers of SrI Ramanuja Mission
of NA for capturing this upanyAsam and making it available
to all BhakthAs in the MP-3 format. This and the previous 
upanyAsams have to be heard a few times to appreciate 
the subtelety of the points made in defense of 
the uniqueness and greatness of SrI Tathtvam 
and rejection of the views that SrI Devi is aNu, 
prakruthi, BhagavAn's icchA sakthi , vidhyA,
ahanthA , BhOkthruvam et al. 

In number of recent issues of SrI Nrusimha PriyA ,
asmath AchAryan HH Prakrutham SrImath Azhagiya Singar 
has provided brilliant insights on the fundamental 
concept that the dhivya dampathis are Sarva SEshis for
all chEthnams and achEthanams . These aruL mozhigaL of
Srimath NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan have to be 
read again and again to understand the deficencies in
the arguments of Poorva Pakshins from other SampradhAyams.
They are also based on Swamy Desikan's Commentary
in Sanskrit on SrI ChathusslOki.  

Vaikunta Vaasi Sri U.Ve. MadhurAnthakam VidvAN
VeerarAghavAcchAr Swamy has also blessed us with
a SrI Sookthi named " sampradhAya SudhA " released by
Sri VedAntha Desika SidhdAntha Abhivardhini SabhA of SrIrangam,
which covers Sawmy Desikan's commentary on ChathusslOki
to establish beyond any doubt about the Vibhuthvam ,
Isvarathvam , Bhagavath SEshathvam , Sarva Seshithvam 
and Sarva SarIrakthvam  of PirAtti at the same level 
just as Her Lord.

It is no wonder that one of the 108 naamams for
Swamy Desikan is " (PraNavam ) ChathusskOkyarTa
Saaraj~nyAa nama: ".Swamy Desikan's thirukkumArar,
NayinArAchAryar paid tribute to the visEsha kaimkaryam
performed by his revered father to establish the Vibhuthvam
and Isvarathvam of SrI Devi (Thiru Mangai) through his 
commentary for Swamy ALavanthAr's ChathusslOki:

" kanjat-Thirumangai uhakka vanthOn VaazhiyE" 

With a close following of the Commentary of
Swamy Desikan on SrI ChathusslOki , HH SrImath
ANdavan established the veracity of the fifth 
Paksham ( PanchasvEthEshu pakshEshu kascchidhEka:
PramANavAn) as the ThiruvuLLam of NigamAntha
MahA Desikan. 

The five pakshams are: 

1. The Svaroopam of PirAtti is aNu; She is one of
   the Jeeva kOtis.

2. She has the Vibhu Svaroopam and yet She is one
   of the Jeeva Kotis

3. She is Vibhu but different from Chith, achith
   and IsvarAs.

4. As Vibhu and belonging to Isvara KOti , she is 
   still not SaakshAth Isvari.

5. She is Vibhu and SaakshAth Isvari.

There are four pakshams that accept Her as Vibhu
and one  which states that She is aNu.Others say that 
She acquires vibhuthvam thru Her agaDitha-gaDanA Sakthi.

Swamy Desika SampradhAyam accepts the fifth pakham
that She is Vibhu and SaakshAth Isvari based on
the sound commentary of SrI NigamAntha MahA Desikan
on Swamy ALavanthAr's SrI ChathusslOki.

Great UpanyAsams like that of HH SrImath ANdavan 
and the aruL MozhigaL of HH SrI NaarAyaNa YathIndhra 
MahA Desikan in Nrusimha PriyA are treasures for us to 
cherish to gain an understanding of the brilliant 
commentary of Swamy Desikan on the role and place of
MahA Lakshmi in our SampradhAyam.

adiyEn joins with SrI KrishNa Kaasyap to request you 
all to join in the Future Tele-UpanyAsams of HH Srimath
SrIrangam ANdavan that would focus on the remaining 
three slOkams of SrI ChathusslOki based on Swamy Desikan's
brilliant commentary.

Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SaThakOpan 


           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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