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Thiruvaaimozhi 2.7- Read this to become a SRI VAISHNAVA immediately!

From: V.Madhavakkannan (vxmadhav_at_bechtel.com)
Date: Tue Feb 03 1998 - 02:02:46 PST

					SRI:
dearest Sisters and Brothers,
	Sriman NarayaNan's dwAdasa naamangal (12 names) are the symbols of
SRI VAISHNAVA as per our Sri sampradayam. Embar (Sri Ramanujacharya's
sishya-cum-cousin), whenever, he reads these 13 pAsurams (which describe
about Lord's 12 names) he used to say "I have become Sri VaishNavan". 
Let us all read them and BECOME SRI VAISHNAVAS RIGHT NOW.

1.KESAVAN thamar....emmaan NARAYANANAALE..
...All my relatives in my lineage over seven generations above and seven
generations below HAVE ALL BECOME the BhAgavatOttamALs of KESAVAN. They
have been blessed to obtain the grace of Him; With this GRAND Grant, our
lives have become and grown to a GREAT EXTENT. My Lord is the Black Emerald
SRIMAN NARAYANAN. He, the Chief of NityasUris- He is SO MERCIFUL to us for
me and my relatives;

2.NAARANAN....piraan en MADHAVANE..
..NARAYANAN -the Chief of seven lOkAs; the embodiment of vEdAs; the essence
of vEdAs; the fruit of our bhakti; the Primordial Chief; He, the One who is
always worshipped by NityasUris and others, is the One who broke the tusks
of "kuvalayApeetam" elephant during krishNAvathaaram; That MADHAVAN is my
father.

3.MADHAVAN enRathE...emmaan en GOVINDHANE..
..The moment I uttered MADHAVAN, He entered into my heart; He showered so
much grace and mercy and ensured that "In future no kind of ills and
sorrows shall come near me". His Beautiful Red Lotus Eyes are like the
SWEET nectar. His Divine Body (thirumEni) is like a Big Mountain; He is
Blemishless and is like a "kalkaNdu" (Sugar stone) to me; He is that
GOVINDHAN.

4.GOVINDHAN...empiraan VITTUVE (vishNuvE)..
..The Most Strongest Emperumaan VISHNU has made me the most capable person;
He has enabled me to call Him as "GOVINDHA! GopAlA!" and address His most
auspicious attributes and His strengths; He has granted me with His mercy
and enabled me dance singing His Glories all the time; He has enslaved me
and has DESTROYED all my sins accrued over the ages; All my relatives from
all my previous janmams(births) have been blessed by Him to reach His Lotus
Feet;

5.VITTIlanghu...MADHUSOODHANAN thanakkE..
..MADHUSOODHANAN-the One who has the most lustrous shining face and head,
has got His Feet, Limbs and Eyes like Red Lotus Flowers; His Divine Body is
like a Big Group of Light. His Lustrous Divine Conch is like a shining
moon; His Divine ChakrA is like the Sun.

6.MADHUSOODHANaianRi...THRIVIKRAMANAIYE..  
..I have no other refuge other than MADHUSOODHANAN; and There is no USE
EVEN from others; hence, for ever, I SHALL CONTINUE to pray to Him dancing
and singing His Glories to obtain the opportunity for mOksham; When I was
trying for all other 'WORLDLY" matters (AzhwAr says "izhavu" for
materialistic pursuits - an excellent- most appropriate word- :"andha
izhavukkutthAnE naam naayaa alaiyarOm"), He intervened in between and came
in front of me; To capture me, He took so many Excellent Avataars; With the
GRACE of THRIVIKRAMAN, I was DESTINED to fall into His trap; HOW MERCIFUL
IS HE, MY LORD THRIVIKRAMAN!  (WOW! What a usage and How nicely put by
AzhwAr about the "MaarjAla saraNagathi" here- while it is actually a
COMBINATION and the CROSS BREED OF MAARJAALAM and MATKATAKAM that does the
trick for ALL BHAGAVATHAALS, SISTERS and BROTHERS!- It is correct that
mother knows to feed the kid but the cry only will bring the mother to its
attention to get the milk)

7.THRIVIKRAMAN senthAmaraikkaNN..en VAAMANANE..
..THRIVIKRAMAN-the Red Lotus Eyed Lord measured the World in three
Feet(measures); His Red Coral lipped mouth has got the miky whitish crystal
like TEETH which is most beautiful to look at; (seyya vaai aiyO en sinthai
kavarndhadhuvE); He is the One, who granted me the MIND to keep thinking of
Him, to keep siging about Him and to keep paying obeisances to Him; My
VAAMANAA! I can say that You Are  the Only One who is capable of
Everything.

8.VAMMANAN en maragatha vaNNan...en SIREEDHARANE..
..VAAMANAA! The Colour of Sapphire! The Red Lotus Eyed Lord! the Father of
Cupid! - Like that, I sang and prayed at Your Lotus Feet and became PURE.
You granted me the mind to keep thinking of You for ever and let me het rid
of the Bad Heart (which ran after sensual pleasures!) and of the disease of
Births; MY SIREEDHARAA! HOW CAN I PAY YOU BACK FOR THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO
ME, LORD.

9.SIREEDHRAN seyya...en IRUDEEKESANE..
..My IRUDEEKESAA!( HrishikEshA!) You have encaptured Yourself in me and
stayed there; After having got rid of the sins accrued (and the
consequences arising out of them!), and the Greatest Bliss and Enjoyment of
Your anubhavam has been GROWING DAY BY DAY since then exponentially and You
are ENSURING these things by staying in my heart PERENNIALLY without
LEAVING ME. I shall pray to You, sing about You; call You "SREEDHARAA!,
SENTHAAMARAIKKANNAA! (Red Lotus Eyed Lord!)" and day and night- I shall pay
obeisances to You with TEARS ROLLING DOWN THE CHEEKS and my mouth and lips
UTTERING YOUR NAMES ALWAYS; HEART SIGHING HEAVILY TO SEE YOU WITH MY EYES
PHYSICALLY;

10.IRUDEEKESAN empiraan...PARPANAABHANAIYE(PadmanAbhanaiyE)
..Oh mind! Since you have become wise, do not leave PADMANABHAN and pray to
Him; Even if you get totally confused and come across so many distractions,
DO NOT get carried away; STAND FIRM WITH YOUR WISDOM (AzhwAr is telling his
mind (or us?)!) Always meditate on Him; Always pay obeisance to Him and say
"IRUDEEKESAA! My Lord! The One who destroyed LankA! the Chief of dEvAs!"

11.PADMANAABHAN..enthai DAMODHARANE..
..PADMANABHAN- the One who has got Lotus Flower in His navel- has Got the
GREATEST of GREATEST GLORIES and STRENGTHS; He has enslaved me; HE OFFERED
HIMSELF too to me; He is like the kaRpaka vruksham (kaRpaka tree- in
dEvalOkA- that is capable of everything one wishes!) and is of Blue Hued
Lord and stands at ThiruvEnkadam; He is My father who is also the Chief of
NityasUris- (Akila jagadh swamin- and asmath swamin- Sriranga nAtha and
mama nAthA!) He is DAMODHARAN- the One who has got the marks of the rope
(which was tied to His Body by the MOST LUCKIEST YASODHA for His stealing
butter!- in fact, there is an interesting anecdote that uopn Mahalakshmi's
request, when Lord Sriman Narayana at Sri Vaikuntam helped Himself to get
some fruits from the tree, the "utthriyam"(upper piece of cloth) fell and
exposed His marks of the rope to MahAlakshmi and SHE SAW THE MARKS; Our
"poor" Sriman Narayana had to say all sorts of stories to cover up His
mischiefs and stealing acts (BUT FAILED)- Since then it seems He makes it a
point to wear the Golden waist band (OttiyaaNam) in order not to further
embarassment to Him- How Sweet it would have been to witness the Primordial
Chief- SARVA VALLABHAN - getting Himself tied down by a small simple rope
by the "ARIVONDRUMILLAADHA AAYKKULATTHU" yasOdhA- It appears all dEvAs
including Brahmaa and Sivan assembled at the sky and saw THIS MOST
SOWLABHYA EVENT;What a Lord! What a Lord! What a Lord is OUR SRIMAN
NARAYANAN!)

12.DAMODHARANAI..en AAZHIVANNANAIYE..
..Who can understand my Emperumaan?- the One who created the world and is
the origin of Every being; the One who kept everything in His stomach- He
is DAMODHARAN; Like that Sivan and Brahmaa have been uttering while paying
obeisances to Him; Even they-who are in His body- can not attempt to
comprehend His calibre;

13.vaNNamaa..aNNal thaaL aNaivikkumE..
..the Thirumaal-the Nedumaal-the Chief of NityasUris is the Most Beautiful
Kannan; These 12 pAsurams out of SadagOpar's 1000 pasurams which have been
sung about KaNNan, will enable its singers (or readers) reach HIS LOTUS
FEET WITHOUT FAIL.- NOT TO WORRY.

My Dear Sisters and Brothers, (For those who do not do sandhyavandhanam)
Recite these 12 names everyday morning and before going to bed WITHOUT
FAIL- Om kEsavAya Namah; Om NarayaNAya Namah; Om MadhavAya Namah; Om
GovindhAya Namah; Om VishnavE namah; Om MadhsoodhanAya Namah; Om
TrivikramAya Namah; Om VamanAya Namah;Om SridharAya Namah; Om HrishikeshAya
Namah; Om PadmanAbhAya Namah; Om DAmOdharAya Namah;  and BE BLESSED to
BECOME A SRIVAISHNAVA. Have NO DOUBT AT ALL AS TO IF HE WILL PROTECT US and
HELP US- He will. HE WILL. HE DEFINITELY will. HE HAS DONE IT ALREADY by
getting ourselves connected to this excellent THIRUVAAIMOZHI PASURAMS OF
OUR GREATEST AZHWAR- SHOULD WE NEED ANY OTHER PROOF THAT HE HELPS US!-
C'mon, Should we? 

Please do not mistake my blabberings; They are only reinforcements to ME
FIRST;

NammAzhwAr thiruvadigaLE saraNam

Narayana dAsan madhavakkannan