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AakAsa Nagareesa Prapatthi :

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Feb 24 1998 - 20:08:47 PST

Dear BhakthAs of Sri Vaikunta Nathan(ThiruviNNagarappan):

Now that Sri Bhumi Devi's MaaNiccka Kondai,
Maragatha KiLi and Golden Jatakothsu Kaimkaryam
has been completed , it is an appropriate time 
to offer prapatthi to ThiruviNNagarappan . 
There are eleven moving Prapatthi slOkams
that are recited before Oppiliappan by
His BhakthAs . I will take this opportunity to
summarize their meaning in this series of postings .

Let us seek now His blessings to complete the last
of the planned kaimkaryams (viz) ., the samarpaNam
of Mutthangis for the uthsava mUrthys ( Ponnappan
and BhUmi dEvi ) on Kaisika Ekaadasi of 1998 .
We need a total of 50,000 Rupees ( $1,400 ) 
to complete this Kaimkaryam . The contribution 
of $35 by 40 BhakthAs would help to complete 
this last of the present series of Kaimkaryam 
to the SaraNya Sampathis , who received and granted
Prapatthi to NammAzhwAr .I pledge 10 % of the needed
funds ( $140 ) . That would leave $ 1,260 ,
which could be raised from $35 contributions each by 
36 BhakthAs .    

We have completed the taping of two tapes 
realting to the Mahimai of Sri Oppiliappan . 
One of them is a summary of AzhwAr's anubhavams
in Tamil . The second tape is a musical tribute
to Sri Bhumi Devi samEtha Sri Oppiliappan .
These two tapes will be presented to 
the contributors to this kaimkaryam .
Sri sampath rengarajan has kindly offered 
to help with the duplication and 
distribution of these two tapes . 
The individual items in the second tape are :

1. The GhantA Naadham (the peeling of the Big Bell)
   of Thiruppathi temple ( Swami Desikan is revered as
   the ghantAvathAram ) .

2. Naathasvaram piece: Bowlai Raagam

3. Gottu Vadhyam : Nava Raaga VarNam
   of PattaNam SubramaNya Iyer 

4. Nyaasa Dasakam rendering by Srimathi
   SanthAnam Jayalakshmi 

5. One Paasuram of Thirumangai by 
   VidvAmsini Srimathi Vedavalli 

6. TWELVE Krithis on Oppiliappan by Vidvamsani
   Padma Veeraraghavan -- Neethimathi 
   Raagam , 60th MeLa KarthA

7. ShaNmukha PriyA , 56th MeLa Raagam 

8. VakuLabharaNam , 14th MeLa Raagam 

9. AbhOgi Krithi

10. Navaneetham , 40th MeLa Raagam

11. Raaga Maalikai 

12. ChArukEsi , 26th MeLa Raagam

13. Ranjani Krithi

14. Mohana Raaga Krithi

15. Desika MangaLam by VidvAmsini 
    Jayalakshmi SanthAnam 

16. SaavEri Krithi

17. Svara SammELanam Krithi ( Bhajan )

18. Hemavathi , 58th MeLa Raaga Krithi 

THE FIRST SLOKAM OF AKAASA NAGAREESA PRAPATTHI
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SANKALPA KALPA LATHIKAAM AVADHIM KSHAMAAYAA:
  AAKAASA PURYAADHIPATHE: MAHISHEEM DAYAARDHRAAM I
VISVASYA MAATHARAM AKINCHANA KHAAMADHENUM
  VISVAMBHARAAM ASARANA: SARANAM PRAPADHYE II

(MEANING):AdiyEn without any other source of 
support offer my prapatthi to the Pattamahishi of
ThiruviNNagarappan , Sri Bhumi Devi .She is 
the kalpaka creeper , who blesses the adiyArs 
with all the boons that they seek . She is the 
boundary of forbearance . She is the Mother of
the Universe . She is the divine KhaamadhEnu ,
who enriches all of her adiyaars with immeasuarable 
wealth . AdiyEn without any other means of protection 
surrender unto Her lotus feet .

THE SECOND SLOKAM OF AAKAASA NAGAREESA PRAPATTHI
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SRIMAN MRIKANDUJA MAHARSHI TAPOVIBHOGOU 
  BHOOMYAABHINANDHIDHA MAHAAMRIDHIMA SVABHAAVOU I
AAVISHTA DHUSHTA SAKATA PRAKATOGRABHAAVOU 
  BHUVALLABHASYA CHARANOU SARANAM PRAPADHYE II

(MEANING ) : I surrender unto the sacred feet 
of ThiruviNNagarappan , who took the beautiful 
form befitting that of the bridegroom of Bhumi 
dEvi in response to the austere penance of 
MaargandEya Maharishi . I offer my prapatthi 
to The Lord who once showed his ferocious anger
at SakatAsuran (and kicked him out of existence ) . 

Sri Bhumi Devi Sametha Sri Oppiliappan"s 
ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,

Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari Sadagopan