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thiru adhyayana uthsavam - at Newyork, A summary (part3)

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 18:43:15 PST

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE charaNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri Rangarajan thiruvadikaLE charaNam

Dear bAgawathAs,

After the sri vaikuNda ekAdasi day celebrations, the next 4   days
passed on with the  gOshti chanting periya thiru mozhi both in the
morning and the  evening.  Several  people  were  arriving  in Sri
Venkat's house day by day from outstations. Some of them are,  Sri
Anbil came on 21st,  and  Sri KP parthasarathy  and Sri Dileepan's
family came on 22nd. Sri kannabiran joined us from Boston as well.

       It was on 22nd december 1999, that adiyEn *felt* during the
morning session that someone was sitting and chanting the pasurams
along with us in the holy seat where  Sri  Venkat used to sit with
AchAryA thiruvadi on his  head  and  do  japam.  Initially  adiyEn
thought  it was Sri Venkat and so adiyEn was focussing on pAsurams
and not looking there. When  the  session was over and when adiyEn
looked there adiyEn saw no one, adiyEn later realised that  it was
not Sri Venkat as Sri Venkat was busy during that session on temple
matters and never was there!. Later adiyEn recalled those clothing
on  that person and the color of the clothings was  all found only
with Sri Ranganatha and none else ! adiyEn whispered this anubavam
to a select few. It is ardent Srivaishnava's belief that perumAL's
divya mangaLa vigraham gets its sAnnitthiyam only  when  HE  hears
4000 pasurams no matter when the  prAna prathistA  is  done.  That
was one of the reason som of us from Sri Ahobila muth wanted to do
this uthsavam for our pomona perumal for the first time this year.

This is unique for Sri namperumAL only for making  these   special
gestures. My heart and soul  was  overwhelmed   with  this  unique
anubavam. adiyEn had a  similar soppana aunbavam with the  chicago
Lord  last  year  when  adiyEn participated  in the gOshti. adiyEn
had a "pullarikkum" and  "mayir   koocccheriyum"  feeling whenever
adiyEn rememberd that seat in pomona temple and the PERSON sitting
there. It  is  a tradition  that  both  in sARRu muRai and as well
as in gOshti the  first word will never  be chanted. The belief is
such that  perumAL HIMself  does it and  begins it.  ie., in tamil
"perumALE edutthu tharuvathAga aitheegam".  ie..  We  start  "siRu
kALE"   and  not  "siRRam siRu kALE".  But  it is  unique only for
Sri namperumAL to join the gOshti HIMself to show HIS sAnnitthiyam.

The  goshti was paused in 2 places where thirumangai delivers that
he received the perumALs' thiruvadi. On the 23rd evening the peria
thiru mozhi  was completed and as well the two thAndagams. We were
all set for the mOksha uthsavam through thiru vAy mozhi from 24th
onwards.

will continue .....

Srimadh Azhagiya Singar thiruvadikaLE charaNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri Rangarajan thiruvadikaLE charaNam
thiru kudanthai Rengarajan

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