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thiru adhyayana uthsavam - At newyork - A Summary (part8)

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Jan 08 2000 - 06:21:04 PST

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

Dear bAgawathAs,

kaRpanai kavithaiyil kaNdu vanthEn
kArvizhiyai kaNgaLAl kANa vanthEn
kuthitthu nirainthana neer veezhcchigaL
kOlatthin niRamE koodum arangamE !

Simple Meaning:
adiyEn was seeing this immeasurable beauty of Sri Arangan so  far
through my imagination, poems, and my own Athma anubavams. It was
now time for adiyEn to see HIS eyes or vizhi that is filled  with
kAruNyam. The eyes are such (full of kAruNyam) as they always are
influenced  by the mediatrix thAyar who is the kAruNya  swaroopi.
Such  eyes  of  Sri namperumAL  is  similar  to those "mEgams" or
"kAr"  or clouds. ("kAr vizhi" has two  meanings; "kA"r as clouds
and "kAr" for "karuNai" or "kAruNyam" or "all merciful").  adiyEn
came to see those kAr vizhigaL in person  on  this auspicious day
of Sri nammAzwAr's ascendance to mOksham. On seeing this blissful
event  there  were many eyes that were acting a like rock earlier
now started to ooze water. Such water  falls  were jumping out of
the eyes as if it was coming between  the  piLavu  or cracks of a
rock situated on top of the mountain. Those water   falls were so
powerful that they were profusely pouring for very long and  were
conveying   the  Athma  sambandham  with Sri namperumAL  and  sri
nammAzwAr. The "sillippu" or the chillness  of  that  water falls
spread through the entire mEni and the "silirppu" or "mild tremor
that runs all around one's body due to  this  chillness" . Due to
such anubavam even "Athman" was shaken. The kOlam of SrinammAzwAr
with Sri namperumAL was one of the  best  every seen. Earlier  it
was Sri namperumAL who carried the influence of thAyAr in HIS kAr
vizhi. Now it is Sri  nammAzwAr whose  entire  thiru  uruvam  was
glittering gold as he happens to be at the holy of feet of Srinam
perumAL and doing vishEsha ArAdhanam. The "polivu" in the face of
Sri nammAzwAr was so wonderful when  he joined with Sri Arangan.
meanings end....

Event Continued...
When we were all ready Sri bAlAji bhattar gave us a scintillating
speech that touched even those who cannot follow tamil very well.
He simply narrated the ascendance of Sri nammAzwAr to mOksham and
the significance,  speciality of this event. It will take several
posts if that speech is  to  be  written  here.  Even  if  adiyEn
attempts it may  not  match  the original ex-tempore  and  flavor
at the time   of  delivery. Sri balaji bhattar didnot prepare for
two months or  so. Neither he  had the "cards" in  his  hands  to
deliver  this  speech.  He  didnot fake his original knowledge or
anubavam merely. His expressions were simply outstanding. The air
was very thin. There was a suspence as if  something big is going
to happen.

It  is a tradition to carry Sri nammAzwAr in bare hands. But  the
newly arrived divya mangala vigrahams may be more than 300 lbs to
carry.  We  mounted  Sri  nammAzwAr on the pallakku. The straight
path  between  Sri nammAzwAr and Sri namperumAL was  coverd  with
4 new "patthARu" or vEshti angavsatharam of each length 16  feet.
The  total  distance  was around  75 feet. Two young Srivaishnava
boys were asked to carry the sAmaram.  Sri  Jagan   and   another
Sriviashnava in rotation carried the dhoopam on each   side. Then
the signal was given to  start  the gOshti. ie., "aruLappAdu" was
issued to the gOshti to begin the soozh visumbum. The gOshti took
its position  on  both  side of Sri nammAzwAr next to the sAmaram
and dhoopam. More than 40 lions roared this time "soozh visumbum".
As  each  and every  line  was  rendererd in the highest possible
kOsham.

will continue......

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