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thiru adhyayana uthsavam - At newyork - A Summary (part10)

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jan 09 2000 - 05:03:47 PST

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

Dear bAgawathAs,

Since  many non tamil speaking persons also knew  "kaNNinun siRu
tthAmbu" byheart, the gOshti was even more  blasting  this time.
SrinammAzwAr went around Sri namperumAL twice,  as  the  first 5
pasurams were chanted  in  the loudest possible  gOshti ever. On
the third time the circuit  was not completed but Sri nammAzhwAr
was turned and made  to face  Sri namperumAL  and  was  standing
straight opposite to Sri namperumAL.

The gOshti was  pouring   in  emotion. This  time  everyone  was
getting back  Sri  nammAzwAr from SrivaikuNdam for lOkak skhEmam.
The happiness on the face of  those  who  all cried  was clearly
visible. The words in any langauge cannot express this anubavam.
Now Sri nammAzwAr was taken in the reverse keeping him always in
the  darshan  of  Sri  namperumAL  face  to face and was walking
backwards in the silver path laid out earlier. Whatever perumAL's
thiru uLLam is the thiru uLLam of all SrivaikuNda vAsis. Sri nam
mAzwAr's thiru uLLam  also coincided with  perumAL's  Angyai  of
"thanthOm, thanthOm,  thanthOm".  However,  in  the  enaction it
appeared that as if Sri nammAzhwar  had  no  "manasu"  or  heart
to  come   away   from perumAL & the few muktha  jivAs of gOshti
are dragging  him from perumAL for the benefit of mankind.   Now
it looked was as if the tears of "pirivu" was flowing  from  Sri
nammAzhwAr himself due to the separation from Lord.

Once the kaNNinun siRuthAmbu ended  Sri  nammAzhwAr also was  at
the spot where he began when soozh visumbum was started. Now Sri
bAlaji bhattar did tie the parivattam for Sri nammAzhwAr and all
achAryAs. The bAgawatha utthamAs  were  still  assembled in both
sides  of  the silver path. Sri Venkat now took Sri namperumAL's
sadaAri and was WALKING in the holy silver path all the way from
Srivaikundam. On both of his sides two muktha bAgawathAs carried
perumAL's mAlai and theerttham. The perumAL  sadAri was now duly
received by Sri balaji bhattar  at  the  other end of  the  holy
silver path.  The  sadari  was adorned for Sri nammAzhwAr. It is
also aitheekam  that Lord made Sri nammAzwAr's own words to come
to effect. ie Sri nammAzhwAr delivered on  Sri Oppiliappan  that
he is himself the sadari or "thAL iNaiyan". ie the sadAri of Sri
parama patha nAthAn came to boolOgam  for the benefit of all man
kind in the  form  of  Sri nammAzhwAr. After this the sARRumuRai
was performed.  As  per  the  official  head  count   there were 
approximately 450  bAgawathAs  assembled for this event.

will continue .....

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

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