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ThiruppallANDu Uthsavam at Sri VilliputthUr

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 16:53:38 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

It is delightful to read the ThirppallANDu
Uthsavam at Sri VilliputthUr as described by 
Sri Venakt Iyengar .

Sri T.A.Varadhan of Colorado has sent us an
excellent summary of the origin of ThiruppallANDu,
the Taniyans for this important prabhandham that we
recite every day and the meanings of individual 
paasurams of ThiruppallANDu . I have joined Sri Varahdan's
excellent write up as an attached file for your
enjoyment during this time of celebration of
the ThiruppallANDu uthsavam .I will send the 
 posting of Sri Varadhan separately since 
it is too large as an attached file .

I will conclude this introductory note 
with a visEsha dwAdasa naamAvaLi for PeriyAzhwAr 
in correspondence with His twelve paasurams 
of ThiruppallAndU :

DhwAdasa Vandhanam
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1. Sri RanganAthasya SaakshAth svasurAya tasmai nama:

2. Dhvija Kula tilakAya tasmai nama:

3. Sri VishNu chitthAya tasmai nama:

4. GodhAchAryAya tasami nama:

5. Sriman NaarAyaNa Parathva nirNayithAya tasmai nama:

6. MangaLa Svaathi NakshathrE udithAya tasami nama: 

7. VaDapathrasaayina: ThuLasi Kaimkarya VaibhavAya nama:

8. Sarva-Saasthra SaarArtha nipuNAya tasmai nama: 

9. SrIdhanvI nakara nAthAya tasmai nama:

10.VaDa mahAdhAma SwAmi charANAmbhuja Raaja HamsAya tasami nama:

11.SriranganAtha mukAbja mithrAya tasmai nama:

12.akhila bhuvana sundara , gOpa VeshaavathAra 
   NaarayaNasya parama bhakthAya tasmai nama:

Meanings of the above Twelve NamaskArams for Bhatta Naathar
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1. adiyEn's Salutations to the actual father-in-Law of
   Lord RanaganAthA !

2. adiyEn'ssalutations to the Tilkam ( beauty mark )on 
   the forehead of the sacred kulam of BrahmaNAs !

3. adiyEn's salutations to the great One , who treasured
   VishNu in his mind always !

4. adiyEn's salutations to the AchAryan of GodhA PirAtti !

5. adiyEn's salutations to the great AzhwAr , who established
   clearly that Sriman NaarAyaNan is the Supreme God !

6. adiyEn's salutations to him, who was born under the auspicious
   constellation of SvAthi !

7. adiyEn's slautations to him , who had the cherished privelege
   of performing ThuLasi MaalA kaimkaryam to VaDapathra Saayee !

8. adiyEn's salutations to him , who is the expert of the essence
   of all SaasthrArthAms !

9. adiyEn's salutations to him , the Master of Sri VillipputthUr !

10.adiyEn's salutations to him , who is the king Swan at the lotus 
   feet of VaDapathra Saayee !

11.adiyEn's salutations to him , is the Sun for the Lotus (Face)
   of Sri RanganAthA !

12. adiyEn's salutations to him , the highest devotee of Sriman 
    NaarAyaNA  taking  the most bewitching form in all 
    the worlds as the dear son of Nandha GopAlan !  

Sri BhattanAthO Jayathi,
AdiyEn Oppili-appan Koil Sadagopan