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Embaar Thirunakshathram - Thai Punarvasu

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 02:25:42 PST

Sri:

Dearest BhAgawathAs,

Today is Embaar Thirunakshathram, Thai maasam, Punarvasu nakshathram.
He was a cousin of Sri Ramanujar. He was a saivite first (enforced on him by 
Yadavaprakasar during their trip to North India), and was leter changed by 
Thirumalai Nambhi (as appealed by Sri ramanujar to bring him back to 
Srivaishnavam), quoting NammAzhwAr's pAsuram.

Embaar was first very much attached to Thirumalai Nambhi (also his uncle) 
who brought him back on the "right" track i.e. Srivaishnavam, and later 
became glued to YathirAjar, when he was asked by Ramanujar from Thirumalai 
Nambhi.

Embaar's description of Ramanujar's Divinely Beautiful ThirumEni is 
excellent.

parppOm enatthigazh pai~nkazhal unRan pallavamE viralum/ paavanamAgiya 
painthuvaraadai pathintha marunkazhagum/ muppuri noolodu munkail yEndhiya 
mukkOlthan azhagum/ munnavar tandhidum mozhikaL niRaindhidu muruval 
nilAvazhahum/ kaRpagamE vizhi karunai pozhindhidum kamalkkaNN azhagum/ 
kaarisuthan kazhalsoodiya mudiyum kana naRRsihai mudiyum/ yeppozhudhum 
ethiraaJan vadivazhaghu yen idhayatthuL uLLathaal/ illai enakku edhir; illai 
enakku edhir; illai enakku edhirE!"

Embar's enjoyment of seeing Sri Ramanujacharya's lotus  feet , tender 
fingers reminding one of the creepers, sacred safforn robe, most auspicious 
pooNool, thridandam , His enchanting smile laden with dayA , large dark eyes 
reminiscent of wish yielding kaRpaka maram (tree), the kudumi (sikhA) formed 
by abundant tresses is simply beautiful .  EmbAr declares that  there is no 
one equal to him; since YathirAjan's Divine Beauty lingers in his heart.

Illai enakkedhir; illai enakkedhir - declares Embaar.

Illai namakkedhir, with such great AchAryAs like Embaar in our sampradayam.

He is the AchArya of the greatest Sri Parasara Bhattar. (son of 
KooratthAzhwAn). When Ramanujacharya asked Embaar to bring the baby  
Parasarar (son of KooratthAzhwAn) for naming the baby, Embar brought the 
baby and by way of protection, he was muttering Dvaya Mantram. in the sisu's 
ears. When Ramanuja enquired as to how the baby showed off an unusual 
brilliance and the baby smelt Dwaya vaadai, Embar narrated what he did on 
the way. Since he had done this, Ramanuja asked Embar to be the AchArya for 
the baby. Rest is History on Paraasara Bhattar's glory.

Embaar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Ramanujar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Regards

Narayana Narayana
adiyEn


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