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Thiru Adhyayana Uthsavam : Part XXI: Arayar Sevai Paasurams used at SriRangam duirng the Thiru Adhyayana Uthsavam.

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 06:31:34 PST


SrI RanganAtha ParabrahmaNE Nama:

Dear BhakthAs: This would be one of the penultimate
posting  on the recently concluded Thiruadhyayana Uthsavam 
at the Sri RanganAthA Temple at Pomona , NY. With one more 
posting, adiyEn will wrap up the series .

Prior to starting on the main topic ,I would like to make 
a correction on the number of sEvArthis , who attended 
the services at the Temple on Sri Vaikunta EkAdasi day.
The number of 1,000 mentioned was for the New Year day 
and not for the Sri Vaikunta EkAdasi day for which
the figures are not available.Quite a few arrived 
all day long.

Srirangam Arayar Sevai:

at the outset , adiyEn requests experts on
Arayar Sevai at Srirangam like Sri T.S.Sundararajan
Swamy to correct any mistakes in my narrative. 

The purpose of this note is like a reminder for 
next year's Uthsavam and the expansion of Arayar 
Sevai to include items that are used by the Arayar's
at Srirangam , since the Pomona Temple follows 
the Srirangam Tradition in its worship details.
This Mutthamizh KoNDAttam is unique to Thiru Adhyayana
Uthsavam every where including the Pomona Temple
for Lord RanganAthan.

ThiruAdhyayana Uthsavam: Pahal Patthu
The Paasurams chosen by Arayar for the sEvai
during the day time (Pahal Patthu) are 26 in number
at Srirangam . The dance dramas of Kamsa Vathai,
Vaamanan kathai, amrutha MaTanam and IrAvaNa 
vadham enacted on the 4th, 7th, 8th and 10th day
of Pahal patthu is not covered here :

1. PeriyAzhwAr's ThiruppallANDu:
" adiyOmOdum ninnOdum PirivinRi aayiram PallANDU",
the second paasuram of ThiruppallANDu Prabhandham.

2.PeriyAzhwAr's Periya Thirumozhi: 3.1 ,
" TannErAyiram PiLLaihaLOdu TaLar Nadai ittu varvAN"
Here , YasOdhA recognizes the Parathvam of Baala KrishNan,
her infant baby and states that she is afraid to 
breast feed Him .

3. " SenniyOngu TaNN ThiruvEngadamudayAi" PeriyAzhwAr: 5.4.1
Here , PeriyAzhwAr joyously declares that he is blissful
because of the fact that the Lord has blessed him through 
the entry into his HrudhayAkAsam and taking residence there.
This is the valedictory address of PeriyAzhwAr to the Lord.
The meanings of these paasurams are archived in the Dec 14,1997
issue of Bhakthi List.

4. Periya Thirumozhi: 2.10.1: "AaRRIrunthu ViLayAduvONkaLai"
Here , the anubhavam of the neighbors complaining to YasOdhA
about the injustices done to them by Baala KrishNan .

5. " Maargahazhi ThingaL " : First Paasuram of ThiruppAvai alone.

6. " KaNNan yennum Karum Dheivam" NaacchiyAr Thirumozhi: 13.1
Here , ANDAL appeals to Her friends to fan & comfort Her with
by waving the cloth used by Her Lord as She experiences 
viraha Taapam.

7. PerumAL Thirumozhi: "UnEru Selvam" of KulasEkharar:
Here, KulasEkharar addresses ThiruvEngadamudayAn and 
informs Him that he wishes to be in the form of any
object proximate to the Lord at His seven hills.
" KonEri Vaazhum KuruhAi piRappEnE" .

8. PerumAL Thirumozhi: " IruLiriya SudarmanikaL imaikkum neRRI":
PerumAL Thirumozhi: 1.1.1. Here , AzhwAr lovingly salutes
the Lord resting on AdhisEshan at Thiruvarangam and yearns
for the day when His eyes will feat on His sevai.

9. ThoNdaradippodi AzhwAr: The First Paasuram of ThirumALai:
" KaavaliR Pulanai vaitthuk kalitanai kadakka paaynthu".
Here ThoNdaradippodi struts with immense pride about
the power of comprehending the Lord's ThirunAmam 
and overcoming the ills of Kali dhOshams and attainig 

10." KaNNinuNN SirutthAmpu" of Madhura Kavi AzhwAr.
The celebration of AchArya Bhakthi over every thing else 
is the topic of the Arayar Sevai here.

11. Thirumangai: "VaadinEn Vaadi ": Periya Thirumozhi(PTM): 1.1.1
The joyous declaration of Thirumangai on the discovery 
of the redemptive power of NaarAyaNa Naamam : " OdinEn Odi 
UyvathOr poruLAluNarvenum Perum Patham therinthu , 
Please refer to Sri MadhavakkaNNan's facile translations on
Periya Thirumozhi in the Bhakthi archives on this and 
other paasurams of Thirumangai.

12. Thirumangai PTM : 5.7.1: " PaNdai Naann MaRayum--"
Thirumangai declares here that the all pervasviness of 
Lord RanganAthan as per VishNu nAmam( " --aNDamum thAnAi ninRa 
EmperumAn Arangamaa nahar amarnthAnE "). 

13. Thirumangai Mannan's Paasuram on ThirukkaNNapuram:
PTM: 8.2.1:" TeLLiyeer Devarkkum Devar ThiruttakkatthIr".
This is about the anubhavam of ParakAla Naayaki.

14. ThirukkuRunkudi Paasuram: PTM: 9.6.1:
" akkumpuliyanataLUmudayAr avaroruvar".

15. ThirumAlirumchOlai Paasuram : PTM: 9.8.1:
Thirumangai's request to his mind to worship
the Lord of ThirumAlirumchOlai: " munthuRavuraikkEn
viraikkuzhal madavAr kalaviyai vidutadumARal".

16-26: Eleven Paasurams of ThirunedumthANDakam
starting from "MinnuruvAi munnuruvil vEda NaankAi" 
to Pattudukkumayartthirengum paavai pENAL ".
There are  exquisite and moving meanings of the ThirunedumthANDaka
Saasthram used by Swamy ParAsara Bhattar to win the MelkOte advaithin
in a debate and to transform him into a great Sri VaishNavite
AchArya by the ThirunAmam of Nam Jeeyar. 

adiyEn will cover the Pasurams used by Arayars
for the Iraa Patthu Uthsavam in the next posting.

AzhwAr, AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari Sadagopan 

Sri RanganAtha ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SaThakOpan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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