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abhinava dESika - SrI UttamUr Swamy Divya Charitham- 13

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 00:59:11 PST

SrI:
Sri Padmavathi Sametha Srinivasa Parabrahmane Namaha.
Sri Perundhevi Sametha Devadhiraja Parabrahmane Namaha.
SrimathE Bhagavad Ramanujaya Namaha:
SrimathE Nigamantha Mahadesikaya namaha:
Srimate Rangaramanuja Maha Desikaya Namaha.
Srimate  Abhinava Desika Vatsya Satchakravarti Uttamur SRI
VIRARAGHAVARYA MAHA DESIKAYA NAMAHA

SrImAn venkatanAthAryaH kavitArkika kesarI |
vedAntAcArya-varyome sannidhattAm sadA hRdi ||

Thanian (Invocatory verse on Sri UttamUr swamy written by
Swamy's AchAryan Sri Kozhiyalam Swamy himself)

adbhutam yasya vikrAntam vEda vIthI ViSOdhanE |
aparam nigamAntAryam prapadyE vIrarAghavam ||

Let us continue with the divya charitham of Sri UttamUr Swamy.

[Article in Tamil by SrI PayyampADi VEnkatavaradAchArya SwAmi; English write 
up (based on Tamil) by SrI R.VenkatAchAri (SohattUr- Vankipuram -Oppiliappan 
Sannidhi), a disciple of SrI UtthamUr SwAmi. Appeared in the souvenir 
released during the SatAbhishEkam (80th birth anniversary) of SrI UtthamUr 
swAmi on 10th Feb, 1977]

To continue Our Swami’s career, from Sholapur, after the Visit of
Conquer, he went to Bombay to visit the  Sri Vaishnava Patron, Sri
Dikshitji Goswami of Sri Vallabha Sampradaya, who financed the
publication of Paramartha Prakasika.  There he was taken to
the Upanyasam of Brahmasri Mahamahopadhyaya Anantakrisha Sastriar.
Being an admirer of Our Swami, and for that, he stopped his Upanyasam
in the middle and spoke for 15 minutes, about Our Swami’s genius, and
at the end of his Upanyasam, he even asked Our Swami to speak to the
audience for a few minutes.  Brahmasri Anantakrishna Sastriar is not
new to Our Swami.  On a previous occasion, in Madras, in one of the
Seminars conducted by Sanatana Dharma Sthapana Maha Sabha, which was
attended by scholars from all Sampradayas from all over India
including the Kasi Brahmasri Lakshmana Sastriar, Brahmasri
Anantakrishna Sastriar was presiding.  The subject taken up for
discussion was “A few objections from Paniniya Vyakarana Sutras and
some sentences from Dharma Shastras which needed clarification”.

Many scholars spoke on these subjects but could not convince the learned 
audience of scholars and pundits.  Finally Our Swami spoke in Sanskrit very 
elaborately and answered all the doubts raised by the audience. The audience 
gave a standing ovation and acknowledged Our Swami’s arguments and felt 
fully convinced.  The President then invited Our Swami to speak on the book 
Sankha-Likhita Dharmashastra Grantha which contains the arguments on the 
same subject, even though Our Swami did not go through the book, he guessed 
the contents by a casual glance and once again stood up to talk, this time  
in a more elaborate way on the same points.

The Seminar ended with a happy note and praises for Our Swami’s genius and 
thorough knowledge of all Shastras.  It was no wonder that Brahmasri 
Anantakrishna Sastriar who was the President of that Seminar, spoke so high 
about Our Swami at Bombay.  During this
trip to Bombay, on a request from this Madhwa Sidhanta Scholar, Sri
Gopalachar, Our Swami delivered Upanyasam for one week on Sri Ramanuja 
Sidhanta, the occasion being the Jayanti of Sri Ramanuja.
After coming back to Tirupati, Our Swami was invited by Sriman
Narayana Jeer, from a place near Rajamahendran in Andhra State, to
preside over the Seminar conducted by Sri Vaishnava Maha Sabha.  Our
Swami proceeded there and presided over the Seminar for three days and the 
scholars present praised Our Swami’s knowledge on all the four Shastras.

Coming back to Tirupathi, Our Swami not only spoke in the local Sabhas 
attached to the college but also in other places throughout the country and 
his fame started spreading to the four corners of the country.

In the year 1942, the Sashtiabdapoorti of Sri paramhamsetyadi
Koliyalam Swami was celebrated in Tiruchanur.  In connection with
that, Our Swami scrutinized the manuscripts of his Revered Acharya’s
grantha, “BHEDA SAMRAJYAM” and published the same.  This book is the
essence of all the Upanishads put together.  To accede to the request
of many Sishyas, Our Swami wrote and published a concise commentary
called “Goodaprakasa” on Sri Alavandar’s Siddhitraya, which is a CORE
GRANTHA for our Sampradaya.  The grantha had to be codified into
Poorva Paksha and Siddhanta separately and after supplying portions in the 
original which were left out in earlier publications, the
commentary was written.  As the funds available were very limited, the book 
had to be very concise.  (Later the commentary was again
published about which we will mention at proper time).
AchAryan ThirucadigaLE SaraNam
Regards
Namo Narayana
aDiyEn

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