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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 14:13:06 PST

Background: Sri VenakatanAthan asked an interesting  question
in the MalOlan Net . This might be of interest to 
members of other groups as well :

Question: Are the Dhivya Prabhandha Paasurams of 108 dhivysa desa
EmperumAns on Uthsavars or Moolavars ?  Here is an
attempt to answer that question : 

Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Srimathe Nigamantha Mahadesikaya Nama:

Dear Sri Venakatanathan:

Among the Prabhandhams on the 108 dhivya Desams (DD),
two ( Parama Padham  and ThiruppArkkadal )
CAN have only Moolavar . It is also beyond the perception
by our eyes . They are beyond prakruthi mandalam.

Among the remaining 106 DD , AzhwArs have performed 
MangaLAsAsanam on Uthsavars AND Moolavars in
number of dhivya Desams . For instance at
Oppiliappan Koil , Ponnappan is the name for Uthsavar. 
ThiruviNNagarappan is the name for Moolavar.
Swamy NammAzhwAr has performed MangalAsAsanam for both.
There are in total 5 Murthys at ThiruviNNagar
sung by Swamy NammAzhwAr . The other three are 
Mutthappan , MaNiyappan and Yennappan . Among the three,
one is only in the form of Uthsavar , standing 
next to Uthsavar , Ponnappan. .The other two have both 
Moolavar and Uthsavar at separate sannidhis outside 
the main garbhagraham . Thus there is a mixed MangaLAsAsanam
in the Famous Paasuram on ThiruviNNagar : "YennapanekkAyihuLaai" 
ThiruvAi Mozhi 6.3.9

Some time , the MangaLAsAsanam is for the KshEthram.
In most of SiRiya Thirumadal and Periya Thirmadal ,
the MangaLAsAsanams are for KshEthrams:

(Examples) : kArAr Kudanthai Kadihai Kadanmallai
yErAr pozhil Soozh Idaventhai Neermalai
seerArum MaalirumchOlai ThirumOhUr
pArOr puhazhum vathari Vadamathurai
--Kaliyan SiRiya Thirumadal : 2673( 72-74)
Here MangaLAsAsanam is for 9 Dhivya Desams .

Same situation is met with in PeRiya Thirumadal.

Some times the uthsavar and Moolavar are
saluted as DasAvathAra /Vibhava Moorthys 
like Raama and KrishNA.

Some of the Paasurams are UpadEsams and wont have 
anything to do with the dhivya Desams at all. 

In Thirukkuruhoor , The Uhtsavar and Moolavar's naamams 
are AdhippirAn and Polinthu NinRa PirAn respectively.
Swamy NammAzhwAr performs individaul MangaLAsAasanams 
to each of them .

In Thirukkudanathai , Sawmy NammazhwAr will refer 
to AarAvamudhan as " Kudanthai kidanthAi" . He is
therefore referring to Mooavar only , since the ArchA moorthy
is in standing posture. In a similar vein, Swamy NammAzhwAr
refers to the seated posture of Moorthy at  SrIvaramangai
( SrIvaramangala nahar yERi VeeRRirunthAi Unnai--) .
At KaazhicchIrAma ViNnagaram , the MangaLAsAsanam is 
for Moolavar since He gives sEvai as Thrivikraman
(ThADALan). 

In general , one can relate the MangaLAsAasanam to
Moolavar . At SrIrangam , according to IthIhyam ,
Mooavar is KrishNan and Uthsavar is Raaman . 
One can identify the Paasurams for KrishNan 
and Raaman in Sriranga paasurams as a plesant
exercise. It will be a dhivya anubhavam .
The safest bet for us would be to say that 
all the Paasurams of AzhwArs are For SRIMAN NAARAAYANAN .

V.Sadagopan 



  



>Adiyaen have a doubt. Pls clarify me even if it is 
>very silly.
>
>The Divine "Nalayiru Divya Prabhandha" sung by
>Azhwars is on Moolavar or Uthsavar of the 108
>DivyaDesams?
>
>
>Adiyaen Ramanuja Dasan
>Venkata Nathan 
>



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