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Bogi pandikai: Sittham SiRu kAlE--: Part 2

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Jan 13 1999 - 19:00:36 PST

Dear BhakthAs :On this auspicious day , when ANDAL's
ThirukkalyANam is being celebrated , I will continiue
with my salutations to the AchArya Saarvabhouman , 
Sri InjimEttu Azhagiya Singar (1879-1953 A.D.),
who adorned the Ahobila matam peetam as the 42nd Jeeyar 
in that line of succession .

We will start with his Taniyan followed by a sumamry 
of facts realted to his life and works .

Sri InjimEttu Azhagiya Singar's sacred Taniyan 
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SrI RangEsa yathIndhunA karuNayAasou syAdhithi prEkshitham
khyAtha: SrINarasimhakArijamunID paadhAmbhujEndhindhiram
dhAnthi KshAnthi dayAdhibhi: ubha guNai: bhAntham bhudhAgrEsaram
Srimadh RangasaDAri yOgi nrupathim srEyOnidhim samsrayE 

The grandson of InjimeDu Azhagiya Singhar in a scholarly article 
describes at length the profound meanings behind each of the words 
of this Taniyan about his revered grandfather . This grandson
is none other than the Sri BhAshya SimhAsanAdhipathi 
and the current Editor of Nrusimha PriyA , Sri Purisai
U.Ve. VidhvAn NadADUr KrisNamAchArya Swamy. For the benefit 
of those , who might not have access to this article ,
I will summarize the deep meanings and connections 
behind these words enshrined in the taniyan .

FIRST PAADHAM OF THE TANIYAN
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The first line refers to an incident in the life of 
H.H. The 42nd Jeeyar , when he was a small boy of 
8 years .The year was 1887 A.D. He was blessed with 
Pancha SamskAram by the then KalatthUr Azhagiya Singar 
( Sri Ranganatha YathIndhra MahA Desikan/H.H The 35th Jeeyar). 
The young boy was so effulgent with divya tEjas 
and was  so good at Sanskrit pronunciation 
that the initiating AchAryA was overwhelmed by 
the potential for the child to blossom in to 
a great AchAryan in his own right later
and hence blessed the child with the benediction 
" SthaapakasyAth " . KaLathUr Azhagiya Singhar 
meant that this child will later become a great
defender of our Sri SampradhAyam and grow it further .
One year later , KaLatthUr Azhagiya Singhar
ascended to Sri VaikunTam .His blessings came true and 
FOURTY TWO YERS LATER , this precocious child 
became THE FOURTY SECOND JEEYAR OF AHOBILA MATAM
AND OCCUPIED THE THRONE FOR 23 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS .
He in turn reached Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhan's divya 
CharaNAravindhams on March 1 , 1953 at the age of 
seventy four . 

This incident of  a child being recognized by 
the elderly AchAryan is very similar to the one , 
where another  great AchAryA , NadADur AmmAL recognized 
in 1273 A.D , the tEjas and intellectual power of 
the five year old child , Sri VenkatanAthan accompanying 
his uncle AppuLLAr and blessed him to become a great
AchAryan at Kaanchi VaradarAjan"s temple.That child
went on to become the illustrious Swami Sri Desikan .

The words of the first line of the above Taniyan
break up this way : SrI RangEsa Yathi IndhunA 
karuNayA asou syAth ithi prEkshitham (samsrayE ):
I seek refuge at the feet of the One , who 
was blessed by the most merciful Sri RanganAtha
YathIndhra MahA Desikan to become the great 
sampradhAyaka pravarthakar of our siddhAntham .

THE SECOND PAADHAM OF THE TANIYAN
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The second line refers to the anugrahms of 
H.H. The 41st Jeeyr of Ahobila matam, 
Sri LakshmI Nrusimha SatakOpa YathIndhra 
MahA Desikan , who is known as Kaaraikkuricchi
Chinna Azhagiya Singar . The anvaya Kramam here is :
KhyAth SrI NarasimhakArijamuneeD pAdhAmbhujEndhindhiram
(samsrayE ): I seek refuge at the sacred feet 
of the One , who was like a bee that circled the 
lotus feet of Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha SatakOpa
YathIndhrar .

The KhyAthi of the 41st Jeeyar arose from his 
Bhakthi for his AchAryan , Sri Atthipattu
Azhagiya Singhar ( H.H. The 34th Jeeyar of
Ahobila Matam ) and from his skills in
performing Sri BhAshyam KaalakshEpam .That is why 
the taniyan's second line qualifies the 
41st Jeeyar as " KhyAth SrI LakshmI
NarasimhakArijamunID ". This famous 41st 
Jeeyar initated Sri INjimEttu Swamy 
in to SanyAsAsramam and Sri InjimEttu
Jeeyar's reverence for his AchAryA
is compared to the attachment of a bee 
that circles the Lotus flower for its 
makarantham (nourishing pollen ).

THE THIRD PAADHAM OF THE TANIYAN
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The third line of the taniyan of the InjimEttu Jeeyar 
respectfully salutes the Auspicuous attributes of 
this mahAn and his sharp intellect this way :

" DhAnthi KshAnthi dayAdibhi: 
Subha GuNai: BhrAntham BhudhAgrEsaram "

DhAnti: refers to Indhriya nigraham or control
over the senses ; kshAnthi: refers to his great
patience and forbearance even under provocation ;
dayA refers to his infinite compassion for his 
sishyAs . These are some of his subha guNams .
He shone with all these subha GuNams. In addition ,
he is being saluted for his sharp intellect and 
skills in tarkam with the nAmam , "BudhAgrEsarar"
( one who stands in the front line of intellectuals ).

THE FINAL PAADHAM OF THE TANIYAN
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The last line of the taniyan says :

" Sreemadh Ranga SaDAri yOgi Nrupathim 
srEyOnidhim samsrayE " ( I seek refuge 
at the lotus feet of Sri RanganAtha 
SatakOpa Muni , who is the king of yOgis
and who is a treasure house of SrEyas).

Sri Azhagiya Singhar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan