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ThirukkalyANa Utsavam

From: L. Vijayaraman (vijay_at_logos.cy.net)
Date: Sat Jan 16 1999 - 03:12:15 PST

Srimathe Lakshmi Nrusimha Parabhrahmane Namaha
Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha
Srimathe Nigamantha MahaDesikaya Namaha
Srimathe SrivaN Sadagopa Sri Vedanta Desika Yatindra MahaDesikaya Namaha
Srimathe SrivaN Sadagopa Sri Narayana Yatindra MahaDesikaya Namaha
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Sriman Narayana,

Dear Bhagavadottamas,

Sriman U.Ve. Sadagopan swamy had asked adiyen to share this writings with
the members of this forum. Today this Tirukkalyana utsavam of the divine
couple is being celebrated in Sri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater.
Incidently, today is also being adiyen's birth day (as per english calendar
though) and adiyen thought it would be a great pleasure if adiyen could not
only share the shloka which is referred by him (appearing at the end of this
message) but view divya dampati in mind in their thirukkalyAna kOlam as it
used to be in Bombay Dombivli Balaji Mandir.

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Lord Venkateswara with jaganmatA Padmavathi would be in the mahA mandapam
but behind the screen and eagely awaiting when the archakar would release
the screen to give the darshanam to the bhaktas. The other side of the
screen, hundreds of devotees would also be eager and wait for the first
glimpse of the rays that eminates from the akilAnda kOdi brahmAnda nayakan,
Sriman Narayanan, parama dayAlu Srinivisan with his consort mayA jagan
moginIm, sriyam dEvIm, asman mAtaram, Padmavati.

The archakar releases the screen with the karpUra hArati and the AzhvAr
AchArya gOshti reciting "Tad vishnO: paramam padagum sadA pasyanti sUraya:"
and this moment itself we would have had the janma sApalyam. Then the
archakar gets the anugraham for the Azhvar AchArya SriVaishnava gOshti to
perform the tirukkalyAnam.
	"Asya dEvadEvasya bhagavatO vAsudEvasya AkilAnda kOti brahmAnda nAyakasya
Sri Srinivasa swamina: asyA: sriya: padmavatI mahalakshmya: rAja
rAstrAbivridyartam vaivahika mahOtsava karma kartum yOgyata siddim
anugrahana"
	adiyen turn around to look ... is any one saying "tadAastu"? No, nobody.
why? May be they thought they are not elders. Looked right side to emperumAn
and yes, he says and mAta saying "astu" for their own tirukkalyAnam... to
bless us in that kOlam. Then he requests the lord and divine mother again.

Then the archakar comes to perform vAsudEva punyaha vAchanam to purify (the
mantras are different from our punyaha vachanam. it would be for the benefit
entire society like ....  bhavatbhi: anug~natha: vAsudeva: punyaham
vAchayisye....... EtEsham, brahmanAnam, srIVaishnavAnam, gavAm gananAmscha,
rAshtramcha, kulamcha, dharmamcha, aharahara abhi vardhatAm. Etat
drithyartE) .... and it goes on. we wait patiently swallowing those mantras.
Then he purifies everything from the pious water and starts the pratisara
sUtra (the thread that we tie in our wrist as rakshA, our lord does not need
that but for our sake) AvAhanam with Sri Suktam and aparAjita mantram (one
should never miss the excelent mantra... which is little bigger than the
usual mantras... starting with asya sri aparajita mahamantrasya pradyumna
rishi: aditI chanda: viswarUpi nArayanO dEvata..... bhagavat pratisarabhi
mantranArtE japE viniyoga:... vAsudEva sankarshana pradyumna aniruddha .....
and all the dasavataram then ..... ending with .... sanka chakra gadadhara,
sarva bhUta namaskruta, sarva nAha pramardana, sarva asura utsAdana ........
sarva dhukka prasamana, sarva jvara vinAsana, sarva dusswapna nAsana, sarva
abhIsta pradayaka sri janArdana namOstu tE). Then finishes the pAlikA
upAdhanam with Oshadi sUktam (yA jAta Oshadi)

Then the usual stuff of Unjal (adiyen here someone from gOshti with
melodious voice singing "pAlalE kAl almbi pattadai uduttu), shodasa
upachAram and he ties the pratisara sUtram on the lord's and mother's wrists
with the Rig vEda vAkyam.

Then we see the archaka entering the yAga sala getting permissions from
dwara palas chanDan & prachanDa and reciting garuda mantram. The agni is
taken from the pakasala (madapalli. As per the kArigai, it could also be
taken from a house where the agni hOtram is performed daily). He says "agne:
jata dOsha shantyartE tilAn AgAra sammisran shOdasa AhutIn hOshyami" to
rectify any mistake that would have arised when agni was brought. Then he
starts to build the adhara sakti pIdam etc. for the lord's avAhanam ain the
agni. Then argya padya upacharan with ghee is performed to the lord in the
agni.

Now, the pravaram and pAnigrahanam. Archakar recites
	kshirOda madanE yaasE pala rUpE madhudwisha:
	nama: chandra sahOdaryai namastE amruta yOnayE
	sarva lakshana sampannam sarva Abhrana bhUshitam
	mahA lakshmIm imAm kanyAm tubhyam dAsyami vishnavE
	gruhAna jagatAm yoga kshEmaya purushOttama
and makes the connection from Lord's hand to his consort's through darbham.

Then the yagam of purusha/sree suktam with every 4 sentence the ghee is
placed in the agni. Then the archakar performs all the karmas starting from
"agne: jAtakarma, nAmakarana, anna prAsana, chaula, upanayana, prAjapatya,
sowmyaka, vaishnava, sukriya, gOdana, upanishkramana, samAvartana vivahan".

Then the mAngalya dhAranam and he recites
	samudra tanayE mAtha: lakshmim tvAm prartayamyam
	mAngalya sUtram dEvEna yushmat kanTe samarpitE
	niyOjitogam bhadnAmi gruhAna paramEshvarI
and there the most awaited sEvai of thAyar with mAngalyam. We are delighted
in the karpUra arati.

	Then the AsirvAdam "AsastEyam yajamanOsau, AyuraAsastE ... Srinivasan
Padmavati kalyAna mahOtsavattile Akasa rajanudaya samarppanai padinAyiram
katti varAhan patram pushpam"

He comes back to the yaga sala and performs the additional hOmam on
different parts of agni (kAlyam, manOjavayAm, sulOhitAyam, sushUmnAyam,
sudUmrayam) with the dwadasha akshara mantram followed by sankarshana,
aniruddha, pradyumna mantras. Here he uses also different dravyam starting
from Samit, Ghee, Till, Lajam, Milk in that order. Archakar performs the
panchOpanishat mantra hOmam to make the hOmam full and to rectify any
mistakes during that.

Then two archakas in the form of Lord & mother sit for vAranamAyiram recited
by Azhwar Acharya gOshti:
	vArana mAyiram sUzha valam cheithu
	nArana nambhI nadakkindrAn en ethir
	pUrana porkuDam vaitthu puram engum
	tOranam nAttak kanA kanDen tOzhI nAn

	tOzhI nAn kanda kanAvellam narkElai
	en tOzhI sollai nI kanDa kanAvellam

	Immaikum ......... and our heart is overwhelmed with the joy of the words.

Now the nAcchiyAr sambhAvanai after the pAsuram "Kumkumam appi kulir
sAntam".
	"GrunahI grutavathi ...jagatO vishnupatnI. sUdi kodutha nAcchiyAr
sambhavana"
Then they the continue the last pAsuram "Ayanukkaga".

Oops. Now what happened.... the lord is again behind the screen. adiyen
guess it must be because He is preparing the prasAdam for us. And yes, here
He is back with His bright "kathir mati" face. The archakar recites the
swasti vAkyam .....
	"Asya dEvadEvasya bhagavatO vAsudEvasya AkilAnda kOti brahmAnda nAyakasya
Sri Srinivasa swamina: asyA: sriya: padmavatI mahalakshmya: vaivahika
mahOtsava karmanIm madyE sampavita mantra lOpa, tantra lOpa, swara lOpa,
dravya lOpa, shraddha lOpa, vismruta vidyaparadEshu sarvam sri srInivasa
swamy krupaya yata sastram anushtitam bhUyastviti bhavanta: mahAnta:
anugruhnantu"
	"Asya dEvalayasya garbha gruha, ardha mandapa, maha mandapa, chatustamba
mandapa, shOdasa stamba mandapa, dwAtrimsatsata mandapa, sadastamba manda,
sahastrastamba mandapa, yAga sala, pAga sAla, vastra sAla, kUpa sAla, bOga
sAla anEga mandapa, prasadaya gOpuradaya: bhUyastviti bhavanta: mahAnta:
anugruhnantu"
	"Asya dEvalayasya nityOtsava, pakshOtsava, mAsOtsava, samvatsarOtsva,
adhyayanOtsava, pallavOtsava, pavitrOtsava, sri utsava, sikyOtsava,
brahmOtsava, bhakta bhimbOtsava anEga utsava: bhUyastviti bhavanta: mahAnta:
anugruhnantu"
	"Ayam dEsa: mEgamAla suvrukshEna suvrusti: kAveryAdi mahA nadyA gala
galAyamana pravAha samyukta anEga tadakadhishu sampUrna udakAnicha
bhUyastviti bhavanta: mahAnta: anugruhnantu"

followed by "jitantE pundarIkaksha namastE bhaktavatsala, namastE asthu
hrishIkesa mahA purusha pUrvaja, vig~napanam idam dEvam srunutvam
purushottama ..........."

and we are speechless. Not just because of the melodious sweet voice of the
archakar but also our mouth is filled with the lord's prasadam "kshIrannam".

Krishnaarpanam.

dAsan
Vijayaraman

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Sriman U.Ve. Sadagopan swamy's anugraham
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You may wish to share them with the Bhakthi list members .
There are many Sri VenkatEsa  and Sri HayagrIva
BhakthAs there .
Best wishes ,
V.Sadagopan
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Sriman Narayana,

Dear Sriman Sadagopan Swamin,

This is the year perhaps, adiyen did not have the bhAgyam of Thirukkalyana
utsavam. Back in India, (Bombay-Dombivli) on this day, we all were delighted
to have the divine couple (Srinivasan & Andal on Bhogi, Srinivasan &
Padmavati on Panguni Uttiram) on their Thirukkalyana kolam. Thanks for your
beautiful email, which brought them before my mind.

Perhaps no one was thinking anything else when the archakar recites the
pravaram (though not so lengthy as yours but in a simple form)

Vasishta gOthrOthbhavaya ,YayAthi varmaNE naphthrE ,
SoorasEna VarmaNa: PouthrAya ,
VasudEva VarmaNa: PuthrAya
Sri SrinivAsa VarmNE varAya

Athri gOthrOdbhavAm
Suveera varmaNE napthrIm ,
Sudharma VarmaNa: PouthrIm ,
AakAsa bhUpa VarmaNa: PuthrIm ,
Sri Padmavati nAmnim
imAm kanyAm lOka samrakshanArtham vriNimaHE.

or when he makes the prarthana like the one follows, sure there were tears
on many people's eyes:

vandE lakshmIpatim dEvam
  sanka chakra gadhAdharam !
vidyA mUrtim hayagrIvam
  sabdhaArtha gn~Ana labdhayE !!

amrutatmA da mEgAbham
  amrutA haranam vibhum !
pAncha rAtra AgamAchAryam
  vandE vaikunta bhUpatim !!

bhagavan dEva dEvasa
  sanka chakra gadhAdhara !
udhvahaartham dEvasa
  anugn~Am dEhi mE prabhu !!

bhagavatyamalE shrEstE
  bhaktaanugraha rUpinI !
udhvaham karishyamyadhya
  anugn~Am dEhi mE ramE !!


dAsan
Vijayaraman