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From: Velukkudi Krishnan (velukkudi_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Jul 30 1999 - 10:37:09 PDT

Dear arangan thirumutrathu adiyarkale,
Swami Alavandar preached the following regarding rahasyatrayam in his last 
days.

tirumantrArtham can be seen in Srirangam in Lord Sri Ranganatha.
caramaslOkartham at tiruvEngadam in Lord Srinivasa and finally
dvayartham at Kanchi in Lord devarAja.

Why did he say so? There are many reasons for this. A rasika said the 
following:

tirumantram contains pranavam and it is prApya pradhAnam. Thus is the vimAna 
of Srirangam - pranavAkara vimAnam. Swami desika also puts it as "Sezhu 
marayin mudalezhutu SErnda koil"

caramasloka states  "mAm Ekam Saranam vraja - aham mokshayishyami"
Lord Srinivasa does abhinaya for this song of Krishna. With his right hand 
he shows "mAm Ekam Saranam vraja" showing his lotus feet. With his left hand 
he shows "aham tvA sarvapapEpbhyo mokshayishyAmi" i.e. he keeps his left 
hand near his knees denoting that I would make your samsAra samudram 
(papakadal)to evaporate and become only knee deep to you.

dvayArtham at Kanchi - dvaya is for performance of Saranagati - alwar starts 
his first verse of tiruvoimozhi as "ayarvarum amarargal adhipati yavan - 
avan tuyararu Sudaradi tozhudezhu en manane" Who else is praised by this 
verse other than Devaraja. Swami desika says in his dravidOpanishad sAram 
"prathama Satake veekshya varadam" - i.e. alwar in his first pathu (100) 
praises Lord Devaraja. So alwar tells his manas to render pranams to Lord 
Devaraja which is nothing but SaranAgati. The proof for this is the form of 
archa alwar at Kanchi. His hands do not show gnana mudra to the world but it 
points to his chest ( manas) as though it says " Sudaradi tozhudezhu en 
manane" - or in other words "Saranam prapadye" of dvayam.

Alavandar tiruvadigale Saranam.


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