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irAmAnusa nORRu anthAthi - part 2 - irAmAnusar, the manthram

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 19:45:29 PDT

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiru vadikaLE saraNam
Sri thiru arangatthu amudhanAr thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri Ramanujar thiru vadikaLE saraNam
Sri thAyAr samEtha Sri AdikEsava perumAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RenganAyikA samEtha Sri RengarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

irAmAnusa nORRu anthAthi - part 2 - irAmAnusar, the manthram

Dear bAgawathAs,

When Sri "RamAnujar"'s name was written on the river bed, the sand
turned into gold and it spread and  turned  everything  else  into
gold as well. If the mere name Sri irAmAnusa can make such wonder,
a  small  attempt  is made to substantiate this anubavam as to why
such this name is so wonderful ? What does it  contain  in  it  to
make  everything  golden and wonderful. Sri thiru mangai wanted to
build the temple walls of  Srirangam  in  gold.  Sri  nam  mAzhwAr
delivered  that  Lord  Sri  Oppiliappan  was  in the city of thiru
viNNagaram which was surrounded by the  walls  that  are  made  of
gold.  ie.,  "minnap  pon  mathil  soozh  thiru viNNagaram sErntha
appan". It is said  that  Srivaikundam  is  surrounded  by  gOlden
mathils. When Sri irAmAnusar nAmam is a manthram by itslef and can
pave  the  way for one to attain mOksham and reach paramapadham by
doing prapatti through a sadhAchAryAn, there is no  doubt  writing
his thiru nAmam alone will give a "preview" of what is to come for
a  "vanchaniyillAtha AnmA". Besides the pathams of his thiru nAmam
are also analysed here for a clear understanding  of  its  mantric
nature (*).

Sri  irAmAnusar  has  several  names  such  as  Sri  Udayavar, Sri
bAshyakArar Sri thiruppAvai Jeer, Sri emperumAnAr and so  on.  One
may  wonder  why these other names are not embedded and considered
as manthrA ? These other names as similar to the  name  irAmAnusar
are all idaiyil vantha kArANap peyargaL. ie., these names were all
addressed  for various reasons that the name itself is embedded in
them. For example, Sri bAshyakArar for delivering Sri bAshyAm  and
thirup  pAvai  jeer,  for  listening  to thirup pAvai everyday and
poring out wiht His tears during such sravanam  of  thirup  pAvai.
But  the  name irAmAnusan is also a kArAnap peyar that came with a
reason from the beginning.  ie,  He  is  the  incarnation  of  the
brother  or  dAsan  of  Lord  Sri rAmA himself. Since this name is
"muthalil idap patta avathArap peryar", this is the main manthram.
"anuja" or "anusa" in tamil mean brother, dAsan, adiyAr and so on.

Many  name  their  children  as  Ramaswamy,  Krishnaswamy etc. The
purpose is that when someone calls them by their name whether  for
good  or  bad  of  them, the nAma sankeertthanam of the Lord yield
them many puNNiyams. However, the best is to give the name  as  "I
am  the  dAsan  of  Rama",  "I  am the prasAd of krishnA" (Krishna
prasad) and so on. In fact it is said that  Sri  Ramanuja  HIMself
repented  for  not  having children. if only he had, he would have
named them as similar to the vaNNAn, as "mAran,  vaguLAbaran,  and
so on..", all after Sri nammAzhwAr (**). The name of a person mean
a lot in kaliyugam.

In Srivaishnavam it is the Vaishnava lakshanam to consider one  as
the  adiyAr's  adiyAr  and  the junior most adiyAr irrespective of
their age, knowledge, and anushtAnam. It is very important  for  a
Srivishnava  that  he  signs  himself as Sri rAmAnuja dAsan. After
considering the above explanations on the mathrArttham of the name
Sri irAmAnusar, this signature may be considered to mean that  one
is Sri ramA's (dAsan's) adiyAr's adiyAr.

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiru vadikaLE saraNam
Sri thiru arangatthu amudhanAr thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri Ramanujar thiru vadigaLE saraNam
Sri thAyAr samEtha Sri AdikEsava perumAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RenganAyikA samEtha Sri RengarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

thiruk kudanthai Sampath Rengarajan

(*) On how a mantra is to be recited please refer to the wonderful
series  written by Sri Anbil Ramaswamy in the following URL's  and
as well write to him for personal copies at ramanbil@aol.com
http://www2.be.com/~mani/bhakti/archives/sep98/./0079.html
http://www2.be.com/~mani/bhakti/archives/sep98/./0078.html
http://www2.be.com/~mani/bhakti/archives/sep98/./0082.html
http://www2.be.com/~mani/bhakti/archives/sep98/./0083.html
http://www2.be.com/~mani/bhakti/archives/sep98/./0083.html
http://www2.be.com/~mani/bhakti/archives/sep98/./0088.html

(**) Please refer to Sri P. Dileepan swamin's touching article  on
this vaibavam.
http://www.ramanuja.org/sv/bhakti/archives/apr96/0079.html
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