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Sri KurEsar's VaradarAja Sthavam: Part II

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun Jun 17 2001 - 13:12:13 PDT

SrI:

Sri MahA Devi SamEtha PeraruLALan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Dear BhakthAs:There is a wealth of Sri Sookthis realting to
Lord VaradarAjan of PerumAL Koil at Kaanchipuram.

In this ancient dhivya Desam , AzhwArs and PoorvAchAryaas 
and prakrutham AchAryAs have stood at the Lord's sannidhi
on top of Hasthi Giri and received instructions from Him
about how they can strengthen the Parama Vaidhika Matham ;
they have performed their Prapatthi to Him in His role
as the PrathamAchAryan of this world. 

During the Vikrama  Kaarthikai anusham celebrations of
Koti KannikA Dhanam Taatha Desikan's 428th Vaarshika
Uthsavam , ( November 26, 2000) the descendants of this 
illustrious vamsam of Pancha Matha Bhanjana Taaatha Desikan 
had a SamarpaNam of RathnAngi for Varadan .Tatha Desikan 
and His Devi have their archai in a sannidhi at PerumAL
Koil . In addition to the RathnAngi samarpaNam , the family
members released a scholarly monograph entitled " Varada
GuNAmrutha Vaibhavam" as a souvenir of the occasion.
 
Sri Nadadur Vijayaraaghavan , Sri Kaaryam of Srimath
Andavan Aasramam will be sending a copy of this treasure
house of information about Varadhan soon to me . adiyEn will
share at this time a gist of the contents  of that monograph
supplied to me by Sri Vijayaraghavan Swamy that will help me 
a great deal in the composition of the future postings 
on Varadhan in this series on Sri varadarAja Sthavaam . 

Contents of the Varadha GuNAmrutha Vaibhavam
*********************************************

1. KshEthra Mahimai and Sthala PurAnam as per BrahmANDa 
   PurANam : Mythological, Historical , SampradhAyaa facts
   and anecdotes.

2. Topography , Plan , Pictorial description of the Temple,
   Sannidhis, VimAnams, TheertthangaL et al.

3. Hasthigiri MahAthmyam of Swamy Desikna.

4. Anubhavam of AzhwArs: 
   **********************

   *** BhUtham   : Second ThiruvandAthi 96 & 97

   *** pEy       : Third ThiruvandhAthi SiRantha enn Sinthayum

   *** NammAzhwAr: Entire First sathakam of ThiruvAimozhi
                   as per DramidOpanishad Saaram of Swamy
                   Desikan with emphasis on AYARVARUM AMARARKAl
                   ADHIPATHI
 
   *** NammAzhwAr: AruLAzhi ammAn: ThiruvAimozhi: I.4-6

   *** NammAzhwAr: Thiruviruttham 1: ImayOr TalaivA 

   *** Thirumangai: Periya Thirumozhi:2.9.3,6.10.4,9,5.10

   *** Thirumangai: ThirukkuRum ThANDakam : PiNDiyAr 
  
   *** Thirunedum ThANDakam : NeeragatthAi , Vaamgathal, 
       Kalluyarntha nedumathil

5. PoorvA AchAryAs
*******************
a) NathamunigaL: During his pilgrimage to Kanchi , Varadhan 
   asked Nathamuni to go back to KaattumannAr Koil and wait
   for the discovery of AruKiccheyalkaL .

b) AlavandhAr's prayer to Varadhan to bless RaamAnujA
   to become the next great AchAryan to nourish and 
   grow the Sri VaishNava SampradhAyam.

c) Periya NambikaL's stay for many months at RaamAnujA's
   House at Kaanchi.

d) Thirukkacchi Nambikal's DevarAjAshtakam.

e) Thirukkacchi Nambi's intercession with Varadhan 
   and the Six doctrines (AaRu VaarthaikaL).

f) Sri BhaashyakArar's entry to sanyAsa Aasramam
   at Varadhan's sannidhi.

g) KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam and "Kacchitanil 
   KaNN kodukkum PerumAL " incident .

h) ParAsara Bhattar's Dhivya Desa MangaLAsAsana slOkam:
   " Srirangam Karisailam anjanagirim --- "

i) Thiruvarangatthu AmudanAr's RaamAnuja NooRandhAthi
   Paasuram : 31

j) Thirukkuruhai PiLLAn's becoming the custodian of 
   RaamAnujA's NithyAradhana dhivya MangaLa Vigraham of 
   PeraruLAlan as well as the HayagrIva Vigraham given to
   RaamAnujA by Saraswathi Devi ( Sri BhAshyam and 
   Bhagaavth Vishaya pravarthaka AchAryan).

k) Sri MadapaLLi AacchAn's Connection to Varadhan 

l) EngaL AzhwAn's sambhandham with Varadhan

m) KidAmbi AthrEya RaamAnuja PiLLAn's connection
   (SampradhAya Rahasya pravarthakar)

n) KidAmbi AthrEya RangarAjAcchAr's connection
   (SampradhAya rahasya pravarthakar)

o) NadAdUr AmmAL; Milk Kaimkaryam to Varadhan 
   and sampradhAya pravachanam at KacchivAytthAn 
   Mandapam; authorship of Prapanna PaarijAtham.

p) Kidambi AppuLLar , Sishyan of NadAdUr AmmAl
   and AchAryan of Swamy Desikan.

Q) Sudarsana Bhattar : Srutha prakAsikA MangaLa
   slOkam on Varadhan 

r) AruL Tarum AaraNa Desikan's References to Varadhan:

   *** Vararaja panchaasath 
   *** NyAsa dasakam 
   *** NyAsa Vimsathi
   *** VairAgya panchakam 
   *** Meyvirtha Maanmiyam
   *** Adaikkala Patthu
   *** Artha panchakam
   *** Panniru ThirunAmam
   *** VaishNava Dinasari  
   *** Thirucchinna Maalai
   *** Sri Sthuthi
   *** Sathya Kaalam PeraruLALan Kaimkaryam
   *** AahAra iyamam
   *** Sankalpa SooryOdhayam
   *** Hamsa sandEsam(Many slOkAs on Kaanchi)
   *** Tatthva Muktha KalApam: First slOkam : Lakshmi
       nEthrOthpalasri --- 
   *** Amrutha Ranjani: 18-19
   *** Amrutha SvAdhini: 27, 30
   *** Tattva Navaneetham(Varadha Vishayathvam)
   *** Rahasya Padhavi( Srirange VrushAdhri poorvakEshu--)
   *** Anjali Vaibhavam
   *** Rahasya Thraya Saaram verses
   *** AdhikAra Sangraham : MangaLAsAsana SlOkam

s)Post-Swamy Desikan AchAryAs  & Varadhan
******************************************
   ***  AdhiVaN SatakOpa Jeeyar's study at Kaanchi    
   ***  YathirAja Vimsathi of MaNavALa Maamuni
   ***  Koora NaarAyaNa Jeeyar & Sudarsana sathakam
   ***  Taatha Desikan and PerumAL koil Kaimkaryams
   ***  MahAchArya (Vadhula SrinivAsAchAryaa)/Periyappa Desikan
   ***  DhoddAchAryA and Special Garuda SEvai for him by Vardhan
   ***  Many Jeeyars of Ahobila Matam, ParakAla Matam , Munithraya
        and TennAchArya sampradhAyam.

Thus , there are many , many source literature on Sri Varadhan 
and PerumdEvi ThAyAr of Kaanchipuram. We will cover some of them
in the days to come . Please also refer to adiyEn's earlier
postings in the Bhakthi List (Feb 2000) covering my visits to
Different Sannishis at Lord Varadhan's temple.

Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradaachAri SatakOapn 
    

     

   






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