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KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam: Part IV

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2001 - 07:32:24 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

Recently , Sri Kaaryam Swamy of Ahobila Matam , 
Sri Vangipuram U.Ve. RangarAjAchArya Swamy quoted
one slOkam that focuses on the greatness of 
KoorEsar aka KooratthAzhwAn alias Koora NaaTan:

arvAnchO yath padha Sarasija dhvandhvam aasrithya poorvE
MoordhnA yasyAnvayam upagathA DesikA MukthimApu:
sOyam RAAMAANUJA MUNIRAPI  sveeya mukthim karasTAm
yath sambhandhAdhmanutha KATAM VARNYATHE KOORANAATA:?

As one of the five AchAryans of  RaamAnujA , 
ThirukkOttiyUr Nambi revealed to us the greatness
of AchArya RaamAnujA and the Phalan arising from
worshipping His Thiruvadi:

" RaamAnuja Padha sEvAn Muukthi: Vindhathi 
  Vindhathi VindhathyEva " 

Like Saanthi Paadam ,ThirukkOshtiyUr Nambi stated
thrice that the Paadha Sevai of his sishyan , AchArya
Raamanujaa will yield Moksham and hence gave the title of 
EmperumAnAr to his Sishyan, Sri RaamAnujaa. The above slOkam 
reveals what AchArya RaamAnujA thought about His dearest
sishyan , KooratthAzhwAn. This slOkam is based on an
ithIhyam that AchArya RaamAnujA , who believed that 
His Thirumudi Sambhandham to His AchAryAs and His
Thiruvadi sambhandham with sishyAs as the most 
rejuvenating factors , believed strongly that 
His Sambhandham with KooratthAzhwAn will assure Him 
Mukthi(Sveeya Mukthim karasTAm).The Vaathsalyam of 
an AchAryan for His dearest sishyan is revealed here .
Such is the greatness of KooratthAzhwAn . The above
slOkam concludes by stating , "KaTam Varnyathe KooranATa:?".
How can we indeed describe the glory of KooranATar ?
Kura NaaTan was the thridhaNdam in the hands of 
AchArya RaamAnujA. He is an AchArya MaNi and 
an ujjvalitha dheepam , who poured out His heart 
in praise of the MahA Mangala Dheepam shining on
top of Hasthigiri as a beckoning beacon for all
times to come. 

In the next post, we will continue wqith the Vaibhavam of
Koora Naatar prior to starting on the first slOkma of
Sri varadarAja Sthavam.

Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri satakOpan
Srimath Azhagiya Singar PaadhAngri rENu .

    



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