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Re: Experiences at the Land Of Divya Desams - 2

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Mon Jun 15 1998 - 17:21:31 PDT

Sri Ananda Karalapakkam's anubhavam reinforces that :  if GOD provides the
right family environment by either birth or by association, one will win
half the obstacles to attain GOD.

I request Sri Ananda Karalappam to write the next few articles on this
subject ASAP.  How many folks can do bharanyasam after having the divine
darshanam's of archa murthy's.  Even our Nammalwar as explained by Sri
Sadagopan, Madhavakannan & ofcourse our Nadadur Madhavan (ozhuvil kala
mellam.. in pittsburgh), did prapatti right to an archamurthi showing
archamurthy's perumai (or vaibhavam) instead of to ANTARYAMI RUPAM OR PARA
RUPAM which was accessible to NAMMALWAR.

I enjoyed this article.

adiyen Krishna

At 06:14 PM 6/15/98 -0400, Anand K Karalapakkam wrote:
>                                  Sri :
>             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha
>                  Srimate Sri Kanakavalli nAyikA sametha Sri-
>                       VeerarAghava Para Brahmane Namaha
>                       Srimate  ShatagopAya Namaha
>                  Srimate  Bhagavad   RAmAnujAya  Namaha      
>                  Srimate NigamAntha MahAdesikAya Namaha 
>             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
>         Srivan  Shatagopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      
>     Dear  bhaktAs of Sriman NArAyanA,
>     Namo NArAyanA . kindly accept adiyen's pranAmams. 
>   --cont--
>      Adiyen alongwith  adiyen's father Sri K.G.Krishnan & cousin Sri
>RAghava Simhan proceeded to ThiruvaLUr . It was a very special day since
>the "serthi" (*) of VeerarAghava PerumAL &  Kanakavalli thAyAr took place.
>Unfortunately , we started a bit late & were afraid whether the uttsavam
>would have got over. 
> (*) serthi :  PurappAdu (ie. Uttsava PerumAL coming out to bless the
>devotees) of perumAL takes place five times a month - AmmAvAsai (New Moon
>day) ; Pournami ( Full Moon day) ; MAsa pirappu ( starting of tamil month
>) ; EkAdasi & day with "Sravanam"  star . Adiyen is not very sure about
>these five days . Sorry for the same . PurappAdu for thAyAr takes place
>on every Friday . So , if it is Friday + one amongst 5 days of the month ,
>"serthi" happens ie. both PerumAL & thAyAr combinedly has purappAdu . 
>     We were very fortunate to have the darshan of the serti Uttsavam
>,atleast in its concluding part. When we entered the temple , perumAL &
>pirAtti were exactly in the entrance (on Their way back to Their
>sannidhi). We became very happy & proceeded alongwith the Divya Dampati . 
>    As thAyAr was going inside Her sannidhi , we also went in. Adiyen's
>father told the archakar : " Parama BhAgyam. We were able to get the
>darshan of PerumAL & pirAtti in their serthi uttsavam atleast in the last
>minute " . Archakar replied : "  When Their dear children are coming with
>full love to see Them in serthi , why won't they wait ? Infact , the
>Uttsavam somehow got delayed by 45 minutes (for starting) this time .
>Adiyen understood the reason now ".
>    We were moved by the Divya Dampati's vAtsalyam for Their children
>.Kaliyan has befittingly did the mangaLAsAsanam as "than adiyArkku Inian".
>Many a times adiyen has heard in UpanyAsams & has read about the kalyAna
>GunAs of  PerumAL & pirAtti . But , when adiyen experiences them
>practically , the joy knows no bounds , as it was the case that day. Divya
>Dampati certainly reciprocates to our devotion . No doubt about it .Only
>the eye of devotion is needed to perceive it. Adiyen very well understood
>that it is purely because of adiyen's Grandfather Sri AdhyApakam
>GopAlAchAryA , who did enormous kainkaryam to the Divya Dampati at
>thiruvaLUr, that made the special mercy of the Divya Dampati fall even
>upon this worthless self..  
>     We then proceeded to thank  perumAL for His dayA . VeerarAghavan is
>our kula dhaivam & obviously we were very happy to be in His sannidhi.
>Adiyen's saranAgati was going to be after two days (if alive ) . So ,
>adiyen immensely thanked perumAL for giving the proper mind / J~nAnam
>through His paramparA . Not everyone in this world knows properly about
>prapatti . Hopefully everyone gets to know this soon & reach Sri 
>     We then proceeded to thirumalai, to get the blessings of the Lord Of
>Seven Hills. We had the ArchanA sevai in the early morning ( usual
>jarigandi only ). We again had the darshan in the SAtrumurai sevai .
>Obviously , it is a delight for everyone to be in front of
>ThiruvengadamudayAn . Adiyen was thinking about the anubhavams of AzhvArs
>, kainkaryams of Udayavar (Bhagavad RAmAnujar) , Sri AnantAzhvAn ,Sri
>Adivan Shatagopa Yateendra MahAdesikan & other AchAryAs . We then
>proceeded to thiruchchAnUr & got the blessings of thAyAr. 
>     The next Divya Desam visited was KAnchi ( "mukti tharum nagar Ezhil
>mukkiyamAm kachi "). PeraruLALan  is PeraruLALan . Varadan is always
>special .Adiyen deeply thought about the pastimes of various AchAryAs (
>Udayavar , NadAdUr AzhvAn , NadAdUr AmmAL , SwAmi Desikan .....) .
>Adiyen was very fortunate to get the darshan of the mandapam where the
>illustrious AchAryA NadAdUr AmmAL delivered KAlakshebams . 
>   This was the first pilgrimage tour after landing at chennai . Now ,
>adiyen was all set to perform the prapatti . 
> -- to be continued --
>  Namo NArAyanA
>   Adiyen
>   Anantha PadmanAbha dAsan  
>                      Sarvam  Sri KrishnArpanamastu  
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