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thoo nilA muRRam - part 29 - vimAna thrayam

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Jun 05 1999 - 19:33:10 PDT

thoo nilA muRRam - part 29  - vimAna thrayam

Dear bAgawathAs,

	Several kalpAs ago, Lord Suryan, and Lord Sri Brahma did  a
severe penance seeking Lord Sriman nArAyaNA's  blessings. Our  Lord
Sriman nArAyanA was very pleased with  their  sincere "thapas"  and
appeared in front of them and asked for their wishes. Both of  them
wanted  a "kOil" for Sriman nArAyaNa such that they can worship HIM
all the time. Lord immediately  created a vimAnam that became three
vimAnams   and took two other different forms and entered into  two
of them. The  three great vimAnams  are Sri VaikuNda  vimAnam,  Sri
praNavAkAra vimAnam, and Sri Vaideeka vimAnam. Lord assumed the Sri
VaikuNda vimAnam as HIS  own and placed it in Srivaikundam. HE gave
the praNavAkAra vimAnam to Sri BrahmA and the Sri Vaideeka  vimAnam
to  Sri  Sooryan with the respective thiru uruvams in it. They both
were immensely happy and took their Lords and the vimAnams to their
respective lOkams. Sri Sooryan  had  the Sri Vaideeka  vimAnam  and
was   worshipping  it constantly.

	It  is  not  known what  is the reason for  certain  things
to occur in certain places. It so happened that Sri Sooryan  did  a
severe penance in this boomi of thiru kudanthai and earned the name
as Sri bAskara kshEthram. Our Lord with the Sri  Vaitheeka  vimAnam
has come to stay  here  for  ever  as  similar to how HE was in Sri
Soorya  lOkam  (Sri  bAskara Lokam  then, and Sri bAskara kshEthram
now) earlier.

	After several years Sri Vavaisvatha manu inherited the Sri
Vaideeka vimAnam and the Lord in it from his  father  Sri Sooryan.
He had this vimAnam and the temple on the banks of the holy river,
Sri sarayu. He worhsipped this Sri Vaideeka vimAnam and  the  Lord
for 1000 years  there.  After  Sri  Manu  his  son  Sri  ikshuvAku
inherited  this vimAnam  and  the  Lord.  Sri ikshuvAku heared the
vaibavam  of  the Sri Vaideeka vimAnam and learned about the other
vimAnam  namely  Sri  praNavAkAra  vimAnam  also. He was very much
desirous of doing ArAdhanam for Sri Vaideeka vimAnam and Sri praNa
vAkAra vimAnam together. He did a severe  penance  and  sought Sri
BrahmA's blessings. Sri BrahmA also appeared in front of  him  and
blessed him with the  possession  of his  Sri praNavAkAra vimAnam.
Thus the praNavAkAra vimAnam descended with Sri  RanganAthan  from
Sri Sathya lOkam.  It  is  important  to  note  that  Sri Vaideeka
vimAnam and our  Lord  Sri  ArA  amuthan  came to this boolOgam to
bless all prior to  Sri  RanganAtha  and  Sri praNavAkAra vimAnam.
However, When Sri ikshuvAku placed  the  Sri  praNavAkAra  vimAnam
next to Sri Vaideeka vimAnam, they both suddenly  merged  into one
and appeared as  Sri  praNavAkAra  vimAnam  itself.  Sri IkshuvAku
worshipped  this with many special  ArAdhaNAs  for several  years.
Many of his heirs who were part of  the  Soorya  vamsam,  such  as
Sri Dileepan,  his  grand  son  Sri  Dasarathan and later Sri Rama
worshipped this twin vimAnam and perumAL(s).  So it is to be noted
that  Sri ArA amuthan who  was  residing inside Sri RanganAtha was
also worshipped by  Sri  Rama. ie.,  When  one  worships Lord  Sri
RanganAthan with Sri ArA amuthan inside,  it  must  be  understood
that Sri ArA  amuthan  was  also worshipped as both the Lords were
unseparated twins then.

Sri  kOmaLa  vaLLi  thAyAr  samEtha  Sri ArA amudhan  thiruvadikaLE
saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

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