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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Jun 12 1999 - 11:15:48 PDT
Dear BhakthAs : AdiyEn has covered sofar the following three sub items of section 1 this CD ROM : 1.1: Incarnation 1.2: RaamAnujA's Formative Years 1.3: RaamAnujA's spiritual Quest: ********************************** Yesterday , adiyEn stopped at the stage of Sri RaamAnujA meeting Periya Nampi at MadhurAnthakam and proceeding to Srirangam to acquire additional Gurus under the guidance of Periya Nampi.Today , we will continue with a description of the CD ROM contents elaborating his life at three important sthalams dear to Sriman NaarAyaNA ( Srirangam , Thirumalai and ThirunArAyaNapuram ). 1.4: RaamAnujA at Srirangam **************************** The graphics of PraNavAkruthi VimAnam and the subhAsrayam o para VaasudEvan at the sacred VimAnam of Srirangam comes first into focus. The crowded street scene of Srirangam , where Sri RaamAnujA has settled down now away from Kanchipuram follows next. Next comes the most moving picture of AchArya RaamAnujA with anjali hastham and thridhandam presenting himself before Sri RanganathA for worship .That graphics alone brought tears to adiyEn'seyes. AchArya RaamAnujA's kalakshEpa GhOshti at Srirangam is covered next. 1.5: RaamAnujA at Thirumalai Sri RaamAnujA's arrival at the foot of Thirumalai hills for climbing the seven hills , his kaimkaryam to establish once and for all the VishNu roopam of the Lord of Thirumalai , deliverey of his first lecture in front of the Lord of Thiruppathi and the Lord's anugraham that helped to create the First of the nine granthams of our revered AchAryan (viz)., VedArtha sangraham are covered brilliantly in this section by the multimedia artists of Bangalore/Mysore. 1.6: RaamAnujA at ThirunArAyaNapuram There are some wonderful graphics here dealing with the twelve years that AchArya RaamAnuja Spent at Melkote in the company of ThirunArAyaNan and Yadhugiri ThAyAr. The conversion of the local King , VishNu Vardhanan into Sri SampradhAyam , entrance from ThondanUr into Melkote by the southern gate, the blessing of the ThirukkulatthAR there , the fulfilment of the command of BhagavAn to release Him from the ant hill, where He had entered , the help of the KshEthra Vaasis in the building of a special temple for ThirunArAyaNan under the holy guidance of AchArya RaamAnujA are covered here in a splendid manner . The slOkams are sung in ranjaka rakthi raagams like SaamA and Surutti . The darsanam of ThirunArAyaNan is eye filling and the experience is insatiable as he presents Himself to us with Mallikai flower garland adorning His KirItam as Sriman NaarAyaNan . Section 2 : the Nine Granthams ******************************* Sub section 2 focussing on the nine granthams bequeathed to us by AchArya RaamAnujA as our Kula Dhanam is covered next.This is a weighty section with many treasures for the eye and the ear. The two auxillary sections dealing with the Philosophical significance of each of the granthams and the "tell m more " section dealing with the original excerpts from the granthams recited by authentic scholars , who know these works as kanta Paatam are exemplary sections . Rare indeed is to hear these spiritually uplifting recitations .The taniyans and/or the mangala SlOkams for each of these nine granthams are sung by very competent Karnatic music vidvAns in the most enjoyable Raagas like SahAnA , Naattai, SankarAbharaNam ,Vaachaspathi and Aanandha Bhairavi . The graphics associated with each of the grantham sections are an amalgam of taste (asthetics) , Bhagavath and AchArya bhakthi. These are a class by themselves to enhance our devotion to the great AchAryan and his nine sacred granthams listed below : 1.VedArtha sangraham 2.VedAntha Saaram 3.Sri BhAshyam 4.VedAntha Dheepam 5.Sri GitA BhAshyam 6.SaraNAgathi Gadhyam 7.Sriranga gadhyam 8.Sri Vaikunta Gadhyam 9.Nithya grantham AdiyEn will cover this section in a subsequent posting . Daasan , V.Sadagopan P.S : Those who wish to contribute to the acquistion of the macromedia Director Software license for releasing this CD ROM and other two CD ROMs in planning ( AzhwArs CD ROM and the 108 Divya Desams CD ROM ) are kindly requested to forward any sum that they wish to contribute to Sriman Dileepan at 1908 Presswood Drive, Hixson, TN 37343 and copy me. We have received so far $151 towards the target of $750 to acquire this license . Your support is most welcome to assemble the remaining 599 Dollars . Your contributions are 100% Tax Deductible .