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thoo nilA muRRam - part 37 - aparyAptha amruthan, ArA amuthan

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jun 20 1999 - 18:33:33 PDT

thoo nilA muRRam - part 37  - aparyAptha amruthan, ArA amuthan

Sri aparyApthAmrutha parabrahmanE namaha
AchAryan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

Dear bAgawathAs,

	Moolavar Sri ArA amuthan is in utthAyana  sayana kOlam.  HE
has two hands. The right hand is kept under near the head  and  the
left hand is rested on  the  knee.  This kOIam is so beautiful that
one will keep on having  this darshan when they are in front of the
Lord in this sannithi. 	A small explanation is presented  for   the
name   Sri  ArA amuthan. The amirtham that dEvAs  longed to have is
tasteful but if  one  can consume it is enough and one  won't  feel
like  having it again. However Sri ArA amuthan is  such  that  when
one is in this sannithi and is having this darshana amirtham,  they
will want to drink this beautiful amirtham again and again and many
times. They never get saturated. "ArAtha amutham"  is  HIS  name in
"thEn"  thamizh.  In  Sanskrit  the  same  is coined as "aparyAptha
amrutham" (*).  This is explained in the following.

soodhAbhAnEshu paryApthi: yathA nAsthi thathaivathu
sEvakAnAm sArngapANE: nathrupthirhi bavanthihi:
thasmAth thameechvaram lOkE aparyAptha amrutham vithu:

		----- kumbakOna mahAthmiyam 52 chapter

	Sri  nammAzhwAr praised the nectarine, never saturating and
uncomparable beauty of moolavar as "erAr kOlam  thigazha  kidanthAi
emmAnE".  "erAr  kOlam"  can   be  said  as  "mEnmaiyAna oru azhagu
porunthiya  kOlam"  or the most superior form of sowntharyam is the
thiru kOlam  is  what  YOU have. "thigazha kidanthAi". thigazha has
special use here.  Many  superlative  adjectives  are poured on the
kOlam of moolavar by  many  AzhwArs such that  no other  perumAL is
praised  to this extent when AzhwArs are talking about one thing in
common;  Sowntharyam. Sri ANDAL's praises to Sri RanganAtha and Sri
Azhagar cannot be mathced with the  sowntharyam  of Sri ArA amuthan
praised by all the AzhwArs iuncluding Sri ANDAL.

	Two ubaya nAcchiyArs with a huge thiru uruvam  that matches
the moolavar Sri ArA amuthan are sitting  on  either  side  of  the
moolvar  and  are  also  enjoying  this ArAtha amirtham constantly.
There is a sweet santhAna gopalan perumAL who is present as a sEsha
sAyee.  It  is believed that  those who  want a santhathi or vArisu
may keep this perumAL in their hand  by observing all the protocols
and pray  to  HIM.  Since  Such  worshipping   brings  "putthra  or
santhathi bAgyam"  to  those, this perumAL is known as Sri SanthAna
gopalan. Saptha kannigais, all the holy rivers, gandharAs, yakshAs,
33 billion dEvas, brahma are all present on the walls that surround
the moolavar. One can see many thiru uruvams  of  many of them in a
very small proportion present on the wall.

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

(*) - We all enjoyed the wonderful series on  Sri  AparyApthamurtha
sopAnam by Sri VS recently.

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