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Sri Rama Navami Date and a special series on the glories of Sri Ramachandran

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 06:02:38 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

Yesterday , adiyEn had referred to Sri Rama Navami 
falling on April 24 and expressed the hope that
the CD ROM Kaimkaryam on the revered AzhwArs and 
the 108 Dhivya dEsam project fund raising would 
be completed by that date through Bhagavath Sankalpam. 

The actual date for Sri Rama Navami is April 12
this year , the day of the Tamil New Year .
The Navami thithi falls this year on April 12. 

The date of April 24 coincides with the final
day of Sri Rama Navami Uthsavam at Oppiliappan
Koil , when Sri Rama PattAbhishEkam is celebrated 
on a grand scale .That is why adiyEn had that date 
of April 24 in my mind and the dhyAna slOkam of
PattabhirAman to bless these two kaimkaryams:

VaidEhI sahitham suradhrumatalE haimE mahAmaNDapE
  madhyE PushpakAsanE MaNimayE VeerAsanE susthitham
agrE vaachayathi prabhanjanasuthE tattvam munibhya: param
  vyAkhAyantham BharathAdhibhi: parivrutham RAAMAM bhajE shyAMaLam 

During the previous Sri Rama Navami occasions , adiyEn
had the bhAgyam to post a series of articles on
the Vaibhavam of Sri RamachandrA :

(1) Sri Raghuveera Gadhyam of Swamy Desikan
(2) Sri RaamAshta Krithis of Sri Dikshithar
(3) Pancha Raama KshEthrams among the 108 dhivya desams
    sung by AzhwArs in the form of four audio tapes. 

AdiyEn got recently elected to serve as one of the Editors
of the Carnatic Music Association of North America.
It is in this context adiyEn is thinking about 
posting a series of articles for this Raama Navami
uthsavam on the anubhavam of a great Raama BhakthA ,
Saint ThyagarAja , who celebrated with great joy , 
the uthsavam for His dear Lord at ThiruvaiyARu .
As he went around the streets of this town on
his daily unchivrutthi , his adhyantha Raama  Bhakthi
poured out in the form of exquisite dhivya Naama 
kruthis. At the end of the unchivrutthi for the day ,
he sat down and performed AarAdhanam for his dear
Lord Raamabhadran with shOdasOpachArams . The intensity 
of his daily aarAdhanam reached its peak during 
the Sri Rama Navami celebrations . The uthsava 
sampradhAya Krithis sung during these occasions
are the distillation of the exquisite Bhakthi of
Saint ThyagarAjA had for his Sarvasvam , 
Sri SitA LakshmaNa Hanumath SamEtha 
Sri Raamachandra Parabrahmam . 

May this humble tribute on this Sri Rama Navami 
season please Sri Raamachandran and bless us all in
the spirit of the slOkam :

Chartitham RaghunAthasya SathakODi pravistharam
yEkaikam aksharam prOktham MAHAAPAATHAKA NAASANAM

Kula dhaivatham asmAkam kOdhaNDa sara maNditham
Ishta dhaivatham asmAkam IshvAku Kula dhaivatham 

May Sri SithA samEtha Sri Ramachandran's blessings
be with all the members of this blessed group of
BhakthAs during the occasion of the forthcoming
Sri Raama Navami celebrations and all the year around:

Sri Raamachandra ShrithapaarijAtha:
Samastha KalyANa GuNAmbhurAsi:
SeethAmukhAmbhOruha sancharIka:
NIRANTHARAM MANGALAMAATHANOTHU 

adiyEn concludes this announcement about 
the PramAthi Sri Raama Navami postings
with the saathvika ThyAgam :

kaayEna VaachA manasEndhriyairvA 
bhudhyAthmanA vaa prakruthE: svabhAvAth
karOmi yadhyath SAKALAM parasmai
NAARAAYANAAYETHI SAMARPAYAAMI 

AdiyEn, RaamAnuja Daasan, V.Sadagopan 

KaayEna VaachA 
 


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