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Eyewitness account of the celebrations of the thirunakshatram of H.H ParavAkkOttai Srirangam PoundarIkapuram Srimad Andavan Sri Gopla Desh ika Maha Deshikar

From: Balaji CG (CG.Balaji_at_blr.spcnl.co.in)
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 21:56:24 PST

Swamy Deshikan ThiruvadigaLE SharaNam

Eyewitness account of the celebrations of the thirunakshatram of H.H
ParavAkkOttai Srirangam PoundarIkapuram Srimad Andavan Sri Gopla Deshika
Maha Deshikar

Dear Bhakta-s,

On Saturday 3.3.01 Rohini, the thirunakshatram of H.H Srimad ParavAkkOttai
Srirangam PoundarIkapuram Srimad Andavan Abhinava Vasishtar Sri Gopla
Deshika Maha Deshikar was celebrated at Thiruvarangam. 

The day started early, with Srimad Andavan performing perumAL
thiruvArAdhanam. After the thiruvArAdhanam, under the auspicious presence of
Srimad Andavan, the gOshTi started the chaturvEda pArAyaNam-s and also the
pArAyaNam of Srimad RAmAyaNam. At around 8.00, the gOsTi arrived at the
sabhA mantapam. At the sabha mantapam there were two upanyAsams arranged.
The first one was on Swamy Deshikan's "Mahaveera Vaibhavam" or "Raghuveera
Gadyam" while the second upanyAsam featured on "Sri Bhashyam". After the
upanyAsam, all the bhagavatha-s assembled at the sannidhi for the
sAttumurai. After the thadeeyArAdhanam, the gOshTi again assembled for a
vidvat sadas. All the members in the sadas received Srimad Andavan's
anugraham. Around 150 bhaktas attended the thirunakshatram.

Arrangements are underway for the thirunakshatram celebrations of H.H.

CD-ROM samarpanam-
It is a known fact that Srimad Andavan Sri Gopala Deshika Maha Deshikar has
rendered most beautiful vyAkhyanams on Swamy Deshikan's "YatirAja Saptati"
and "Gopala Vimshati". These are available as a set of 20 cassettes. The
same have now been converted to CDs (wav and mp3). The first pair of these
CDs featuring Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan's vyAkhyAnams on these great
stotrams of Swamy Deshikan were presented to H.H this time.

One other moment which adiyEn wishes to remember forever is, having been
blessed with the bhAgyam of obtaining initiation into Swamy Deshikan's
"Srimad RahasyatrayasAram" from H.H Srimad Gopala Deshika Maha Deshikar.

yERRi manatthu yezhil jnAna viLakkai iruLanaitthum-
mARRinavarkku oru kaimmARu mAyanum kANagillAn
pORRiugappathum pundhiyiR koLvadhum, pongupugazh-
sARRivaLarppathum saRRallavOmunnam peRRadhaRkkE.

Swamy Deshikan ThiruvadigaLE SharaNam

vAzhi vyAkhyAmuddirak kai !!!

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