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Ananthalwan's visit to Melkote

From: Srimahavishnu Vinjamuri (
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 08:47:42 PST

Srimad venkata Lakshmana yativaraya namah.
Om namO vEnkatESAya

dear bhagavatottamas,


Emulating the SEshI (Lord), SEsha incarnated in Kaliyuga as BhagavadrAmAnuja muni, SrISailAnantArya and SrI varavaramuni similar to Lord's dwApara incarnations as nArAyaNa, nara and KrushNa. out of these three incarnations, ananthALwAn served vEnkatanAtha incessantly just like lakshmaNa served rAma.

ananthALwAn once goes to yAdavAdri to bless his disciples in that holy place. As he has left his own place (thirumalai) and His swAmI, he finds this separation painful and unbearable and thinks only of Lord VenkateSa. Due to the purity of his heart, he finds his dear lord Venkateswara in the sanctum of Melkote temple and exclaims out of surprise and joy
"Oh my Lord VenkatanAtha! When have you come here to 
shower your grace on me?" All the people present in the sannidhi have the sAkshAtkAram of SrI vEnkatESa
instead of ThirunAraNan. Even today, we see many features of ThiruvEngadamudaiyAn's thirumEni in Sri Yadugiri nArAyaNa, due to the mahimai of anantArya.

rAmAnuja dAsan

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