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From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Fri Mar 19 1999 - 11:46:36 PST
> Q. Did prapanna-jana kooTastharAna nammALvAr actually receive > moksha-phalam? Stupid that I am, I overlooked Nammalvar's own words in writing my previous reply. Alvar himself writes that he attained moksha. In his concluding paasuram, he describes himself as "veedu peRRa kurukoorch sadagOpan", Sadagopan of Kurugur who received moksha (veedu is the Tamil word for moksha). Sri Manavala Maamunigal also says in his summary of this last set of 10 paasurams, "paramapatthiyaal nandhu pangaiyarthaaL kOnai ... sErndhaan" (thiruvaaymozhi nooRRandhaadhi 100 -- "out of supreme love he attained the Lord associated with Lakshmi"). There are definitely similar statements by Swami Sri Desika in Srimad Rahasya Traya Saaram, but I do not have that text in front of me right now. aazhvaar emberumaanaar dEsikan jIyar tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam Mani P.S. By the way, Happy Yugadi to all of you!