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BhaudhAnya Samvathsara Panguni Uttara prabhAvam

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Mar 31 1999 - 19:26:23 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

Srimans Madhavakkannan and Murali Rangaswami have
already paid their tributes to AchArya RaamAnujA's 
SaraNAgathi gadhyam, Sriranga Gadhyam and Sri Vaikunta
Gadhyam in the context of this glorious day - Panguni
Utthiram -at Srirangam .

Sriranga mahAthmya slOkam points out why Srirangam
and Sri Ranganaayaki samEtha Srirangarajan are important 
to us :

smruthimAthra agha naasEna pavithrENa cha SaarngiNA
yayaa kayaa cha vidhayaa sambhandha: sa thu paavana:

(Meaning ): The Lord of Srirangam is capable of removing
our sins at the very thought of Him ; He is the purest 
among pure and holds in His hand the mighty bow of Saarangam 
(aruLamudham podhintha Kovil of Saarngi ).If we develop 
a relationship with Him by whatever means or whatever kind ,
that relationship (Sambhandham ) would destroy all of 
our great sins and make us pure .

It has been my bhAgyam to post a series of articles
on Sri RanganathA's MahAthmyam , His adulation by 
AzhwArs , AchAryAs and NaadhOpAsakas last year .They 
are available for reference in the Bhakthi archives
( March 29 , 1998 );( 20 postings starting from April 3, 98
to May 2, 98 ).These were written in the context of 
Sri RanganathA Temple construction at Pomona , NY .
Sri RangaanthA has  arrived here now and His prathishtai
is going to take place on July first week .On behalf of
the Sri RanganathA Kaimkarya Committe , I invite you all keep 
the July 4th weekend date aside to attend the functions here .
With the divya dampathi's anugraham , we hope to celebrate
the PramAthi year's Panguni Uttaram serthi sevai here 
in New York at His new temple .

Achaarya RaamAnujA refers to JithanthA sthothram 
blessed to us by Sounaka Maharishi in his SaraNAgathi
gadhyam . A study of this marvellous sthOthram 
by AchArya RaamAnujA has left a deep imprint in
his mind as one hears the echos of the thoughts 
expressed by Sounaka Maharishi for loka kshEmam .
In tomorrow's posting , I will refer to selected
slOkams of Jithanthaa sthothram to indicate the 
sambhandham of SaraNAgathi Gadhyam passages to 
them .

Sri Ranga Divya dampathigaL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam 
Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari Sadagopan