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Re: Abhimana SthalAs.

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 07:09:34 PDT

Daer Sri Badrinath:

There are many sthalams visited by 
our AzhwArs , who for one reason or another known to them
did not perform MangaLAsAsanams thru their dhivya Prabhandhams.

Some of them are ancient temples . They have been 
popular with BhakthAs . Some did not exist in
AzhwAr's times. 

A case in point is ThirunArAyaNa Puram or Melukote.
AchArya RaamAnujA  had a dream and freed ThirunArAyanan
Moolavar from inside His residence in an ant hill ,
consecrated a temple for Him and performed worship there
for dozen years. Thus it was affiliated with a great AchAryan 
and became a center of learning. BhagavAn there became the object of
His dear devotees AbhimAnam ( One meaning of abhimAnam is
affection , desire). AzhwArs , who preceded BhagavAn RaamAnujA 
could not have performed MangalAsAsanam , even if they wanted to . 
I tis considered however that one of Swamy NammazhwAr's
Paasuram (decad) is considered a mangalAsAsanam for 
ThirunArAyaNan ( Oru NaayakamAi decad : 4.1.1 ).

MannArgudi Raajagopala Swamy temple, GuNa Seelam  Temple
(PrArthanA Sthalam ) , GuruvAyUr Temple and others
became abhimAna sthalam in this tradition. 

V.Sadagopan 


At 01:40 PM 4/26/01 +0530, you wrote:
>
>Srimathae Ramanujaya Namaha :
>Sri SeethaRama Sathguruvae Namaha :
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> Dear Bhagavathas,
>
>     I humbly request if any one can let me know on what basis Abhimana
>SthalAs are identified
>(ex. Gunaseelam etc)..
>
>
>adiYen dasAn
>Badrinath. D
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