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Re: meaning of a pasuram of nammalvar

Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 12:37:51 PDT

incidently adiyen was learning moondraam pathu from divyaa artha ddeepikai
(p.b.a), it is very clear in this divya artha deepikai that before
emphasising "ondrume" the emphasis is on "andru gn~alam alanda piran"  paran
sendru ser thiru venkata ma malai. hence the govardhana giri and thirumalai
are not compared here. it only says that after the govardhana giri
episodeand thiru vikrama avathaaram("andru gn~alam alanda piran")
emperuman(paran) came over to thirumalai (sendru ser thiru venkata
but sri p.b.a  concludes with the view similar to the one expressed by sri
that prayer to thiru venkata malai alone is enough and " ULLE EZHUND ARULI
should this not be viewed in another angle, adiyen have heard that not all
alwars have climbed thirumalai to perform the mangalasasanams. is this not
corroborated by this paasuram and should it not be taken that alwar here
justifies he not going in person to offer mangalasasanam to
thiruvenkatamudayan ?
would elders please enlighten us further
adiyen ramanuja dasan
vasu venkataraghavan
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From: P.V. Ravi <>
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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 8:44 PM
Subject: meaning of a pasuram of nammalvar

> Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha
> Dear bhaktas
> All of you would have read thiruvaymozhi of the great
> saint nammalavar.
>  In one of his pasurams on thiruvenkatamudayan he says
> as follows ;
> " kundramenthi kulir mazhaiye katthavan
> andru gnalam alantha piran paran sendru ser
> thiruvenkatamamalai ondru me thozha nam vinai oyume"
> Here, the alavar praises the hill very much .
> in krishnavatara the lord has kept the govardna giri
> to protect the cow herds. The lord in his form as
> Srinivasa resides in seshagiri whish is also a sacred
> hill .Here my understanding is that the word "ondrume"
> represents the hill  govardana giri and sesha giri
> are one and the same .The alvar says to worship the
> hill where the lord is residing .In other words he
> says that every non living thing gets glorified and
> sanctified by the touch of the god .I do not know
> whether my understanding of the meaning of the pasuram
> is correct
> I shall be grateful if the complete meaning of the
> pasuram is enlightened to me by any of the members of
> the bhakti group
> adiyen
> ramanuja dasan
> purisai nadathur ravi
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