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ThiruvenaktamudayAn & Lord Lakshmi Narasimhan of Ahobilam

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 14:47:43 PDT

Dear Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha BhakthAs:

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than announcing the release
of the updated Home Pages of ThiruvenkatamudayAn web site :

http://venkateswara.freeservers.com

These pages contain rare picture images of the Lord of
Thirumalai , His Ubhaya NaacchimArs, AchAryAs , AzhwArs ,
and the scenery at Thirumalai .The web pages and the images 
therein have been painstakingly assembled by Sri Haresh Balasubramanian 
of Singapore. He has enlisted the co-operation of Thiruppathi-
Thirumalai DevasthAnam to gain access to some of the rare 
images and content from their own web site . My sincere thanks to
Sri Haresh for such an aestheticcally beautiful creation . 

These pages are presented as our SamarpaNam to HH the 45th 
Azhagya Singar , who is my AchAryan. The content is organized
along this way:

1. SamarpaNam
2. About this site (To be completed )
3. Foreword 
4. Customs of the Thiruppathi Temple
5. Sri PadmAvathi KalyANam (Volunteers needed to contribute)
6. AzhwAr PaasurangaL on Lord Srinivasan
7. Legendary Devotees of Lord Srinivasan
8. Sri VenkatEsa SuprabhAtham ( Text & English meaning)
9. Sri VenkatEsa SthOthram    (           "           )
10.Sri VenaktEsa Prapathti    (           "           )
11.Sri VenkatEsa MangaLam     (           "           )
12. DayA Sathakam : An Introduction
13. DayA Sathankm (Text & Commentary)
14. Krithis Of AnnamaachAryA on Lord VenkatEsA
15. Realted URLs.

Nrusimha Jayanthi Day & Lord SrinivAsan
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It is very appropriate to think of Lord Srinivasan 
on the avathAra dinam of Sri Narasimha BhagavAn .
Lord SrinivAsan has been saluted as Raamachandran 
in his sthOthram (AbhirAma GuNakara DAASARATHy). 
In RaamAvathAram , Lord RaamA stopped at Ahobilam 
and eulogized Lord Lakshmi Narasimhan through His
Nrusimha PanchAmrutha SthOthram and sought the Lord of
Ahobilam's blessings for success in the ensuing battle
with RaavaNan and to bring back SithA pirAtti Home. 
Thus , Ahobila Narasimhan is a PurAdhana Purushar . 

During SrinivAsAvathAram , prior to His marriage with
Padmaavathi/MahA Lakshmi ( incarnated as AakAsa Raajan's 
daughter ), Lord SrinivAsan performed a big TadhiyArAdhanam 
at AhObilam with the guidance of Lord Narasimhan for the successful
completion of His marriage with AlarmEl Mangai (PadmAvathi).

The Venkatesa GhaNTAvatharan , Swamy VedAntha NahA Desikan
(1268-1369 CE) has composed KaamasIkAshtakam in praise
of Lord Narasimhan.  

Tributes to Lord Narasimhan worshipped by Lord Srinivaasan
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(1) Among AzhwArs , Thirumangai has performed MangaLAsAsanam
with ten beautiful verses .

(2) Adhi SankarA , who was the beneficiary of Lord 
Narasimhan's grace has composed a beautiful SthOthram
known as Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha KarAvalampana SthOthram.

(3) HH the 30th Pattam Azhagiya Singar: Srimath Srinivaasa 
YathIndhra MahA desikan (1)Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha SuprabhAtham ,
(2)MangaLAsAsanam (3) MangaLam (4) Prapatthi (1837-1842 CE).
The years in paranthesis are the years , when he adorned
the Sri Matam Peetam.

In the LakshmI Nrusimha SuprabhAtham containing 18 slOkams , 
the 30th Pattam Srimath Azhagiya Singar has included
the SuprabhAtham for Lord RanganAthA , Lord SrinivAsa 
and Dolai KrishNan who adorn the PoojA Mantapam(Silver Mantapam ) 
of today on both sides of MalOlan (SlOkams 15 , 16 and 17 ).
Sri MaalOlan is woken up every day since this Azhagiya Singar's 
time by succeeding Azhagiya Singars with this SuprabhAtham.

(4) HH The 6th Pattam  Azhagiya Singar:Sri Shashta ParAnkusa 
YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1) Sri Nrusimha Sthavam ( 1499-1513 CE).

(5) HH The 21st Pattam Azhagiya Singar: Sri ParAnkusa 
YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1)Sri Nrusimha MangaLam(1748-1757 CE).

(6) HH The 24th Pattam Azhagiya Singar: Sri ParAnkusa RaamAnuja
YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1)Sri Narasimha MangaLAsAsanam,
(2)Sri Nrusimha Yathsarikai(1764-1776 CE).

(7) HH The 25th Pattam Azhagiya Singar: Sri SrinivAsa YathIndhra 
MahA Desikan (1) Sri Nrusimha Sthavam (2) Sri Nrusimha
MangaLAsAsanam(1776-1811 CE).

(8) HH The 26th Pattam Azhagiya Singar: Sri RanganAtha 
YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1) Selected Granthams on
Sri Lakshmi Naraimhan( 1811-1828 CE).

(9) HH The 27th Pattam Azhagiya Singar : Sri VeerarAghava
VedAntha YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1)Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha 
Sthavam (2) Sri Nava Naarasimha Mangalam ( 1829-1831 CE).

(10) HH The 29th Pattam Azhagiya Singar:Sri ParAnkusa 
RaamAnuja YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1) Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha
SuprabhAtham .

(11) HH The 31st Pattam Azhagiya Singar:Sriman NaarAyaNa 
YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1)Sri Nrusimha MangaLAsAasanam
(1842-47 CE).

(12) HH The 34th Pattam Azhagiya Singar(Atthippattu
Azhagiya Singar):Sri SatakOpa RaamAnuja YathIndhra 
MahA Desikan (1)Sri Nrusimha Sashti Paadha VarNanam 
(2)Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhan Adaikkala Patthu (1879-1882 CE).

(13) HH The 41st Pattam Azhagiya Singar : Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha 
SatakOpa yathIndhra MahA Desikan (1) Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha
DhyAna sOpAnam ( 1923-1941 CE)

(14) HH The 44th Pattam Azhagiya Singar: Sri VedAntha Desika
YathIndhra MahA Desikan (1)Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha KarAvalampa
SthOthram (2)Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Prapatthi , Mangalam 
(3) Nrusimha PanchAmrutha SthOthram  ( 1957-1992 CE).

There are thus 20 Sri Sookthis on Sri Lakshmi Narasimhan by
12 Azhagiya Singars alone spanning a time span of nearly 
five Centuries. 
      

AdiyEn will conclude this Vishu Samavthsara Nrusimha AarAdhanam
with excerpts from the salutations of Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha BhakthAs
over the years:

Govindha Kesava JanArthana VaasudEva
VisvEsa Visva Madhusoodhana Visvaroopa
Sri PadhmanAbha PurushOtthama PushkaRaaksha
NaarAyaNAchyutha Nrusimha NamO namasthE
--Lord RaamachandrA, Sri Nrusimha PanchAmrutha SthOthram

MaalOlam PraNipathyAham SvarNa Srinruharim tathA
MangaLAdhri RamA-Simham KrishNam Nardhan kOvidham
--HH Srimath 44th Pattam Azhagiya Singar, PanchAmrutha SthOthram

BhakthAbhipAlana Vichithra VisEsha DhIksha
Lakshminrusimha ! mama dEhi KarAvalampam 
--HH Srimath 44th Pattam Azhagiya Singar

Sri VenkatEsEna VivAha KaalE
Sampoojitham SarvavidhOpachArai:
Sri Sankha-chakra-abhaya Baahu dhIptham
Lakshminrusimham SaraNam prapathyE
--HH Srimath 44th Pattam Azhagiya Singar

AhObilE Gaaruda Saila MadhyE
KrupAvasAth Kalpitha SannidhAnam
LakshmyA SamAlingitha Vaama BhAgam
Lakshminrusimham SaraNam prapathyE
--HH Srimath 44th Pattam Azhagiya Singar

Sri SaDAri YathIndhrAdhi Yogihruthpadhma BhAnavE
SARVATHRA PARIPOORNAAYA AhObilEsAya ManagaLam
--Nava Naarasimha MangaLam ,Srimath SrinivAsa YathIndhra 
MahA Desikan .

SrimathE SrivaNN SatakOpa Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra 
MahA DesikAya nama:

AchAryan PaadhAngri rENu , 
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 


 
     


  


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