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Pomona Sri RanganAthA Temple MahA samprOkshaNam: SrinivAsan Sannidhi( 6 of the 8 Sannidhis): Part I

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 17:43:51 PDT

Dear BhakthAs: 

Sofar adiyEn offered homage at the Pomona sannidhis of
(1)Sri Ramachandran (2) Sri VeNu GopAlan (3)Sudarshanar
(4) Garudan and (5)ANDAL. 

adiyEn has to cover yet the sannidhis of (6) Lord SrinivAsan 
(7)Sri RanganAyaki and (8) Sri RanganAthan at His new temple
awaiting consecration . 

AzhwArs" mangaLAsAsanams
Today , adiyEn will cover the Vaibhavam of Thiruvenkatam-udaya-
SrinivAsan also known as SapthagirIsan , Thirumalaiappan and 
Timmappan , Balaaji and by a host of other names .His glories have
been sung by Eleven AzhwArs with 202 Paasurams. Only the RanganAtha
Pathivrathai, ThoNDaradippodi AzhwAr among the 12 AzhwArs 
has not performed MangaLAsAsanam for the Lord of ThiruvEnkatam.
Thondardipodi knew that Lord Venkatesan got tired of
standing on top of the austere Seven hills and came down to
the lush Srirangam to rest in Yoga NidhrA as RanganAthan.
Therefore , Thondaripodi did not offer MangaLAsAsanam
separately for Venkatesan like the other eleven AzhwArs.

Additional Information items
(1)adiyEn is glad that Sriman Rajeev Karamchedu will be
reciting SrinivAsa Gadhyam at Lord SrinivAsan's sannidhi
during the festival days. 

(2)adiyEn has written 92 pages in tamil about the Vaibhavam of 
Lord SrinivAsan of Thriumalai which includes the tributes 
from the 11 AzhwArs and NadhOpAsakaas like TaLapAkkam 
AnnamAcchArya ( the direct disciple of the Founding Jeeyar of
Ahobila matam , Sri Adhi VaNN SatakOpa MahA Desikan ),
Purandara Daasar, ThyAga Brahmam and others. 

adiyEn has given away the original of the above manuscript as
a part of the disassembly of my papers and books to 
Sri MadhavakkaNNan of Singapore, who wished to translate 
that manuscript into English in parts for publication in
the e-lists.He plans to start with Swamy NammAzhwAr's
exquisite anubhavam of Lord VenkatEsan for the forthcoming 
Thirunakshathram of Swamy NammAzhwAr. 

The Home Pages for Lord of ThiruvEnkadam
The Vaibhavam of Lord Srinivasan has been recorded in
number of home pages and two of the most informative among them are:

(1) TT DevasthAnam Home pages:
    This is the official wb site of the Temple and has
    exquistely beautiful images and excellent content.   

(2) VenkatEswara Home pages maintained by Sri Haresh Balasubramanyan
    of Singapore and adiyEn:

This home pages constructed with the help and cooperation of
the Web Master of Thiruppathi temple has some rare pictures
of the Lord and has the translations of VenkatEsa Sthuthi,
SuprabhAtham , Prapatthi and Mangalam in addition to special
artciles relating to ThiruvEnkatam dhivya dEsam such as
DayA sathakam .  

(3)The archA moorthy of Sri Devi-BhU Devi Sametha Srinivaasan 
at Pomona Sannidhi is exceptionally beautiful (
He is Parama DhAyLu with great Bhaktha Vaathsalyam . 

The Origin of DayA sathakam
Out of His dayA for us , ThiruvEnkatamudayAn requested 
His hand bell (GhantA) used in nithyAradhanam to incarnate as
Thuppul PiLLai ( Swamy Desikan ) to advance the goals of 
the earlier Kaimkaryams of His other Nithya Soori, Adhi 
SEshaavatharan,AchArya RaamAnujA .Swamy Desikan out of gratitude 
to His Lord composed the one and only sthOthra grantham that 
focused on the DayA aspects of the parama DayALu standing on
top of the seven hills. 

In DayA sathakam , Swamy Desikan singled out the DayA guNam
of the Lord over all His other kalyANa GuNams and eulogized it.
He observed that all other kalyANa GuNams become auspicious 
because of the power of the Lord's DayA GuNam .Swamy Desikan
visualized SrinivAsan's Daya as a consort of His and thus
counted five dEvis for the Lord (viz).,Sri Devi , BhUmi Devi,
NeeLA Devi, GodhA Devi and DayA Devi.

adiyEn will compile an archanA for Lord SrinivAsan
based on the Thiru Naamas that Swamy Desikan gave for 
the Lord of ThiruvEnkatam, VenkatEsa Sahasra Naamam
and the other granthams composed by other AchAryAs
and present that Bhakthi Kusuma MaalA in the subsequent

PrayEr to the Lord of ThiruvEnkatam
VinA VenkatEsam na NaathO Naatha:
SadhA VenkatEsam SmarAmi SmarAmi
HarE Venkatesa Praseedha Praseedha
Priyam Venkatesa Prayaccha Prayaccha

--Sri Venkatesa SthOthram : SlOkam 9

Ajn~AninA mayA dhOshAn asEshAn vihithAn HarE
Kshamasva Thvam Kshamasva Thvam Seshasaila-SikhAmaNE 

--Sri VenkatEsa SthOthram : SlOkam 11

(meaning) Oh VenkatEsA! since adiyEn does not consider
any other God as My Lord even in my dreams , adiyEn 
meditates on You and You alone always. Therefore, please 
confer on me the boons that You think are good for adiyEn.

Oh the Crest-Jewel of the SeshAdhri hills! Please forgive
all the trespasses that adiyEn has committed unconsciously.
If You do not do that , Your name as Hari ( PraNathArthi Haran)
will not suit You. Your efforts to leave Paramapadham and take
residence at ThiruvEnkatam would then become futile. Therefore,
adiyEn beseeches you to bear with me and out of Your compassion 
overlook all my dhOshams.

SrinivAsa ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan  



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