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80th TN Kaimkaryam of H.H. Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan Swami

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 14:40:08 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Dear Bhaktas,

Adiyen is at a loss for words to express his gratitude for Sriman 
Sadagopan Swamin's supportive notes and appeals for the above 
Kaimkaryam. Adiyen considers it to be his parama Bhagyam to serve 
under the leadership and direction of Uyarndha Sri Vaishnava 
Bhagavatas, U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin, U.Ve. Sri V.N. 
Venkatanathan Swamin, and U.Ve. Dr. Sadagopan Swamin. 

As part of the above Kaimkaryam, a monthly celebration of the Rohini 
nakshatram (starting from April 2000-Panguni Rohini) for one year is  
currently underway. Adiyen is most thankful to the generous 
contributions from several shishyas and abhimanis, which made the 
celebrations a grand success.  Veda Parayanam, Prabandha Parayanam, 
Ramayana Parayanam, discourses by learned scholars, and Tadiaradhanai
are undertaken in a most traditional manner for each month drawing 
great accolades from all Yativaras and Acharya Purushas of our 
Sampradayam. The grand finale consisting of a week long event is set 
to take place between March 24-31, 2001. Further details 
will be made available shortly.

Adiyen wishes to conclude this post with a brief summary of the most 
recent Padhuka Sahasram tele-upanyasam by H.H. Srimad Andavan Swami of 
Srimad Poundarikapuram Ashramam. In it H.H. mentioned that "The Lord's 
Tiruvadi (Padhuka) acquires a Mahima greater than any of the angams 
of his Tirumeni. Why? This because of the fact that the Tiruvadi alone 
has exclusive unintermittent Sambandham with Lord Narayana. How can 
this be even greater than the Vakshasthalam which houses Piratti?" 

H.H. proceeded to answer this question using pramANams from the 
Ramayana as he commenced the samarpaNa paddhati. "Before Rama went to 
the forest, ILaya Perumal insisted on accompanying Him even though 
the Lord was reluctant at first. Piratti had to use arguments arising 
from Her status of being His consort, His vow to Janaka, etc in 
persuading the Lord to allow Her to accompany Him to the forest. 
Whereas the Lord of His own accord decided to take along with Him the 
Padhukas." Another reason mentioned by H.H. was that "The established 
practice of begetting Perumal Sambandham is through a Sadacharya. 
The Lord conssumately illustrates this in the Ramayana. How? The 
Padhukas denote Satari Soori or Swami NammAzhwar, who is a pre-eminent 
acharya in our tradition. Hence, by first taking along the Padhukas 
with Him the Lord provided His Sambandham to Lakshmana and Piratti 
through the Acharya (Swami NammAzhwar). Therefore, the status of the 
Padhukas is unmatched!" 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan




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