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Srimath Azhagiya Singar's approaching 75th Birthday completion celebration (Nov 26): Vedic Reflections NavAham (Nine days of salutation based on the Seventh canto Manthrams ): First Day of salutation to the Vaibhavam of HH Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan .... NavAham :Part III

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 18:17:09 PST

Dear Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha BhakthAs:

Prior to focusing on the main theme for today , let 
us pay our salutations to the famous dhivya dEsam 
known as "AhObalam " . Here, PrahlAdhan , Garudan ,
Lord Ramachandra  , Lord SrinivAsan of Saptha Giri ,
Thirumangai AzhwAr, Swamy Naatha MunigaL , RaamAnujA ,
Swamy Desiakn , Adhi VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar & ANNamAchArya ,
have offered their worship to Nava Narasimhans ( Bhargava,
YogAnandha, Chathravata , AhObila , KrODaakAra, MalOla ,
JwAlA , Paavana and Kaaranja Narasimhans). The uthsava 
BhEram of one of the Nava Narasimhan elected to land in
the hands of Adhi VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar for SanchAram
to bless all bhakthAs throughout Bharatha Varsham. 
This Moorthy is the MaalOla Narasimhan , who accompanies 
the Sri Matam Jeeyars in their sancvhArams to obey His
command for more than 600 years  and recieves their daily
AarAdhanam . 

In his beautiful CD ROM , Sri MukkUr Lakshmi NarasimhAchAr
Swamy pays extraordinary tribute to the Vaibhavam of 
MaalOlan , the Ishta dhaivatham of the 45 Azhagiya Singars 
so far. He also talks about the uniqueness of NrusimhAvathAram 
among the various avathArams of Sriman NaarAyaNan.

In the most recent issue of Nrusimha PriyA ,
SeyyARu Sri Krishnaswamy has referred to the unique
TWELVE qualities of Lord Narasimhan in the context of
His avathAram :

1. AyOnijathvam ( self-manifestation instead of 
   being born of human parents).

2. adhisayitha ParAkrama PrakAsam ( Extraordinary
   and wonderous display of valor in destroying 
   HiraNya Kasipu , who offended PrahlAdan , the Lord's
   Param Bhakthan).

3. Adhbutha Roopathavam ( Rare and wonderous form as 
   Naram kalantha Singam /Nru Hari). 

4. AanandhAvahathvam ( Possession of the qualities of 
   Bliss , Aanandhamaya Svaroopanm at the sight of 
   His dear Bhakthan).

5. Ina Koti SankAsathvam ( destruction of the crores of
   sins and apachArams through His merciful glances).

6. IsAnAdhi Prabhuthvam ( Lordship over Rudran and others
   as attested by the ManthraRaaja padha SthOthram composed
   by Isvaran/Rudran to acknowledge Nrusimhan's Lordship).

7. Sarva VyApyathvam ( Pervasive presence in every thing
   ranging from a blade of grass to the pillar in 
   the court of HiraNya Kasipu.

8. AvathAra Kaala yEva Dhushta nigraha, Sishta paripAlana
   Karthruthvam ( Destruction of dhushtAs and protection of
   BhakthAs right at the time of avathAram itself ).

9. Agatitha GadanA Saamarthya Pradarsakathvam ( Unique
   ability to unite polar opposites in Him )

10. Sathya yEva Phala Prathathvam ( Ability to yield 
    the fruits of UpaasakA based on Truthful behavior

11.MahOgra Pradarsakathvam ( Jwalantham aspect displaying
   fierce anger at those like HiraNya Kasipu, who 
   commit unpardonable BhagavathApachArams).

12.JadithyAvirbhAvithvam ( Instantantaneous appearance 
   from the court pillar so that His bhakthans' statement 
   will be upheld as truth).  

All the Azhagiya Singars have the blessings of Nrusimha
SaakshAthkAram and therefore are considered as Nrusimha
amsams . The present Jeeyar , HH Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra
MahA Desikan is no exception to this phenomenon and hence
adiyEn considers it a parama bhAgyam to offer this navAham
salutation as His 75th Thirunakshathram and His reign as
Sri Matam PeetAdhipathi for the last ten years . Both these
events are being celbrated on a grand scale on Nov 26 
at SelayUr , a suburb of Chennai. Please attend these
festiviites and Vidhvath sadas there ,

That One's AchAryan is the Supreme Brahman is attested by
a pramANam given to us by Sri SrivathsAngAcchAr Swamy:

GururEva Param Brahma GururEva Paraa Gathi
GururEva Paraa VidhyA GururEva ParAyaNam
GururEva Para: kaamO GururEva Param Dhanam
YasmAth SadhupadhEshtAsou tasmAth GurutamO Guru:

(Meaning): AchAryan is Para Brahman ; 
He is the highest to be attained as education , 
wealth , the means for purushArtham and 
the essence of VedAs.AchAryan is the One , 
who instructed us on SadAchAram and anushtAnam .
Therefore , He has to be worshipped by us with
reverence at all times out of gratefulness 
(kruthaj~nathai ) for His MahOpakAram.

The noblest instruction given to us is : 

SarIram arTam prANAmsccha SadhgurubhyO NivEdayEth

( Every thing , our body, wealth and even life 
should be placed at the sacred feet of one's AchAryan , 
who saves us from the terrors of SamsAram and helps
us most gracefully to reach the Supreme Goal) .

AdiyEn concludes today's prayer to my AchAryan 
with the Sapthama MaNdala Rg Veda Rk ( VII.89.3):

krathva:samaha dhInathA pradhIpam jagAma suchE I
mruLA susukshathra mriLaya II

(meaning): Oh Opulent and Bright One radiant 
with tapas (TapasA Jwalantham )! Bless me , 
Oh Lord(AchAryan) and have mercy on me if 
I have erred and gone astray from Your instructions 
and UpadEsams .

Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 



           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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