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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 IV

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Mon Nov 05 2001 - 18:45:40 PST

Dear Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha BhakthAs:

The auspicious day of Novemebr 26 (Kaarthigai
UtthirattAdhi) is approaching in three weeks
time.That day is EkAdasi day . Even more auspicious
is that this day is Kaisika EkAdasi day. Asmath
AchAryan's Thirunakshathram will be celebrated
on this extraordinarily auspicious day after 
5 days of Veda PaarAyaNam and dhivya Prabhandham
as well as Vidhvath Sadas.

This type of special day is what the Veda manthram 
(Rg Vedam VII.88.4)describes as " ahnAm Sudhinam ".
It is auspicious day of days. It is sudhinam as well
because it is a Sobhana dhinam . The whole manthram is:

Vasishtam ha VaruNO naavi aadhad 
rishim chakaara svapaa mahObhi:
yan nu dhyAvas tatanan yAdh ushAsa:
--Rg Vedam: VII.88.4

(Extended Meaning): So the Venerable Supreme 
Lord selects and places the pious-most one in
His boat and offers him(The AchAryan ) His 
protection and raises him to the status of 
a singer in His court.Soon after , the days
shine bright , whilst the nights broaden in and 
the dawns are lengthened. Griffith translates 
the section , " Yath nu dhyAvas tatanan yadh ushasa:"
as " while the heavens broadened and the dawns were 
lengthened ". 

The selection of the blessed one as an AchAryan 
just as Lord Narasimhan selected a young man of
twenty and asked him to come to Ahobala KshEthram
is what comes to my mind , when I recite this
manthram of Sapthama MaNdalam. Thru anupravEsam ,
this Young man from ThirunArAyaNa Puram was
transformed by BhagavAn Narasimhan into 
a Great Soul (Adhi VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar)  
and was protected by MalOlan and blessed 
to sing His glory during NithyAradhanam , 
Veda-Dhivya prabhandha paarAyaNams . 

All successors of Adhi VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar 
were also selected by BhagavAn Narasimhan and 
protected .They were raised by Lord Narasimhan
as His amsam and commanded to to sanctify this earth
through their sanchArams carrying out the duties
assigned by (the Lord) Himself. Heavens broadened 
for them and the dawns were lengthened for them .
The beauty of those dawns starting with their
nithyAnushtAnams ending in abhigamana aaradhanam
can be visualized every day at the Sri Matam. 
Ushas Sooktham gives us a glimpse of the beauty 
and sanctity of those dawns . 

May we all be blessed to be part of the world 
that such MahA PurushAs sanctify as they serve as
light on the top of the hill to guide us all
as we struggle finding our path thru the dark
nights of SamsAram and bring us to the bright and 
beautiful dawn of hope and freedom from fear .

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


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