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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 Rg Veda Manthrams ): Fifht Day of salutation to the Vaibhavam of HH Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan ...NavAham :Part V

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 20:23:45 PST

Dear Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha BhakthAs:

There are many insightful words in
the Rg Vedam (VII. 76.6 , 77.4 and 91.3) 
that caught my attention in the context of 
my illustrious AchAryan , HH Sri NaarAyana 
YathIndhra MahA Desikan's kalyANa gunams .

These words are:

I. Usharbhuda:
Rk 76.6 Usharbhudha: Sayana defines it as
the one " waking" at dawn ( Ushasi Bhudhyantha: 

What is this Dawn ? Vedic dawn is not the physical dawn.
It is a symbol for light that burns within all of us.
It is supremely radiant in Parama Hamsa ParivrAjaka
SanyAsis like HH Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan.
Dawn in VedAs is also described as Gomathi , which
means luminous or radiant source of an aprakruthic 
nature.Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhan is shining brilliantly
in the heart cavity of adiyEn's illustrious AchAryan.

Asmath achAryan waking up in the early morning 
performing His anushtAnam is an Usharbhudan ,
whose tapas illuminates all who come near Him
and energizes them .Brahma MuhUrtham 
is very special to DEvAs, SanyAsis and the Lord.
One who is awake to greet the dawn  as an Usharbhudan
is a blessed One , who lights the way for others.

II. AnthivAma:
Rg Veda Rk 77.4: The striknig word here is "anthivAmA ".
This is intrepreted by Sayana as " One who is 
a possessor or bearer of wealth (to us) worth 
having ". (anthi asmadhanthikE vaamam vananeeyam 
Dhanam yasyA: Saa AntivAmA). Vankata MaadhavA 
intreprets AnthivAmA as the one who delivers 
Sannikrushta Dhanam  .Sannikrushtam means Proximate 
or that comes near like the sulkam at Paandya
King's court , which bent and came near PeriyAzhwAr
with the anugraham of the Supreme Being. AchAryan is the
anthivAaman bringing the Sannikrushta dhanam close
within our reach.

III. SumEdha: Rg  RK VII.91.3
The manthram containing "SumEdha:" ( One blessed 
with discriminating Intellect) is :

pIvOannagum rayivrudha: SUMEDHA : SvEtha:
sishakthi niyutham abhishrI:
tE vaayavE samanasO vi tasthur visvEn
nara: svapatyAni chakru:

(Meaning ):" The intelligent bright Lord of 
Motivation is glorious with the yoked cosmic seeds 
(of AchAram and anushtAnam). He favours those men , who are 
well fed ( well qualified with Jn~Anam) and abound 
in riches (of a spiritual kind). They are of
one mind (Samanasa:), ever ready to worship Him , 
and are the leaders of such pious ceremonies as are
productive of excellent progeny (Sishya Rathnams)". 

"rayi-vrudha:" in this manthram refers to those
abounding in riches of a lasting kind.

"visvEt savpatyaani chakru:" in this manthram 
refers to an AchAryan in my mind , who take 
all care  to produce good paramparai of
SishyAs ( Progeny). Sri Vaikunta Vaasi
MukkUr lakshmi NrusimhAcchAr Swamy is 
one such progeny of HH Sri NaarAyaNa 
YathIndhra Maha Desikan .

All the three Vedic words , " Usharbhudha: , anthivAma:
and SumEdhA " apply very well to Srimath Azhagiya Singar.  
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan   

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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