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Sri DEvarAja Panchakam of DhoddyaachArya (MahAchAryA): Part IV: SlOkams 4 & 5(Final Part).

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Nov 24 2001 - 17:19:50 PST

Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Dear Sri VaradarAja BhakthAs:

In the Fourth slOkam , DoddhAchAryar salutes the kaimkaryam
of GarudhAzhwAn in establishing Lord VaradarAjan as
the Supreme Lord ( Parathva NirNayam )as PeriyAzhwAr 
did at PaaNDyan King's court many centuries before him . 
No wonder one of the names of this AchAryan is MahAchAryaa . 
The fourth slOkam takes this form :

kEchith tatthva visOdhanE Pasupathou paaramyam aahu: parE
vyAjahru: KamalAsanE nayavidhOpyanyE Harou Saadharam
ithyEvam chala chEthasAm tanubhruthAm paadharavindham HarE:
Tath sandharsayathIva samprathi nruNAm Thaarkshya:SruthInAm nidhi:

(Extended Meaning): Many who are engaged in establishing
the Supermacy among the Gods confuse others because of
their ignorance about Sriman NaarAyaNa  tatthvams 
and because of their agitated and wavering minds . 
Some of them hold the view that Rudran is paratatthvam 
by emotionally choosing selected pramANams and thereby
confuse others.

Some others argue that Brahmaa is that Supreme
Lord. Other than these confused ones declaring 
that Rudran or BrahmA is the Para Dhaivam , 
those who know the SaasthrAs and Veda pramANams
clearly comprehend the Para Tatthvam of Sriman
NaarAyaNa-Varadhan and describe to other seekers 
with conviction about the Lordship of Sri Varadhan 
over BrahmA (His son) and Rudran ( His grandson )
in the spirit of Thirumazhisai AzhwAr's Naanmukhan
ThiruvandhAthi.

GarudaazhwAn for His part holds the sacred feet
of that Supreme Lord of Varadhan in His extended palms 
and invites the jeevans , which take many births ,
to see for themselves the redeeming lotus feet of
the Lord as Sarva Rakshakan and Sarva Sakthan.
This way , Garudhan helps immensely to testify about
the Para tatthva NirNayam arrived at by the Saadhus .
The Garuda Sevai at Kaanchi is thus very pertinent 
for reminding us about the Parathvam (Supermacy) of 
Varahda-NaarAyanan . 

SlOKam 5 of Sri DeavarAja Panchakam :

prathyak Gopura sammukhE dhinamukhE PakshIndhra SamvAhitham
nruthyath chAmara gOrakam nrupamacch chathra dhvayeebhAsuram
saanandham dhvija maNDalam Vidhatham sannAha chinhAravai:
kaantham puNya kruthO bhajanthi Varadham KanchyAm thrithiyOthsavE

(meaning): The place is VishNu Kaanchi. The time is the early
morning hours of the third day of the Lord's VaikAsi BrahmOthsavam.
The Lord of Hasthi Giri firmly establishes His feet pressed by
Garudhan in latter's extended palms . At that time , the two
fans on both  sides of the Lord move gently like dancing buds;
the two white umbrellas of sizable proportions flutter over
the Lord's Thirumudi.Lord VaradarAjan shines with matchless
beauty and blesses the  assembled BhakthAs with His sevai
during that early morning hour. The asuspicious sounds of 
Thirucchinnam announcing the start of the procession of Sriman
NaarAyaNa-Varadhan along the main streets of Kaanchi is heard. 
The assembly of kaimakrya ParALs performing Veda and dhivya-
prabhndha paarAyaNam are looked at by Varadhan with great 
affection.Such a wonderful scene of Garuda Sevai at Kaanchi
is witnessed only by great bhAgyasAlis. 

Thus DoddhAchArya concluded the mental visualization 
of the previous year's Garuda Seavis witnessed by him 
and regretted about his misfortune in not being at
Kanchi that year to have the joy of enjoying the Lord's 
Garuda Sevai as in previous years. The Parama KaaruNika ,
Bhaktha Vathsala PeraruLALa PerumAL commanded His archakas 
to cover His presence with the umbreallas and took off to 
ChOLa Simha Puram to bless DoddhAchArya MahA Desikan 
with His sEvai as Garuda Vaahanan . Then He returned to 
His erstwhile position at the entrance of the western 
gOpuram and continued with His activities for that 
year's GarudOthsavam day .He flew back on Garudan 's
shoulders in great haste through the streets of Kaanchi 
as if He is on His mission to rescue GajEndran and stopped
in between at YathOkthakAri Sannidhi, Ashtabhujam and
hastened to Thuppul to honor Swamy Desikan on this day.

Lord VaradarAjan recognizes always the magnificent 
contributions of Swamy Desikan to advance the goals of
Sri Bahgavath RaamAnuja SampradhAyam . Through koil maryAdhais 
at ThUppul on His uthsavam days , Lord VaradarAjan recognizes 
the magnificent contributions of the AchArya paramparai. 

A splendid scholastic account of VaradarAja Tattvam 
in the 32 chapters of Rahasya Thraya Saaram has been 
presented by Varadha GuNAmrutha-Varshi R. SrinivAsa-
Varadha TatAchAr Swamy of Kaanchi as a part of 
the specail release on November 26, 2000 ( Vikrama 
Kaarthikai Anusham ) , which was the 428th anniversary of
KoTi Kanya dhAnam , Sri Lakshmi KumAra Taata Desikan,
the Sri Kaaryam of Lord VaradarAja PerumAL. 

On the November 26, 2001 asmath AchAryan ,
HH the 45th Azhagiya Singar , Sri MalOla PaadhukA
Sevaka Sri NaarAyaNa Yathindhra Maha Desikan 
will be celebrating His 75th birth day and 
the tenth anniversary of His ascension to
AchArya Peetam at the ancient seat of Ahobila 
Matam created by Lord Lakshmi Nrusimhan Himself
some six hundered years ago . 

adiyEn places this series of postings at 
the sacred feet of asmath AchAryan and 
would like to conclude this series with
the tributes to NrusimhAvathAram by Swamy 
Desikan and Swamy KurEsar in their Sri Sookthis :

Bhakthasya DhAnava shishO: paripAlanAya
  BhadrAm Nrusimha guhanAm adhijagmushE
sthampaika varjam adhunApi Kareesa! noonam
ThrailOkyam yEthath akhilam Narasimha Garbham 
-- Sri VaradarAja PanchAsath : SlOkam 

yadhaparAdha sahasram ajasrajam 
Thvayi SaraNYa ! HiraNya upAvahath
Varadha! tEna chiram thvam avikriya:
vikruthim arbhaga nirbhajanAdhakA:
--Sri VaradarAja Sthavam: SlOkam 68

Narasimha-tanutara-agouNi samasamaya 
samudhbhava cha bhaktha gira:
sthambE cha sambhavasthE 
pisunayathi parEsathAm Varahda!
--Sri VaradarAja Sthavam: slOkam 71 

" KaalE na: Karisaila KrishNa Jaladha: 
  kAnkshAdhikam varshathi"

Sri VaradarAja ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 

 

 





  



 
 





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