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PRAKRITAM AZHAGIYASINGHAR (PART 2)

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Date: Sun Nov 29 1998 - 21:33:48 PST

PRAKRITAM AZHAGIYA SINGHAR, 
MY ACHARYA, FRIEND, PHILOSOPHER AND GUIDE (PART 2)

Dear Bhagavatas,
Presented below is Part 2 on the above subject being excerpts from my talk
during the 600th Anniversary Celebrations of Ahobila Matam held at New York
during the first week of September 1998.
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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EPOCH MAKING EVENTS
 UPANAYANAM : Sri Narayanachar Swami performed his Upanayanam at
Garbhashtamam.
 SAMASRAYANAM: He had his Samasrayanam at the hands of Injimettu
Azhagiyasinghar in 1940
 MARRIAGE: He married at age 18 (1944) the daughter of Vidwan Kaniyambakkam
Srinivasacharya and had a happy married life of 46 years. Has three sons. 
 BHARANYASAM: He had his Bharanyasam at the hands of Devanarvilagam
Azhagiyasinghar on a Dwadasi day of Panguni month in the year Pingala.
 PRESHA MANTRA UPADESAM: Once, Mukkur Azhagiyasinghar called him for doing
Aradhana while at Ahobilam. When the Swami arrived, he asked our Swami to take
Sannyasa and administered "Presha Mantraas along with his brother Sri
Narayanacharya.. Thus, he had his Presha mantra at Ahobilam where Aadhi Vann
Satakopar had his Presha Mantropadesam. 
 12th October 1991: Mukkur Swami took  ill suddenly when our Swami was at
Tirupati for a discourse. He immediately returned to Srirangam.
 21st October 1991: Sannyasa Sweekaranam at Srirangam at the hands of Mukkur
Azhagiyasinghar and in the immediate presence and blessings of Paravakkottai
Andavan16th August 1992: Mukkur Azhagiyasinghar attained Paramapadam
 24th August 1992: Pattabhishekam of our Swami as 45th Jeeyar duly blessed
with Prokshanam and recitation of Sri Rama Pattbisheka Mantram by his mentor
and Yathisreshtar, Paravakkottai Andavan, Sri Gopala Desika Maha Desikan of
Poundarika Puram Asramam.


HIS DEDICATION TO ARCHAMURTHIS AND ARADHANA
 As one  witnesses  the eye filling atmosphere in which our Swami performs
Aradhana and the loving dedication of Upacharas to the Upasana murthis, one
cannot fail to  feel palpably  being transported to the very Aprakritaloka,
while being in this Prakrita loka itself.
 One will be astonished to see how our Swami untiringly observes his
Anushtanams, Bhagavad Kainkaryam, and Bhaagavata Kainkaryam in addition to
offering impromptu Kalskshepam discourses and writing out deeply researched
articles for Narasimhapriya Journal. He spends nearly 20 out of 24 hours with
practically no rest and no rest on strict starvation diet.
 Looking at all these, we wonder if we have returned to Kritayugam itself
transcending the Kaliyugam we are supposed to be in. In fact, it used to be
said that within every Yuga an Avaantaram corresponding to 1250 years repeats
itself. .By this calculation, we have now crossed the first 5000 years
consisting of Krita, Treta, Dwapara and Kaliyuga Avantaras. Thus, we have set
foot on the new Kritayuga  Avantara as evidenced by the presence of such great
and hoary Acharya Parampara, the diadem of which is our Azhagiyasinghar. We
should really be proud that we now coeval with this great  Mahan.

HIS RESPECT FOR ACHARYAS 
 None could exemplify the ideal Sishya as per Nyasa Vimsati and Sishyakritya
Adhikara of Swami Desikan than our Swami.
 Whenever he talks about his Poorva Acharyas, you can notice a glint in his
eyes blending his Bhakti, Gratitude and joy of nostalgia.
 I have seen how he used to stand a very personification of utmost humility
when he stood before 44th Jeeyar before, during and after becoming the Chinna
Jeeyar.
 While doing Antharanga Kaashaaya Kainkaryam to Injimettu Azhagiya Singhar,
he learned all sookshma Anushtanams from him.
 Indeed, he represented a Triveni Sangamam imbibing in himself all the
qualities of head and heart of the three Yathivaras whom he had the privilege
to serve Viz. 42nd 43rd and 44th Azhagiya Singhars.
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