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UpadEsa Rathna Maalai : Part 9 (EmperumAnAr : Paasurams 27-29)

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 16:58:45 PST

Dear BhakthAs : In the Paasurams 27-29 of URM ,
Sri MM celebrates the greatness of AchArya RaamAnujA .

Paasuram 27: The greatness of RaamAnujA's birthday 
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inRu ulahIr Chitthirayil yEntha ThiruvAthirai naaLL
  yenRayilum inRu ithanakku yERRam yenn thaann--yenRavarkku
chArRRuhinREn kENmin yathirAsar tamm piRappAl 
  naaRRisayum koNDAdum naaLL 

(Meaning ): Oh people of the World! The constellation
of ThiruvAthirai is in ascendance in the blessed month
of Chitthirai . This day is more glorious than other days .
For those, who query why adiyEn says so , here is my response:
It is because of this day being the one , when people in all
four directions celebrate with joy , the birth of our YathirAjan .

Paasuram 28: Why is EmperumAnAr's birthday So Important ?

AzhwArkaL thAnkaL avatharittha NaatkaLinum
   vaazhvAna naaLL namakku maNNulahIr -yEzh paarum
uyya yethirAsar utthittharuLum --chitthirayil
   seyya ThiruvAthirai 

(meaning ): Oh People of this earth ! If you were to ask me 
which day is more important than that of all the AzhwArs , 
adiyEn would point out the Chittirai ThiruvAthirai , when
YathirAjAr incarnated for the upliftment of all mankind.

(Comments): AzhwArs blessed us with Dhivya Prabhandham only.
to that extent , the AzhwArs are 'biological mothers" for
those prabhandhams . AchArya RaamAnujA is like a foster mother 
fro those Prabhandhams and nourished them with great care 
and raised them to be great ones . Thus the greatness of
RaamAnujA as the one responsible for the growth of the glory of 
the Prabhandhams is even greater than that of the AzhwArs , 
who just gave birth to them . Even in his own time on 
this earth ,RaamAnujA was deservedly praised with the 
following two salutations:

" Tamizh maRaikaL Aayiramum yeenRa muthal Thaai SatakOpan,
  moympAl valarttha Thaai IrAmAnusan "
                   and 
" YengaL gathiyE RaamAnusa MuniyE ! sankai kedutthu 
aaNDa tavarAsA ! Ponku puhaz Mangayar kOn yeentha 
maRai Aayiram anaitthum tangu manam nee yenakkutthaa ".

Paasuram 29: Glory of RaamAnujA's birthday :Prayer to MM's mind 
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Yenthai YathirAsar ivvulahil yem tamakkaa
  vanthu uthittha naaLL yennum vaasiyinAl--intha
ThiruvAdhirai tannin seermai tanai nEnjE 
  oruvaamal YeppozhuthumOr 

(Meaning ): Oh My Mind ! Please reflect unceasingly about
the special glory of this day , Chitthirai ThiruvAdhirai,
when our revered AchAryan incarnated on this earth for
our ujjeevanam (succor , sustenance and upliftment ).

(Comments) : The Nithyasoori, AdhisEshan  incarnated on
this samsAric earth , while abandoning his nithya kaimkaryam
to His Lord in Sri Vaikuntam . He incarnated in this world
full of three kinds of SamsAric afflictions for blessing us ,
the nithya samsAris , by giving his helping hand to
lift us out of the terrifying ocean of samsAram 
to become muktha Jeevans qualified to serve the Lord
in His Parama padham .

Thrice , MM salutes the greatness of the avathAra 
dinam of Achaarya RaamAnujA and declares thrice 
that there is no other day that matches in its
glory Chitthirai ThiruvAdhirai .This is almost like 
saying "sathyam Sathyam idham Sathyam " regarding
the greatness of this day to doubters.

AzhwAr EmperumAnAr Jeeyar ThiruvadigaLE saraNam ,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan