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thiru adhyayana uthsavam part 4 - padaikkum thaNmaiyE anaitthum theertthAN !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 23 1999 - 18:55:59 PST

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

thiru adhyayana uthsavam part 4 - padaikkum thanmai anaitthum theertthAN !

Dear bAgawathAs,

padaitthAn than thannaiyE anRu
thigaitthan than padippaiyE kaNdu
thAn azhgai padaikkum thaNmaiyE
anaitthum theertthan pOlum anRE !

Prior to going in details of adhyayana uthsavam,  adiyEN's  mind
is still  clipped  on  the  beauty of Lord  Sri  Ranganatha, the
moolavar.

Simple meaning of my poem:

Lord Sriman nArAyaNA created HIMself on that day as a  boon  for
the request of Sri BrahmA. Atonce after creating HIS own  image,
HE was HIMself amazed  and astonished to see the thiru uruvam of
Sri Arangan. He then feared  if  HE  had  exhausted  HIS  entire
capacity to creat  "beauty" for  ever !!  (anaitthum  theertthAn
pOlum arnRE !! ie., Lord Ranganatha was so  beautiful  such that
the meaning for the word beauty had to  be  interpreted  as  Sri
Ranganatha and only  Sri   Ranganatha.   "pEr   Alavukkum  kooda
azhagu engumE illai". ie., even for a name  sake one cannot even
find an iota of beauty anywhere  else.   The  entire  beauty was
contained in Sri Ranganatha, it  seems.  No  wonder,  Sri  ANDAL
wanted to marry only HIM.

SriranganthAn  is so  beautiful  such  that  one  can enjoy  the
sameebyam of Sriman nArAyaNA in Srivaikundam and  enjoy  all the
anubavams of Sri vaikundam in this Srirangam itself. Hence it is
called  "boolOga  vaikundam".   Sri  thoNdar  adip  podi  AzhwAr
delivered "icchuvai  thavira yAn pOy inthira lokam Alum acchuvai
peRinum vENdEn (*)"

As similar to "na chyAvathi ichyachyutha", those who are trapped
in this beauty of Sri Rangarajan, HE will never let them go away
from HIM for want of anything (**).

Sriranga divya dEsam is the root and causes of all cuases.  ie.,
As similar to the root of the banyan tree this Sriranga dEsam is
there and all the other divya dEsam is the branches of such tree.
SriRanganAthan is the cause of all these causes. He is the "vEr"
or root of this vrkusham of 105 the other divya dEsams in arcchA
form.

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

(*) See archives for some meanings for this  pAsuram. If  adiyEn
has to write meanings  for this one single pasuram it  will take
more than 100  pages to write. So adiyEN is  differing to  write
any meaning on  this line for now, and  request  bAgawathALs  to
follow the flow simply.

(**) It is tradition that almost  every  AzhwAr,   AchAryA   and
bAgawathA fell for Sri RanganAthA's vaseegaram. It  was jovially
commented  by an ardent Srinivasa perumAL bAgawatha that  adiyEn
was  hijacked for pomona Lord SriRanganAtha. One other  prapanna
immediately commented jovially that   it  is  the  tradition  of
Lord Sri  Ranganatha  to "steal away" all the AzhwArs, AchAryAs,
bAgawathALS all for himself from other perumALs. And that it has
been fact that all the sEvArtthis  end  up  in  masses  for  Sri
Ranganatha  from all other divya dEsams. Isn't it very true that
"engu suRRinum ranganaiyE vanthu sEr" ?

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