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thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 6 - kANum nodiyum AnathOr thiru vizhAkOlamE !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Nov 26 1999 - 07:54:57 PST

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

thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 6 - kANum nodiyum AnathOr thiru vizhAkOlamE !

Dear bAgawathAs,

punnagaiyil piRanthathO pooritthidum poovedi
kaNNasaivil kaNdathO virinthidum minvAnam
thOraNangaLin thORRamE un thiruth thOLgaLiLE
kANum nodiyum AnathOr thiru vizhAkOlamE !

Meaning:
When  adiyEn  see  Sri Arangan's puunagai or smile, it  occurred
that  those "flower pot crackers"  were born from HIS enchanting
smile only. When adiyEn see HIS "kaNNasaivu" or opening  or  the
very slight move of HIS eyes, it was  evident  that  those  ever
expanding skies with many stars originate and sustain  from  HIS
eyes  only.  or  Those  "minvAnam", a type of sparkling firework
that  goes  to  the  sky  and expands into many sparkling floral
colors are all originated from this opening  of  HIS  eyes only.
Those arched decorated and ornamented festoons   that  are  hung
all over to celebrate  HIS  vaibavam  looked as if they all were
created from HIS mighty shoulders only.  Each  and  every  split
second that one spend looking at these features of HIS thirumuga
maNdalam are themselves a thiru vizhaA or a special occassion to
celebrate HIS vaibavam. ie., Every aspect of a "thiru vizha" are
born from celebrating his thiru muga maNdalam itself.

In  Srirangam  there  are  many mukkiya ursavams and thiru vizhA
that are  celebrated and such are spread over the entire span of
the calendar year. Prior to getting into the  details  of  thiru
adhyayana  ursavam a  list  of  major ursavams are presented. It
is also in order to present a simple reasoning as  to  why  this
thiru adhyayanOthsavam  is most important festival or thiruvizha
of all such.

SriRanganathar is known as "nithyOthsava samAyukthar". There are
festivals to  mark,  nithyOthsavam,  pakshOthsavam, mAsOthsavam,
samvathsarOthsavam  for Sri RanganAtha. Many inscriptions on the
walls of the  temple lists  many  of  the  festivals  and  their
detailed accounts. "kOzhil ozhugu", (*)  also describes many  of
these.

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam
thiruk kudanthai Rengarajan

note:  (*) It  is an  important Srivaishanava nool that everyone
may want to read.   Prof  Smt  Vasuda  nArayanan  has done  some
extensive study  on some  of  these. adiyEN request  to  her  to
step in for an additional input that are not  covered  in  these
postings.

adiyEn  welcome  Sri  Sadagopan  to  join   in   glorifying  Sri
RanganAtha and the thiru adhyayana ursavam for HIM. Within the 5
parts  of  writing,  several  of  you  have  written  to  adiyEn
personally (and some have even called over phone) about the huge
dose of "rucchi" you are all getting from these posts. adiyEn is
particularly pleased with the amount of yougsters who are either
prapannas or aspiring prapannas replying to adiyEn.  It  is  all
due to Sri Ranganathan's own thiru uLLam only.  It  is  adiyEn's
practice that while writing a series such as this, adiyEn  donot
reply  mostly untill the kainkaryam  is  completed  to  keep the
focus on perumAL and HIS vaibavam only. So please forgive me for
not replying  to you all individually.  But please keep  sending
your feedback, as each one reflects the  impact  and  shows  the
pulse.  Such will add to the   intensity  of  this  series  when
discussed at the end.

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