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thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 8 - magara kuzhAngaL mAarangam sErumE !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Nov 28 1999 - 07:10:23 PST

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

thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 8 - magara kuzhAngaL mAarangam sErumE !

Dear bAgawathAs,

thennam kEERRu thOzhigaLoduveesa
thenRaL kARRum thuNaigaLEntha
manthiram Othi mAmarangaL Ada
magara kuzhAngaL mAarangam sErumE

First layer of meaning:
Those leaves of the coconut  trees  that  surround  the  Sriranga
kshEthram  started  to  wave  samAram  in  the  winds  with their
partners to celebrate the  ursavam  of  Sri  Arangan's  vaibavam.
The gentle breeze that carries moist now carries the "thuNai"  or
"seer"  for the  ursavam as a ubayak kArAr.  Those mango trees on
the banks of thiru kauveri shakes their  branches  in  the  cross
winds  that just touched the kauveri and brushes past them. While
doing so  their branches   and  the leaves makes an "Osai" (*) in
their own bAshai to  chant the  holy  manthirams  of Sri Arangan.
On  hearing and feeling all these  those  "magara  kuzhAngaL"  or
"meen kootttangaL" (array of fishes) swin in clomuns on their way
and reach this big and holy city  of  Sri ranga kshEthram to   be
present  during  the ursavams as sEvArtthis.

The nityOrsavam these days are belived to be celebrated only on a
few days  in  the  calendar   year  such  as,  chithrA  pournami,
jyEstAbhishEkam, pathinettAm  perukku  (18th  day  of  Adi),  Sri
jayanthi (the star of appearance of Lord Sri KrishnA), DeepAvali,
thiruk  kArtthigai  deepam,  sankaranthi and yugAthi. While these
are  simple  one  day  festivals, the mAsOrsavas and brahmOrsavAs
(three of them) last for more than a few days  upto ten days. The
mAoRsavas  usually  celebrated  in the evenings. The brahOrsavams
begin  with   dhvajArOhanam or the flag hoisting on the flagstaff
or dwajasthambam and ends with the rathOrsavam or car festival.

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

note:  (*) Every  jivAthmA whether  mobile  or immobile celebrate
Sri Arangan's thiru vaibavam by chanting the holy manthrams known
in their own bAshA or language.
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