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Re: Digest Number 434- Tridanda samarpanam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 05:11:22 PDT

Dear Dr.Ramanuja:

Thanks very much for your excellent commentary on
VyathipAta . It is most welcome.

I have seen once the Jaathakam of AchArya RaamAnujA.
If any one can help access it , we can do some more
research on this subject .

Thanks again,

At 05:32 PM 10/5/01 +0530, you wrote:
>	I was blessed to read the eyewitness account of NavaTridandaParimandanam
>of Jagadguru SriRamanujacharya at sri Perumboodhur under the supervision of
>Sri Sadagopan swamy's sister. The day was the dasami Aridrai with
>Vyatipata in Mahalaya paksha. I read in Itihasopanishat that
>	KanyaagatE savitari tishthanthi pitarO grihE
>	...
>	dinE dinE gayAtulyam bharaNyAm gayapanchakE
>	Dasatulyam vyatipatE pakshamadhyE tu vimshati:
>	DvAdashyam shatamityAhu: amAvAsyam sahasrakam
>	Ashvayuk shuklapakshasya dvitIyAm ayutham phalam
>	...
>	tasmAt sarvaprayatnEna kuryAt ShrAddham mahAlayam
> which means
>	Come Kanyaamasam or Purattashi and the pitrudevas will start
>camping in their corresponding houses in the bhoolokam. (Another sloka
>says that they stay till the start of Vrishikam or Karthigai.) (Mahalaya
>paksha normally falls within or close to Kanyamasam. Everyday is equal to
>Gaya in greatness. Bharani in mahalaya is equal to five gayas. That is why
>it is normally written in almanac as Mahabharani. On vyatIpata day it is
>equal to 10 Gayas. It is termed as MahavyatIpata. Pakshamadhyam or Ashtami
>is equal to 20 gayas in power. It is called MadhyAshtami. Dvadasi in
>mahalayapaksha is equal to one hundred gayas and Mahalaya Amavasya is
>equal to one thousand gayas. That is why by all efforts one should conduct
>Mahalaya shrAddha. Then the dvitIya of Aswayuja Suklapaksha following
>Mahalaya Amavasya is having the power of 10,000 Gayas!!
>If any Swami knows more about these aspects I request that more light may
>be thrown on this topic.
>   By the way sriRamanujacharya's avatarasamayam was mentioned by sri
>Sadagopan as Chitthirai masam, etc when Aridra constellation was in
>ascendancy. Here is a clarification needed. The rasi in which the Sun is,
>is the solar month of birth. The rasi in which the moon is determines the
>star of the jatakam. The rasi that is rising in the east or is ascending
>is the Lagnarasi. Applying this here, since it is Chitthirai masam, the
>sun was in Mesha rasi and so the birth month is mesha or chitthirai. Since
>the moon was in Mithuna rasi near Aridra star, Sriramanujacharya's star
>was Aridra. It is incorrect to say that Aridra was in ascendancy unless
>moon was in mithuna rasi and simultaneously mithuna rasi was in the
>ascendancy also. Since we have no info here about the lagna rasi,
>we cannot say so. I am sorry to raise this point if it is trivial. I hope
>it is a point worth noting.
>Vachikadosha: kshantavya:
>Adiyen Ramanujadasan
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