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Re: SriRamanujavatarasamayam

From: M.N.Ramanuja (mnr_at_physics.iisc.ernet.in)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 04:59:37 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,
Adiyen came across the following nALpAttu of SriRamanujacharyar.

 KalyabdE divyakumbhe budhajanavidithE vathsarE pingalAkhyE
 ChaithrE mAsE gatE cha triyutha dashadinE dIpyamAnE himAmshou
 Panchamy-ArdrA samEthE suragurudivasE karkatAkhyE cha lagnE
 SrimAnrAmAnujAryas samajani nigamAnthArtha samrakshaNArtham

In Kalivarsha 4118 (present Kalivarsha is 5103)in the famous Pingala year,
after lapse of 13 days in chaitra masa, when moon was shining with Panchami
tithi and Ardra star, on the day of the guru of the devas, Thursday, and in
Karkataka lagna, sriman Ramanuja incarnated for the protection of the meaning
of the upanishats.
  Here, since the thirteenth day of Chaitra masam cannot be panchami, it
has to be interpreted as Mesha or chitthirai masam in my opinion.
 So this sloka tells us that the avatAra samayam was on a thursday
panchami with Ardra star (moon was in Mithuna rashi) and the Sun was in
Mesha rashi and with Karkataka rashi in ascendance (karkataka lagna) or
rising in the east just as for SriRama (karkatE lagnE). This gives us the
important aspects of the jatakam.

Adiyen

Ramanuja



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