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The Lord's Acharyan (Manavala Munigal) - And his Vaibhavam.

From: Pattangi (danp_at_uic.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 11:51:32 PDT

srimathE rAmAnujAya namaha

Our beloved Periya Jeeyar, is the LORD's Acharyan. Here are some of the 
things adiyEn is writing as there are devotees who do not know 
about Periya Jeeyar (ManavalaMamunigal).

==Lord's Acharya (Swami ManavalaMamuni also known as VaraVara Muni)=======

=> The only Acharya who had the unique opportunity of delivering 
dravida veda vyakhyanam before Ranganatha and Samskrita vedanta 
vyakhyanam before Bhagawath Ramanuja.  

=> ubhayavedantacarya. 

=> PeriyA Jeeyar is the only acharyan recognised by perumal as His 
Acharyan. 

=> He is the avatara of Adisesha and Swami Ramanuja

=> Srisailesa Daya Patram is the only taniyan recognised as a mantram 
and the only slokam submitted by Lord Himself for his Acharya.

Our Lord has commanded that this tanian should be recited before 
chanting of the Dhivya Prabhandas, and at the end with the 
VazhiThirunamam.

SriSailesa Daya patram  DhiBhakti Adi Gunarnavam 
Yatindra pravanam Vande Ramyaja Mataram Munim 

Lord Ranganatha taking Swami ManavalaMaMunigal as His Acharya.
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Background:   This is Srirangam, Year: 1370 Lord Ranganatha (The lord 
who was the Archa Vigraha for Brahma & all the Ikshvaku dynasty 
including Lord Rama) had a few unfulfilled desires. (Our Lord is 
deciding to have the avatara of Adishesha, Bhagavath Ramanuja as 
Manavalmamuni)    

Lord:- (As Tirukkurungudi Nambi) We have been a sishya of Swamy 
Ramanuja and received the Rahasya upadesam

We also received the name Sri Vaishnava nambi. But we are yet to give 
any Guru Dhakshina to Him.

Also, we have not listened and enjoyed the Vyakyanam of Thiruvaimozhi 
by Swamy Nammazhwar when Nammpillai delivered it here. We must 
fulfill both these desires now. 

Background: Lord, Ranganahta has been listening to thiruvaimozhi 
pasurams,(text) but wanted to hear the full commentary and enjoy the 
explanations and anubhavams in Thiruvaimozhi Vyakyanam.

He decides to have the Avathara of Adisesha and Swamy Ramanuja, 
as  "Poiyilatha ManavalaMaMunigal" at Alwartirunagari where earlier 
Nammazhvar descended. ManavalaMaMunigal called as Peria Jeer, born in 
ippasi moolam, is the ocean of knowledge and devotion and has all the 
ideal Acharya Gunas. So, He chose ManavalaMaMunigal to be His 
Acharyan and teach HIM Thiruvaimozhi Vyakhyanam.

After ManavalaMaMunigal (MaMunigal) fully blossoms as an Acharya HE 
decides to request Periya Jeeyar to fulfill his desire.

This is Srirangam, Year: 1432, On a Pavitra utsavam day, after the 
procession Lord is seated in his Pavitra utsava Mantapam; Surrounded 
by priests and other devotees.

MaMunigal comes with followers to offer Mangalasasanams.

MaMunigal had completed the Sribhashya kalakshepam before Ramanuja at 
Sriperumbudur temple, and has been hailed as "Sentamizhum vadakalayum 
tigazhnda nAvar" or in other words ubhayavedantacharyar.

Lord Ranganthaa Gives his Blessings and talks via the Archaka.

Archaka:  It is perumal's wish that starting tomorrow, in our Periya 
ThiruMantapam, 
you start the discourses on Periyavankurugur nambi's Thiruvaimozhi 
based on the Edu 36,000 Vyakyanam. To listen without any hindrance, 
all the festivals would be cancelled for one year from today. 

Edu 36,000 Vyakyanam was done by Nampillai, and documented by his 
Sishya VadakkuThiruvedhi Pillai. 

MaMunigal humbly Accepts LORD's command.

The following Day:  Imagine this Glorious Scene.
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Lord Ranganatha, with Dhivya Suris; 
Ananatha Azhwan (Adisesha), PeriyaThiruvadi (Garudazhwar), 
SenapatiAzhwan (Vishwaksenar);  
Nammazhwar himself with all the other Azhwars, and Acharyas starting 
with Nathamunigal; 
 From BhuLokam starting with SriRanga Narayana Jeeyar and other 
Jeeyars,  Thirumalai Tanda bhattar along with other devotees came 
with a huge audience.

Periya Jeeyar - Starts his discourse

MaMunigal :   Lakshminathasamaranbham, Yo Nityam, Matha Pitha, 
Bhaktamrutam , tiruvazhudi,van tigazhum solai,  mikka irai nilai....

During the discourse, Jeeyar explains the esoteric meanings of the 
divine poems through Sruthi Prakriyai, Sruthaprakasika Prakriyayai, 
Gita bhashya Prakriyayai, Pancharatra Prakriyayai, Ramayana 
Prakriyayai, Vishnu Purana Prakriyayai, Maha Bhagavatha Prakriyayai 
and also padartham, Vakyartham, Maha Vakyartham etc.
And Sabda Rasam, Artha Rasam and Bhava Rasam etc. He explained from 
all the five commentaries with great skill.
This went on for One year. 

Dhivya Dhampatis were immensely pleased.

On the last day(Ani moolam); In the presence of  Namperumal, 
UbhayaNachiyars, Nitya Suris, Azhwars, Acharyas and other devotees, 
Swami MaMunigal concluded his EDU Vyakhyanam and Sattumurai was done.

Lord was extremely gratified & pleased with the EDU Vyakhaynam. He 
wanted to spread and enlighten others about his ACHARYAN - the Periya 
Jeeyar - Acharya ManavalaMaMunigal, his vyakyanams and vaibhavams.

Lord offers as sambhavana to Jeeyar, Fruits, Flowers, Tamboolam, 
Condiments & parivattam.
At this time, Lord Ranganatha takes the form of a 5 year old child - 
Ranganayakam. He comes in between Lord Ranganatha & His sambhavana to 
Acharya ManavalaMaMunigal.

Surprised, other devotees ask this boy for his purpose.

Devotees:  Who is this child, and where did come from? 
Devotee:    Child Why are you here?

Child: Without any fear, with folded hands towards Jeeyar

Lord as a 5 Yr Child:
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SriSailesa Daya patram  (Pause…) 
DhiBhakti Adi Gunarnavam (Pause…) 
Yatindra pravanam Vande (Pause…) 
Ramyaja Mataram Munim (Pause…) 

Then repeats the full Sloka without any pause.

SriSailesa Daya patram  DhiBhakti Adi Gunarnavam 
Yatindra pravanam Vande Ramyaja Mataram Munim 

Lord Ranganatha offers his pranams to Ramyajamatru muni.

Elders write this sloka in a palm leaf and offer it at the Lord's 
Feet. 

Then they ask the Child to chant the VazhiThirunamam of Jeeyar.

The 5 Yr old Child, Chants:
Vazhi Thiruvaimozhipillai…………………….
……ManavalaMaMuniye innam oru Nootrandirum.

The lord is extremely pleased.
He commands that this Tanian of Jeeyar
"SriSailesa Daya patram  DhiBhakti Adi Gunarnavam 
Yatindra pravanam Vande Ramyaja Mataram Munim"
be chanted in every divyadesam before chanting of Dhivya Prabhandam 
and this Vazhi Thirunamam be chanted at the end.

LORD Conveys via the Archaka: It is the Lords command that 
"SriSailesa Daya patram  DhiBhakti Adi Gunarnavam 
Yatindra pravanam Vande Ramyaja Mataram Munim"
be chanted in every Thirupathi before chanting of Dhivya Prabhandam 
and this Vazhi Thirunamam be chanted at the end.

At the same time starting with ThiruMalai, tirumalirunsolai malai to 
all the Thirupathis Lord Ranganatha sent this same command via the 
srimukham of Vishvaksenar. 

This Srisailesa mantra is held equivalent to mantra ratnam - dvayam. 
Lord Ranganatha failed to get a proper guru in his incarnations. Rama 
was not happy with Viswamitra since he went behind desire and anger. 
Krishna was not happy with Sandipana since he also did the same. Now 
He identified the right acharya in all aspects and fulfilled His 
desires.  
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=> The only acharya who had the unique opportunity of delivering 
dravida veda vyakhyanam before Ranganatha and samkrita vedanta 
vyakhyanam before Ramanuja.  

=> Ubhayavedantacarya. 

=> PeriyA Jeeyar is the only Acharyan recognised by perumal as His 
Acharyan. 

=> He is the avatara of Adisesha and Swami Ramanuja

=> Srisailesa Daya Patram is the only taniyan recognised as a mantram 
and the only sloka submitted by Lord Himself for HIS Acharya
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Make the LORD's Acharya (ManavalaMaMunigal) part of your life every 
day.  Chant this Tanian every morning in front of the Lord
at your Home. (It pleases the Lord, to see his devotees chant this 
Tanian, delivered by the Lord himself).

SriSailesa Daya patram  DhiBhakti Adi Gunarnavam 
Yatindra pravanam Vande Ramyaja Mataram Munim 
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Please spread this message to all the LORD's devotees
as some devotees might not know 
ManavalaMaMunigal is the LORD's Acharyan.
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Ack: Velukkudi, MAV, ESB & VPS Varadan Swami


azhwAr emberumAnAr jeeyAr thiruvadigalE saranam

adiyEn rAmAnujA dAsan
Mukundan Vangkipuram Pattangi


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