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Date: Tue Oct 31 1995 - 11:03:15 PST
This is the first of a series of postings from a special 1992 English Edition of Nrsimhapriya. Today's posting contains messages from the 44th and 45th Jeers to the editors of the publication. 1) Message from His Holiness Srimate Srivan Shathakopa Sri Vedanta Desika Yateendra Mahadesikar The 44th Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt. Sreemathe Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Parabrahmane Namaha: Sreevan Sathakopa Sri Veeraraghava Sathakopa Yateendra Maha Desikaaya Namah: (43rd Jeer). Salutations to the Guru Parampara - the holy line of succession of Acharyas - initiated by Lakshmi Narayana with Nathamuni and Yamunacharya in the middle and extending upto our present Acharyas. THIS SAMPRADAYA OF SRI SANNIDHI HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH AN UNBROKEN LINE OF GURU PARAMPARA FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL, SPREADING ITS BRANCHES ALL OVER BHARAT LIKE A HUGE BANYAN TREE - AND ALL THIS WITH THE GRACE OF MALOLA (Lakshmi Nrsimha). This Parampara is the sure highway to salvation of ALL living beings who, having been immersed in the ocean of Karma, are unable to find their right path and have clung to the worldly life that is Samsara. By refuge in this Guru Parampara, all mortals through surrender (Saranagati) at the lotus feet of God will be rid of all sorrows and will be OVERWHELMED WITH HAPPINESS AT THE PROSPECT OF ATTAINING MOKSHA SAMRAJYAM (the empire of salvation). Beginning with Sri Adivan Sathakopa, 45 Pontiffs have adorned this great seat of Acharyas serving and blessing this world. We are glad to learn that Sri Nrsimha Priya, being published our Hyderabad Branch of the Muth for the last 12 years, is now bringing out a Special Issue on "Azhagiya Singars of Ahobilam", in two editions English and Telegu - detailing the history of the times when all of these Acharyas lived, their period of Asthanam, their scholarship, their Anushthana, the efficacy of their worship of the Lord, their passage to Brindavanam etc. We wish that the devotees of the Muth in India and abroad will read this Special Issue and will earn the utmost grace of Malola. Sd/- 'Sathakopa Sreeh' H H The 44th Jeer of Ahobila Mutt. 2) Message from Srimate Srivan Shathakopa Sri Narayana Yateendra Mahadesikar the 45th Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt. Sreemathe Srivan Sathakopa Sri Veeraraghava Sathakopa Yateendra MahaDesikaya Namaha: Sreemadbhyam Srivan Sathakopa Sree Vedantha Desika - Narayan Yateendra Maha Desikaabhyam Namaha. Salutations to this great line of Acharyas beginning with Lakshmi Narayana and shining with 64 Kalas. As is known to all, in the Sannidhi Sampradaya of our Ahobila Muth beginning with Lakshmi Narasimha, 64 (45+19) eminent Acharyas who are embodiment of learning and Anushthana, constitute the unbroken and illustrious line of succession of great Gurus, cleansing the sins and sorrows of their disciples who pray to them daily and seek their refuge at the feet of these Acharyas. Sri Adivan Sathakopa Yateendra MahaDesikan was the Founder of this great Sampradaya, who was blessed with the robes of Sannyasi and Preshya Mantra by Malola Himself in the form of a Yogiand who initiated this never declining line of Acharyas. His successors all carried His mantle with great distinction and divinity and have been shining as Muktas. All should know this line of great Acharyas beginning with the Lord Himself, individually. It is gratifying that Sri Nrisimha Priya, a magazine being published by our Hyderabad branch of the Muth for the last 12 years is bringing out a Special Issue dedicated to Acharyas of Ahobilam in two separate editions - English and Telegu - to perputate their memory. We earnestly wish that all devotees who read this special Issue will be blessed with all prosperity by Lord Malola. By Order Sreemat Veda Margedyadi ... Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Srivan Sathakopa Sri Narayana Yateendra Maha Desika. Vignapakaha: Madabhushi Narasimhacharya Dasa, Asthana Vidwan.