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UpadEsa Rathna Maalai: Part 5

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Oct 21 1999 - 18:50:36 PDT

Dear BhakthAs :
Few of you have written to me about the missing paasuram ,
the sixteenth one.There was an error in my numbering that led to
the skipping of one of the five Paasurams , where Sri MM
pays high tribute to PeriyAzhwAr and his ThiruppallANDu .
I am glad that number of you are reading these postings closely . 

In part 4 , please number (17) as (16) .The missing paasuram 
is the 17th one that I will cover here . Rest of it (18-20 )is 
in order . 

Jn~AnigaL"s recognition of the greatness of PeriyAzhwAr

maanilatthin munn namm PeriyAzhwAr vanthu uthittha 
  Aani tannil sOthi yenRAl aadharikkum --Jn~Aniyarkku
oppAr illai ivvulahu tanil yenRi nenjE
  yeppOthum sinthitthiru.........(17)

(Meaning):Oh My Mind! At all times think of 
the  ones who begin their celebration of 
our AchAryan, PeriyAzhwAr, the moment they 
hear about the words Aani SvAthi and immediately
connect it to his sacred avathAra dinam .There is 
no one in all the world, who can match the glories of
these MahA PurshAs filled with pure Jn~Anam that
enables them to understand the unique glory of this day .

(Comments): Sri MM's reverence for PeriyAzhwAr is
abundantly clear through his choice of the words ,
"namm PeriyAzhwAr ". Sri MM's pride in sambhandham 
with PeriyAzhwAr is also clearly displayed here .
Sri MM refers here to the matchless Jn~Anis , who
celebrate the greatness of periyAzhwAr , the moment 
some one says , " Aani tannil sOthi" . In the whole 
month of Aani , there is only one JyOthi (effulgence )
for them and that is PeriyAzhwAr . Sri MM asks us 
to reflect on the soubhAgyam of these Jn~Anis ,
who understand fully the avathAra rahasyam of
PeriyAzhwAr .

AzhwAr, EmperumAnAr , Jeeyar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradaachAri SadagOpan
Pramaathi Iyppasi Sukla Paksha DhvAdasi , Sathayam