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Srimad Mukkur Azhagiya Singar Thirunakshatram

Jaganath.Bharadwaj_at_nrecatao.nreca.org
Date: Wed Sep 03 1997 - 15:40:45 PDT

Tomorrow 9/4/97 is the Thirunakshatram of Srimate Srivan Satakopa Sri
Vedanta Desika Yateendra Mahadesikan, the 44th Jeer of Sri Ahobila
Mutt.

He led Sri Ahobila Muth from 1957 to 1992.  By 1982 he had given
Samashrayam and Prapatti to over 25,000 disciples.  Exact figure of
the number of His disciples is not available.

His avatara and work have been described in about 20 verses by the
present Jeer in His Purvashramam.  He describes the Acharya known for
His hot temper as "Shantha swaroopam".  How does this fit with His
known temperament?  Well Shastras describe Himsa and ahimsa relating
to whether an action leads one towards or away from Sriman Narayana.
Any action that takes us towards Sriman Narayana and consequently
away from Maya is considered ahimsa and vice versa.  When such a
Mahan yells at a disciple, sins accumulated over thousands of
lifetimes are burned to ashes, and the disciple makes rapid progress
towards moksha.  This was why the present Jeer described Him as
Shanta swaroopa.

Only one cassette called Saranagathi Vaibhavam is available out His
numberless kalakshepams.  However 32 of His articles in Nrsimha Priya
are published in a book.  This book is a masterpiece and simply by
reading it one gets peace of mind and tranquility, comes to know the
essence of all shastras without having to read the more detailed
books, and can direct communion with Sriman Narayana during the time
one is reading this book.

His other book is a commentary on the Thiruppavai and is also a
masterpiece.  In this book, He relates each Pasuram that other
experts have connected with various avatarams, to Krishna avataram
only.  This book is currently out of print, but is expected to come
out again when published by the Visishtadvaita Research Centre
Madras.

The former book Srimad Azhagiya Singarin amudumozhigal is available
for a price of $15.00 from
Sri Ahobila Muth
5 Pissaro Court
Gaithersburg Md 20878.

Jaganath.