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Desikan thirunakshattram

From: Anand K Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 30 1998 - 19:13:34 PDT

                                  Sri :
             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha
                       Srimate  ShatakopAya Namaha                                    
                  Srimate  Bhagavad   RAmAnujAya  Namaha      
                  Srimate NigamAntha MahAdesikAya Namaha 
             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
         Srivan  Shatakopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      

     Dear  devotees,
     namo nArAyaNA . pranAmams. 

     Sri MAdhavakannan has kindly shared his wonderful views 
     regarding the celebration of our dearest AchAryan SwAmi Desikan's
     thirunakshattram. Sri Anbil Ramaswamy and Sri Sadagopan have paid
     their tributes already. adiiyEn joins them.

     adiyEn remembers current Srimad Azhagiyasingar telling during the 
     Centenary celebrations of Sri Abhinava Desika Uttamoor
     VeerarAghavAchAryA that the unsurpassed glories of mahA purushAs
     like Uttamoor swAmi can be understood more,only by the likes of him
     (who are vidvAns) ie. the more one learns under an AchAryA and/or
     reads the immortal works of such avatAra purushAs, the more they
     realize the divine glories of such mahAns. 

     Obviously, this holds good for SwAmi Desikan. But, adiyEn
     who cannot even read Sanskrit properly can hardly understand
     anything about the vast glories and great blessings through 
     various granthAs of the most merciful AchArya sArvabhoumA SwAmi
     nigamAntha mahAdesikan, the ghantAvatArA of Sriman nArAyaNA.
     But adiyEn would neverthless like to pay tributes to our dearest
     Thooppul PiLLai. Who can pay such tributes better than SwAmi
     Desikan's own son and dear disciple Sri NainArAchAryA
     alias Sri KumAra VaradAchAryA ?. Let us enjoy the insatiable
     nectar - PiLLai anthAdi.     

   namo nArAyaNA
   adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
   anantha PadmanAbha dAsan  
                      sarvam  sri KrishnArpanamastu