yathIndhra pravaNa prabhAvam – Part 83

SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavaramunayE nama:

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Further events at kOyil

On the day that thiruvEngadamudaiyAn ordained thirumalai aiyangAr to carry out kainkaryam at thirumalai, jIyar was conducting kAlakshEpam for thiruvAimozhi 3.3 decad, ozhivilAkkAlam udanAy manni vazhuvilA adimai seyya vENdum nAm (without any break, we should carry out faultless service to emperumAn). He was in a state of grief whether he was standing or sitting or lying down and was lamenting, feeling enervated. The previous night, an EkAngi (an assistant to the jIyar who is a bachelor) by the name thiruvEnkata jIyar, came in the dream of prathivAdhi bhayankaram aNNA and told him “Oh SrIvaishNava dhAsar! Come! Tomorrow, during the kAlakshEpam of ozhivilAkkAlam jIyar will be in a trance since he was not carrying out kainkaryam there. Tell him that in SEshaSailam (thirumalai), we will grant kainkaryam to him, who is the reincarnationi of AdhiSEshan”. prathivAdhi bhayankaram aNNan woke up with a start and was wondering “Such is the glory of this dream!” He completed his daily chores the next morning and reached thirumalaiyAzhwAr (discourse hall in jIyar matam) where he prostrated before jIyar. Seeing the condition of jIyar there and recollecting his dream the previous night, finding that both were similar, he became pleased and recounted his dream to jIyar. jIyar praised aNNA and told him “This too is such a mercy [of emperumAn]!” feeling happy. He asked aNNA to narrate his dream again and again, shared it with the [ashta]dhikkajangaLs (his eight principal disciples) and asked them “How do you feel about this?” They told him “By now, an amazing act should have happened at thirumalai; dhEvarIr should order someone to learn about it”. At that time, azhagaraNNan, a person in the SrIvaishNava assembly, got up, prostrated before jIyar and told him “adiyEn will leave for thirumalai, with dhEvarIr’s divine feet as purushakAram (recommendatory role), worship appan (thiruvEngadamudaiyAn) and learn about the event there”. jIyar was much pleased with him and mercifully gave him permission to leave. azhagaraNNan went immediately to thirumalai and worshipped perumAL. He saw iLaiyAzhwAr piLLai there, both of them exchanged salutations and enquired about each other. iLaiyAzhwAr piLLai took him to meet rAmAnuja aiyangAr who showered him with presents and enquired repeatedly about jIyar’s glories. aiyangAr told azhagaraNNan about perumAL’s order to carry out kainkaryam at thirumalai as well as his urge to take refuge under jIyar. azhagaraNNan told him about jIyar’s urge to carry out kainkaryam at thirumalai and the dream that prathivAdhi bhayankaram aNNA had. rAmAnuja aiyangAr said “adiyEn has become a fortunate person; with the blessings of the divine hands of jIyar, adiyEn will carry out kainkaryam to the extent of adiyEn’s ability”. He then gave his permission for iLaiyAzhwAr and azhagaraNNan to leave for SrIrangam. They left immediately, prostrated before jIyar, proffered the abhayahastha prasAdhams (images of emperumAn’s divine right hand, granting refuge) from various dhivyadhESa emperumAns in the north at this divine feet. jIyar accepted them and told iLaiyAzhwAr that he was seeing him after a long time.  He showered his grace on iLaiyAzhwAr as well as on azhagaraNNan. He then told prathivAdhi bhayankaram aNNA “Your dream has come to fruition. Wasn’t it for you that thiruvEngadamudaiyAn has showered his mercy!” He kept embracing iLaizhAywar piLLai saying “You have gone a long distance!” He heard about the true nature and true characteristics of rAmAnuja aiyangAr from him, feeling pleased. He kept reminiscing about the unanimity among namperumAL, SrI badhrikASramap perumAL, thirunArAyaNap perumAL (thirunArAyaNapuram), thiruvEngadamudaiyAn, azhagar [on mAmunigaL’s thaniyan]. All these events had been written mercifully by kandhAdai appan in his prabandham “varavaramuni vaibhava vijayam” and heard mercifully by jIyar.

Later, one day, when jIyar was returning from the divine kAvEri river, iLaiyAzhwAr lent him his hand and told him about the desire of rAmAnuja aiyangAr [to carry out kainkaryam, being blessed by the divine hands of jIyar]. jIyar said “There will be another opportunity to worship thiruvEngadamudaiyAn; at that time, his desire would be fulfilled; for now, let him have the wealth of  kainkaryam”. iLaiyAzhwAr then told jIyar that rAmAnuja aiyangAr was worshipping jIyar’s divine sandals as his thiruvArAdhanap perumAL. Once jIyar reached the matam, a few SrIvaishNavas who were connected to his divine feet, told him that they are leaving for thirumalai in order to worship during the purattAsi mahOthsavam. jIyar was very pleased on hearing that, looked in the direction of  thirumalai, offering his anjali, gave them his divine sandals and told them to give them to rAmAnuja aiyangAr, after which they left for thirumalai.

adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan

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