yathIndhra pravaNa prabhAvam – Part 87

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

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aNNan, after leaving kAnchIpuram, reached the banks of divine kAvEri with a great urge, in order to see the divine golden feet of jIyar. All the eminent persons in SrIrangam heard their arrival and were very pleased. archakar (temple priest) went with all the employees of the temple, welcomed aNNan and took him to aNNan’s divine residence. jIyar also mercifully reached aNNan’s divine residence, showered his grace on him. He accepted all the prasAdhams (divine offerings) from thiruvEngadamudaiyAn and pEraruLALan and enquired about the events at all those places, feeling very happy. SrIvaishNavas who had gone with aNNan told jIyar about the divine name that pErauLALar had given for jIyar, viz. aNNan jIyar. jIyar was very happy to hear this and told aNNan “Knowing our mind, how great that pEraruLALar has mercifully given  a name bringing out the connection with dhEvarIr!” Some people said “is there any hurdle for svathanthran (totally independent entity, viz. emperumAn) to transgress anything!” prathivAdhi bhayankaram aNNA too said that just like saying “SrIya: pathi” this divine name also brings out an identity wonderfully. Everyone praised him heartily.

Later, rAmAnuja dhAsar prostrated at jIyar’s divine feet. jIyar kept his divine feet on his divine head firmly and graced him in a distinguished manner. rAmAnuja dhAsar too brought out all the offerings from various dhivyadhESams in the north through four SrIviashNavas and submitted them to jIyar. jIyar accepted them all and distributed the offerings to the people in the assembly. He felt fulfilled in his heart and embraced rAmAnuja dhAsar saying that he felt that he had worshipped all the dhivyadhESams in the north.

Later, eRumbiyappA’s divine father sent a message, asking appA to return to eRumbi which rAmAnuja dhAsar handed over to appA. appA felt very saddened at having to leave jIyar. In order to comfort him, jIyar gave him a vigraham looking like him and his divine sandals. A SlOkam was composed bringing out these events which would enable those who came much later to reminisce this:

prItha: prEshithavAn munirvaravarO yasmai muhu: SrImukham
prAdhAth svAngri sarOjasangasupakam  svIyAmupAnadhyukIm
svIyam sundharam uththarIyam amalam svAm mUrthim archAmayIm
tham dhEvESagurum bhajEma SaraNam samsAra santhArakam

(let us surrender to that dhEvarAja guru, also known as eRumbiyappA, to whom maNavALa mAmunigaL joyously sent messages often, to whom he gave his divine sandals  and his divine archA vigraham since appA had connection with jIyar’s lotus like divine feet and who crossed this samsAram). Later, eRumbiyappA’s divine grandson piLLaiyappA too reminisced this event. appA took jIyar’s permissioin, left kOyil (SrIrangam), reached eRumbi, worshipped the divine feet of his divine father and carried out kainkaryam to him. He composed several prabandhams, bringing out the glories of jIyar’s form of AdhiSEshan, his form of lakshmaNa, such as varavaramuni prabandham, varavaramuni panchAsath, varavaramuni sthavam, varavaramuni mangaLASAsanam, varavaramuni gadhyam etc.

SrIvAnamAmalai jIyar gets aranganagarappan as thiruvArAdhanam

Around that time, a message was received from sEnai mudhaliyAr (vishvaksEnar) at vAnamAmalai, to send vAnamAmalai jIyar to vAnamAmalai in order to carry out the functions of adiministering the temple. jIyar received it with happiness, accepting it. He took vAnamAmalai jIyar to periya perumAL’s sannidhi and announced the message received from vAnamAmalai. It was jIyar’s practice to recite hundred pAsurams from nAlAyira dhivya prabandham every day in periya perumAL’s sannidhi. On that day, he recited periya thirumozhi 11-8-8 “aNiyAr pozhil sUzh aranga nagar appA” (Oh my father who has taken residence in SrIrangam which is surrounded by fragrant gardens!) periya perumAL accepted the message and offered his vigraham “aranganagarappan” who was mercifully seated on bhUpAlarAyan (namperumAL’s divine throne) along with namperumAL, to the divine hands of vAnamAmalai jIyar. He looked at jIyar’s divine face and recited “periyArkkAtpattakkAl peRAdha payan peRumARu” (you would get rare to get benefits if you are under the grace of eminent people). perumAL offered honours such as sacred water, thiruppariyattam (divine cloth worn around the head), divine garland, abhaya hastham etc and gave his permission [for vAnamAmalai jIyar to leave SrIrangam]. jIyar mercifully took aranganagarappan with accompanying auspicious nAdhasvaram music, offered divine food to aranganagarappan, blessed vAnamAmalai jIyar and sent him to vAnamAmalai.

adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan

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