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Experiencing Swamy Desika -- #23

Shrimate Shri Lakshmi Nrusimha Parabrahmane Namaha:
Shrimate Shri Seetha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha:
Shrimate Shri Ramanujaya Namaha:
Shrimate Nigamantha Maha Desikaya Namaha:
Shrimate Shrivan Satagopa Shri Narayana Yateendra Mahadesikaya Namaha:

Shri Manakkal Nambi is the disciple of Shri Vuyyak-kondar
and is the next great Acharya in our lineage of Guru's.

Swami Desika who compared the divine qualities of
Shri Vuyya kondar to that of Lord Shri Krishna,
compares Shri Manakkal Nambi to Rama[s]!

Swami Desika offers his salutations to this Acharya
in Yathiraja Saptati thus:

"Anujjhita-ksama-yogam Apunya-jana-badhakam
Asprsta-mada-ragam tam Ramam turyam upasmahe"!!

Swami Desika worships Shri Manakkal Nambi who is full
of forbearance forever, who never hinders the
meritorious great persons and who is not at all
even tingled with any pride or passion.

Swami Desika addresses Shri Manakkal Nambi, who bears
the name Rama misra as the fourth Rama different from
the other three Rama's

(i) Parasurama - full of anger towards Kshatriyas
(ii) Shri Rama - who vanquished the demons and
(iii) Balarama who is said to be madiragandhi-sprsta
as also madaraga sprsta.

Shri Rama Misra served Shri Vuyyak kondar for twelve years.
He also looked after the household of his master.

Once Shri Rama Misra escorted the daughters of
Shri Pundarikaksha after a river bath. The canal
was slushy, and so the children could not wade
through it. Shri Rama laid himself across
the two sides of the small slushy canal and
requested the children to cross over his back.
He was hence named as 'Manal' 'kal' nambi.
Shri Manakkal Nambi's kainkarya to his Acharya
and his family members is beyond compare.

Shri Vuyyak-kondar made Shri Rama Misra as the
spiritual heir of Sri Vaishnava Darsana. He asked
him to fulfil the desires of Shri Nathamunigal, who
bade him to meet Shri Yamunacharya (Alavandar, grand
- son of Natha Munigal), initiate him into the secrets
of Sri Vaishnavism, teach Divya Prabandha and hand
over the Bhavishyad Acharya Vigraha to him.

With faith in abundance and steadfastness,
Shri Manakkal Nambi was successful in fulfilling
his Acharya's Aagnya.

Let's see the patience and pains undertaken by
this great Acharya,....tomorrow!

Manakkal Nambi tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

dEsikan tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi