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Experiencing Swamy Desika -- #6


SrI:
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:

Before Adiyal start's writing about the works
of Swami Desikar, let's see what Shri Suka had
told in Srimad Bhagavatham :

Kalau khalu bhavishyanti Narayanaparayanah
Kvachit Kvachit mahabhagah Dramideshu ca bhurisah !!
Tamraparani nadi yatra Krtamala Payasvini
Kaveri ca maha-bhaga Pratici ca Mahanadi !!

-- Bhagavatham 11.5.38, 39

"Great souls devoted to Bhagavan Narayana will be
born during Kaliyuga. These saints will be born in
great numbers in the fertile tamil country, watered
by sacred rivers like Tamaraparani, Krta-mala (Vaigai),
palar, Kaveri as well as those that flow westward".

All of us know that Nammalvar was born in Thirukkurugur
on the banks of the river Tamaraparani. It is hence clear
that Shri Suka during the purana Kala itself has
mentioned about Shri Nammalwar's avatara, in Kali Yuga.

Namalwar in turn has mentioned about Bhasyakarar and
Thirumangai Alwar in Thiruvaimoyi.

And what more,the same Nammalwar in Thiruvirutthaam
mentions about Swami Desika.

naanilam vaaykkoNdu nannIraRamenRu kOthukoNda,
    vEnilaNY chelvan
suvaiththumizh paalai, kadanthaponnE! kaalnilam
    thOyndhu viNNOr thozhum!
kaNNan vekkaavudhu, am poon thEniLanjOlaiyap paaladhu
ep paalaikkum sEmaththathE!!

In the third and fourth lines of the above pasuram
NammAzhwAr mentions about Thiruvekaa and ThiruthaNkaa
(thooppul), where PoigaiAzhwAr and Swami desikan were
born respectively.

PoigaiAzhwAr was the first AzhwAr avathaaram (Aippasi
ThiruvONam) and Swami Desika was last AchArya avathaaram
(Puraataasi ThiruvONam).

If we count from Aippasi, Purattaasi is the last month.
This shows that it is only good that is going to happen
to all because of them "eppaalaikkum SemaathhE"

Our Kulapathi addresses Swami Desika as a person from
Thoopul who will help every body by giving them all
time well being.

Our Poorvacharyar's vyakyanam for "eppaalaikkum
SemaathhE", is that Swami Desika proved Nammalwar's
words true by giving us the Saranagathy thatvam.
Because of our Thoopul pillai, Thoopul is always
capable of giving well being "eppaalaikkum SemaathhE"!

Swami Desika's Saranagathy thatvam is a sure, straight
forward and simple path to reach Perumal's Thiruvadi.
This is due to our wonderful lineage i.e.Guruparampara!

more on Guruparampara ....tomorrow!

dEsikan tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi