LORD’S VERY DEAR DEVOTEE KOORESA

Swamy Koorath Azhwan  the great sri vaishnava acharya , earned his daily bread by the traditional means prescribed for a Vedic “grahasta” (householder) viz. “unchavratti” ( the practice of going around one’s neighborhood  for daily alms and sustaining oneself solely by such means)

xxx Nothing was accumulated… be it food or clothes…nothing more was collected than what Kuresan considered as sufficient to satisfy the wants of his family in the space of a single day… that was kuresa the most advanced srivaishnava … 030

One day it rained heavily and the time for going around on his “unchavratti” came and passed. Kuresan and Andalamma  his dear wife  went without any food that day except for a sip of the holy water offered to the household deity.

They skipped supper too. Kuresan was unmindful of his hunger since he kept reciting the  hymns “tiruvoimozhi” ( Nammazhwars hymns on LORD ) throughout the rainy day, but AndAlamma deeply felt the pangs of pain… pain, not of her own hunger, but the pain of watching her husband starve.  It was evening then and just at that moment the temple bells of the Srirangam temple tolled. It was the signal to indicate that Lord Ranganatha was being offered his evening “naivEdyam” or worshipful food. 028 When his wife AndAlamma heard the temple gong she bit her lips in tears. She couldn’t help silently muttering, “O Ranga, my Rangaa  when your devotee Kuresan goes starving on a day like this, how are you able to enjoy your feast?”. The piercing cry of Andalamma’s pain was obviously heard by  LORD  and   for  LORD  that same night appeared in the dream of one of His temple-officials, one Sri. Uttama-nambi whom He commanded: “Go forth immediately with my food-offerings to the house of my devotee Kuresan for he has eaten nothing this day! Tell him that We send him our meal and our blessings!”. Uttama-nambi woke up startled and drenched in cold sweat. 031 Gathering himself up and summoning all temple staff including pipers, drummers, stewards and ceremonial carriers, he marched in a great procession in the middle of the night to Kuresan’s house, carrying trays of food that had previously been offered as “naivEdyam” to Lord Ranganatha. When the procession reached Kuresan’s home Uttama-nambi recounted to him Lord Ranga’s commandment in his dream and begged Kuresan to accept the Lord’s offering of food. .Kuresan was too dumbfounded to react! AndAlamma however gently advised her husband to accept the temple offerings. “This food has been sent by our Lord Ranga Himself, and we must accept it and rejoice!”, she said. His job accomplished, Uttama-nambi returned to his abode, utterly relieved that he had carried out Lord Ranga’s express orders without further ado. x Back home Kuresa however suspected that the midnight offer of food by Lord Ranga had something to do with his wife. So Kuresa queried AndAlamma who after much persuasion confessed to what had happened, of how she had shared her anguish with Ranga over the plight of Kuresan going without a morsel of food on that rainy day. “My dear woman”, chided Kuresan gently, “what have you done! What have you done! You have tested Divinity’s compassion for a mere morsel of food to fill this sinner’s belly!”. All the same that night, Kuresan and AndAlamma ate the temple food-offerings of Lord Ranganatha and went to bed happily. xxxx That same night, LORD Ranganathar appeared again in a dream, but this time in Kuresan’s sleep and announced, “Kuresa,  my dear  ….We trust that our offering of food has pleased you. Our offering was not merely to satisfy your pangs of physical hunger but to meet your desire or greater hunger for the love of children! What you and AndAlamma have just eaten are the seeds of two little children to be born to you! They will be Our own children! They are blessed indeed! Rejoice in them as you would rejoice in Our Presence amongst you!”. Lord Ranganatha the all compassionate LORD smiled and  vanished.Kuresan excitedly woke up Andalamma to tell her all about the dream. 033 A few years later, two beautiful boy babies were born to Kuresan and Andalamma! Their hearts burst with joy. The news of the birth of Kuresan’s boys reached  Swamy Ramanuja too and he was transported with joy! The grand old “AchAryA” himself performed the “nAma-karanam” (christening) for Kuresan’s  both the  boys naming them “VyAsa-bhattar” and “Parashara-Bhattar”! zzzzxxxxx The latter boy became later in life one of the tallest “AchAryA-s” in the SriVaishnava pantheon of post-Ramanuja stalwarts! Parashara Bhattar came to be acknowledged by posterity as the natural heir to all of Ramanuja’s spiritual kingdom! Thus indeed, had Kuresan, through his offspring, Parashara Bhatta, performed yet another great service or “kainkaryam” to his beloved guru

Few more divine pastimes are shared below in the appended posts

Few pastimes are shared in the below posts

 

https://kmkvaradhan.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/swami-kurathazhwan-atmagunas/

He gave unto the venerable RamanujachArya’s arms his fledgling spiritual heir… one who would carry on unbroken the grand tradition of “sri-sampradAyam” for all times to come! 5 All glories to Swami Koorathazhwan Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

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8 Responses to LORD’S VERY DEAR DEVOTEE KOORESA

  1. Sampathkumarabhattar says:

    I am direct descendant (vedhavyasa bhattar) of kooresa. The article touches the bottom of my heart. I sincerely convey my thanks and pray the almighty to give you strength and stamina to you to continue this noble task without interruption.

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  2. Kooram Madabhooshi Narayanan says:

    Last week I thought that Kuresan avathara thirunatchathram comes this Thai month and I was so restless because no article has come from Kazhiyur Swami. My request had gone to thiruchevi of Sri Kuresan . Hence this article inlxuing the video of Kooram Azhvan Archakarswami Sri U V srinivasa Bhattar. Dhanayoshmi.
    Kooram Narayanan

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  3. Kooram madabhooshi Chakravarthy Narayanan says:

    Swami Varadachari’ s acharya Bhakthi can’t be measured and if I think about this , swami Kuresan thirumugam would not be bright . But I always praise about his thirsty to share his Bhagavatha Anubhavam has no boundary. I always touch the feet of Swami Koorathazhvan whenever He flashes in my mind. Lord Peraruralan’s anugraham only took me to the feet of such Vallal. Few days back I thought of koorathazwan and His Bhagavath,,, Bhagavatha vaibhavam comes from Swami Varadhachari I feel very happy. My wishes were fulfilled and Azhvan anugraham came through another Bhavathothaman, all my papam vanished and flashed His Bhakthi in my mind. Dhanyosmi swami Varadachari.

    Adeyen
    Kooram Narayanan

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  4. lakshmi12175 says:

    என்ன சொல்லி வாழ்த்துவது, நீவிர் செய்வது பெரும் கைங்கர்யம்.. தன்யோஷ்மி

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  5. Kazhiyur Varadan says:

    Reblogged this on kazhiyur varadan's web blog and commented:

    Sri Vathsa Chinha Mishrebhyo Namah Ukthi Adheemahi
    Yathukthaya: Thraiyee Kante Yaanthi Mangala Soothrathaam
    ( Meaning )
    “I salute the great mahaan Sri Srivathsa Chinha Misra (Swamy Koorathazhwan)
    whose sri sookthis became the thirumangalyam of the mother Veda (The 4 Vedas also named as Thrayee as mentioned in the above thaniyan)”

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  6. G ANAND says:

    Jai HO!!

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  7. Shuddha Nitai Dasan says:

    Hariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiibol, tx prabhuji

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