Thiruvarangathu AmudhanAr’s ” PRAPANNA GAYATHRI “

SREEE Swami  AmudhanAr was known as Peria Koil Nambi  before becoming disciple of  JagathaAcharyar  Swamy Ramanuja  .  Nambi  appeared at a place called Thirumungirkkudi on  Panguni Hastham a divine place  near to Srirangam. He was one of the dearest  disciple of Swamy Ramanuja . However , before becoming a disciple  of Swamy Ramanuja  ,  he was  the  Head Priest at Lord Sri Ranganathar   Temple, Srirangam .  He was filled with  pride  and had  no  respect  towards Acharya  Swamy Raamanuja for the  command   that was  granted  by Lord Ranganatha to Acharyar . He used to get  upset  with Swamy’s  raising popularity .Out of ego he placed many obstacles in the path  Swamy   followed during the temple administration.

This caused deep pain to Swami Ramanuja.   Swami wished that somehow  Nambi   must be  relocated  in any other service  in the temple . This will help in continuing the service to LORD  and  the smooth running of the affairs of the temple is ensured

ramanujaaa However Lord  Ranganathar had some other plans for Nambi   . He  appeared in  Swami Ramanuja’s dream and  commanded , that the temple priest  Periya Koil Nambi  was   serving him past several years and is dependent on  him .  Hence , he must be taken care off  in all  reverance   . Swami Ramanuja shared his dream with his  close disciple Kuresan and concluded that the Lord did not want him to dismiss Periya Koil Nambhi from his service ,  instead   Lord wanted Nambi to be engaged in some other kaimkaryam other than purohitham.

aaaaaaKuresan responded  to Acharyars request and felt  that the Lord wanted  Swamy Ramanuja to correct the flaws of Nambi and instead  engage him in Acharyar kaimkaryams .

IMG_20160410_132612Swamy Raamanuja suggested that Kuresan himself  should correct Nambi’s destructive ways and bring him back to the fold of Bhagavathas.Kuresan accepted the suggestion of his Acharyan as commanded  and engaged the scholarly Periya Koil Nambi in discussions  daily inside the temple and slowly   changed  his attitude in pure  devotional service  .

3One day ,  Nambi’s mother passed away and   he  was performing her Charama kaimkaryam  in seclusion as due to  his  arrogant behaviour many vaishnavas avoided to officiate the ceremonies.

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This news reached Swamy  Ramanuja  . Swamy realized the desperate state  of Nambi  and suggested that Kuresan  must take part in the ceremony and bring  some change in him  . In this important srarddha ceremony, there is a stage, when the brahmin chosen to accept the ritual food  is supposed to  say, ” I am satisfied with the offerings given by the kartha  ( doer )

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However , when that stage arrived, Kuresan  remained silent  and did not reply the  expected word of  “ThrupthAsma :” (  meaning he was satisfied) .

Nambi was deeply disturbed and  hence pleaded    Kuresaa

What  needs to be done to satisfy you swamin  ? 

Acharya Ramanuja had  the desire  that  Kuresan  would  ask  Nambi  the following as as dhanam,  

   1) Purohitham and

 2) Purana  patanam for Sri RanganAthan, in his temple , which were the hereditary rights of Nambi’s  family.

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When Kuresan asked for these two boons , Nambi  had no choice except to agree.  Acharya Raamanuja  glad with the outcome handed over the  Srirangam  temple administration from Nambi  and appointed Kuresan to serve as the chief priest and pouranikar for the Lord.

Nambi was glad that the responsibility was handed over to a advanced devotee like Kuresar. Nambi  watched the way Kuresar  unstinted devotion to LORD .The daily rituals performed meticulously with utmost devotion  made Nambi change his attitude towards the devotees and especially Swamy Ramanuja

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Lord Ranganatha was very pleased with the turn of events.   . Looking at the change in behaviour of Nambi ,  Kuresan  took  Nambi  and both of them went to   Swamy Raamanuja’s ashram .  Nambi  surrendered to the lotus  feet of Swamy Ramanuja with repentance .

Acharya Ramanuja was overjoyed at the transformation in Nambi  and recognized that extraordinary scholarship and  recommended that Kuresan become the Acharyan to nambi instead of him. SREEThe changed personality and his  sweetness of speech  earned him  the name of “AmudhanAr”  by Swamy Ramanuja himself .

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From then on, Periya Koil Nambi came to be known as ” Thiruvarangatthu AmudhanAr “. He was also addressed with reverence as “PiLLai AmudhanAr”. AmudhanAr  coming very close to Swamy Ramanuja and his Acharyar Sri Kooresar was moved by the dayaa of  Swamy RaamAnuja and  with utmost devotion composed the 108 paasurams of Sri Raamanuja Noorrandhathi and recited in front of  Lord NamperumaL.

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Lord Ranganatha commanded Swamy RamAnuja not to accompany Him on His Raaja Veedhis  procession . He also advised not to play any Naadaswaram ,   and stopped all  the musical instruments .He commanded the  Sri Vaishnavas to recite Raamanuja Noorrandhathi.

From then on, Noorrandhathi is recited after Iyarppaa  Prabhandam at Perumal and Thayar sannidhis as per  the command of Lord  NamperumAL. Acharya Ramanuja obeyed the wish of Lord RanganAthA and included the recital of NooRRandhAthi at the end of Iyarppaa recitation, just as KaNNinuNN SiRutthAmpu is recited at the end of Mudal Aayiram. Thus AmudhanAr is to AchArya RaamAnujA just as Madhura Kavi is to Swamy NammAzhwAr. The two prabhandhams by Madhura kavi and Thiruvarangatthu AmudhanAr are like Naayaka rathnams adorning the gem necklace.

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In Sri In VaishNava sampradhAyam, AchAryan is recognizedas the avathAra visesham of Sriman NaarAyaNan.Therefore, one worships one’s AchAryan in  form of  Perumal .

 In every one of his NooRRandhAthi paasurams, AmudhanAr placed the ThirunAmAm of Swamy RaamAnusar for our benefit.

iniyenn kuRai namakkemperumAnAr ThirunAmatthAl muni tanatha nooRRettu SAAVITHRI yennu nuNNporuLai kani tantha senjcholl KalithuraiyandhAthi paaDithanthAn punithan ThiruvarangatthamuthAhiya PuNNiyanE

(meaning We have nothing missing in our lives , now that we have the prapanna Gavathree — the 108 pasurams of RaamAnuja nooRRandhAthi celebrating our AchAryan’s sacred name in andhAthi, blessed by puNya moorthi , ThiruvarangatthamudanAr .

Meditating on the deep meanings of this Prabhandham , we do not have any more wants in this world . We do not lack any thing. This prabhandham is otherwise called as Prapanna Gayathri, i.e it is the gayathri manthra to all Prapannaas the ones who have surrendered to LORD lotus feetSRI  Elders advise to meditate on Swamy Ramanujas thirumeni mentally as all the Poorvacharyas are his personification .The  comparisions is made as follows .All the holy thirumeni is equated with revered Acharyas .. 

Eyes : Uyyakondar

Forehead Thiruman Kaapu : Sri Vishvakshsenar

Head : Nammalawar

Face : Nathamuni

Cheeks : Mannakal Nambee

Abdomen : Thiruvarangaperumal Araiyar

Hands : Thirugoshtiyur nambee

Heart : Allavandar

Neck : Perianambee

Lower back : Embaar

Chest : Thirumala nambee

Back : Thirumalai Andaan

Waist : Thirukachhi nambee

Tridandam : Sri Mudali Andaan

Tulasee mani  malai : Thirukurugai Piran pillan

Shawdow : Pillai Urungavilliidasar

Holy Yagnopaveetham : Swamy Koorathazhwan

The Safron dress : Vaduganambee

The thighs : Nampillai

The Holy feet : Swamy Pillai LokaAcharyar

Padukas : Swamy Manavala maamuni

Feet Elbows : Parasara bhattar and Namjeeyar

Knees : Vadakku thiruvedi pillai

Feet marks : Thiruvazhmozhi pillai

Fragnance : Swamy Desikar

RAAMAANUJASYA CHARANAU SHARANAM PRAPADYE.

SRIMATHE  RAAMAANUJAAYA NAMA:

jai jai

 Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

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All glories to Spiritual masters .

About Kazhiyur Varadan

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3 Responses to Thiruvarangathu AmudhanAr’s ” PRAPANNA GAYATHRI “

  1. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om!
    Whoever comes in contact with Jagathachariyar one is sure to get TRANSFORMED! Peria Koil Nambi has given us evidence for this act of Udayavar! Nothing has enlightened Adiyen so much as Ramanuja Noorandadhi utterance… It transports Adiyen somewhere all while rendering utmost Bliss as Adiyen utter twice daily. Such is the Magnetic Power of Prapanna Gayatri!
    Ramanuja Dasan – Jai Sriman Narayana!

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  2. G Anand says:

    Jai HO. ____0^__________

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  3. Kazhiyur Varadan says:

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