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Aadi Uthiradam Sri Alavandar’s Thirunakshatram Today

Namoh Chintayaathbhutha Aaklishta Gnaana Vairaaghya Raasaye |
Naathaaya Munaye Ekaantha Bhagavad Bhakti Sindhave ||
(Sloka 1, Stothra-rathnam, Sri Aalavandar /Sri Yaamunacharya)

Today (Aadi Uttiradam) is is the Thirunakshatram of Sri Yaamunaacharya (Aalavandaar).

Swamy Desikan has paid rich tributes to Sri AalavandaAr when he prays to all the Acharyas in the Yathiraja Sapthadhi in the first 10 slokas.

He has composed a “thanian” in the Yathiraaja Sapthadhi. Sloka – 8 of Yathiraja Sapthadhi reads as …

Vigaahe Yamunam Thirtham Saadhu Brinda-vanesthitham |
Nirastha Jigzhmaga Sparshe Yatra Krishna Krithatharaha: ||

Swami Desikan has also composed a sloka on SrI Alavandhar in Desika Prabhandam from Adhikarasangraham. As as narrated by Sri Madhavakannan below from Singapore

neeLa vandhu inRu vidhivagaiyaal ninaivonRiya naam/
meeLavandhu innum vinai udambu onRil vizhundhu uzhalaa(dhu)
ALavandhaar ena venRu aruL thandhu viLangiya seer/
Alavandhaar adiyOm padiyOm ini alvazhakkE.
(Pasuram 5,  Adhikarasangraham, Desika Prabhandam)

After taking so many countless births, We, (dAsars (servants) of Sri Alavandhar), who have been blessed to be born (due to the limitless, unconditional grace of the Lord Sriya: Pathi Sriman Narayanan) as Srivaishnava in this birth, and have realized and taken up the prapatti maargam (due to again the nirhEthuka krupA of the Lord), who are bequeathed with such Great Acharyan – YamunAchAryan, the learning of whose SrI sukthis enable us to know the tatvatrayam crystal clear and upAyam and upEyam (means and goal) perfectly, and keep us reminded of the same always, will never ever read (hereafter) works of those who belong to other religions. – Says Swamy Desikan.

Swami Desikan also pays rich tribute to Sri Aalavandar in the Adhigarasnagriham, Pasuram – 5 starting with ….

neeLa vandhu inRu vidhivagaiyaal ninaivonRiya naam/
meeLavandhu innum vinai udambu onRil vizhundhu uzhalaa(dhu)
ALavandhaar ena venRu aruL thandhu viLangiya seer/
Alavandhaar adiyOm padiyOm ini alvazhakkE.

Notable among Swami’s contributions are…

a. Stotraratnam (http://prapatti.com/slokas/english/stotraratnam.pdf)

b. Chatussloki (http://prapatti.com/slokas/english/chatussloki.pdf)

Payyambadi – Chetlur Sri Srivatsankachar Swami (Dhohitran of H H Sri Kozhiyalam Swami) has done a Vyakyanam for Sri Aalavandar’s Stothra Ratnam.

Courtesy: Sri C.S. Raghavan

Courtesy: Sri Kasthuri Rangan

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