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His Holiness, the 45th Jeer of Sri Ahobila Muth, Srimathe Sri Lakshminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satagopa Sri Narayana Yathindra Maha Desikan, ascended to Paramapadham at 12:05 AM Indian Time, Sunday May 19th 2013 at Srirangam.

Loss of one’s AchAryan is a cause for immense personal sorrow . In the case of a SadaachAryan like Srimad NarayaNa Yateendra MahA Desikan, who has done so much for so many for so long , it is impossible to contain the grief except through the repeated recitation of His Taniyan and reflection on His vAtsalyam towards His sishyAs , AchAram , anushtAnam , Tapas , VairAghyam , AchArya Bhakti to His own AchAryAs , adoration of Malolan and Dolai KaNNan , Mata NirvAha Saamarthyam , upanyAsa saili and other limitless GuNAdhisayams .

Our Azhagiyasingar belonged to the Nallan Chakravarthi Vamsam celebrated by ThiruvengadamudayAn Himself, who performed TadheeyArAdhanam during His KalyANa MahOtsavam with PadmAvati ThAyAr at AHOBILAM , the Periya Periya PerumAL . Our dear Azhagyiasingar’s upliftment of facities and services at all the dhivya desa sannidhis , where SrI Matam has ArAdhana MirAsu is extraordinary . For instance , at ThiruveLLUr , the nirvAham of this dhivya dEsam was handed over to the 31st Pattam Srimath Azhagiyasingar in the year 1842 C.E. since that time successive Azhagiyasingars have improved the vibhUti ( Iswaryam ) of Sri Vasumati samEta Sri Vaidhya VeerarAghavan . As the 45 th Pattam Srimath Azhagiyasingar , Sri NaarAyaNa Yateendhra MahA Desikan paid speical attention to the dhivya dEsam with FIVE BrundhAvanams including that of His own KaalakshEpa AchAryan ,
Srimath Injimedu Azhagiyasingar . The building of a brand new Matam there , the samarpaNam of a new tEr and precious AbharaNams are some of the instances of Kaimakryam there . At PuLLambhtangudi and AdanUr dhivya dEsams administered by SrI Matam , there are Five more BrundhAvanams including that of the Ahnika Granta Karta , the 26th Pattam , Sriranganatha Yateendhra MahA Desikan . The BrundhAvanam of the 16th Pattam Srimath Azhagiyasingar is behind the western temple walls of the EmperumAn of PuLLambhUtamkudi . KaNNadi aRai , Nootana Vaahana samarpaNaKaimakryams and RatnAngi kaimakryams were completed here . NityArAdhana tittams were conceived and implemented here and at so many other temples belonging to SrI Matam .

The foresight and planning to realize easy access to the AhObila Kshetram and the Nava Narasimha Sannidhis there are exemplary of the approach of a visionary . Thanks to all those completed Kaimkaryams , thousands of SishyAs and local residents throng to AhoBilam and Visit the various sannidhis without the troubles encountered by Thirumangai AzhwAr .

From one corner of India to the other, Our AchAryan has performed MangaLAsAsanam at the dhivya desams and abhimAna stalams .
He has gone on sanchAram with MaloLan three times from HimAlayAs to KanyAkumAri . When one realizes the “ impossible” logistics of planning and executing these many sanchArams to bless the sishyAs with SamASraya/BharanyAsam as per the original command of MalOlan , one shudders . Some times the ChAthurmAsyams took place at the dhivya desams like ThiruppullANi , Srirangam , PuLLambhUtangudi et al. SishyAs and abhimAnis thronged there to be close to their AchAryan .

The fundamantal belief that we have towards our AchAryans is expressed by this slOka vaakyams :

yE naiva guruNA yasya nyAsavidhyA pradheeyate
Tasya VaikunTha dughdhABdhi DwArakAs-sarva yEva sa:

This slOkam states that the AchAryan , who blessed the Sishyan with nyAsa vidhyA is Veritable VaikunTham , dhwArakA and the milky Ocean . That AchAryan is every sacred place.

Manu Smruti stresses the importance of Vandhanams for AchAryans , who bless us with MokshOpakaraNa vidhya ( Adadheeta yatO Jn~Anam tamm poorvamabhivAdayEt ). BhardwAja samhitA Vaakyam states that the one dear to AchAryan and the sishyan , who adores the AchAryan will gain Moksham (ParamamAm Siddhi) undoubtedly :

guruNA yOabhimanyEta Gurum vaa yOabhimanyatE
taavubhou paramAm siddhim niyamAdupagacchata:

The importance of AchArya SamBhandham has been emphasized in Srutis , Smrutis , itihAsams and PurANams . All of us have the
blessings of SadAchArya SamBandham . That sambhandham elevated KshatraBandhu , PuNDareekan and they became “AchAryavaan” and enjoyed Moksha SaamrAjyam :

paapishDa: KshatraBandhusccha PuNDareekasccha puNyakrut
Acharyavattayaa muktou TasmAdhAchAryavaan bhavEt —Rahasya Traya Saaram

It is thru AchArya KadAksham that we gain every soubhAgyam ( AchAryasya prasAdhEna GurOranugrahENaiva PumAn PoorNa PrajAyatE ). Swamy Desikan has revealed that there is no one , who is greater or equal to our AchAryans ( AchryAdhiha dEvatAm samAdhikAm anyAm na manyAmahE ). Sri NaarAyaNa Yateendhra MahA Desikan , who has ascended to Parama Padham today is such a SrEshtAchAryan of ours .

AdiyEn concludes this AchArya vandanam andsmaraNam on the forst day of His ascent to Sri VaikunTham with a paasuram from Swamy NammAzhwAr ( ThiruvAimozhi: 8.3.10 : Kalakkamillaa naltava munivar karai KaNDOr—) . The paasuram performs this upadEsam through SaThakOpa Maa Muni : “ AchAryAs with unmuddled knowledge known for their authentic penance perform MangaLAsAsanam to the Lord , who churned once the milky ocean with great energy to produce nectar . AchAryAs on a par with the nitya Suris and mukta jeevAs serve the Lord on this earth with joy. Please tell me how to eulogize that Lord to His full satisfaction and gain freedom form all of my samsAric afflictions.”

Our deep vandhanams to Srimath Azhagiya Singar eith the Hamsa Mudrai on His finger and VaNN SaThakOpa Birudu given by Swamy NammAzhwAr Himself !

Writeup by: Sri Oppliappan Kovil Sadagopan Swami

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  1. VAIGUNTHAM PUGUTHALUM VAASALIL VAANAVAR,
    ‘VAIGUNTHAN THAMARETHIR;EMATHIDAM PUGUGA’ENDRU ,
    VAIGUNTHATHU AMARARUM MUNIVARUM VIYANTHANAR ,
    VAIGUNTHAM PUGUVATHU MANNAVAR VITHIYE.

    VANTHAVAR ETHIR KOLLA MAAMANI MANDAPATHTHU ‘
    ANTHAMIL PERINBATHTHU ADIYARODU IRUNTHAMAI,

  2. The real devotee of Lord Narasimha and Prahladha Varada, who has done a lot for the devotees come to visit Nava Narasimhas in Ahobilam. He blessed so many and showed the right spirit and definetely He will reach Lord.

  3. MALATHA VINAYANAITHUM MALA NAAM POI
    VAANERI MALARMAGALAAR ANBU POONUM
    THOLATHA MAMANIKKU THONDU POONDU
    THOZHUDHUGANDHU THOTTIRANGAL PAADI YAADI
    KELLATHA PAZHA MARAYIN GHEEDHAM KEETTU
    KIDAYATHA PERINBAM PERUGA NAALUM
    MEELAATHA PERADIMAIKKANBU PETROM
    METHINIYIL IRUKKINROM VITHIYINAALE YENRU SWAMY DESIKAN
    VAKKU. ACHARYA SARVABOWMARANA SRI NARAYANA YATHEESVARAR
    AVVAKKAI ANUVARTHITHU VAIKUNDA LOGAM YEZHUNDHARULI
    ANDHAMIL PERINBATHIL ADIYAVARODU IRUNTHU ALAVATRA ANBAI NAMMEETHU POZHIVAAR YENBATHIL AYYAMILLAI.

    NARAYANA MUNIVANIN NARPATHAMGALAI NAALUM THOZHUVOM

    DESIKA DASAN THIRUEVVUL

  4. A great era has ended. His Holiness always showered love and affection to every one who came to him. He has made numerous contributions for the benefit of Sri Vaishnava devotees. Notably the development task he undertook immediately after ascending the Peetam to provide comfort to pilgrims to approach every one of Navanrisimha temples is remembered by all. He provided solace and guidance to so many seekers. His childlike laughter and strict religious disciplines will be in our cherished memory.

  5. The departure of our Acharyan Villivalam Azhagiasingar from this Leela Vibhuthi has created a huge void in the lineage of kaalakshepa guru parampara. We will always cherish his excelleant kalakshepa vyakyanas of the Grantha chathushtayam with lucid Upamaana/Upameyas for ever. Let us all pay our respectful homage to our beloved Acharya who has chosen to engage himself in the eternal Kainkarya to Sriman Narayana in the Nitya Vibuthi.

  6. Great Visionary. His desire to lay a strong foundation for higher education in Sanskrit as well as in science and arts by the muth for the benefit of the community in particular and poor in general portrays his understanding of the modern day era and needs. Matchless.

  7. The passing away of H.H.Ahobila Jeeyar Swami is an irreparable loss to sri vaishnava community. It was my good fortune, as founder special officer of Alwar Divya Prabandhan Project, TTD, to invite Jeeyar Swami to deliver a discourse on Oxhivil Kalam at Asthana Mandampaam in Tirumala, during the third day Brahmostava of Malayappa in October 1991, before his taking over the ashramam. He readily accepted and visited Tirumala. I met him Ahobila Mutt at Tirumala in the afternoon. the programme is in the evening. In the meanwhile, he got a message to come back to Srirangam. He asked me to leave immediately. I told that it is the wish to Tiruvengadamudayan and he must deliver the discourse and get the darshan after discourse and can leave. He accepted and accordingly delivered the lecture. I accompanied him to the sanctum sanctorium from the main entrance and had good darshan. He left immediately for Srirangam. Two days later I found int he paper that He took the Ashram. After a month, I paid a visit to Srirangam and to seek His blessings. He was about to take bath and having known that I came from Tirupati, he immediatley came and blessed and honoured me, after some conversation. He introduced to Srikaryam at that time, that “Varadaraja – tiruvenkatamudayan gave this ashram”. Even earlier, I knew about his erudition from my Acharya Sri u.v.e T.A.Krishnamacharya swami of Tirupati. This is a great loss to our community. His Tamil commentary for Vishnu purana is magnum opus. Later, on more than two occasions I met him and he liked me very much. It is my good fortune to serve the great soul. adeyen madhurakavai dasan

  8. Srimath Azhagiyasinghar was a great acharyan. So learned andyet humble ! he did everything to propagate the parampara and upheld the highest tradition. He wasvery happy to graceadiyen’s kudisai to perform Divya Dolotsavam, not once, but during His visit to Bombay in 2002 and 2005 and has blessed us with peace, good health and prosperity invoking the permanent presence of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha.

    Salute you Noble Azhagiya Singhare, for the kindness with which you delivered Anugrahabhashanam at the time of our Bharanyasam is so memorable and keeps us on the right path ! Om tath. Om tath. Om tath

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