Pillaiandathi – Paasurams 2 and 3

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Shri Kumara Varadarya was Swami Desika’s son. He learnt all the meanings under Swami’s thiruvadi and was Swami’s ardent disciple. At the peak of his Bhakti, Shri Kumara Varadarya has shared all the greatness of Swami as experienced by him. This great work is in Tamil and is called Pillai Andhadhi.

Paasuram -2
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MEANING:

Oh aasthikAs in the wide Universe! Our heads should always be bent in worship of Swami Desikan. Our eyes should brim always with happy tears over the joy of the sight of those sacred feet of our AchAryA. If we are able to experience this anubhavam, then there is no doubt about us escaping from fierce hell and enjoying the bliss of Moksha Sukham.

COMMENTS:

In this verse, the pradhAna Sishya of Swami Desikan points out that the association (sambhandham) with the sacred feet of Swami Desikan is the parama purushArtham for us.

Paasuram -3

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MEANING:

We do not have any other recourse except to eulogize the limitless glory of Swami Desikan, who expressed his adoration of Sri RamAnujA in many of his granthAs and saluted him clearly for the instruction on the parama hitham for the chetanAs from vedhams and the derivative saasthrAs and pointed out the prapatthi maargam as the most ennobling and unfailing method for our deliverance from the horrors of SamsAric ills.

COMMENTS:

This paasuram is an elaboration of the section of the invocation of Swami Desikan (viz), RaamAnuja DayApAthram. The krupA or the blessings and grace of RaamAnujA sustained Sawmi Desikan. He was the object of the limitless DayA of Sri RaamAnujA. NayanArAchAryar points out that his father and AchAryan is “RaamAnusan aruL mEvi Vaazhum” vaLLal perumtahai. Both Sri RaamAnujA and Swami Desikan had Lord VaradarAjA as their aaradhana mUrthy.

Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan

to be continued…

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