On the 29th of August 2014, by the niyamanam of Parakala mutt, the “Ramanuja Dayapathram thaniyan” utsavam was celebrated grandly at Melkote (Thirunarayanapuram). The utsavam marks the celebration of the thanian bestowed by Brahmatantra Swatantra Jeeyar on Swami Desikan. The Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam of the HH 44th Azhagiyasingar of Sri Ahobila Mutt (Mukkur Srimath Azhagiyasingar) was also conducted in the morning. Vidwad Sadas was conducted with the participation of many eminent scholars. The following events were conducted as a part of Mahotsavam celebrations.
- Morning celebration- Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam of Mukkur Srimath Azhagiyasingar in Ahobila Mutt
- Vidwad Sadas including the participation of eminent Scholars
- Evening around 05.30 pm- Perumal and SriBhashyakarar purappadu to Adivan Satagopa Swami Brindavan
- The celebration of Ramanuja Dayapathra Utsavam: Perumal and SriBhashyakarar purappadu to Desikan Sannidhi
For Pervious years utsavam photos visit:
It was on Aavani Hastam the Thaniyans “rAmAnuja dhayApAthram jnAna vairAgya bhooshaNam |srImath vEnkatanAthAryam vandhE vEdhAntha dEsikam ||”, on Swami Desikan and “shrImallakshmana yogIndra …” on Sri Nayanaracharya, were sung by Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Jeeyar Swami (1st Jeeyar of parakala mutt), who was Swamy Desikan’s direct and prime disciple. These thaniyans were composed and sung at Thirunarayanapuram by Sri Brahmatantra Swatantrar before beginning Bhagavad vishaya kAlakshepam at the feet of Swamy Nayanaracharya.
Swami Desikan studied all the shastras from his maternal uncle Sri Athreya Ramanuja. Swami Desikan was also the direct recipient of the choicest anugrahams of Ramanuja at Thirunarayanapuram. Incidentally both Athreya Ramanuja and Bhagavad Ramanuja share the same thirunakshatram, that being Chittirai ThiruvAdirai. May be these are some of the insights that prompted Parakala Jeeyar to use the most wonderful sobriquet “rAmAnuja dayApAtram” when singing the glories of Swami Desikan. Poorvacharyas have elaborately commented on these taniyans that are rich with esoterical meanings.
A detailed article about this can be read in this link: Today Aavani Hastham – Avathara Dhinam of RAmAnuja DhayApAthram Thaniyan
Some of the photos taken during the utsavam this year can be viewed below
Perumal and SriBhashyakarar purappadu to Adivan Satagopa Swami Brindavan
Thiruveethi purapadu to Swami Desikan Sannathi
Vidwath Sadas at Thiruvaimozhi kalaksheba mandapam in Sri Adivan Satakopan swami Brindavanam and Srimad Mukkur Azhagiyasingar thirunakshatra vaibhavam sevakalam and sathumurrai