Tuesday, February 06, 2007

ThiruavatAra mandapam

Dear BhAgavathAs, Welcome to this blog! Since adiyEn reached Madhuramangalam very late, could able to attend from thirumanjanam onwards, and could able to cover only some snaps. Anyhow by AchAryan's grace would try to share the anubhavam. The above is the thiruavatAra mandapam - birth place of Swamy Embar at Madhuramangalam at which thirumanjanam for AchAryar embAr and Sri Vaikunta Perumal was held on 31-Jan-07. This thiruavatAra mandapam is situated around 0.5 km from the main temple amidst the farm lands. At the side of the mandapam, one can see a pond which is used by AchAryar for performing kainkaryam to perumAl (as said by bhattar).

Sri Perumal during santhana kappu

Inside the thiruavatAra mandapam, thirumanjanam was performed for both AchAryar and Sri Vaikunta PerumAl. The above picture is taken during santhana kappu for Sri Vaikunta PerumAl.

AchAryar during santhana kappu

AchAryar EmbAr was seated side of Sri Vaikunta PerumAl inside thiruavatAra mandapam. The above is taken during santhanak kAppu for Swamy EmbAr.

AchAryar after thirumanjanam

Thaniyan - Sri EmbAr
rAmanuja padhachchAya gOvindAhvAna pAyini |
thadAyattha svarUpAssA jeeyAnmadviSramasthali: || by Sri Parasara Bhattar

AchAryar after thirumanjanam inside the mandapam, ready for purappAdu, before sAtthupadi. After seeing this sEvai, all the bhAgavathAs exclaimed, EmbAr is in resemblance with His AchAryar Srimath Ramanujar in looks and style. Swamy EmbAr is known for his kArunyam even towards a snake. While EmperumAnAr was in Thirumalai for learning Srimad Ramayanam from his AchAryar Periya Thirumalai Nambi, sishyA of his AchAryar, EmbAr put his hand inside the snake's mouth to remove the thorn which got strucked on its tongue, so that it would be relieved from pain. This is also said in "ThirukOlUr peNpiLLai Rahasyam" at 79th word as "vAyiRkai ittEnO embAraip pOlE". Similarly by seeing us in this samsAram, Swamy embAr would definitely releive us from pain and lift to the divine lotus thiruvadi of Srimad Ramanujar. To enjoy that anubhavam of embArs' unique kArunya smile and Srimath Ramanujar's resemblance, click and enlarge the picture!!

Sri Perumal after thirumanjanam

Sri Vaikunta PerumAl after thirumanjanam before sAtthupadi.

Embar entering Pushpa Pallakku

After satthupadi, Swamy EmbAr entering inside Pushpa pallakku for purappAdu. Lookout for the AchAryan's kambeeram in seating!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Swamy Embar in Pallakku

Swamy Embar in Pallukku decorated with flowers during mAdaveethi purappAdu. Infront of Swamy Embar was a mirror. This pallakku was very apt during His thiruavathAra nakshatra day on 31-Jan-07.