Dear Perumale,

We meet again on the cyber waves after a while, a period of hectic events taking place in adiyen’s material world.

In the last two weeks I had the chance of attending Swamy Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy’s lecture on Seetha Kalyanam. This lecture happened on the day of a cousin’s wedding at Chennai. It was adiyen’s bhagyam and great joy to be seated on stage, just few steps away from Swamy. I was mesmerised by his lecture as always.

In the last month I have missed out on wishing our dear Kulashekara Azhwar on his birthday during February and our dear Thirukachi Nambigal (Kanchipurna) whose birth nakshatra fell on 8th of March. Kulashekara, the one devoted to lord Rama and ever ready to join Ram’s army in His defence. Sri Thirukachi Nambigal, who was both honourable as a person, as well as had the honour of being associated with Sri Ramanujar. Thirukachi Nambigal reminds me of Sri Kurathazhwan for some reason – both simple in character, modest, extremely loyal and devoted to Sriman Narayana.

Today, the 22nd of March 2011 is a ‘Serthu Sevai’ utsavam at Melkote, which holds a special place for me. I was supposed to, but unfortunately was not able to attend this event but I shall think of you Sampath Kumara… the dear deity of Sri Rama, and Bibi Nachiyar, as well as Ramanuja’s little child…Chella Pillai or Selvap Pillai… by whichever name one chooses to address the sweetest lord. Sampath Kumara, I think of you today. Of your beauty. Of the the affection with which Sri Ramanujar called out to you… the same love and affection with which Yashoda called out to our darling lord Krishna…Sampath Kumara, adiyen is forever your dasan.

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah l

Srimathe Narayanaya Namah l

Azhwar Acharyargal Thiruvadigale Sharanam Prapadye l