Archive for June, 2011


Vedam Tamizh Seida Maran Sadagopan!

Today is the birth nakshatram of the greatest of the great among divine saints – Sri Nammazhwar. Adiyen hopes to reach a point where I would be able to learn atleast a fraction, if not more, of the wisdom imparted by you in your works, especially the Sama Veda re-established by Thiruvaimozhi.

On another note, it was heartening to see a write-up on our Sadagopan, Sri Nammazhwar in the Times of India ‘Speaking Tree’ section today (the paper otherwise tends to give exaggerated accounts of mostly irrelevant stories!). By the very act of speaking of our Sadagopan, TOI is blessed for the day! 🙂

Dear Sadagopan, we worship you to help in a revival, a return to true devotion across the world… devotion which only has love as the primary force of function, not hatred.

Srimathe Narayanaya Namah l

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Dear Perumale,

Everything is supposed to happen by karma and otherwise free-will is what I learnt. But still, I would like to thank you Perumale!

Thank you for giving spiritual aspirants like me the opportunity of having attended a spiritual workshop by Velukkudi Sri Krishnan Swami last month. The two-day workshop was held on the 28th and 29th of May in Chennai, Vani Mahal mini hall. Sri Krishnan Swami is well known for in-depth lectures on Sri Vaishnava philosophy, the life and contribution of Azhwars and our ithihaasas. This 2-day upanyasam by Swami was a ‘back-to-basics’ workshop, tackling topics starting right from why we are here and why religion is necessary, right up to the point of how to apply religion in our daily lives. Swami could not have stressed more on the importance of understanding how our body is different from our soul, which is the basic undelying belief of Sanatana Dharma.

The 2-day workshop was very well-conducted complete with food-served, and notes handed out after group discussions which were held at the end of each session. The workshop was like a new lease of life for aspirants like me, and I would like to thank Sri Krishnan Swami for this opportunity.

As is true with any religious path, it is essential to read, learn and understand the theories, the philosophies, the scriptures and other texts, but it is also essential to soak in the bhakti in the cells of our minds and bodies to enable our atma to function in this life in the most ideal way possible. As always, there is nothing simpler once one has understood this concept – to simply follow the path of SARANAGATHI!

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan.

The nakshatram of Ramanujar was celebrated this on the 7th of May, for 2011. How can adiyen ever thank you enough for giving me this new perspective on life in this Bhuloka? Adiyen has not had the bhagyam of being in your presence physically, but you have continued to inspire devotees of the lord for this generation and I am sure, for generations to come.

On having completed another year of divine existence in our minds and our atmas, adiyen prays for continued support for all of humankind, dearest swamy!

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah

Sri Ramanujar - Sriperumbudur

Sri Ramanujar - Melkote

Sri Ramanujar - Tamizh Calendar

Victory be to Sriman Narayana! Victory be to Sri Ramanuja! Victory be to the universal power of love and devotion!

Azhwar Acharyargal Thiruvadigale Sharanam l

Srimathe Ramanujasya Charanau Sharanam Prapadye l