Category: Sri Rama


In the auspicious month of Margazhi, a month blessed by Sri Andal, adiyen is happy to present a new video about Andal’s father… Sri Periyazhwar… the Azhwar who composed the ever-famous, the one and only, Thiruppallandu! The incessant flow of care, affection, motherly love for Perumal expressed by Periyazhwar opens ones eyes to true devotion, of a type that is unconditional. Often we forget to stop asking Perumal for boons to be granted. We even forget about showing him any kind of affection! And Sri Periyazhwar’s pasurams show us the way.

The story of Sri Periyazhwar was long overdue, simply because of lack of time as adiyen got tied up in responsibilities of this samsaara!

Adiyen prefers to create ad-free videos as this is not being done for any monetary purposes. It took a while to choose copyright-free music, but somehow managed to put it together. Due credit to all the artists has been given, mentioned in the video description.

One slide I wasn’t able to include in the video is the following, about a temple in the hometown of Sri Selva Nambi – a scholar mentioned in the Thiruppallandu pasuram ‘Alvazhakkonnum illaa anikottiyar kon, abhimaana thungan Selvanaip pola…’.

perunkarunai_selvanambi_varadarajan

This Varadaraja Perumal temple at Perunkarunai was lying in ruins until recent times. I’m sure it is still in need of funds, so any contribution should be welcome.

Srimathe Narayanaya Namah l

Srimather Ramanujaaya Namah l

Jai Shri Ram !

The very utterance of the name of Sri Rama brings forth within me feelings of honour, purity, a clear conscience – almost all qualities that one would associate with a person who is more than an ideal gentleman.

Jai Sri Ram!

Jai Shri Ram!

He is the ultimate being, flawless in His capacity to follow the path of duty and righteousness, even in trying circumstances… even when He had to send His beloved wife, a Goddess, away from the kingdom.

Adiyen’s complete salutations and surrender, dear Rama, on this day marking your birth. Your story has lived on for thousands of years, and so shall Your glory for thousands more!

Srimathe Narayanaya Namah l

Srimathe Ramanujaaya Namah l

Dear Perumal,

Today, November 2nd – 2013, devotees following South Indian and Sri Vaishnava traditions observe Deepavali. (Deepa – meaning light/lamp, aavali – meaning row).

The 14th day of the month of Aippasi (Ashvin) is recognised as Naraka Chathurdasi, the period when Sri Krishna returns with Satyabama after killing the powerful and evil asura – Naraka. In the process Krishna also frees 16, 100 women captured by the asura.

Krishna Satyabhama NarakasuraWhat would this signify for a straw-like devotee such as me, Perumale? Apart from the fact that the entire episode is worth celebrating in great pomp, it signifies that once you let the lord enter your being (though in fact He is always present), all malevolent forces are destroyed at once!

Yes, Krishna is the effulgent light, destroying all darkness within.

The Chathurdasi day is also observed in some parts as Hanuman Jayanthi, while others mention that it was on this day that Hanuman returns to Ayodhya, bringing information on the return of lord Rama and Sita, to everyone’s joy!

hanuman ram prays

Adiyen pays respect to the beloved lord Narayana on this auspicious day.

Srimathe Ramanujaaya Namah l

Srimathe Narayanaaya Namah l

Dear Perumale,

Today is Panguni Uthiram, the day You are together with Thayaar. And the ideal ‘man’, Sri Ram, married Sita Piratti.

Adiyen is taking the liberty to quote Mrs. Geetha Vasudevan from the MudaliandanThirumaligaiSishyas yahoogroup about the significance of Panguni Uththiram.

Sreemathey Ramanujaya Namaha

Respected Bhagavatha Bandhus,

The Aadhi Bramhotsavam is celebrated grandly in Sri Rangam starts on Panguni Rohini (Perumal Thirunakshatram) and ends on Panguni Utthiram (Thayar Thirunakshtram) it is so special because

*Periya Pirattiyar Thirunakshtram

*Perumal & Thayar Serthi Sevai

*Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

Periya Piratti Thirunakshatram_Panguni Uthiram

Periya Pirattiyaar Thirunakshatram

Thayar Perumal Serthi Sevai

Thayaar Perumal Serthi Sevai

Sita Ram wedding

Sri Ram - Sita Kalyanam

*Above all considering this as appropriate occasion Swamy Ramanuja surrendered before Divya Dampathis in serthi and submitted his famous Gadyatrayam (compromising Saranagathi Gadyam, Sri Ranga Gadyam and Sri Vaikunta Gadyam) – Here we must note Saranagathi Gadyam was delivered – The Prapatthi was done for the sake of our deliverance.

Please note Panguni Utthiram’s significance is also for

*Nanjeeyar Thirunakshtram *Kambanattu Alwar is said to have inaugurated his famous Kamba Ramayanam on this day @ Mettu Azhagiya Singar Sannadhi in Sri Rangam temple

Thus Panguni Utthiram attaches special importance to both Namperumal and Swamy Ramanuja, it is also heard to mark the tireless efforts of Swami Ramanuja’s walk to Thirukoshtiyoor, even today on Panguni Utthiram day, Namperumal is given 18 argyas, 18 padyas and all aradhana kramams 18 times (kindly correct me if adiyen is wrong)

Uyya Ore Vazhi Udayavar Thiruvadi !

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

Geetha Vasudevan

 

Sri Raama Raama Raamethi, Rame Raame Manorame

Sahasranaama Thathulyam, Raama Naama Varaanane l

 

Sri Raama Raama Raamethi, Rame Raame Manorame

Sahasranaama Thathulyam, Raama Naama Varaanane l

 

Sri Raama Raama Raamethi, Rame Raame Manorame

Sahasranaama Thathulyam, Raama Naama Varaanane l

 

Sri Rama Navami 2012

Chanting the name of Sri Raama even ONCE is equivalent to the essence of all the thousand names put together.

 

Srimathe Raamanujaaya Namah l

Srimathe Naraayanaaya Namah l

Dear Perumale,

The lord who slayed Narakasura and destroyed the evil within us…

Sri Krishna rescues 16,100 women abducted by Narakasura!

 

The lord who returned to Ayodhya after having destroyed the ten-headed Ravana and thus the 10 forms of vices…

Lord Sri Rama returns to Ayodhya with Seeta and Lakshmana

We observed these events and paid respect to the lord this Deepavali on the 26th of October, 2011.

It is believed that this is also the period during which Sri Maha Lakshmi emerged during the churning of the milky ocean when the Kurma avatar of the lord had descended. Adiyen’s respects on the appearance of mother Lakshmi.

Mahalakshmi - the benevolent Goddess and consort of Sriman Narayana, appears from the churning of the ocean

Srimathe Narayanaaya Namah l

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah l