Saturday, March 29, 2014

The withstanding wall...

Sri:
Srimate ramanujaya nama:

Priya arangan adiyar,

A HUT, YET A PALACE

The King VeeraSundaraBrahmaRaayan was the sishya of SriParasara Bhattar who was an illustrious star in the galaxy of Srivaishnava preceptors. The King had great love for the Lord of Srirangam and had taken up many kainkaryams of the Lord. One day it occurred to him that certain walls were to be raised to protect a praakaara of the Srirangam temple. He at once took up the task. But he found the thirumaaligai (house) of SriPillai Pillai Azhwan, sishya of SriKoorathazhwan on whose lap SriAzhwan shed his mortal coil before ascending to SriVaikuntam,obstructing the path of the wall to be built. He at once decided to collapse the house since the wall kainkaryam was far more important to protect the Lord than leaving the house of a person untouched.     

SriParasara Bhattar, intimated of this plan of the King,called him immediately and explained " Oh Sishya! It is absolutely wonderful that you have taken up this Bhagawath Kainkaryam (Service to Lord). But when doing so, you shouldn't hurt the heart of the Lord. The Lord considers Bhaagavathas (adiyars) as his own life. Kainkaryam is one that brings smile to the face of the Lord; not what brings smile to yours. When SriThirumangai azhwar built the walls, the thirumaligai of Sri Thondar-adippodi azhwar came in between. What did he do? Did he collapse the thirumaligai? No. He left it untouched and built the walls around it. You should understand that the wall you plan to build will not protect the Lord; it is the Mangalasasanams (Praying for the Lord) of the Holy, devout men that'll protect the Lord".

Such is the importance attributed to the house of a Srivaishnavite. It is custom to call it reverentially as Thirumaaligai (Castle) though small in size, but owing to the presence of persons who have the ability to wish the good luck of the Lord Himself in it! Even if it is the house of an unacquainted Bhaktha, we should look upon it as the temple of the Lord itself. Recently, a very devout kainkaryasree(volunteer) SriPucchumani of our Trust performed Grihapravesham of his house at Srirangam. It was a joyous occasion for all since a new structure had risen to serve its life for kainkaryam like this kainkaryasree and his sister. The Grihapravesham followed by Sudarshana homam was conducted by the Gurukulam children with utmost dedication.

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Go-poojai at the premises of the kainkaryasree
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THE SCENT THAT STILL WAFTS...

 2nd DAY NIGHT : AN IMITATION 
While we try imitating our friends, TV personalities, our Lord Srimannarayana 
does something peculiar. He tries to dress up like SriMahalakshmi and imitate her manners.
Though very ambitious a task,nevertheless, he does need credit for trying to imitate Loka-Maata ! 

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Special Dish : Akkara-adisil
 
 3rd DAY MORNING :TO A BHAKTHA'S HOUSE
The third day morning, SriKasturi Rangan and his chirpy youthful entourage
decide to move out of the Thiruveedhis to the house of a Bhaktha for Ubhayam. 
The Lord was received with great excitement by the whole colony!

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THONDIN AARADHANAI   
2013-14
a drop of gratitude )
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Sri Parasara Thiruvenkadam Bhattar swamy honours Sri Kalyanaraman swamy

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