Ramanuja Nutranthathi – 49

“kamalatthEn pAivayal thennarangam”
“kamalatthEn pAivayal thennarangam”


அழகிய தாமரை மலர்களில் உள்ள தேன் என்னும் ஆறானது எங்கும் பாய்ந்தபடி நிற்கும் வயல்களால் சூழப்பட்டது திருவரங்கம் ஆகும். இந்தத் திருவரங்கத்தில் கண்வளர்ந்தபடி உள்ள பெரியபெருமாளான அழகியமணவாளனின் திருவடிகளை, தாம் பெற்ற உயர்ந்த செல்வம் இதுவே என்று தனது தலையில் வைத்து, அவற்றில் ஈடுபட்டபடி உள்ளவர் எம்பெருமானார் ஆவார். வேதவேதாந்த தர்மங்கள் அனைத்திற்கும் பாதகம் வரும்படியாக ஏற்பட்ட பௌத்தம் முதலான ஆறு மதங்களாலும், கலியுகத்தால் பீடிக்கப்பட்ட நிலையில் உள்ளதாலும் துவண்டிருந்த இந்தப் பூமியில் எம்பெருமானார் அவதரித்தார். இதனால் நிகழ்ந்தது என்ன? மறைந்து விட்டிருந்த வேதவேதாந்த மார்க்கங்கள் மீண்டும் தழைத்தன. பொய்யான கருத்துக்களைப் பரப்பிய ஆறு (பௌத்தம், சார்வாகம், சாக்கியம், உலூக்கியம், பாசுபதம் மற்றும் காணாபத்யம்) மதங்களும் நிலை குலைந்தன. நமக்கு அஜ்ஞானம் உண்டாக்கிக் கொண்டிருந்த கலியானது அழிந்தது.

Those blemishless ones praise Ramanuja- Amudhanar had said in the past verse. How do they praise- The ishta praapthi and anishta nirvtthi did not happen after Ramanuja started instructing or blessing; it started happening the day he was born in this world. – Says Amudhanaar in this verse.


Emperumaanaar- Sri Ramanujacharya, who enjoys placing his head at the Lotus Feet of Lord Sri RanganAthA (of Srirangam, filled with fertile fields, and beautiful ponds of Lotus flowers, where the Lord has His YoganithrA), appeared on this earth and do you know what all happened:

The Dharmic way and Vedic lifestyle that were decaying started getting revived; the six religions that are against the Vedic principles and are full of flaws and bluffs- which propagate non vedic philosophy, were simply finished off; the cruel kali purushan who is the cause of all these havoc in this world also was crushed. What a way the world is saved with His avathaara!

Poo kamalam then nadhi pay vayal– The freshly bloomed lotus flowers– honey from them flooding the fertile fields
Then arangan kazhal– Sri Ranga naathan’s lotus feet
Senni vaitthu– placing them on His head at all times [meditating on the lotus feet of the Lord]
Thaan adhi mannum– immersing himself in those lotus feet
Iraamaanusan– Sri Ramanuja
ethalatthu udhitthE– from the time he appeared in this world aRam nEri semmai aanadhu- Dharmam was saved and was set right.
Poymmai aRu samayam ponRi poanadhu– the no vedic [false] six religions are crushed;
Vem kali iRandhadhu– the cruel Kali is dead…

After Ramanuja came to Srirangam there are lots of good things happening to everyone and to Srivaishnavam. That is not uncommon with the greatness of Ramanuja, his daya, his ability to correct individuals and transform them. . Amudhanaar goes a step further- from the time Ramanuja appeared all these good deeds have started happening. Sage Agasthya, et al when they appeared the world realized a difference – puranas claim. Similarly when Ramanuja appeared there was an uthkarsham in the world.

Yadavaprakasa planned to leave the young Ramanuja [who was in his teens] in the dense forest in the banks of Ganges; but was forewarned by Govindhar and Ramanuja left them in the forest trying to come back to South.

He lost his way and met an old hunter couple who also guided him on the path as the forest was dense and dark. The lady of the couple asked for some water and Ramanuja went searching for water and found himself near the well at Kanchipuram belonging to the temple [saalai kiNaRu].

He was thus blessed by Kacchi Devarajan and PerundhEvi thaayaar who came in the guide of old hunter couple in order to help their darling child Ramanuja and asked for water so that he would search and be able to find himself at the well of Kanchipuram. What a blessing!

He alone is Theertha shrEshtar! His doctrine, his sampradayam whch he propounded based on Swami Nammazhwar, Sriman Nathamuni and Sri Yamunacharya’s teaching and established Vedic religion in unparalleled and unambiguous manner. He crushed the other non-vedic religions and saved many from going haywire following wrong jnAnam and vibhareetha jnAnam. This saalai kiNaRu is thus even better than Ganges.




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