Cultivate devotion

Updated on January 22, 2021 in General
23 on January 16, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya namah
Vellukudi swami ku namaskaram

Adiyen, swami please suggest adiyen how to cultivate devotion towards Ranganatha more. We all knew how devoted was Godha Amma, her devotion made Rangan to appear and marry her, what adiyen virupam is, adiyen desire to take darshan of Ranganatha.. It was through his karunai adiyen could now think of him but unfortunately not able to take his darshan.. Its just adiyen gets hurt much even while reading or writing “Arangan” name as adiyen didn’t get bhagyam to visit srirangam. Adiyen do not even know whether adiyen will get opportunity to get his darshan. But please suggest how to cultivate more bhakthi towards arangan swami. Please forgive if adiyen’s improper understanding swami.

 
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1 on January 15, 2021

Adiyen doesn’t know “Arangan sevvika bhakyam epodhu keetum” enru but how to remember him all the while.. If NAmasankeerthanam is key, like what names of him must be chanted swami, please help with this swami.How to please arangan? What makes him happy? Adiyen would like to know about this.

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasyai.

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,
Namaha,

” இன்னும் ஒரு முறை பிறப்பதாக இருந்தா… அது ஸ்ரீநம்பெருமாளை மட்டுமே சேவிப்பதற்காக பிறக்க ஆசை”

| உன் மேல கிறுக்கினா வலிக்காதா? னு நான் கேட்க, why are you mad at 5 yr old child, after all that’s a ஶ்ரீரங்கம் calendar: my nephew questioned. ‘எனக்கு பெருமாளோ அவர் பமோ எல்லாம் ஒன்னு தான், கிறுக்கினா வலிக்கும்! She asked again that உனக்கா? நம்பெருமாளுக்கா? ரெண்டு பேருக்கும் – I feel that So…always.|

” Due to Covid-19 pandemic issue, I couldn’t get visit ஶ்ரீரங்கம் or any near by பெருமாள் கோயில். That time, நம்மாழ்வார் சன்னதி குங்குமம், தாயார் சன்னதி மஞ்சள் காப்பு, முகர்ந்து பெருமாள் வாசனை வருதா? தளிகை சரியாக வேளா வேளைக்கு போகுமா? பக்தர்கள் இல்லாததால் அர்ச்சகர் சீக்கிரம் நடை சாத்திட்டா – பெருமாள், பிராட்டி, ஆண்டாள், ஆழ்வார் , உடையவருக்கு, போதிய காற்றோட்டம் கிடைக்கும் மா? பெருமாளை தனியா விட்டுட்டோமோ? அவர் கைங்கர்யம் தடைபட்டுப் போச்சே? ஸ்ரீ நம்பெருமாளை நினைச்சாலே ஆனந்தம், சேவிக்க கைங்கர்யம் பண்ண முடியாத இயலாமையை நினைத்து வேதனை பிரிவாற்றாமையல் ஏகப்பட்ட தவிப்பு , தேடல், பிரிவு ஏக்கம், துக்கம்….

ஆண்டாள், ஆழ்வார் திருவடிகளை பற்றிக் கொண்டு எம்பெருமானை பாசுரங்களால் சேவிக்க முயற்சித்தால் கண்களில் கண்ணீர் மல்க; நெஞ்சு விம்மி மூச்சு திணறி சிரமப்பட்டு கோர்வையாக வராமால்.. அவர் கல்யாண குணங்களை நினைத்து..

நரகம் – லெளதிகமாக இந்த உலகத்திற்காக பொருந்தி வாழ முயற்ச்சிப்பது, I couldn’t able to fit into this materialistic world anymore.

I don’t know what is heaven, But I’m pretty sure about something “அடியேன் அனுபவத்தால் அறிந்த பேரானந்தம் நம்பெருமாளை தவிர வேறொன்றுமில்லை.

My family tried to fix a marriage for me last month, I asked her, Do you love perumal? I need blessing from all god as she replied.
What do you expect? I replied: | கணவனை விட பெருமாள் கிட்ட பக்தியும் பாசமும் அன்பும் போதும்.
The women who wants to marry me asks a question? “What do you think about life ambition? ஸ்ரீரங்கம் நம்பெருமாள் திருவடிகளில் ஆந்தனையும் அவரையே உபாயமாக கொண்டு பகவத் பாகவத ஆச்சார்ய கைங்கர்யம் அவ்வளவுதான்.

அடியேன் தாசன்

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11 on January 16, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,

Namaskaram Anjali Bhakthai,

 

Regarding devareer’s viruppan

“………… please suggest adiyen how to cultivate devotion towards Ranganatha more. We all knew how devoted was Godha Amma, her devotion made Rangan to appear and marry her…………”,

 

Godhai Nachiyar (மகள்) devotion to Ranganatha was cultivated by her Thiru Thagappanaar (தந்தை) Periya Alwar from childhood, but we have Periya Alwar Aasirvadham through Acharyas and Velukkudi Sri Krishnan Swami. Presently our devotion to Ranganatha is being cultivated by doing Shravanam on Velukkudi Swami’s SorPozhivu, hence Velukkudi Swami is the மானசீக தந்தை for us. So BhagavAn Ranganathan Dharishanam will be definite. All is well.

 

Swami’s graceful Uvamaanam in Enpani #1989 என் தந்தை என் மகள் பெருமிதம் is amazing.

 

Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan.

on January 16, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,

Velukkudi Sri Krishnan Swami has graced answer in Enpani #1990 பகவானை பிரீதி செய்வது எப்படி? about Nava vidha Bhakthi.

Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan

on January 16, 2021

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasyai

Dhanyosmin swami,
Its huge bhakyam to say that swami vellukudi is manasika தந்தை for us.. Swami ku pallandu.. Adiyen heard both the enpani audios.. Thanks for sharing it swamin
Adiyen will surely follow as swami said.

Anjalai amma, namaskaram.

Lord Ranganathar is very possessive. He brings all His devotees near Him. A classical example is He ‘stole’ Ramanujacharya from DevaPerumal of (Hasthigiri) Kachipuram. So, you pray to Him deeply and He will definitely respond; not an iota of doubt. 

Your expression of devotion reminds me of the video below (from 0.00 to 3.13). Our swamy’s reply in this video may also address your question.

adiyen dasan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lI9OYfCS_M&list=PLhrdHlkOIj-VkgusrJIu8BGAMLfX7uGeN&index=19

 

 

on January 16, 2021

Dhanyosmi Khambandasan swami

on January 17, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,

Anjali Amma, adiyen agrees with all the statements of the above Bhagavataas. Esp. Kambandan swami’s quotes “Lord Ranganathar is very possessive.” In August of 2016, adiyen (living in the US) had a strong desire to take the darshan of Periya Perumal on Vaikunta Ekadeshi day after hearing our Swami’s Upanyasam on Sriranga Gadyam. Till then it had been more than 10 years since adiyen had visited Thiruvarangam. Like a miracle and magic that same year’s Vaikuntha Ekadashi (Jan 9, 2017), adiyen had the lifetime golden opportunity to sit opposite to Nam Perumal in the Chandanu Mandapam for the whole night and also cross the Vaikuntha Dwaram. Beyond that, the same year also received Pancha Samskaram from asmath Acharyan Sri Sriranga Narayana Jeeyar Swamigal. adiyen also have been receiving the opportunity to receive Periya Perumal’s darshan every year from then except for 2020 due to the pandemic.  

So pls increase your desire and with your Acharyan’s anugraham and Periya Pirattiyaar’s anugraham, devareer will certainly get the darshan of Periya Perumal very soon. 

adiyen Ramanuja dasan. 

on January 17, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya namah

Swami, thanks for sharing your experience. Adiyen ‘s desire is to get darshan of periya perumal and to increase adiyen’ s bhakthi towardsy..adiyen will surely follow your words., as if now reciting paasuram and Ranganatha strotram swami

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasyai

Amma,

if we pray to Lord Ranganatha, He will definitely respond…. but how much time He will take nobody knows; may be instant response may be a very long time.

If you want a quicker response it is better to submit your prayers to Thayar through Ramanujacharya (through your acharya, if you have already submitted yourself to one). Once the petition goes through the proper channels it has quicker response. But if we submit the petition directly to Him, the time He takes to respond is unpredictable.

So, please preface your Ranganatha Strotram with some prayer (even your own verbalised prayer) to Udaiyavar and Periya Piratti.

Also, please remember to share with us later, in what glorious ways Their mercy was received by you.

adiyen dasan.  

Also, when you go the temple please follow this… first Udaiyavar sannidhi, then Thayar Sannidhi, and then Perumal sannidhi. This requires some planning; because, usually due to crowd situations we tend to first go to Perumal sannidhi and then go to the rest.

One way I find it easier is, day 1 evening we can cover Acharya, Azhwar and Thayar sannidhis; and day 2 morning go for Vishwaroopa Darshanam to see Perumal. It is better to do this on weekdays that too non-festive days. On weekends the crowd is heavy.

If you really have the time to spilt your darshans to one evening and next day morning, the following route is for your consideration. 

(members in this forum who know the names of the madapams and paths can please add so that it is easier for new people to go. Please feel free to correct me; I am writing based on my experience; if there is a traditionally recommended way please write that)

First of all, even as we are approaching Srirangam, we see the magnificient Raja Gopuram as we are crossing the Cauvery. our heart beat increases. Then the bus finally reaches Raja Gopuram. Only when we get down and take a look at the Raja Gopuram, we realise the real grandeur of the tower is much greater than what we had imagined based on pictures.

Now, we are walking through the Raja Gopuram, and the series of different gopurams with lots of shops on both sides. Gives us a feel for how ancient our temple is. Finally we reach the “Ranga Ranga” gopuram.This is the south-uththira-veedhi. On the left side of the gopuram there is the govt. approved place for keeping our footwear. But before entering the temple, take right on south-uththira-veedhi… till the end where it meets the east-uththira-veedhi. At that junction we have ManavaaLa maamunigal sannidhi. Let us take his darshan; he is acharyan for NamPerumal Himself!!!

Then let us come back and enter the Ranga-Ranga gopuram. We’ll walk through the Ranga-vilas mandapam, till we reach the next gopuram, the Karthigai Gopuram. Here we first take a right (i.e. towards east) and go till then end to Udaiyavar sannidhi. It is so nice to be present there that we really do not want to leave that place. But anyways we have to. Let us move on. 

(we have covered two prominent acharyas; now have to take darshan of Azhwars and Thayar. I am just describing one possible route; you may take alternative routes.)

Let us come out of Udaiyavar sannidhi and come back to karthigai gopuram. Take a left and enter Ranga-vilas mandapam (don’t worrry; we are not exiting the temple). In the Ranga-Vilas mandapam, on the east side we have Thirupaanzhwar sannidhi, and if I remember right, Thondar-adi-podiazhwar sannidhi is also there. On the west side is Andal sannidhi.

After covering these, let us get back to Karthigai-gopuram. Now take a left and go to the west end. Here is we take darshan of Chakrathaazhwar. Take darshan of Amrta kalasa Garudaazhwar either just before or just after Chakrathaazhwar. 

Now back to Karthigai gopuram. Let us enter through the Karthigai Gopuram. On the left there is Nammazhwar sannidhi; middle BIG HUGE MAGNIFICIENT Garudaazhwar sannidhi, on the right Thirumangai azhwar (?! please verify) sannidhi.

After covering these three sannidhis,  go to the next gopuram (on the way we can see the food stall). Before enter the next gopuram, take left and walk westward towards Dhanya-Lakshmi sannidhi. Take Her dashan. On her right see the huge graneries built by Thirumangai-azhwar. (near here is the Gosala; we may spend some time here … if they permit).

After DhanyaLakshmi dharsan, come out and walk towards the north direction (as we walk, the huge graneries will be on our left).

We’ll reach the ‘Mudal-azhwar sannidhi’ (Poigai-, Bootham-, & Pei-azhwaar). Take darshan; as we step down from their sannidhi, take left (towards east) and go to Dhanvanthri sannidhi (or, we can go to Thayar sannidhi and come here a little later). Exit the gopuram on the north to reach the next outer praharam. Here we have three important sannidhis. 1. Swamy Desikar; 2. Thayar sannidhi, 3. Mettu-azhagiya-singar (Narasimmar). Let us cover these sannidhis peacefully, and receive Their blessings. Now we can come back to Dhanvanthri sannidhi; take darshan; come out; walk eastward past the pushkarani (temple tank). Reach Kodanda Ramar sannidhi; Then Vaikunthanathar sannidhi (also called kannaadi-Andal sannidhi). Here Vaikunthanathar sannidhi is so very special, because all the great personalities we have taken darshan so far (or we may have even missed some) ALL OF THEM are present here. Here, let us spend as much time as possible and soak ourselves in the experience of being in such a great assembly. Oh! what a fortune it is to visit this sannidhi in maargazhi!

Then let us force ourselves to get out of this sannidhi, and as we walk along cover some of the small-small sannidhis on the left. Each sannidhi has been taken care of and served with devotion by generations of devotees! Let us feel grateful to them for giving us this experience.

Now, if it is late already, then let us go to our resting place; because we need to be back here by 4.00am to stand in the queue for Viswaroopa darshanam. That too we must be fortunate to get the chance. Only thing that can grant us permission is the prayers we have offered to the acharyas, azhwars and Thayar today.

Before we leave, we can take darshan of Udaiyavar once again.

If we still have some time, then we can exit through the East tower (vellai gopuram), take a autorikshaw and go to Kaattu-azhagiya-singar kovil, about 1-1.5km (near Srirangam Railway station). Another option is to take a rickshaw and go to வெளி ஆண்டாள் சன்னிதி. I don’t think we will have time to cover both places. But please try to visit these two places atleast once before leaving Srirangam.

Next day morning, be present by 4.00; don’t be surprised by the crowd even on a weekday. Remember Thondar-adi-podi-aazhwaars Thirupalli Ezhuchchi song as we stand in the queue. It is an amazing experience to be there and experience all these.

The experience of Lord’s darshan is indescribable. I hope the next time I will be able to imbibe that vision deeper in my heart.

As we come out, and get down the steps, remember to take darshan of Vishwa-senar! He is in a small shrine (not well lit) on the Eastern side (Feet side of Perumal). After that we can also take darshan of the gold-kalasam. Then exit through the north; now we can try to visit the same sannidhis covered yesterday (as much as possible) and thank Them.

I am most grateful to you for giving me this opportunity to go through the entire temple as I know it.

I am sure there are people in this forum who can add more details and give a far better description. Please forgive my short comings.

adiyen dasan.

Dear admin, can you please give me a one time permission to upload an image… a map of the above described path to different Sannidhis. Thank you.

adiyen dasan.

on January 17, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,

Dear கம்பன்தாசன் Swami,

Adiyen is not an admin, just a mere devotee as others, but Adiyen is able to upload relevant Sampradhaya images using adiyen’s login. If devareer is ok, please send it to Adiyen email Stivittalan26@gmail.com, Adiyen can upload on behalf of devareer.

Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan.

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Sri Mahapurna Gurave Namah
Srimate Ramanujaya Namah

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

Beautifully written Kambadasan swamin. Although adiyen was in Srirangam last week, adiyen feel rejuvenated again. Just wanted to add my 2 cents. There’s also one important Sannidhi between “mudhal AzhwArgal & Dhanvanthri bhagavan” sannidhis. It is Sri Theerthakarai Vasudeva perumal Sannidhi. It’s said that this perumal is present here way before Arangan (heard through few devotees), just like Aadhi Varahaswamy in Tirumala. Also, even in Margazhi, Ul-Andaal & Vaikuntanadhar Sannidhi remained closed this year, unfortunately.

Along with Mamunigal’s Sannidhi, it is very essential to have Dharshan of Acharya Sri KoorathAzhwAr, MudhaliyAndAn, Sri Periya Nambigal, In East chithirai veedhi & other acharyas. Here we can visualise how Udayavar must have spent his time. His acharyar’s thirumaligai on one side & his pradhana shishyar’s thirumaligai on the other side of the road. We can even notice the Chithirai Thaer standing near the Periya Nambi thirumaligai which NamPerumal stopped as Athuzhaai raised concerns regarding her father Sri Periya Nambigal’s Charama kainkaryam for Sri Maraneri Nambi. Standing in this place, We can imagine how KoorathAzhwAr & Periya Nambigal planned and started to meet Kirumikanda Cholan to save Udayavar (our sampradayam).

Kshamikka prarthi for any misinformation.

Sri Velukkudi Swami thiruvadigalukku Pallandu Pallandu
Unnadha Bhagavatha bhandukkal anaivarukkum Pallandu

Dhanyosmin for this chance to write.
Adiyen Dasanudasan Ramanuja Dasan 🙏🏻🙇‍♂️

Thank you very much, Swamy, for adding about Theerthakarai Vasudevar sannidhi, and acharyas’ thirumaligais. Feels exhilarating to visit these places even by thought!

adiyen.

on January 17, 2021

Adiyen.. Thank you Kambandasar swami and Ragesh swami.. You both took adiyen to srirangam through your replies.. Adiyen is just imagining how it is as adiyen reads your answer.. Thank you..

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3 on January 17, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,

Dear கம்பன்தாசன் Swami,

Adiyen is not an admin, just a mere devotee as others, but Adiyen is able to upload relevant Sampradhaya images using adiyen’s login. If devareer is ok, please send it to Adiyen email Stivittalan26@gmail.com, Adiyen can upload on behalf of devareer.

Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan.

on January 18, 2021

Typo error above. It’s SriVittalan26@gmail.com

One correction to the above description. The granaries are on the left side of DhanyaLakshmi Thayaar; not right as mentioned above. On Her right side is the Gosala.

ElayaAlwar swamy, please check the spam folder in your email too. May be my mail with the map/ picture is stuck there.

adiyen dasan.

 

on January 18, 2021

Adiyen received the final version that devareer sent. Adiyen will post it shortly.

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1 on January 18, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha, 

Dear All BhagavatA’s,

 

Here is the map with descriptions of the  path to different Sannidhis in SriRangam as mentioned by கம்பன்தாஸன் Swami in the above thread, which Adiyen received via email. So Adiyen is posting it on behalf of கம்பன்தாஸன் Swami.

 

 

Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan.

on January 19, 2021

கம்பன்தாசன் swamy,

Good efforts.
Nice support from ElayaAlwar swamy.

adiyen

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