Lord Ganesha / Muruga deities in Srirangam temple

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5 on March 13, 2019

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah!
Sri Sriranga Narayana Jeeyar Swamigale Saranam!
Velukkudi Swamigal Thiruvadigale Saranam!

Adiyen’s friend asked me, if Sri Ramanuja Sambandhis are so particular about not worshipping other devathaas, then why in Srirangam temple do we have deities of Lord Ganesha and Muruga present. For the part of the other devathaas worship, adiyen gave references to verses from Bhagavath Gita 7th chapter, however for this question, I’m not able to recollect one of the beautiful explanations given by our Velukkudi Swamigal in his Upanyasams. Kindly refer me to the Upanyasam or help adiyen answer this question.

Adiyen,
Ramanuja Dasan🙏

 
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Swami’s, any response to this question will be greatly appreciated🙏

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Srimathe Ramamujaya namaha.
Swamy please listen to Shri. Velukkudi u.ve. Varadhachariyar swamy’s upanyasam on Shri Vishnu Sahasranama Bhashyam, it is available on YouTube in swamy’s channel velukkudi discourses.. In that upanyasam Swamigal has explained it very beautifully. We are considering them as Shri Vaishnavas and Koyilazhwars.That is the reason..For example, The Koyilazhwar for Tirumala is Shri. Subramanya (Lord Murugan) , as said by Swamigal in the upanyasam

Thank you so much Swami, can adiyen request for the part link and in which minute?

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Sri Ramanuja Munaye Namaha,

Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami Guruve Namaha,

 

Dear Ramanuja Dasa,

 

As Ramachandra Bhagavata mentioned, Sri Velukkudi Varadhacharyar Swami in first 5 minutes of Sri Vishnu Sahasranaama Bhashyam Part2, mentions about:

 

1) Koil Kappaane (Shetra Palakargal) &

2) Vaasal Kappaane (Dwara Palakargal).

 

Muruga devata is Shetra palakan in Thirumala,

Ganesha devata us Shetra palakan in Srirangam.

 

They are there to do service to Supreme BhagavAn Sriman NarayanAn, so Sharanagathas no need to disturb them. Let them be there in the place where they are.

 

And the leader of all Kavalkarans (Chowkidaar) is Swami Vishvakshenar (Nithya soori) who has Gaja Mugham (Elephant face) also known as SENAPATHI or SENAIMUDHALIYAR as seen in Vishnu Sahasra name 1st slokam “Suklam Bharataram Vishnum………..vignam nignanthi satatam VISHVAKSENAM Thamashrayee”.

 

 

Also Sri Andal Nachiyaar Thiruppaavai paasuram “Nayaganai Nindra NandhaGopanudaya Koil Kaappane…………Vassal Kaappaane……” refers to Swami Ramanujar as Shetra/Dwara palakar for. NandhaGopan’s (SriKrishna BhagavAn’s) SrivAishnava Sampradhayam (Swami’s Enpani 1322 ‘Chowkidaar in Vedic tradition’), means Swami Ramanujar is our SAVIOUR “SAVE OUR SOUL” 🆘 from this Samharam.

 

 

Please see below link both both audios.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCELEgaFullWSr3BdtZ4mUDw

 

 

Adiyen Sri Velukkudi Krishna Dasan,

Chowkidhar Swami Ramanujacharyar Ki Jai 🛂

Sarvam SriKrishnarpanam Asthu.

 

 

 

Thank you Swamis for your wonderful explanations🙏

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