pUrva dhinacharyA – 16

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Tataha prathyushasi snathva krithva powrvahnekee kriyaha |
Yathindra charanadhvandhva pravane naiva chethasa ||

(w to w) Tataha  – Then, prathyushasi – just before sunrise(arunodhaya), snathva –  having bathed,  powrvahnekee  – the work that has to be done in the morning, kriyaha  – wearing pure clothes, performing Sandhyavandana etc., Yathindra charanadhvandhva pravane naiva  – by having great devotion only at the feet of Sri Ramanuja,  chethasa  – consciously, kritva –having done,

(Commentary) prathyushaha – dawn. It is equivalent to one hour and thirty six minutes before sun rise. This denotes as stated earlier that in the fourth part of mid night, (which is totally three hours and twelve minutes), of which after spending the first one hour and twenty four minutes, the remaining is one hour and thirty six minutes. In the midst of the bathing described in this Sloka and the meditation of Guruparampara and six stages of the Lord mentioned in previous Sloka, purity of body and teeth is actually done by Mamunigal. Adorning Kashaya cloth, sacred mark on the forehead, wearing Tulasi garland as mentioned in the Slokas 6,7 and 8 is to be remembered here. Since Sastra says that Sriman Narayana emerges as an Acharya and the disciples consider the Acharya as all relations, for the delight of the Lord in the form of Acharya, he performs daily rituals etc., it is mentioned that Mamunigal with all his devotion on Emberumanar did all the daily rituals.

Translation by Sri U.Ve.Dr.M.Varadarajan Swami, MA, MA, PhD

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