SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
ALavandhAr, a great scholar of viSishtAdhvaitha sidhdhAntham and SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam and the grandson of the revered AchArya, nAthamunigaL, revealed the most essential principles of prApyam (goal) and prApakam (means) through detailed elaboration of dhvaya mahA manthram in his sthOthra rathnam. This is the earliest known samskritha sthOthra grantham of our pUrvAchAryas which is available for us now.
periya nambi went to kAnchIpuram with the desire of facilitating iLaiyAzhwAr (SrI rAmAnuja) to become a Sishya of ALavandhAr. iLaiyAzhwAr was bringing thIrtham (water) from sALaik kiNaRu (a well) as kainkaryam for dhEvap perumAL under the guidance of thirukkachchi nambi. periya nambi recited some SlOkams from sthOthra rathnam which attracted iLaiyAzhwAr very much and brought iLaiyAzhwAr into our sampradhAyam. iLaiyAzhwAr who went on to be famously known as emperumAnAr, had great attachment for this prabandham and used several passages from this prabandham in his SrIvaikuNta gadhyam too.
periyavAchchAn piLLai has written an elaborate vyAkyAnam (commentary) for this divine prabandham. The esoteric meanings of the sthOthrams are eloquently explained by periyavAchchAn piLLai in his commentary. We are seeing the simple explanation for the SlOkams here based on this commentary.
- SlOkams 1 to 10
- SlOkams 11 to 20
- SlOkams 21 to 30
- SlOkams 31 to 40
- SlOkams 41 to 50
- SlOkams 51 to 60
- SlOkams 61 to 65
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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