periya thirumozhi

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iraNdAm Ayiram

thirumangai AzhwAr with kumudhavalli nAchchiyAr

In upadhEsa raththina mAlai 9th pAsuram, maNavALa mAmunigaL highlights the purpose of the incarnation of thirumangai AzhwAr and his prabandhams.

mARan paNiththa thamizh maRaikku mangaiyar kOn
ARangam kURa avadhariththa – vIRudaiya
kArththigaiyil kArththigai nAL inRu enRu kAdhalippAr
vAyththa malarth thALgaL nenjE vAzhththu

Oh heart! nammAzhwAr mercifully composed four prabandhams which are equivalent to the four vEdhas. Just as there are six angams (ancillary parts) to those four vEdhas, thirumangai AzhwAr incarnated on this great day of kArththigai star in the month of kArththigai, only to compose six prabandhams which are like the six angams to nammAzhwAr’s prabandhams. Praise the divine lotus-like feet of those who like this day very much.

Among these six prabandhams, periya thirumozhi is the first one. In this beautiful prabandham, thirumangai AzhwAr fully enjoys the various dhivyadhESams where emperumAn is present. It is well known that AzhwAr physically travelled to every dhivyadhESam he highlighted in his pAsurams and performed mangaLASasanam to the dhivyadhESams and the emperumAns who are present there.

periyavachan-pillaiperiyavAchchAn piLLai – thiru sanganallUr

periyavAchchAn piLLai, the emperor among commentators, has given a beautiful and elaborate commentary to this wonderful prabandham. Let us enjoy the meanings of the pAsurams in this prabandham with the help of this wonderful commentary.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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About Sarathy Thothathri

Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. Taking care of koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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