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Ramanuja Vaibhavam

Ramanuja Vaibhavam

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Life history of Ramanuja
Life history of Ramanuja

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 Inspired by the book Swamy’s “Ramanuja Vaibhavam”, published by Sri R.V.Swamy at Srirangam Karuthurai Mandapam opposite to Sri RengaNachiyar Sannathi on 23rd April' 2007, we determined to put on the contents of book onweb through our site.The book has been shaped in such a manner that we get to know the minutedetails of the incidents happened in Sri Ramanuja’s life. Also the details of Acharyas and Guru Parampara are given in the book. Many places quotes fromRamanuja Vaibhavam by Sri Vadivazhgiya Nambi Dasar, Adhikara Sankraham bySwami Vedantha Desikar, Ramanuja Nutrandadhi by SriThiruvarangathamudhanar and UbhaDesaRathinamalai by Sri ManavalaMamunigal are provided by the author.A detail index on the Acharaya’s Thirunaksthras is also provided as a ready-reckoner. Details of history before and after Sri Ramanuja was dealt in correct
 
preposition in such a way that one can understand the fall and raise of SriVaishanavism through this book.Though this book is another milestone for the author among his works likeTiruvarangan Andhadhi, Divyadesa ManiMalai, Kuresan Tiruandhadhi. etc…., thisis equal to the Centre Sapaphire Diamond adorning Namperumal’s PandiyanKondai. As the author himself is named by Namperumal to write the book, (seehis initials Ramanuja Vaibhavam Swamy– R.V. Swamy),we are sure that the author’s fame and name will be there in the world till there issun and moon in the universe. (We have made an attempt to transliterate most of the contents in the book as it is with due diligence to the author’s way of writing.Due to linguistic constraints, some phrases were translated accordingly toprovide the contents of the context instead of the contains of the context)A Curtain RaiserIt is evident from the histories of many countries that at variousages and centuries, many sages and scholars were born to refine the society andsocial behavior of the mankind then and there when both seem to get derailed.Among such scholars, the one who scores high in the hearts of Vaishanvas (notonly) and first in the best and who was called as
‘Ilayazhwar’ by Periya Thirumalai Nambi
‘BoodhaPuriser’ by Sriperumbudur ADIKESAVA PERUMAL
‘Am Mudalvan Evan’ by Sri Alavandar • ‘Ethirajar’ and ‘RamanujaMuni’ byKanchi PERARULALA PERUMAL
‘Udayavar’ by Srirangam PERIYA PERUMAL
‘Emperumanar’ by Tirukozhtiyur Nambi
‘Tiruppavai Jeeyar’ by Periya Nambi
‘Lakshmana Muni’ by Tiruvaranga Perumal Arayar 
‘Sadagopan Ponnadi’ by Tirumalaiyandan
‘Sri Bashyakarar’ by KALAIMAGAL
‘DesiKendiran’ by Tirupathi TIRUVENKATAMUDAYAN
‘Koil Annan’ by Srivilliputhur KOTHAI NACHIYARis none other than our “SRI RAMANUJAR”He is a Yuga Purusha, whom cannot be forgotten by Time and Mankind. Heachieved many as single handedly those things which are not achievable byeven LORD by many incarnations.He is man of character. He preached andpracticed peace and won many by the same. He led a life on the Azhwars’sthoughts and re-established many temples and traditions followed in temples.More over all the above, he was a social reformer with kindness towardsmankind. He preached Vishistadvaitha and made Vaishnavisam to attain its gloryin all parts of the country. He made and showed all sort of Kaiynkariyasirregardless of the importance to it is the same to GOD. He also demonstratedthe same by doing Kaiynkariyas starting from fetching of water for the GOD towriting the meaning (Bashyas) for many slogas (Poems / scripts in Sanskrit). He
 
traveled a lot to spread the way of attaining Mukthi by ‘Saranagathi’ (Throwingoneself to GOD fully). He lived for 120 years with such fame in the history thatthere is no scholar like him before and after him. His history is equivalent to epicswe have with us. The story of the Divine soul who was Adhisesha in Kirthayuga,Lakshmana in Therthayuga, Balarama in Dwaparayuga and Sri Ramanuja inKaliyuga is really great to listen and beyond words for writing.
Thiruvarangathil Thiruvaimozhi Thirunal
(Festival for Thiruvazhimozhi in Srirangam) LORD Sriman NARAYANA made this world and the worldly living beings. To knowabout the world affairs and get rid of the same, HE inducted the Vedas. To know the inner meanings of Vedas HE made the Sastras which are the parts and parts of the Vedas.All these were turned to be fruitless like the torch given to a blind man. LORD decided toget along with the worldly beings and personified himself into various avatars. Even bystaging HIS various manifestations worldly beings were reluctant to understand and werenot curios to know about the eternal bliss (‘Moksha’).Like using a dear to capture a dear and using an elephant for capturing an elephant, HEembodied HIS armory (‘Divya Ayudas’) as Azhwars for spreading the curiosity of Moksha among us - the earthly beings. But even the Azhwars viz, Poigaiyar, Bothathaar,PeiAzhwar, Thirumazhisaiyar, NamAzhwar, Kulasekarar, PeriyaAzhwar,Thondaradipodi, Thirupanar and Thirumangai Mannan, were not able to achieve the purpose of spreading the wisdom among the community as they themselves were drawnin HIS divine nature and character (‘Kalyana Gunas) and spent their entire life time onsinging Pasurams. Same with the case of Andal and MadurakaviAzhwar as they alsoattained Moksha by way of their Acharya Bakthi.In such an era, once during a ThiruKarthigai Festival (Festival of Lights) in the Tamilmonth of Karthigai, our ThirumangaiAzhwar, the youngest among Azhwars, waschanting his ‘Thirunedunthandagam’ Pasurams (Phrases / Songs) to NAMPERUMALand was making HIM delighted. As a mark of gift, Namperumal approved ThirumangaiAzhwar to arrange 10 days festival for ‘Thiruvaimozhi’ (1000 Songs) having 10 set(‘Pathu’) each day, wherein 100 songs in a set, starting from the day of 11th day of  Newmoon (Ekadesi) in the Tamil month of Margazhi. NAMPERUMAL also ordered to convoy NamAzhwar from Azhwar Thirunagari andwished to have the festival in his presence. HE also made to write a letter (‘ThiruMugam/ Volai’) to NamAzhwar seeking his presence and blessed HIS Prasadas to NamAzhwar.

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