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Question ID: 545 - Namaskarams, While explaining about Viswarup in the battlefield.

You said that
Lord Krisha gave a special set of eyes to Arjuna and Sanjaya forthe Viswarupa Seva. But on
09/10/08 program, while worshipping "Karagathan" yousaid that all of them in the battle field
including Gowravas had a chance toViswarupa Seva...Please Explain whether all of them in the
battle field of Mahabharatha got Viswaroopa seva. Seeking the blessings of Ramanuja..... Vinodh Question By - Vinodh,
The complete visvarupa was visualised only by Arjuna and sanjaya. Krishna wanted tom a k e
Bhishma Drona and the like awe struck and Duryodana and his
a l l i e s freightened. For that He made them see a part of visvarupa enough to make them feelso or
gave them that feeling alone which one might get by seeing the visvarupa. If Arjuna
alone had seen, without anybody expressing any feeling, then Arjuna maydoubt that
the whole visvarupa is an illussion. Now seeing the reaction of others he was assured
about the truth in visvarupa and supremacy of Sri Krishna.
Question ID: 544 - Swamin, Nanmugan Thiruvandhadhi pasuram 63 ends as'vaNangi vazhipattum
pooosiththum pokinen podhu'. Adiyen is the leader of a groupthat is more like .... 'suNangi'
vazhipattum 'pusiththum' pokinen podhu. But, of late,this leadership role of mine is ever so
slightly but progressively being shaken asadiyen continue listening to devareer's upanyasams.
Thank you so much forproviding us the guiding light. --------- adiyen's question is here swami:
Asaranagathan should pray only for kainkaryam to Him. Is it acceptable for thesaranagathan to
pray to ramanujar or perumal that an other person (not a relative)should lose his bad habits and
ways and should become congruent to his father's
noble way of life? Or would that be equivalent to asking something to perumanwhen He knows
what to do when, and so the sarangathan should not pray suchthings? - Question By - Raghu,
We can certainly pray for every fellow citizen to become a bhakta. This is not wrong.
Question ID: 543 - 1)I am basically a thengalai sect Iyengar. When and why didthis two sects come
into existance? 2)What are vaikanasam, panchrathram andmunithram? 3) In some thengalai
temples, vadagalai battars are performing pooja.How and why? - Question By - SUKUMAR A,
1. I am not aware of the date. 2. vaikhanasam and pancaratram are two methods of worships in
temples. 3. munitrayam is a sampradaya being followed by one section of vadakalayars. 4. There is a
long history for each temple and how vadakalai bhattarsare serving in tenkalai temples and tenkalai
bhattars are serving in vadakalai temples. You will have to study the history of those temples.
Question ID: 542 - swamy, the geetha says surrender your thoughts and actionsand prayers to me
and i will protect you.yet we see situations in day to day life thatcertain prayers we sincerely offer
to the lord sometimes repeatedly sometimes overmany years seem to be never answered or
remedied.yet the geetha recommendstotal surrender. while I understand that the ultimate goal of
human birth is mokshafor those of us still mired in responsibilities and looking for divine
interventions forsome life issues where reasonable human interventions doesnt seem to work
,should one accept that it is strong prarabdha which even the bhagwan cannotresolve .In that case
isnt bhagvans promise that he will rush to any bhagavathacalling out to him at anytime sometimes
doesnt happen. what is the explanation forthis, and how do you still keep faith. - Question By ukodiyalam,
One has to necessarily exhaust his karma before attaining moksham. When
w e surrender to Sri Krishna he wipes our sanchita karmas and re schedules our prarabdhakarma to
experience the effect of them from the day of saranagati to the last day. Onthat last day all karmas

get exhausted and we attain moksham. So when He says thath e r e l e a s e s o f o u r k a r m a
H e d o e s n o t m e a n H e r e m o v e s t h e m o n t h a t d a y o f saranagati and then on
keeps us happy till the last day. If we enjoy in that period wewould again get attracted to samsara
and lose interest in srivaikuntha. the more weexperience pain the more we long for moksham. So
Krishna's promise for release fromkarma is once for all and not for a temporary period
while we are in this material
world. So we must take our suffering in the right spirit that we are exhausting
ourkarma in this last birth. It does not mean that karma is stronger than krishna. He
isonly taking us through a progressive path.
Question ID: 541 - Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan, Dear Swamiji, Can you please suggestme a good book
in Tamil on Srimad Baghavatham? Also suggest the place where thebook is available.
Namaskarams - Balaji - Question By - Balaji,
There are not many. You can find a couple of editions in jayalakshmi indological booksopposite to
mylapore anjaneyar temple.
Question ID: 540 - Respected Swamin, Dasasya Vignyapanam. I've a questionabout lineage. Tamil
SriVaishanvites are said to be from the linegae based onGuruparamparai that extends upto the
present day Acharya.We also have Gothrams.For eg., My father's Acharya swami is Sri.Sri.U.Ve.
Koil Kandadai Appan Swami of Sriperumpudhur and my father's Gothram is Bhardwaja My fatherin-law's , who inturn is our respected acharya, is Sri. Sri. U.VE. Sirupuliyur Suddha
Satvachariyarwhose Thirumaligai is in Srivilliputhur and our family Gothram is Gargeya
Gothram.How can we trace our lineage? Is it based on gothram or Acharya swami?
GargaMaharishi is the son of Bhardwaja Maharishi. How are there 2 different Gothramsbased on
both of these great sages? Vasaga Dosham Kshamitharulavum. AdiyenRamanuja Dasan - Question
By - Vidhya Vasudevan,
Kindly do not confuse between gotram and acharya. you can refer to the answer to qno 529 for an
explanation of gotrams. Gotrams sutram etc are based on our birth in aparticular varna which is more to
do with our body. Acharya sambandham is eventuallyfor Ramanuja sambandham which reac hes the
atman to srivaikuntha. so acharya sambandham relates to the atman.
Question ID: 538 - Respected Swami, Guru ve Charanam. AdiyEn 33 years oldwomen thengalai
Iyengar. AdiyEn have been listening to Swamin?s ?Upanyasam?everyday for the past one year and
trying to follow everything possible. AdiyEnhave few basic questions in my mind, kindly clarify
them. 1. Is there any specificnumber of times to do Namaskarams for God, Acharyas & elders? 2.
There is ?Gagendra azwar? sannidhi in some Vaishnava temples. Is it in our Sri
VashnavaSampradhayam? Is there any meaning for the ?Aadhyantha prabu? piture.(Gagendra and
Jai Hanumar)? 3. Can AdiyEn keep my ?iraiyadi eidhina? mother's andinlaw's photos in the pooja
room? Can AdiyEn offer them the ?kandarul
prasadham?of Sriman Narayana before AdiyEn eat? Guruve thangalThirupadhangale Charanam! Question By - Latha Kannan,
1. tenkalayars prosprate once before god or acharyas or parents. 2. Gajanana placedat entrane of Sri
Vishnu temple, is a chieftain in the army of Vishvaksena who in turn isthe senapathy of Sriman
narayana. I am not aware of the picture which you have mentioned 3. You can have the
photos of your inlaws. Tiruvaradhanam is offered onlyto perumal azhvar and acharyas.
Question ID: 537 - Namaskaram, I read 'SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM' , in that it isgiven there are seven dvipas .I
am having a doubt that whether this dvipas are inthis earth or in this galaxy ? If it is so , it should

be visible for reseachers ? But theyhave not reported like this ? Or that can be seen only when
atma attains moksha?Sorry for asking so much questions.My name is HARISH.R, I am from
chennai. -Question By - Harish,
Bhu; is the first of upper worlds (there are totally 7 upper worlds). It's extent is muchbigger than the
world we know from japan to california. this bhu: is divided into sevendvipas, the central one where
we live is jambu dvipa. The extent of this is 10,00,000miles which is way beyond the world we know.
As accepted by the researchers manymore galaxies, stars and planets exist. They may be found in
the coming years.
Question ID: 536 - Dear Swamy, Please let us know if food cooked in microwaveoven can be
offered to perumal. Also kindly let us know the type of vessel (eg.silver, eversilver etc.) to be used
to offer food to perumal. Can food offered in themorning be reheated in the evening and taken for
dinner? Many thanks in advancefor your guidance, adiyen. - Question By - GeethaKrishnan,
No it cannot be. You can offer in silver, bronze, copper, lead, brass utensils. Reheatedf o o d
cannot be offered to perumal and so we cannot consume. Instead you
c a n consume food offered to perumal in the morning without reheating in the evening. Butthis should
not be done for the next day.
Question ID: 534 - Namaskaaram to Swamigal.. In Bhagavad Gita, Verse 2.18,Bhagawan says
"..nithyasyoktha sharirinaha..". I am intrigued by the use of theword "uktha". Lord Krishna, as
knowledge personified, can categorically state that"the embodied atma IS eternal". Why does he
have to use the term "uktha" to mean"it is said that" while making the above statement?
Respectfully, Murali - QuestionBy - Murali,
Any day, the words of the learned and noble souls are more clear and meaningful thanthe words of
Bhagavan. Krishna after preaching gita, suggests to dharma putra to goto bhishma and receive
his preachings before the later departs. krishna in gita also says in sloka ...tad viddhi
pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya... that we must listen tothe gnanis. The words of the learned
would appeal more to us as they are also jivaswho are appreciate our sufferings and needs better.
Question ID: 533 - aham ramanuja dasi, adiyen ramanuja dasan swamigalthiruvadigale saranam,
swamin...... i heard that Sundara Kaandam is a mine of spiritual power, reading which devotees
can gain mental strength, swamin,due totime constraint, can i read(paarayanam) the Sankshepa
Sundara Kaandam,(since iwill not be able to spare enough time to read the whole sundara
kandam) ? ...pleaseadvise me .. - Question By - godhalakshmi,
Kindly recite the complete sundara kandam even if it takes two months.
Question ID: 532 - My question (more a QUEST) relates a doubt which has beennagging me for
long. I am a septuagenerian (about to complete my 70 by 8 Dec2008) & during my seventy years
life I have listened to a lot of spiritual Discourses.My Grand father himself (after whom I have
been named) was a Sastrigal inTirunelveli. I have an unshakeable faithin the Doctrines & sacred
utterings of (late)Kanchi Periyaval. Kanchi Periyaval in his book "THE VEDAS" (translated by
anothersacred soul Late Shri NSS Rajan) says that KARMA is Summum Bonum (meaningSupreme)
and that a soul face the consequences {Punya for Good Karma & Sin forbad karma}and that
nobody can escape this universal rule. But the VEDAs say (orthe Lord Shri Krshna in Geetha says},
"Renounce everything, follow me and Youwillultimately reach ME, I will pardon/dissolve all your
sins and I will grant youRelease from all your sins". My ultimate doubt is what will take effect,

2)I've read from Srimad Bhagavatam. If there is no end to karma then it would meant h a t there is no end to birth and death. Question ID: 530 . kishantns@sify. The tool to end karma is krupa which is what Krishnaassures in gita. Yes things are under our control. It identifies one self with reference to the pravara. my age is23. . gotra sutra and thebranch of veda. we belong to a rishiby hereditary (gotra) in performing rituals we follow the method of a rishi (sutra) webelong to the stream of a studying brahmam through a particular veda (sakha) . They are not the same. So we have to either gothrough karma phala or krupa phala.1)From your lectures iohave heard that there are brahmana-abrahmana restrictions in chanting of mantrabut not the case with nama. No he should not as per the sastras. all are free to chant namas.Question By . He controls this universe with a staff in his hand. When we realise this truth and want to be liberated. this isa general explanation of the terms we use. we seek protectionfrom Sri 1.bybirth and by conduct. Question ID: 531 .did you mean with references to qualities or sacred thread or birth.KNellaiyappan. So there would be no meaning i n t h e preachings of any acharya.Namaskaaram Swamy. whyare we so materialistic .That means can we say that a person though born inmlechha family.because of our inseparable involvement with three gunas.Question By -raghavan. There are two ways in determining caste . aashraya pravaraanvitha. Adiyen would like to know the meaningof abhivaadhaye.By specifying brahmana-abrahmana. .But i feel still that aren't things partially under ourcontrol also? For eg if i finish my 10th std and go for a job. KNellaiyappan@yahoo.whether theKarmas done by you or after doing all (good & bad karmas} seeking the Lord'sprotection.Adiyaenin namaskarangal.if trained in brahminical qualities and undergoes pancha samskaraetc will be now be able to chant the vedic abhivaadanam is a polite humble introduction of one self p e r f o r m e d d u r i n g prostration.Please kindly accept my humble obeisances unto your lotusfeet! -------------------------------------------------------------------------. It is true for all that karma rules. I need a clarification on this Question By -srinivasaramanujam.However let me try to answer. raghavan37@gmail. Question ID: 529 . Inspite of this realisation. if one finishes hisengineering and goes for a job. vinayaka is the son of Siva. Krishna chooses the one to be protected and destroys the karma of that atman. We belong to the lineage of three rishis (pravara).com Our cycles of birth and death are decided by our karma only. What does aavatsaara. Sri Krishna's compassion is powerful than karma. I am srinivasaramanujam. I am having doubt on visvekshenar and vinayakar? I heard they are not thesame. . vishvaksena a nityasuri (ever liberated soul) living i n Srivaikuntha is the chieftain of Sriman Narayana.I also heard a vaishnava say that even if you work very hard to increase economic devp you will only get what you deservedaccording to our past karma. aapasthambashutra signifies? My gotra is Naithruva Kaishyapa Gothra. That is why we musttake a decision to be spiritualistic and not materialistic. I am not aware of specific gotrams.there will be a difference in the amount he is paidand his material comforts than the former isn't? very humbly and patiently waitingfor your reply! Question By . I am not clear on this question.kishan.prahlad mahj says to his friends"we must notwork hard for economic development because material happiness is automaticallyobtained by the interaction of the 3 gunas.

suka brahmam was the son of krishna dvaipayana.KRISHNAN.COM Veda vyasa is not an individual. For a prapanna it is a pious way to spend his lifetime. has permitted usage of chela (silk cloth) while doing yoga. c h e l a a j i n a kusottaram while explaining the method of performing yoga. A prapanna (following Ramanuja sampradaya) also chants but not as a means for liberation but as a pastime.satatam kirtayanta:. sung in bridal mysticism( nayika bhavam) which all we cannot repeat.kishan. It is not a direct means for liberation. kski_in@yahoo.Please kindly accept my humble obeisances unto your lotusfeet! -----------------------------------------------------------------------. They have also sent birds as messengers.Isn'tperforming it very difficult for the common man of this age? Very humbly andpatiently waiting for your reply! -----------------------------------------------------.1)Since Nama sankirtanaas the main medicine for today is prescribed in Srimad Bhagavatam and otherupanishads. Would like to know the speciality of Deer's skin.Question ID: 528 .i belongto tirumalai nallanchakravarthy vamsam we are also his devotees to performcongregational chanting and dancing of the holy names of the lord. Question ID: 526 . . small pieces of itare also tied to Poonool's of bramachary's. Ramanuja in his gita bhashya has talked about nama sankirtana in the commentary to the verse . . we are in the 28th caturyugam now . So we take their message and only do itas demonstrated by our purva acharyas. Namaskaram . has Ramanujacharya on any of his commentary written anything aboutnama sankirtana as the medicine for the day? 2)I heard in your lecture about 'NamaSankirtana' that one of the alzwars had spoken.but why isn'tcongregational chanting and dancing performed as a practise in any of Mutts of only some tie it to yajyo pavitam and that too only for the first time and not later.K r i s h n a m e n t i o n s t h e u s e o f d e e r s k i n i n t h e s l o k a s u c h o u d e s e .QuestionBy . Azhvars havetold us to chant.. KOTHAIKRISHNAN@MSN.Question By -R.chithraraj. It is a post with a responsibility to which a noble soulgets nominated in each dvapara yuga.AND THEBAGHAVATHAM. in Nama sankirtana is a medicine which cures our diseas e of indifference t o w a r d s Bhagavan and makes us absorbed in His auspicious attributes..Question By . AM I CORRECT ? WHERE CAN WE FIND THE DETAILS OF THISPARTICULAR VYSA ? ADIYEN DASAN OF SWAMI .com Sri Krishna. Question ID: 527 . It is a constituent of bhakti yoga but not a substitute. Question ID: 525 .but there is noacharya left who can .Question By -Kannan. It is not a substitute for nitya/naimittika k a r m a anushthana or prapatti or bhakti.PURANAS .Swamiji.Apartfrom its usage as a floor spread for seating renowned acharyas. Yes. . You can find all these details in theveda vibhaga adyaya or sri vishnu puranam. shreemadhuram@gmail. we are killing some insects to weave silk know swamy? kindly guide to clear the doubt.instead sophisticated and the difficult practise of chanting vedichyms etc performed as a principal sadhana unlike other mutts like Iskcon. kishantns@sify..adiyen ramanuja dasan swamiku adiyenin namaskaram.Adiyen Anantha kodi namaskaram swamy having the doubt whywe are wearing to lord the silk clothes. HE IS THE SON OF PARASARAR AND FATHER OF VYSAMPAYANA ANDSUKHA BRAMAM.IT IS SAID THAT FOUR VYASA EXISTED AND IT IS BELIEVED THATDWAYAPAYANA HAS DONE THE WORK OF CODIFICATION OF VEDAS AND UPANISHEDSAND HAS GIVEN US THE EPICS OF MAHABHARATHA . So itmust be right Question ID: 524 . 25th wassakti 26th was parasara and 28th is krishna dvaipayana 29th would be asvattama.

At your lotus feet. My humble obeisances to your lotusfeet. Dear Swami. I am presently participating in all activities of ISKCON. or you would get areply Question ID: 523 .perform panchasamskaram for me . Swamigalin kamala paadhangalukku samarpanam. Kindly clarify mydoubts. Question ID: 518 . I was working in Dubai and back to Indiaform last 1 year. and have listened to them all. be clear about the philosophy of Sri Vaishnavism. and as per history is 7-9th centuries AD. I am yet to takeBhranyasam from my jeer After taking Bhranyasam can i continue my activities inISKCON and also can i take initiation there. If we do not realise that pleasing bhagavan is our firstpriority then we indulge in such acts. Iwas wondering if you used this word selectively for the audiences in the west. adiyen madhavam -Question By .com You can get bharanyasam and then join in the bhajans of ISKCON. adiyenhad stayed away from certain ill-habits that were with me for more than 10 years.But I do not know It is only a priority problem. But you cannot getinitiation there. asrajan199@yahoo.Question By aravamudhan. mukundsalem@yahoo. adiyen had consumed liquor and had certain unwanted foodhabits last week.whom should iapproac. Itseems they interpret mythology from the word myth which is not right. Azhwars.because normally you have always advocated the tradition(such as avatars of Lord. I then used only the word purana in my future lectures. I noticed that your US Upanyasamswere uploaded on your website. I just have a questionregarding your upanyasam 'azhwars prescription for liberation'. By the grace of Perumal and through perumal bhakthi invoked in me by your upanyasams. my doubt isregarding the word 'mythology' which primarily indicates a There are still acharya purushas in tirumalai nallan chakravarty vamsam who areperforming samasrayanam. Please excuse any errors I may have made.NAMASKARA! According to shastras. Please let me know a way outof such practices. I am planning to relocate once again back to Dubai where ISKCONcongregation is there.adiyen is now feeling guilty to adorn the SriChoornam. -Question By .but about the fact thatsomething else has interested me more than Perumal.COM Varna sankaram is a papa as per first chapter of Gita Question ID: 521 . Swami. vadhula@gmail. Question ID: 522 . To my delight.Vidya P. govi_60@yahoo.My Dear Pujya Swamy. are theresultant progeny considered Brahmins ? Dhanyavaad. Also let me know whether I can continue to wear Sri Churnamagain. kindly send an email to this effect to -Question By . etc. I noticed that youhave mentioned that the azhwars' time period as per mythology is early dvapara-late kali yugas.kindly guide me . Yours Eternal Servant Srinivasan -Question By .com I had already clarified the right meaning of mythology in another lecture in the Vidya P.Acharyas.Sundararajan Arumugam. ask19586@gmail. VADHULA@GMAIL. If we have no fear or papa and naraka then weindulge in .RAVI CHANDRASEKHARA. which I am used to wearingeveryday.) as a fact and not as a hypothesis/legend.. is a Brahmin male allowedto marry a Kshatriya female as a primary and only wife ? If so (or if not so). More importantly.Swamigal Thiruvadigale Saranam. I would let The fear and guilt is not about having had liquor .***Om Sri Kooresaya Nama*** Dear Swami. after a gap of keeping away from them 4 months at a stretch.srinivasan. Kindly contact me after 20th of november. I have had my samasharnayam from the present pontiff of Sri Ahobila Madamin 1996. I am an avidlistener of your upanyasams. hence the above question.

Kindly excuse. Is it meant only for thepeople of Kali ? Geetha is one single grantham which shows very clearly thatBhagavan is only one and that is our Sriman Naarayanan. Then who did people inKrta. Better knowledge of these would enable us abstai n from suchacts. However his sishya uyyakkondar denied receiving it from him and instead chose to receive and propagate 4000 divyaprabandham.Bhaktha. bharadwaj_g@hotmail. S o o u r p u r v a acharyas have taken a conscious decision that yoga is not the right prescription for theyears to come.Swamin Whether adoption is allowed in our sampradaya.MURALI.Question By . However there is a negation also that is mentionedwhere in it is said that these people do not serve god and always in Nathamunigal was a master in Yoga rahasyam. for theplight of kaivalyarthi. on oneside I don't want to go agiaint our sampraday. . You can wear srichoornam if you repent and promise not to repeat Question ID: 517 all these countries would have existed. That is thequestion. I may be wrong. Question ID: 515 . I have a question.S. Nammazhvar .Jnana yoga or even Bhakthi Yoga ? WhenSwami Ramanuja himself is a great Yogi.000 miles jambudvipa which is much much bigger than the world .between japan and california .00.QuestionBy Bharadwaj G. Eventhough my heart pushing to adopt a child. psmurali@yahoo. Africa and other continent existed or not. Kindly pardon if so. Regards.such acts. What i can see today is there is no Sri Vaishnava who knows Gita is before the two popular religions and so there is no mention of other popularr e l i g i o n s ..Dear Swamin Adiyen wants to understand what is "kaivalyam". were America. should he not get the same as thatany other saranagatha would get ? why does he not go to Sri Vaikunta ?Is this whyour acharyas do not encourage Karma. Krishna mentions in the .Normally what i hear is that all who practice Yoga abhyasam reach this stage andbecomes one with bhagavan.MURALI .Dear Swamin Adiyen wants to know why geetha was taughtonly in Dvapar Yuga that too in the fag end of that yuga. P. Question ID: 514 . I need your advise on the sameAdiyaen Ramanuja Dasan .Does our emperuman state so in Geetha ? when a yogi who controls his senses andtakes so much effort in knowing the antaryami . iamsrivaishnavan@yahoo. Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan..2... bharadwaj_g@hotmail.. purana talks about a 10.We say mostly Rama and Krishna are all lived with in Indian Geography. Kindly refer to your family brhaspati swamy forthe right method. periazhvar . Question ID: 516 . When the whole samsara is withering without spriritual knowledge (similar to death) can I alone enjoy bhagavan through yoga. And all these other nonhindu religions were also created by him only right ? does he mention anythingabout creating many religions in geetha ? . Treta and Dvapara yuga worship ? Why is god wanting to establish truth onlyat the fag end of 3 yugas ? I may be wrong..irugal irappennum gnanikkum appayan illayel etc.P. Instead I wouldp r o p a g e 4 0 0 0 d i v y a p r a b a n d h a a s a n e l i x i r t o a l l t h o s e s a m s a r i s .com Adoption is allowed in our sampradaya. Your sevice to our society is unvaluable. h o w e v e r b u d h i s m a n d j a i n i s m w e r e t h e r e . When theirexistence.Question By Hari.Dear Swamin.Question By . why our Udaiyavar did not teach Yoga rahasyams ? Even Acharya Nathamuni was a great Yogeeswaran parexcellence? Why do they discourage anything that is not saranagathi ? Pleaseenlighten adiyen. Kindly refer to azhvar's pasurams like 1. isthere any restrictions on it.S. The reason he gave was "pinam kidakka manam punarvaar undo" Whent h e r e i s a d e a d b o d y a t h o m e .edu nilattuiduvadan. T h e s u b j e c t o f gita was notpreached by krishna for the first time. w i l l w e p r e p a r e f o r a w e d d i n g ? i e y o g a w e d s a n individual with bhagavan. We getlot of wealth of information from you to lead our day to day life.

Question ID: 511 .Dasoham. h o w e v e r . though thefamily title/name was not popularly associated with him nor with his cousin EmbarSwamy. So it is notonly for kali yuga but for all yugas.Question By . They can guide you better. .Desikan The propagator of Sankhya school was Kapila (an avesa avatara of Sriman Narayana). who also carry the name/title. Recently i heared fromsome upanyasam that a person should not chant "Naalayira Divya Prabandam" onhis own. Moreover. Iknow nothing more about this lineage. We carry afamily name(or title?) . Krishna also mentions that Janaka who lived intreta yuga practised karma yogi for atma saksahatkara. Andthey had a version to say that. I also read that AcharyaRamanuja inherited the name. Question ID: 513 .b e g i n n i n g o f 4 t h chapter that He had preached the same to vivasvan 28th caturyugams ago. . Kindly do not addNarayana to this list as salokyam or sameepyam are only with reference to Him. We understand that the common attributes formukthas/ nityas/ piratti/ srimannarayana are saalokyam.Sri guruByo namhah.Swamikku adiyenudaye kotana koti namaskaram.SriramRaghunath. saarupyam.K RAJAN. And interestingly. I hail from a SriVaishnava familybelonging to the Vadakalai sampradayam."Asuri" or "aasoori" (I have seen it written only in tamilscript).nityas are ever enjoying these virtues but muktas have it only now. or suggest some reading where I can find the history how Samkhyaschool graduated to Vedanta. This must be your family name. let me answer. Thank you. works andsuccessors. Rishis a re related to our gothram sutram and pravaram only.Danyosmi desika dasan .Dear Swamiji. It should be . Adiyen would be grateful if Swamy could throw some lightinto this matter. I read from some sources that Maharishi Asuri was one of the foundingfathers of the Samkhya philosophy. peria tirumudi adaivu. vdesikan61@yahoo.Question By . and was called Asuri Ramanujacharya. dhamusri@yahoo. sameepyam. Question ID: 509 . all the rishis who originally belonged to Samkhyaschool inherited the Kindly go through guruparampara prabhavam. They carry a detailed note on his glory. We belong to Harita gothra and hail from Konerirajapuram village inThanjavur district for atleast 400 years from now. so it must have something to do with your family. Question ID: 510 . While trying tointeract with a few people from Melukote circles. Question ID: 512 . Adiyen Ramanuja daasan. I have not seenrishis names attached to anybody's family Yes it is mandatory. I have been trying to find thesource of this name/title to our family.. All the qualites whichyou have mentioned are the same for nityas muktas and piratti. with very little success. Sayujyam is enjoyingHis divine attributes (sosnute sarvan kamaan saha brahmana vipaschita).What are the differenciating attributes (incl I am not quiet clear on your question.WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SWAMI VEDA VYASA BHATTAR . rajankrish@yahoo. veda vyasabhattar tirumaligai vaibhavam. B u t t h e r e a r e m a n y c o m m o n f e a t u r e s b e t w e e n p i r a t t i a n d nityas/muktas (samya shatkam mentioned in acharya hrdayam). would like toknow whether it is mandatory for a srivaishnavan to get samashrayanam done to beeligible to do shraddam and thiruvaradanam . You canrefer to asooriyar at melkote or sriperumbudur or srirangam.Question By -SRINIVASARAGHAVAN GOMATAM. affiliated to Sri Ahobila Mutt. YOUNGER BROTHER OF SWAMI PARASAR BHATTAR . P i r a t t i has the uniqueness of being His patta mahishi (consort) andPurushakara b h u t a i .pls explain this also) amongall these personalities? Kindly elucidate for the laymen like us to understand. rsiriraam@gmail.Question By .

Question ID: 508 . and again on a panguni uthram swami had saranagathi to Sriranganathar with sridevi nachiyar.Narasimhan. Question ID: 507 . The other madhas like Budha madham. What is the difference between thesetwo? Why our acharya's are following this? When it got splited and by whom? Iasked many questions to you. Sorry for taking your precious time. The best source for ananswer to your question would be Srimad paramahamsetyadi Peria kelvi appan jeerswamy (peria jeer swamy of Tirumala) Question ID: 506 . But i had a doubt that some years back i used toattend and chant Thiruppavai in the month of Margazhi near by Perumal Koil. Adiyen Ramanujadasan. rajeshskylad@gmail. thereare cds available now. yes.Then how was it possible for namalwar to mention about these madhas in his works.R. I suggest you go to an acharya and get tutored for atleast twodays everytime you begin a new prabandha and then continue at home with the There are about 18 conceptual differences between the two. My spiritual lifestarted for the past 1 year bak only. there may be two opinions on this. It is belivedthat swami ramanujar had his samasrayanam done by his acharya inmadurantakam.Please excuse me in case of any ignorance in these questions.Question By However. . Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan (this is the first time iam introducing myself in this manner & i proud for that also). so it would be advisable to request your acharyanfor a clarification. balajidevanathan@gmail. Many say that both the sampradayas are followed. A s y o u a r e f o l l o w i n g v a d a k a l a i sampradayam. Samana Madham were all born in A. narasimhan. if you just want to read with a I just do not know why and when that tiruman became so. I not able to find the rightperson near by my residence.QuestionBy .C. is followed in Thirupathi Thirumalai. spend whatever time you have in knowing more about that.advised by some eligible person.Narasimhan. now why swami had another saranagathi to lordranganatha. narasimhan. andhear that in cd' of Ramanuja and Sri Vedanta desika stotras. then you would not be successful on your own. Can itreat that as "advise" or should i go to a person? Kindly clarify my doubt.D. likebelonging to both Thenkalai and Vadakalai. and instructed swami to chant dwayam till the period swamisheds his body. This is explained in 'kala trayepi' verse of yatiraja vimsati and 'inda arangattu inidu' pasuram of arti prabandham.Question By . And is thatthe reason. Rememberthat all belong to Sri Ramanuja and further the azhvars.Rajesh Skylad M.Myself is following Vadakalai sampradayam. You need tofollow santhai method through an acharya. Kindly consider my question and clarify my doubts? -Question By R.Swamy. Study divya prabandham.Respected Swamy. This is only a compromise. I have a doubt about Vadakalai & Thenkalai samprathayam's in Sri Vainavam. Please help me understandwhat sampradyam. 2)Namazhwar was born 42 days from the departure of krishna tovaikuntha which is in the dwaparayuga and in the starting of the kali means its inB. Books are availablee x p l a i n i n g t h e m . What he did on panguni uttiram is on our behalf / for our sake ashe is Jagad acharya and karuna murti.Swamy please enlighten me on why the Thirumann of Srinivasa Perumal is different. . I d o n o t k n o w t h e d a t e o f s p l i t . Here according to our sampradaya prapathi should be done onlyonce during samasrayanam.Pranams to your divine feet1). whether Thenkalai orVadakalai. the goutama buddha we know . i am satisfied that Bhagavan Sri Krishnan is guide me in a rightpath.Dear If you want to memorise. Ramanuja was administered panca samskraram at madhurantakam which waswhen he surrendered. where Namperumal promised moksha to swamiand to his sampandhis. is it so. i used to attend upanyasams regularly. the Thirumann on Srinivasa Perumal in Thirumalai is different.

co.. I t i s a n i r u d d h a w h o r e c l i n e s i n t h e o c e a n o f m i l k a n d t h i n k s / p l a n s f o r sustaining this world which is executed by Vishnu Question ID: 504 ....aham ramanuja dasosmi om namo narayanaya adiyen submitsmy aneka koti namaskarams to swamis thiruvadi.ramanuja dasan ...... I request ur holiness to clarifty this for me..aham ramanuja dasosmi om namo narayanaya i submit myaneka koti namaskarams to swami's feet.. viseshadharma should prevail... Thank You.. isnt it??? what isthe tatparyam of this swamy ??? (if the questions are silly..... yugandar_d@yahoo. swami .in . the pasuram goes likethis " Enru kadal kadainthathu? Evvulagam neeretrathu? Onrumathanaiunaren naanAnru athu adaithu udaithu kanpadutha vaazhi Idhu nee padaithidanthuundumizhndha paar. Question ID: 503 .. Whenever there is a conflict between samanya and visesha dharma. ingajendra moksham. please porutharulavendum) "kaan amar vezhamkai eduththalara karaa athan kalinai kathuva aanayintuyaram teera pulloorndu. narayanabhakthan . sstest@gmail. As theydwindle. prayumana and Anirudha etc.. Buddhism and jainism were in vogue even duringthe period of Vyasa in dvapara yugam...So Pradyumna creates brahma and then creation is continued by the crocodile gotmotcham first since it got sudarshanaazhwar's sumbandham .. longevity and power were at their best and so the difficult marga... Question By ..Question By .Swamiji.. Dasaratha's promise is a samanya dharma..R. In krta yuga theknowledge.. narayanabhakthan@yahoo. It is not that when someone is k i l l e d b y bhagavan he / she would attain moksham (srivaikuntham)..." adiyen ramanuja dasan thanking you.yugandar. Question ID: 505 . Question ID: 502 .... Moreover the word mokshammeans a mere 'release'. bhagawan kills the crododile first .Question By -guest. Question ID: 501 . Rama's wellbeing is a visesha dharma. Adiyenananthasayana daasan..of in history is not the founder of buddhism. In poikai azhwar's pauram it iswritten in the second verse after vaiyam thagaliya. When you find that word in the itihasas or puranas it does notnecessarily mean srivaikuntha prapti.I have heard that the Lord does creation.Pranam It's been told that Dhasaratha did not attain Mokchambut attained only Svergam... please clear my doubt The crocodile got released of its It is from the holy naval of vyuha vasudeva (ksheerabdhi sayi) Brahma gets created.... If so. Question By .Thank U.narayanabhakthan.narayanabhakthan . he would have toldnamasankirtanam itself in kruthayuga no ????? if the questions are silly please porutharula vendum. why should bhagawansimplify the bhakthimarga from yuga to yuga. Kindly let me know the difference and the reason forDhasaratha's plight. the means also got simplified. ananth_r43@yahoo... then we would haveto accept the same to tataka subahu and many more. adiyen ramanuja dasan thanking Dasaratha should have been concerned more about Rama's wellbeing rather than hispromise. vishnu and shiva ..narayanabhakthan.. He was also a follower.Ananth.Question By the means for libertaion must be befitting the skill of the individual.. In turnBrahma creates Siva for absorption which again is done by sankarshana as the powerb e h i n d . narayanabhakthan@yahoo..Adiyen Ramanuja daasan. howis this different from the duties of bramha.The question is Is this about the Ramar sethu bridge and if so itis mentioned that the bridge is blocked and broken what exactly is the meaning forthe same..preservationand destuction by taking forms of Sankarshana...

" Now what should i do?Shouldi again keep waiting for the lord's mercy when he would send me to a Guru?. The suprising thing is.iyengar@yahoo.1)Right now i have spiritual duty to my peer group. Look forward to afavorable response.RagulKanagaratnam. A programme is now being arranged for people overseas. ramji. They would reply Question ID: 498 .Your grace has completelydestroyed my illusion.instead of paying quarterly? If not pleaseconsider introducing that option as well.orshould i surrender unto my Pada Pradarshaka Guru? I can understand the pain i hadguessing the lord's mercy upon me before i took the dust of your lotus feet.I still do not know from whomcan i hear the spiritual discourses and therefore serve my society. .Question By Kindly send an email to kinchitka ram@yahoo.Two yearsback when i was completely confused about my duty.I'm currently in my 4th yearengineering.Further you have invoked within mecauseless service attitude unto your lotus feet. Your Grace had instructed me.and my path.iyengar@yahoo. kindly approach an acharya and first get related to Sri Ramanuja throughsamasrayanam. Is it possible learn at your place? how long it will take and howmuch it would cost? Also I would like to contribute specifically to your " SriRamanuja Siddhanta Vidya pitham at Srirangam " Can you please kindly send methe details of this school and how I can contribute? thank you.I would like to come to India to learn Sanskrit and all thevaishnava literature. ramji. By browsing through the writings of vaishnava acharyas.I am currently an E-member. You are then eligible for rahasyatrayam and bhagavad aradhanam w h i c h a r e a m u s t f o r .i came across a writing whichsays:.Question By .co.there is no need of such confusion of liberation."My situation is the also the same. I have read in one of your writings that "TheAzhwars always kept guessing the lord's mercy on them. Dasan Ramji .1 more semester to go.or peer group. Our purpose is to keep regular contact andcommunication with you Question ID: 499 .If your Pada PradashakaGuru does not inform you who your Guru is.duty to the must make your son avaishnava. Very humbly and patiently waiting for your reply! .and clearly set my goal.Question By . Adiyen will payfor the entire collection and bear all the necessary Life membership option is not with your details address andrequirement . Thanx and regards . They would reply. then you have missed the actual Kindly send an email to an uninitiated follower of If you are well convinced about the philosophy and principles of Visistadvaitam andSrivaishnava.Question By RamjiGovindarajan.PleaseKindly guide me. Is it possible to become a lifemember by paying one time subscription .Dasan's vinamra prarthana Is it possible to purchase the entirecollection of swami's Audio and Video CDs and ship to my if one surrenders untoguru.This and a few other pasurams also menti on about building and then breaking thebridge symbolically in a corner so that the bridge is no more used for transport butused only for worship Question ID: 500 .in with your details address and timeavailable for your study.Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!----------------------------------------------------------------------.RamjiGovindarajan."By Krishna's mercy one comes in touch with a Guru. kishantns@sify. Question ID: 497 . ragulk@yahoo.somehow i hadthe opportunity to associate with your grace personally.

No.Dear SWAMI namaskarams to you. All that I know is t h e physically appearance of it bending towards the right or left and caving in or out. So many adiyars spell out about this when Ihappened to have any discussion with Hypothetically it is possible. I have surrendered to HIS HOLY LOTUS FEET.413 wherein itwas mentioned about VALAMPURI SHANKU and BHARANYASAM. I have a strong faith inperumal and i am a devotee of HIM. -Question By . Kindlyrequest your parents / acharya about this and go along with them Question ID: 492 . all the rishis and their related events would have happened Question ID: 493 . Kindly approach your acharyan to know more indetail Question ID: 495 . When I read various quest and ans of this site's spiritualquest.Respected Swamy! koti pranams unto devareer's LOTUS FEET.Question By . Ihave a strong desire to go to THIRUPATHI. I and my family members will listern to your discourses regularly. Irequest devareer to clarify this doubt.2.R e g a r d i n g q 2 : t h e r e i s a d i f f e r e n c e i n t h e p r a c t i c e b e t w e e n Tenkalayars andv a d a k a l a y a r s i n s a m a s r a y a n a m a n d b h a r a n y a s a m .in with your details.Question By ParimalaNarayanan. Is that all required? . a splash of doubt(two type) arose when I read question No. What is the meaning of Bharanyasam and how it differs fromsamasrayanam and bharanyasam.1: What isthe difference between valampuri shanku and idampurishangu(if any ) Sri Venkatesa is ever compassionate. My advance dhanyavadh . Thediscourses are so divine and nice. But in fact since all the four yugams have cycled for manytimes now. He would certainly forget and forgive. Also Please let me know if theetu. That is why we find mention about future rishis too . par_raga@yahoo. kalyani272002@hotmail. if 10 day theetu isapplicable to the head of the .co.I donot know about this) and why so much importance given for valampuri shanku. We would reply Question ID: 496 . If samasrayanam is done . why should peoplefollow that strictly. What can i do ? Please help me. Vedas are time immemorial and talk with the knowledge of past present andfuture. adiyenraghu@yahoo.1.then is thereany necessity for bharanyasam.No. Quest. could it be possible that some of the rishis mentioned in vedhas and upanishads are yet to be born and some of the incidents mentioned areyet to happen? Are there any vyakyanams by our acharyans which allude to thispossibility? . I am 18 years old collegestudent.Quest. In devareer's answer to question 400.madi all that is only for the physical body and not for the mind.Raghu. karthik23_india@yahoo. Adiyenukku idhu romba naalaga puriyavillai.Swami a very very very long time ago a member of my family had comitted some mistake so it is said that our family members shouldnot go to THIRUPATHI SRI VENKATACHAPATHI TEMPLE. If you need guidance kindly send a mail t o kinchitkaram@yahoo. is that applicable to his sons as well.kalyani venkatesh. Vachika doshamkshandhavya!! . Doestheetu vary depending on the generations? 2. So you need to decidebased on which sect you belong to. B o t h a r e p e r f o r m e d b y vadakalayars but for tenkalayars it is only samasrayanam. When there is a death in the family .mukti.Question By .R. it is mentioned"1." As future is alsomentioned in the vedhas.karthik.Adiyen ramanuja I am as ignorant as you are regarding valampuri sankham.

The concept is that the jivas who are born in this universe must follow a discipline and elavate themselves from this prakrti to reachsrivaikuntha.Su Sirupuliyur Thiruvazhi Annan Swamigal. pleaseadvice me . I am blessed with panchasamaskaram by Sri U. They can't be downloaded. They are anadi and so are their karmas.Question By . However its gnana in flora and fauna isalmost nill and that is why cutting or eating them would bear no effect on Kindly call 044 24992728.anantham? Namaskarams.the primodial nature which is a part of brahmam (sareeram) and the materialcause for creation of this universe.Respected Guruji. i have good faith in god and . Please let me know whether you are taking any Divya Prabhandhamclass in chennai. I perform Nithya Karma & chantThiruppavai & Thirupallandu. The essential nature of Brahmam and Nitya vibhuti is puresatva (devoid of rajas and tamas). perumal hasstolen me and i am proud that i am also a great bhakthan of perumal. Question ID: 442 . 480 Question ID: 491 . Question ID: 443 .K. Once karma ceases. Manybhaghavathas told me to take samasrayanam . If you contact our volunteer in yourarea. luxmer@yahoo. How can this be justified?I have heard about pancha yagnam in yourdiscourses. .Madhusudhanan Srinivasan. I could give you more details. i am venkatesh I am a bachelor and belongto naidu cast in tamil nadu where your activities all take place and improtant isgiven to perumal from birth to death rth. jiva reaches vaikuntham andnever returns. Jivas are never created. teettu is for 7 generations. I am based out of chennai & like to learn DivyaPrabhandham.Dear Poojya Swamin! Humble namaskarams to your feet!Adiyen would like to know this . For the last querykindly refer to the answer for q no.K.Question By . Buttheir gnana in animals is better that they feel pain.venkatesh.Please tell me what is that how itshould be taken? where can i take that?what are the rules to be followed.He is subject to teettu if married. you can get them replaced. Lakshmi . . and about 3 audio fileswere corrupt. in the sense that theydestroy life.Question By. it called as mixed satva ie which has a mixture of satva rajas and Yes there is an atman in every insentient. Madhusudhanan -Question By .R.Madhavan. I was wondering if there is a way you could help me get those mp3files (download from online??).Ve.hi I was not sure where to ask this question.Absolutely everything originates from Brahmam.Then why ever do rajas and tamas exist. that trigger papam? Also are jeevathmanscreated or are they also anadhi .Anand.Swamy.Question By -Lakshmi. venkatram07@yahoo.I frequently encounter thequestion that even strict vegetarians kill plants (knowingly) and hence commit thesame paapam as people who consume non-vegetarian Prakrti . Question ID: 441 . srinivma@gmail. Yes.My humble salutations to Velukkudi Krishnan Sri Sudarsana is a nitya suri (the ever liberated) and so is associated for ever. We do not conduct any divya prabandham classes. they would guide you to an tutor who takes classes. Jivas areanatam but their karma have antam. anand_v21@yahoo. panca maha yagna and other prescribed karmas would remove these sins also. Do plantshave soul?What do our scriptures say regarding this?Do we take birth as plantsbefore going into cycles involving animals and humans?. Question ID: 444 . Does the bhootha yagnam cover this kind of paapam also? . I haveno clue whatsoever of the story which you have cited. I had bought a fewof the wonderful Upanyasam CDs from Kinchitkaram Yes .

etc. I gather that there can be aliberation from samsAram even in the form of kaivalyam where one will enjoyoneself and stay in the nithya vibhoothi without ever coming back but at the sametime will not be able to serve the Lord and Of course all these confusions are effects of our birth and the cause karma.Sudha R. sudha. just focus on knowingthe esoteric meanings of the four slokas of mandodari as described at length by SriPeria vacan pillai in tanislokam. In Sri Ramayanam. will one get to directly serve His/Her AchAryan likeone gets to do in this vibhUthi? Or will serving the Divine Couple (and thus makingthe AchAryan happy) is the only form of kainkaryam available there? Kindly clarifyand grace adiyEn.devareer thiruvadigalukku pallaandu. Question ID: 439 .Even though i was born in a Srivaishnavakulam. devareerthiruvadigal A kaivailyarthi does not travel through arciradi margam at all. Even if you follow any other sampradayam you may continue with the same confusion. .rams@gmail.Respected Swami. swAmi? Kindly enlighten adiyEn.Question By .As alreadymentioned in the earlier question.Question ID: 440 . Our acaryan would also be one of them. He neither servesthe Lord at Srivaikuntha not returns to this material world. Question ID: 438 . . swAmi. sudha. swAmi.When i told this to my close relative i was told that this was"thapathrayam". swAmi. Since you believe in our acharyas.I am only a beginner and want to followSrivaishnava Sampradayam very sincerely. Is my understanding correct? Kindly clarify and grace adiyEn.But at the same time. There is an answer to all questions.Question By . Question ID: 437 .com Let me suggest again.adipanindhEn vinnappam.SudhaR.Question By ramanujadasi. However we must not spend time on trivial matters. whenMandodhari laments Ravana's death. Have They stated that reason anywhere.. . Looks like she is so full of herself and does not realizewhom she is comparing herself with!!! Is this not a bhAgavatha apachAram?However. sudha.rams@gmail. I think They wouldhave had some reason to have ignored her strange and incorrect words aboutThayar. our AchAryAs have considered her words of praise about the Lord (esp.where she identifies the Lord as the Supreme) in a serious light. I believe they will be stationedon one bank of srI virajA without bathing in it and will not be purified by srIamAnavan. You will have to sit down. You arevery disturbed for no reason. namperumal@hotmail.Please tell me as to why i am undergoing such troubles and is it theresult of any bagavatha apacharam or is it due to my past karmas? could you pleasesuggest me something for this? . we honour the great soul by saying that S/He reached AchAryan'sthiruvadi.Namaskarams to your lotus feet. You will get a reply for your question there.adipanindhEn vinnappam. in paramapadham. she mentions that Sri Seetha is not equal toher in kulam. devareer thiruvadigal vAzhi.adipanindhEn vinnappam.Question By .But i amconstantly undergoing some sort of difficulties which ultimately make me think thati should follow some other path and not srivaishnavam. beauty. When one reachesparamapadham.SudhaR.I think Srivaishnavam is the only correct path and there is always a confusion which makesme feel very helpless. reflect and choose.rams@gmail. He lives for ever in aplace beyond the viraja without entering Tirumaa mani interest towards Srivaishnavam developed very A mukta would serve the divine couple and all the nityas and muktas there. So. .

But when I wanted to chant it. b o t h S i t a a n d R a m a a p p e a r e d a n d s u p e r v i s e d t h e construction living in this parna sala. there was one place with the name paransala. Need your guidanceas to how should I start and where to start.Arun.I have 2 questions wrt this: (a) Is srIrAmAnuja nootrandhAdhi the first and only text where srI pEyAzhwAr is referred tothis way? (b) Why is srI pEyAzhwAr alone referred to thus? Is there any specificphrase or approach He used in moonraam nootrandhAdhi that paved way to this?Kindly enlighten adiyEn. Wewould try to post it in the It is surprising that you are not able to chant sahasranama. Pallaandu to devareer's thiruvadigal. Just take a book and read through which may take about 20 minutes.37@gmail. .QuestionBy Sudha R. azhvar himself has sung as "paalei tamizhar isai karar pattar. swamy i wentto bhadrachalam recently. swamy could you please tell the place where ravana took sitato lanka.. . sudha. Amongst the 12 AzhwArs.". It canbe oral. . the peoplein that place told that.if thats not the place . One more queryin this context: From the sharaNAgathan's perspective.Prabhu ramanuja dasan.namaskArams swAmi. Let it not be mental. Question By -P. So thisonly a common title to all. However there is aninterpretation to Rama being at parnasala near bhadracala.Question By .I get disturbed a lot and I am unable to recite it continuously. Question ID: 434 . Pallaandu to devareer's thiruvadigal.R. srI pEyAzhwAralone is hailed as "thamizh thalaivan" . Much before iramanusa nootrandai. this is the place where ravana took sita to lanka.Question By -Sudha R. the same iramanusa nootrandai reveres poigai azhvar as "sendamizh tannayum kootti". is it I am not going to contradict the claim or bhadracala vasis. Specially t he mudal azhvars arecalled as All azhvars are hailed as tamizhars.rams@gmail. so that it will be useful for thedevotees to go to those places whenever we get time.rams@gmail. Question ID: 433 . prarun71@gmail.. All this is in kali yuga. Thank you very much for your clarifications regarding why our AchAryAs chose srI krishNacharama slOkam (over srI rAma charama slOkam) for upadesham. prabhu. Mudal azhvars claim to be perum tamizhan nallen. If it is difficult just join the group which chants SVS in your town and make a The same set of reasons as I gave last time. I am 36 yrs old staying awayfrom my family. Ravana abducted Sita frompancavati near present day Nasik.Ref: Reply to Question ID: 349 namaskArams.Recently I am having an inclination to chant some slokas about thelord and I started listening to Vishnu Sahasarnamam. swAmin. doesn't srI rAma charamaslOkam sound more inviting and inclusive i.Question ID: 436 . if it is possible is there any chances of listing the rama. . It was when Ramadasa b u i l t t h e t e m p l e f o r R a m a .krishna. We had publised a book on both these yatra.ramanuja yatra places in the website. sudha. Question ID: 435 . Let us spend more time in knowing themeaning of both the caramaslokams rather than comparitive argument. swAmi. doesn't it enable (with more ease thansrI krishNa charama slOkam) the person who wants to do sharaNAgathi to shed allfears and doubts and approach the Lord? If the sharanyan is a "thEvai idAdhAr".doesn't His words give more confidence and hope to people (and thus lead them to approach the Lord)? What is the samAdhAnam given by our AchAryAs to this? Kindlyclarify and grace us.Swamigal Thiruvadikku Shathakoti Pranamangal. swAmin. one more request . It is our fortune that Ramaset us lotus feet throughout the length and breadth of India..My Humble namaskars to swamiji.. Adiyen Prabhu RamanujaDasan.

thanana thirumeni we teaching to our youngergeneration also about this tnanana thirumeni normally we take swamy word is . we canmeditate on Vishnu's form or even Shiva and get moksha.hence a seed of doubt crept into my mind.However. Follow our acharyas. we do not limit Brahman to the form of Vishnu. I am extremely grateful to you for answering my earlier doubt (Q 386).com Srivaishnava lakshanam and bhagavata dharmama are one and the same. as described in the scripture. with all kalyana gunas. Just do not be concerned about what othersc l a i m o r argue. They also were of theopinion that the avatars/lilas of Narayana as described by the Puranas is allegorical. Nobody is above S r i Ramanuja or azhvars.Narayana.Question ID: 432 . Ifeel it appropriate to clarify my doubts. and henceare to be considered as metaphors (For instance.and their historicity is not required as far as our sampradaya is concerned. To say that Vishnu is allegorical seems toomuch for me. These people tell me that while Vishishtadvaita acceptsSavisesha Brahman.Question By -BHARADWAJ. Please excuseany ignorance on my part. bharadwaj_g@hotmail. The idea of Sriman Narayana's beautiful thirumeni being an allegory is quite distressing.What is the opinion and message of azhwars on chanting thenames of the Sriman Naarayana ? Do they prescribe it as a mokshopayam ? What isthe opinion of our Sri Vaishnava Acharyas on the same thing ? Kindly enlighten -Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan . Kindly address this issue. Bhagavatam's description of theUniverse is not in accordance with science as it describes the Universe as 5 billionmiles across). useful past time during our lifetime after saranagati. Please forgive me for any sort of ignorance I may have exhibited. My question is . service to the Lord 2. At your lotusfeet. mace. Narayana. and hence. enjoying the auspicious attributes of bhagavan.Is what these people are saying true? I have alwaysfelt that Sriman Narayana. andthe people I spoke to appear to be quite erudite as far as philosophy is concerned. which I hope you will clarify.thammugarntha. till today we believed all three thirumeni i. Please accept my humble obeisances at yourlotus feet. while not being limited to forms.What is meant by Bhagavatha Dharmam ? Did our acharyasalso preach and follow it ? Is it the same as Sri Vaishnava Dharmam ? . Let us not waste time. I have been conversing with some people whoclaim to be Sri Vaishnavas. because our sampradaya is based on the fundamental tenet thatBhagavan incarnates from time to time to mingle with Jivas and show His Neither the azhvars nor acharyas prescribe naama sankirtana as mokshopaya. Theyalso say that the Puranic accounts of creation does not tally with science. maverick_a31@yahoo. .Question By BHARADWAJ. Question ID: 431 . Swami. these people too claim to belong to Sri Ramanuja Darshanam. Question ID: 429 . 3. Bhagavan isthe only means for liberation.nurturing bhakti 4. It is an indirect upaya which may lead to bhakti or prapatti which are the direct upayas. These people told me that Sriman Narayana'sform with the lotus. I am a firm believer and have utmost faith in ouralvars and acharyas. Gita and purvachaarya works. bharadwaj_g@hotmail.swamin small clarification about swamy answer for questionno:393 (thanana thirumeni in sri rangam) the answer was -Not the original You are quite clear in your understanding.e. I have yet another question.thamarugantha. and that Brahman in reality is above all forms. who have beautifully described emperuman's thirumeni. It onlyaids in 1. So basically.. Question ID: 430 . It is listed inSri vishnu purana. still has taken thisbeautiful thirumeni for devotees. Our purvachaaryas we re livingexamples of the same.Respected Swami. conch and discus is simply a symbol to be assumed formeditation.Question By .However.

Else what can wedo? .govind@yahoo. It is revered as taanana tirumeni as this is where the final tirumeni was laidto rest. plstell me what is the exact meaning of that verse . .why do we celebrate Krishna's birthday according to star and Rama's birthdayaccording to tithi??? . i dont believethat.navami) and not on chitirai-punarvasu for Lord Rama.Question By .finalword but this gives us mis-direction. 1. they are giving some verses from Valmiki Ramayana ( SundaraKantam -.Inshort . I never said that it is not known as taanana tirumeni at Srirangam. 5. srininame@hotmail. My doubt here is thataccording to temples and Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam. . swamin please clarify this again in details. I am a widower. Recently I saw in awebsite the other religion evangalists say that our Vaishnava and Saiva. is it true that Lord Rama had maamsam. Question ID: 425 .Namaskarams.. It is also calculatedbased on the asterism punarvasu only. Myfather passed away last year. Question ID: 428 . (My mother is alive). Is it not necessary for us to crush this? Our Youngergeneration will be spoiled by this. I want to perfrom the srardham (first year srardham) for my father atVaranasi.. We need tohave a structured spiritual education programme for children so that they are notcaught in the web of wrong propaganda or material pleasure.adiyen Ramanuja dasan. adiyen -Question By . ?Na mamsam Raghava bhunkte. In history says sri ramanuja thirumenipreserved in sri rangam temple.sridevanathan.govindarajan. 2.. Can I perform Srardham for my wife in Gaya?Namaskarams. and Hindusiddanthams are from them. Should I do it in Varanasi or Gaya? Rama did not have maamsam. My mother is old and Rama's birthday is popularly identified as Sri Rama navami.Adiyen Sridevanathan Yes many would like to go your way but they would not solve the issue. Swamiyin Thiruvadihaluku adiyenathunamasakarangal.. I have an elderbrother.Question By . nayagam. I have no children 3. some people are arguing that Rama is a kshatriya and he is having full rightsto have maamsam. Although a kshatriya can have under certaincircumstances Rama did not have. we celebrate Sri Jayanthi(avani . But.Question By . Hanuman is only describing the plight of R a m a suffering from the pangs of separation.Arun. Thomas who came here was the origin and fromhis teachings only our Hinduism came. However kindly refer to your f a m i l y brhaspati. srideva07@gmail. Swami.? Swami. It is under the earth beneath the presentmandapa.Hanuman to Sita prati ) . I pray my Krishna to solve this. I loose my mental balance and anger occupies my mind. 6. na chaivamadhu sevate. 8. 4. theoriginal tirumeni is not preserved there. Question ID: 426 .srinivasan.My respectful pranams to Swami. These propogandas makes my blood boilingand my heart wants to do something to crush it. Vanyam suvihitam nityam bhaktamsnati . However.Question By VaradhaRajanRenganathan. Can I perform Srardham in Gaya formy ancesstors.. The St. arun23885@yahoo. Question ID: 427 .rohini) and not gokula-asthami for Lord Krishna but we celbrateRama Navami(chitirai .com My suggestion would be to perform later.

Question ID: 424 - Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recently maya created such atricky situation,that i got
bewildered,and although within my heart i carefullyconsidered the lord as the only upayam,the
situation prompted me to displayahankaram,and went against my free will,and caused apacharam
in my mind untoyour lotus feet.I personally deeply regret my mistake,but on the
otherhand,sincerely speaking i was completely helpless.From this krishna has revealed somany
things to me,how dangerous bhagavata apacharam is,and how tricky andpowerful maya is.Unlike
before the tendency to commit bhagavat apacharam hascompletely gone,but this happened
suddenly.Although i wanted to plead forforgiveness personally,but because of severe pain,guilt in
my heart for many days,ifeel something like a stone covering my heart,which prompted me to
ask forgiveness thorugh e-mail.I promise that i shall sincerely strive to not commit suchoffences
again.Sincerely begging for kshama. your servant -------------- - Question By- kishan,
Yes bhagavata apacaram is cruel. Kindly go directly to the bhagavata whom
youoffended and convey the same to him or her. Only that would nullify the offence.
Question ID: 423 - ** Om Sri Kooresaya Nama ** Dear Swami, In Q.354, you hadreplied to my
question that as adiyen does not have a vaishnava lineage, I cannothave Sri Koorathazwan as my
maanaseega Acharya. You had also advised me tocontact an acharya and do samashraNam first.
As adiyen do not belong to the SriVaishnava parampara, I cannot consider anyone else but your
kind self as myAcharya, next to Koorathzwan. You were the one who had inculcated the spirit
of Perumal Bhakthi and have also guided me in many ways (through your upanyasams)to come
out from certain practices & habits which are not considered as good. It ismy humblest request to
you to allow me - to accept you as my Acharya. Can youplease advise me of the needed
procedures for me to obtain samashraNam underyour holy guidance as my Acharya. Seeking your
blessings, Adiyen Madhavn. -Question By - Madhavan,

Question ID: 331 - Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1)Samhita vakyam "bhaktyaparamaya vaapi prapatya va
mahaaa mune" A jiva reaches vaikuntham eitherthrough bhakti or through prapatti." Here what
does Samhita vakyam mean?,does itmean that it is written by azhwars to help us understand the
process.Can you namethe vedic literature where this has been mentioned? Very humbly and
patientlywaiting for your reply! ------------- - Question By - kishan,
Samhita is not authored by azhvars. They are in Sanskrit. They are a part of sastraswhich are
explanatory. To name a few vihagesvara samhita, vishvak sena samhita etc.Pancharatra also has samhitas like
Parameshvara samhita Padma samhita etc.
Question ID: 329 - respected swamy, my pranams , i would like to post thefollowing questions- 1.
in charma slokam, bhagavan says "maam yekam saranamvraja" does this means the yekam
represents only perumal or the divya dhampathis(perumal and piratiyar) and is there any poorvars
samadhanam for the yekam? 2. ihave once learnt from an old swamy that even piratiyar (thayar)
also has equalpower of giving moksha as perumal stills she wantedly takes purushakaaram.please
explain me on this with pramanams. - Question By - S. Hari krishnan(ramaapprameyan),
As there are two different schools of thought in this, I suggest you personally get thisclarified from your

Question ID: 327 - My namaskarams to Velkudi Swami !! My question is aboutiyers and iyengars;
Iyers claim to follow "Advaita" philosophy of Adi Shankara. AdiShnakara himself askes everyone
to worship Govinda in "Bhaja Govindam". He askeseveryone to chant Vishnu Sahasarnamam "Geyam Geeta naama sahasram". Youalso have mentioned in one of your discourses that Advaitis
are also Vaishnavitesonly (even though there are small differences between Advaitam
andVishistadvaitam). Given all this, how did the modern iyers claim that they are"Saivites" while
iyengars are "Vaishnavites". How did this wrong message startpropogating ? Is there some
intermediate guru or acharya who started spreadingthis wrong message to create division? (like
Kulothunga Cholan II or someone?)Thanks for any insights. - Question By - Sriram Sampath,
It is a misnomer to call Iyers as saivites. They are vaishnavites. This cult is recent. Thatis all I know.
Question ID: 326 - My Namaskarams to Swami Velkudi Krishnan !! 1. BothMadhurakavi Azhwar
and Nadhamunigal have met Nammazhwar - so are bothMadhurakavi Azhwar and Nadhamunigal
contemporaries ? 2. Kavi ChakravarthiKambar created KambaRamayanam ; if Valmiki Ramayana is
considered as Vedas("veda vedyae bare pumsi.. slogam), then Kamba Ramayanam is also
equivalent toVedam. Also Kamban did a separate work on Nammazhwar - Sadagopar
Anthathi.(similar to Madhurakavi's Kanninum Siruthambu). Given this, why is Kamban
notregarded on the same level as our Azhwars and Acharyas. He is not mentioned onthe same
breadth. 3. Like Dravida Vedam (all of Nammazhwar's works) exists, dosimilar works exists in
other Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu etc ? If not, whyspecifically in Tamil ? This sort of proves
to me that Tamil is a very special language,probably only next to Sanskit. I am not asking this for
an air of superiority, but I feelblessed to have born with tamil as my mother tounge. 4. When I am
in stress, isthere a good slokam to cool down? Usually I pray Anjaneya with "Manojavammarutha
thulya vegam, jitendriyam buthi madam varishtam.." slokam. Any othergood ones? Thanks a lot! Question By - SriramSampath,
1. They are not contemporaries. Nathamunigal was about 4000 years later
toM a d h u r a k a v i g a l . M a d h u r a k a v i g a l m e t N a m m a z h v a r w h e n H e w a s
a l i v e b u t Nammazhvar appeared before Nathamunigal again to grant 4000 divya prabandham.2.
There is no comparison. There are many poets who have sung in praise of Bhagavanbut all are not
azhvars. Even our acharyas including Sri Ramanuja are not revered asazhvars. Azhvars are those
who have been specially and effortlessly blessed byBhagavan with gnana b hakti and
vairagya but others have earned them with their e f f o r t s . V a l m i k i R a m a n a y a n a i s
a n i t i h a s a s u n g b y V a l m i k i w i t h t h e b l e s s i n g s o f Brahma. Valmiki had the darsan of
Rama, the privilege of bringing up His children andteaching Ramayana to them. 3. Yes. Tamil is only
next to Sanskrit in time and glory. Iam not aware of similar literature in other languages. 4.
You can chant azhiyezhasangum villu mezha or Nammazhvarm, apadam apa hartaram...
Question ID: 325 - Namaskarams. I had a very strong faith and belief with Himand was a very strict
srivaishnavan. But my children have gone on their own ways.If this is due to my karma, why my
Lord has not stopped this. If karma has morepower than Him, what is the use of surrendering to
Him? Why this misery of lifecame to me? The involvement I had with Sriman Narayana is less now.
How can Irecollect my faith and belief back? Please show me a way to get peace of mind anddo
my daily rituals with full faith and belief. (Ref.Q.No.227+ - Question By -r.shanmuganathan,
You have said that it is due to your karma. If you mean what you say then you mustblame only you
and not Bhagavan. Why should we blame Him for our karma. Let us trywhole heartedly to destroy
our karma by surrendering to Him. Once He destroys them,the next moment we are not going to be

here. Your saranagati was for moksham andnot for a pious child. Moreover for a saranagata
He destroys our left over papams during this time and not immediately. Till such time we will
have to suffer. Saranagatiassures you of moksham and not a life of material pleasure. The more you
reflect onthese, you will certainly realize that there is no reason to find fault with Him and
thatrealization would restore your faith in Him. Now coming to the point of your children,you can
plead to Bhagavan to guide them rightly. We must try our best relentlessly forthe same. It would
certainly happen but slowly.
Question ID: 324 - Sir, I was told that people who have done their samasrayanamand bharanyasan
cannot celebrate their Sashtiabda poorthi or Sadabhishekam. Is ittrue ? The children are eager to
perform their parents sadabhishekam - Question By- shanti soundararajan,
Nothing like that. You can celebrate by having veda and divya prabandha parayanamgiving
importance to vaidika methods.
Question ID: 323 - Dear Swamiji, Koti koti pransms I am practising yoga &Pranayamam taught by
Pujyasri. Swami Ramdevji maharaj I would request you tokindly explain me in detail the method
and other relevant requirements asdescribed in Bhagavat Geeta. I also look forward to meet you
in person for holdingGeeta upanyasam in Tamil related to Yoga & pranayama for our teachers in
Chennai,numbering more than 200 who render honorary service in teaching free yoga forpublic
every day. At present our yoga and pranamaya classes are conducted in morethan 40 centres in
chennai city. - Question By -N.SURYAKUMAR,
I am not a yoga expert. You have already learnt it from a great yoga master. I only know
a little to practice for myself. Kindly excuse me.
Question ID: 321 - Namaskarams. I am a Smartha by birth. From the discourses Ihear, I am made to
believe that vaishnavites are more closer to GOD than otherhuman beings. Is there any way for
becoming a vaishnavite? - Question By -Natarajan,
All smartas are vaishnavites. Sri Maha Vishnu has been the original God right from SriAdi Sankara's
period. You need not worry on that aspect. You will have to decide whether you believe in
advaitam or visistadvaitam as a philosophy. Kindly study bothof them, listen to scholars from both
sides and then choose.
Question ID: 320 - **Om Sri Kooresaya Nama** Dear Swami, Adiyen has beengathering details
about 108 Divya Desams thro' the internet and other availablebooks. I also purchased one related
book from our Trust. But I find that the dpetailsavailable on the internet are either less or they are
not in completion. I havedecided to host a new site that would give complete details about the
DivyaSthalams in all aspects. Recently, I had been to Thiruvarangam, Koviladi & ThiruAnbil. Could
you please guide me to other people / sources from where I can addauthentic data to be hosted in
the site, which will be useful to all concerned. Thesite has been registered as: Swamigal paadhangalukkusamarpanam. Adiyen, Madhavan. - Question By Madhavaraj,
The best way is to collect the original text of sthala puranam in Sanskrit and
drawdetails from them. You can visit the individual divya desams and talk to the vidvansthere. They
would be able to guide you rightly.
Question ID: 319 - Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!----------------------------------------------------------------------- 1)I heard from someone thatthe phylosophies of vadagalai
and thengalai are slightly different.Is it so?If sowhy?Since both have roots to the same
acharyas,alwarzs how could there be even aminiscule of a difference?how have both

he finds it difficult to perform his daily bhakti also.hearing lecture. Waiting foryour reply eagerly and submissively. 2.e.The point is only after i finish my daily routines forkrishna i. . Do notfeel much if they blame that you do not find time to chat with them.paratatvam qualities of the lord isn't?But realization is only possiblewhen his mind becomes cleansed of anarthas isn't?for this he must do bhakti isn't?but the problem here 1. While performing devotional service I cannot concentrate on mymaterial duties i. I am least interested in my studies and I have no rasa in studies.But when i'm free my mother is engaged with her friends.But this will create problem for me in future. Ourpapam is not destroyed by practicing bhakti. All c a n n o t b e c o m e s a n y a s i s a n d t h e y n e e d n o t t o o .Question By -Ashish Bhujbal. Question ID: 316 .reading Bhagavatam that i come outside myroom. In the case of Saranagati that is also done by Bhagavan Himself.Swamiji my respectable pranaam to you. Morning is the time to perform to karmaand bhagavad aradhana. 3.i. it is fine. We find contradiction even in our own conduct in two different t i m e periods. Small differences are inevitab le. Itshould have no bearing on a common man seeking peace and vaikuntham. Service to them ismore important.Thanking you Your servant. Performance of nitya and naimittikakarma would only clear our papam.Is the Jeevathma liberated infinitely. It is the other way round.e If you are absorbed by Sri Krishna then you can renounce everything else a n d concentrate on His service. It is not difference of opinion (abhiprayabhedam) but only a difference in interpretation (yojana bhedam) in research level. I am gradually progressing but I have my ownpitfalls too. A s f a r a s y o u r e a l i s e t h a t y o u r household duties are duties which also supplement our spiritual progress. Wemust not give our material duties a status that contradicts spiritual progress. Only when ourpapams are cleared can we begin bhakti yoga.who althoughsincere.e he must now realizeseshatvam. As you have said you cannot waste it by chatting.Question By -kishan. I would like to know if there are infinite numbersof Jeevathmas.i'm daily performingthe required pooja to the lord.Please suggest me howcould i change myself to please krishna? Very humbly and patiently waiting for yourreply!! ----------------------------------------------------------.At times. that too with India having the biggest share reason to believethat souls are progressing towards liberation? I dread to think of the possibility of .or is busy. Let me know what should I do? ShouldI study as service to Krishna and if yes plz reveal the process unto me. Ashish_bhjbl@yahoo.emanated.. Question ID: 315 .Dear Swamin. As saranagati is nothing but accepting Bhagavan as the means formoksham it is enough you realize absolute servitude and believe that as a belongingof Bhagavan I would be protected by Him.but because of his past karma is unable to do even bhakti?You mightsuggest saranagati here as his only means.They are not satisfied. kishantns@sify. I have been practicingbhakti yogam since last two fatherwould have just left for office and comes late in the night. I presume that you are now a bachelor and then onyou would become a grhastha. But youmust find some time to talk to your parents or serve them if they are in need. Or is it fixed with every Athma progressing across different janmastowards human life and then ultimately to Mukthi? What happens to a Muktathmaover yugams .There should be only srivaishnavisim isn't? 2)What does your grace suggest for a person. However it is better that you first complete your studieswhich would satisfy your parents..The point is my parents feel that i'm ignoringthem. You can practice bhakti in both these asramams. or is there any possibility thateven after moksham the same soul gets birth after kaliyugam ends?? Is the growinghuman population.What doyou suggest here? 3)Although my parents are not much sincere.

com Let me first clarify some misconceptions.Aren't they deviating from the actual yuga dharma? 2)SinceRamanujacharya's sampradaya is based on the phylosophy of surrender. There are many instances in science even where there is infinite number of particles within a finite surface. Question ID: 314 .com Wherever you are kindly perform sandhyavandanam.Question By . of jivasresiding should also be finite which implies Srihsti and Pralayam should have anend. 5. Question ID: 311 . 3. no.W h e t h e r h e i s a b h a k t i y o g a n i s h t h a o r a s a r a n a g a t a p e r f o r m a n c e o f n i t y a a n d naimittika karmas are a must.Lakshmi. It is a misconception to say that Nama sankirtana is a sufficient means toreach moksham. . When prakrti is finite.Please pardon my ignorance.Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!---------------------------------------------------------------------. Yes Ramanuja sampradaya wouldaccept anybody as a Sri vaishnavite irrespective of caste or country provided the individual follows the prescribed rules. ktkarthik@indiatimes. Up anishads and puranas say that the only way toplease Bhagavan is performance of nitya and naimittika karmas irrespective of theyuga. clarify.then why do the devotees doohmam?Isn't ohmam means demigods are invited for their share?If so then itdeviates from the phylosophy of surrender. Very humbly and patiently waiting foryour reply! .why don'tthey initiate people from all caste(foreigners also?) 3)Since in Sarnagati The lord ishimself the only upayam. everything is surrounded by SaptaAvarnam with a defined size (10 times more than previous one). Even here we areseeing falling levels of dharmic behaviors. 6. you need not be worried of rebirth.Question By .Srinivasa Raghavan.Even though there are so many Anda Leela vibhuti is a third of size and Nitya vibhti is thrice the size of leela vibuti. I have to cross seas to do myMasters. Srishti andpralayam are perpetual. A jiva through bhakti or surrender sheds its karmasand reaches Srivaikuntham from where it never returns. Adiyen would like to clarify more with regard to Q 273. luxmer@yahoo. Pl.but i've especially seenin srivaishnava sampradaya. I will not be able to visit the others as I have to leave soon. 1.otherkarma kanda activities . Only homams that form part of nitya andnaimittika karmas are done by saranagatas and that too towards Sriman Narayanawho is the antaratma of all devatas. naresh. Thus.not even the demigods.kishan. Varna and asrama dharmas are to beperformed by every inidivual who wants to attain moksham till his last breath.murali@gmail.Swami. this isthe only measure mentioned in the vedas and so jivas are infinite. .being born in another country or even here without satsangam.devotees do practically all fire sacrifices. Lakshmi -Question By . 4. It is yet another way to fruitfu lly spend our rest of the life aftersaranagati till the moment we attain moksham. Po pulation growth is noindicator for progress towards mukti. yes you can come back and forsure the divyadesa emperuman would be eagerly waiting for you Question ID: 312 . 1) Is it ok to do Santhiyavandhanam there? 2) I have visited 82 DivyaKshetrangal.omams. Humble namaskarams. The number of jivas are infinite.1)In this age Nama sankirtanamhas only been prescribed as the yuga dharma by the sastras. Is it ok if Ivisit them after I come back after crossing the seas? Question By -Naresh. It gives a picturethat prakrti mandalam is finite as size is defined. Being a Ramanuja sambandhi and a follower of his commands. 2.

3. In Bhagavat Gita. but failed.Mahaupanishad etc.Question By . and there is nothing in the universe that d o e s n o t e n j o y B r a h m a m a s t h e a n t a r a t m a a n d a l l c i t a r e e q u a l a s t h e s a m e Paramatma resides in them. Lord Krishna says.T. Recently I heard a Dhyana Shlokaon Sri Krishna in one of the Gita Lectures of Pujya Sri Swami Omkarananda.Question ID: 310 . "Kalanjam naBhakshayeth". 2.f) ksharampradhanam amruthaksharam haraha. Jiva and achit. Question ID: 288 .Sridharan .com There is no related divya prabandha pasuram for every sloka o f gita. 1. Potato and tomato are not to be taken. .b)bramhava ayameka evagra azeedh.g)ksharadhmanam veesathay dhevaekaha. My humble request to you is to enlightenme about the exact source of this following shloka. They may be able to guide you.ttparthasarathy@gmail.g)thva subarna sayuja. allthe cit and acit are inseparable from Him. Question ID: 285 . These are to be clarified or heard to You can contact Tirukkana puram Sri Sathakopan swamy (he resides at W Mambalamand conducts regular santhai and he is the adhyapaka of Kesava perumal temple atMylapore) or Malola 1.Dasan. Theshloka describes in a very excellent way.I belong toKanchee. savye thothram kara sarasije dakshine jnaanamudraam aabhibhraano rathamadhivasan paathu . geethakrishnan@live.d)neha nanasthi kinchana e)sarvam kalu itham bramha.Dear Swamy.Padhartham forthe following:a)sadeva somya . Hopefully expecting.I have the following quires. ie.GeethaKrishnan.whether anywhere in vedhas is given as to where these are applicable.T SRIDHARAN. We t h e upanyasakas add pasurams for better understanding and joy of listening.Question By TTParthasarathy.Pujya Swami! Namaskaram. Pranams. we should not eat "poondu" and "Vengayam". ttparthasarathy@gmail. Itareyam and Mahopanishads are the final part of vedas known as vedanta or upanishads. 2.c)eko ha vai narayana azeedh nabramhanesaanaha. Is it from Srimadh Bhagavathamor Mahabharatha or from any puranas like the Gita Mahathmyam from VarahaPurana.Question By . I have been trying my best tolocate the source of this shloka.Ithareyam. These are contradictingeach other. Question ID: 286 . I have explained all these in detail in the same aaru varthaicd or you can refer to upanishathil kadaigal cd. Bheda sruti distinguishes Paramatma. vendai kattari vazhaikai vazhai pu vazhai tandu seppan chakkara valli avarai pudalai pagal senai are some which we can consume.Humble submission: If related Divya Prapandha pasuram ishighlited with each Geetha verse during your discourse on Podhigai TV. Since then.Ekameva Advitheeyam/Ksharatmanam etc.What is . the richnessof Divya Prapandham also reaches the devotees. vachaga doshamkshanthavyaha. The (Transliteration of the ) Shloka is as follows: " Agre kruthvaa kamapicharanam jaanunaikena thishtan pashchaath paartham pranaya rasajushaachakshushaa vekshyamaanaha. Vajasaneya is the veda revealed by surya taking theform of a What about othervegetables? What are the vegetables that a true Sri Vaishnava can take? Somepeople say that even potato and tomato are "English" vegetables and not to beeaten by us. betha /abetha sruthigal inupanishaths. (bhokta bhogyam preritaramca matva) Abheda sruti (neha nana asti kincana) confirms that Brahmam is unique. There are many vegetables that you can takeviz. the posture of the Lord in which Hedelivered the Divine Message to Arjuna. Kindly let us know what are the vegetables allowed to be taken as perour sampradayam. Adiyen dhasan.If yes ref.ithamagra aseedh ekameva advitheeyam. 4. whether achith thathvam is applicable inparamapatham since chith or jeevathma only is acting as sariree to paramathma inparmpatham. Adiyen had listened to the aaru varthai CD. adiyen.

hanumat samena guruna. Is there any way todissolve purva janma papam.. my humble Namaskarams! I have a huge fearthat the chances of getting even a life similar to this life. To most of us Hanumanis a baktha shiromani and is one of the very few to get Perumal's alinganam. With Namaskarams. with knowledge of MuktiMargam or even being born as a vegetarian. Question By -S. Adiyen has learnt that by practising Bhakti andSharanagathi.Adiyen Ramanuja dasan. Sri Vedanta Desika equates Hanuman to our acharya in his sloka "darpo dagra dasendriyanana mano naktam. that too of a beloved person other than self? AnekaKoti Pranams! . In allour logos Hanuman is always depicted. The fact that He is not quoted by some wouldnot deny worship.Question By .ae There are many publications including Koil ozhugu on this. Hefinds a place equal to Garuda in vahana purappadu also. I understand that by means of Sharanagathi. adhinarayanan2002@gmail.. luxmer@yahoo.S. Swami.S. bhavo nanyatra gacchati " is revered in atleast 50 places in purvacharyas I am sorry that I do not know the source of this Hanuman is to be worshipped. Periazhvar has exclusively allotted one decad 3. He is aconsistent varaprasadi and the most loveable of all Ramayana characters. kuresadasan@yahoo. Adhinarayanan. If we accept Swami's life time to be 1017-1137 then it has to beKulothunga I who reigned between 1070-1120. is very low in this yugam. the heroin fact. Our purvacharyas have abundantly quoted instancesfrom the life and history of Hanuman.Question By . Chakrathazhwar. Our members can gothrough them.Ramanujam.Eagerly awaiting your reply. parent's soul to attain Moksham..Question By . Sriman Narayanwill guide us through the right path and avoid further papam.He refused to go to Srivaikuntham and so stays here. Could you please make it clear forthe benefit of all? .Garuda. I would let you know if I traceit. Is he a sentinel only in the leela vibhuthi? Isthere any pramana that Hanuman did saranagathi? I have heard of someparamaekanthis not going to Hanuman's sanctum as he is a mere chiranjeevi andnot a muktaathma.Sundar Rajan. With the helpof your divine guidance.Sundarrajan. even after death? Ihave another doubt. .. Is there anything one cando for a beloved person e. His sloka "sneho me. Question ID: 284 .com Technically it is not possible to do something to clear the papam of another departedsoul. Question ID: 282 . In Periazhwar's pallandu there is no mention of Hanuman. Sri Parasara Bhatta quotes in his Sriranga raja stava as "hanubhusha vibheeshanayo: syam yatamaviha moksham Panchajanya and Hanuman alwaysguard Sriman Narayana. Why is he not mentioned by purvacharyas? What is the esoteric truth thatmany of us have missed? Dr. He is not a nitya suri. It is a treat to have darshan of Vishvaksenaa n d H a n u m a n t o g e t h e r c o n d u c t t h e m r i t s a n g r a h a n a p u j a o n t i r u m u l a i d a y a t Srirangam. However we canplead to Bhagavan. it is possible to attain Moksham for oneself." ie Hanuman and vibheeshana glorify together at Srirangam..".g.nah suutha veshaha".. Question ID: 283 .Poojya Swamin. Trichy . S.Dr. rgr. I request swamiji to clarify these points.. Ramanuja's period as per Guruparampara is 1017 to 1137.. Adhinarayanan. Three of these are nithyasooris what about Hanuman? In Yamuna's chatussloki there is no mention of thiruvadi ( not siriyathiruvadi)Hanuman.10 for the conversationbetween Hanuman and Sita . Let us stickto that. It is for the particular individual to take birth again and reach moksham by saranagati. Our right and duty is only to perform the prescribed ceremonies. there seems to be a lotdifference on Ramanuja's year of exile to Thirunarayanapuram and the chola kingwas involved (whether Kulothunga I or II)? This also affects the exact lifetime of Swami Ramanuja..Lakshmi.

it isnot recited during anadhyayana kalam.. Please forgive me for askingthis first question. P u r a p p a d u i n s i m h a .Pranamams to your divya Padukai. Let us s u r r e n d e r t o H i m a n d l i v e w i t h o u t f e a r .SRIMATHE RAMANUJAYA NAMAHA Adiyan Dasan.Dear Swami.I was performing at the Ashramsince I live in a flat where it's not possible perform such a ritual.means follow only the words of Acharya Madhwaand none other".enlighten and HELP!! Question By . I have two questions.I have been patiently bearing itwithout leaving it. Allthe utsavams and vahanams are to get the bhatas attracted to Him distracting fromm u n d a n e w o r l d .in Iramanusa nootrandadi is included in 4000 divya prabandham in the sense that 1. The same is true with Tiruvengadamudayan also .Adiyen. I Do like Aananda Theerthar as a great Saint.Vadhiyars were sitting for two Shradhas on the same day and alsothe tahligai was commonly 3.?What do the vahana sevai in particularsignify?Thanks in advance.What's more'the performing Vadhiyar wasdisturbed half way thru to do in the other room and also he will sit for bhojanamand then come and continue. If I asked anything wrong or as Vidandavatham..There is a nexus between the paricharakas and Vadhiyars. Noe Iam not complainingnor asking You to interfere because I know it's beyond repair!!My appeal to You pl.I have been pushed to the precipice just two monthsback appaling things were done. Please tell us the meaning for this. Yes. ..gide is there any manner I can continue this Vaidhika Karma by poor Brahmanafeeding or like Ama Shradtam?? Pl.What is thesignificance of Brahmotsavams in temple. whose name is not to be uttered or told. Swamy I seek Your guidance in my present predicament. Question ID: 279 .N SRAJAGOPALAN. Swami pleaseforgive me. Sorry. Question ID: 281 . H e m a r c h e s a s a r m y m a r c h e s t o i n s t a l l confidence in a riot hit area. g a r u d a h a n u m a r v a h a n a a r e t o r e i n f o r c e confidence in the minds of the devotees . needraja@hotmail..patalay@yahoo. Question By .He listens to it exclusively on the2 2 n d d a y o f a d h y a y a n a u t s a v a m . So let us not get into that debate..Vijayaraghavan.. Dandam SmarpikirenSwami..indumathipatalay. But since last threeyears the condition has detoriated every Year.I perform the prescribed way by giving Vastramsto both Vadhiyars and the main Vadhiyar.Nampillai in his Eedu vyakshyanam calls krimi kantha chola as avyapadesyanie one. I know this question should not be asked. The whole ritual was going smoothly. In no way thewords mean so. Brahma utsavam is supposed to be conducted by the four headed Brahma himself. 2.. Nammazhvar revealed 4000 without Iramanusa nootrandadi only.In addition to the Dakshina given by theAshram I with pleasure give Dakshina to all three Vadhiyars in additon to theparicharakar.Even the mantrams were said fully or properly. Before seeking Your valuable Guidancehere's the preamble.Here comes our strong protector. Question ID: 280 . I have benn performing the Shradhatha of my parents inSrimad Andavan Ashram from 1986..Question By . vijay_raghavk@yahoo. H o w e v e r w h i l e c a l c u l a t i n g t h e n u m b e r 4 0 0 0 divyaprabandham this need not be included. Even today it is being listened by Namperumal during purappadu.As Namperumal wanted to listen to thatduring His customary procession in Srirangam it gained equal importance and got included in 4000. One of my Madva friend told me that"maadhweergAvO bhavantu nah. 1) Sri RamanujaNootrandadhi is also included in 4000 Divya Prapabdham? if it is included meanshow come Nammazhvar gave 4000 to Nadamunigal? Why Periyava added SriRamanuja Nootrandadi into 4000 Divya prapandam? 2) Swami our friends will shareour knowledge across sidantas. But I think hemisinterpreted this . Your friend's interpretation is wrong.

When we are physically and financially fit to perform regular sraddham we cannotswitch to other methods. Adiyen Kalyan Krishnan. Piratti?s karunai is limitless and now his marriage has been fixed toa girl whose family also obey the sasthras. But Madhurakavi Azhwar.Question By -adiyen venkatesan. non vegetarian food and worst of all. I had a chance of hearing your upanyasam on Bakthi Sastraas do allow remarriage for men. You willget the right conclusion shortly. correct me if I am wrong.srimathae ramanujaya namha. You will have to get some well water from near by well if you do not haveone. kanakavalli. Nowadays everybody is talking about OrganDonation. swami then why in alankaras of perumal in temple (moolavar) we put thirumen for them too swami? . If the last rite of offering our body to Agni Bhagawan is also a"samarppanam" to God. He should also takeacharya sri pada tirtham after that. If you are in India. Howdoes he make his parents happy and follow the srivaishnavite tradition? We are in acritical situation and look to you desperately for Kindly follow the postings in the blog discussion in our website on this Saastras do not allow voluntary organ donation. and thanks to theausterities observed by my parents. Kindly contact your family brhaspati for the ritual. a body without allits parts in it? Is it allowed in vedas? What do the Shastras say on organ donation?Some say it is allowed while others say it is not allowed.body. my brother went overseas and moved away from our tradition by taking to drinks. We have been strictly adhering to the nitya anusandhanam. he has realised the errors of his ways. Nothing wrong if an organ is lost in Bhagavan is adorned with Tiruman 1. Pranams. can it be an "incomplete offering" that is. venkatesan. My brother now wants to make myparents happy by following the path shown by them. who is adisciple of Nam Azhwar. Is it forbidden by the sasthras to marry a woman after he has had aphysical relation with another woman? If so. physical relationship with aforeign woman. how does he reconcile this issue.separated from that woman. as a decoration. In that I have a small doubt like Nam Azhwar isthe first azhwar of Kali yuga. . also as He is fond of wearinganything that His devotees wear with love. He also wants to live as asrivaishnavite and marry this girl who obeys the sasthras.Question By -Kannan. thanks to piratti?s forgiving nature. The best way to do is in your flat. My parents have inculcated us in thesrivaishnavite tradition. . Youmight have to arrange for some bricks and sand to safeguard the floor if you are in arented flat. I also presumed that this may be because like MadhurakaviAzhwar became ?Azhwar? after seeing Nam Azhwar only. Question By .Question By -Kanakavalli. Question ID: 277 .Dear Swami. However.ramanuja@gmail.veeraraghavan@yahoo. I request you to pleaseenlighten us on this once and for all. kalyankrishnan84@gmail. was elder to him.Kalyan Krishnan. I am at present hearing Nam Azhwar?sapproach towards sriman narayana.Swami. you can perform sraddha in a flat. . 2.A few years back. heartand soul are devoted of Sriman narayana. If that is the case he must be the firstAzhwar of Kali yugam. Question ID: 276 . Question ID: 275 . However he has to do prayaschittam for theearlier one. But he has one bigdilemma. kanbansan@yahoo.Pranams. Question ID: 278 . i also heard that thirumen andchisernanam represents feet of sriman narayana. swami after panchasamaskaramwe all were thirumen in 12 stanams of the body to show that our mind . and lives on his own following the nityaanusandhanam. he was born 42 days after Dwapara yuga came to anend and lord Krishna went to paramapadham.

. 2. What was the status of thayar before heravatharam? Was Perumal alone in Sri Vaikuntam... I have heardthat jevaatmaas are anadhi. Eventhough we took the mala from him (we did not want to hurt himby refusing to take it). we have just kept it at our Perumal Sannadhi. What do I do with the bead mala? Adiyen Srividya BadriNarayanan. .? Neela is sleeping along with Krishna and andal iswaking them.Question ID: 274 ..We(my Husband and I) go for the Vishnusahasranama recitationevery saturday evenings.SrividyaBadriNarayanan. the devotee looked at our scores (for Satva. Please let me clarify thesituation further. . Swamiji. My In laws go to devathantaram temples also. Doshangal irunthAlkshamikka prarthikkirein. For the last several . swami. Question ID: 272 .Hare Rama mantra. So now my questions are: 1. is my assumption wrong? Raghavanrag_bpharm@yahoo. But inThaniyan of Thiruppavai.Question By -Vijay. our nature.Adiyen has a few questions that have been disturbing me...If . The number of jivas is infinity..Swamigal Thiruvadikku Shathakoti Pranamangal. He also asked us tochant one initiation Mantra about Chaitanya mahaprabhu before starting the actualMantra cycle. In the end. Swamyji.I am having the question on the status of piratti beforeKsheerasagara Madanam. Infinity (minus) infinityis always infinity and never turns tobe zero. In fact this slokam of Parasara bhatta clearly distinguishes Neela and Andal .Question By .1.adiyen has been trying to practice principles of visishtadhvaitham for the last fewyears now and dont want to recite anything other than our Sampradaya slokas andpasurams. Then 1)Will there be no jevaatmaas (outside vaikundam) at one stage? 2) And will that beTHE END to the srishtis/pralayams? 3) Or. What do you do if somebody asks you to perform devathantaram's poojai. Neela is the third important consort of Sriman Narayana.adiyen ramanuja dasan. Nothing wrong in it.. vijkrish@gmail. badrividya@hotmail.. Mahalakshi Thayar arose out of Paarkadal duringchurning and married There will be no end to srsti and pralayam.Question By . Tiruppavai tanian refers Neela as a consort of Krishna anddoes not refer to andal and Neela. 3. rag_bpharm@yahoo. Also.. Till now orany day the number of jivas who have left this world is infinity. If I assume that all jevaatmaas would reach themoksham at one point (after several several several srishtis/pralayams).Raghavan. our attitude towardspeople and circumstances etc. On one such Srivaikutham and the union of Narayanaand Lakshmi are You can use the tulasi bead mala to chant Amruta mathana Hari is one of the incarnations as Rama and Krishna when Piratti alsoincarnated as Lakshmi like Sita and Rukmini. How do I refusethem if they ask me to come and moreover how do I divert them to resort fully andonly to our SrI sampradayam? Thank you for reading patienly and hopefully I havebeen able to put forth my questions in a clear manner. Howcan I simply refuse to indulge in any other Sampradayam/devathantharam?(I amasking because I am not sure if I am comitting apachAra by refusing/hurting aBhagavathan-ISKON is after all Krishna namasankeerthanam) My Other Questionsare: 1.. please explain who is neela devi? . Rajasand TamO guna) and told us about Bhagvat Geeta. As as r i v a i s h n a v a p r a p a n n a y o u w i l l h a v e t o g e t s a m a s r a y a n a m a d m i n i s t e r e d w h i c h represents marriage with sriman narayana and so you cannot look upon other devatas. Question ID: 273 . What do you do if somebody asks you to take devathantaram's prasadam likeVibhuti etc.. . So can please clear mydoubt on Andal. I have a doubt. these recitations are beingheld at the ISKON temple (the ISKON priests have been kind enough to let thePerumal Koil Priest to conduct those there). he gave us a BeedMala to recite 4 cycles of Hare Krishna. one of theiskon devotees/volunter came to us and urged us to participate in a Spiritual Quizwhich comprised of questions about our lifestyle. we chant as Neela thunga.You have also explained in youranswers that Aandal is an avatharam of Bhoomi piratti and not Neela Devi.

Srimathae Ramanujaya Namaha:===================== Swamin. This does not mean that they were of the same age but it means thatthey were rightly matched in their age. Ihave the following two doubts in the Vykyanam for Thiruppavai released by PuthurSwamigal. Similarly piratti age is 'yuvatishca kumAriNi' one who is in the beginning of youth having crossed theage of koumara.nammazhvar. there is a sequence in the worshipping intemples that the worshipping sequence is first Aazhwaracharaaryas.Azhagiya ManavalaPerumal Nayanar says that "VyThalum Per Solli Vyathal Vendum.that too he is gazing always the soul's saththa.sutharsan. right age formarriage and the fact that she is always wound around Perumal dependant on Him. It is not an apacharam at all as we are not dishonouringor disgracing any Bhaagavata aparacharam can be pardoned by that bhaagavata only and not b y Perumal.M. Is my understsanding correct? Also what "Kakam" [Crow] refers to?Periavacchan pillai Thiruvadigalae saranam Azhagiya Manavala Perumal NayanarThiruvadigalae saranam ThiruNarayanapurath Ayi Thiruvadigalae saranam.Irrespective of the purpose. Here Sisubalan reference is that his activities towards LoRdKriShna. Please accept the danda samarpanam.somebody forces you then you have to politely but firmly convey your unwillingnessand also try and correct them. surrender for kakasura.uttering the holy name. He has to allow us to do the deed. Question ID: 271 . He should be watching the actionas an intermediate Then only Pravruththi of jivan is possible. gopalanltuil@lntecc. kshamikka Prarthikkiren.surrender. Sthithi (Living). You will have to seek aparadha kshaamanam from him. Pravruththi of jivan is determined or continued because of following one of the relationship with bagavan. 2) When doing Vykyanam for theword "Narayanane" in the first Pasuram composed by Thayar. This example talks about her tenderness. Sutharsan .It is taken to show thatkakasura had a reason to be pardoned . Jivan's Sathhai (existence). Question ID: 246 .Pranams to thyself. AnanthaGaruda Vishwaksenadhis. Question ID: 245 . Are thereany common factors to saththai & sthithi of jivan. So. 1) Almost in all the 'avatharigai' composed by Periavacchan pillai. 1.Perumal. If I question wrongly. Thaayaar and then the If we go deepfurther. plspardon me. It would be pardonedonce you repent for it. sutharsan_ss@yahoo. were lame reasons which were magnified by Perumalto pardon them. Adiyens pranams for you. because of Paramathma's inner existence. Can you please explain this phrase. anduttering holy names for sisupala. the use of Bhagavan's holy names do good as in the caseof Sisupala who attained moksham by uttering His name to reprimand Krishna . KakathaiyumSisubalanaiyum pola" . then only wecan do or continue or 2. Similarly is there . sthithi.Question By .Swamin. However the episode of Kakasura isnot quoted by the author for uttering the holy names of Rama .in Bhagavan's age is confirmed by Vedas as 'yuvA kumara:'. Pravruththi (Action) aresupposed to be in an existing condition. This reference is taken to prove that sisupala had areason to be pardoned .ketparsevi sudu keezhmai vasavugale vayyum sisupalan tiruvadi tatpaal adainda tanmai arivarai arindume . AdiyenRamanuja Dasan. The fact is that we firmly believe that Sriman Narayana isthe only moksha datha and so stay away from others who may occasionally grant some wordly pleasure. when referringto the age of thayar says the following phrase "Oru Kol Kombilae VaikkumParuvaM". He should stimulate or 3.similarly this pirarrtithe tender creeper has grown to an age when she is ready to wind around the wishgranting kalpaka tree . Kodiyai kol kombile vaippadu means when acreeper grows to an extent then it is ready to wind around a tree . -Question By . pravruththi.Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Nayanar and ThiruNarayanapurath one who is always in thebeginning of youth (youvanam)having crossed the age of koumara. Like that.

Also i sleep during the day time.nothing other than only the atma just such sequence in the daily chanting of sthothras that First Lakshmi Ashtothramand then the Vishnu Saharanamam? . So how its possible for the kaivalyarthi's to attain 'kalangaperunagaram' if the atma attains that gnanam or how srimanarayana will fullfill hisoath if some jeevathma's have attained this kaivalya moksham where nothing isthere except the atma... Question ID: 242 .. Where can i get cd's/dvd's of your upanyasams ? Seeking the blessingsof Lord Srinivasa. I seek your clarifificationin this regard.. I have a doubt about thekaivalyarthis. Vinodh L . In vaishnavite Upanyasams generally I have heard that SrimanNarayana has taken this 'Archavadhara' Especially in Srirangam taking a oath thathe will one day or the other take all the 'bathathmas' from this leela vibhoodhi tokalanga peru nagaram 'Srivaikundam'.. Howeverconsidering your circumstances which is common to many.Dandavath pranam.. can we recite 'THIRUVIRUTAM' PRAPANDAM IN THE HOUSE? AdeyenRamanuja dasan .my sincere namaskarams to you. vidyaonline007@gmail. till then he will be in the sayana thirukolamin archay .co.Vidyalakshmi Ramanujam.. Kaivalyarthi would not reach Sri Vaikuntham and bhagavat kainkaryam(as per Sri Pillai Lokacharya).. Please advice will this lead to papam asper sastras. request Swami to clear adeyen doubtregarding. The order of nitya anusandhanam is as published in the book. kalyani272002@hotmail.Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan.Question By kalyanivenkatesh. Question ID: 240 .in Yes. jegan@svce. . Question ID: 244 . You can recite.Dhasan . As from yourdiscourses adiyen came to know that atma by himself cannot do anything It is not advisable to sleep during the day time and work during the night.COM Yes. and tiruaradhanam by 7... For the 'mummoochoos' attaining vaikundam is sure. In temples first Vishnu Saharanamam isrecited and then the others including Lakshmi Ashtothram.death.. SARANATHAN1964@YAHOO.Question By SARANATHANRAMANUJAM.Question By -Vinodh. The stories related to it are only a myth. . as soon as you returnaround 4.30 am and then go to sleep.Question By AdhijegannathaRamanujadasan.30 have bath and co mplete your anushthanams (both Sandhyavandanammadhyanhikam. Not the kaivalyarthis who have been blessed what they wanted and left this leela vibhuti.30 in the early morning. . He justhas only Sri Ranganatha would certainly elevate all the baddha atmas from this On any question regarding chanting sahasranama or related stotras kindly refer to your acharyan. Question ID: 243 . Will the atma realise that? pizhikal irrunthal porutharuga.. my working hours are 6PM inthe evening to 03. First is Sri Vishnu sahasranamam and then Lakshmi ashtottaram. But Istill manage to pray the supreme everyday. vinod53vinodh54@yahoo. But for thekaivayarthis who have attained the kaivalya moksham they dont have a sareeram.Respected Swamy!! Pranams!! in podhigai devareer mentionedin the Gita programme in Podhigai that panchayudha stothram can be chanted but adoubt here is that can ladies also chant that or only male people? Adiyen ramanujadhasan. -Question By .

(as I follow the belief thatAdiyar sevai is higher than Andavan sevai). Question ID: 231 .Madhavaraj Madanagopal.Respected swami. You also Mentioned likeonce a person does charanagadhi. . Is it a general belief or is it mentioned anywhere in the scriptures?Swamigal padhangalil samarpanam. Dharma sastras are the supreme commands of Bhagavan Him self which wecannot afford to disobey. Dasan Madhavaraj. the first reason is since the sastras direct us todo so. 2) Is there any instance in the krishna avatharam or rama avadharamthe previous avadharams of Sriman Narayanan has been praised or worshiped? -Question By . Am I right in doing so? I came to knowthrough a couple of my friends that Lord Shiva was the first disciple of SrimanNarayanan. I too tried my best but in vain. When we enquired the Yes it is paining. Adiyen had beento ThiruKannapuram divya desam last saturday. But we need not go intoall those. Would like to know theexact reason as to why a lady should not enter kitchen and cook during the monthlymenstrual cycle.Swamy. 1) In an instance you mentionedthat if we think something at the end of our life the next birth will be determined onthat only. We can concoct many more reasons for ladies directed toabstain from household activities during their menstrual cycle. I was worshippingLord Shiva so far. Yes adiyar seva is supreme to bhagavat seva.Question By -Madhavaraj.. You can represent to The CommissionerHR & CE board. They feel there is no specific reason for this. the vaikasibramotsavam was cancelled this year. Swaamigal paadhangalukku samarpanam. Istarted loving the Naalvar and 63 Naayanmaars more than Shiva was awesome to hear and i gained lots of knowledge by that. Basically 2questions rose in my mind while i was hearing that. Please let me know what I could doin this aspect. rajgaya3amirthaa@yahoo. as advised by you earlier. There is a kainkarya sabha at Tirukkannapuram who are also tryingtheir best to solve this. Since Krishna says vaishnavanam ahamsambhu: Siva is said to be an ardent vishnu devotee. Question ID: 238 . The purpose of this question is many people whodo not follow ask me for the reason (for which I cannot answer) and also they say itis right to enter kitchen and cook.***Om Sri Kuresaya Namaha*** Dear Swamy. When worshipping Shiva. I am sure there must be some valid reason. To much of my astonish. kalyankrishnan84@gmail. Dasan Madhavaraj.. this rule does not apply. forwhich I don?t agree.Question By Gayathri As I have been writing time and again. I cannot understand thispart alone and could you please explain in detail on some of the charanagadhathathuvam. I am wearing the ShriChurnam everyday. such an event has occurred. -Question By . sharanaagathi@yahoo. it was toldthat the sripadham thaangigal had asked for an enormous sum this year.Kalyan Krishnan. But it is really paining to note that in a Divya Desam as holy asThiruKannapuram. example Adhi jada Bharathar's Birth as a Deer.though not knowing the reason. Question ID: 237 . the local people told that the temple administrationwas not in place and that is why they did not have the intention to collect themoney.***Om Sri Kuresaya Namaha*** Dear Swamy. Will they dare a contempt of court? This is much much more serious contempt of Divine order. Aneka kodi pranams. . but now I'm pulled towards Perumal. . Now I'mslowly getting to learn about Azhwars and Acharyas. I had a chance to listen to Sri Bhagavatham. commencing the day by daily worship at home & taking foodafter offering it to Perumal . Even though that could be arranged. My suggestion would be kindy distance yourself from those who want toquestion the sastras. I strictly follow this and do not enter kitchen during these days.Question ID: 239 .

Venkatesh..Question By krishnakumar. Buvaha and suvaha will be demolished .com There would be a total change in the standing of dharma but no big destruction aftereach caturyuga.SwamigaLin thiruvadigaLukku adiyEnudaiya theNdansamarppiththa vigNYapanam. vidyaonline007@gmail. Bhagavan Himself is the upaya. 2. is "Rama" indicating "Sankarshanan" or Lord"Ramachandra". Sahasranamam.Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan. Question ID: 225 . Bhakti isaccomplishment by our efforts. I do not understandthe second part of your question on divya prabandha vyakhyanangal.Adharma's . The bhagavat Geeta discourses onPodhigai TV dated 22 and 23 of May 2008 you were explaining about the Brahma'sage as thousand of sahasra yuga will complete one day of Brahma . Will there wont be any bigdestruction at the end of every kali yuga. Stotra Ratnam. 108Divya desams. To facilitate a smooth change over each yuga has a sandhi before theyuga and after (purva and uttara sandhi) ie an intermediary transition period. As we do not have any text in vedas or itihasa puranas or purvacharya vyakhyanamsgiving details of this mantra I cannot give a valid interpretation. Kuruparamparai. whatever we have got in this sahasra yuga whichis presently running will be again repeated by Sriman Narayana in every sahasrayugas or will they be dated to that particular sahasra Yugas and continuedcelebrating these great treasures. In the case of saranagata the responsibility of r e m e m b e r i n g i s o n Bhagavan . pollution. ramarama hare hare. In the "Hare rama Hare rama. In depth my doubt is will Ramanuja andNammazhwar will take birth for every sahasra yuga? Question By . Sri Ramayanam bala kandam refers to vamanaavatara when visvamitra narrates the story of vamana to Sri Rama at siddhasrama. As we are celebrating SrimatRamayanam.etc. Question ID: 224 . Srimathae Ramanujaya Namaha Sri vara varamunaiyae namaha Hare krishna . Question ID: 226 . Please clarify. theirSrisookthis' like Nalayira Divya Prabandham. T h i s i s m a n d a t o r y f o r a b h a k t i y o g i b u t n o t for asaranagata. Secondly. At a macro level creation and absorptionfollow the same pattern. evenkat@bheltry. Wea c c e p t H i m a s o u r u p a y a . They may very well take birth in every catur yuga. bhouma vidya and many Brahma vidya .k@aol.Adiyaen's pranams to you. What is meant by braHmavidyA? How it differs fromour divya prabandha vyAgyAnangaL? xamikka prArththikkirEn . Azhwars.vidya is upasanam or bhakti. N o w c o m i n g t o t h e c o n c e p t o f a n t i m a s m r i t i t h i s i s remembering / meditating bhagavan during the last moments in the death bed ino r d e r t o r e a c h H i s l o t u s f e e t .Question By -E. dahara vidya. Thisis as per the 4th phrase of Sri Devaperumal to Sri Ramanuja ' antima smriti varjanam'and varaha carama sloka. Sri Bhagavatam. There are many vidyas suggested in the upanishadsnamely sad vidya. Mahabharata. He remembers His saranagata and escorts the jiva to Srivaikuntham. Adiyen's First doubt issince while the four yuga cycle finishes and when the next cycle is starting willthere wont be any modifications in the worlds . In saranagati. The last stage of the sahasra yugasis Kali in which the earth will be exploited to the maximum extent as we are seeingnow itself like there is ozone crack. While Brahma'snight comes all the three worlds Boohu. Brahma vidya is knowledge a b o u t brahmam and its" mantra.1.Again will be created on the next day morning of Brahma. It is so sweet to chantthis even with its simple and direct meaning of Rama and krishna. .VidyalakshmiRamnujam..Bhagavat Gita. krishnakumar.. Bhakti and saranagati are two means (upaya / sadhana) to attain mukti.. Acharyas.

e.Question By -krishnakumar.Dandavath Pranam. only by realizing By .COM nastika. Of the three you mention that the last one is supreme.. Question ID: 222 .k@aol. .. SrimathaeRamanujaya Namaha. P a r a m a t m a i s t h e a t m a n w h i c h h a s n o n e e q u a l o r s u p r e m e t o i t .my sincere namaskarams to you.Question ID: 223 . Brah mam is thatw h i c h i s b i g . astika and astika nastika are three categories of peo ple. I have been followingthe three stages of humans who strive to be either a .I pay my obeisance to you for the excellent discourses that youbring in every day.. Will marriage become a hindrance for purebhakthi. parugu neer and thinnum vethilai". Hare krishna.' Paramathma' and 'Bhagavan'? I learnt that. Grhastha dharma is heldin high esteem by the dharma can attain Moksha and not by understanding the 'Paramathma''/'Brahman'feature of lord . Bhagavan is one who by nature has the 6 great qualities of gnana bala isvarya viryas a k t i and tejas in abundance.. Seeking the blessings from Sriman Narayana and you .Question By. I am greatly immersed in your speeches. Could you please differentiate'Brahman' . Aishwayathee.I pay my obeisances unto you.. All these are the attributes of the same S r i m a n Narayana. We have to only redirect them towards bhagavan andHis devotees and they would automatically get chitta vritti cannot be stopped. As you said To attain the lotus feet of the supremelord pure bhakthi is essential. Question ID: 233 .. that too a person should consider lord as "unnumsoru.SARANATHAN RAMANUJAM. Kindly refer tothe answer to question no 62 for the practices to be followed.Sriram .Dear Swamiji . Adeyen request your goodself to explainmeaning of the 'UPDADESA RATNAMALAI' prapandam in that'ATHIGARUM.Balaraman Sriram..who realize "Paramathma". An astika nastika is one who apparently looks like anastika but truely not so..i.Thanks for your replies. Question ID: 232 .in All the three are different epithets of the same Sriman Narayana. What procedures /rules are recommended as perSri Vaishnava siddantham towards this? humbly yours Dasan . Question ID: 234 .. Kindly choose a spouse who has the inclinationto obey the .co. . kaivalyatheeand Bhagawat-bhalarthi.Vinodh Lvinod53vinodh54@yahoo. Adeyen Ramanuja dasan.. srirambm@hotmail. We can certainly reach moksham even in the present circumstances.Question By Raghavan. krishnakumar. Sri M a n a v a l a Mamunigal advices us to analyse their characters and move away from the first andthe last and follow the middle.Question By -Vinodh. vijurags@gmail. I am waiting for your advice/opinion in this.NADU SONNAVARAI NALUM THODAR'. the reason why Bhakthas are more closer to the God than Yogis. My query is how can"Chitta Vritti" be stopped /stunted. Marriage would not be an obstacle to bhakti marga or mukti. Is itpossible for people like us living in this mundane world to attain be a Bhagwat-bhalathri with our daily routine in the world? If so how? . I am listening "kanninaramudhu" in podhigai everyday..

Anantha kodi Dandan for u. arul kondadum adiyavar inpura.Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan. A l l t h e mathadhipatis of this sampradaya preach the thiruvadigaLukku adiyEnudaiya theNdansamarppiththa vigNYapanam. Mumukshukkallukku Ishtam moksham AnishtamSamsaram. of madhura kavi azhvar 3. seyan aniyan siriyan. kannan. are some of We celebrate Sri Rama and Sri Krishna jayanti also on nakshatrams only. There is nothing called Bhakti mutt or saranagati mutt.Is there a sarnagati MUTT and a Bhaktiyoga MUTT?Does krishna's acceptance of our saranagati depends on the MUTT weare initiated into? Very Humbly and Patiently waiting for you reply! .Thank u for ur mercy upon me by giving ur answer to my questions withoutconsidering my triviality & imprudent. Here. Question ID: 168 . of tirumazhisai azhvar 2. that there is a sutra that (Samsarikalukku Ishtam had also said the same. How to relate thisSAstrArththA with the birth of any organism by test tubeswhere the union of male& female cells takes place in a test tube or cloning-where a single male/female cellis artificially stimulated to life without union of the two. Any atman will have to undergo five stages asmentioned in the panchAgni vidya before being born.E.Question By .com There are references about gita in divya prabandham 1.Question By -kishan. However nothing is replicated or cloned without t h e sambandham of retas or a purusha / stree. Nithya muktharkalukku Ishtam kainkarya Vruddhi. Butwhy do we celebrate Sri Ramar's and Sri Krishna's (Sri Rama Navami and Sri Jayanthi respectively) during their Thithis (Navami and Ashtami respectively) ratherthan their natchathrams? .Question ID: 172 .V SRINIVASARANGAN.Recently i had been with myparents to sri ahobilam madam for my parents initiation ceremony. ivardeiva terinil seppiya geetayin.. Question ID: 167 .govindan@gmail. Question ID: 169 . Instead of matru garbha it would be a flower or a test tube. This sometimes reminds meof DrOnAcAryA who is born in a drOna.. Swamin. Instead of physical union itw o u l d b e a clinical union. . IF SOPLEASE INFORM THE PASURAM WITH MEANING. Our mudalAzhwRs (but they are avathArapurushAs) are also ayOnijars.Please accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!----------------------------------------------------------------. I do not know why you got such an opinion.Question By .Sri vaishnava sampradayam nurtured by azhvars and acharyas advocates saranagatia s t h a t i s t h e a p t a n d p o s s i b l e p a t h u n d e r t h e p r e s e n t c i r c u m s t a n c e s . Question ID: 170 . of tiruvarangattu amudanar.Venkatesh. It i s punarvasu and rohini.I heard the jeerswami saying that only ramanuja sampradaya is saranagati. IS THERE ANY EXPRESS REFERENCE TO BAGAVAD GITA IN NALAYIRA DIVYA PRABANDAM.ialso heard your cd on 6 questions answered by devararaja perumal toramanujacharya. evenkat@bheltry.ADIYEN THENNDAN SAMARPITHA VINNAPPAM.. How can these be understood through our SAstrAs /vaidiga SampradAyam? Question By . Generally we celebrateThirunakshathrams of Azhwars / Acharyas / Perumal during their Natchathram.Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan. we can easily come to conclusion that Nithya mukthas areunder the threat of ..others are bhakti yoga. Navami and ashtami are only added features. Anishtham:Kainkarya Haani). thanneerAnishtam : Sathru peetadhigal. Bhakti is one way moksham and saranagati is another way moksham.. I want some clarification in Mumukshupadigrandham.

H o w e v e r w e h a v e S a t y a n a r a y a n a p e r u m a l k o i l a n d s a t y a n a t tirumeeyam whom we worship. That is why on behalf of the adiyaar goshti. Confusion born out of agnana is condemned but confusion born out of matured gnana is Satya narayana puja (as it is popularly known) is not in practice in Sri Vaishnavas a m p r a d a y a . Sriman Narayanagrants moksham based on the recommendation of an Acarya . Kshamikka prarthikkiren. But why they fear about kainkarya hani? 2) If it is true that they arereally under the clutch of kainkarya hani... why it is commonly said that Anthamilperinbathor naadu. Question ID: 164 ." inspite of the fact that she isnever going to separate from His divine Acharya is the one who 1. Question ID: 163 .. godhags_1@hotmail.Question By -RAMAN. Panca samskara is the procedure which an acharya administers on a sishya to make him eligible for Ramanuja sambandham and eventually moksham Youcan find the answer to to madhurakavi azhvars questions in the archives.QuestionBy .who is Sri Ramanuja. My humble question isthat 1) in Vaikuntham everybody has the power of sathya sangalpathvam. potingras@gmail.W E g e t r e l a t e d t o S r i R a m a n u j a t h r o u g h t h e 7 4 s i m h a s a n a d h i t p a t i s w h o m h e established..Namaskarams. Also about Swami Nammalwars reply to shriMadhurakaviSeththadhuvayithil siriyadhupirandhal eththaithinru engess Kidakkum ? . preaches it to others and makes them follow the same.swami. adiyen'shumble appeal to your highness to present upanyasams to adiyars on the captioned . sathyakamathvam. Srivaikuntham is no exception to Bhakti and the resultant confusion(kalakkam). Pleassse enlilghten me as to who is Acharyanand what are his There is no kainkarya hani at Srivaikuntham.GOPALAKRISHNAN.Question By -M. 3) If they get kainkarya hani.and that . It is only the place for obstacle-freekainkaryam & bagavath anubavam. The fear is born out of the reverence andlonging for kainkaryam. Question ID: 166 . . mohanaharitha@gmail.swami dasan srimathae ramanujaya namha swami what are theslokas or prapandams which can be recited by everyone with out any descripitionlike bhramna.vaishya and etc adiyen ramanuja dasan . Piratti says "irayum agalagillen..s.Question By -godhalakshmi. Iam smartha and i am interested to have knowledgeabout this. it is common to have an unexplainable fear that they should never be separated from it."piratti munnitt. " for everything.does our sampradayam accepts this pooja? . can we perform satyanarayana pooja?since we alwayssay. But our poorvacharyas have stronglyconfirmed that there is no distress or obstacles. there is no piratti for satya narayana. Question ID: 165 .. has m astered all the sastras and esoteric meanings forhimself 2.please accept my koti koti pranams to your lotus feet asa srivaishnava. then we can easily presume thatthere are some obstacles to everybody.mohan.Swamin!! Adiyen has a longing desirie to listen to thevyakyanam of One of the very great Alwars Sri Thirumazhisai Alwars' divinepresentation "THIRUCHANDHA VIRUTHTHAM" from Swamy's divine coral mouth. gopalanltuil@lntecc.sharanagatha. Thechandham in all the pasurams are very inspiring but some of those when we readcould not understand 4000 divya prabandham and purvachara stotrams can be recited without a n y discrimination.kainkarya hani even in Sri Vaikuntham. If the object which they are enjoying isso valuable.

Suppose a baktha(i)could not get a darshan due to any circumstancesgetting angry for god since that baktha does not need any materialbeings but onlygod. his paripoorna krupa kadaksham premam etc. discuss .Just a mention forknowing that whether we can have that type of tendency over God. Question ID: 162 . Are there .samandgagamani.Question By samandhagamani.Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!-----------------------------------------------------------------------.This reference is not to gain any competency to ask thisquestion since adiyongal are far far away to stand before Alwars. Why this is so? Are they Nithyasoori category or a jeevathma and if so whey they are given such a preference and why not for alwarswho are beloved to God always.Knowing wellthat baktha has no right over that. Adiyen dhasan to your lotus feet!! . samandaga@hotmail... madhusudhananuppili@yahoo.But in all the temples the vishnu dhuthas jeya and viyaya appear on bothsides withsome of the sacred equpments. samandaga@hotmail. Individual experiences have to be accepted as they areand are never to be questioned. But he is consoled quickly by his Lord.or does it depend onwith what consciousness we chant the names of the lord. Question ID: 161 . Is it agreeable to get annoyedover God? In some of the history of Divyadesa it is told that one Alwar went fordarshan in Thinnanoore Bakthavathsala God but got refusal. Adiyenresubmit to your lotus feet with an appeal for kshama from your "Ninravoor nittila tottu .ease clarify this doubt.Manythings are understood to some extent ( that too only after listening to your verygreat upanyasams ) but still a splash of thought of quest a follows:( which might besilly also and if so again beg your pardon) As a general rule Lord Srimannarayana isthe sole authority to hold Panchayudhas viz. Is Dhruva Maharaj abhakti yogi or a saranagatar? 2)in ramanuja sampradaya the ultimate doctrine issaranagati. But if it comes from the thiruppavalam of Swamywe can follow in a right path... Secondly this is a pracitical experience which any baktha couldhave had. Asoori Satakratur Kesava SomayajiSwamy was the father of Sri Ramanuja. In fact all of us would also get the right to possess them when we becomemuktas.Pl.Respected Swamy!! firstof all I am very sorry for makinginconvenience to your highness by sending a cumbersome question. Amongst manymerits of moksha one is saroopyam in which we are blessed with the same form asSr iman Narayana. Adiyen ramanuja dhasan. 3)How could we understand whether avaishnava(acharya) is a bhakti yogi or a saranagatar..What is the mangalasasana of thirunindravur? Who is thefather of ramanuja? Question By -Madhusudhanan. .Sarnga.etc.Question By . counch.He got angry but wentto thirukkanna mangai where he offered mangalasasana for the sameBakthavathsala god... The deities of azhvars whom we worship in the temples are archa forms of their vibhava tirumeni and so they do not hold sankha and chakra.. Question ID: 157 .Is it a fact that any one whoperforms japa (in his mala) or in mind a sign of bhakti I too wait for this opportunity.because in your previous mail you had mentioned saranagati is a state of mind which is difficult to achieve.. A bhakta has the right to get annoyed with his Perumal.subject after your busy schedules. chakkar. Jaya a n d Vijaya are the dvara palakas in Vishnu loka and they too possess the s a m e ayudhas.? Perhaps this might not be a competent question toask pl pardon All the nitya suris have the same ayudhas and abharanas as Sriman it true that anyone(a beginner)initiated into any sampradaya firstperforms bhakti yoga and only then after many births of realization the beginssaranagati." by Tirumangai azhvar.

Swamikku aneka thendam samarpitta vigynapanam.. who hassubstituted srimad Ramanuja himself. Question ID: 155 .delighting in his worship cannot happen unless He wills it.we are really blessed for having you as our spiritual leader. sriranjani..please accept my koti koti pranams to your lotus feet. The article gave only a sample of them. so she avoids going to sathyanarayana poojas..!!! in one of your discourses at satyanarayanatemple. T h e moment I realize that I am an absolute servant of Sriman Narayana and shed the lastbit of independent will (svaatantryam) I am eligible for I am aware of only the 6 directions (which everyone is aware of)which he gave to hisdisciples.. If w e c a n n o t c o m p r e h e n d m o k s h a m a s i t i s a b s t r a c t . -Question By .sfl@gmail. When I recognizethat I am His belonging. Question ID: 156 . which is the state of a saranagata.ranganathan@gmail. Edhenum aparadhamirundal kshamikka venum. please take time to clear out doubts. there isonly one ... Comprehension is not through our finite senses alone. I read in Cho's Hindumahasamudram thatSri Ramanujar gave 82 instructions/advices to his disciples at the time of hisvaikuntaprapthi. This satya narayana is not the one on whom satya narayanapuja is popularly performed...she wants to know whether she is right or wrong.. VERY Humbly and patiently awaiting your reply.... One cannot be in absolute service in this world. So question of satyam andasatyam does not arise.. Azhvar sings as'meyyaan' Here satyam means nityam and nirvikaram.Pranams to Swami. godhalakshmi. I request you to pleasegive this in your article in the site. birth and death. Thedifference is whether it is a means to moksham or a self satisfying s e r v i c e . kishantns@sify. but through thepreachings of Vedas. then I realize that protecting me or elevating me is no moremy Japam is not only a part of bhakti yoga but a saranagata also performs it. t h e n w e c a n n o t c o m p r e h e n d Paramatma is very difficult (for my mandha buddhi) tocomprehend what moksham means but the joy of a darshan at Srirangam orOppiliappan koil is easy for our limited minds to understand. is it prescribed in ourvedas/shastras? even i am confused..if so kindly explain. It can happen any day. material body. adiyen Question By .different degrees of sarnagati. 9341926643 bangalore -Question By godhalakshmi.margadarshi.. This is a mundane material world whereone is haunted by many evils such as senses. Almost none. so on"according to my mother she says there is no satya or asathya narayana.SriranjaniRanganathan. Question ID: 154 Satya narayana whom I mentioned is the Perumal of Tirumeyyam. the only eternal source of knowledge. On the contrarya saranagata leaves it to Bhagavan....r i g h t f r o m t h e r i s h i s t o a z h v a r s a n d o u r a c h a r y a s h a v e f e l t c o n f i d e n t o f e t e r n a l service in this world. you have said "satyanarayana swamy thiruvadigalakk vanangi. godhags_1@hotmail.... Is it not a great blessingto just be engaged in His service and not have our minds turn to more trivial worldlythings? The reason for my question is . pain and pleasure. .Question By There is a large difference between the two. venkatesan. the period between the day of acharya samasrayanam and the last breath. karma. adiyen ramanuja dasi. A State of mind that is difficult toachieve does not mean it would be a delayed achievement. Kindly contact your acharyan for the others. At best we can serve for a few years expecting to leave this forever i. I amunable to understand why we should plead for Moksham in our siddantam? Can wenot just plead that He keep us engaged in His service. Pranams again adiyen ramanuja dasan .kishan.. ego.e. we aresharanagathas. Perhaps you can give us an upanyasam on thistopic. His thoughts and so on? Isthere a difference between these two kinds of prayers? Even going to temples. Bhakti yogi is one who clings to his own efforts in attaining moksham. he is sriman narayana.

where the male membersare not available to do Thiruvaradanam.Does formal saranagati depend on the sampradaya weare . So the second questiondoes not arise. pls pardon me. gopalan-ltuil@lntecc. Read or listen to the stories of avatarams. Normally haslady got right to do panchasamskara to his sishyas? Kshamikka prarthikkiren. is there a way for women to submit thaligaito perumal without the aradhanam? Specifically.Please accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet! Saranagati is a mental thoughtbetween us and paramatma.Vishwaksena is treated as one of Guru. 3) If it is yes means. Take up some service to a temple / acharyan or to thesociety for the needy and involve Kindly refer to your samasrayana acharyan and act according to his directive.SriranjaniRanganathan. In a household.Question ID: 152 . Question ID: 149 . Ihave a few questions (not all related ) but I will ask them together because I am notsure how to categorize them. Even nathamuni has done panchasamskara from nammazhwar.M. how come we are ascribing acertain nakshatram to them? I can understand nakshatrams for vibava avataramsbut the above is not clear. thefemale in the family can open the koil azhvar. It is ever done for him. Think for a while whether you were born for these miseries or for eternal bliss and shirk your itching botherations. Do not allow spare or rest time. The nakshatram celebration inpractice in almost all divyadesams. There have been several unfortunate instances inour life which I believe have happened because Perumal wanted us to realize thatwe are not doers and all things happen in accordance with a divine plan. Mysmall and basic doubt.QuestionBy .com You are on the right track. adiyen ramanuja dasan .Swamikku adiyen aneka thedam samarpitha vignyapanam. we have had Panca samskaram through our acharyan and I feel wehave found the Bhagavan is the direct acharya for all azhvars. Question ID: 148 . By the unconditional grace of Sriman Narayana when everything aboutbrahmam became known to azhvar. What isthe story behind specific nakshatrams to Ranganathar (why Revathi) andMahalakshmi (Panguni Uthiram)? As they are anadi. allt h e r e l e v a n t a z h v a r p a s u r a m s a n d a c h a r y a s t o t r a m s .srimathe ramanujaya namha swami dasan i am not a brahminsome say i should read any slokas or any thing but i used to read and tell slokas of vishniu sahasranamam can icontinue it or stop.GOPALAKRISHNAN. When the male members are away. But there is still a lot of restlessness in me and I want to findpeace . In our Guruparamparai. and food by chating. This would be the day on which the deity first gave darshan to a devotee (in most cases a rishi) or the date on which the Lord took to deityform. can they offer to saligramamwithout touching the perumal.Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan. sriranjani. Kindly perform your nitya karma anushthanas regularly andchant dvayam as many times as possible. What is the way to train children in our sampradayamin today's world when they are exposed to so many different things outside of home? adiyen. Adiyens pranams for you. Swamin.Fortunately. N o t i r u m a n j a n a m o r o t h e r offering that requires touching the saligrama murti. Vishvaksena is a nitya suri and so his panca samskrara wasnot administered on a particular day.Question By . Question ID: 150 . 2) Whether Vishvaksenahas done panchasamskara from thayaar or not. all the samskaras are also implied to be done bythe respective nominees. Ihave taken up the chanting of dvayam. offer flowers. -Question By . Nammazhvar is the a m s a o f Vishvaksena. 2. If I ask silly.ranganathan@gmail. Pls claify. talktown12@yahoo. If we see all acharyas they have donepanchasamskara from their gurus.kannan. 4. Can Swami suggest some methods to follow? Following samasrayanam. Sriranjani . when youremotions or mis happenings can overtake you. if the food is prepared in a pure manner? 3. 1. 1) But Where we have evidence from our guruparampara thatnammazhwar has done panchasamskara from vishvaksena.

It is common to all.adiyen is a lecturer in management studies. Agni Deva. Can you please oblidge to renderUpanyasa/Spiritual discourses on the following grandhas a) Yathiraja .intitiated into?. It should be addressed as vaidika sampradaya. There is no room in srivaishnavism to recite slokas for material pleasure. Fire. he said that Nilathingalthundan which is in Ekambareswara temple and Kallapiran in Kamakshi temple arenot divyadesams. 3.i want to get aclarifications for the following questions I have no idea on this. It is a state of mindwhich is difficult to achieve. Question ID: 145 .co.M. I listen to him only the lecture of our sampradayam.n. Krishna premi swami even though he is not oursampradayam. He ascertained that onenilathingal thundathan is in the backside of the Ashtapujathan. He will talk withfull evidence as he is mahavidwan.only in sri sampradaya but not in others. I request u to clarify in this Alavandars stotra ratnam was towards Sriman Narayana and not to any particulardivya desam.Srimathe Ramunujaya Namaha . Question ID: 147 . Kindly refer to the acharya purushas of kanchi.Gokulam. In one of his lectures. Pl. Are both these statments correct?This concept is not understandable.r. Wind and Sky. Sri sampradaya is a misnomer.N SRAJAGOPALAN. needraja@hotmail. gopalan-ltuil@lntecc.Gopalakrishnan . Vey humbly andpatiently awaiting your reply! . mukundsalem@yahoo. None of our acharyas haveused this nomenclature.Adiyan . a mirage. It is quoted int h e s l o k a "srirangam karisailam anjanagirim. but unless one has the benediction of periya perumal and renganayaki thayar. Question ID: 143 .Earth. Ananthamana dandan for you.Question By .iwant to be best at it .did acharyan alawandar composestoraratnma and chatusloki on sree renganatha and renganayaki thayar or upondevaperumal and perundevi rhayar? 2. In the thathvathraya concept of Chith.Dwaraka and others there semms to be no mentionanywhere. Parjanya Devada. presently we are thinking as divyadesams.Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan. He requested not to treat please let me know the slokas thatwill help me aquire the expertise i need to shine through in my career? .Question By . He put his authenticatewish that we have to raise new temples for those divyadesams if we do not considerhis two evidences for those two temples.aravamudhan. kishantns@sify.Swamin I use to hear lectures only about our Thennacharya Sri VaishnavaSampradaya Vishayam.othertimes they are referred to as Achith goshti.. how can we call a vasthu with Gnanamaya Athman as Achith? If notwhen/how the Achith becomes Chith due to existence of Athman during theAthman's travel in various births? 2. Achith &Easwara . Vayu Deva. I am sorry that I am unable to suggest you any slokams.may i know which slokas can i continue to chant so much sothat i can emerge as the top-notch lecturer in my profession? question may soundsilly. GOPALAKRISHNAN.Are they in the Jeevathma Goshti / Achith Goshti? Sometime they are referred to asBhooma Devi.. enlighten whetherSri Ramunuja has visited Badrihashram and also Sri Krishna's birth places likeMathura.will the Athman be in Achith vasthu also? If Athman exists in Achithvasthu.M. Five forms . Another one isnearby kanchi devaperumal varaha sannidhi.kishan.Pranams Saranagati is a doctrine suggested in Vedanta. They are treated like parivara devadas by dikshidaas of thosetemples.QuestionBy . as Jeevathma Goshti. Water.swamiyin thiruvadikku en Sri Ramanuja did visit all the holy shrines which you have's talent just remAIN just that .saligrama girim nishevya ramateramanujoyam muni:" and descriptively given in 6000 padi g u r u p a r a m p a r a a n d ramanujarya divya caritai. Question ID: 144 .Where to look for ? . He has given lot of evidence to prove this fact.Question By .

Jagannathan . This question relates to the Thiruman Kaappu(UrDhva PuNdram).Vimshathi b)Varavaramuni Prabaththi Adiyen Radheeka Jegann . R.Srimathe Ramanujaya namah. adiyen learnt from swami`s upanyasam that there are certain people who donot come back to bhoolokam and also do not reach paramapadam and they arelonely in someplace.urdhva pundra tilakam bahumanaat ' . radheeka@rpgstsl.?Kindly explain me. is purelydue to my ignorance. Panca bhutas are all acit only. Swaminpl clarify adiyen's .Namaskaramas. How to avoid this malady. We adorn our forehead with this sacred symbol todemonstrate our eternal prerogative to be in His service. For example our body is ruled by an atman. Bhagavan wanting to knowthe secret of this joy is trying out for Himself. samandaga@hotmail. Dandavath pranam Swami. due to anaemic problem. 2. Question ID: 142 . Question ID: 139 .REspected Swamy!! Humble pranams!! adiyenRamanujadhasan. dhasan . The main thing is sleepfulness. Is there any anustanam and austerity oneshould observe during alwars and acharyas appearance and disappearance days. Thiruman Kaappu signifies theLotus feet of Sriman Narayanan and the middle red line denotes Sri Mahalakshmiwho is ever present with Him. Kurathazhvan says 'uddharat upari bhakta janan iti . Question ID: 140 . not able to fullymaintain poorna vradham . It is an alankara to Him.Srinath Question By . if so shall we take sweets and koil prasadham. There are devatas who control them and they areall cits. and hence kindly bear with me.Question By -samandhagamani.?Adiyenin prnams to your divine Atma gnanam is a prerequisite to bhakti.Jagannathan.Question By . Any mis interpretation and even this question iteself. SARANATHAN1964@YAHOO. Adiyen wants to know what should not be done to preventbeing trapped in such a pathetic situation ? Adiyen requests swami to clarify thisdoubt.Adiyen is studying B. cit dwells in acit but does not become one with it and so it cannot be termed as acit. We should only try and educate them about the blemishes of kaivalyam and the merits of bhagavallabham. (appayya dikshitar says ' vaishnava bhogya lipsaya va') 3. jagan_raman567@yahoo.ramamoorthysrinath. Adiyen request you to present your reply for the followingquestion: Regarding Ekadhasi There are a few reasons Bhagavan wearing tiruman kappu 1.E. as part of the dailyAlankaram in the Divya Desams and in all Perumal Kovils ? With Sincere Regards. Dasan.The lord isadorned with tiruman pointing upwards to physically show His bhaktas that it would liftyou above this samsara. In addition to that suppose when we receive any koil prasaadham during theday before ekadhasai are we eligible to take that prasadham(which is includingpuliyodharai-being a rice variety). Madurakavi alwar thiruvadigalecharanam. What is the significancebehind this Thiruman Kaappu adorning Perumaal as well. taniyans and vazhi tirunamams Question ID: 141 .Question By . ramamoorthysrinath@gmail. All the acit would ever remain as acit only and can never becomecit. Body isacit and atman is cit.COM We have to recite their prabandhams . Adiyen has doubt regarding what"Athma Gnanam" is and also wants to know if bakthi alone can give athma gnanam ? Cit may be found inside every acit.Radheeka Jegann.saranathanR. It is gained by learning the scriptures andlistening to the acharyas. it is now clarified through an adiyar'squest. Bhaktas enjoy wearing tiruman. All the upadesams and sastras are to prevent any one fromdesiring kaivalyam. Adeyen Ramanuja dasan Question By .

in that you have said that long long time back Veda Vyasa has quoted that narayanan's bhaktas would be born in Dravida bhoomi. Vasudevan Question By -Vasudevan. Question ID: 133 ... we have read thatvarious tamil scriptures from the olden days were LOST .net In your interpretation. Itis true that . Kindly also check whether y o u r profession is as per your varanasrama dharma. It ratherends with the eighth syllable 'E' which does not give the meaning of Perumal.Respected Swamy. the world map has become like today. -Sriram . Inspite of all thse.My question is this: Since Sri Nammazhwar explcitly performs sarnagathi to Pirattiand Perumal ( agalagillEn iRaiyum enRu alarmEl mangai uRai maarbhan .kvacitkvacit mahabhaga dravideshu ca bhUrisa.near river banks like Tamirabarani banks as "Azhwars".. could Sri Nammazhwar have placed U first as a dedication toPiratti? The last word in tiruvAimozhi in uyarndE .Question By -Sriram.Deepa Vijayaraghavan.d@comcast.vijayaraghavan@gmail. followed by M (mayaravara) and A(a) in the first pAsuram and traced it back to the nama UTHU from the Upanishads. Also.Sriram. U stands for piratti is right but uyarnde does not end with thes y l l a b l e ' A ' . Tamil nadu extended far south than todayin the Kumari kandam (lumuria) .' Question ID: 132 .because of several natural disasters like tsunamisand continental shift. I remember listening toyour "Aazhwargal yaar" upanyasam. I am an avid listener to yourupanyasams and recently I was listening to Koil Tiruvaimozhi. But the last pasuram of azhvar does not end with this. Pizhaigalai khsamikka prarthikkiren Adiyen .com Varanasrama dharma is a must for everybody.have our great Azhwars composed only 4000 prabandams? Or didwe get hold of only 4000 ? Have we lost some more treasures which we could notrecover ? How can we be sure that they composed only 4000 prabandams.Swami .namaskarams from adiyen.In the ancient days.for example. then one reaches paramapadam (uyarndE -the last word) . Adiyen Ramanuja Dasi.. Thank you very much. Question ID: 136 . Question ID: 135 . I would like to know thequote and the place where Vyasar wrote this. Take up some kainkaryam that you enjoy and get absorbed in it.if one bows in front of Piratti (U inthe first word) and then to PerumAl (A).is this a resonably consistent interpretation also? Thank you somuch. Many Pranams toyour lotus feet... Yoga is a way t o overcome sleep. even inIymperumkaapiyangal of tamizh.Yes we do receive a little amount of prasadam at the temple. Thanks a lot. sriramsampath@gmail. vasu.) and Ustands for Piratti. Itwould keep you busy and not allow you to sleep excessively. Sriram .. whatever)? Thank you very much for your time. is somethingto be followed parallel to our normal profession(doctor In srimad bhagavata purana ' kalou khalu bhavishyanti narayana parayanA.QuestionBy .Respected Swamin: Namaskaram. deepa. T h e f i r s t l e t t e r i n S a n s k r i t o r t a m i l w h i c h i s ' A ' s t a n d s f o r p e r u m a l (akaaraartho Vishnu:). Does it mean that Varnashrama dharma today. Respectful Regards to you. I would like to follow up on my question on the significance of theVarnashrama Dharma. This has been stated b y Nammazhvar himself when he blessed all the divya prabandhams to Our azhvars have composed only these 4000 verses..Question By . Kundalakesi and Valayapathi are not found fully..My question is . sriramsampath@gmail. We in vaishnavism cannot give any interpretation of our own which is notsuggested by our purva acharyas. You were describingwhy Sri Nammazhwar starts with U (uyarvara).

Mareecha episode. I do regret that my interest towards understandingPuranams and Karma's started only after 26years of life on this Holy earth.Respected Swami.30PM SHREE RAMA GAVE ME THE ENERGY TO COME AND ATTEND YOUR SESSIONS.Bharata did not commit any papam.when men do thelast rites to their parents and do the Amavsya Vritham and do everything that isrequired to help their parent's soul rest in peace why are Ladies not allowed to doit .After my daily Prayers . It h a s nominated the son to do all the kainkaryams to his father along with his wife.I am one of the regular devotees who watches your upanyasam ."Naamaga poi vizhunthal Avan kittuvathillai".. So it is not that Vedas have barred ladies from vedic kainkaryams . In fact.KannaninAramadhu and I should say I was blessed to attend your upanyasam live -Ramayanam in Vani Mahal. You have to chant dvayamalways after getting panca samskaram from your acharyan.ananthakoti namaskarangal to swami's thiruvadigal i just wantto clarify a doubt . But as per thepuranas these are ancient. I waslistening to your Ramayana discourse (on CD) and two questions arose: 1. In the practical sense. the only way to please the Lord is toconsciously engage in his service (to temples.( Shree Raghavendra and YOU) and then Lord Vishnu( in Vaikundam)ellamey ennoda Karpanaila Dhan anal manasigama panrein.maduranthakam but have done to kshetrams very near tothem for ex:they have done mangalasasanam to thanjai mamani koil emperuman'sleaving vaduvoor and mannargudi is it that these kshetrams didn't exist duringazhwar's avatharams or these do not have a specific reason adiyen ramanuja We have no specific historical records to date these divya kshetrams.Tirumazhisai azhvar composed more but it was perumal's will that only twoshould survive and so the others were lost during the lifetime of azhvar. Have I misunderstood the comment in your upanyasam? 2.only the recipient is different. Question ID: 130 . What youmentioned seemed to suggest to me that there is no hope for us. Ladieshave responsibility towards their in laws. how does . In the instance of Bharata and Guha.i have followed just whatthe Paramatma likes .e .Gayathri Krishnan .Question By . My pranams to your respected and holy feet.i do the following namaskaram in my heart -. In the absence of any papams. Regards and BestWishes for your Seva to reach the needy .jwala@gmail. GURU . to poor or other service).father.i.after all Ladies were created to be ladies only by HIM. Our hearts does sufferwhen we lose our dear ones right? How is this justified Swami? > Could you pleaseadvice one simple slogan/ Mantra that can be recited at all times? I WAS ONE ONEOF THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE WHO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR BLESSINGS ONALMOST ALL THE DAYS DURING THE RAMAYANA UPANYASAM. It was only the choice of Perumal to draw a particularazhvar to Him to benedict a divya desam.30AM TO 12.for i have startedviewing my life in a completely new perspecive only after listening to your sessions.azhwars have did mangalasasanam to perumal's by singlepasuram also but they have left some sthalams likevaduvoor. Question ID: 131 . Thanks to YOU Swami . gayathri.mannargudi. Sri Ramanuja submitted oru nayakampasuram to melkote and Manavala mamunigal submitted unnittu matroru deivam thozhal to Vedas have delegated certain duties to certain relatives of an individual.Question By -Gayathri Krishnan. both him and Guha were only practisingbhagavat-bhakti. INSPITE OF MY WORKING HOURS BEING 3. In theSubahu. why does perumal choose one overthe other? If we commit papams (which we do).Swamikku adiyen dhendam samarpitta vigynapanam. Question ID: 129 . you likened it to the papams of someone that hasperformed saranagati. kaliyan3189@gmail. Since ihave been blessed with one of the best parents on earth .we can keep doingthe punya karmas specified but neither material gains might come nor His Gracemight my mother.gosakan.Something that keeps haunting my mind is: > Why doesVedas not support Ladies being everything to their parents .

the lord acts only as the witness and provides the resultant reactions to theconditioned souls. So. Punyam is not an eligibility to attain moksham.Dear Swami.Let me now explain a more important point here. He follows all the rules set by him.ranganathan@gmail. Let us accept the supremacy and thearrogant (!) authority of Perumal over this he cannot come out of his own means. A s Vedasportray the glory of Bhagavan so does Garuda by bringing Him physically on hisshoulders. Saranagata's papam gets distributed to his offenders and punyam to his well wishers. Snakes mentioned in other religions has no relevance with Garuda.and the 3 gunas are undercontrol of Krishna.Question By -Sriranjani Ranganathan. kshamikka vendum.Please kindly accept my humble dandavat unto your lotus feet!1) . Why cannot we plead to Him to c hoose us arbitrarily and grantmoksham.The lord has provided him with all facilities for him to understandKrishna and attain him. Kindly help!! . O n e has to shed all the papams and punyams to attain m o k s h a m ."papangalai vilakki viduvan"work? Do a saranagatan's papams go afflict someone else? Or does a saranagatan'sact not even get classified as papam just because of his saranagati? Aparaadamedhum irundhal. gnanam. It is true that Garuda is known as Peria tiruvadi but it is a misnomer in the case of Hanuman as Siriya tiruvadi.GeethaKrishnan. He is known as Tiruvadi only. He does it only on us choosing to act in therighteous or the unrighteous way. sriranjani. i've tiedhim. Is it possible in thisssmsara. It is finally theunconditional mercy (and the arbitrary choice) of Perumal that grants us moksham. Even though Perumal has all the right to arbitrarilychoose to bless anybody. Please advise what are the divya prabhandams tobe recited by the lady of the house while cooking food.Question By .kindly think and answer for yourself "why should Bhagavan thrustpapam on us ?" "Does He derive any pleasure out of it" "is He than a vesha dhArihoodwinking us by giving so many sastras. Question ID: 108 . Adiyen Geetha Krishnan . avataras. -Sriranjani Ranganathan . At His will He can arbitrarily chooseanybody to bless. Even our azhvars and acharyas lament that they are unable to be so. In fact it is a hurdle tomoskam. So kindly do not lose hope that in spite of punyams Perumal may not choose us. Garuda is the embodiment of all the Vedas and he is the asanam and vahanam of Sriman Narayana. also what are the stotras tobe uttered. and a c h a r y a s f o r t h e u p l i f t m e n t o f h u m a n i t y ? " " C a n a n y b o d y b e s u c h a s y s t e m a t i c cheater" Kindly write in this column after giving a honest answer to all these We do not know the extent of papam and punyam of bharata and guha and so wecannot conclude that both had equal karmas. Your question has assumedthat you are doing only punyams or more of punyam than papam. canwe ask perumal to grant moksham as a right? The only alternative is to plead to Him.Passing +2 exam qualifies you to join a college but cannot give you a seat in any c o l l e g e .even in Bhagavat Gita Krishna smiles and says to arjuna. kishantns@sify.Question By -kishan. Moreover his karmas forced him toleave Rama for a short period and go to his maternal uncle's home which played a major role in all the mishappenings. bhakti. Bharata might have been forced to beseparated from Rama due to his papams even. geethakrishnan@live. Let us not confuse one issue from some religion with another issue in I think this is the tenth time such a question is posted in this column. azhvars. It only qualifies us to join the band of short listed people. Kindly note"Avan tanAga toondi viduvadu illai". Adiyen's request to all those who are repeatedlyblaming Bhagavan for this and trying to prove something against all the sastras andour pUrvacharyas . Question ID: 110 .but isn't it a fact that Krishna only influences him(thatsudden force) avan dane thoondi udaran by the 3 gunas.

then how diddhasaradhan worshipped SanthanaKrishnan. Question ID: 103 .com Kindly do not squeeze your mind on simple matters which are well explained by ourpUrvAcharyas. rajgaya3amirthaa@yahoo. Question ID: 107 . However.Respected Swami.All the prabandhams / stotrams that are included in the nitya anusandhanam list asper the publication of your acharyan. All those who leave this body ( on death) cannot attain paramapada.Dear Samasrayanam is surrendering to ones acharya. . Question ID: 106 . I have a few questions regarding theanushtanams to be followed by a Sri Vaishnanva. (na ca . If you areorthodox enough to practice all the anushthanams in the evening also then kindly refer to your acharyan and offer in the evening also. Aneka kodi namskaram. 1. But it is said that moksham is obtained after leaving this body.2 . o n l y t h o s e w h o h a v e e x h a u s t e d a l l t h e p a p a m s a n d p u n y a m s c a n a t t a i n Srivaikuntham. Yes. Such is the debth of doubtin this subject.Question By . Moreover Krshna did nottake birth only once.. (tadA vidvan puNya pApE vidhUya niranjana: paramam sAmyam upaiti)3. Still I have doubtwhether I have presented this question to you perfectly. But Ramaavatharam was before than Krishnaavatharam. In fact I squeezed my brain to ask a question like this only butstill I am not even able and clear to ask you properly but your highness canunderstand what adiyen wanted to ask you regarding this. samandaga@hotmail. Can you please clarify. Swami adiyen by birth not a srivaishnavan. Food is offered to Perumal as a part of tiruvaradhanam which is done only in the morning and not in the evening. Panca samskara is t h e f i v e sacraments that are administered to the one who has surrendered to an acharya withan objective of getting Ramanuja sambandham and eventually attaining moksham.GayathriRajesh. Please forgive me if i am wrong. Question ID: 104 .Question By samandhagamani. Kindly clarify this doubts swamy!! Pl pardon for anywrongperseverence over this question. whatabout food cooked in the evenings? Should it again be offered to Salagrama or onlyto the photograph will do? Kindly clarify so that we can follow according todevareer's advise. Utterconfusion in this .REspected Swamy!! Pranam!! each and every familyisbelonoging to aparticular gothram which is nothing but origination from the rishiof that gothram. It is food offered to sala grama murti only. . adiyen Geetha Krishnan. now ihave been attracted towards this fantastic way. manibellb@rediffmail. One who has attained srivaikuntham never returns to leela vibhUti under anycircumstances. Some confusion over this because if a person commit any pavathat is followed upto 140 birth or 7 thalaimurai and the same is transmitted to thechildren also. It is said that only food offered toGod should be partaken by us. geethakrishnan@live. i was told by the archaga swami that dasaradhan came and worshiped at thedivine SantanaKrishnan sannithi and then only he was gifted as the father of SriRaman. .Santana Krshna need not necessarily be after Krshna avatara.hare krishna. Ihad been to Thirupullani(Adijegannatha perumal-padmashani thayar temple) lastyear. Would like to knowwhether there is any difference between Panchasamskaram and Samashrayanam orthey mean the same? Thanks Question By .Question By The holy name Krshna. His divine power to grant a heir and His deity form are eternal. Butthis pava is punya is transmitted to our children means we are taking rebirth againto experience that sin or punya in the grand daughters or grand son rupam.Is there any connection between themoolapurushar of that paramparai that we belongs and the moola rishi of thatparticular gothram. He might be born in another catur yuga. Here the doubt arises. please clarify what does 'Food offered toGod' mean? Does it mean only the food offered to the 'Salagrama' moorthy at homeor does it also include food that we offer to pictures of deities at home.

We cannot take rebirth as our son or daughter. Bhishma is almost assacred and divine as Sri Krishna. I do not know whether I have clarified your doubt.It is deemed that son is self. 4.the author tries to say that Bhishma wasattached to the the throne and used his oppurtunity to weild power with a blindking on the throne.we are supposed to give PINDAM and THARPANAM during srardham till we live toour ancesstors.he gave more importance to rAja dharma than Krshna. Krshna loved and revered bhishma a lot. All these aredecided based on its karma.. Secondly."gOvindEti yadAkrandat krshnA mAm dUravAsinam"Pillai lokacharya mentions this as "draupadikku ApattilE pudavai surandadu tirunAmavaibhavamirE" meaning that it was the holy name of Krshna that protected draupadi. Krishna on a later date feels sorry that He was only able to protect her modesty but not able to beby the side of her to soothen her .com/articles/mahabharata_article. Recently I read an article by PradipBhattacharya -this is the link of the article:(http://www. In this particular article.was Bhishma's attachement to throne. The Lord is pleased when we obey Hiscommands viz practicing dharma or chanting His names and protects us. Question By -K. who had the potential to give us Sahsranmam.when Bhishma was departinghe meditated on Krshna and it seems Krshna's mind journeyed to bhisma eventhoughHe was not physically present there (mAm dyAti purusha vyAghra.Question By -Surabhi. If not kindly write to us. Is not Lord krishna himself Dharma? Iwould like to know whether Mahabharta really mentions that Draupadi was savedDharma and if so. once he shedsthem then he would never take birth.php?id=37)-which was trying to put things in totally different perspectives or I would rather sayconnfusing. the author was trying to say that according toSri Vyasa's Mahabharata. when the atman is permanent. It creates confussion to me.punarAvartatE.. Canyou clarify this confusion. When He suggestedto dharma putra to listen to bhishma's preaching He praises Bhishma as a great gnAni(bhIshmE lOkAntaram gate gnAnani alpI bhavishyanti) .do wepraise the door or the one who designed it. When weswipe our digital id card or e ven by sensing us the automatic door opens . Our dharma is stongly believing that our Athmahas rebirth immediately after the death according to its Karma.) Question ID: 99 .Sankar. as the son is supposed to carry on with the mission of hisfather.mahabharataonline. As karmas are the only cause for an individual to take birth. sankar_5@yahoo. This particular view is so outrageous.. It may even be wandering as atma punja for many years without taking the next body. Any atman need not necessarily be born Firstly. It undergoes five stagesof oblations as mentioned in panchagni vidya in the Upanishads. mAmupEtya tu kountEya pun arjanma navidyatE). At the same time. Then why do people keep interpreting things in such ademaning manner? How does Mahabharta actually portray Bhishma ? . How can that PINDAM or THARPANAMgo to our ancesstors. how is the meaning to be taken? Another aspect that article took on . arushi_mitra@yahoo. the absoluted h a r m a . The point here is whether it is dharma or the holy name both are non sentient and sodo not have the thinking power to protect. Furthering . why do you feelthat the panda would not reach. H e s h o u l d n o t h a v e w a t c h e d t h e d i s r e s p e c t t o d r a u p a d i a f t e r s h e h a d surrendered to Krshna. Draupadi during her vasta harana was saved by Dharmaand not by Sri Krishna as we have know. when their Athma has attained REBIRTH in another form.Pranams Swami. Question ID: 101 . Thanks and NAMASKARAMS to you.("krshnamdharmam sanAtanam") is evident from His direction 'sarva dharmAn parityajya mAmEkam saranam vraja" The second point is baseless. The only mistake which Bhishmacommitted was .com Draupadi surrendered to Krishna only by chanting 'gOvinda pundarIkAksha rakshamAm saranAgatAm" and it was Krishna who blessed her with clothes.That is what I know.Respected Sir. Krshna is Himself dharma .

Moreover. Only Hindus believe/preach/follow Ithihasams Kindly clarify in which aspect you mean 'first divyadesam'. viraja nadi and kaveri due to the aradhana kramam. . The Bhattachariar and also the guide thereinformed us that Thirukkoshtiyur is the first of the Divyadesams. These are a fewreasons which earned the status of Bhooloka vaikuntham to Srirangam.rv@gmail. i had read in one of thebooks of Mr Vaidyanathan on Lord Guruvayurappan. There would have been many religions which worshipped vayu. Both repliedsaying that Thirukkoshtiyur was considered the first Divyadesam since the firstpaasuram of Naalayira Divya Srirangam is called as bhooloka vaikuntham as mentioned in satadhyayi a n d dasadhyayi.your opinion. Can you please clarify if bothSrirangam and Guruvayur are referred to as Bhooloka Vaikuntam. Shall we presume that the wholeworld followed Hinduism and after the birth of Jesus and Allah. B h a g a v a n i s p l e a s e d a n d H e c o n v e y s i t .rv@gmail. Does it mean that during the various avataras of Vishnu.swamin. krish. venus etc which are also puranic characters. Question ID: 98 . as Christianity could not havebeen followed since it is only 2000 years old . The whole of Egypt and Romewere worshipping nature. viz. Last fortnight I had been to one of the 108 Divyadesams. Do you mean that it wascreated first? We are not sure of the date of any divyadesam and so we cannot cometo any decision on its chronological Pallandu Pallandu was composedreferring to Thirukkoshtiyur. What about the people of other continents. It is true that majority of the nature worshipping persons gotconverted in the past 2000 years. practices. A p a r a l l e l i s d r a w n b e t w e e n s r i v a i k u n t h a m a n d srirangam. I do not knowmuch about Guruvayoor. for the knowledgeof all? .Swamin. Kaveri viraja seyam vaikuntham ranga mandiram sa vasudevo rangesa:p r a t y a k s h a m p a r a m a m p a d a m .whyis Srirangam referred to as Bhooloka Vaikuntam? also. Question ID: 94 . But this is lingering inmy mind for quite some time. surya. OnSrivaikuntha ekadasi day Namperuma l enacts a jiva leaving this material body and journeying through archiradi marga and attaining parama padam. viz. You have to search for the reasons given in the book whichyour have referred. they got convertedinto those religions. Not only this world which weknow of but also many more dveepams exist where sanatana dharma was and is beingpracticed.Malathi. and being the head quarters of Srivaishnavism then it is S r i r a n g a m . I queried themwith my limited knowledge.Chandra. krish. .Vijayakrishnan. we perform the rites toavoid papam (to us) of non performance. Question ID: 95 . adiyen pranams to you. i kindly request you to clarify this doubt of mine .S. smalathi_56@yahoo. If it is because all the azhvars have sung. if Srirangam was not the first Divyadesam.Question By ..Vijayakrishnan. I t i s b h a g a v a n ' s p l e a s u r e a n d displeasure which are called as punya and papa. customs etcbeing followed in srirangam that are similar to Srivaikuntham.tirumamani mandapam and vimanam as in srivaikuntham. if the atma does not take animmediate rebirth will our pinda reach it. It also houses the 1000pillared mandapam. I have one doubt onDivyadesams. published by Bharatiya VidyaBhavan that Guruvayur is Bhooloka Vaikuntam. I t i s m u d a l All continents would have existed in different states. I n c i d e n t a l l y t i r u p p a l l a n d u i s n o t t h e f i r s t p r a b a n d h a m .rv@gmail. other continents did not exist? Or the people of othercontintents followed some other religion or faith. Adiyen's mail id is krish. The panda and teertham which we offer doesnot physically reach it in any case.Thirikkoshtiyur in Sivaganga District.Question By . -Question By . allthe acharyas lived there. When we perform the rites as prescribed in thes a s t r a s .Sri Pranams My question may sound silly. Adiyen would be pleased to get the clarification andenlightenment on this subject from you.

then the one with human body elevatesfaster when comparred to the ameoba body. Thus Rama sent Her tothe forest. Karma is anaadi.Question By . Even if Hanuman had not appeared Sita would no t h a v e committed suicide as she is well aware of dharma sastram.Anand. lakpad@hotmail.respected sir.Adiyen Swami Dasan. Ihave a humble request to you swamyi. -Question By . atma is given an ameobabody and other is given ahuman the seventh chapteryou said that this universe is created by the lord. the citizens of Ayodhya would not have allowed Sita to go tothe forest as per Her wish. Since I have not read the original verses please explain what exactlyhappens in the last kaandam. You canrefer to that.sir. . When Sita was pregnant Ramawanted to fulfill any of her wishes and requested Her to spell Committing suicide is not approved. it is not wrong to think about it even in a dejecteda n d separated mood.My humble salutations Uttara kanda was also authored by Sage Valmiki Not in the near future. Few give this as an example of gender inequality of our ancient society. i want to hear thiruvaymozhi kalakshepamfrom your mouth. The words of dhobi were only a lame reason given to send Sita as per Herwish.This is my Humble request. Is it true that Lord Rama exiled Seetha devi to the forest after listening to some ordinary person's words aboutwhat was being spoken about her?. during creation the lordassigns some body for the atmas sticking to him. I pray that it happens at least in a few years.Question By -S. To do away with such problems it is putforth by a few that this uththara kaanda was not written by vaalmiki at all but was alater addition. . I havewritten a detailed article on this about 3 years back in kalki deepavali malar. . Question ID: 92 . unable to bear the separation from LordRama.e.I also hear people telling that Seetha devi'sshorter span of life was because of this incident. Ananthamana dandan for you Swami. is there any plannings in your mind swamy to conductthiruvaymozhi kalakshepam in the near future. (reference your upanyasam at Vani Mahal.i have beenlistening to your kannanin aaramudhu from the beginning .So kindly explainhow to interpret these events and also anything that I am missing out here.say. But for that reason.37@gmail. i am eagerly waiting forur kadakshem to listen the thiruvaymozhi kalakshepam.Sri Pranams While committing suicide is not approved. Azhwar Emberumanaar jeeyar thiruvadigalasaranam.Question By -lakshmi. Sita wished to liveamongst rishis in the forest during Her pregnancy and delivery. i am lakshmi studying in class 10. There was no day whenthis atma was devoid of papam and punyam. he could not have acted wrong.and we know that depending upon ourkarma we take the form or body. i am only 24 years old. using her hair.i. why/howSita Devi thought of committing suicide . i heard that ur father has donethiruvaymozhi kalakshepam in triplicane. Question ID: 91 . so i didnt have urfather kadakshem to listen the thiruvaymozhi kalakshepam. All these are mentioned in uttara kandam excuse me if i had questioned wrongly.Srimadha ramanujaya namaha.prabhu. Question ID: 90 .then on what basis the lord determines the body of aatma. prabhu. Since Rama was brahmam himself in human form withall kalyana gunams As this atma has no beginning so are its papam and punyam.Malathi. T Nagar on 29thand 30th March 2008) With warm regards S Malathi . anand_v21@yahoo. I have heard different thingsabout the uththara kaandam in Valmiki ramayanam. This atma has been entangled in samsaram from time immemorial due to its karma.Question ID: 93 .but this is the creation in the beginning and wehave no paapa or punya .

I heard your visit to mumbai is confirmed. Krishna. Itis a doubt I have kept in mind such a long time without any proper clarification.Most of thedevotees would like to Sastram says ' ashta varsham brahmanam upanayeeta ' ie. we planned to conduct upanayanam formy brother in law's sons who are aged 11(11/96) & 8 (9/99) years completed. Kalki avatarswill take incarnation again and again with same .After hearing I am preserving for my son.) Question ID: 83 . radha29@gmail.grand children and others..In addition to your giving explanation to each gita slokayour giving particular speciality in each DIVYADESAM makes each one in inducing tovisit these places. Kindly clarify.Mudalazhwars belong to uthara sandhi (72000 years) of dwapara yuga.Swamyin We are enjoying your gifted KANNANIN ARAVAMUDU inDD for more than a year. kindly clarify my doubt. DASAN LAKSHMI NARASIMHAN . If This is a valid doubt. (This confusionwould arise if we assume that Krishna departed on last day of dvapara uttara sandhi. I have heard in your upanyasam that Nammazhwarwas born in kaliyuga after 40 days of lord krishna's ascension to vaikunta. Weneed your blessings too. you have answered that "total age of dwaparayuga is 864000 There is a difference between two sampradayas in this.. Question ID: 84 . ksln1938@hotmail. Ladies are not supposed to chant vedas. Our purvacharya vyakhyanams mention that Nammazhvar wasborn 42 days after the birth of kaliyuga and so there was an ambiguity in my mind. In 720000th year krishna ascended to vaikuntha. My question is that same Rama. Question ID: 87 . Swamin. But it seems like contradictory when I see both matters.radhamohan. Eight years includinggarbham.Question ID: 89 . GOPALAKRISHNAN. You have to seek other clarifications withyour family brhaspati.Respected Swamy.These DVD/VCD would be A TRESSURE for cominggenerations.Kindly inform about GITA programme broadcast daily in DD would be available atleast at a latter date. Adiyen namaskaram. so i would like to clarify.namaskaram swamiji.Adiyen has a quite a good collection of cds released byKINCHITKARAM. S r i m a d paramahansetyadi Ayodhya Ramanuja jeer swamy has written a small book on this. They do have a plan to release this as DVD in future. So effectively the right age is 7. You may refer to that with Tirumala peria jeer mutt.Question By . atwhat exact age upanayanam is conducted? Is it ok if we conduct the upanayanamfor both at this age? we wish to do it together only. In one of QA section. I would like to know whetherKINCHITKARAM or D D are planning to comeout with DVD/VCD for cost.can i know the dates please? i have a doubt. Pranavam is found invedas. Thanks.Adiyen Swami Dasan. satya_chellam@yahoo.before visiting these places particulars you give would be veryuseful in not missing anything in those places. Ananthamana dandan for you. Only in tenkalai sampradayamt h o s e ladies who have undergone panchasamskaram chant pranavam.Question By . . Regards.Swamin. thanks . Kindly correct me for the abovedoubt. Question By . Question ID: 88 . So it is aptto have sung about sri krishna". how can ladies chantthirumantram (Which has Pranavam in it). gopalan-ltuil@lntecc. They only mention that azhvar is relatively proximate to the date of Krishna rather than other avataras.Question By -Satya.K S LNARASIMHAN.After probing further it is clear that Nammazhvar was born much later ie after theuttara sandhi of dvapara was over Vyakhyanams do not mention that Nammazhvarwas born 42 days from the departure of This is a programme by Doordarshan (Prasar Bharati) and so they ha ve the rights. But thise x c e p t i o n i s o n l y w h e n p r a n a v a m i s c h a n t e d b e f o r e t i r u m a n t r a m . adiyen pranams for you.But in fact He departed on the last day of the actual dvapara reasons. Ibeg you to clarify this doubt. there are some confusion aboutthe age to do upanayanam.M. If I question wrongly plspardon me.

You can chantsundara kandam regularly". Thanks for your advice.Question By -meyyammai. but we do not know for what santhyavandanam is beendone and also please let me know the purpose of doing It is true that avataras repeat (dhata yatha purvam akalpayat) But the name. Second question is if we get the evidence from scriptures for these facts also. Neither this absolves us of our papams nor does it approve us to commit papams. but another soul with same We are. responsible for the happenings in and around us. Chennai.GOPALAKRISHNAN. It would giveyou all the information you require about sandhyavandanam.I am just starting to feel confident onmyself and also i am getting the Bhagyam of hearing Ramayanam from you at can god put the burden of good deeds and misdeeds on the pitiable souls asthe events are happening in a prearranged manner. Our karmas and pain / pleasure as a result. At the macrolevel sthavara jangama manushya deva etc are created. But at a micro level theirnames forms and places may change according to their papa and punya.Swamiji i am feeling very very guilty because all my problemsinmy family is due to my ignorance and carelessness only. .com Kindly chant important stotras of Kindly contact our information centre at 044 24992728. it because of karma? . gopalan-ltuil@lntecc. Namaskarams! .com) . There are five factors which coordinate any actionand result . And the same events fromsatya yuga to kali yuga will repeatedly happen without any change but only thesouls will etc of individual souls would may not necessarily be t he same. We must reflect on thisa n d d e v e l o p a s t r o n g s e n s e t h a t I a m n o t t h e d o e r . plspardon me. We all have the practice of doingSanthayavandhanam daily. Question ID: 80 . paramatma. meyyam@gmail.Question By . atma. I feel this had been the greatest gift. If these points are right.Pranams! As per your advice lastweek"Certainly anjaneyaswamy would give you whatever you want. I went to anjaneya swami temple just for pleasinganjaneya swami without asking for wants. For a saranagata. There is a cd released byVaikunthavasi Sri U Ve Srinivasa raghavachariar swamy (srikaryam of andavan asram)which was published by Sri Suresh Krishna of TVS Madurai. I have explained this while answeringanother similar question in this section a few days ago. mbahari2000@yahoo. Kindly refer to Question ID: 36for more details on this.A RHariharan. M. It is our own deed. form and events will come in next kaliyuga. mbahari2000@yahoo. Alsoplease tell me any other practice to do daily other than santhyavandhanam which ido it regularly. My humble question is that where we have gotevidence to testify these facts very clearly from scriptures without any round aboutway. From your questions it seems that youwant a lot. any papamis removed if we repent for it and resolve not to commit it again. swami velukkudi krishnan (you) won't come nextkaliyuga. is iam only person responsible for what happened ?. Gopalakrishnan (gopalan-ltuil@lntecc. However weare not the only one responsible. Question ID: 82 . There wouldbe sadhus and dushtas owing to their own karmas.Pranams! Dear swamiji. For example. Question ID: 81 . What do you want at this age ? A tip for your practice . due to karma.A R Hariharan. Namaskarams! .QuestionBy . If I have asked wrongly. indriyam. pranam.Question By not inflicted by Bhagavan.sareeram. This is pradakshinamchanting Rama namam for a week just for the sake of pleasing Anjaneya swamy(without requesting anything from him) and let us know the result. T h i s i s k n o w n a s a k a r t r v a anusandhanam. tiruppallandu and tiruppavai. We must strictly adhere to sastric principles and in the process if weinadvertently commit any mistake. In every yuga many would practicebhakti or saranagati and attain moksham. . it would not affect us.

while the share onpopulation is 20%.Sridharan .VANCHA KALPADRUPYASCA KRUPA SINDUTHA EVACHAPATITANAM PAVANEPYO VAISHAVEPYO NAMO NAMAH! acharyan Thiruvadigalecharnam Mudal alwargal birth time most of the acharyas described in dwaparayugam. many are struggling to live. n_sridharan52@yahoo. n_sridharan52@yahoo.atleast after some lives? India is still predominantly a poor country [as per Materialstandards] with many beggers. It is evident from the fact that Sage Veda vyasa condemns these faiths inhis Brahma sutra which belongs to dvapara yuga. bouddha and jaina were existing much before these recent buddhasand jainas.RAMANUJAMSARANATHAN.Question By . As per the history samana madam just 2000 years There are a few more instances also like this. No specific reason. may not be following either Saivam or Vaishnavam.Rs 1280 . . 720000th year. I have the Baghyam of listenng "KannaninAaravamudhu" (both morning andf evening) in Pothigai Channel on Mondays thro'Fridays.'.donors). I remember to have read somewhere that onceIndian Prime Minister Sri Lal Bahadur Sastri landed in China along with a few vedic scholars.. Question ID: 76 ---.KalyanapuramKannan.Question ID: 79 . Due to my poor & inadequate retentions. SARANATHAN1964@YAHOO. He had conveyed the belief in china to our Prime Minister . My earlier questionis below: ===== Respected Swamiji.e. such that they are initiated into the attainment of Moksha. Kindly clearmy doubts. But in their pasurams they were mentioning about krishna leelas." Poverty in India is due to 1. 2. which is very near?!!! He visited lengths andbreadths but still left the cited Kshetra!!! Any specific reason to know? Withrespectful Pranams.Question By .SRIDHARAN.The answer received is : ---. I am pained at this andhence this unorganized question ? .inspite his being in Thirukurungudi. Does our scriptures prescribe begging?US/Europe/Japan are prospering with healtheir and wealthier citizens. Kindly go through.3 months . Webeing robbed of our wealth by many foreign invaders. Is it a Divine plan. topopulate India more. Like thatThirumazhasai piran in his pasuram mentioned about samana and sakyamatham. while in India.Yes we woulddo that.I wonder. shri2566@hotmail."To take birth inBharat is the penultimate step to attaining salvation.NarayananSridharan.Narayanan Sridharan. Question ID: 75 . I would be very grateful andblessed one if I get the charts which I feel enable me to go thro again and again andthereby improve my knowledge and self.Question By .. All the sastricdeeds here bear fruits in moksham. It depends on the definition of wealth. ============== I Mao Tse Tung greeted them along with chinesescholars. kski_in@yahoo.Question By . more than 95% of World'spopulation. We have been taught to develop our inherent and eternal power of meditationrather .com The charts are on our website under the URL Pictures talk. . adeyan Ramanuja dasan . S r i K r i s h n a departed this material world on the last year of the actual yuga i. Mudal azhvargal were born after Sri Krishna during uttara sandhi Bharata desam is the karma bhumi as mentioned in Sri Vishnu puranam. whenever you explain the Stanzasby chart or using "padigal" I am finding it difficult to recollect the same.NarayananSridharan.with excellent Spritual tradition. NarayananSridharan n_sridharan52@yahoo. The then Chinese Premier Mr.COM Dvaparayuga consists of 864000 years out of which 720000 years is the actual yugaa n d 7 2 0 0 0 y e a r s o f p u r v a s a n d h i a n d 7 2 0 0 0 y e a r s o f u t t a r a s a n d h i . Hence Irequest your goodselves that these charts / "Padigal" may also be made available inour website so that many perople like me would get the benefit of repeatedly goingthro them and our spiritual thurst wouid get quenched. .Question By T. Question ID: 78 . Why Mangai Mannan (Thirumangai Azhwar) did notvisit Thothadri (Vaanamaamalai) which is a Swayam Kshetram and one among 108. India has 2% of World's land.I understand that you have started sending the charts to somepeople (Kinchitjkaram . Regarding theother question.With due consideration to other beleifs.

All objects in the dream are created by Moksham is getting relieved of the pain and pleasure of this mundane world. With sincere regards. One thing t h a t t h e Upanishads admit is that dreams are a result of punya and papa karmas.Question By surabhi. One picture I can remember clearly isof Lord Narasimha and in that dream I can remember someone chanting the verse"Naarasimha vapuh sriman Keshavah Purushottamah" from Sri VishnuSahasranamam.2% of Kaliyuga has passed. What is the philosophybehind this and.Swami. I had a feeling as if salvation is a state where one forgets oneself in divine ananda and in that processforget onself and also Him. However this ecstasy vanishes once we are out of sight of Perumal as the clutches of this world arrest us. Whilehaving darshan of Perumal and experiencing His attributes. The Kali yuga is of 438. whichhighlights the importance of the name "Rama".Should I be doing something in addition? Humbly request you to guide me on this.To be very precise. I wanted to share with you 2 dreams I hadrecently.In the Arithmatic perspective. Hope this divine statement dispels all doubts. -Question By . WhenSriman Narayanan wishes to place his lotus feet on Azwar's head.000 years. why does the Azwar prefer the service to Jivatama in the presence of paramatma? Kindly pardon my ignorance. Question ID: 73 . Srinath -Question By .Sivakumar PR. ponaiyur@yahoo. I request swamiji to guide me on the significance of these dreams. Is salvation really like that? . S r i K r i s h n a s a y s ' y a s y a anugraham icchami tasya vittam haramyaham .Question By .Sorry if my ignornace has not been framed correctly. ramamoorthysrinath@gmail. Our focus is on the invisible atman and paramatman butothers focus on visible wealth and this perishable body. kski_in@yahoo. is the means for pleasure but for . It requires a lot of yogam to extend thisecstasy even when we are away from Their teachings would be relevant and alive till the last day of kali and then on forever. when I was having darshan of Lord Vardaraja in Kancheepuram (Thatu Thirumanjanam).which is di fficult and painful to earn.Is it pointing me to some temple or to do something specific? I do Sri VishnuSahasranama Parayanam daily along with Lakshmi ashtotthara and other slokhas.Namaskarams. This pleasure becomes permanent whenwe reach Sri vaikuntham which is parama pada prapti. This is anintermediary state to deep sleep. on mankind. as elucidated by yourdiscourse last week at Saranatha perumal divya desam. For Itis good that you had dream of Perumal. The number of people practicing them may diminish but would never becomezero. Question ID: 71 .than material wealth.KalyanapuramKannan.. This doubt relates to Thirumangai Azwar.Moksham . 3 . Couple of days back I had a dream where someone is showing me abook with lot of images of god and devotees. noteven 1. They had livedin the last 1500 years and will their impact be felt in the ever changing world?. how long will be the impact of teachings of Adi Sankara. I should say I was literallyable to see Him there. are the means for absolute bliss. Azwar declines. arushi_mitra@yahoo. Question ID: 70 . Few days back I had a dream of someone explaining about a temple. Vedanta Desika. . I dont know which temple he wasreferring to. Question ID: 74 . bhakti or saranagati.Srinath. since we are absorbed in itwe get such a feeling. which are easy and enjoyable to practice. material wealth.F o r u s b o t h t h e m e a n s a n d t h e e n d a r e e n j o y a b l e . Inaddition he states I prefer to serve your Bhakta than I am sorry that I do not know about interpretation of dreams."I rob the wealth of those whom Ichoose to bless". The current year-Circa 2008 AD corresspond to Kali year 5109.Poojyasri Swamiji. Ramanuja. It was a very palpable feeling. In this light.

mathurakavi aazhwarukkumnammaaazhvaarukkum idaye aana 'seththadu vayitril siriyadhu kidappin. Question ID: 65 .. The examples .. not to do that. Question ID: 64 .. then i am sure my mind will be satisfied by your answer only. focusing our sensual organs on the suddhasatva deity of Bhagavan... Question ID: 69 . nitya karmaanushthanam are some of the ways that help us develop satva guna. adiyen was listening to your discourse on'Devaperumal's Aaru Vaarthai' (CD) where devareer has mentioned about'Swarakshane Swaanwayam'. many times my mind provoked me to ask the same and give the same tosome one (i know many deserving prople who are kannanin devotees) but my othermind is also preventing me . knowledge about our well being and feeling of satisfaction when satva guna improves. i am also thinking as you said i did mykarma and forget the outcome. You can even suggest her acouple of times to read it.. They are the lotus feet of Bhagavan . I would like to know.. Question ID: 68 . with pranams.Question By -ambarish. As i heard she bundled and kept it inside. knowledge about theshortcomings of rajas and tamas. in away they understand our plight better than Bhagavan can.This is due to many reasons 1. radha29@gmail. ambasoft@gmail.Raghavan. meditating on the divine attributes of Perumal. 6. sorry for adiyens' quest.raghavan . radhamohan . but i came to know from my mother in law .anahakoti namaskaram swamiji.He ismore pleased when we serve bhaktas than serving Him.Question By -S.Question By -radhamohan. so i purchased it and gave it her as a gift as i thought she will read &enjoy the whole concept of the calender. Bhaktas are the ones who lead us to Bhagavan sowingt h e s e e d of bhakti .it would enjoy material pleasure andbe bounded in cycles of birth.vanakkam ayya... kindly pardon me if am wrong. please kindly give me the strength to control mythought and fruitful reply to my question. 5. atharku veroruvilakkam ulladhaaka koorineerkale!! athayum thantharula iyalumaa? . 4..Dear Swami.. you can request her to give it toany of her friends who would read it. though my mother in law would like to read it but its not available to hersight too. Sraghavan2005@yahoo. Bhaktas share our pleasurewhile enjoying bhagavat vishayam and share our agony due to His separation or thetorture of this material world. Being humans... Our objective is to please Bhagavan the Master .Namasthe.we need to be grateful to them more than B h a g a v a n .in the context of this fast and speedy world and the Second questionis what to do with the coconut that was offered in the purna kumpam to the saintwhen they do the "ponnadisathudal" at our home in view of the sastra that weshould not eat the food touched by the saints as per Agaraniyam by swami Desikan.serving themis serving Bhagavan That is the one found in all books and that is why I did not write. melum .. 2. Ezhutharivittavan Nothing wrong in asking her as to the fate of the calendar. how one can develop thesathvakunam. my mind is really disturbed bythis act.This year calender is excellent and its worth preserving it in good condition formillion years unlike the other regular calender." enumuraiyaadalukku vilakkam aliththamaikku miikka nandri.Kindly clear my doubt. They correct us when we err. I really cant think beyondkrishna & Lord Uppliappan ...she did nt keep in the house rather she didnt hang it near mandir or perumal 'splace. Settadu is achit siriyadu is jiva .Where would it live and enjoy . one of my relative asked me to buythe calender. We should not spare any attempt to induce people to bhakti without getting perturbed. 3. S.. If all these attempts Ahara suddhi (controlled diet and consumption of satvika food). but my least expectation is the " conceptialcalender" supposed to utilize well by us as bhaktas.

. is this approach correct? .com All cells. T. r e c i t e n i t y a anusandhanam and perform tiruvaradhanam to Perumal daily. These cells have individual life span. I state in brief Internal qualities . Human body (any living being) is comprised of croresof cells. develop an attachment and love towards Brahmam Brahmam. w e a r t i r u m a n . the supreme is my onlysustainer and giver of Moksham. Please forgive me for raising this but wanted to seek your viewson the subject. Respectful pranams. archiradi marga. geethakrishnan@live.While the first example is understandable. Do you mean to say that women should not go for work and depend on thehusband's earnings only to run the family? This might be true or applicable evenuntil fifty years A direct interaction with your samasrayana acharya would be the only right reply toyour question. bhagavat bhagavata acharyapratipatti.given by you for the same are two . Question ID: 62 .Sridharan. A lady not relying on her husband and going for work for her sustinence. speak only the truth. how can we ask women to stay athome. body parts are transplanted and function well inother body) During their life span they are nourished by the whole body functionunder the influence of Jeevatma. Please throw light. It is the male's duty to sustain his spouse as per the mantras he had chanted.What are they? could you please be more specific. `chit` &`achit` of all cells collectively form the `achit` or `body` of the`atman` inside the whole body. atoms including protons neutrons and electrons. (this is evident from the fact that even after the soul leaves the body. control of sensual organs. Question ID: 63 . the eternalatman. dwell and reflect on bhagavan's divine attributeswhich gives immense pleasure.Question By T.GeethaRangarajan.Respected Swamin you have mentioned that samashrayanam isnot a mere ritual and that one has to follow the internal and external prescriptions. h o n e s t y i n m a n a s v a a k a n d sareeram. what does one have to do toincrease the mental inclination of total surrender and mature us spirituallyespecially if one has not got it even after samashrayanam? What importance dochanting of dwayam and ashtaksharam have in post prapatti days? i find that a lotof people do not chant these two mantras but do chant other slokas othersrivaishnava acharyas. is different and superior to this perishable body. shri2566@hotmail.Question By GeethaKrishnan.Pranams. They may be many atmans in any part. g e t s a m a s r a y a n a m a d m i n i s t e r e d . molecules are all achit. l e a r n t o l i v e f o r o t h e r s . which would lead us there. not offend anybody throughmanas vaak or sareeram. geetha_rangarajan@hotmail. steadily develop a detachment toanything material. Is it appropriate to say that: (1) nucleus of eachcell is `chit` (Jeevatma) (2) surrounded by protons and electrons `achit` (3) the`Jeevatma`of the whole body becomes the `Paramatma` for these individual cells. I have a question regarding the secondone.SRIDHARAN. However. I understand your view but the dictums of the sastram remain the same. especially since they are also equally competent (if not more) in most areasof work like men.realize that Me.(4) ie. ensure that our entire family in this same wavelengthExternal qualities : support your parents till their last day. practice dyanam on Perumal for atleast 30 minutes aday. think about the glorious berth in Srivaikuntham that is waiting for us and thepath. contribute our little mite to acharyan and divya desams in cash or kind or . Theatman resides in them due to karma. but in this modern age. p r a c t i c e n o n v i o l e n c e a n d p a t i e n c e . Geetha Krishnan . consume only satvika ahara that is offeredt o P e r u m a l . absolute belief in the truth that Sriman Narayana.Rani not relying on her Raja and asking the neighbouring State's Raja to protect herand 2. shedh a u g h t i n e s s .Question By .1. p e r f o r m n i t y a k a r m a anushthana as per varna asrama dharma. allot atleast 2 hours in aw e e k t o s e r v e s o m e b o d y i n n e e d .

The first route is too long and we donot know the procedure for the second route.R.temples. Question ID: 58 . Goddess sita is standing on the leftside of Ramar or to say thayaar standing on the left side of perumal.Question By NarayananSridharan. What do you want at this age ? A tip for your practice . It was told in one of Devareer upanyasams that when kuchelamet Lord Krishna He took handful of Aval from Kuchela and when he started takinga second morsel of aval Rukmini thaayaar forced him not to take since already forone morsel Lord krishna is after kuchela and if he takes one more morsel eventhaayar would be a slave of kuchela.Respected Swamin!! adiyen humble pranams!! Your highnessmay kindly present your reply for the following two questions: 1. be thankful to the purva acharyaparampara which blessed us with this treasure Question ID: 61 . they where the person who does notrespect their parents or elders. so it is good for to rather go to some Vishnu temples or Pilayar temples. I had seen so many elder person do all the mistakes attheir young age and when they become old they certainly change viceversa. but they forgot that when they are young. Due to my poor & inadequate retentions. I request you to kindlytell me the pooja and stothras to chant for anjaneya swami and also i request you totell me how many pradhakshanams should i do for anjaneya swami. At theolder age they do all their duties. A. Hence Irequest your goodselves that these charts / "Padigal" may also be made available inour website so that many perople like me would get the benefit of repeatedly goingthro them and our spiritual thurst wouid get quenched. From your questions itseems that you want a lot. Question ID: 59 . by prayaschittam.Hariharan Question By . n_sridharan52@yahoo. repent for the previously committed papams and do not repeatthem. chant dvayam and Bhagavan namams as many times as possible daily. I certainly believe that. You can chant sundara kandam regularly. whenever you explain the Stanzasby chart or using "padigal" I am finding it difficult to recollect the same.Question By .Pranams! I am 26 yrs Old. all those sins u did at theyoung age will certainly have the replica at the olderage.physical service or all the three.Hariharan. Question ID: 60 . . Here the doubt arises to me that out of premaihe is taking more. mbahari2000@yahoo. by experiencing or 2. Idaily go to anjaneya swamy temple in my place.Respected Swamiji. we have to experience the result of any karma. I have the Baghyam of listenng "KannaninAaravamudhu" (both morning andf evening) in Pothigai Channel on Mondays thro'Fridays. But now-a-days people come andsay to me that Anjaneya swami does not give what you need in instance or quick time.Then why thayaar should be slave for taking aval out of love on kuchela.Pranams! I would like to clarify certain doubts which have beenin mind for a long period. Karma can be burnt through twomeans 1.dop r a d a k s h i n a m c h a n t i n g R a m a n a m a m f o r a w e e k j u s t f o r t h e s a k e o f p l e a s i n g Anjaneya swamy (without requesting anything from him) and let us know the result. Pl clarify thereason behind this.. spouse stands on theright side of herhusband where as the idle or divyamangala vigraha of Ramar in tirucherai orwherever we see the pictures in the Yes. In this context question of slavery of thaayaar to kuchela whyarises ? If bagwan wish he can even shrink his wealth to the extent needed to him .Once you surrender. our karmas are pardoned by Sriman Narayana. .com Certainly anjaneya swamy would give you whatever you want. go for upanyasams. This is onlya question out of inquisitiveness and not . BUt icertainly believe that Anjaneya swami will not let me down. perform homamsetc.A R Hariharan. Yes we would do that. 2. Saranagati is in lieu of prayaschittams.As per rule whenthe couple seeking blessing and vice versa . I am a bhakta of Anjaneyar Swami. Kindly advice whether mythinking is correct or not.attend kalakshepams to enrich our understanding on Bhagavan.

Question ID: 53 .Sridharan .Dear Swami.Hello my name is gautam.Question By . May I know the significance of calling SRIRAAMANUJA as Acharya and SRI KOORATHALWVAR as ALWAR though latter is thedeciple of SRI RAMANUJA ?. On the contrary acharyast o o k u p preaching as their prime responsibility and experience was s e c o n d a r y . Aalakala poison to Shankara. please give me a solution. Question ID: 56 . T.. chruning? If the outcome was to be reached to the deserving.. Devas are Hisdevotees while asuras are The explanation given to me at Tirucherai was .kalyani venkatesh. Koorathazhvan was an exception amongst acharyas who was more inclined towardsdivine experience and outpourings which won that title to him.SriLakshmi to Sriman Narayana.T SRIDHARAN. Nectar to Devas etc. Just think in these lines . You are a partof the same Brahmam. .Mathsyavathara: Why Sri Hari took Asuras along with Devas forchurning the Ocean? Is it that good and bad in balance are required for action? Whythe karmaphala. Purelyout of ignorance this is raised.i am in class x i would like to knowwhere and how did come. you are a part of ParamatmaSriman Narayana. aish_july2@yahoo. in such situations how i have to Bhagavan is asrita pakshapaadi ie He is partial towards His devotees. Question ID: 55 . What is the role played by Acharyas & and Alwars ?Kindly clarify. Whether Krishna consumes the second morsel out of love or compulsion.what Asuras got out of the said Karma? Please clear my ignorance. ie. As your limbs are a part of you. kalyani272002@hotmail. whether i should reinsult or fight ormaintain silence that god takes care of everything. gautam225_4@hotmail. i am not able to decide. theresult would be the same. Pl pardon me for this and kindly consider as aquestion asked by an ignorant child asking to father.Question By . and i came to a conclusion that only lord krishna is important in thisworld and no other thing is needed so all desires and wishes has ceased from mymind slowly.RAMAN. You are toexperience pain as a result of your karma and your friend is an i n s t r u m e n t i n implementing it. but one day i was insulted by one of my friend . (quote: Vishnu bhakti paro deva: viparita: tathaasura:)A s u r a s w e r e d e n i e d o f the nectar as a result of their papa karmas. . Think about Him as many times as you can in your day. nectar was not shared to Asuras who were also part of the saidKarma. Adiyen ramanuja dhasan!! -Question By . i felt so bad that wholeday.Question By . listen to Hisstories and you would progressively realize that you are His part. Question ID: 57 . Violent response would add to your karma.Question By .this tirukkolam is of vana vasa ramarwhere they are at will and so the common rule of spouse being to the right does notapply. Azhvars are those who are more absorbed indivine experience and bhakti and less focused on preaching.aishwaryaramanuja dasi. supported by Himalways and protected by Him in all willnot respond and not be disturbed.. Narayana suggested that devas join hands with asuras as they could not have churned it aloneand also that asuras strength diminishes by the poisonous exhale of Your question has the clue to the Your friend can only insult your body and certainly not your atman. thereany answer for this in You are created by the Almighty God through your parents in this birth. from your geethopadesam i slowly attainedsathvika hurt the principles behind this. . ie. It is your Karma that makes Bhagavan to influence your friend to insult you. ie.respected swami. pram@igcar.

Settadu . After establishing the auspicious qualities of Brahmam t h r o u g h s a g u n a v a k y a s . Siriyadu .gov. There are some portions in the Vedanta which apparently suggest nirguna brahmam. avargal sariyaaga vilakka villai.ambarish. adiyaen infer that Krishna is theBhagavan or Svayam . Now about your doubt: This saying has two interpretations and I am giving one here..(i. Thepurpose of this statement is to convey that Bhagavan is the means and He is t heaccomplishment (upaaya and Upeya) Question ID: 51 .Question By dayalan. .Ananthakoti dhandangal to Devareer's thiruvadi! Devareer'supanyasams have been a constant source of guidance to me. I've heard people saying that God isformless.I pay my obeisances unto . We are having strong faith lord krishna thats what we are able to survivewith this difficulties.However when read along with all other vakyas we can arrive at the correct conceptthat Brahmam is sagunam. Question ID: 50 .Question ID: 52 . if a jiva whohas been absorbed in the cycles of birth and agnana is blessed with a little svarupagnana )ettai tinnu enge kidakkum .meaning he is the seed/creator of this Universe and the lastpart says. Here we can be assured that we wouldbe a necklace around the neck of Sri Krishna." (11verses) which would reduce your agony.She got kidney transplant last april.Question By . i strongly believe thatSrimannarayanan alone is the At the outset. Maha Vishnu are interchangeable and theyrefer to the same name. Intha irandu vasanangalinmoolam ulagirku unartha vizhayum seythu yaathu? ithu kurithu pala kshethrangalilperiyorgalidam vilakkam kettu vitten.which would be its way to attain Bhagavan andw h a t w o u l d i t e n j o y o n r e a c h i n g A t t a i t i n n u a n g e k i d a k k u m . While asking a question kindly do not write oreven think that many have not answered your question earlier and so you are askingagain. itwould mean to say that the Krishna avatharam is the Svayam Avatharam or the Godhimself came to earth? and all other incarnations are his portions? Also.We sometimes lose our hope. let me place a request. i would liketo know if Krishna. the different incarnations happen when there is a disturbance. Dhayaikoornthu enakku vilakku veergala? .e. Still she is having some healthproblems .At times He puts His bhaktas through many hardships. donoris myself.i t w o u l d a b s o r b Bhagavan's lotus feet as the only means and enjoy serving the same eventually. Thanks. nammazhvar kuzhandhayagairukkumpozhuthu mathurakavi aazhvar avaridam "seththathin vayitril siriyadhukidappin eththai thindru enge kidakkum ?" ena kelvi ketkiraar.hiranmayi. jyothsna_ns@yahoo. Where does the concept of nirguna/nirvisesha brahman arise as saidby the advaithins? Is there any mention about it in the vedas/upanishads? -Question By . Hare Krishna -Question By . Please correct me if i am wrong. ambasoft@gmail.etc.namaskarangal. atharku namaazhvar"aththai thindru ange kidakkum" endru vidai alikiraar. Kindly chant His holy names as much aspossible.But after seeing your spiritualdiscourse thro' " POTHIGAI" we convince ourselves. Sriman Narayanan. Question ID: 49 .Can you pl guide us to pass the hurdles . t h e n i r g u n a v a k y a s d o n o t n e g a t e t h e s a m e a u s p i c i o u s qualities of Brahmam but the inauspicious qualities. dayalan@igcar. With reference to one of the versesfrom Srimadh Bhagavatha Mahapuranam.Probably you might not have had a chance to interact with them. It is like gold subjected tohardships to decorate the neck of somebody.svarupa gnana . still myself and patient (wife) suffering like anything.Srikanth.jivatmaladen with karma and covered by I am moved by the way you have taken things positively seeking solace in Sri Krishna.Eventhough i do the duties Limited. Sri Krishna would certainly stand by you..enadhu vanakkangal. You can chant Nammazhvar's 1st centum 7th decad "piravittuyar ara. There are many great scholars in our sampradaya who can clear any doubt.

Sri Krishna avatarais read along with all other avataras. Many Thanks `Om Namo Narayanaya Namaha` by SriRamanuja .Question By .com Advaita . shri2566@hotmail. Even saranagati fetches moksham only if performed with realization andmaha We are not going to invent new yogas. what is the need for the evolution of three Sidhanthas? Withrespectful Pranams.Respected Swamy. But still. When it mentions that Narayana or Hari or Vishnui n c a r n a t e s . other than that everything elsewhether sentient or non sentient is illusion. which is practical and easy to `swallow` or FOLLOW by any commonman in this Kaliyuga . satya_chellam@yahoo.chit achitand isvara are real and different.Only one real atman which is brahmam. Chit and achit are inseperablydependant on paramatma. and is full of divine a t t r i b u t e s . Saranagati is the right medicine in kali yuga.Hails to Sri Hari. Brahmam assumes all forms. Kindly request you toclarify my following doubt. Satya. Dwaita and Vishishtadvaita. Asyou can see all the three do not lead to the same destination.if some listeners are like me. but still sincerely WISH to reach SRIMAN NARAYANA`sSRIPADHAM. Can we have Lord sudarshana photo athome? some pweople say we should not have it at home.for Advaita. He would be the right person to guide you. Visishta advaitam -all the three chit achit and isvara are real and different. There is nothing second to brahmam.Sridharan . attributeless.H o w e v e r using phrases like hook or crook would only demean the greatness o f saranagati. Question ID: 46 . T. The jiva is not entirely dependant on paramatma.Sridharan . Respectful Pranams. Your Discourse on Bhagavat Geeta on TV is verysimple superb are the ways you try to push the meanings into the listener. confusing between which yoga to practice. R e a l i s i n g t h a t I a m t h e a b s o l u t e s e r v a n t o f b r a h m a m a n d a t t a i n i n g Srivaikuntham to enjoy eternal bliss (saamyapatti )is moksham. . Question ID: 45 . Doctrines are bound to get crossed in Kali and hence solution suitable for Kali is required. Dvaitam . There is nothing that is equal to the paramatma that is incommunion with chit and achit. I submit that you may have to give an easy CAPSULE at the END OF18 CHAPTERS.My respectable pranaam to you acharya ! ahdiyen haveplanbned for Sri Maha Sudarshana Homam at my Home. Let us conclude this string of questions with this reply. evenwilling to reach Sri Vaikuntha by `hook or crook`.Satya. This usage does notgive any room to say that all other incarnations are of Sri Krishna. Also.Svayam only means it is Sri Mahavishnu Himself who incarnates. we will end up in the middleof the road. So the need to rightlyinterpret the Vedanta. vinodhbharadwaj@gmail. i t m e a n s t h a t S r i m a n N a r a y a n a i s t h e a v a t a r i a n d S r i K r i s h n a i s H i s avataram. Thanks. Question ID: 47 . means. -Question By . at the end of 18 chapters. Adiyen namaskaram. I would like to knowinformation about Sudarshana homam. when all paths are leading tosame destination.Question By . T. Question ID: 44 . jiva and brahmam are one and the same. request you to pleaseclarify the same . Realising that everything is illusion and I am Brahmam is (ikyam) moksham. In Kindly contact your family brhaspati. So.Question By . it is fast.whichtakes us TO HIM. What is the difference between "Jeevathma as sareeramof paramathma" and "Jeevathma as prakaram of paramathma".TSRIDHARAN. Brahmam is formless. `we cant perform yogasstrictly as per norms.Vinodh.Pl give very simple definition that even a layman can understandclearly .

Narayana is the Creator and everything else is created. If a girl decides to remain unmarried then she can approach heracharyan for samasrayanam. adiyen has two daughters aged 7 and 4. Atma as a prakaram ? it isapruthak siddha viseshanam of Paramatma ? inseparable qualification. Ashish_bhjbl@yahoo.Swami sannidhiyil adiyen Ramanuja dasan thendamsamarpiththa We have a practice of girls? samasrayanam after their marriage only.being borne and controlled by Him for His sole enjoyment.3. Why do they have to wait till theirmarriage? if so why this lowkika even called 'marriage' is preventing theiropportunity to get samasrayanam? as an athma why are they having different rule?what if they don't live till they get married? Can adiyen approach my Achryan for mydaughters samasraynam? Swamy kindly enlighten.atma as a sareeram of Paramatma is a dravya which forms part of His divine body.15.7.. Kurma avatar etc. S r i v a i k u n t h a m i s t h e u l t i m a t e a b o d e w h e r e Paravasudeva resides and where every atman has to reach some day.6.16)(2.(2.Question By Ashish_bhjbl@yahoo.26 it is mentioned that Sri Krishna and Balarama are the 21st and 22nd avatarasof the same Sri Mahavishnu. That ismentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam (1. 3 .30) 2. Swami. So kindly wait till your daughters get married and then theycan be administered samasrayanam through their in laws acharyan. adiyen is blessed to have the thiruvadisambandham of Thirumani Swamikal of Mudaliyandan Thiruvamsam (atThiruallikeni). They are also numbered as 19 and 20. The words in the slokas and t h e purport are clear that 1. All sareeramswould be prakarams but not all prakarams are sareerams. Question ID: 43 . Jiva is His sareeram as wellas prakaram. These are 24 lila avatars like Matsya avatar.28) "ete camsa kala pumsa krishnas tubhagavan svayam" and on other hand it is said Lord Vishnu is the bhagavan orsupreme lord.5.1. but myunderstanding is that Lord Krishna is the source forms including Maha Vishnu. Ekonavimse vimsati tame v rishnishu prapya janmani . but innumerable number of a v a t a r a a s a r e a l l o f N a r a y a n a . sometimespeople think that Lord Krishna is one among the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. Just browsethrough and rewind 5 slokas . not only 24. Even practically speaking if they get samasrayanam before marriage and then after marriage her inlaws acharyan would be different.45 it is said that Hari took birth as the eighth childKrishna.Supposing adiyen had boys. Do not feel thatthey are denied till that age. Sastras wait till that age.Sampath Kumar. But what about girls.ramakrishnou iti bhuvo Bhagavan aharat My question is. please can you clear my doubts.My respectable pranaam to you. In 9. Bhagavanassures to take birth as Krishna and . they would have had their samasrayanam immediatelyafter their upanayanam.vyasa and manus and confirms that Sri Krishna is one of the mukhya avataras. This sloka says that SriK r i s h n a a n d B a l a r a m a a r e b o t h i n c a r n a t i o n s o f t h e s a m e V i s h n u l i k e a n y o t h e r incarnation. From matsya to kalki . In the 28th sloka which you havementioned it differentiates Sri Krishna from the other avesa avataras like parasurama . and all these originate from There are hundreds of verses in Srimad Bhagavatam which talk about the supremacyo f S r i m a n Narayana or Sri Maha Vishnu or Hari. When the devas go to the ocean of milk and plead to save them. The divine qualities of Brahmam is His prakaram but they are not His divine body. adiyen is confused abouthow and when they will get their samasrayanam and get Ramanuja sambandham. Question ID: 19 . Againin 2. Please forgive me if I have offendedyou or any of the sampradayas. janasampath@yahoo. willshe get samasrayanam again (which is not permitted) or would husband and wife belong to two acharyans. .24. The point to be noted is that they arenot denied for ever. For that matter even male children are denied till the age of upanayanam. adiyen Ramanaja dasan SampathKumar Padmanaban .Garbhodakshayi Vishnu and Kshirodakashyai Vishnu.Question By .

m]. T.Question By Deepa Vijayaraghavan. the most beloved of all the azhvars. which is the state attaining which neitherKarmas nor birth influence? Which is such state `Saranagathi` takes the soul of no-return? Please throw light to my ignorence. I am comfortable with thewestern system of Breakfast [8 [am]hours].23). madhyanhikam . but it looks like in todays world..6 am. When I try to look at theessence of the Vedic Karma classification. Question ID: 40 . Question ID: 42 .suiting the above.m] and Dinner [7-8 p. They may deteriorate due to thechanging yugaas and more due to the nature of people in the yugaas. For example. Sri Krishna. I would write further when you clearly come up with your doubt. My humble pranams. For such a person. Further in 10. theextra muscle power from meat eating is not necessary. Lunch [1-2 p. Question ID: 41 .needs more muscle power. With due consideration to my Karma.45 am. Then t i r u v a r a d h a n a m .Swami Adiyen Ramanuja Dasi. and then breakfast.Further in Sri vaikuntham Bhagavan never sleeps and so dvarapalakas could not havestopped the two citing Bhagavan's resting as a reason. Also request the appropraite timings of taking food. we can see what the Vedas prescribe for aKshatriya.T SRIDHARAN. . I do not know whether you are still employed. It will only lead to healthcomplications. I am confused. May be I will follow it up with more questions later. Evening Sandhya between 5. shri2566@hotmail.. work etc.relieve them (10.2. You can perform prata: Sandhya between is an incarnation of Sriman Narayana. is what I would like to understand. As you haverightly said Sri vaikuntham is a place for those who have shed all their karmas and attained mukti and this is why sanaka and sanatkumara could not have visited here.Adiyen. the significance of the Varnashrama dharma in essencein todays world. irrespective of his birth. irrespective of his birth. I feel that we should also take theessence of it in our activities today(not only Spiritual activities. So. we do it inparallel to our other activities like education. ..Kalyanapuram Kannan.Sridharan -Question By . or a Professor. So. who. In reality even if many are crossing it cannot be justified or ratified. First of allthank you very much for taking time off for ignorant souls like me. kskki_in@yahoo.7. -Question By . these timings and practicescan be altered to better suit vaidic culture. a change in profession itself is not acceptable. Your suggestionthat we can alter the prescribed dharmas according to their current profession cannotbe held valid It is either karya vaikuntham or Sri Vishnu lokam where this took place. I am not sure if I haveformulated my thoughts well. it is a task that involves moremental strain than physical strain. prima facie. irrespective of a person's birth varna.Thank you very much for this opportunity. but also normalactivities). Kindly advise the apt timings of performing Sandhyavandanam and Madhyannigam.30 and 6pm. and follow it. When there is a rule that I should not cross the yellow line can we formulate a fresh set of rules for driving across the line.16 it s p e c i f i e s t h a t a n a m s a ( a p o r t i o n ) o f V i s h n u e n t e r e d t h e w o m b o f D e v a k i t o b e krishna. if he works as aSoftware Engineer(for example). There. Pizhaigalai Kshamikka Prarthikkiren.45 ." It is the karma of dvarapalaka's which decided their demonaicbirth" Varna and asrama dharmas are relevant for any day. If not. a person working in the Army. Even if the souls (Dvarapalaks) at Sri Vaikuntam areinfluenced by karma and take birth.. Respectful Pranams. but for yourKalakshebam CDs would have been totally lost in life ! My question is: What is thesignificance of Varnashrama Dharma in todays world? I understand that doingkarma the Vedic way is important. deepa.

Both are incarnations of Adhiseshan. It is His effort that reaches us to moksham in this. It is emphasised that vibrations in vedic chanting is thekey to its role in our lives. All these are just comments without any authenticity. 2. But heardthat Baghavatham .A recent issue has raised questions like "why cant we useonly tamil in temples as we understand it well?".Sri Ramanuja has neither quoted any verse from Bhagavatam inany of his works nor has he mentioned about that in any of his discourses. This is nothing new.but i am not able to get the differancebetween these three.What is there in sanskrit that is notthere in Tamil?. i was able to understand karma yogam. This is a prerequisite to the dawn of bhakti.because in all these three one cannot go out of his duty. Why this discrepancy?Dhanyawaadh Adiyen Radheeka Jegann .in 1.e. There is no quotation of SrimathBaghavatham in the life history of Swamy Ramanuja either "like Ramayana. Would like to know about that. which is based on adwaitha.Question By -Anand.Question ID: 39 . anand_v21@yahoo.aperson following any yogam should do his duty perfectly then in what way onediffers from the other. I believe that misinterpretation isthe order of the day and this is one such case but on the other hand Lord Krishna mentions in Bhagavad Gita " thraigunya vishayaa vedhaa. Prapatti is siddha upayawhere the responsibility to do anything to attain moksham ceases with humans andgets switched to Bhagavan. Meat eating is allowed for some. 4. vishistadvaiticconcepts. Question By . 1.. If soit would not have been categorized as satvika purana. 2 and 3 .Kindly explain the uniqueness of sanskrit matras. Heard in aupanyasam that there is a vyakyanam for Srimath Baghavatham with vaishnavite / vishishtadhwaidhic principles other thanSridhariyam. Pranams I have some clarifications about ourSampradhaya. radheeka@rpgstsl. The doubts may be quite absurd but please pardon me and oblige toclarify them. All tamilVedas have their source from Sanskrit Vedas only which is verily mentioned in thetamil pasurams themselves.requesting your blessings. SrimathBaghavatham is a saadhwika purana as old as more than 1000 years prabakthi yogam individually. Question ID: 37 . please explain. I am not learned in Sanskrit to study the vedasand comprehend their meaning myself. As you have said we have to choose our right recipe from theV e d a s b a s e d o n w h o w e a r e a n d w h a t w e w a n t t o a c c o m p l i s h .I repeatedly find people telling that meateating was prevelent in ancient India.. so I am not able tocome to a conclusion . C h a n t i n g t a m i l pasurams of azhvars has been in practice for thousands of years in Vishnu Temples intamil nadu. They wouldalso transform slowly.aishwarya ramanuja dasi. it so? 3. There is also an opinion that Bhagavatam in vogue today might have been authored by a saintly poet of tamil originafter the date of Sri Ramanuja. aishwarya. ButThiruvadhayanam (annual ceremony) is done for only Manavalamamuni and but notfor Swami Ramanuja.i.Radheeka Jegann. Veeraraghaviyam is the commentary based on vedic principles i.. which is accomplished by human efforts.respected swami. Swami Ramanuja & Swami Manavalamamuni both are sages. 2. So he couldnot have propagated Karma yogam is ancillary to bhakti yogam. Bhagavatam does not contain any devatantara bhajanam. T i r u v a d y a y a n a m o f S r i M a n a v a l a M a m u n i g a l g a i n e d i m p o r t a n c e a s i t i s b e i n g conducted by Sri Ranganatha Himself as a disciple. . This in no way contradicts vedic chanting.bhathiyagam.".Question By .a collections of vedic mantras came to this world only after theperiod of Swamy Ramanuja .com Vedas do prescribe and guide one and all. Both karma and bhakti are categorized assaadhya upaya . Performing ones karma burns his papam.One person also said Rig Veda Book 1 Chapter162 verse 12 shows meat eating was encouraged..Baghavath vishayam from five Acharyas but not Baghavatham like this" Why is itso? Is it due to that Baghavatham contains also matter of devathandharaBhajanam? 4.Respected Sir. 1. So no harm can be . Question ID: 38 .

pay him or prostrate before him. each tree or plant grows according to their seeds only. gnana and sastras He watches us perform.I strongly feel Sriman Narayana is the one who design allKarmas for Jeeva. A l t h o u g h a common farmer has about 10 acres of land. Even one word chanted rightly from Sanskrit Vedas wouldreach us to svargam..done to Sanskrit Vedas. Thats why these Jivas went to the abode of Hari after the endand without any rebirth in the pretext of Karmaphala. Karma. SinceSARANAGADHI is NOT THAT EASY to practice.Srinath . Even without this request He would cure. Question ID: 34 . Karma or Karmaphala.Sridharan .com Atma and its karmam is anadi (without a beginning). If we really realise God to be our parent andact according to His wish we can request Him to cure our son or daughter or whoeveras he or she is also a bhakta.!!! Plcomment.It is Sriman Narayana who advanceplanned for his ensuing Avatars and chose theDwarapalaks to act as His rivals in the Avtars (I think it is again a testing for theDwarapalaks to ensure that they are competent enough to hold that security post). and controls them all. Unlike this Goddoes not sow the seed. I t h a d b e e n s u f f e r i n g t h e s e c y c l e s of births for timeimmemorial. buying a . their Kama. Question ID: 35 .com I had replied to this question earlier too.Question By . the request is to chant tamil nayanmars pasurams in aselect siva temple. It is we whod e c i d e o u r a c t i o n s . mind. ramamoorthysrinath@gmail.PADMANABHAN. Ravana and Kamsa with their brothers. when it is allHis? and not mine? I am acting only as His tool to satisfy His own Kama. d e c i d i n g t h e s h e e p ' s detailed course. It is the karma of dvarapalaka's which decided their demonaic birth and this was not influenced by Godto facilitate His avatara. and Karmaphala . pram@igcar. Why should I then worry for my Kama. So it was not with Brahmami n i t i a l l y a n d t h e n s t r a y . Pranams. So. Respectful By . Do we request our father for something just because he is ourfather or because we love him .in If saranagaty is tough bhakti is tougher.Srinath.Adiyen Namaskaram. ie. When we are in distress we are bound to pray God with an appeal thatwe will do a particular thing ( anna dhanam / anga prathkshanam / offering inhundi ) lest our beloved ones are rescued from their sufferigs. Now. How did theAtma stray from the vicinity of Sriman Narayanan to startwith and end up having toget trapped in bodily forms in the lesser worlds ? Sincere Thanks and Regards. They areapourusheya and anaadi. It is we who are responsible fort h e s a m e . The Dwarapalaks of SriVaikunta were just performing their duty. shri2566@hotmail. all the acts/karmas of Hiranya.arepre-determined by Sri Hari. are all pre-determined by SrimanNarayana HImself. However let me write again.RAMAN. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan.this should be applicable for all Jivas. H a v i n g g i v e n t h e r e q u i r e d infrastructure viz body. Question ID: 36 . At the end all Jivas automatically reach His abode as perHis Plan. W h e n w e h a v e k n o w l e d g e a n d r e a s o n i n g power why should God behave like as h e p h e r d . It is said that we should not practice "bhakthi" in aticipation / with expectation of some thing ( material / peace of mind )from GOD. with us. T. Being the creation of SriHari. Kindly clarify. H e d o e s n o t i n f l u e n c e u s i n t h i s m a t t e r . Is it wrong to ask our( PITHA ) God what we want though He knows what we deserve ?.Question By . It isonly because we revere God as our father we ask for something material in extremecircumstances (certainly not material wealth.This He got fulfilled thro the curse of Bruhu Rishi.Dear Swami. T h i s d o e s n o t m e a n t h a t H e d o e s n o t c o n t r o l u s . Sriman Narayanadoes not decide or pre determine the karmam of jivas. We should notconfuse this with bhakti. he tills and watersthem equally. Kindly pardon my ignorance.maintain him.TSRIDHARAN. But there is an end to its karmam a n d b i r t h s t h r o u g h b h a k t i o r saranagaty. It is we who sow the seed of karmas and grow accordingly.

Respectful Pranams. kallyalni272002@hotmail. Isvarac r e a t e d e v e r t h i n g . However it is a progressive step. about the greatPhilosopher. mercy and cruelty. shri2566@hotmail. Adiyen pranam!! Actually a thought of questarose reg yoga whether it is accepted in srivaishnavism and if so why it is notimplemented or ended wih Srimath Ramanujar. is right to discard Gnana/agnana to attainMoksha the abode of no-change? . Question ID: 33 . profit in business. the Chit`?!."However atman is distinguished by virtue of gnana from achit" -quote: Your Highness. Hats off to Swamy. Question ID: 31 . Swamy may plclarify.T SRIDHARAN.s a t v a r a j a s a n d t a m a s . Kindly throw light to our Agnana. This is certainly not as per Srivaishnava principles.e. and above all our sampradhayic Acharya. T h o s e w h o a r e p r a c t i s i n g c a n s i t t o g e t h e r a s a f a m i l y a n d d i s c u s s t h e i s s u e a n d discontinue.also outcome of SrimanNarayana`s Srishti Sankalpa like `Achit` and `Atman. Thanks a lot and it is a big boon for us that we are living in your period sothat many things are getting properly clarified. how it gets importance inShriRamanuja`s pronouncing the same.kalyani Venkatesh. p o i s o n a n d a m r u t a . most of us(which means all the vaishnavites including vaidhiga and non vaidhiga family) go toamman temple and pour Milk to Snake putru. R a m a n u j a w a s a revolutionary who started preaching to sishyas not based on stringent norms but onwillingness and eagerness to learn. In case you do not arrive at a consensus of discontinuing due to eldersnot agreeing or youngsters not agreeing. hiranya and prahlada wehave to choose the right and Narayana namam is eternal. ravana and vibheeshana. We would havem a t u r e d b y t h e n .T. during any of the friday of the month of Adi and Thai .Question By .com As you said this is in practice. some of the basicdoubts were clarified but yet the few following questions cropped up in . h u m i l i t y a n d haughtiness. shri2566@hotmail. . Still we would not ask Him anything as a reciprocation for Bhakti. This was the only qualification.Respected Swamy! Adiyen pramam!! We the vaishnavite beingan Acharyan sampandhi are not supposed to have Dhevathandhra Bhajan whichatleast by now most of us might be well aware of this principle but till now from ourancestral We have to drive away the darkness of agnana to accomplish moksham. kindly do it temporarily to adisesha (nagar)in a Perumal temple. those w h o p r e a c h t o s i s h y a s o n l y b a s e d o n s t r i n g e n t q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . Ramanuja did not invent it. WhenGnana/Agnana.etc). Thus Sri Ramanujacame to be praised as kripa matra prasanna acharya. W h a t I h a v e s a i d h e r e i s n o t t h e r i g h t o r p e r m a n e n t s o l u t i o n . If it is not done we get frightened and we will have an obsession that snake will come in the dreams.Sridharan . Revisit the problem after two years. Is that principle rightand to be followed still or why there is no such restriction to it. Question ID: 30 .property.A friend of mine asked "When the name `NARAYANA` is existingfrom the beginning and prior to the birth of SriRamanuja. but after attending a splendidlecture by Your Highness in the Madras University two days before.TSRIDHARAN.Respecte Swamy. is the fuel or drive force to Actions in the created world which alsoacts as a binding between Chit and Achit.Question By . Adiyen RamanujaDhasan.Question By . Doubt: Gnana & Agnana the duals . Vedhanthi.. The contribution of Ramanujaby preaching it from Tirukkottiyur vimanam gains importance owing to the following :All acharyas before Ramanuja were known as anuvritti prasanna acharya i. from Temple Top and gets the status of Mantra for Moksha. Change your understanding about puttru or paal and meditatethat it is an offering to adisesha. Question ID: 32 .

If the Meditation is done for long hours will that affect the weight of the body dueto over heat(?!!). except for the time of Pralayam. Sri Krishna had returned to His abode Sri Vaikuntham at theend of Dvapara yugam. its rays and the Disc respectively.the reason i am hitting at this is . Thanks for the response. Then.Krishnakumar K.adiyen'smind which Swamy may pl clarify those quests. This would not affect the metabolism of the body. Adiyen Ramanuja dhasan. Hare Krishna. Is the abovestatement true or otherwise. I apologize if anything is wrong from my side. So. Yoga cannot be replaced. Pl forgive me adthank you in advance for accepting this quest and awaiting very anxiously theanswers from your end.. that would fetch us Moksha. Please correct me if i amwrong.Question By . Lord Kirshna had even laid emphasis on the Yogamargam and its modalities wherein he also justified that if due to circumstantialdiscontinuity of yoga in the existing birth . Supreme Brahman and the Paramathma are one and the same. A saranagata is supposedto serve Bhagavan and His adiyars for long hours as prescribed and practice yoga onlyduring the last 6 nazhigai of the day.This is with reference to my previous question on Pappa andPunya Karmas. Question ID: 29 . In such case the sanchithakarma will washed away with thenirhethuga kirupai of God leaving the Prarabtha Karma which has to be cleared onlyby suffering with the existing body inthe same birth . So let us drop that and its effects like burning karmas.k@aol. the same.satyam. who floats in the water. kalyani272002@hotmail. all our devotional servicewhen intended for a particular thing . . He is the omni potent Creator of this Universe. During pralayam or srusti Sriman Narayana.Question By . Hare Krishna Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha . Yoga is necessary to e v e r y saranagata in the last part of the day (yoga kalam). easymarga to attain mukthi. Swamy may pl parden me for presenting such a lengthy messageof quest making inconvenience to your precious schedule of time.. Thanks in advance. Pleaseadvice. If a saranaagathanwho is as well practising Yoga with the sole aim to realise ParamaathmaSakshathkaram without any expectations.Namashkarams. . 2. there isadvent of Maha Vishnu and he takes differnt incarnations etc. wouldn't fetch us Moksha. krishnakumar. Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha. This above yoga is not a sadhanabut only adhikari rupa or enjoying bhagavat gunas.Also. can the yoga be continued or does itaffect the principle of saranagathi since both are the parellel lilnes of attainingmukthi and our Swamy Ramanujar thereafter realising the difficulties of yogaprofounded the Saranaagathi principle in Srivaishnavism asan alternate . They are viz: 1.KrishnakumarK. if the Absolute Truth is Krishna and Supreme Brahman isMaha Vishnu . i could infer that. The yoga mentioned in 5th and 6thchapter of Gita is sadhana yoga. krishnakumar. it can even be resumed in the ensuingbirth on asiswhereis basis. One of H i s incarnations is Sri Krishna. So will it not be( both the principles)contradictory to each other????Will there be any side effect since the sole aim isonly to realise Kalyana Guna of God and motivate the Bakthi and premai on God. Question ID: 28 .be it material happiness or even Mokshaitself.eternally permeates every where.For a saranagata it is only Isvara kripai that does everything.k@aol. would like to know. From the answer.devotion or bakthi which is carried out to appease the Master/ the Lord and notexpecting anything in return would fetch Moksha. This is for the saranagathirule where as being also a yoga person it seems whether the question of prarabthakarma arise since he realises while doing yoga about the modus operandi ofit andcorrect himself with the mind control. I have heardcomparing these three with the Sun's core part. The absolute truth . when done purely for thesatisfaction of the Lord. or Paramatma or Para brahmam are all one and the sameS r i m a n Narayana.QuestionBy . the omni present. But here the crux of the doubt is that yoga is the self effort to some extent whereas the same person being a saranaagathan posingeverything to God. Adiyaen would like to know if the AbsoluteTruth. It can only be simplified. therewould be void all around.

in Kindly follow the practices prescribed in the sampradayam which you belong to (inyour case .otherdays since my son has to go to office we go to templedirectlyfor Viswarupa sevai and then visit Acharyan thirumaligai.Swamin Namaskaram.Dear Swami. Bhagavan is most pleased with these. Both ways are ok but it is preferable to have darshan of acharyan first. It is only gnana ripened tosaranagati which leads us to mukti Question ID: 26 .I heard in one of your upanyasam. I sweat when I pounded a kilo of grain in a mortar. as a case in point.PraveenKrishnan. in the Dayaa Satakam upanyasam also has a deep impact on me. When all matters along with their Sarirees inside form theSariram of Sriman Narayana. Similarly I practice bhakti not expectingmoksham but I am granted automatically.Desika sampradayam) wherever or whichever situation you are. ksln1938@hoymail.take what you wish to offer to Perumal and take what acharyan likes to acharyan. Yet.instead you can do it at his tirumaligai. So pralayam does not alienate this agony. Swami's message regarding not dwelling onthe differences (where we.Just a correction in you second sentence.ernet.K S LNARASIMHAN.Our SAMASRAYANA Acharya+s thirumaligai also inthe same place. It is only a temporarys u s p e n s i o n o f e x p e r i e n c i n g p a i n o r p l e a s u r e .If that day falls on Sunday or holiday we go in the afternoon for thirumanjanam etcand before that we goto Acharyan thirumaligai and after doing DHANDAM to Swamywe go to temple. even thoughadiyen belongs to Desika sampradayam? . in today's age do not have the gnaanam of the mahavidvans of yore). k a r m a y o g a a l o n g w i t h a t m a g n a n a o r saranagati only. butcome from a background where treating the Desika and Pillai Lokacharyasampradayams differently is not done.why ourpapams are not vanished as we are nearer to god? . how can . That would not clean thek a r m a s . Question ID: 27 . Is it alright? ADEYEN DASAN LAKSHMINARASIMHAN Question By .Question By .In that case.Myself and my son are visiting Sriperumbudureverymonth on Thiruvadhirai day and visit temple and worship perumal Tayar andEMPERUMANAR. Practice of bhakti yoga expecting mokshamin return would give moksham but this is inferior to svayam prayojana bhakti or saranagati where we do not expect anything in return.My doubt iswhether we can go temple first and then visit Acharyan. or any such acts where the practices might be differentwith the two sampradyams.Swamin. I n p r a l a y a m w e d o n o t r e a l i z e o u r inseparable relationship but lie low almost as non sentient. Adiyen belongs to the Desika sampradayam. srirama01@dataone.Kindly calify.Question By -A. I feel I need to be careful in showing respects to elders.Since then whenever We meet him at temple we don't do dhandenat temple. Question ID: 25 . is adiyen right in assuming thatwhen paying respect to an elder/vidvan/acharya of the Lokacharya We are always near God or rather inseparable from God.'Matter' or 'Material` is the 'Sariram'/ 'Body' for the 'Sariree' /'Inner Self' inside it.Ofcourse we takeupaharams to temple aswell as Acharyan. Question ID: 24 .Banusekar. for example whileprostrating before elders. We would by default be grantedmoksham. While takingupaharams there is a subtle difference . Kindly act as per your acharyan's instructions -not to prostrate in the temple . 2 Once our acharyan told if we meet him at temple( not in sannidhi) we should not Dhandan him as supremmePerumal is there. I t i s c l e a n e d b y p r a y a s c h i t t a m s . So. I did not pound for thesake of sweating but it happened by default. itis best to stick to the practices of the Lokacharya sampradaym itself.that inpralayam all jeevathmas are sticked to emperuman body. Bothsampradayams preach respect and honour to elders eventhough the method maydiffer.

It is the gnana that ganges is the sri paadatirtham of Trivikrama and a dip in it would fetch moksham that matters.when visualized as part of Sriman Narayana.TSRIDHARAN.chanting.if ravana and sisupala agree thatthey are a part of Bhagavan.I am fortunate to get to know about you and had theopportunity to listen to some of your Upanyasams. They are just performing Sriman Narayana`s Wish and hence tobe respected.. Bhagavan controls us but does not decide everyminute first action of ours. Every jiva has a right to decide in his first step to every action and thenon Isvara support Him in his path. V e d a v y a s a i n h i s b r a h m a s u t r a s a y s "vaishamya naigrhunye na saapekshatvat" meaning brahmam cannot be blamed fordiscrimination or mercilessness as the jivas act guided by their karmas. I have a silly question . I agree that we have to revere ravana or sisupala becausethey form part of Bhagavan .but with a condition . shri2566@hotmail.. In this regard. Whether it is in order? . then reactions to all the pastPappa and punya karmas will be burnt to This elephant headed deity in Srivaishnava temple is not the Vinayaka (popularlyknown as the son of Siva). whether it is theact or the performer of the act! My inner self says it is Sriman Narayana everywhereand all happenings are as per His Divine wish. Please clarify. T. Question ID: 21 .k@aol. If you expect moksham in reciprocation of bhaktithen you are using bhakti as a sadhana (means) to moksham which is a very difficultpath. Being a part of Bhagavan alone is not enough but the realization of it is namo gaja vaktradyai.Respected Sir. So going to temple oryatra etc are only kainkaryams and not means for mukti. krishnakumar. Pranams. Question ID: 23 .com Every jiva (chit) and all matter (achit) are sareeram of Sriman Narayana the sareeri. Said inBhagavath Gita that. Srimathe Ramanujaya namaha. Punya karmas reach us to svarga or any other loka of m a t e r i a l enjoyment. Onehas to shed papa and punya karmas to reach moksham. Would like to know about Punya karmas. kirtans Punya karmas or those which will give a status of Mokshato us? Please advice. both are respected in totallity withSriman Narayana. vansri@airtelmail. Question ID: 22 .Sir . All the services which we dohere are a part of bhakti. If they had agreed they would no mo re be Ravana orsisupala. if one is in devotional service. So whether it is Ravana or Naradha.. I am not very clear on the question. If you expect anything in reciprocation to your bhakti thenthe result would not be moksham. Slokas. For example a holy dip in ganges would clear our papam. Bhagavan does noti n t e r f e r e i n j i v a s d e c i s i o n t o a c t w i c k e d . He is gajanana one of the military chieftains of vishvaksena.Question By . However you can see whether this reply answersy o u r question.pleasebear with me.Sridharan .I differentiate good and bad.Question By -Krishnakumar K. Will it apply to allthe fishes living for ever in ganges. Hare Krishna .However atman is distinguished by virtue of gnana from achit. I am a Sri Vaishnavite and has immense faith in our religion. If you accept Bhagavan himself as the means to reach moksham then all the bhakti and other services which you do here are to be treated as kainkaryam which aservant does to his master and not as means for moksham. He is worshipped by Sri Parasara bhatta in his invocatory verse in Sri V i s h n u sahasranama bhashya .M K Sridharan.Question By . But thisquestion has been haunting me since I started listening . Using this gnana as atool and with the help of sastras the jiva acts driver by his karmas.Namashkarams. Whether it is in order to worshipVinayaka? In allthe temples of ours (Vaishnavites) the deity is installed and our archakas doperform archanas there. are visiting temples. Our body atman relationship would not be the right example to explain this as our body is totallyachit (and so cannot act on its own) whereas Bhagavan's divine body comprises of achit and chit. Papa karmas on the other hand leads us to naraka for punishment.

Then w h i l e attaining mukti we abandon this satva guna also. Initially I had doubts.. shri2566@hotmail. This satva is not sieved fromthe mixture of three but it is by nature satva alone.Please clarify2. Wherever you find a deviation from thecommon rule in Mahabharata it would have been caused to fulfill another sapa (curse)or a boon or a vow (pratignya) . Mentioned in SrimadBhagavatam is the same Bharata born to Dushyan tha & Sakuntala.Dear Swami. tiruppalliezhuchi.75 feet thayar . If this is irrelvent please ignore my question. But for these exceptions there would not be any deviation. the Lord. If he has preachedDharma. my humble the way Drona. We celebrate Bhogi as'Aandal thirukalyanam'. .They clarified that when a vigrahamis installed as per agama (Pradhishtai).Srinivasan. Kindly clarify. Duryodana (hit below thewaist against the rules).Malathi V.but treating it similar to photo...what is the general rule for chanting the divya prabadha athome. he should have made Arjuna to beat his opponents in righteousmanner. Kindly clarify my doubts..Raghavan.But if not installed as per agama we can worship vigrahams same asthe photos. 1.Is Sathva Guna also to be dropped to attain the state of Eternityor to reach Gunadheetha. with regards s.5feet) in my perumal sannithi.also pls tell us to how start and end the parayanam. We start withd a y a p a t r a t a n i n a n .TSRIDHARAN.Kodhai Naachiyar sung Thirupaavai to attain Lord I presume that you are referring to srimad bhagavata jada bharata who preached atmanityatvam to Rahooguna. This should be done according to the practice in your a c h a r y a n tirumaaligai or mutt.Question By . Bheeshma (using Shikandi). InBhagawad Gita all good things are preached by Lord Krishna. senkamalam44@yahoo.Question By . Iwant to know You are right that all rules are to be followed.Raghavan.i did not install as per agama. Am I doing something againstagama? ...poochattal kaappidal etc( many books are available for the same)daily.I have a 'Perumal Thayaar' vigraham(panchaloka idol . whether one can havevigraham at home and asked my family elders.. Sriman Narayana's divine body toois made of suddha satva. . But after singing Naachiyar thirumozhi only she finds LordKrishna in Initially we have to nurture satva guna to remove rajas and tamas.Adiyen. sraghavan2005@yahoo.. Question ID: 16 .. On reaching Srivaikuntham themuktatma is blessed with suddha satva guna and sarira.. So my question is after attaining Lord Krishna why should shesearch him? As far as adiyaen's knowledge she sang Thirupaavai first. Question ID: 20 . Question ID: 17 .Question By . tiruppavai. then on from tiruppallandu and finally conclud e with vazhit i r u n a m a m . But exceptions are inevitable when thewicked had to be killed to save the society. . Krishna has the responsibility to kill the wicked as well as upkeep the boons or curses granted by rishis or devatas.. I offertheertham/fruits daily and render prayers also. but why he wasusing not-straight techniques to kill the opponents (kauravas).. He is different and much earlier to Mahabharata bharata.I got this out of 'premai' and I used to dress my aaathuperumal with various sathupadis. then one should not miss dailyAaradhanam..perumal . We have to chant nitya anusandhanam viz tiruppalandu. Both instances mentioned by you fall unde r thiscategory.Question By .Namaskaram. ssrini_26@yahoo. Question ID: 18 .to Bhagawad Gita.s.

but not too before. Please advice. Margazhi is gloriouslyr e l a t e d t o a n d a l t h a n t h a i .but i am confused now.hence the origin of this doubt. Question ID: 13 . What you are doing is right in terms of vigraha.likeentertaining foreign guests in the house with sometimes wine . Andal never got married to Sri Ranganatha. the seed? Previously i thought that MahaVishnu is the seed and he descended to Earth in different forms such as Rama. i have taken to the study of the Absolute .in Sriman Narayana is the supreme Brahmam and the cause for creation as confirmed byUpanishads. He is the Isvara.. krishnakumar. AdiyenRamanuja Dasan .sumanaRaghu. Please take the following question by adiaen. i learnt that. Entertaining foreign guestsespecially when they are . Let there not be any confusion. Krishna is one of Hisincarnations. Since the gopikas are surrendering to Krishna they chose Nappinnai. Is there anything wrong in not wearing metti as it is not possible inwearing it with shoes during cold climate?? 4. The swamis whom you have mentionedare following sanyasa asramam as they have chosen that. Also. sumanaprem@gmail.Question By -Krishnakumar..Question By . T h a t i s w h y t i r u k k a l y a n a m t a k e s p l a c e a t t h e e n d o f margazhi month.I am in UK andI am not able to follow sanctity very well though I take utmost care .. who was theLord? Does it mean that Krishna is the Origin and all other incarnations are plenaryportions of him or is it Maha Andal is revered for tiruppavai more than nachiar tirumozhi.Would like to know whether it was Maha Vishnu who took the form of Krishna.k@aol. He another epithet is Maha Vishnu.Srivaikunthanatha is the first form. I have a question regarding theGrihasthashramam. i am getting stirred up. lakshs@yahoo. Question ID: 14 .Namaskaram. Lord (in his 4thincarnation) became Nara and Narayana. which served their own purpose . . Then WHY our Swamis like Rangapriyar or Prakala muttswamis or whoever mahanswamis are following Bramhacharyam?? 2. Hare Krishna . So before this incarnation. Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha.My respected Pranams to Mukti is common to all varnas and asramas. and none for Rukmini or Satyabhama. Andal has sung about rukmini in her other work nachiar tirumozhi. So all these utsavams are for theanubhavams of bhaktas.1.. Question ID: 15 . from theFlash Presentation in this site which had the Hierarchy of Paramapadhanathan->Ksheerabdhinathan->Krishna->Idol.. Nara narayana is also one of the incarnations of Sriman Narayana (do notconfuse the like name in this avatara) for a specific purpose of preaching One should surrender to Rama avatara through Sri mahalakshmi (sita).Lakshminarayanan. ONthe other hand. For that matter.. ksheerabdhinatha is the second form and vibhava(Krishna is one of vibhava avataras)is the third form.krishna.Dear Swami. Will it lead to anykarmam ??? 3. seshadhri84@yahoo. In Ramayanam Sita herself wouldhave killed Ravana but she dint do it so??? Is it because she was not knowing herpower?? Waiting for your reply Srirama Jayarama JayaJaya Ram Sumana .. Any connections inparticular? I know this is a basic question. Why is there no reference to Rukmini piraati orSatyabhama piraati in Thiruppavai but only references to Nappinnai piraati? Iunderstand that Thiruppavai is about the Glory of the Lord but it does contain acouple of references to Nappinnai. Thanks inAdvance. Shetouched His lotus feet and vanished immediately. or isKrishna the Supreme Lord? From Srimad Bhagavatham.Seshadhri. surrender toVaraha avatara through bhumi devi and surrender to Krishna avatara through nila devi(nappinnai).QuestionBy .QuestionBy . As per our knowledge Mukti does not matter if one is bacheloror Hrihasthashramam.Should I take it from perumal sannithi? Kindly clarify my doubts.

TheShrardams are performed before " Prathyaksha Mahavishnu" and most of theofferings made to AAdi Narayanan .Adiyen Swami. sraghavan2005@yahoo. If they do have only female children what will be the fate of them thoughthey follow the rules and regulations as laid down in our sampradhayam properly. While doing Thiruvathyenam. Yours truly.Question By -S. The Great 12 Namas of Vishnu are said during Sandhya Vandanam.kindly explain .One more question i am a CA practising andhave to restore to unfair and unethical practise while doing my job as an auditor.non veg and alcohol consumer would amount to papam. Question ID: 10 . ahobil3@yahoo. are they exempted from doing thenithyaanushtanams.kalyanivenkatesh. You will have to wear metti.Eagerly looking forwrd to meet u inperson and i am from Ambattur. You being a Ramanuja sambandhiand saranagata need not worry about this . Karma yogam is a sastric prescription which cannot be against rule. i would like to know how to get dikshai forpancharatra agamam.dear swami. Kindly clarify. madhviganesh@satyam.Respected Sir. I would like to start my religious questin a more ardent way.kindly help me as to what i should do. if any of the srivaishnavites do not have the boychild what is the fate of those goshti since in our sampradhayam there is a sayingthat the boy child only is the sole authority to relieve the pithrukkal from "PUTHNARAG".cani console myself saying it is the karmayagam that i am doing as advised by kannanin gita. T h e r e a r e a l s o p a t h a s a l a s f o r t h i s p u r p o s e . They are all vaishnavas only.Raghavan. I am sure you will find a way out of yourshoes. Thanking you.what does it smarthas are not E v e r y o n e w i t h o u t expception has to perform his nitya karma anushthana You cannot convince that it iskarma yogam.I feel guilty to continue in practice after i did baranyasam. This cannot be explained in To get deekshai one has to undergo a 4 year course in pancharatra agama under aa g a m a v i d v a n . Question ID: 11 . -Question By .net. should we do santyavantam when i findarchagas in many temples do nt do the I am not sure what type of apacharam took place. You can get samasrayanam administered provided you have wellunderstood the significance of it. or values. You have to meetan acharya in person to get all needed inputs about this.and Sarvam is Krishnarpanamasthu .com This rule is only to those other than saranagathas. In these circumstances a honestbruhaspati would be the best judge. Question ID: 12 . Namaskarams Kala . In vishishtadhvaidha siththandham being thedhasa goshti of Srimath Ramanujar.Question By -Kala. and i belong to srisanndi.Namaskarams to my Guru I am a saivaite(Smarta) bybirth.Actually I feel that we do not observe any thing exclusively to identify us asSaivaites.chennai . I do believethat Sriman Narayanan is the Supreme Lord. kalyani272002@hotmail. You have rightly identified thatthere are no prostrations to Siva in our daily anushthanams which itself proves theearlier statement. Kindly abstain.if some apacharamstake place do we have to make re cooking the food offered to Pithru ?SomeVathyars say that by doing prayachitham there is no need to remake the food. Question ID: 9 . Like the true Vaushnavite can have a Samashrayanam what ispossible for me being a woman. BharathiKumar . Either you have to abstain from those practices or take a up a jobwhere these impediments would not be there.Question By -BharathiKumar.

sage viswamitra and the like can be called "thegreat ones" because .but according to the tarpana system our good karma is shared byour forefathers.are not sages supposedto have renounced their likes. Disease is as a result of our karma.hatredness towards the world aroundthem?if so why this attitude of cursing others?if not. We neither have tapas nor have knowledgeand power for Both medically and religiously ekadasi fasting is a must. kishantns@sify.respected the effect of our karma is shared and not the karma itself.. Prabhu.e).Both chose their own ways for which Bhagavan is not to be blamed. But we do not die and reachmoksham the next moment we surrender. Lord ram saysthat he doesn't have any duality. Surrender is to relieve you of all sufferings and thecycles of birth. They cursed only thewrong doers. to wriggle out of these wrong deeds. Question ID: 3 .why is this so? 4)Sir.gayathriraghavan.then how can they be reveredas great humans if they are going to bring immense sorrow to those who are beingcursed by them?and how God had given so much power to those sages despite thefact that they react more equally like other human beings in showing theiranguish?plese clarify this doubt of mine.You will please Krishna if youdo what He likes.How does a devotee percieve when heis seriously affected by a deadly disease or accidents? 3)One's karma will alwaysremain with Their power is due to their tapas (penance and detachment). Please forgive me for the longmail. This vratam is so close to Sri Krishna's heart. i have been pondering for years together abouthow the rishis like sage duruvasa. body sastra and knowledge. Further. Swami could you please explain me thesignificance of ekadesi vratham(Fasting). So He is equal toall while providing us this body and knowledge and at the same time He punishes orrewards according to our actions. Yes they did have someunwanted qualities. 3. He was a siva bhakta.dislikes. but Bhaseagavan sends us to Svarga or naraka b a s e d o n o u r punya and papa.he wanted including ravana to live.. They also advised the way out if the cursed . It cleans our digestive organsand rejuventes metabolism. gayathrismruthi@yahoo. They did not curse the good ones. -Question By . i willprotect you from sinful reactions. So between theday of surrender and the last day of that birth we have to experience the results of ourpapa and punya and exhaust them.Question By -Kishan. He likes you being good to all. 4. For example we call dhanurmasaekadasi as vaikuntha ekadasi as fasting and darshan on that day gives But they also knew to do hadinstructed me that"right now i have duties to my peer group". As an impartial King He provided the s a m e infrastructure namely.Please accept my humble obeisances unto your lotus feet!1)Krishna says that 'I put the atheistic demonaic people repeatedly in the lowestspecies of life. the wicked or not fear". 2.37@gmail.ADiyen swami. Isn't it acontrary statement. There are 25ekadasis in a year and each one is called by name. Very humbly and patiently waiting for your reply! .how shall i please Firstly Ravana was not an atheist.but everyone in myclass thinks that i'm odd.i'm an engineering student(t. In that case nobody would surrender for fearof immediate death. Question ID: 4 . which is very difficult todo. So it is at the end of this birth we are relieved. You are aware of ambarisha charitram which is a testimony to the glory of ekadasi. Rama says that He isequal to all. The birth in which we surrender is the last.Question ID: 7 .i have learnt from mythological stories that these sages werevery short tempered and used to curse fellow human beings whenever they thoughtthat some disrespect has been done to them by the others. Question By . 2)When lord krishna says "Just surrender unto me . to both vibheeshna and Ravana. Adiyen Prabhu Ramanuja Dasan. on the other hand during the vibeeshan saranagati.

This is a pinching doubt in adiyen's mind.Question By -Sridhar. sridhardasan@yahoo. They do not impact the first category. Pranams!! when we go to DivyaDesa or anytype of Yathras for which we used to offer YATHRA DHANAM.felt sorry. Adiyen ramanujadhasan. So do not stop giving it to the priest. It is said that when the body perishes the Atmaleaves. to perform the Pithru Karyams. kalyani272002@hotmail. My husband and I are going on apilgrimage to Kashi this March. Question By .Sorry for anything wrong in adiyen'squestions and awaiting anxiously your reply in this regard. Your understanding that SrimanNarayana is the antaryami to everybody is right and so we worship only Him. Do notfeel apologetic or guilty. Question ID: 1 . Under what circumstances the moksham may bedenied? Do we have to do anything post samashrayanam to ensure our liberation. Basedon your clarifications adiyen wish to follow the same. After attendingsomany upanyasams adiyan had a doubt as to why we should put to Pilliar idle sinceantharyami of that idle is only Sriman Narayana. these rituals are vedic prescriptions for us (theheirs). I would like to know how this actuallyhelps the evolution of the soul. Pancha samskaram "seems" like a mere ritual. it doesnot seem to give any spiritual experience. I perform these religiously to reserve abirth for me in does the Acharyan takes care of everything.Namaskarams to my GURU. But all along we followed theprinciple your highness may pl clarify what to do further about the procedure tofollow in respect of yathra dhanam.Question By -Kala. I t i s n o t a m e r e r i t u a l b u t a s p i r i t u a l e n l i g h t e n m e n t a b o u t t h e a b s o l u t e servitude of jiva. We hold azhvars ina higher position compared to rishis as they did not have these problems Question ID: 6 . Just because many jump s ignals or yellow line their usage . Sridhar . Dasan. In our case previouslyi. This relates us with SriRamanuja who was assured moksham to him and his devotees by Sri Ranganatha H i m s e l f . madhviganesh@satyam. If one has done samashrayanam is mokshamguaranteed in this very birth. Namaskarams Kala .Swamin. As usual a few could have reduced it to a mere ritual but this iscommon everywhere. Question ID: 2 . before attending your Upanyasam we usually give Rs. However more than influencing or ensuring a place for a departed soul. God Principle then how will our recalling the3 generations by their names will feed the Atman? Are we feeding the Atma or someother form? Kindly clarify. So more thansending my father to a loka through my karma. But as a Srivaishnava start giving to a Srivaishnava Samasrayanam is a certain way for liberation in the same birth. O u r o f f e r i n g s a n d r i t u a l s d o i m p a c t t h o s e o f t h e s e c o n d category. But as a srivaishnava we should respect (not worship) everybody including After getting released from this body the atman.Here a question arises as to whether it can be continued likewise.If theAtma has no identity other than being.Annual and Gaya Shrardams .co. or reaches places likesvarga naraka pitru loka and many more as a result of its papas or punyas from wherei t r e t u r n s t o b h o o l o k a .Where would it go if it does not attain Mukthi?Will it rest if it does not find asuitable body? Then what is this Tharpanams .11 to Lord VinayakarHundi and then after returning from j ourney we will haond over to the priest of thevinayaka temple since it is told that yathra dhanam to be given only to Pilliar hundi. we would be relieved of our karmas. I would like to clarifya few things atleast Yatra danam is to a Brahmana. When we realise thesrivaishnava principles we feel embarrassed to go to pilliar temple and giveofferings which hither to we followed .Respected Swamy. either reaches Sri vaikuntham onsheeding its papas and punyas from where it never returns 2. Only on performing these. 1.

cannot be questioned. The almightly Himself is a mere stone (in idol form) if we do notsanctify. Moksham would be denied if we commit bhaagavata apacharam. We have to follow internal and external prescriptions (6commands of Sri Ramanuja) which progressively matures us. . After the samasrayanam we do have duties and responsibilities for the rest of the life eventhough acharyan owns the single most important responsibility of grantingmoksham through perumal.