Contents Page Manavaala Mamunigal’s Services to Srivaishnavism 1 Preface to Arthi Prabandham 4 Thaniyans 6 Paasurams 7 Nigamanam 62 ManavALa. It is our pleasure to announce the launching of the “web” release of Arthi Prabandham with Commentary by the Revered Sri Sri Thirumalai. Aarthi prabandham is making us drown in Ramanuja Bakthi, I also heard. that there is a misconception that it was done by Swami Manavala.
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Is there another person like you even in the higher worlds who is an embodiment of tolerance and compassion? Hence it is proposed to touch on the main aspect leaving the readers who are interested to learn more to study the commentaries on this work. However, we must understand that a highly evolved soul like Mamunigal would have had his way to liberation in a much easier fashion.
Perhaps it is due to the habitual way of committing sins. He earnestly asks Ramanuja, the king of hermits, about the time it would take for him to enjoy the eternal bliss that Paramapadham has to offer. Verse 55 glorifies this work in particular. Despite knowing this design, I was finding it difficult to bear the sorrow with the sinful human body that I possess. In this verse, Mamunigal explains the journey that the jivatma undertakes to reach paramapadham by explaining the pit stops it encounters enroute to Srivaikuntam.
Likewise Maamunigal spread it through eight of his disciples called Ashta Diggajas. This immortal Wealth is obtained only by the grace of Ramanuja. Maamunigal wrote commentaries on three most important works amongst the 18 viz.
Mangalam to such a great person. Only such people who do not associate are fit to receive our kainkaryam. Sugarcane as it grows increases it sweetness.
On finding the child falling in the well, the mother plunges in to the well immediately to save the child. Even though he is hungry, his ego would prevent him from accepting aartji from mother.
Why do you desire to forever remain entrenched in the ocean of samsara! You only kindled in me what are called parabhakthi para Jnana prabanvham Paramabhakthi. A good interpretation of the verse is as follows.
It is sung even today at 3 AM daily when the Temple doors open for the day.
No verse captures this thought azrthi than the current one, where, he advises what spiritual seekers have to do. I hope you realise it. On deeper analysis it will be found that all the attributes referred to in the stanza are obtained by sheer grace of Ramanuja and hence Maamunigal by way of gratitude pays a charming tribute in aarthii stanza as detailed below line by line.
You chant daily Ramanuja Nootranthaadhi composed by Amudhanar. Maamunigal pays his gratitude to his Acharya who was solely responsible to divert his devotion exclusively to Ramanuja. People of Maya school have been won over in the stage of origin itself. I have unconditionally surrendered to you as my means of salvation. To put it in short, you are my everything. Then those who profess the theory of unreality maya as well as Bhaskara and Yadava schools of thought have all been won over by Ethiraja who appears as a great warrior.
To put it in nutshell, it is the thinking of great seers that pious wishes should get fulfilled earliest. By meditating upon our teacher Thiruvaimozhippillai who is an embodiment of spotless knowledge and possesses divine, auspicious qualitieswe become eligible recipients to the grace of Ramanuja.
Accordingly Maamunigal undertook pilgrimage to holy shrines and made several innovations and reforms in the rituals at Temples. Arthi Prabandham — Final.
Shankya hill has been razed to the ground. This process is continuing even today. The saffron robe that Ramanuja wraps around his body, the one that can even put the brightness of the sun to shame, may that live long! This way, I have been preoccupied with worldly affairs in a manner that is incompatible with my Atma Swarupam.
Through his scholarly works and his infinite compassion, Ramanuja saved the people of this world from falling into the trap laid down by Kalipurusha. I doubt whether I will imbibe that reverential feeling in future? The idea conveyed is clear. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. My father Thiruvaimozhippillai, out of his abounding grace, helped me beget your sambandham and blessed me with the spiritual meanings contained in Thirumanthiram.
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In this verse, Mamunigal praises the scholarly genius of Ramanuja that defeated the six philosophical schools propagated by foreign forces. The utterance is only mechanical, devoid of any devotional feeling of reverence. You bear this in mind and utter the same incessantly by way of gratitude.
Ranganachiyar and his pirattis Bhoo and Neela devis forgive me? In a nutshell the theme conveyed is as under: Maamunigal longs for Moksha early so as to arrest farther accumulation of sins.