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  1. Knowlege about the soul and the Supersoul Q: What are the important differences between the Supreme Lord Vishnu or the Supersoul and the living entity (samsaaree)? A: The important differences are: Dimensionally, the Supersoul is infinitely vast and spreads His opulent (vibhu) light everywhere and in comparison, the living entity, as a personified unit of gyana (knowledge) is infinitely smaller. The Supersoul is not bound by ‘karma’ (past deeds), but the living entity is bound by ‘karma’, which means that his present role is pre-determined by his past role. The Supersoul, overwhelms, bears and governs and the living entity is overwhelmed, borne and governed by the Super-Soul. The Supersoul’s knowledge is everlasting and is infinitely vast, whereas the knowledge of the living entity, because of its attachment to ‘karma’ is bound to shrink. However, in the state of ‘mukthi’ or liberation from ‘karma’, the knowledge of the living entity expands and fills the space. Q: How many varieties of living entities are there? A: The living entities are of three varieties: 1. Baddhas, 2. Mukthas and 3. Nithyas. There are four classifications of baddhas: devas (the heavenly entities); human beings; thiryaks consisting of birds and animals; sthavaras (plants). The above said baddhas take different births cyclically based on their past deeds of good and bad, being subject to the natural elemental influences like, sound, touch, form, taste, scent etc., they get involved in the wordly life. Their physical bodies obscure their consciousness of the soul within and are affected by their ego of I and Mine. They have been experiencing joy and sorrow of life from time immemorial. We belong to this category of baddhas and are countless. A baddha, at some point of time, through the grace of the Lord, begins to realize the presence of the Supersoul, gets liberated from the cyclical worldly connections imposed by karma, samsara and the mundane sport (leela vibhoothi) and reaches the abode of Lord Vishnu to become a muktha, which means that he has attained mukthi, a state of liberation. These mukthas are also countless. The nithyas are never associated with karma and always dwell in the abode of the Supreme Lord like the great serpent called Anantha, the great bird called Garuda, the chief attendant Vishwaksena and a countless number engaged in the service of the Lord. Q: Are there any differences in the personality (swarupa) of the three types of living entities? A: As part of the body of the Supreme Lord, these three types of living entities, who enjoy the consummate enlightened state do not have any difference in personality.
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  4. Shrila Ramanujacharya is regarded as the father of the Shri Vaishnava philosophy. Shri Ramanujacharya was instrumental in spreading the Shri Vaishnava philosophy extensively throughout India. His philosophy is called as Vishishtadvaita, which is a refined Advaitam of Shri Adi Shankaracharya, a great saint and philosopher of 8th CE. Vishishtadvaita of Shri Ramanujacharya is very popular when compared to the other philosophies because it has revealed many secretes of the Vedantic philosophy. That's why millions of people follow the Vishishtadvaita philosophy of Shri Ramanujacharya. About Shri Ramanujachraya Shri Ramanujacharya was born in the year 1017, Chitra month and on the day of Arudra star. He mastered the Vedas at the young age of 16 years, and became the disciple of an Advaita teacher called Yadava Prakasha for further education. The interpretations by his teacher on the Vedic concepts bothered Ramanuja, and he never hesitated to present his interpretations. One great example is when Yadava Prakasha misinterpreted the verse from Chandagyopanishad, “Kapyasam Pundareekam Ekam Akshini”, as the eyes of Lord Vishnu are red as the “bottom of a monkey”. Ramanuja was very disturbed by this interpretation and cried. Upon inquiry, Ramanuja said to his teacher that his interpretation was wrong and it hurt him deeply. When his teacher demanded the correct interpretation, Ramanuja explained that the correct meaning of the verse is that Lord Vishnu's eyes are red and beautiful as lotus flower. At this interpretation Yadava Prakasha felt threatened by Ramanuja's intellect and devotion for lord Vishnu. Some of Yadava Prakasha's disciples plotted to kill Ramanuja for becoming a threat to his teacher and also constantly questioning their teacher and the Advaita philosophy. However, with the help of another disciple and his friend Ramanuja escapes the plot and spends a night in the forest. With the divine grace of Lord Varadaraja and Thaayaar he wakes up at Kanchipuram. At Kanchipuram Ramanuja spends time doing chores for Lord Varadaraja, and learns the secrets of devotion through ThiruKachii Nambi(Kanchipurna), who is known to have spoken with Lord Varadaraja everyday during the fanning service to the lord. During this time, Alavandar, a well known Shri Vaishnava saint wanted to meet Ramanuja and sends one of his disciples to fetch him, but Alavandar passes away before Ramanuja arrives. While disappointed for not able to speak to Alavandar, Ramanuja notices that there of fingers were closed. His disciples mention that Alavandar had three desires and wanted someone to fulfill them. They were: 1.Write commentary on Veda Vyasa's Brahma Sutras, 2. The names of Shri Parasara and Vyasa are perpetuated, and 3. Propagate the Vishishtadvaita philosophy as recommended by Alwars in their work, Nalayira Divya Prabandham containing 4000 verses. As Ramanuja vowed to fulfill these wishes, Alavandar's fingers opened one after the other. Then Ramanuja spent rest of his life fulfilling the three wishes of Alavandar. Broadminded Ramanujacharya Ramanujacharya was known for his broadmindedness from his young age. During Ramanuja's time, there lived a great Vishnu Bhaktha called Kanchipurna(Thirukacchi Nambi). He was a non-brahmin by birth but had a great devotion for Lord Varadaraja and served him everyday at the temple. Ramanuja was always fascinated by his devotion and learnt so much information about devotion and serving God. Many people in the village never liked Ramanuja's association with this low caste Kanchipurna. Ramanuja had a great respect for Kanchipurna and he often invited him for lunch. One morning Ramanuja invited Kanchipurna for lunch and went to Lord Varadaraja's service in the temple. At lunch time Ramanuja came home with a banana leaf and told his wife to get the lunch ready for Kanchipurna. Ramanuja's wife replied that she already served lunch to Kanchipurna, gave the leftover food to the maid, and cleaned the place where he ate. Hearing this Ramanuja was very disappointed with his wife and the way she treated Kanchipurna. Ramanuja's wife was so orthodox and she exhibited discrimination with the people belonging to other castes. Whereas Ramanuja was an open minded person and had a great reverence for Kanchipurna. He regarded Kanchipurana as a very learned person and a great devotee. There was also another incident with his teacher Mahapurna, who initiated Ramanuja with Panch Samskaramas(five steps of initiation to become a Shri Vaishnava). Mahpurna belong to slightly lower level Brahmins sect. One day Ramanuja's wife made discriminatory remark at Mahapurna's wife while collecting water from the well. Ramanuja's wife says that the water collected by Mahapurna's wife and her may have mixed up, and being a higher caste person she cannot use the water that is mixed up the water that is drawn by a lower caste/sect person. At this insult Mahapurna leaves Ramanuja's place without informing him. After learning this from his wife Ramanuja decides to leave married life and become a saint, because he felt that married life is a hindrance to his ambition of learning and fulfilling the three wishes of his teacher Alavandar. The third incident is the most classic of all, and it happened a little later in his life. After establishing worship procedures at Shrirangam, Ramanuja approaches Thirukkottiyar Nambi for Charama Slokam(the most scared mantras). Thirukkottiyar Nambi refused to teach the sacred mantra to Ramanuja 17 times. Ramanuja never understood the reason for the refusal and was deeply disappointed for not able to receive the manthra. It is said that Ramanuja was denied of the sacred manthra because he was identifying himself as Ramanuja, but not the servant of Lord Varadaraja. On the 18th trip he realizes the mistake and introduces himself to Nambi as the servant of Lord Varadaraja. Then Nambi teaches the scared manthra to Ramanuja, but warns him not to share with anyone as it is the most sacred manthra. He also warns him that he will go to hell if he shares the mantra with others. After learning the manthra, Ramanuja chooses to share it with everyone irrespective of the caste, creed, sex and social status. The next day he climbs up the gopuram(entrance arch) of the temple and teaches the manthra to all those who gathered there. He also advises them to chant that scared manthra all the time to get moksham(salvation). Immediately Ramanuja's teacher Nambi calls him and threatens that Ramaunja would go to hell for sharing the secret manthra with everyone. In reply Ramanuja says to his teacher that he is happy to go to hell at the expense of many people getting moksha for chanting the scared manthra. At this response his teacher Nambi realizes that Ramanuja is a great person than and decides to become Ramaunja's disciple. The Philosophy of Vishishtadvaita The Vishishtadvaita philosophy of Ramanuja is refined Advaita philosophy proposed by Adi Shankaracharya. Shankracharya's Advaita philosophy says that Brahmin is the ultimate truth, the world is an illusion, and there is no difference between the Brahman and individual self. Whereas Ramanuja's Vishishtadaviat philosophy says that Brahmin is ultimate and He has numerous attributes. It is incorrect to say that Brahmin is Nirguna(without attributes). Brahmin, the ultimate truth, is different from individual self. At the same time Brahmin is in every entity of this universe, which is His creation. Brahmin is Paramantma(supreme soul) and individual self is Jeevatma(minute soul). They could be compared to an ocean and drop of water simultaneously. The ultimate goal of jeevatama is to reach paramantma, juts like the destination of every rain drop is the ocean through complete surrender. Once jeevatma reaches paramatma it will continue to serve paramatma in Paramapadama, the abode of Lord Narayana or Mahapurusha. In order to surrender to Lord Shriman Narayana, one must take the initiation just like Ramaunja did with his guru. It includes five steps- Taapa - branding the symbols of conch and discus on the shoulders of the aspirant to eliminate past sins and also as reminder that he/she is the servant of the Lord. Pundram –The application of sacred marks on 12 places; forehead, shoulders, chest, top and bottom end of the backbone, the head. This sacrament is protection against temptation, and also reminder that our body is a temple. Dasya Naama – Securing a name that constantly reminds one that he/she is a servant of God. Mantra Upadesha – Instruction of the three sacred manthras and their meaning. Recitation of these manthras redeem one from the cycle of birth and death. Yaga - Complete surrender to supreme personality if Godhead(Narayana), and lead a sacred life by worshipping God everyday, and performing actions that please God. The ultimate objective of the ritual is to have the sincerity in surrender to God. Going through the ritual without leading the life the way it is recommended will yield to no results, and it is not considered as complete surrender. Testimony to Ramanuja's Devotion Undoubtedly Ramanuja was an incredible devotee of Lord Narayana, and he was able to demonstrate on several occasions. In his effort to fulfill the three wishes of his teacher, Ramanuja travelled extensively to spread Shri Vaishnava philosophy. Ramanuja's influence over people was such that a Chola king, who was a staunch Shaivite, was afraid of Ramanuja and passed an order to capture and kill Ramanuja. Though Ramanuja was not afraid of the king and his death, on his disciples' request he left Tamilnadu and travelled to Karanataka. At the same time the daughter of one of the kings in that area was haunted by evil spirits. Learning the greatness of Ramanuja the king requests Ramanuja to heal his daughter. Ramanuja simple takes the name of Lord Narayana and gives princess the holy water to drink. Immediately the evil spirits leave the body of princess and she becomes well. As the king hails Ramanuja, he replies that it is the greatness of Lord Narayana that healed the princess and He will protect anyone who surrenders to Him completely. On another occasion, some followers of Jainism argue with Ramanuja and denounce the Vedas and Hindu way of worship, rituals, etc. Further, the Jain followers demand that Ramanuja should answer their questions and if he was able to answer their questions they will accept him as their teacher. One day the place was set for the question and answer session. About one thousand people get ready to question Ramanuja. To answer their questions Ramanuja takes the form the divine serpent with 100o hoods, Adishesha, and answers all their questions at the same time. The Jain disciples were astounded at the authority of Ramanuja, accept their defeat and become the followers of Ramanuja. These two incidents are a great testimony to Ramanuja's complete surrender to Lord Narayana, and in fact he was the true messenger of Lord Narayana. Restoration of Vishnu Temples Ramanuja was instrumental in establishing correct practices in all Vishnu temples, including the famous and the most sacred shrine of Tirupathi. He taught his disciples the correct way of worshipping Lord Narayana through Pancharathra Agama (the worship procedure). He also made sure there were no errors in worshipping Lord Narayana. He made sure that there is a place for Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the works of Alwars, in the day to day worship of Lord Narayana. He also made sure there was no discrimination against the people of other castes. One great example is a Lord Vishnu's temple in Melkote in Karanataka, where a very special celebration is held once a year called Vairumidi. This celebration goes for almost a week, and one day people of other castes are given an opportunity to celebrate and worship God in their own way. In this way Ramanuja was also a great reformer of social justice. Ramanuja made a point many times that everyone, irrespective of caste, creed and sex, is eligible for Lord Narayana's grace, and it can be received with complete surrender to Him. The Works of Ramanuja Ramanuja's works include Vedanta Sangraha(summary of the menaing of the Vedas), commentary on the Brahma Sutras(Shri Bhashyam), Geeta Bhashyam (commentary on Bhagavath Geeta), Gadya Trayama(Sharanagarthi Gadyam, ShriRanga Gadyam, Vaikunta Gadyam). Sharanagathi Gadyama is about complete surrender to Shriman Narayana. In his dialogue with Shri Lakhsmi Devid Ramanuja pleads with the Mother to recommend for his moksham to Shriman Narayana. ShriRanga Gadyam is about a prayer of surrender to Shri Ranganatha. Vaikunta Gadyam is about the description the Shri Vaikuntam, the abode of Shriman Narayana on whom everyone should be meditating upon for Moksham. In addition to this Ramanujacharya also Vedanta Sara, Vedanta Deepa, and Nithya Granthams(day to day activities related to God's worship). Lord Ramanuja established 74 mutts(branches) to promote Shri Vaishnava philosophy and each is headed by a Shri Vaishnava saint. The common goal of all these mutts is to spread the Vishishtadvaita philosophy and worship of the supreme personality of Godhead through complete surrender. The leadership provided by Ramanuja continues to influence saints, teachers, scholars and his disciples as on today. Many scholars continue to deliver lectures and write papers on the works on Ramanuja. His contribution in refining the philosophy of Hinduism and God's worship is so incredible that it will continue to be there until the end of this creation. Greatest testimony is that in every temple and house where Lord Narayana and his forms are worshipped, Ramanuja is worshipped as a great teacher. Ramanuja's worship goes hand in hand in everyday prayer. In conclusion, Ramanuja lived 120 years which is the complete life span of a human being and the fact has been indicated in the Hindu scriptures. Recently scientists also confirmed that 120 years is the life span of a human being. Ramanuja's life is a testimony to validate the authenticity of the Vedas and many facts which have been stated in them about God, creation and many aspects of the material world and spiritual world.
  5. Sri Ramanujacarya Mathura, India: April 9, 2000 Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja [January 29, 2015 is the divine disappearance day of Sri Ramanujacarya. Kindly accept this lecture, given by Srila Narayana Maharaja a few years ago, as the information is eternal.] Today is the avirbhava, birthday, of Sri Ramanujacarya. Rama-Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama, is also coming very soon, Throughout Their entire lives, Rama and Sita-devi always had problems, even though Rama is God and Sita-devi is his svarupa-sakti, internal potency. They showed by example that in this world, even if you are a king and have a very strong personality, you will still have to suffer. So try to be like Rama, Sita, and Hanuman. Don't be worried. There are many stories of the lives of great personalities that illustrate this, such as the life of Sri Ramanujacarya. Sri Ramanujacarya is an incarnation of Laksmana (Lord Rama's youn ger brother), and he accepted the Sri Sampradaya. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada took many teachings from him, such as the duties of sannyasis, the duties of disciples, and the etiquette of the Vaisnava. He utilized 108 teachings. We follow these teachings, and we have also published them in our Bhagavata Patrika and Gaudiya Patrika (Hindi and Bengali Magazines). Correcting His Guru Sri Ramanujacarya took birth in a simple family. His mother and father were not very wealthy, but they were of a high brahmana caste and they were very learned. Ramanuja was an outstanding boy from his childhood. While under the guidance of a Mayavadi guru named Yadavacarya, he was very careful in his studies. One day, when his guru was giving an impersonal explanation of a verse that contained the word taptyasana, he compared the lotus-eyes of the Lord to the hind part of a monkey which is reddish near its tail. Hearing this from his gurudeva's mouth, Ramanuja began to cry in great pain. He felt grief in his heart that his gurudeva had used such a bad analogy for describing the lotus-eyes of the Lord. After collecting himself, he very politely asked if he could say something about the verse. Yadavacarya assented, and Ramanuja very nicely gave many explanations according to Sanskrit grammar. He said that the term taptyasana actually means one who bring s water, and that is the sun. The lotus blossoms by the potency of the sun, and therefore the Lord's eyes are compared to the lotus, not the monkey. When Yadavacarya heard this, he thought, "This boy is dangerous. He is very expert and is giving such nice explanations. In the future he might uproot all the impersonal teachings from the Vedas, and so I must kill him." Protected by the Lord Fearing in this way, he announced to the boys that they would be going on an outing on a particular day. He also very confidentially told a few of his disciples of his plan to kill Ramanuja on that day. Within the group of these disciples, one boy was a cousin-brother of Ramanuja named Govinda. He discreetly came to Ramanuja and quietly informed him of their teacher's intention. He said, "O brother, you should be very careful, for our teacher is planning to kill yo u tonight when we are all out together." Hearing this from Govinda, Ramanuja immediately left that place. Throughout the day and night, he passed through the dense forest, and it was difficult for him to discern his way, especially at night. Seeing His dear devotee in such a state, the Lord appeared in the form of Bharadvaja and, holding a conch in His hand, showed Ramanuja the way. Thus, within no time at all Ramanuja crossed the entire distance of the forest, and he found himself standing outside a village. After some days, out of compassion for Yadavacarya and with a desire to deliver him, he again began studying under his guidance. After some years, Ramanuja converted Yadavacarya to Vaisnava philosophy, whereupon his teacher became his disciple. At one point thereafter, Ramanuja began hearing of the qualities of a great Vaisnava guru in South India by the name of Sri Yamunacarya, and he eventually became Sri Yamunacarya's d isciple. The Quarrelsome Wife Later on he married, and his wife was very quarrelsome. Her behavior was discourteous and uncooperative, and incidents would often take place, which he would have to somehow tolerate. A disciple of Sri Yamunacarya and elder god-brother of Ramanuja named Kancipurna came to Ramanuja's village along with his wife. Ramanuja accepted Kancipurna as a siksa-guru. One day, when Kancipurna's wife was taking some water from a well, she met Ramanuja's wife, who had also come to the well for drawing water. It so happened that while taking the water out of the well, some water from the pot of Kancipurna's wife spilled into the pot of Ramanuja's wife. Although this was a small accident, Ramanuja's wife became furious and insulted Kancipurna's wife with abusive language. Kancipurna became hurt when he later on heard about this and, without informing Ramanuja, he and his wife left that place and went to Sri Rangam. When Sri Ramanuja came to know that his wife's behavior had offended a Vaisnava, he felt very bad and thought, "She is committing vaisnava-aparadha; she has such an offensive mentality. I must do something about it." The Trick One day, a hungry brahmana came to Ramanuja, asking for some food. Ramanuja sent this brahmana to his wife, telling him, "Go to my home and tell my wife that I sent you. She will give you some food." When that brahmana came to Ramanuja's wife, she boldly insulted him again and again. She told him he should get out of there, and that there was no food for him. Returning to Ramanuja, the brahmana reported what had happened, and Ramanuja replied, "Wait here for a few minutes." He left and wrote a letter to his wife, as though it was written by her father, stating, "O my dear daughter, I am arranging the marriage of my son, your brother. So you should come. Please bring your husband with you." Writing these words very nicely, he folded that letter and tied it with colorful threads. And, along with that, he sent a coconut and other auspicious items. He then gave that letter to the brahmana and said, "Now go again to my wife. She will welcome you nicely this time. The brahmana went again. After reading the letter, Ramanuja's wife's behavior completely changed. This time she welcomed him warmly and sweetly, and offered him all kinds of palatable food and sweets. When Ramanuja came home, his wife told him about the marriage. She cited her father's request for both of them to come and requested him to please come along. Ramanuja said, "No, I cannot come, for I am very busy; you may go now with this brahmana. Don't be late." Accepting Sannyasa After his wife left with that brahmana, Ramanuja locked the door of his house and went to Sri Rangam to meet his Gurudeva, Sri Yamunacarya. He wanted to take sannyasa from him, but when he reached Sri Rangam, he found that Sri Yamunacarya had just passed away and his disciples were walking in a funeral procession with his divine body. Ramanuja felt very disheartened and sad. He asked them to stop for a moment. He wanted them to uncover the transcendental body so that he could take darsana of his Gurudeva's divine form. He observed that all the fingers on one of his Gurudeva's hands were open, and on the other, three fingers were closed. He inquired from the disciples all around as to why this was, and he wanted to know when it happened. No one could answer. They said, "We didn't notice it before; it must have happened just now." Ramanuja became silent, and after some time he spoke, addressing Sri Yamunacarya's transcendental body. He said, "Now, I will first of all write a Vaisnava commentary on Vedanta, and I will preach that Vaisnava commentary throughout India." One finger opened, and Ramanuja spoke further, "I will take tridandi-sannyasa right now, and I will preach the message of vaisnava-dharma and your teachings." When Sri Yamunacarya heard that, his second finger opened. Ramanuja then said, "I will systematically write about Vaisnava etiquette, explaining the behavior required to execute pure devotional service, and what precautions should be taken. I will also preach this throughout India." After uttering this third statement, Sri Ramanujacarya observed, along with all present, that three of Yamunacarya's fingers had now opened. Then and there, Sri Ramanujacarya formally accepted tridandi sannyasa from Sri Yamunacarya. The Ideal Disciple What is the duty of an ideal disciple? He should not merely stay with gurudeva; he should try to give his energy by body, mind and words, and try to serve him according to his desires. He should not just be present physically, thinking something exciting is going to happen, while remaining unenthusiastic to serve. That is not a disciple, but rather something quite opposite. A true disciple always desires, with heart and mind, to better serve his gurudeva. Sri Ramanujacarya had now formally taken initiation from Sri Yamunacarya. Afterwards, all the disciples of Sri Yamunacarya, who were great scholars and who had served their Gurudeva for so many years, came together. Having seen the extraordinary characteristics and personality of Sri Ramanujacarya, they collectively decided that he should be appointed as the next acarya after their Guru, and they honored him with the acarya seat in Sri Rangam. Sri Ramanujacarya accepted the orders of his god-brothers, but before sitting and acting as the acarya, he went to each of his god-brothers, for two months, four months, six months, or one year, and served each of them. He thus formally endeavored to understand the teachings of Sri Yamunacarya since he had not gotten the opportunity to spend much time with him. After serving and satisfying them, Sri Ramanujacarya commenced his role as acarya of the Sri Sampradaya in Sri Rangam Sampradaya in Sri Rangam We should carefully follow Sri Ramanujacarya's example. Not only should we intimately serve our Gurudeva, we shoul d also respect and properly honor our god-brothers and god-sisters. If someone is senior to us, having served our gurudeva longer, we should show that person great honor. If someone is equal to us, we should give friendly honor to him, and if we encounter someone in an inferior position and who is serious about learning, we should always be merciful. We should try to perform devotional service in a very harmonious way. Refuting the Impersonalists When Sri Ramanujacarya officially became the acarya, he began preaching the cult of Sri Yamunacarya very strongly. In South India, two impersonalist sects are very prominent: Saiva and Sankaracarya. Sankaracarya's followers subscribe to the vedanta-sutras like "sarvam kalvidam brahma" and "tat tvam asi." They think themselves impersonal brahma, and they think everything comes from brahma. The Saiva School considers Lord Siva to be the ultimate truth, and they want to merge into him. This is the basic difference between the two. Sri Ramanujacarya refuted and defeated all impersonalism by his very strong and effective preaching.
  6. On, 25 November, 2014, Jaya varusha Karthikai Moolam; Pattabhisheka mahotsavam of Sri Tiru Swami(poorvasramam name) as Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Narayana Ramanuja jeeyar of Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt, Melkote.The jeeyar of Melkote Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt after Yathiraja Sampathkumara Ramanuja Jeeyar who was in the Peetam of Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt until april 2005. The Pattabhisheka Mahotsavam started on 24th November with Thiruveedhi pradhakshanam and Pravachanam by many Srivaishnava Scholars. On 25th november 2014, the utsavam started with Agnikarya and Acceptance of Sanyasa Ashramam at Veda Pushkarani Paridhaana Shila. After Snanam and wearing the Kaashayam, Thrudhandam was given by H.H Sri Thirukurungudi Jeeyar, H.H Srivilliputhur Thiruppavai Jeeyar was also present during the occasion. Many Hundreds of Sishyas and Abimanies took part in the grand mahotsavam and had the blessings of Acharya . The Pattana Pravesam started from Veda Pushkaranai in the midst of Veda Parayanam. The title Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Narayana Ramanuja Jeeyar was given at the Ramanuja Sannadhi at Thirunarayanapuram Temple. Then Jeeyar did mangalasasanam to Chellapillai. Jeeyar recieved malai mariyadai and bahumanams from various divya desam and Abhimana sthalam. Sri Parakala Jeeyar too visited Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt during the occasion. Lot of sishyas and abhimanies took part in the Pattabisheka Mahotsavam and had the blessings of Acharya, These are some of the photos taken during the occasion
  7. On November 11, 2014; Jaya Varusha Aippasi Thiruvadirai; Sriperumbudur Avathara Sthalam of Swami Ramanujar (Than Uganda Thriumeni) Purattasi Thiruvadirai was celebrated grandly. On this occasion, in the afternoon Swami Ramanujar had thirumanjanam and in evening thiruveethi purappadu took place with grand arulicheyal ghosti. After that asthanam and sevakalam satrumurai took place in the temple. Several astikas had darshan of Swami Ramanujar during the Thiruveethi purappadu and had the blessings of Swami Ramanujar and Divya Dampathis. The following are some of the photographs are taken on the occasion…
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