Saturday, August 15, 2009
OUR DHARMA-OUR DUTIES
ARANGAN ENTERED IN ME
OUR DHARMA-OUR DUTIES
fter earning for our livelihood and providing for the family-at one stage we must look back. We must plan our future-how far we have come and how far we have to go further. For all these questions our Sastra has provided answers.
To understand this you should have time and maturity but instead of waiting for that time we should start little by little when we are hale and healthy and bring them into practice. If we do that we will have peace, satisfaction and fresh energy.
In our Dharma, the first thing we should do is to pay our respects to our Guruparampara. Any good things done in the house or any place we give importance to this- first Matha, then pitha and the third is Guru are given importance. We elaborate this subject further by quoting from Geetha.
In the Charama Sloka Lord Krishna says:-
Sarva Dharman Parithyajya Maam Ekam Charanam Vraja
Aham Dwa Sarva Bhabaebyo Mokshayishyame Maa Sucha:
Leave all other Dhramas and surrender unto me – I will protect you from all sins and take you to my abode.
Through Geetha the Lord has shown easy way to reach Him. That is- If you surrender at his feet with total devotion- He takes the responsibility to protect you.. Some People adopt Bhakthi Yoga, some Karma yoga-to all these people I am at a distance to reach. says Krishna And it will take many long years.
Bhagavan says- that inspite of taking different Avatars and sending Alwars to this world to bring this mankind to understand me – I am unable to succeed in this mission fully. Therefore I am sending Acharyas to do this work, Himself standing at the first step followed by His consort Laxmi.
When Narada visited Krishna’s abode he saw Lord Krishna was praying in the pooja room. Narada asked Krishna –you are the Lord for the whole universe, you are worshipped by the whole world, then how come this act. Krishna showed the box which he was worshipping. It contains the sacred Patha thulies ( mud ) of His bhakthas and acharyas.
Such is the importance He gives to the Guruparamparai.
In Vaishnavam we follow the direction given by Acharya Ramanuja
Each generation expresses its devotion and gratitude to its acharya in a unique composition called a dhaniyan, declaring his grace and surrendering to him. The dhaniyans listed here are for both the guru-sishya and the direct familial linearge .
Ramanuja initiated Acharya Parampari:- Among them important to us are:-
2. Srimad Andavan Ashramam ( Periandavan )
3. Poundarikapuram Andavan.
In this there are some common to both Vadakalai and Thenkalai Sampradaya.
From Peria Perumal to Ramanuja:-
1. Peria Perumal.
2. Peria Piratti.
3. Senai Mudaliar
5. Srimad Natha Munigal
7. Manakkal Nambi
9. Peria Nambi
Next From Udayavar toSwami Desikan:=
1. Thirukurikai Piran.
3. Nadathoor Ammal.
5. Sri Nigamantha Desikar
Next From Desikar to Sri Gopala desika
2. Kumara Vardachariar.
3. Kadikachalam Ammal.
4. Adivan Sadagopa Ytheinthra Maha Desikan
5. Shashta Parangusa Swami
6. Sri Dadha Desikan
7. Velamur Rengaramanuja Mahadesikar
8. Sakshath Swami
9. Thirukudanthai Mahadesikan
From here the paramparai has branched out: As an example Poundarikapuram Ashramam: Guruparamparai will be:
1. Srimathae Gopaladesika mahadesikaya nama:
2. Srimathae Srinivasa Mahadesikaya nama:
3. Srimathae Renganatha mahadesikaya Nama:
4. Srimathae Srinivasa mahadesikaya Nama:
5. Srimathae Narayana mahadesikaya nam:
6. Srimathae Srinivasa Mahadesikaya nama:
7. Srimathae Vedantha ramanuja mahadesikaya nama:
8. Srimathae Gopalarya Mahadesikaya Nama:
9. Srimathae Nikamantha Mahadesikaya Nama:
10. Srimathae Bhagavathae Bhashyakaraya Mahadesikaya Nam:
11. Srimarth Yamuna munayae nama:
12. Srimath Natha munayae Nama:
13. Srimathae Vagulabhushana Mahadesikaya Nama:
Dhaniyans common to all SriVaishanavas:
asmadhaachaaryaparyanthaam vandhe guruparamparaam
yo nithyam achyutha padhaambuja yugma rukma
vyaamohathas thadhitharaaNi thrNaayamene
asmadhguror bhagavathoasya dhayaikasinDHoh
raamaanujasya charaNau sharaNam prapaDHye
aythantho yaamunamaathmadhaasam alakarpathraaparNa iSHkrayeNa
yah kreethavaanaasTHitha yauvaraajyam namaamitham raamam ameyasthvam
namah pangkaja nethraaya naatha shree paadha pangkaje
nyastha sarva bharaayaa asmath kula naathaaya dheemathe
Naathamunigal (by Aalavandhaar)
namo achinthyaadhbhuthaaklishta gnyaanavairaagya raashaye
naaThaaya manyegaadha bhagavadh bhakthi sindhave
Nammaazhvaar (also by Aalavandhaar)
maathaa pithaa yuvathayasthanayaa vibhoothih
sarvam yadheva niyamena madhanvayaanaam
aaDHyaasya nah kulapathervakuLaabhiraamam
shreemaththadhangghriyugaLam praNamaami moorDHnaa
Vishvaksena (by Paraashara Bhattar)
shree rangga chandhramasamindhiraya viharthum
yo nirvahathyanisham angguli mudhrayaiva
After Vishvaksena (Senai Mudhaliyaar), the dhaniyans given are for the dieties of Thiruvarangam, Thiruvehgaa and Thiruvengkatam.
Shree Ranga Naachiyaar (by Paraashara Bhattar)
namah shree rangganaayakyai yadhbroo vibhrama bhedhatha
eesheshi thavya viSHamya nimnonnatham itham jagath
Srirangam Periya PerumaaL (by Paraashara Bhattar)
shree sthanaabharaNam theja shree ranggeshaayam aashraye
chinthaamaNim ivodhvaantham uthsangge anantha bhoginah
shree vengkatesha dhayithaam shriyam ghataka bhaavathah
samaashrithya vrShaadhreesha charaNau sharaNam shraye
akaraathraya smpannaam aravindha nivaasineem
asheSHa jagadheeshithreem vandhe varadhavallabhaam
Perarulaalan (Varadaraja of Kanchipuram)
varadham dhviradhaadhreesham shreenidhim karuNaanidhim
sharaNyam sharaNam yaami praNathaarTiIharam harim