Sri Mudaliandan (Daasarathi)

Soottuyar maadangal thondrum ayodhiyarkon pudhalvan
Kaatililaiyan puripani Inbam karudhudhalal
Meetu Midaikudi pinnavanaiyinum velkilanai
Veetu kuriyan Mudaliandan ena meendadanae


It is interesting to note that Daasarathi (Mudaliandan) முதலியாண்டான் is considered as being an Avathara of the Lord Himself. It seems that Lord Rama was so pleased with Adiseshan's service to him as Lakshmana that he wanted to serve him in future Avatharas. As a result, he bestowed the Avathara of Balarama to Adiseshan and himself as Sri Krishna. Still unable to fulfill his desire, Lord Rama took the avatar of Mudaliandan inorder to pay his reverences to Swami Ramanuja.

Mudaliandan Vaibhavam in English (Illustrated Online book)
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Swami Manavala Mamunigal sloka on Sri Mudaliandan:


ய: பூர்வம் பரதார்த்தித: பிரதிநிதம் ஸ்ரீபாதுகாமாத்மந: |
      ராஜ்யாய ப்ரததௌ ஸ ஏவ ஹி குரு: ஸ்ரீதாஸரத்யாஹவய: ||
பூத்வா லக்ஷ்மண பாதுகாந்திமயு கேஸர்வாத்மநாம் ஸ்ரேயஸே |
      ஸாம்ராஜ்யம் ஸவயமத்ர நிர்வஹதி நோ தைவம் குலஸ்யோத்தமம் ||||

Ya: Poorvam Bharathaarthitha: Prathinithim Sripaadhukaathmana: |
Raajyaya Prathathou Sa Yeva he Guru: Sridasarathyahavaya: ||
Boothva Lakshmana padukanthimayu Kesarvaathmanaam Sreyase |
Saamrajyam Swayamathra Nirvahathi No Thaivam Kulasyothamam ||||

Meaning: The one who was worshipped by Bharatha in the earlier yuga and had given his Paadhuka (Footwear) to Bharatha for ruling the kingdom on behalf of him, that Lord Rama himself have born again as Daasarathi (Mudaliandan Acharyan) to uplift all Jeevathmaa (Individual Soul) to attain moksha, is now ruling the Srivaishnava Samrajyam (Lord Vishnu devotees Kingdom).

Sri Mudaliandan Thanian (rendered by Sri Kandadai Aandan):

padhuke yathi rajasya kathayanthi yadhakh yaya |
thasya daasarathe: paadav Sirasa dhaarayaam yaham ||


Meaning: Yathiraja paduka (Swami Ramanuja's Lotus feet) is what he is known as. Hence we pay our respect to Daasarathi's (Mudaliandan) lotus feet

Year: 1027 (Prabhava year) - 1132 (Virodhikruthi Year) 
Birth Place: Pachai Varana Puram (now Nazareth Pettai, near Poonamalle)
Other Names: Daasarathi (given by parents), Yathiraja paduka, Nam Vadhoola Desikan (given by Sri Ranganthar), Vaishnav Siro Bushaa, Aandan (given by Swami Ramanujar), Tridandam (given by Swami Ramanujar), Sri Vaishnava dasar (given by Sishya's)
Month: Chithirai
Thiru Natchathiram: Punarpoosam
Amsam: Lord Rama

Thiru Natchathira Thanian:

mesha Punarvasudhinae daasarathi hamsa sambhavam |
yatheendra paadhukaapikyam vandhe daasarathim gurum ||


Meaning: Chithirai Month (mesha month), day of Punarpoosam with Lord Rama's amsam also known as Yathiraja's paduka is our guru Daasarathi (Mudaliandan).

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