Sri Mudaliandan gets Ramanujar's Garland

Overview of Photos taken at Sri Mudaliandan Swami Thiru Avathara Sthalam - Haritha Varana Puram (Nazarethpettai) on 16 May 2013 - Punarpoosam. Sri Mudaliandan gets Swami Ramanujar's garland on Chithirai Punarpoosam after Ramanujar's Chithirai Thiruvadhirai. In 2013, Chithirai Punarpoosam falls on 18 April 2013 and Chithirai Thiruvadhirai falls on last day of Chithirai month on 15 May 2013. So on 16 May, Vaigasi Punarpoosam, Swami Mudaliandan still got the Garland that was worn by his Acharyan @ Sriperumbudur.


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Swami Mudaliandan Thanian (by Kandadai Andan):

paduke yati-rajasya kathayanthi yadakhyaya |
tasya daasarathe:paadav Sirasa dharayaam yaham ||


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

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 paduka is our guru Daasarathi (Mudaliandan).

Dhaati Panchakam Thanian
Yach chakre Baktha nagarey dhaati panchaka mutthamam l
Ramanujaarya sachh aartham vandhe daasarathi gurum ||


Meaning
: At Baktha nagar (Thondanur), who had rendered Dhaati Panchakam sloka was none other than Ramanuja's close disciple, Sri Daasarathi (Mudaliandan).

It is interesting to note 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 and himself as Sri Krishna. Adiseshan incarnation as Swami Ramanuja, lord became his Daasan, Daasarathi.