srimathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srimadh varavaramunayE nama:
sri vAnAchala mahAmunayE nama:
kaNNan emperumAn directly spoke bhagavath gIthai to arjunan amidst the battle field. piLLai lOkAchAryar explains that "emperumAn also likes to take the position of AchAryan which is why he became gIthAchAryan". He also explains that gIthai was spoken mainly to have draupathi's desires fulfilled - emperumAn had such great attachment to draupathi that even while ascending to paramapadham he said "I have not done enough to reciprocate the love showed by draupathi towards me".
ALavandhAr explains in gIthArtha sangraham that "kaNNan emperumAn spoke bhagavadh gIthai to arjunan since arjunan was confused and he showed mercy and friendship to the ones who dont deserve that and as a result of arjunan's act the whole world benefited".
emperumAnAr, being jagadhAchAryan explained the meanings of bhagavath gIthai through his gIthA bhAshyam, as it is essential for an AchArya to explain the intricate meanings clearly to the followers of vaidhIka matham - sanAthana dharmam.
kArappangAdu srI U.Ve. vEnkatAchAryar swamy was a great exponent of ubhya vEdhAntham (both samskritha vEdhAntham and dhrAvida vEdhAntham). His discourses/lectures mesmerized many, even vidhwAns from other sampradhAyams had great respect for the way swAmy explained the in-depth meanings. He nurtured and developed many great scholars such as vELukkudi sri U.Ve. varadhAchAryar swamy, sri U.Ve. sathAbishEgam gOvindha narasimhAchAryar swamy, sri U.Ve. piLLai lOkam bhAshyam swamy, kumAravAdi sri U.Ve. rAmAnujAchAr swamy (currently srImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi embAr jIyar swamy), etc.
One of his kAlakshEpa sishya named sri U.Ve. srInIvAsa iyengar swamy documented his many lectures of gIthai and published this for the benefit of the whole srivaishnava community. This book was republished recently and a book release function was organized at NampiLLai sannidhi on December 28th, 2012. embAr jIyar swamy has put in lots of personal efforts to have this wonderful book released.
This function was headed by srImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi embAr jIyar swamy and many noted vidhwAns such as Dr U.Ve. V V Ramanujam swamy, sri U.Ve. N S Krishna iyengar swamy, Dr U. Ve. M A Venkatakrishnan swamy, etc., participated and addressed the gathering and brought out fond memories about karappangAdu swamy.
This book is published by Thirumal padhippagam, 20/53 Abraham street, Mylapore, Chennai 600004, Ph: 044-24954247. You can also contact chinnu swamy at 9791111307 for copies. The cost of the book is just 200 Rs. We encourage everyone to get a copy of this wonderful book and enjoy reading the same.
Some pictures from the function attached here:
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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