We all know about Sri Ramanuja, but there are instances where we might have not known all the incidents that happened throughout his life and incidents before his birth. A detailed life history of Sri Ramanuja is not readily available. Now I have come across a blog which has a detailed life history of Sir Ramanuja, neatly split into chapters. The blog is created by the people behind the SrirangaPankajam website. Please use the link at the end to visit the blog and read the complete story.
From Chapter 001
LORD Sriman NARAYANA made this world and the worldly living beings. To know about the world affairs and get rid of the same, HE inducted the Vedas. To know the inner meanings of Vedas HE made the Sastras which are the parts and parts of the Vedas.
All these were turned to be fruitless like the torch given to a blind man. LORD decided to get along with the worldly beings and personified himself into various avatars. Even by staging HIS various manifestations worldly beings were reluctant to understand and were not curios to know about the eternal bliss (‘Moksha’).
Like using a dear to capture a dear and using an elephant for capturing an elephant, HE embodied HIS armory (‘Divya Ayudas’) as Azhwars for spreading the curiosity of Moksha among us – the earthly beings. But even the Azhwars viz, Poigaiyar, Bothathaar, PeiAzhwar, Thirumazhisaiyar, NamAzhwar, Kulasekarar, PeriyaAzhwar, Thondaradipodi, Thirupanar and Thirumangai Mannan, were not able to achieve the purpose of spreading the wisdom among the community as they themselves were drawn in HIS divine nature and character (‘Kalyana Gunas) and spent their entire life time on singing Pasurams. Same with the case of Andal and MadurakaviAzhwar as they also attained Moksha by way of their Acharya Bakthi.Link for the blog – http://srirangapankajam.blogspot.com/2007/11/ramanuja-vaibhavam-chapter-001.html