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Emperumanar Dharisanam

An interesting anubhavam from the 2nd and 3rd Pasurams of Thondaradippodi Azhwar’s Thirumaalai:

In the second pasuram of this prabandham, Azhwar requests the Lord of Srirangam to allow him to stay in this very world and sing His nAma sankeerthanam all the time. In exchange, azhwar even discards His offer of a place in paramapadham. Azhwar opines that the anubhavam that one gets by doing His nAma sankeerthanam in this world is no match to the anubhavam that paramapadham has to offer.

Thirumangai Azhwar, in his siRiya thirumadal, conveys a similar essence. He opines that there is no such thing as paramapadham. He says: “Even if I have to acknowledge the presence of paramapadham according to the sastras, the anubhavam that I will get there will be less enjoyable to the one that I get by singing His names in this world.”

Thus, we get to understand from the second pasuram of Thirumaalai that there is no greater anubhavam than singing His glorious names in this very world.

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  1. i am a new iyengar..want to learn this culture from the core…but me and my hubby stay abroad so do not have the guidance..can you pls suggest what cani do to learn it..and can you teach me?

    • With my little knowledge adiyean will try to answer you.

      The first step in knowing about Sri Vaishnavam is the desire to learn more about the Lord. Once we get the desire Sriman Narayan will slowly guide us like children to His Thiruvadi.

      As far as adiyean’s knowledge, listening to upanyasams is an wonderful way to learn about Sri Vaishnavam. Most upanyasakaas these days use simple language for everyone to understand. Websites like (24hrs Sri Vaishnaav radio) and are immensely useful. Upanyasams on TV channels are also telecast quite frequently these days (TTD SVBC channel especially)

      e – books with English / Tamil Vyakhanams (meaning) for Divya Prabhandams are available in many sites. They too are very useful.

      Last but not the least, you can very well ask your Acharya and other bagavathas who will be very eager to guide you.

      Adiyean Dasan.

    • ஸ்ரீவைஷ்ணவர்கள் பகவத் விஷயத்தை
      அவரவர்கள் வீட்டிலிருந்தே சுலபமாக கற்கும் திட்டம்

      1. தினமும் திருவாய்மொழி ஓரு பாசுரம்
      2. தமிழில் மிக மிக எளிய விளக்கத்துடன்
      3. இ மெயில் மூலமாக pdf உங்களை வந்து அடையும்
      4. உங்கள் தனிப்பட்ட கேள்விகளுக்கும் விளக்கங்கள் கொடுக்கப்படும்
      5. தமிழ் படிக்கத்தெரிந்த, ஆர்வமுள்ள ஆண்/பெண் எவ்வயதினரும் சேரலாம்
      6. முன்னமே திருவாய்மொழி தெரிந்திருக்கவேண்டிய அவச்யமில்லை
      7. உள்நாட்டு/வெளிநாட்டு ஸ்ரீவைஷ்ணவர்கள் பலர் ஏற்கெனவே கற்கின்றனர்
      8. உங்கள் ஸம்பாவனை, மாதம் ரூபாய் நூறு மட்டுமே –
      A small token amount to express your interest in studying the subject
      9. For full details and Model Lesson, please visit

      For Admission, please send your mail to:
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      Please see the above and I feel this could be a starting point in learning Srivaishanavism, addtionally there are week end classes on Achaaryaas which is also an informative lesson series.

      adiyen Rammanuja daasan
      Lakshmi Narasimhan

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