Respected Bhagavathas, http://www.pbase.com/svami/yoga_nrusimha_and_udayavar_temple The temple dedicated to Yogananda Nrusimha and Lord Udayavar. This isMessage 1 of 2 , Feb 22, 2006View SourceRespected Bhagavathas,
The temple dedicated to Yogananda Nrusimha and Lord Udayavar. This is temple is in very small hill Lock and it was renovated very recently.
Here Perumal Moolavar is Yogananda Nrusimha with A Nrusimha Dandam. He has Vijayalakshmi in Vrusshastahala. Moovavar Thayar is Yadava Nayaki.
It is said that Prahalada did the Prathista of this temple. A separate Sannidhi is dedicated to Our Beloved Udaiyavar. He is seated in Upadesha Mudra. It is a Sthuthai Shilpa.
It is the very same place where our Udaiyavar defeated 1000 Jain Monks in debate.
The History goes like this:- King Vishnuvardhan Embraced Sri Vaishnavism at the feet of Lord Bhashyakarar after his daughter got cured. King and Queen Shantala Devi were Jains originally. This was not liked by Jain Monks, so they challanged the Lord for Debate , Then debate was arranged in Yoga Nrusimha Sannidhi and Udayavar Sat behind a curtain (It is the same spot where the present archai is there) and thousands of Jain monks asked questions and SrI Udaiyavar answered them all back. When someone peeped, he was stunned, because what he saw was a magnificint sight, he saw a 1000 headed Serpant (Adhi Sesha) seated then and answering all the questions and defating the Jains. Finally all the monks ebraced Srivaishnavism.
2443 Sri Yogananda Nrusimha
2445 Udayavar is Upadesha Mudra
2449 close shots; please observe the scales of Adhisesha in Udayavar 's thiru-udaram
2451 Sri Paada Darisanam of Udayavar
2452 Udayavar another view Observe the Royal Insinia of Hoysala the Lion and also Shanku and Chakra in Samaashrayana Mudra. Ithihyam is that Udaiyavar is doing Samaashrayanam for all of us.
2454 is the Madi-Petti of Udayavar; this basket is 1000 years old
Bhattar says. Udaiyarvar brought his madi Vastra peTTi with Him.
2455 Close shot of Udaiyavar.
Sri: Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: After surrendering to Bhattar, Nanjeeyar who was a very wealthy person previously, came to Srirangam and gave him his remainingMessage 1 of 2 , Feb 24, 2006View SourceSri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
After surrendering to Bhattar, Nanjeeyar who was a very wealthy person previously, came to Srirangam and gave him his remaining wealth.
Accepting it, Bhattar said the following:
"Do not wonder how the knowledge imparted to you by one who accepted wealth from you, is going to save you. Consider this. A person saves a dying prince who was bit by a snake, using mantra and medicine. The King is ready to give him his whole kingdom in return. He is satisfied though, by accepting a simple meal. Could we then say that he is interested only in food or that his act matched the food he accepted? Similarly, if acharyas accept wealth of this world from their sishyas, it will not reduce the effect of the knowledge that they impart; that knowledge which will cut their attachment to this world and give them His abode."
That is, even if acharyas and Srivaishnavas accept things of this world, they should not be equated to others of this world. Samsaris are those who think of these things as the final thing to be attained ("kamOpabhOgaparamA: EvAvaditi nishchitA:" - Bhagavad Gita 16-11). Acharyas and Srivaishnavas accept things of this world due to the ageless vAsana and not because they take them to be the final goal ("sadrusham chEshTatE svasyA: prakrutEr njAnavAnapi" Bhagavad Gita 3-33).
Azhvar Emberumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Sharanam
A Day in the Life of Our Acharyas: