Posted in Aarthi Prabandham, Manavala Mamunigal's Works

Aarthi Prabandham – 25th & 26th Pasurams

25.
endru nirethukamAga ennai abhimAnithu
yAnum adhaRindhu unakkEyAyirukkum vagai seidhAi
andru mudhal indraLavum anavaradam pizhayE
aduthu aduthuch cheyvadhu anudhavippadhu inichcheyyEn
endru unnai vandhu irappadhAm en kodumai kaNdum
igazhAdhE iravupagal adimai koNdu pOndhAi
indru thirunAdum enakku aruLa eNNugindRAi
inik kadukach cheydharuLavEndum ethirAsA

After Mamunigal’s Pancha Samskaram, he got initiated into the lineage that connected him to Ramanuja and was blessed with the knowledge that service to the holy feet of Ramanuja was the means to his liberation. However, since that day, Mamunigal admits to have committed several sins and repents later about his act of commission. However, even after watching Mamunigal’s pitiful plight, Ramanuja did not desert him and continued to permit him to serve his feet. In addition, Ramanuja had also decided to offer Mamunigal a place in Paramapadham. Thus, in this verse, Mamunigal appreciates the compassion of Ramanuja and urges him to expedite the process of granting him liberation.

26.
then arangar thamakkAmO? deviyarkatkAmO?
sEnaiyarkOn mudhalAna sUriyatkarkAmO?
manniya seer mARan aruLmAri thamakkAmO?
maRRum uLLa dEsikargal thangalukkumAmO?
ennudaiya pizhai poRukka yAvarukku mudiyum?
ethirAsA unakku andRi yAn oruvarkku AgEn
un aruLAl enakku rusi thannaiyum undAkki
oLi visumbil adiyEnai oruppaduthu viraindhE

Oh Ramanuja, considering the nature of the mistakes I have committed, will Periya Perumal Sri Ranganatha forgive me? Will his consort Sri. Ranganachiyar and his pirattis (Bhoo and Neela devis) forgive me? Will the celestials beginning with Visvakshena forgive me? Will Nammazhwar, the foremost of the Prapannas and an embodiment of divine auspicious qualities forgive me? Will Thirumangai Azhwar, the one who is otherwise compassionate about the spiritual seekers, forgive me? Will the preceptors beginning with Sri. Nathamuni forgive me? Oh Ramanuja, who else but you can forgive me for the sins I have committed? From now, I won’t approach anybody else but you. By virtue of your grace, create in me the interest for liberation and bless me by being my means to paramapadham as soon as possible.

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