Friday, May 1, 2015

Divya Desa Mangalasasanam Thiru Kannapuram - DD019 Nootrettu Thiruppathi Andhadhi Pasuram ( Pillai Perumal Iyengar)

Divya Desa Mangalasasanam 
 Thiru Kannapuram   -  DD019
Nootrettu Thiruppathi Andhadhi Pasuram       
( Pillai Perumal Iyengar)

Azhwars have done Mangalasasanam for some Divya Desams very elaborately. For example all 11 Azhwars have sung in praise of Srirangam( Divya Desam 1), Ten Azhwars have sung in praise of Thiruvengadam ( Divya Desam 75) and Thiruparkadal ( Divya Desam 107). Managasasanam to as many as 67 Divydesams  was done by one of the eleven Azhwars only

Mangalasasanam depending on how elaborate it is, covered the one or more of following aspects

  • Name of Divya desam directly or in a subtle way
  • Name of Emperuman directly or in a subtle way
  • Manobhavam of Azhwar who composed the pasuram
  • References to events , Leelas in Vibhava Avatars
  • References to Para, Vyuha and Antharyami forms of Sriman Narayana
  • References to 26 Thatwams ( Paramatma, Jeevatma, Moola Prakruthi, Mahaan, Ahankaaram, Manasu, Kaalam Five each of elements, attributes,  Indriyas and Senses)
  • Divya Desa Vimana, Pushkarini etc
  • Natural beauty of the Divya desam surroundings
The pasuram presented below is by Pillai Perumal Iyengar, who was a sishya of Paarasar Bhattar. Pillai Perumal Iyengar  had composed Ashta( eight) Prabhandhams. One of them is Notrettu Thiruppathi Andhadhi which had one pasuram each for each of the 108 Divya Desams. 

In this Pasuram Perumal Pillai Iyengar performs Mangalasasanam to the Lord of Thirukkannapuram. Pillai Perumal Iyengar says "Oh Lord having the color of the oceanthat sends waves of water to the shore. You are the one that resides in Vaikundam. You also entered my heart.  You are the one that resides in Thirukannapuram Divya Desam. If you bestow Moksham or on the contrary push me to the cycle of birth and death afflicted with disease and old age, I am not planning to give up your lotus feet. Rather I will hold on to it forever."

Here is a presentation on 
Thiru Kannapuram Divya Desam Mangalasasanam by Pillai Perumal Iyengar