Arthi Prabandham

Introduction Arthi Prabandham was Manavala Mamunigal’s swansong before he attained Acharyan thiruvadi. He authored this prabandham solely for prapannas, who, when caught in the quagmire of samsaric afflictions, find themselves unsuitable for performing gnana yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga or sharanagathi. By projecting himself as a jivatma caught in the web of samsaric afflictions, Mamunigal, through this prabandham, immediately strikes

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Yatiraja Vimsati

Saint Vara Vara Muni, the last of the ‘Poorvacharyas’, that grand galaxy of preceptors, was known as Alagiya Manavala Nayanar, before he took to be holy order of Sanyasa. One day, his immediate preceptor (Acharya) Thiruvaimozhippillai (Srisailesar), while meditating on the great qualities of Saint Ramanuja, pondered over those stanzas of Thiruvarangathamudanar (Amudanar of Arangam) depicting Ramanuja as a staunch

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