66th Annual Nadadoor Ammal Vidwat Sadas
Every year, annual Nadadoor Ammal Vidwat Sadas was being conducted in conjunction with Chitthirai Month’s Chitthirai, Thirunakshatram of Sri Nadadoor Ammal in month of April-May. But, due to the lockdown in place because of pandemic situation the Sadas could not be held in April-May of 2020. But with slight improvement in situation, in order to ensure that the Sadas is not skipped for the entire year , it was decided to have the Sadas from 6th December to 10th December 2020, in conjunction with Karthigai Chitthirai at Sri Nadadoor Azhwan Tirumaligai, Srirangam.
The inaugural function of Sadas began with arrival of Srimushnam Chinna Andavan at Sri Nadadoor Azhwan Tirumaligaiand then Sri Paravakottai Chinna Andavan too arrived . Since Sri Paravakottai Chinna Andavan has more Chaturmasya Sankalpas as an ascetic, as per the tradition, Sri Srimushnam Chinna Andavan performed Sashtanga Pranama first to Sri Paravakottai Chinna Andavan. The meeting of the two asectics was a sight to behold.
Sri Paravakottai Chinna Andavan, in his Anugraha Bhashanam, mentioned the contribution of various Acharyas of Sribhashya Simhasanam lineage to Sri Ramanuja Sampradaya, especially for propagation of Sribhashyam.
Srimushnam Chinna Andavan’s Ashukavitvam
Sri Suvarna Lakshmidhara Navaneeta Nata Swami who is the prinicpal deity of Sri Nadadoor Ammal Tirumaligai who was in Gribhagraha of Sri Namperumal for about forty years, chose Sri Venkataseshacharya Mahadesikan as His worshipper in 1890s. Since then, Sri Navaneeta Nata Swami has been worshiped by him and his son Sri Ashukavi Sarvabhuama Srinidhi Swami. Sri Srimushnam Chinna Andavan performed Mangalashasanam to the Lord Sri Navaneeta Nata Swami and composed a shloka exhibiting his Ashukavitvam, as follows
नवनीतनटं देवं नराणामतिदेवतम्। वात्स्यश्रीश्रीनिधिस्वामी पुजयामास तं हरिम्।।Navaneetanatam Devam Naraanaamatidevatam | Vaatsyasri Srinidhi Swamii Pujayaamaasa tam Harim||
Meaning: The lord who is ruler of all men, that Hari was worshipped as Navaneeta Nata by Sri Srindhi Swami.
Srimushnam Chinna Andavan composed few more shlokas during his Anugraha Bhashanam, these sholkas along with their detailed meaning will be published in Thai month issue of Sri Ranganatha Paduka.
Felicitation to Sri U.Ve. Dr. Ananathapadmanabhacharya Swami
As a token of appreciation for the efforts of Sri U.Ve. Dr. Ananathapadmanabhacharya Swami to take the life history of Swami Desikan to the younger generation through the medium of cinema, the trustees of Sri Nadadoor Ammal Trust felicitated him with the title Desika Darshana Daataa – देशिक-दर्शन-दाता and presented him a citation, Shawl and an honorarium of Rs 10,000.
Five Days Vidwat Sadas
The five days Vidwat Sadas was attended by twenty plus Vidwans and Students of Sribhashyam, few attend in person while others attend via online.
As mentioned above on the first day , both Srimushnam Chinna Andavan and Sri Paravakottai were present in Vidwat Sabha.
Sri Mushnam Chinna Andavan also graced the Sadas on the 3rd day.
On the 5th and final day again both Srimushnam Chinna Andavan and Sri Paravakottai were present in Vidwat Sabha.
The following Vidwans participated and spoke on various topics of Sribhashyam :
Day 1: 6th December 2020
|1||Sri U.Ve. Dr. Ananthapadmanabhacharya Swami||Kaaryaakhyaanadhikaranam|
|2||Oratthi Sri U.Ve. Srinivasacharya Swami||Bhoomaadhikaranam|
Day 2: 7th December 2020
|3||Sri U.Ve. Sankapuram Narayanacharya Swami||Anyadhishtitadhikaranam|
|4||Villur Nadadoor Dr.|
Sri U.Ve. Srinivasamoorthi Swami
|5||Sri U.Ve. Ammal Vishnuchitthan Swami||Samvarga Vidya – “Sayugva” Shabda Vichaaram||In-person|
Day 3: 8th December 2020
|6||Sri U.Ve. Bhooderi Ramacharya Swami||Sabdagatyadhikaranam|
|7||Chilkur Madabhushi Dr.|
Sri U.Ve. Lakshmi Narasimhan Swami
|8||Sri U.Ve. Thirupullani Sundararajacharya Swami||Paraadhikaranam|
Day 4: 9th December 2020
|9||Sri U.Ve. Abheeshta Varadacharya Swami||Tadantarapratipatya-adhikaranam|
Sri U.Ve. K. Senesh
|11||Sri U.Ve Navalpakkam |
Dr. V. Kannan @ Yagnavarahacharya Swami
|12||Sri U.Ve Navalpakkam |
Dr. Vasudacharya Swami
|13||Sri U.Ve. Nachiyaar Kovil|
|14||Sri U.Ve. Samam|
|15||Sri U.Ve. Paravastu|
Day 5: 10th December 2020
|16||Sri U.Ve. Sowri Swami||Jyotiradhikaranam|
|17||Sri U.Ve. Kozhiyalam|
|18||Sri U.Ve Bharath Raghupathi Swami||Aparyavasana Vritti Vicharam||In-person|
|19||Sri U.Ve. Dr. K.E. Devanathacharya Swami||Is Bheda Swaroopa or Dharma?||On-line|
|20||Sri U.Ve. Thirucherai Ramacharya Swami||Kritaatyayaadhikaranam|
|21||Sri U.Ve. Dharaneedharacharya Swami||Adrishyatvadhikaranam|
|21||Sri U.Ve Velayapettai Ramacharya Swami||Phaladhikaranam|
On all five days Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Srimad Ramayana, Sri Vishnu Puranam, Srimad Bhagavatam, Paduka Sahasram and Desika Prabandham parayanam were done. On the final day, big Sattrumurai with Isavasya Upanishad was conducted.
All participating Vidwans and Parayanakartas were honoured with Sambhavana and Vastram. On all days Tadeeyaradhana was performed by team of traditional chefs under the leadership of Paiyyambai Sri. U.Ve. Srirama Desikacharya.
On the days, when both Srimad Andavan graced the Sadas, they asked questions to the participants and encouraged them whole-heartedly. The presence of both the ascetics in the Vidwat Sabha was like simultaneous presence of Sri Alavandar and Sri Emperumanar!