Swamy Kandadai Andaan service to JagathaAcharya Swami Ramanuja

Swami Mudaliandan was the foremost disciple of Swami  Ramanuja.   Mudaliandaan is considered as being an Avathara of the Lord  Rama Himself. Lord Rama was so pleased with Adiseshan’s service to him as Lakshmana that he wanted to serve him in future Avatharas. As a result, He bestowed the Avathara of Balarama to Adiseshan and himself as  Krishna. Adiseshan incarnated  as Swami Ramanuja ,  and LORD  Rama became his daasan. ( Daasarathe his original thirunamam) .

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  Once, while serving  Swami Ramanuja inside a temple Andaan  expressed his anxiety  about blessing him with  a progeny to continue services to Asmath Acharyar and his mission .  During the conversation , Swamy Ramanuja received maha prasadam from the temple which was covered with a garment (Kandadai – Gandam + aadai – a piece of cloth with fragrance) worn  by  Lord’s thirumeni (Lord’s archamurthy).

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Swami Ramanuja indicated to MudaliAndaan about the auspicious happening and told him he would be blessed with a progeny soon. In due course , a son was born to Andaan. Thus, Andaan vamsam (family) were called Kandadayar family. It is said that a whole street [north mADa street] in Srivilliputthur bears the name ‘kandadaiyar vithi’, to signify the importance of the illustrious  family.

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Kandadai Aandan  appeared during Kumba (Maasi) Punarpoosam day for rendering faultless service to bhaagavathaas. He appeared at Sri Rangam and under the care of Swami Ramanuja. His father  was his Shiksha guru who taught him Vedas, Sastras and Divya Prabhandam.

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Swami Kandadai Andan pleased his Acharyar  Swamy Ramanuja and sought his permission to install an idol replica of him at his appearance place (Sriperumbudur) for the benefit of all the future generation.

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Swamy Ramanujar granted his disciple request. At once Andan summoned a sculptor and advised him to make a replica of his Acharyar “Swamy Ramanujar” in his then advanced age. He invited Acharyar to grace the  thirumeni of Swamy Ramanujar . Swamy Ramanujar  was pleased with his  devotion and embraced  the deity . Placing all his grace and all the mercy in that idol, he told Andan to install it on the day of Guru Pushyam.

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With due respect, Andan carried the deity to Sriperumbudur with all the paraphernalia  and installed  on the day nominated by Swamy Ramanujar. While this was being done at Sriperumbudur at Sri Rangam , Swamy Ramanujar felt that his strength was draining out and wondered why was it happening . He then recollected and understood the reason .He  sent out a message to invite  Andan to report to him at Sri Rangam.

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On receipt of the communication Kandadai Andan reached Sri Rangam  and prostrated before Swamy Ramanujar. Swamy Ramanujar  advised  Kandadai Andan to peform his final rites and also to install his idol at the place where his body was laid to final rest.

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As ordered ,Swami Ramanujar’s utsavar thirumeni was installed by Kandadai Aandan at Sri Rangam. He also commanded “ Swamy Ramanujar Mahotsavam “ to be performed on  his appearance day “Thiruvadhirai day” forever, by succeeding generations.

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Swami Kandadai Andan was also  glorified  as Ramanuja Dasar.

vaadhoolaanvaya vaartheendhum shreemad dhaasharathe sutham |
vedhaan thadhvaya nishnaandham vandhe raamaanujam gurum ||

mesha Punarvasudhinae daasarathi hamsa sambhavam |
yatheendra paadhukaapikyam vandhe daasarathim gurum ||

Kumbhey Punarvasou jaadham Ramanuja gurum bhaje |
Agaroth yathiraajaarchaam Range boothapurae saya: ||

All glories to Kulashekara Azhwar

All glories to Swamy Kandadai Andan

Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

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3 thoughts on “Swamy Kandadai Andaan service to JagathaAcharya Swami Ramanuja

  1. Reblogged this on kazhiyur varadan's web blog and commented:

    Swami Ramanuja indicated to MudaliAndaan about the auspicious happening and told him he would be blessed with a progeny soon. In due course , a son was born to Andaan. Thus, Andaan vamsam (family) were called Kandadayar family. It is said that a whole street [north mADa street] in Srivilliputthur bears the name ‘kandadaiyar vithi’, to signify the importance of the illustrious family.

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  2. dear Swami
    Adiyen Dasan.
    Gone through the contents. Very nicely complied.
    Please send a letter to the Primie Minister of India about Sri Ramanujas 1000th Jayanthi.
    There is a website for this purpose in the Prime Minister Office. You can send your suggestions
    by using your computer.
    I have already suggested to release 10 Rupee coins and 10 Rs.Postage Stamps depicting Sri Ramanuja’s Image on 1.5.2017 to commemorate 1000th Jayanthi of Swami Emperumanaar.

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  3. Hari Om!
    Mudaliyandan & Kooratalvan – stlwarts of Sri Ramanuja – Adiyen is on their pathways to be followed – cure for this samsara. Thanks indeed Varadan for the wonderful Vijay TV prog which Adiyen missed. Perumal was not prepared to unleash Nammalvar from His grip. Udayavar will never leave me alone- NEVER! His powers – Enough to face Adiyen’s till last moment.
    Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan – Jai Sriman Narayana!

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