Bhagavadh rAmAnujA's Gadhya Trayam
(saranagati, sri ranga, vaikuntha gadyam)
Sri rAmAnujar thiruvadigaLe saraNam
My humble praNAms to this esteemed group of devotees of sriya: patih sriman narayanan, who are on their paths
toward performing prapatti yogam in order to obtain the blessings of Divya dampatis. it is always our desire to perform
kaimkaryam at all times and in all sorts to divya dampatis. saraNAgathi tatvam is the only means to attain the same
for srivaishNavALs, as guided by our azhwArs, nathamuni, ALavandhAr, yatirAjar(sri rAmAnujar), kUrEsar, parAsarar and our
Great vEdAntha dEsikan, maNavALa mAmunigaL, my AchAryA His Holiness Srimad poundareekapuram andavan, His Holiness Srirangam
Srimad andavan, His Holiness Sri Ahobila mutt Jeer Azhagiya singar, Sri Vaanamaalmalai Mutt Jeer, Sri Parakala Mutt Jeer and
many other Greatest AchAryAs of Sri vaishnavam.
On the panguni utthiram day Lord RanganAtha (naMperumAL) appears along with our mAthA pirAtti Sri RanganAyaki
thAyAr and on only this day, one can have this sEtthi sEvai (darshan of Divya dampathis together) and words
can NOT come to my rescue for expressing the happiness and bliss one gets during this utsavam when a person looks at Them;
Especially because the scene is this:
The Lord (naMperumAL) is standing majestically as usual and more beautiful and graceful today due to the fact
that His consort, the Most gorgeous looking pirAtti is enjoying the beauty of Her Lord without taking Her eyes off Him even
for a second (She does not even sit facing us; She has turned her posture by 90 Degrees and is facing the LORD fully;) That
should definitely make our pithA feel PROUD and HAPPY and one can actually the beaming face of the Lord depicting His happiness
in His eyes and His mandhahAsam;
And this is the right opportunity (any one who has got their report cards signed when the father is in joyous
mood and is with the mother, who is also happy being with the father will agree with me) for a person to ask for favours from
our Divine Eternal PARENTS. Our yatirAjar makes no mistakes; He has struck when the iron is hot.
He has taken the pirAtti first in his side (knowing fully well that pirAtti is only listening; but not looking
at him;) by praising Her attributes of mercy, dayA, vAtsalyam and Her being together with the Lord always at all times under
all circumstances (nityAnapAyinee) and pleads to the pirAtti for recommending to the Lord.
There goes the Gadhya trayam composition ( saraNagathi Gadhyam, Sriranga Gadyam and Vaikunda Gadhyam
composed in prose forms) by sri rAmAnujar, the beauty of which must have already been known to BhagavatALs. These gadhyams
are in fact only to guide us who are caught in samsaaric troubles and are in deep waters. There is no other sign of escape
for us; except for such excellent compositions of seers. These compositions of yatirAjA had been immediately appreciated by
Divya dampatis Themselves and their assurances to protect and save him (and his devotees as well) at all times and to take
yatirAjA to Their Lotus feet at the end to perform ceaseless kainkaryam.
With the blessings of Divya Dampathis and of yatirAjA, I would like to think loud with you by posting simple,
lucid description of these Gadhya trayams.
May pirAtti SriRanganAyaki samEtha namperumAL bless us all for performing kainkaryams to Divya Dampathis and
His BhagavatALs at all times.