sEnai mudhaliAr (vishwaksEnar)

sri:
srimathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srimadh varavaramunayE nama:
sri vAnAchala mahAmunayE nama:

In the previous article (https://guruparamparai.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/divya-dhampathi/) we discussed about periya perumAL and periya pirAtti.

sEnai mudhaliAr (vishwaksEnar)

sEnai mudhaliAr – thiruvallikEni

thirunakshathram: ippasi, pUrAdam

Works: viswaksEna samhithai

He is one of the nithya sUris. He is the commander-in-chief and the one who monitors everything in nithya vibhUthi and leelA vibhuthi by the order of emperumAn himself. He is also called as sEnai mudhalvar, sEnAdhipathi, vEthradharar and vEthrahasthar. His divine consort (wife) is sUthrAvathi. He is also called sEsha asanar – one who first partakes emperumAn’s sEsha prasAdham.

periya pirAtti is the AchAryan for sEnai mudhaliAr according to our pUrvAchAryas.

All azhwArs are considered to be his sishyas.

It is explained by our pUrvAchAryas that emperumAn gives control of all activities in nithya and leelA vibhUthis to sEnai mudhaliAr and he happily enjoys with his mahishis and nithya sUris in paramapadham. sEnai mudhaliAr is portrayed as an elderly minister while emperumAn is portrayed as a prince.

In sthOthra rathnam, emperumAn’s relationship with sEnai mudhaliaar is revealed in 42nd slOkam.

thvadheeya bhuktha ujjitha sEsha bhOjiNA (த்வதீய புக்த உஜ்ஜித ஸேஷ போஜிநா)
thvayA Nisrushta Athma bharEnNa yadhyathA (த்வயா நிஸ்ருஷ்ட ஆத்ம பரேண யத்யதா)
priyEnNa sENApathiNA NyavEdhi  (ப்ரியேண ஸேநாபதிநா ந்யவேதி)
thath thathANujANaNtham udhAra veekshanNai: (தத் ததாநுஜாநந்தம் உதார வீக்ஷணை:)

In this slOkam, ALavandhAr is addresing emperumAn and glorifying sEnaimudhaliAr and enjoying the ubhaya vibhUthi sAmrAjyam of emperumAn as controlled by sEnaimudhaliAr.

Simple translation: vishwaksEna is the one who partakes your sEsha prasAdham and the one who is given the responsibility of running the nithya vibhUthi and leelA vibhuthi by you and the one who is liked by everyone. That vishwaksEna is known for his ability to do any task given to him by emperumAn just by emperumAn’s katAksham – i.e., emperumAn need not speak – sEnai mudhaliAr will understand emperumAn’s thiruvuLLam by just looking at his eyes and execute the same to perfection.

sEnai mudhaliAr’s thanian

srIrangachandhramasam indhirayA  viharthum
vinyasya visvachidha chinnayanAdhikAram
yO nirvahathya nisamanguLi mudhrayaiva
sEnAnyam anya vimukAs thamasi sriyAma

ஸ்ரீரங்கசந்த்ரமஸம் இந்திரயா விஹர்தும்
விந்யஸ்ய விஸ்வசித சிந்நயநாதிகாரம்
யோ நிர்வஹத்ய நிஸமங்குளி முத்ரயைவ
ஸேநாந்யம் அந்ய விமுகாஸ் தமஸி ஸ்ரியாம

Let us pray to sEnai mudhaliAr to bless us to be situated with pure devotion towards emperumAn.

In the next article we will discuss about prapanna jana kUtasthar – nammAzhwAr.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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22 thoughts on “sEnai mudhaliAr (vishwaksEnar)

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  3. K.E.B.RANGARAJAN

    At Srirangam, namperumaal amudhu seitharuliya prasaadam Sri Senai Mudhaliyar sannidhiyil avarukku amudhu seitharulina pinbe sthalaththaar peruvathu vazhakkam. Ella sannidhigalilum perumpaalum Sri Senai Mudhaliyaar veerriruntha thirukkolaththil sevai saadhiththaalum thirukkudanthai aaravamudhan sannidhiyil ninra thirukkolaththil seai saadhikkiraar.
    Nammazhwar emberumanin thiruvadi nilaigalaaga ezhundharuliyiruppadhaal, emberumaanin thiruvadi nilaigallukku sri sadagopam engira thirunaamam erpattathu enbar. anavaradham senaiyorkon adithozhubhavar Nammazhwaar. Emberumaanin thiruvadi nilaigal (sri sadagopam) senai mudhaliyaarukku saadhikkappadum pozhuthu thamathu sishyaraana nammaazhwaarai tham thirumudigalil erru aazhwarai perumai paduththugiraar. Thirumalaiyil sri vishvaksenarum sri ramanujarum ezhuntharuli arulicheyal goshti visesha naatkalil nadaiperugirathu. malaiyil Nammazhwar archa thirumeni illaavidilum avarathu thirumudiyaana vishwaksenarum, thiruvadiyaana iraamanusarum ezhuntharuliyiruppathaal avargalidaiye nammazhwar ezhuntharuli iruppathaagave karuthalaam. senai mudhaliyaar vishayamaana paasurangal kuriththu adiyenudaiya oru katturaiyai aduththa maadham anuppi veikkinren. adiyen thaasan. koil komaandur Elayavilli Rangarajan

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  10. Sreedhar Acharya Nallan

    Very nice posting about Guruparamparai…I would like to know more about Senamudaliyar Tirunakshatram. I had the following taniya, but dont know about Avirbhava visheshangal. If you know kindly post them too. The taniya I have is, “tulAngatE dinakarE pUrvAshADhA samudbhavam, padmA padAmbujAsaktam sEnAdhipamaham bhajE”. In the month of Tula maasa, we see Senamudaliyar tirunakshatram on Purvashada star (this year 8.11.2013). Kindly through some light on this vishesham too. Ramanuja Dasan, Sreedhar Acharya Nallanchakravatli, Australia

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    1. sarathyt Post author

      thanks for the feedback.
      this thanian you have highlighted is called thirnakshathra thanian (that which speaks about the appearance day/month of an AchArya). It speaks about sEnai mudhaliyAr appearing on thulA (aippasi) month and pUrvAshAda (pUrAdam) nakshathram. This thanian also shows that sEnai mudhaliyAr is fully attached to the lotus feet of srI mahAlakshmi thAyar.
      adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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