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