Udayavar was the Title
conferred on our Bhagavath Ramanuja by Lord Nam Perumal himself. Ramanuja
spent more than half his life in Srirangam only. He attained Moksham at
Specialty is Ramanuja was born in PINGALA year, he left for his heavenly
abode also in PINGALA year that is 120 years from the year of his
Avathara. Ramanuja lived TWO full cycles of Tamil years after his birth
Now let me take you
back to Last few days in Udayavars life.
He was leaving the Thirunarayanpuram o be back in Srirangam , Then all the
Disciples also wanted to accompany him , then He told that he will be
always be there in the midst of them and they should not leave along with
him. Then He a Statue of him made and then he hugged the Idol and
transferred all his power to that Idol. Even today it is there and It is
known as THAMARUGUNDA THIRUMENI.
Then he went to Srirangam after touring some of the Divya Kshetram.
People of Sriperumpudur his Avathara Sthalam wanted to make a Idol and
install it in the temple. Then on a auspicious day they were installing
the idol and doing Prana Prathistai to the idol , Here in Srirangam
Ramanuja was giving discourse to his disciples, then suddenly he Ramanuja
maintained stone like Silence, more or less he was looking like statue.
Then after some time he became normal and then his Shishya's asked what
happened , for that he replied that Just few minutes back in Sriperumpudur
they have installed his Idol and they did Prana Prathistai and they were
conducting eye opening ceremony for the Idol hence he went there. The
Thirumeni at Sriperumpudur is known as THAN UGANDA THIRUMENI.
Then it is time for Udayavar to leave this World and he informed his
disciples , they all cried , then he told dear children why are you
behaving like Aggyanis, I cannot live without you all ,but time has come ,
I should leave the world, for that disciples requested Acharya Sarva
Bhouma to live with hem for some more days. Then Udayavar told he will
live with them for three more days. Disciples were not satisfied , so
Yathirajar told to get a Idol made , then after duly sanctifying the
statue he transferred all his power into that moorthy then With his head
on the lap of Embar and his feet on the lap of Vaduga Nambi, Ramanuja
breathed his last in 1137 AD listening to the recitation of the Divya
Prabhandam and looking at the Sri Padukas of Yamunai Thuraivan. It was
Saturday, Maga Month Sukla Paksha Dasami Thi-Thi. This Idol is know as
His physical body is preserved even today in a sitting posture in the
Sannidhi (Sanctum Sanctorum) dedicated to him on the southwest corner on
the fifth round opposite to Sudharshana Alwar Sannidhi, within the
Srirangam temple Complex as ordered by Lord Ranganatha himself. The whole
world is wonder struck at the feat of preservation of the mummies of Egypt
and the body of St. .Xavier in GAO in India and make so much fuss about
them. Many SrIvaishNavaas are not aware that here in Srirangam. their
holiest place hailed as ' Bhooloka Vaikuntam' ( Heaven on Earth) lies
preserved body of Sri Ramanuja .There is no Thirumanjanam for this Idol.
Yearly twice it is Thirumanjanam of Pachai Kalpuram and Kumkuma Poo