Swami Ramanujacharya spiritual appearance on this earth in the year 1017 A.D., as a lustrous sun to dismiss the darkness and to destroy unauthorized religion and so called religious beliefs. He is none other than the incarnation of Adisesha-Anantha-the serpent bed of the Sriman Narayana-the parthathvam-Paramatha. He is the first revolutionary legend who propagated “All are one and equal before the Lord''.
He accepted and welcomed all irrespective of gender, caste, creed, and race into Sri Vaishnava Siddhantham. He also paved a new way of attaining Moksha through Saranagati-Self surrender to the lotus feet of Sriman Narayana.
Born to pious couple Sri Asuri Kesava Somayaji and Ganthimathi of Sriperunbudur near Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu after a great penance. His maternal uncle Sri Srishaila Purna named him Illayalwar, Lakshmana. As Lakshmana is also inacarnation of Adishesha and served Lord Rama, he intended Ramanuja (Rama’s anuja-menaing younger brother of Rma who is Lakshmana) to serve to Lord and the mankind.
Ramanuja is attributed with many manes like-Wodeyavar, Emperumanar, Illayaliwar, Lakshmanagraja,Bhasyagar and so on. He is widely known as Ramanujacharya.
Well versed in Vedas, Vedanthas, SashtraS, srI Ramanuja grew up to be the pioneer of religion.
His avatar was to spread the message of Lord SRimannaryana, to deliver the tattva behind the living beings caught up in the cycle of repeated births and deaths.
To preach and demonstrate the most subtle and sublime easy way to reach the lotus feet of Sriman Narayana through Sharanagathi.
To propagate Sri Vaishna Sampradayam and Vishitadvaitha Siddantham.
To provide authoritative supreme commentary to the Vedic injunction of Sri Veda Vyasa Maharishi’s Brahma Sutam-Sree Bhashyam.
2017 marks 1000 years, ten centuries of the Spiritual Acharya’s birth. Worldwide all are celebrating Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Utsavam with full lore and festivity.
Sri ramanuja’s philosophy and teachings that has not only survived but are relevant even today. He was the only one who reached out poor, downtrodden, and untouchables. He was instrumental in bringing in social and administrative reforms in the temples and maths across India.
Who is Sri Ramanuja? -- A poet, a philosopher, a Spiritual teacher, social thinker, author or commentator????
He felt compassion for the poor and down trodden, women and worked towards the upliftment of the same. He opened the doors of the temples to all-from Brahmins to Non-Brahmins.
He was accepted, welcomed even by Delhi Sultanate and Mohammedan rulers.
As a kaikaryam-seva to the Vishsita Advaita Acharya, Sphoorthi Theatre is coming out with a combination of Rod and Shadow(leather) puppet show on “Sri Ramanuja Vaibhavam” at Jeeyar Eduactional Trust-JET Ashram of HH Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Swamy , Muchintal, Sahmshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India during Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabadi celebration from April 26-May1, 2017.
Towards the same imparting Puppet manipulation training to the Vidhyathris of Jeeyar Integrated Vedic Academy (JIVA Gurukulam) run under the supervision of HH Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Swamy.