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virOdhi parihArangaL (removal of obstacles) - 1

virOdhi parihArangaL (removal of obstacles) - part 1 -

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

ANdAL nAchiyAr prays to emperumAn in the end of thiruppAvai that he removes the obstacles while serving him. She says to emperumAn "unakkE nAm AtcheyvOm maRRai nam kAmangAL mARRu" - bless me to serve purely for the pleasure of you alone (no tinge of desire to satisfy ones own pleasure while serving emperumAn). It is of great importance to clearly understand the obstacles we face in our day-to-day life and how to remove them so that we can desire to ultimately reach the state of existing and serving purely for the pleasure of emperumAn.

emperumAnAr explains to vangi puratthu nambi the obstacles that are faced by srIvaishNavas in various aspects of day-to-day life. vangi puratthu nambi documents these instructions in a wonderful grantham with commentary named virOdhi parihArangaL (removal of obstacles). We are now viewing the English translation of this grantham with the help of the explanations given by srI U. vE. V V V Ramanujam swamy. Please view the first article of the series at

The whole series can be viewed at

Note: The book published by srI U. vE. Dr V V Ramanujam swamy can be purchased for Rs 120 from:

srI rangapriyA padhippakam
68 (116), thuLasingap perumAL kOil street,
thiruvallikkENi (Triplicane), Chennai - 600005
Phone: 28442441

Only few copies left with swamy at the moment.

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Last Updated on 29 December 2013