Sri VishNuchittha Kulanandana Kalpavalleem
Sri RangarAja Harichandana yOga dhrusyAm
SaakshAth KashamAm KaruNayA KamalamivAnyAm
GOdhAm ananya Sarana: SaraNam PrapadhyE
GodhA Stuthi's 1st SlOkam by Swamy Desikan
"GodhA Piraatti is the wish-granting Kalpaka tree in flower garden of the kulam of Sri VishNu Chitthar; She is most beautiful as She gives us Her darsanam as the Karpaka creeper united with Her Lord Sri Rangarajan standing majestically as the Harichandana tree in that Nandavanam; She is the incarnation of BhUmi Devi known for Her auspicious qualities of forbearance; indeed, Godhai is the embodiment of forbearance; When it comes to the quality of Her Mercy, Godhai is a veritable MahALakshmi (KamalA). AdiyEn, who has no other refuge seek Her as my sole refuge."
Srimathy Oppilippan Koil Padma Veeraraghavan reached the ThiruvadigaLs of Soodikkoduttha NaacchiyAr and Sri RangamannAr on October 10 ( 10/10/10). She was a perfect ten from the perspective of her sublime NaadhOpAsana and exemplary kaimakryams at various Sri VaishNava dhivya dEsams. The NaalAyira dhivya Prabahndhams in general and the two dhivya Prabhandhams of ANDAL, Thiruppaavai and NaachiAr Thirumozhi, in particular were her treasures during her dEha yaatrai here.
She was a magnificient KaimkaryArthi (one who longed to perform Kaimakryams for the dhivya dampatis). She had the bhOgyAdhisayam (most lofty experience and enjoyment) of naama sankertanam and through that anubhava parivAham (swift flow of joyous experience), she placed many a Raaga ratna maalikai at the sacred feet of her kula dhaivam, ANDAL and RangamannAr of Oppiliappan sannidhi (viz.), Sri BhUmi DEvi and Sri Oppiliappan. Her sankeertanams laden with bhakti and bhAvam deserve upalAlanam (celebration). She composed these keertanams in praise of her kula dhaivam as ananya prayOjana anukoola vrutti (auspicious deeds that did not expect any thing in return). These noble kritis can be described as being equal to Muktaisvarya rasam (Equal to the wealth of a mukta jeevan full of Bhagavadhanubava rasam). She taught these kritis, which were a result of her anubhava paravasam to all who came to her and let them enjoy the bhAgavata samBhandham and sathsangam. The dhivya dampatis decided that her avatAra kaaryam was now fulfilled and invited this dear jeevan back to their Thiruvadi jyOthi for nirantara samslEsham (piriyaa sErkkai) for enjoying paripoorNa BrahmAnandham (complete bliss) with Them in Their supreme abode through nitya, niravadhya Kaimkaryam (eternal and blemishless kaimkaryam to Them). With VeeNai in the hand and bhagavannAma sankeertanam in the tongue , the blessed soul resident in the body of Padma Veeraraghavan is now enjoying svAdhutama bhOgyam (most delectable anubhavam).
To celebrate the atimAnusha vruttis (almost superhuman activies) of this noble soul, adiyEn as Her sahOdharan is happy to create and place at the sacred feet of Sri Bhumi Devi samEta ThiruviNNagarappan a special web site dedicated to Her NaadhOpAsanai and dhivya dEsa Kaimkaryams. This excellent website could not have been created except for the outstanding contributions of Sriman MuraLidharan KrishNamAchAri and his dear dharma patni, Srimathy MaaLavikaa Muralidharan of Arizona working closely with the talented web master, Dr. Anil Thakur of Brisbane, Australia and Hyderabad. These three admirers of my sister made it possible to realize this outstanding web site that is being offered as our humble samarpaNam to the dhivya dampatis of ThiruviNnagaram on this Vikruti DheepAvaLai dinam, her birthday. Many sishyAs/sishyais and abhimAnis are joining with us to pay their individual tributes to Srimathy Padma VeerarAghavan.
SrI BhUmi DEvi SamEta Sri Oppiliappan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
DhAsan, PadmAnujan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan