Question With sata sahasra pranamams to the lotus feet of HH Paramahamsa Parivrajakaacharya Sri sri sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, Asmad Gurubhyo Namah| I am in the process of reading the great history of Paramaguru Sri Ramanuja Swamy. I read that Sri Ramanuja Swamy is given the name of “Udayavar” by Sri Ranganatha Swamy, the main deity of Sri Rangam. Besides he is also “Emberumanar”. I request Sri Swamiji to enlighten me by explaining the meanings of these two names. I may kindly be excused if had posed afoolish question. In the process of knowing the meaning of Udayavar, I came across an article stating that the mortal body of Paramaguru Sri Ramanuja Swamy is preserved in sitting posture in the temple precinct of Sri Rangam. And Udayavar Sannadhi is constructed over it. Many of the Vaishnavites do not know about it. And Tirumanjanam for the idol is not performed there for Udayavar’s deity idol. Is that true. Is that not a sin to keep a mortal body in the temple precinct. Please clarify my doubts Swamijee. Asmad Gurubhyo Namah.
Jai srimannarayana Raviji! Happy for the interest you have in knowing the facts. Udayavar means possessor. Lord Ranganattha bestowed this title to Ramanuja Swamy when Swamy entered Srirangam. Ramanuna Swamy is the owner of this world, called Li:la: vibhu:thi, and