Friday, February 2, 2007
He is tthen comes Vishvaksena or Senai Mudaliyar. This is aterm of respect , traditionally used for denoting Vishwaksena). He is the controller of Vaikunta or Paramapada.
Vishwaksena taught Nammalwar or Satakopa the philosophy of Vishistadvaitam.
He as Commander-in-Chief of the Lord Sriman Narayana rules over the entire world by his commands. Vishwaksena always removes obstacles in performing our duties.
He is third in our acharya parampara.
According to Srivaishnava Guru paramparA, Lord VishvaksEnar forms the bridge to the Celestial Acharya and the Acharyas who appeared in human form for our sake. Senapathi VishvaksEnar himself came down to Alwar Thirunagari, and gave pancha samskAram and initiated Swami SatakOpa [Nammazhwar]. VishvaksEnar revealed the meanings of the three rahasyAs and yOgam to SatakOpan and thus became the
Achaarya for the latter.
Vandhe Vaikunta SenAnyam Devam Sootravthee Sakham
Yad Vetra Sikhara SpandhE Viswam Yetad Vyavasthitham
Meaning: Staying in Vaikunta, VishvaksenAr, the husband of Suthravathi, controls
the duties of all. He is the celestial Commander-in-Chief of the Lord. He wields
a cane in his hand. The entire world gets controlled by the tip of the cane in
his hand. I Pay My salutations to VishvaksenA.