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ACARYA AT SRI RANGAM
While all these events were taking place in Kancipuram, the devotees in Sff Rahgam were still feeling the lack of an acarya to guide them. The ardent desire of all of them was that Ramanujacarya come there and be their preceptor. Mahapurna had stayed for some time in KancT with the intention of bringing Ramanuja to Sff Rahgam, but, because he had left so abruptly, he was unable to do so.When the news reached Sff Rahgam that Ramanuja had taken sannydsa, Mahapurna was very pleased and went into the temple of Lord Rahganatha. There, before the lotuseyed Lord who reclines on His bed of AnantaSesa, Mahapurna began to offer fervent prayers, begging the Lord to bring Ramanuja to Rahgaksetra. Hearing this impassioned plea from His pure devotee, Lord Rahganatha became compassionate and instructed Mahapurna,"My child, you must send Vararahga, the most sweet singer, to Lord Varadaraja in Kahcipuram. When Lord Varadaraja is pleased by Vararahga's bhajans and offers him a benediction, then he should ask that Ramanuja be allowed to come here. Without Varadaraja's permission, Ramanuja will never leave His shelter.