Some poets express beauty of visible nature in their verses. Some poets express the greatness of the source of that beauty in their verses.
God also became a poet once. He wrote in the praise of an acharya. In the time of Ramanujacharya, the literature was primarily available in Sanskrit. Those who did not understand Sanskrit did not know the true nature of God as unveiled in Vedic literature. It was Manavala Mahamuni, 13th century acharya who wrote several commentaries in regional languages for the benefit of common people. His discourses were loved by all. Lord Ranganatha was pleased by the work of Manavala Mahamuni. He instructed the temple priest to stop performing the annual services in His temple, so He can listen to the talks given by Manavala Mahamuni on thiruvayamuji! Such was the glory of the acharya’s knowledge!
The verse means that Lord Ranganatha salutes Sri Manavala Mahamuni who has the blessings of his acharya, Sri Saile:sa. Salutes to Sri Manavala Mahamuni who is an ocean of devotion!
Such was the beauty of the great soul, Manavala Mahamuni. Lord also offered him the aasana (his own the honourable seat, A:di se:sha) to Manavala Mahamuni. Today is the birth star of Manavala Mahamuni because of whom we are enjoying the nectar of knowledge in our local languages. Let’s all be grateful to him and take pride in the lineage of our acharyas!
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
– 1st Feb 2019, Divya Saketham