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Monday, November 15, 2021

Swami Nampillai uthsavam day 1 at Thiruvallikkeni 2021

At the famous Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam – the presiding deity is Emperuman Sri Venkata Krishnan – the Geethacharyan with His family – Sri Balarama, Rukmini piratti, Sathyaki, Prathyumnan and Aniruthan and Uthsavar Sri Parthasarathi perumal.  A king by name Sumathy prayed Lord Thiruvengadamudaiyan wishing His darshan at Brindaranya – the place which Athreya maharishi chose for tapas based on the advice of his Acarya – and at Thiruvallikkeni Bhagwan Sree Krishna blesses us all in standing posture with divine conch in right hand, left directing to His feet for surrender – He has a sword and sports a moustache too.  In the Mahabaratha yudh, He vowed not to fight with weapons and this is not a sword – but the weapon that kills crass ignorance being the sword of wisdom & knowledge.

No post on Thiruvallikkeni mahatmiyam but on Acarya Nampillai – some may not know the significance of this beautiful sannathi in Peyalwar Koil Street adjacent to the sannadhi of Peyazhwar.  .. .. at the entrance of Komutti bungalow !! 

 Sri Nampillai, in the Acharya paramparai is known for his scholastic excellence. He was the disciple of Sri Nanjeeyar and acharyar of Vadakku Thiruveethipillai. His commentary on Thiruvoimozhi known as Muppathu Aarayira(m)ppadi -  is considered as the best amongst the vyakyanams; considered equivalent to Thiruvoimozhi itself and  is celebrated as “Eedu.  

Swami was born as “Varadhacharyar” in the year Prabhva, 4249 kaliyugadi, in Karthigai  Month in Krithikai Nakshatra. He lived a life of 105 years in this world. His period is 1147 AD – 1252AD.    His life time was during the era of Chola dynasty and he was a witness to its glory, disintegration, defeat and annexation to Pandya kingdom. His Eedu also chronicles some part of the history of his time, as they are related to the temple of Srirangam.  Nampillai discoursed the lectures of Parasara Bhattar to his disciples Periavachaan Pillai and Vadakku Thiruveedi Pillai. who in turn employed them in their respective commentaries. “Muppathu aarayirappadi” of Vadakku thiruveethipillai based on the discourses of Swami Nampillai is considered the best.

The Oranvazhi acharya paramparai mantle passed on from Parasara Bhattar to Namjeeyar and Nampillai. Nanjeeyar appreciated Varadhacharyar on his writings on Thiruvoimozhi and called him “Nampillai” Swami Manavalamamunigal has hailed Nampillai in “Upadesa Rathinamalai”.

Swami Nampillai of this fame has a sannadhi at Triplicane, situate at the front of Sri Bhandaram Committee place commonly known as “Komutti bungalow”. Around 150 years earlier, there was a great person by name Yogi Parthasarathi Iyengar and his wife was Yogi Singamma.  (would write in detail about these great persons and the Ammanji mandir at Ayodhya)

This Nampillai sannadhi was renovated and re-built decoratively recently by the Committee, spearheaded by Sri MA Venkata Krishnan Swami.   AT Nampillai sannathi today started 5 day uthsavam with 200 pasurams of Thiruvaimozhi on each day.  Today it was first two decads of Thiruvaimozhi.   You can hear a couple of pasurams of the sevakalam this evening : 

Today Sri Ranganathar here had sarruppadi as ‘Sri VEnkata Krishnan’ (sarruppadi – Pillailokam Ramanujam swami); Here are some photos of Sri Namperumal & Ranganayaki thayar -   Sri Nampillai  and goshti.  Here is thaniyan of Nampillai

வேதாந்த வேத்ய அம்ருத வாரிராஸேர்*  வேதார்த்த ஸார அம்ருத பூரமக்ர்யம்

ஆதாய வர்ஷந்தம் அஹம் ப்ரபத்யே**  காருண்ய பூர்ணம் கலிவைரிதாஸம் 

Azhwar Emperumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale saranam


adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
Mamandur Srinivasan Sampathkumar