Guru Parampara

The Guru parampara has been identified differently by different authorities. From Sriman Narayanan up to Bhagavath Ramanuja the succession is same for all the paramparas namely Rahasyathraya parampara, Sri Bhashya Parampara, Sri Bhagavath vishaya parampara,samAsrayana parampara, Kalakshepa parampara etc (Bhagavan, The Devine Mother, VishvaksEnar NAthamuni, Uyyakkondar, Ramamisrar, AlavandAr, Peria Nambi and Bhagavath Ramanujar). From Bhagavath Ramanuja up to Sri Gopalarya Maha Desikan, the names of Srimath Andavan Ashramam’s poorvacharyas in each Kalakshepa parampara is given below (Ref: 301 st Birth anniversary malar of Sri Gopalarya Maha dEsikan published in 2001 by Srirangam srimath Andavan Ashramam).
The compilation of Acharya Parampara Material for all the paramparas listed here has been made available by Sri. Perungadamanur Nagai Sreenivasan Parthasarathy of Besant Nagar, Chennai.
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Please click on respective tabs of each parampara as listed below for a complete Acharya lineage

Acharya Thaniyans

Thanians with Meanings

What is a Thanian?
Thanian is a Tamil word. It means “eulogistic devotional verse” (praising the Glory of an individual Acharya). An Acharya dispels the darkness of the mind and enlightens us with knowledge. It represents our involvement, our sincerity, our duty, and our respect towards our Acharya. Acharyas are many and thanians are also many. Depending upon the acharya Parampara, thanians will also differ.There may be two thanians for the same Acharya depending upon their vaibhavam. A thanian may be small or big but have the same respect. The greatness of the thanian can really be understood only by the those, who have “Acharya sambandham”. It is essential that one should learn and recite the thanian of his Acharya everyday and be blessed.

There are thanians for vedhantha rahasya granthAs also. Only after recitation of the thanian, one can undergo Kalakshepam of the Grantha . In all Sri Vaishnava institutions like Srimath Andavan Ashramam, Parakala mutt and Sri Ahobila mutt etc. thanians of poorvacharyas are being recited everyday.

With the grace and blessings of asmath Acharya, Srimath Andavan, I submit this article.It consists of the general meaning of the thanians of the poorvacharyas of Srimath Srirangam Andavan Ashramam. It starts from the thanian of Prakrutham Srimath Andavan, Sri Ranga Ramanuja Maha Desikan, proceeds upwards in ascending order and ends with the thanian of Sriman Narayana, the earliest of the preceptors, in Sri Vaishnava parampara.(ref: Sevakala Sarrumurai Kramam, Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam). Any mistakes in the meanings of the thanians are solely adiyen’s and I seek pardom from bhagavathas in Advance.

1. Srimath Srimushnam Andavan Sri Ranga Ramanuja Maha Desikan

Thanian:
VedhAntha lakshmana muneendra krupAtthabOdham
ThadpAdha yugmasaraseeruha brungha rAjam
Thraiyantha yugma kruthaboori parisramamtham
Sriranga lakshmana munim saranam prapadhyE

Meaning: We prostrate at the holy feet of Sri Ranga Ramanauja Maha Desikan who had his Bhara samarpanam at the holy feet of Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan. Having gained with enormous involvement, the wealth of Sri sampradayic knowledge/Ubhaya Vedhantham granthas from his Acharya, he whirrs as a honeybee at His lotus feet. Salutations to Srimath Ranga Ramanuja maha Desikan

2. Srimath Mysore Andavan Sri Srinivasa Ramanuja Mahadesikan

Thanian:
Srimath Srivasa yOgeeswara munikarunAlabdha vEdhantha yugmam
Srimath vEdhantha rAmAnuja gurupadhayorarpitha swAthma bhAram
Srimath srudhyantha rAmAnuja yathi nrupathE:prAptha mOkshasramam tham
Srimath SrivAsa rAmanuja munimaparam samsrayE gnanavArthim

Meaning: I resort to sri Srinivasa Ramanuja Maha Desikan (Mysore Andavan) who is the ocean of sampradAyaika gnanam, and Who had studied ubayaVedhantha granthas at the holy feet of Akkur Andavan Srimath Srinivasa Maha Desikan, and Who had his Bhara samarpanam done by Nammandavan Srimad Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan) and Who was ordained into sanyasa Asram by srimad Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan (Thirukkudanthai Andavan)

3. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan: Thirunakshatram: Panguni�Pushyam

Thanian:
Srimath vedhantha ramanuja munikarunalabdha vedhantha yugmam
Srimath Srivasa yogeeswara gurupadhayorarpithaswathma bharam
Srimath Sri ranganathahvaya munikrupaya praptha mokshasramam tham
Srimath Vedhantha ramanuja munimaparam samsraye desikendram

Meaning: I resort to Acharya srimadh Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan (Thirukkudanthai Andavan) who studied Ubaya Vedhantha granthas under the holy feet of Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan (Nammandavan) who had his Bhara samarpanam (prapatti) done by HH Srinivasa Maha Desikan (Akkur Andavan) and who was ordained into Mokshasramam by the grace and Kataksham of HH Ranganatha Maha Desikan (Thembirai Andavan)

4. Thembirai Andavan Sri Ranganatha Mahadesikan

Thanian:
Srimath VEdha vathamsa lakshmana munehe praapthaaga maantha dvayam
ThEna Sri raghu punga vangri yugaLe nyasthaathma Rakshaambharam
Srimath Srinidhi yogivarya karuna labdaabhja chakraangkanam
Vande shanthi virakhthi poornamanagham Sri ranga naatham Gurum

Meaning: I Prostrate at the holy feet of guru, Ranganatha who dispels the darkness of my ignorance, who possesses limitless saintly qualities like Gnanam, Santham, Virakthi, Vairakyam, and Anagam (blemishless) Who studied ubhaya Vedhantha Kalekshepams under the holyfeet of Srimadh Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan (Nammandavan) & thru his grace, was submitted at divine feet of Vaduvur Lord Raghunatha and Who was initiated into Sanyaasaasramam and Acharyatvam by the incessant grace and sympathetic kataaksha of Srimath Srinivasa yogi (Akkur Andavan)

5. Sri Srinivasa Mahadesikan (Srimath Akkur Andavan) 

Thanian:

Srimath vEdhaantha Raamaanuja yathi nrupathEr labdha vEdhaantha yugmam
Srimath dEvaadhinEthu ChCharana sarasijE thEna daththaathma Baaram
Srimath Srivaasa yogeeshwara mahitha mahaa sampradaayaika nishtam
VandhE Srivaasa yogeeshwara gurumanagam vathsalam Bhavyasheelam

Meaning: I prostrate at the holy feet of Srivaasa maha desikan, who is blemishless, possessing saintly qualities like vathsalyam, simplicity and Who had studied vedhantha Kalakshepa granthas at the feet of Vedhantha RamanujA Mahadesikan (Nammandavan) and Who was ordained to Atma samarpanam at the divine feet of Kanchi Devaadhi Devan by His Holinesss Nammandavan and the one who propagated the great sathsampradhaya nurtured by Sri Srinivasa Maha Desikan (Peria Andavan)

6. Srimath Nammandavan

Thanian:
Srimath Srivasa yogeeshwara padhavinatham labdha vEdhaantha yugmam
Sri paadooSEvi raamaanuja munithilakaath thathpadha nyastha Baaram
Srimath Srivasa raamaanuja munimaNEr labda mokshaasramam tham
Srimath vEdhaantha raamaanuja yathi nrupathim sumsrayE gnyana vaardhim

Meaning: I resort to Srimad Vedhantha Ramanuja muni, (Nammandavan) who is the chakravarthy among yatheeswaras, possessing ocean of knowledge,Who prostrated repeatedly Srimad Peria Andavan in young age and Who studied Ubhaya vedhanthas at the holy feet of Chinnandavan and was also ordained to Bhara samarpanam by the same Acharya , srimad Paduka sevvaka Ramanujan (chinna Andavan) and was initiated into Tureeysramam by Srinivasa Ramanuja Muni (Kadanthethy Andavan)

7. Srimath Kadanthethi Andavan

Thanian:
Srimath Srivasa yogi pravarasa kaaruNa paanghasanghaadha BHangaath
VEdhaantha dvandva vidhya madhu rasa lahari chchanchari kaayamaaNaha
THEnaachaaryENa ranga prabhu charaNa yugE daththa rakshaa BharaSri:
Srimath Srivasa raamaavaraja muNimaNis santhatham srEyasE syaath

Meaning: May that Srimath Srinivasa Ramanuja maha Desikan, who is a jem among sanyasis, bless ever for our prosperity, who by the incessant grace of the sympathetic look of Srimath Srinivasa yogi (Peria Andavan) emerged as a hovering bee, sipping the stream of honey from the ubhaya vedanta vidya, and who was ordained into bharanyasam in the divine feet of Lord Ranganatha by the same Peria Andavan

8. Srimath Chinnandavan

Thanian:
Sriman natha muneendra yaamuna muni Srisamya mindraathmanaha
Sri Srivasa muneendra dEsika maNE: praapthaaga maanthath dvaya
Sri rangEsha padhE thadharpithaBHaram Sri paadukasevaka
Sri raamaanuja yoginam guruvaram vandhe dayaasaagaram

Meaning: I Pay my obeisance to Sri PAduka sEvaka Sri RamAnuja muni, the greatest of Gurus and who is verily an ocean of compassion, the one who acquired knowledge of Ubhaya vedhantham from the great teacher, Sri Srinivasa Muni, (Peria Andavan) the incarnation of Nathamuni, Yamunamuni, Ramanuja muni , and who had BharasamarpaNam at the feet of Lord Sri RanganAtha. done by Peria Andavan

9. Srimath Periandavan

Thanian:
Sri rangesa padhe samarpitha Bharam sruthyantha ramanuja
Sri yogeendra guruththamena yaminash sruththyantha vidhyathmana:
PrAptha sruthya vathamsa yughma hrudhayam Srivasa ramanujath
Sri Srivasa muneendra desika manim sreyo nidhim samsraye 

Meaning: I resort to Srivasa Munindra Desika who is the storehouse of Sreyas, (prosperity) who did his Bharasamarpanam at the feet of Ranganatha, by the grace of Vedhandha RamanujA (vazhuthur Andavan) and who had learnt all about Ubhaya Vedhantha from his Guru Srinivasa ramaanujA (thiruthuripoondi Andavan) to whose heart resort all the Srutis

10. Thiruthuraipoondi Andavan (vilakkudi Andavan)

Thanian:
Srimath gOpAla soorEr niravadhi karuNAvAptha sathsampradAyam
Srimath vEdhAntha rAmAnuja yathinrupathis sarvatha: sTHApayithvA
Yasmin sathsampradAyam sakalamupadhishan amsathO nupravishTa:
Srimath sreevasa raamAnuja munimanagham tham BHajE dEsikEndhram

Meaning: I pay my profound respects, to the blemish less Srimad Srinivasa Ramanuja Muni, who was the recipient of the limitless mercy of Srimad Gopaala suri (Gopalarya maha Desikan , Thirukkudanhai Desikan )and who was nominated by the King among Yathis Sri Vedhantha Ramanuja muni who established the sat sampradhaayaa all around and who taught him all that one should know about our satsampradayam , and who appeared to have reincarnated in him

11. Srimath Vazhuthur Andavan

Thanian:

GOpaala dEsika pathaabhja madhuvrathasya
Pragnyaa virakhthi karuNaa muKHa sath guNaabhDHe:
VEdaantha lakshmana munE sritha BHaagha DHEyam
Paadhaara vindha yugaLam sharanam prapadhyE

Meaning: I surrender at the lotus feet of Vedanta Lakshmana Muni who was like a bee sucking the honey at the lotus feet of Gopala Desikar, who was endowed with a sea of auspicious attributes, knowledge, detachement and compassion who showers beneficial qualities to those who take refuge at him.

12. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Desikan

Thanian:

Sri krishna dEsika padhaamBHuja brunga raajam
VEdaantha lakshmana muneendra krupaaththa bOdham
Thraiyantha dEsika yatheendra shaTaarimoorthim
GOpaala dEsika shikhaamaNi maasrayaamaha

Meaning: Like a bee which goes after the lotus for nectar, He went after the feet of Sri Krishna Desikan (who was his Father) and had his Pancha Samskaram and Veda Adhyayanam under him. He absorbed Vedhantha gnanam from Vedhantha Lakshmana Muni(Sakshath Swamy). He is an embodiment of three great acharyas Swami Desikan, Sri Ramanuja and Swami Nammazhwar. We seek refuge and prostrate such a great acharya Srimath Gopalarya Maha Desikan

13. sAkshAth swAmy

Thanian:

Sree Ranganatha gurupAdha sarojahamsam
VEdhAntha dEsikapadhAmbhuja brunga rAjam
Sreemadh yatheendra shatakopa dhaya valambham
Vedhantha lakshmana munim sharaNam prapadhyE

Meaning: I take refuge at the feet of Vedanta Lakshmana Muni who had the grace of Srimad Yatindra Satakopa himself. He was the swan at the feet of Sri Ranganatha Guru and who was the bee at the lotus feet of Swami Vedanta Desika.

14. Ranganatha swAmy (KalyAnAvaham swamy)

Thanian:

KalyAnAvaham asmAkam karuNya kalashambudhE:
PrapadhyE ranganAthasya padhapankaja thallajam

Meaning: I take refuge at the lotus feet of Sri Ranganatha Swami also known as KalyAnAvaha Swami who was in real, the Kalasam (pot) of (waters) of Compassion and tenderness

15. Velamoor Rangapathi DEsikar

Thanian:

Sree veerarAghava gurOs thanayam thathascha
Shareera kAdhi samadheethya samastha shAsthram
vidhyO thamAnam anavadhya guNaikathanam
Sree RanganAtha guruvaryam Aham prapadhyE

Meaning: I take refuge at Sri Ranganatha Guru who was the son of Guru Sri VeeraraghavAcharya, from whom he gathered the knowledge of all Sastras like SAreeraka and who aptivatedeveryone by his attributes

16. ChithannA VeerarAghavAchAr swamy

Thanian:

Sree vEnkatEsha gurunA karunA karENa
Sreeshe samarpitha baram sritha pArijAtham
Sree ranganatha guveekshana labdha bOdham
Sree veera Raghava gurum sharanam prapadhyE

Meaning: I take shelter at the feet of Veeraraghava Guru who had his Atma samarpanam done by the benevolant Sri Venkatesa Guru and who had the chivalrous charm of Sri Ranganatha Guru

17. Paravasthu VenkatEsachAriar

Thanian:

vathsa vamsha payodheendhO: kalyANa gunavAridhE
Sreematho vEnkatEshasya charanou sharanam bhajE

Meaning: I take asylum at the holy feet of Sri Venkatesa guru, who is like the cream of the milk of the sri Vatsya Vamsam and who is the very ocean of propitious qualities.

18. RamAnuja swAmy

Thanian:

SreemathO ranganAthasya guNairdhasyam upagatham
rAmAnujam dhweetheeyam tham adhwitheeyam upasmahE

Meaning: I pay my salutations to Ramanuja Guru who did kainkaryam to Ranganatha Guru, engulfed by his qualities; the one who appeared to be the second Ramanuja and the one without a second.

Sri Ramanuja Swamy was born at Perumal koil to AnanthAchAriAr in Sreevathsa gothram and had studied Kalakshepa granthas at the holy feet of his illustrious father Ananthachariar.

19. Keezh Neerkunnam AnanthAchAriAr

Thanian:

Sree thAtha gurusEvApththa vEdhantha yughalasayaha
vathsyAnantha guru:sreemAn srEyasE mEsthu bhooyasE

Meaning: May VAtsya Anantha Guru, who studied the Vedanta at the feet of His guru Sri Tatachariar, bless us with prosperity and propitious qualities

20. Panchamatha Bhanjanam ThAthAchAriAr

Thanian:

Sreeshaila poornakulavAridhi poorna chandram
Sree sreenivAsa guruvarya padhAbja brungham
SrEyOgunAmbhunidhim Asritha pArijAtham
Sree thAthayAryam anagam sharanam prapadhyE

Meaning: I take shelter at the feet of Thathacharya, the faultless one, who is like the beautiful full moon embellishing the ocean of the lineage of sri Saila poorna vamsam, who goes after the feet of his guru SrinivasA, like a bee going after the nector, and the one who is a Parijatha flower in fulfilling desires of those who take asylum at his feet

21. Vangipuram Shashta ParAnkusa swamy

Thanian:

Sreemath chatAri munipAdha sarOjahamsam
Sreemath parAnkusha tapOdhana labdhabhOdham
Sreeman nrusimha varadhArya dhayAvalambham
Sreemath parankusha munim pranathOsmi nithyam

Meaning: I prostrate always at the feet of Parankusamuni, who was like a swan at the lotus feet of Parankusa (Nammalwar) & who got insight from the Taponidhi, Parankusa (also Nammalwar) and who got enlightened with Dwayamanthra, by Nrisimha VaradArya.

22. Sirangattur AhobilAchAr

Thanian:

Sreemad varada vishnvArya padhapankaja shadpadham
Ahobhila gurum vandhe vathsavamshIka mouththikam

Meaning: I prostrate at the feet of Ahobilachar, the jewel of the srivathsa vamsam, who was like a bee at the lotus feet of Varada VishnuvAryA

23. MahAdayAdeesar

Thanian:

MahA dhayAdheeshuthur ambhujAksha
nidhyAna nithyAbhi nivishtabhuddhe
AgnAna nigrAha kamanchasAham
asmadh gurOr angriyugham prapadhyE

Meaning: I surrender at the feet of our mentor, MahA DayAdesar whose eyes are like lotus, who constantly meditates on the Lord and who is unmindful of punishing us for our faults due to his compassionate nature

24. Varadha VishnuvAcharya

Thanian:

MahAdayAdeesa gurOs thanayam thathva vidhvaram
vandhE varadha vishnvAryam vAthsalyAdhi gunArNavam

Meaning: I bow to the learned scholar Varada Vishnu Vaarya, son of preceptor Mahadayadeesa, whose qualities like kindness, compassion are vast and abysmal like the very ocean

25. VAthsya Varadha guru (Gatika Sathakam Ammal)

Thanian:

NamO varadha vishnvArya nayanAnandhadhAyinE
vAthsyAya varadhAryAya vAdhini vAdhineeharabhasvathE

Meaning: Salutations to Vatsya Varada, a Guru who has a pleasing personality and who shines like a beaming Light to the lineage of Vishnuvaarya vamsam as the son of Devarajan. He belonged to Srivathsa Gothram..He was performing siddhantha pravachanam at kanchi and has authored a grantha by name Yathiraja Vijayam. His pradhAna Sishya was Srimadh Adhi vann satakopa yatheenthra Maha Desikan.

26. Sri Brahma thanthra swathanthra swamigal (Bramha thanthra parakAla mata Prathama Yatheeswara)

Thanian:

ParyAya bhAshyakarAya praNathArthi vidhoonvathE
Brahma thanthra swathanthrAya dwitheeya brahmanE namaha.

Meaning: Glory to Bramha thanthrar,who is hailed as Paryaya Bhashyakaraya (Bhashyakkrara incarnated again by swamy desikan for his profuse knowledge in Sri Bhashyam, who crowned His disciple as (This tanian was composed By Gadikasatham Ammal, Grandson of Nadadur Ammal)

27. Sri Vedantha Desikar (1268 to 1369 CE)

Thanian:

SrimAn vEnkatanAthArya: kavitharkika kEsari
vEdhAnthachArya varyOmE sannidhathAm sadhA hrudhi

Meaning: Sri dEsika who is blessed by goddess sri, and who has aquired the highest status in Imparting scriptures and sAsthras and who was a lion among dialecticians, should dwell in our hearts for ever and ever (May the glorious Venkatanatha,the greatest of teachers of Vedanta,and the Lion among poets and debaters,reside forever in my heart Another one was by his disciple Brahma Tantra Swatantra which says:-

” Ramanuja Daya Patram Gnana Vairaghya Bushanam
Srimad Venkata Natharyam Vande Vedanta Desikam ”

We recite this thanian before starting divya prabandham. The meaning of this thanian is “I salute the great Venkata Natha also called Vedanta Acharya and Lion among poets and logicians and who was well adorned by both Knowledge and discretion and who well deserved the grace of Srimad Ramanuja”).

28. Kidambi AppullAr

Thanian: 

YasmAd asmAbhirEthadh yathipathi kathitha prAkthana prakri yOdyath
Karma brahmAvamarsa prabhava bahupalam sArthamagrAhi shAstram
Tham vishwakbhEda vidyA sthithipada vishaya sthEya bhootham
Prabhootham vandE Aathreya rAmAnuja gurumanagam vAdhi amsAmbhuvAham

Meaning: Ancient systems are Vedic treatises which contain karma kandA and brahma kandA discussions, giving various purushArthAs and their meaning. This sAstra, as told by Ramanuja, was received traditionally by Swamy AtrEya Ramanujar (Appullar) and from him it was received by us. Swamy AtrEeya Ramanujar, a great and blemish less preceptor, is the storehouse of different of ways of meditation (32 brahma vidyas and nyAsa vidyas, their content, as described in Brahma mimaamsA). He is like water bearing clouds for swan like debaters. Let me prostrate such a great preceptor Sri AtrEya RamanujA.(courtesy: Dr. P. Ramanujam Bangalore)

(Swans are legendarily afraid of dark clouds vAdis are debaters belonging to the other school of thoughts & are artistically referred here as HamsAs-and Appullar is referred here as ambuvAhar-rain bearing clouds)

29. AthrEya Rangaraja Pillan

Thanian:

RAmAnujArya Thanayam ramaniya vEsham
Aatreyam Atma Guna Poornam anarga seelam |
Sri RangarAjamiva Tad DayayAvatheernam
Sri RangarAja Guru varyam Aham Prapadhye || 

Meaning: I surrender at the feet of AthrEya RangarAcharya, who is verily Lord Rangaraaja reincarnated as the son of Raamaanuja Guru, and with a pleasing personality and like his father, was full of Aatmaguna, and righteousness

30. AthrEya RAmAnujar

Thanian:

Aatreya Gotraambudhi Poorna Chandram Aachaara YukthaAatma Gunopapannaam |
Nathaarthi Hridh Desika Ratna Soonum Raamanujaarya Gurum Aasrayaamah ||

Meaning: Let us seek refuge at AthrEya Ramanuja pillan, son of pranatharthiharacharyA, who is luminous like the poorna chandran, strict in Aachara Anushtanam and who is ornate with benign qualities.

31. Pranatharthiharan

Thanian:

Aatreya Gotra Sambhootham Aasraye Aasritha Vatsalam
Yateendra MahA Desikam PranathArthi Haram Gurum

Meaning: I take asylum at the feet of PranathAarthi Hara, a great master, who belonged to Aatreya Gotram and who was kind hearted to those who take refuge at him

32. Sri Ramanujar

Thanian:

PranAmam Lakshmana Muni: Prathi GrihnAthu mAmakam
PrasAdhayathi yat Sookthi: Svadheena PathikAm Sruthim

Meaning: I beseech Sri Ramanuja (Lakshmana Muni) whose Srisookthis adorn the Sruthi and the Upanishads to whom The Lord remain Loyal, to kindly accept my Prostrations.

33. Periya Nambi (Mahapurnar)

Thanian:

DayAnignam Yatheendrasya Desikam Poornam AasrayE
Yena Viswasrujo VishnOr apooryatha Manorathah |

Meaning: I take refuge at PoornA (Mahapoornar-PeriaNambi), Ramanuja’s Guru, who is full of mercy and soft heartedness and by whom the desire of Vishnu, the Lord of the world was accomplished

34. Alavandhar (Yamuna Muni) 

Thanian: 

VighAhe YAmunam Theertham SAdhu BrindAvanE Stitham
NirasthaJih Magha SparsE Yatra Krishna: KrithAdhara: 

Meaning: I immerse myself in Holy waters of Yamuna (immerse in works of AlavandAr) which protects BrindAvanam, (which protects holy people) who got rid of JihMagas (Kalinga snake, those wicket people who misintepretted Vedas) In which Lord Krishna was most delighted

35. Manakkal Nambi (Sri Rama Misrar) 

Thanian:

Anujjitha Kshamaa Yogam Apunya Jana Bhaadakam
Asprushta Madha Raagam Thum Raamam Turyam Upaasmahe 

Meaning: We meditate on Rama (ManakkAl Nambi) the fourth Rama in order, (after parasuramar, Dasaratharamar, and Balaramar) who has not abandoned forbearance, (as different from parasuramar) one who has not harmed the rAkshasAs( as different from dasaratha raman) unblemished by love for madas (in contrast to Balarama)

36. Uyyakkondar (Pundarikakshar) 

Thanian:

NamasyAm AravindAksham NAtha BhAve Vyavasthitham
Suddha Satva Mayam Soureh AvatAram Iva Aparam 

Meaning: I prostrate AravindAkshar (Uyyakkondar) who completely followed thiru Ullam of Naathamuni who is the master of sarva lokas, and who is full of the quality Sathva gunAs, and who is re incarnation of lord Souri (Lord Krishna)Avathara sthalam  Thiruvellarai near Srirangam

37. Nathamuni (824�920 CE)

Thanian: 

nAthEna muninA tEna bhavEyam nathavAnaham
yasya naigamikam tattvam hasthAmalakathAm gatham 

Meaning: I have as my mentor, Naathamuni of our SampradhAyam, to whom the profound and difficult meaning of the VedAs was like a nellikkani fruit in the hand

38. Nammazhvar

Thanian:

Yasya SAraswatham Srotho Vakula Modha Vaasitham
SruteenAm VisramAya Alam SatArim Thum UpAsmahe

Meaning: We meditate on Satari (Nammalwar) for having blessed us with such glorious compositions which are like flood of nectar with fragrance of vakula flowers and do the job of VedAs in giving benefit to everyone, well enough for the veDas to take rest

39. Vishvaksenar

Thanian: 

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

40. Sri Periya Piraatti

Thanian: 

Saha Dharma Chareem Soure Sammantritha Jagad HithAm
Anugraha Mayeem Vandhe Nityam AgjnAna NigrahAm

Meaning: I bow to Lakshmi, the co performer of the duties of Lord Vishnu, whose only concern is welfare of the world, who is personification of compassion, who does not know punishing the sinners.

41: Sriman Narayana

Thanian:

KamapyAadhyam Gurum Vandhe KamalA Griha Medhinam
PravakthAs ChandasAm VakthA Pancha RAtrasya Yaha Swayam 

Meaning: I salute the most ancient of Preceptors, who is consort of Kamala and who propagated the Vedas in the beginning and who is himself the author of PancharAtra SastrAS

42:

Thanian:

VighAhE nigamAnthArya vishnupAdha samudbhavAm
Rahasyathraya sArAkyAm thisrOtha samalmashAm

Meaning: I immerse myself in the essence of three secred manthras known as Rahasya Thrayam (Ashtaksharam, Dvayam, & Sarama slokam) , Which emerged from NighamAnthacharya Swamy Dessikan, who is the thiruvadi of Vishnu, the Parabrahmam (Figuratively, it is compared here with) the blemish less (akalmashAm) sacred waters (ganga) with three pravahams, (Akasa Ganga, Bhooloka Ganga, PaathAla ganga) which also emerged from the sacred feet of Vishnu, the NighamAanthAcharya.

43:

Thanian:

AvigynAtham vijAnathAm vignyAtham avijAnathAm
Rahasyathraya sarAkyamparam brahmAsthu mE hruthi.

Meaning: He who thinks that he knows Him, really thereby proves himself ignorant. He who realizes that he cannot know Him, has best understood him. Let Para Brahmam, the essence of Rahasya Thrayam stay in my heart.

(Those who seek to know Him, as they can grasp things of ordinary knowledge, can never achieve their object. Those who realize the limitation of the human mind in respect of the knowledge of the Supreme Spirit and, therefore, frankly confess ignorance, really approach a true understanding of it – Kenopanishad)

44:

Thanian:

Seeronru Thuppul TiruvEnkata mudaiyan PAr onra chonna pazhamozhiyul |
OronRu thane Amaiyado Dharaniyil VAzhvArkku VAnErap POmalavum VAzhvu

Meaning:Pillai Lokaachaarya, the doyen of Tenkalai Sampradayam lavished a praise on Swami Desika that ” For a person who desires to ascend up to the Heavens, even a single statement of the great Acharya , Thuppul Tiuvenkadamudaiyan ( Vedanta Desika ) uttered by him for the benefit of humanity would be sufficient to lift him up to his desired goal

45:Goshti Purnar (Thirukkoshtiyur Nambi)

Thanian:

VaishAke Rohini jAtham kAsyapAnvaya vArithE
Indhum sri PundarikAksham GOshtipoonam aham bajhE 

Meaning:Bow we to the great Goshtipurnar (Thirukottiur Nambi) who was like the the full moon decorating the ocean of pundarikskshars lineage l and who was born in the illustrious lineage of kasyapar in the month of Vaikasi and the asterism of rohiNi

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Srirangam Srimath Andavan Ashramam-Sri Ahobila Matham-Parasparam Bhavayanthaha

Sri Ahobila Matha sampradAyam and Srimath Andavan SampradAyam have grown to become one of the foremost amongst several beacon lights of illustrious institutions serving the Sri vaishnava sampradAyam. Some interesting incidents are highlighted in this posting that have mutually served both the sampradAyA and highlights the cordiality that has existed from those days.

Parasparam BhAvayantha:

Srimath PeriAndavan had given Sanyasam to two disciples from Velia Nallur.-both of them were cousins

1. Brahmachari VELia Nallur Sri NArAyana MahA dEsikan

2. VELia Nallur Paduka Sevaka Ramanuja Maha Desikan (ChinnAndavan)

Brahmachari Sri Narayana Maha Desikan gave sanyasam to Sri Poundarikapuram Srinivasa Maha Desikan in the year 1900. There was no Acharya for ahobila matham from 1900 to 1905. Poundarikapuram Srimath Andavan gave sanyasam to Thirukkudanthai Sri U.Ve.Chakravarthy Swamy who became 38th jeer for Sri Ahobila matham in the Visuvavasu year Adi mAdham (1905 July)as Sri Srinivasa satakopa yatheendra maha Desikan.

There was no Acharya for Srirangam Srimath Andavan Peria Asramam also from Vijaya varusham Thai mAdham(1894 jan/ feb to 1905 july/aug ) to Visuvavasu varusham Avani madham (for a period of 11 years and 6 months). So, Srimath SatakOpa yatheendra mahA Desikan -38th� jeer of Sri Ahobila matham) gave sanyasam to 76 years old disciple of Sri PeriAndavan , SadhAvadhAni Thirukudanthai Sri Varadha Vedhanthachar swamy, in the same year Visuvavasu 1905 Avani (july/aug) and he was called Srimad Thirukudanthai Andavan Sri Srinivasa Ramanuja Maha Desikan (also known as Srimath Kadanthethi Andavan).

Srimath KadanthEthi Andavan gave sanyasam to Therazhundhur Sri Varadhachar swamy in the year 1908 September (keelaka varusham Avani Madham) who was known as Sri Vedhantha Ramanuja Maha Desikan(also known as Nammandavan).

Srimad NammAndavan gave Sanyasam to RajamannArkovil Vyakarana mahA vidwAn Sri U.Ve. Rangachar swami. He was earlier nominated by 38 th jeer as his successor. But His Holiness the 38th jeer,who was ailing, gave instructions to his successor, before adorning Thirunadu , to receive sanyasam from Srimath NammAndavan. So After H.H. 38th jeer adorned Thirunadu, Sri U.Ve. VyAkaranam RangAchAr Swamy received sanyasam from NammAndavan at Nrusimhapuram , and became 39th jeer, in the year May 1909 .He was known as Sri ParAnkusa Yatheendra MahA Desikan)

Srimad PeriAndavan (Srinivasa MahaDesikan)
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Velianallur Brahmachari Sri Narayana Maha Desikan
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Poundarikapuram Srinivasa Mahadesikan(Poundarikapuram Andavan ashramam)
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Thirukkudanthai Sri Satakopa Yatheendra Maha Desikan
(38th jeer of Sri Ahobila Matham)
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Thirukudanthai (Kadanthethi) Andavan Srinivasaramanuja
Mahadesikan (Srirangam PeriAsramam)
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Therazhundur Srimad Vedantha Ramanuja Mahadesikan
(Nammandavan )-(Srirangam Periasramam)
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RajaMannarkovil Sri Parankusa Yatheendra Maha Desikan.
(39th Jeer of Sri Ahobila Matham)

From the above Table it can very well be understood that Both Paramparais of Sri Ahobila Matham and Srimath Andavan Ashramam (Poundareekapuram Ashramam and PeriAshramam) have grown with the BHAVA PARASPARAM BHAVAYANTHAHA

Rahasya Thraya Parampara

Sri Bhashya Parampara


1. Sri Para Vasudevan
2. Sri Mahalakshmi
3. Sri Viswaksenar
4. Swamy Nammazhwar
5. Sri Nathamunigal
6. Sri Pundarikakshar (Uyyakkondar)
7. Sri Manakkal Nambi (Ramamisrar)
8. Sri Alavandar
9. Sri Perianambi
10. Sri Ramanuja – Page 1, Page 2
11. Thirukkurugai Pillan
12. Sri Vishnu Chithar
13. Nadadur Ammal
14. Appullar
15. Swamy Desikan – Page 1, Page 2
16. Sri Brahma tantra Swathantrar
17. Gadika Sathakam Ammal
18. Adhi vann Satakopar
19. Sri Varadha VishnuvAchar
20. Maha Dayadeesar
21. Ahobilam Desikachar
22. Vathsya VaradAryar
23. Shashta Parankusa Muni
24. Sri Saila Thatha Desikan
25. Vathsya Ananthacharyar
26. Velamur Ranga Ramanujachar
27. Velamur Ranganathachar
28. Chiththanna Veera Raghavachar
29. Velamur Rangapathy Desikan
30. KalyAnavaham Ranganathar
31. Sakshath Swamy(Vedhantha Ramanujar)
32. Gopalarya Maha Desikan – Page 1, Page 2
33. Srimath Vazhuthur Andavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
34. Srimath Thiruththuraippoondi Andavan – Page 1, Page 2
35. Srimath PeriAndavan – Page 1, Page 2
36. Srimath ChinnAndavan – Page 1, Page 2
37. Srimath KadanthEthi Andavan – Page 1, Page 2
38. Srimath NammAndavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
39. Srimath Akkoor Andavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
40. Srimath Thembarai Andavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
41. Srimath Thirukkudanthai Andavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4
42. Srimath Mysore Andavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5
43. Srimath Srimushnam Andavan – Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8

Bhagavath Vishaya Parampara