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asmadhAchArya paryanthAm vandhE GuruparamparAm- 9

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 07:01:20 PST

SrI:
SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:

Dearest Srivaishnavas,
Please accept adiyEn’s dhaNdavath praNAmams at your feet.

The chart upto Swamy Desikan (on samAsrayaNa paramparai) is as follows:

Sriya: Pathi Sriman Narayanan
Sri MahAlakshmi (Peria PiraaTTi)
VishvaksEnar
NammAzhwAr (Sri SaTakOpar)
Sri nAthamuni
UyyakkoNdAr (Sri PuNdareekAshar)
MaNakkAl nambhI (Sri Ramamisrar)
AlavandhAr (Sri YaamunAchAryar)
Periya NambhI
Sri Ramanuja
PraNathArtthiharar (KidAmbiAcchAn- MadappaLLi AcchAn)
AthrEya Ramanujar
KidAmbi appuLLAr (Vaadhi hamsAmbuvAhar)
Swamy Vedantha Desikan

Somewhere along after Swamy Desikan’s period, the Srivaishnavam later became 
two sects- parallel – one sect owing its allegiance to Swamy desikan and the 
other to Sri manavala Mamauni. It is not our intent to dwell into the origin 
or reason for these two sects. Swamy Desikan himself says in Sri SampradAya 
parisuddhi.. “There is no difference in “artha virOdham” among the sishyAs 
of Ramanuja sampradAyam. The difference is only in “vAkyArthayOjanAbhEdham”. 
The respects and great regards between the AchAryAs belonging to these two 
sects have always been there till date.

Having already seen the thennAchArya paramparai last week, (in Post 8), let 
us look and pay our obeisance to other lineages in vadakalai sampradAyam to 
land smoothly at asmadhAchAryan lotus feet.

During Swamy desikan’s times, there were also Sri PillailOkAryar, (the son 
of Vadakku Tiruveedhip PiLLai), sri AzhagiyamaNavALa PerumAL Naayanaar 
(Younger brother of PiLLai LOkAchAryA and another doyen of TennAchAryA 
sampradAyA, a close associate and admirer of Swami Desika) and 
Brahmathanthra Swathanthra Swamy –a disciple of Swamy desikan. Swamy also 
had a son NainAchAryar (Sri Kumara Varadacharyar), who is in our AchArya 
lienage in Bagavath vishaya paramparai, as Brahmathanthra Swamy did his 
kaalakshEpam of Bhagavath Vishyam only from NainAchAryar.
Before diving into asmadhAchAryan paramparai, let me mention about Sri 
Ahobila Mutt and Sri Parakalamutt.

Sri Vadakku thiruveedhi Pillai’s sishya was Srirangachar. Srirangachar’s 
sishya was Sri KesavAchAr and he is the AchArya for Sri AdhivaN SatakOpar- 
the sthPakar of Sri Ahobila Mutt (please see Sri Parthasarathy Dileepan’s 
web page Sri Ahobila Mutt Home page – http://www.ahobilamutt.org ) and enjoy 
the rich, deep content. Pay your obeisance to H.H Srimad Azhagiya Singar 
45th Pattam who adorns currently the Peetam of Sri Ahobila Mutt.

Sri Ahobila Mutt Paramparai:

1. Vadakku Tiruveedhi Pillai
2. Srirangachar
3. Kesavachariar
4. Srinivasachariar
5. Kesavachariar
6. Adi Vann Satakopar

Sri AdhivaN SatakOpar also comes in the AchArya paramparai of every one of 
us, as he is the one who gave kAshAyam to Sri ManavaLa maamunigaL and both 
Sri Adhivan SatakOpar and Sri Parakala mutt 1st Jeer also come under 
Bhgavath vishayam AchArya lineage (as given below) of all vadakalai 
irrespective of their AchArya

Bhagavath vishayam paramparai:

Swamy Desikan
NainAchARyar
Brahmathanthra Swathanthra Swamy (Sri Parakala mutt  1st Jeer)
HasthinAyakar
Vaathsya Varadaacharyar
Sri ADHIVAN SATAKOPAR (Sri Ahobila Mutt 1st Jeer)
ThruthIya Paraakusar
Shashta parAnkusa Swamy
Sri Saila SrinivasAchAryar
..
..
Sri Gopaalaarya Mahadesikan (Thirukkudanthai Desikan)

Thus, both Sri Parakala mutt Jeer as well as Sri Ahobila Mutt Jeers come 
under AchArya paramparai (under Bhagavath vishayam as well as Sri Bhashya 
Paramparai).

We have just mentioned about Sri Brahmathanthra Swathanthra Swamy of 
Melkote, a disciple of Swamy Desikan. He established Sri Parakala mutt. He 
also followed Swami Desika Darsanam and was performing ArAdhanam for ArchA 
Murthi of Sri Lakshmi Hayageevar granted to him by Swami Desikan himself. 
(Please browse the excellent website on Sri Parakalamutt- 
http://hayagriva.homepage.com ) and enjoy the beautiful darshan of Sri 
Lakshmi Hayagrivan and Srimad Abhinava vAgheesa Brahma Thanthra ParakAla 
Swami (The Prakritam Swami- The present Pontiff of the Mutt.)

Let us look at how and where Thirukkudanthai Desikan comes on the lienage- 
and lead to the lotus feet of asmadhAchAryan- H.H Sri PaRavAkkOttai Andavan, 
whose 81st Thirunakshathram is being celebrated.

PLEASE PLEDGE BEFORE this month end so that we can arrange to send by Mar 
3rd to organizers. Thank you.

AdiyEn humbly requests with folded hands to each Bhagawatha of this list, to 
contribute your mite for the 81st Jayanthi celebration. Please pay your 
obeisance by contributing your mite and donate generously to the cause of 
the 81st Tirunakshatram celebrations planned for March 24-31, 2001. 
Contributions from the USA are tax exempt. Please mail your checks to:

SMSA Inc,
c/o Smt. Nagu Satyan,
7821 W Alder Drive
Littleton, CO 80128

Please indicate on the memo of your check that your contribution
is for Srimad Poundarikapuram Ashramam.

For those in India, please send the cheque or drafts in favour of "S.P.A.V 
Truct, 81st Jayanthi a/c and send to Srikaryam, Srimad Poundarikapuram 
Andavan Ashramam, 43- A/13, Asramam Road, Srirangam, TRICHY.  PIN 620006, 
India.
AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Regards
Narayana Narayana
AchAryan Thiruvadi nArAyaNadAsan madhavakkannan

PS: Please forgive me for any errors or mistakes in the AchArya parampara, 
as adiyEn;s knowledge is limited. Please correct me wherever I err.

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