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Thirumalishai Alvar & a Shatamarshiniya

Tatachar_at_aol.com
Date: Sat Jan 25 1997 - 11:55:55 PST

At one time, I had promised that I will summarize
Shatamarshana lineage of mufamily tree, as researched and published few years
ago by my father (K.S. Krishnatatachar) in the Kannada language.
This book is entitled; 
"Shatamarshanara Aajana Siddha Mahime"
Pub. Brahmatantra Parakal Mutt (May 1976).

I found that one of my ancestors,  side by side with Thirumalishai alwar, did
kainkaryam for Aravamudhan in Kumbhakonam.  I thought it is appropriate to
post this in connection with the  Thirunakshatram of Thirumalishai alwar. 

For whatever it is worth, the geneology posted here throws some historical
perspective to the saga of Srivaishavism.

I must also say that my father belonged to the same category  of vydhikas who
stopped reciting Vedas at the site of Thirumalihai alwar (perhaps as they did
not have molten lead handy!- just kidding. Bhagavathas,  please don't refute
this).
Nevertheless, what is  interesting is that my father had no problem writing
in his book that  our ancestors freely mingled with Thirumalishai and other
such bhakthas.


1. Periya perumal (Narayana)
2. Divya Mahishi (Lakshmi)
3. Chaturmukha Bramha
4. Angirasar
-Married Shradda, one of the daughters 
of Kardama Prajapati and Deva hooti.
5. Shatamarshanar-  Haridwar
(Had 14 children, the youngest of whom is Vishnuvriddhr)
6. Vishnuvriddhar (Last and the fourteenth child)
7. Shatamarshanar-Haridwar
8. Vedanti - Banks of Godavari
9. Bramhatantrar- Banks of Narmada
10. Pundareekakshar-Haridwar ( debated & defended Vishishtadvaita)
11. Sudarshanar
12. Medhavi
13. Veetaraaga -Thirumalai
14. Aruna-Thirumalai
15. Gurumuni- Thirumalai
16. Chaturveda Muni-Thirumalai
17. Bramhanandi- Thirumalai
18. Swatantra Muni-Thirumalai
19. Pundareekakshar- Thirumala->Kumbakonam->Tirunarayana Puram (Melkote) and
back to Kumbakonam
(In Thirumalai he met with Poygai, Payi and Pudattalvars 
 and moved to Kumbakonam with these Alvars.  In Kumbakonam performed
kainkaryam to Aravamudan . Here he was accompanied by Thirumalishai Alvar.
Also visited Tirunarayanapuram, earned Shottai=Shreshta Kulam title)
20. Bramhatantra (Kumbakonam)
21. Pundareekakshar (Kumbakonam)
22. Srisailar/Venkateshar (Kumbakonam)
23. Srishwara Muni (Kumbakonam, Srirangam, 
Veeranarayana Puram)
24. NATHA MUNI (Kumbakonam) (Contacted NammaLvaar)
(believed to have lived for nearly 300 years, some others suggest his date as
b823 AD)
25. Srishwara Muni
26. YAMUNAMUNI, Alavandar (Srirangam) 
(918-1038 AD)
27. Devadhiraja (Thirumalai)
28. Peri Tirumalai Nambi (Srisaila Purnar)- Thirumali
-First TATACHAR
 (Maternal uncle of Ramanujacharya, 1017 AD)
29. Tirukuruhaipiraan Pillan (an ardent shishya of Ramanujar)
30. Pillai Tirumalai Nambi
31. Pundareekaksha Deshikar
32. Shatakopa Deshikar
33. Padmaksha Deshikar
34. Tirumali Srinivasacharyar (one of the ardent shisyas of 
Vedanta Deshikar, b 1268 AD)
35. Sri Kolariyappan Narasimha Deshikar
36. Emberumanappar Narasimha Deshikar
-(Shankapuram, Pakkapattanam, Nambakkam,
  Satyamangalam,Surapuram)
37. Narasimha Deshikn Alariyappan
38. Sri Tata Deshikar
39. Tirumalihal nelai itta tirumalai nambi
40. Srinivasa Deshikar (Gaddam, Vallam, Kuppam)
41. Tata Deshikar (Navalpakam)
42. Sri Venkata Deeshar (Srirangam)
43. Sundara Deshikar(Kumbakonam, Srivilliputtur, Aruvam, Kulam)
44. Shantanoor Srinivasaryar
45. Pancha mata bhanjana tata deshikar
46. Sri Lakshmikumara tata deshikar
 -(Originator of  Kotikanyadanam title)
47. K. Venkatavarada tatadeshikar -Rayadurgam
48. K. Narasimha tata deshikar
49. K. Venkatavarada tatacharya
50. K. Venkatanarasimha tatacharya
51. K. Raghunatha tatacharya (Talakad)
-(came to Mysore on the invitation of Mysore Maharaja)
52. K. Srinivasa tatacariyar (Talakad)
53. K. Sri Venkatanarasimhatatachariyar(Talakad)
54. K. Srinivasa tatachariyar (1856-1956)
-(Talakad, Mysore)
55. K. Srikrishnatatachariyar (Feb 1903- Aug 1993)
(alias Srivenkatanarasimha tatachariyar)
-(Talakad, Mysore, Bngalore)
56. Dr. K. Sreekrishna(tatachar) (b1953-)
(Youngest of 8 children)
(Bangalore-India, Houston-TX, Lexington-KY,
 Brtlesville-OK, Cincinnati-OH)


Abhivadaye! Angirasa, Paurakutsa, Trasadasya, 
thraya Rishayah pravaranvita, Shatamarshana gotrah, 
Apastambha sutrah, Yajushhakadhyayi, Sri Krishna Tatacharya sharma nama aham
asmi bhOh.
On a lighter note:
Father of Trasdasyu was Purakutsu, mother was Purukutsani (sounds like a
Sindhi name ?). She had problem conceiving a child. After a great penance,
Trasadas was born. When, Trasadas came to know this, he performed a special
 Yaga, so that nobody else in their lineage down the road should have any
problem in having a child.  reference for the Trasadas Yaga is seen in
Taittiriya Samhita (5-6-5) as follows:

Etham Vaipara AatNaarah kakshivaa aushijOveetha havyashraayasah trasadasyuh
paurukutsyah praja kAmA achinvata tattauvaitE sahasram sahasran
putrAnavindanta pratHatE prajayA pashubhistHAm mAtrAmApnOte yAm tE gachhan ya
evam vidvanEta mugdim chinutE.

 My father comments, "to this date, the power of Trasdas Yaga is bearing
fruit and to his knowledge, no Shatamarshiniya had to ever take any special
efforts (Naga Pratishte etc) to have a child". My father further notes " I
wish Trasadas had not done such a Yaga"(I hope, my father did not say this on
my account!). After all this Yaga has some grave consequences in a
pre-condom/pill era!


Dasan

Kotikanyadanam Sreekrishna Tatachar