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Re: Vadakku Thiruveedhip PiLLai

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org)
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 10:15:29 PST

Sadagopan writes:
> For the Vadakalai SampradhAyins , Sri Vadakku
> Thiruveethi PiLlai(VTP) is the last AchAryan 
> in their paramparai . The two SampradhAyams  
> branch off thereafter .

Dear Sri Sadagopan,

This is only true for sishyas of Ahobila Matham.
For all other members of the Vadagalai sampradaya
(Parakala Matham, Munitraya ashramas and Svayamacharyas),
the samasrayana parampara comes through either directly
through Sri Vedanta Desika or through the patrilineal
ancestor of the svayamacharya.

Sri Vadakku Tiruveedi Pillai is an acharya for people
such as these (including myself) through his works,
and not through any formal ritual connection.

ramanuja dasan
Mani



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