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Nampillai

From: Krishnan (velukkudi_at_eth.net)
Date: Wed Nov 24 1999 - 18:30:56 PST

Fm: Velukkudi Krishnan
25th Nov 99.

VedAnta vEdya amruta vAri rASe: vedArtha sArAmrutapUramagryam !
AdAya varshantam aham prapadye kArunya pUrNam kalivairidasam. !!

Dear Bhagavatas,
Karthigai karthigai is the tirunakshatram of Tirumangai alwar which we =
do remember. It also is the tirunakshatram of the great acharya without =
whom, we cannot enjoy nammalwar's tiruvoimozhi as we do today. He is =
NambUr Varadacharya Swamy - popularly known as Nampillai the author of =
Idu 36000 padi. It is said that 24000 padi of Periavachan pillai is on =
the same count of Sri ramayanam. This is elaborate than that. Tirumangai =
alwar only incarnated as Nampillai while Lord Krishna incarnated as =
Periavachan pillai (avani rohini). This was as per the promise given by =
Krishna at tirukkannamangai to tirumangai alwar. Due to this, Nampillai =
is also known as karlikanri dasar. You would all have enjoyed how Idu =
descended to us - the guruparampara in the verses of upadesa ratina =
malai.  The name 'ulagAriyan' was coined to Nampillai by kandadai =
thozhappar. Later on this name came to Pillai lokacharya the author of =
18 rahasya granthas.

There can be many perumals but only one NAMperumal. There can be many =
pillais but only one NAMpillai, there can be many jeers but only one =
NAMjeeyar. They are all unparalleled.=20

6000 padi of pillan is as per the count of Sri vishnu puranam. 9000 padi =
of Namjeeyar (acharyan of Nampillai) is as per Sri bhasyam. 36000 padi =
is as per SrutaprakASika.

Nampillais 36000 padi is a live kalakshepam which was written down word =
by word by vadakku tiruveedipillai (father of Pillai lokacharya and =
azhagiya manavala perumal nayanar.) Nampillais period is between 1147 AD =
to 1252 AD. He was around 27 when Bhattar reached moksham. There are =
reference in the commerntaries that Nampillai had heard the kalakshepams =
of Bhattar.

Nampillai tiruvadigale Saranam.=20