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HH Akkur Andavan or Engal Andavan Thirunatchatram

From: Nadadur_Mathavan (Nadadur_Mathavan_at_email.msn.com)
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 22:29:34 PDT

Sri: 
Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Srimathe Srinivasa Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Srimathe Vedantha Ramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Srimathe Ranganatha Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Srimathe Srinivasa Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Srimathe Nigamantha Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Srimathe Baghavathe Bhashyakaraya Mahadesikaya Namaha 
Sri Ranganatha Divyamani Padhukabyam Namaha 

Dear Bhagavathas:

October 12, Thursday - Porattasi/Utharttadi is the Thirunatchathram of HH
Srinivasa Mahadesikan aka. Akkur Andavan/Engal Andavan (1931 -1947
CE) of Srirangam Srimadh Andavan Periaashramam.  HH Akkur andavan was
the 7th Andavan of Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam.  
(the present Andavan, HH Sri Rangaramanuja Mahadesikan aka. Srimushnam Andavan, 
is the 11th Andavan of Srirangam Andavan Perriashramam).   

HH Akkur Andavan was a disciple of HH Vedanta Ramanuja Mahadesikan aka.
Therazhundur Andavan/Nammandavan (1910 - 1931 CE).  
Having studied the scriptures under Him,  HH Akkur Andavan proved to be an expert 
in rendering discourses on Srimad Bhagavatham, Srimad Ramayanam etc. 
HH completed a Tamil commentary of Sri Paduka Sahasram of Swami Sri Vedantha 
Desikan.  HH travelled all over South India and performed renovation and repairs 
to several temples.  HH gave sanyasam to Thenbarai Ramabadra Chariar 
(HH Thenbarai Andavan) a disciple of HH Chinnandavan.

On this auspicious day, let us seek the blessings of this acharaya
sarva bhouman by chanting the Acharya thanian: 

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

To view the photo of HH and the lineage of Srirangam Srimad Andavan
Acharya guru paramparai please visit our web site at
http://www.ramanujamission.org

Vasakha Doshaha Kshandavyaha!     Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamasthu!

Nadadur Mathavadasan
Sri Ramanuja Mission Inc
of Srirangam Srimadh Andavan Periaashramam


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