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Re: Clarification on MaNavaaLa maamuni?

varadhan_at_uswest.net
Date: Sat Sep 26 1998 - 13:43:10 PDT

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> Sri Mani is correct . Sri MaNavALa Maamuni (1370-1444 AD )
> was given SanyAsa Aasramam by Adhi VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar ,
> ( 1379-1458 AD ) ,the founder of Ahobila Matam . H.H. the Jeeyar
> was 9 years younger than MaNavALa Maamuni in age and outlived
> latter by 14 years . Sri maNavALa Maamuni had a lot
> of reverence for Swami Desikan(1268-1369 AD ) and used to refer
> to him as "Abhiyukthar " ( the revered One ).

Sri. MaNi and Sri. SadagOpan are correct in that Sri. maNavALa
mAmnigaL's
sanyAsAshrama dIkshai was done by Sri. AdivaN satakOpa jIyar.
MaNi is also right in that this dIkshai was done by Sri. AdivaN sadagOpa

jIyar svAmi on the command of RanganAthar.

Not many people may know this, but in 'AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar
thiruvadigaLE
saraNam', the word jIyar basically denotes Sri. MaNavALa mAmunigaL.
He was also known as periya jIyar.

Sri. maNavALa mAmuni has 11 names
periya JIyar, MaNavALA mAmuni,  sowmya jAmAtru yOgIndrar,
ramyajAmAtru yOgIndrar, yatIndrap pravaNar, azhagiya maNavALa jIyar,
kAnthOpayanthA, vara vara muni, varayOgi, irAmAnusan ponnadi,
ruchira jAmAtru yOgIndrar.

kidAmbi thirumalai AiyangAr was the AchAryan for Sri BhAshyam,
srutaprakAsika.
kUra kulOththuma dAsar was the AchAryan for tatva trayam and related
granthAs.
of course, thiruvAymozhip piLLai was the AchAryan for thiruvAymozhi.


AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam,
Thirumalai Anandanpillai Varadhan