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The Vinjamoor Lineage

From: T.V.Venkatesh (
Date: Sat Sep 26 1998 - 21:58:41 PDT

Sri Srimahavishnu wrote 

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   Dear Bhagavatas,
   ............We are SriVaishNavas of Tamil origin but I and my 
parents  don't know Tamil.As per the details in our family 
tree,mUlapurushan of  VinjamUr lineage in Andhra region is SrImAn 
Pandita SabhApati VinjamUr  VenkatAcharyar SwAmigal.I don't know to 
which VEdam do we belong.I request  SrImAn T.V.VenkatEsh to tell me 

As adiyEn had written earlier the details about the Vinjamoor 
Lineage is as follows :- (This is whatever little I know)

Moola purusha :- Sri AruLALap perumAL emberumAnAr 
(He is one of the 74 SimhAsanAthipathis appointed by Sri RAmAnujar.)
Gothram :- Koushika
VEdam :- Yajur VEdam.

If not for Sri RAmAnujar, the Vinjamoor lineage would never have been 
following all the glorious Sri VaishNava SampradhAyam. 

In poorvAsramam, AruLALa perumAL emberumAnAr was Yagnyamoorthi, an 
advatin. He lost a tarkam with Sri RAmAnujar and got converted into 
VaishNavite by Sri RAmAnujar. 

His guru bhakti was very great. A small incident glorifies his 
bhakti. Once a visitor came to Sri Rangam and asked a bhAgavathA as 
to where is EmberumAnAr's madam. The bhAgavathA in turn questioned, 
"which EmberumAnAr madam you want. There are two emberumAnArs here".

When AruLALa perumAL emberumAnAr heard this, he felt that this is a 
great abachAram done to his guru. How can any  body equate me to my 
guru? He the immediately demolished his madam and took a place in 
emberumAnAr's madam.

Just thought I will share this incident with all the bhAgavathAs.

adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan

Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh

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