You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : September 1999

Periyavachchaan Pillai's Tiru nakshathiram

From: Venkatesh K. Elayavalli (vke_at_cypress.com)
Date: Fri Sep 03 1999 - 16:38:44 PDT

Dear Members,

Today, Sep 3. is the tirunakshathiram of Sri Periyavaachchaan Pillai.
Sri periyavacanpillai was born in 1228 A.D. at Cenkanur in TamilNadu. He
was originally named as Krisnapadar by his parents. as he was born on
the same day, Krishna was born, Yamunadesika and nacciyaramma. He was
later given the name periyavaccanpillai or "venerated great teacher",
inorder to distinguish him from other teachers. While in Srirangam he
became a desciple of Sri Nampillai.

Sri Periyavacanpillai was the first acarya to comment on all the
pasurams of the azhvars. This earned him the title vyakyana cakravartin
or  "King of commentators." Following are his other commentaries on some
Sanskrit works and independent works.

Commentary on Stotraratna,  Chatuhsloki, Jitante Stotra,Gadyatrayam.

In adition he has written the following independent works:

Tanislokam.
Paranta rahasyam.
Paasurappadi Ramayanam
Manikkamalai
Sakala pramanatatparayam.
Rahasyatraya dipika.
Rahasyatraya vivaranam.
Nikamanapati.
Upakarasmrti.

Please visist

http:://www.srivaishnava.org/sva.htm

to brwose the works of Sri Periyavaachaan Pillai.

Sri Periyavaachaan Pillai TiruvadikalE Saranm

--

Venkatesh K. Elayavalli             Cypress Semiconductor
Data Communications Division        3901 N. First St. MS 4
Phone: (408) 456 1858               San Jose CA 95134
Fax:   (408) 943 2949

http://www.srivaishnava.org