Category Archives: AchAryas before mAmunigaL

kUra nArAyaNa jIyar

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thirunakshathram mArgazhi kEttai
avathAra sthalam srIrangam
Place where he attained paramapadham srIrangam
AchAryan kUraththAzhwAn, parAsara bhattar
sishyas chEmam jIyar, thirukkurugaip pirAn jIyar, sundhara pANdiya dhEvan, etc.
Works
  • sudharsana sathakam
  • sthOthra rathna vyAkyAnam
  • srIsUktha bhAshyam
  • upanishadh bhAshyam
  • nithya grantham (thiruvArAdhanam), etc
thaniyan SrIparAsara bhattArya Sishyam SrIrangapAlakam
nArAyaNa munim vandhE gyAnAdhi guNasAgaram

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pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

SrI varavaramuni (maNavALa mAmunigaL)

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srisailesa-thanian-smallmAmunigaL lecturing in front of srIranganAtha

thirunakshathram aippasi, thirumUlam
avathAra sthalam AzhwAr thirunagari
Place where he attained paramapadham srIrangam
AchAryan thiruvAimozhip piLLai
sishyas srI ranganAtha, ashta dhik gajangaL – ponnadikkAl jIyar, kOil aNNan, pathangi paravasthu pattarpirAn jIyar, thiruvEnkata jIyar, eRumbiappA, prathivAdhi bhayankaram aNNan, appiLLai, appiLLAr. nava rathnangaL – sEnai muthaliAndAn nAyanAr, satagOpa dhAsar (nAlUr siRRAththAn), kanthAdai pOrERRu nAyan, yEttUr singarAchAryar, kanthAdai aNNappan, kanthAdai thirukkOpurathu nAyanAr, kanthAdai nAraNappai, kanthAdai thOzhapparappai, kanthAdai azhaiththu vAzhviththa perumAL. He had many other sishyas from various thiruvamsams, thirumALigais and dhivya dhEsams.
Works vyAkyAnams for:
thaniyan srisailEsa dayApatram dhIbhaktyAdi gunAravm|
yatIndra pravnam vandE ramyajAmAtaram munim||

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vAzhi thirunAmam

thamizh explanation of thiruvAimozhi piLLai and maNavALa mAmunigaL

Lectures

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maNavALa mAmunigaL’s history and glories

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mAmunigaL’s samskrutha prabandhams

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maNavALa mAmunigaL’s thamizh prabandhams

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maNavALa mAmunigaL’s vyAkyAnams

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maNavALa mAmunigaL – Conclusion

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In Thamizh

மணவாள மாமுனிகள் சரித்ரமும் வைபவமும்

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மணவாள மாமுனிகள் அருளிய ஸம்ஸ்க்ருத ப்ரபந்தங்கள்

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மணவாள மாமுனிகள் அருளிய தமிழ் ப்ரபந்தங்கள்

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மணவாள மாமுனிகள் அருளிய வ்யாக்யானங்கள்

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மணவாள மாமுனிகள் முடிவுரை

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மாமுனிகள் திருவத்யயனம்

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srIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

thirunArAyaNapuraththu Ay jananyAchAryar

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ay-jananyacharyar

thirunArAyaNapuraththu Ay jananyAchAryar

thirunakshathram aippasi, pUrAdam
avathAra sthalam thirunArAyaNapuram
Place where he attained paramapadham thirunArAyaNapuram
AchAryan His own father lakshmaNAchAryar (pancha samskAram), nAlUrAchchAn piLLai (grantha kAlakshEpam)
sishyas
Works
  • thiruppAvai vyAkyAnams (2000padi and 4000padi) and svApadhEsam,
  • thirumAlai vyAkyAnam,
  • vyAkyAnams for AchArya hrudhayam and srIvachana bhUshaNam,
  • thamizh pAsuram glorifying mAmunigaL, etc
thaniyan AchArya hrudhayasyArththA: sakalA yEna dharsithA:
srIsAnudhAsam amalamdhEvarAjam thamAsrayE

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Life and Glories:

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pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

vEdhAnthAchAryar

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vedanthachariarThiruvallikeni

thirunakshathram purattAsi, thiruvONam
avathAra sthalam kAnchIpuram (thiruththankA)
Place where he attained paramapadham srIrangam
AchAryan kidAmbi appuLLAr
sishyas varadhAchariar (His own son) and brahmathanthra swathanthra jIyar.
Works vEdhanthachAryar has written more than a hundred granthams, and they are in samskrutham, thamizh and maNipravALam (mixture of Sanskrit and Tamil). Following are some of the most important of his granthams:

  • thAthparya chandhrikai which is a gIta bhAshya vyakyAnam
  • thathvateekai, vyakyAnam for a part of Sri Bhashyam
  • nyAya sidhdHanjanam, which analyses the philosophy our sampradhAyam
  • satha dhUshani which argues against adhvaitha philosophy
  • adHikaraNa sArAvaLi related to groupings in Sri Bhashya
  • thathva mukthAkalApam that explains our thathvam; its vyAkyAnam named ‘sarvArtHa sidhdHi’
  • bhAshyams in Sanskrit for sthOthra chatuslOki and gadhya thrayam
  • sankalpa sUryOdhayam which is in the form of drAmA
  • dhayA sathakam, pAdhukA sahasram, yAdhavabhyudhayam, hamsasandhEsam;
  • rahasyathraya sAram, sampradhAya parisudhdhi, abhayapradhAna sAram, para matha bhangam
  • munivAhana bhOgam which is a vyAkyAnam on amalanAdhipirAn
  • AhAra niyamam, a tamil text on recommended food habits
  • sthothras like dhasAvathAra sthothram, godha sthuthi, srI sthuthi, yathirAja sapthathi
  • dhramidOpanishadh thAthparya rathnAvaLi, dhramidOpanishadh sAram, that provide meanings on thiruvAimozhi, and so on and more.
thaniyan srimAn vEnkatanAthArya: kavithArkkika kEsarI |
vEdhAnthAchAryavaryO mE sannidhhaththAm sadhA hrudhi ||

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SrI nArAyaNa (viLAnchOlai piLLai)

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viLAnchOlai piLLai

viLAnchOlai piLLai

thirunakshathram aippasi uthrattAdhi
avathAra sthalam ARanUr near thiruvananthapuram
Place where he attained paramapadham
AchAryan piLLai lOkAchAryar
sishyas
Works
thaniyan thulAhirbudhnya sambhUtham srIlOkArya padhAshritham |
sapthagAThA pravakthAram nArAyaNamaham bhajE |

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kUra kulOththama dhAsar

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kUra kulOththama dhAsar

thirunakshathram aippasi, thiruvAdhirai
avathAra sthalam srIrangam
Place where he attained paramapadham
AchAryan vadakku thiruvIdhi piLLai(heard kAlakshEpams from piLLai lOkAchAryar and azhagiya maNavALap perumAL nAyanAr)
sishyas
Works
thaniyan lOkAchArya krupApAthram kauNdinya kula bhUshaNam
samasthAthma guNAvAsam vandhE kUra kulOththamam

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pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

dhEvarAjAchArya (nAlUrAchchAn piLLai)

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nampillai-goshti1

nampiLLai kAlakshEpa gOshti – eeyNNi mAdhava perumAL seated 2nd from right

thirunakshathram mArgazhi bharaNi
avathAra sthalam mElpAdagam (thoNdai nAdu)
Place where he attained paramapadham
AchAryan nAlUr piLLai
sishyas sishyas include thirunArAyaNapuraththu Ay, iLampiLichaipiLLai and thiruvAimozhip piLLai
Works
thaniyan

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kOla varAhArya (nAlUr piLLai)

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thirunakshathram pUsam (pushyam)
avathAra sthalam mElpAdagam (thoNdai nAdu)
Place where he attained paramapadham
AchAryan eeyuNNi padhmanAbhap perumAL
sishyas nAlUrAchchAn piLLai, thiruppuLingudi jIyar and thirukkaNNangudi jIyar
Works
thaniyan chathurgrAma kulOdhbhUtham dhrAvida bhrahma vEdhinam
yagyArya vamsathilakam srIvarAhamaham bhajE

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pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

sundharajAmAthru muni (vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar)

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vadhi-kesari-azhagiya-manavala-jiyar

vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar

thirunakshathram Ani, swAthi
avathAra sthalam mannAr kOil (brahma dhEsam), near ambA samudhram
Place where he attained paramapadham srIrangam
AchAryan periyavAchAn piLLai (samAsrayaNam), nAyanArAchAn piLLai (grantha kAlakshEpam)
sishyas yAmunAchAryar (author of pramEya rathnam, thathva bhUshaNam), pinchenRa villi, etc
Works
  • thiruvAimozhi 12000 padi vyAkyAnam (word-by-word meaning)
  • thiruviruththam svApadhEsa vyAkyAnam
  • dhramidOpansishadh sangathi – thiruvAimozhi sangathi slOkams
  • adhyAthma chinthai
  • rahasyathraya vivaraNam
  • dhIpa sangraham
  • thathva dhIpam
  • dhIpa prakAsikai
  • thathtva nirUpaNam
  • bhagavath gIthai veNpA – thamizh pAsurams for each slOkam in srI bhagavath gIthai,
  • vyAkyAnam for srI bhagavath gIthai, etc
thaniyan sundharajAmAthrumunE: prapadhyE charaNAmbhujam
samsArArNava sammagna janthu santhArapOthakam

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nAyanArAchchAn piLLai

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thirunakshathram AvaNi, rOhiNi (In yathIndhra pravaNa prabhAvam it is shown as chithrai)
avathAra sthalam srIrangam
Place where he attained paramapadham srIrangam
AchAryan periyavAchchAn piLLai
sishyas vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar, srI rangAchAryar, parakAla dhAsar, etc
Works
  •  charamOpAya nirNayam
  • aNuthva purushakArahtva samarthanam
  • jnAnArNavam
  • muktha bOgAvaLi
  • vyAkyAnam for ALavandhAr‘s chathu: slOki
  • vyAkyAnam for vishNu sEshi slOkam of periyavAchAn piLLai
  • thatva thraya vivaraNam
  • kaivalya nirNayam, etc
thaniyan sruthyarthasArajanakam smruthibAlamithram
padhmOllasadh bhagavadhangri purANabhandhum
gyAnAdhirAjam abhayapradharAja sUnum
asmath gurum paramakAruNikam namAmi

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SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org