A Ready-reckoner On Some Prominent Acharyas
Acharyas are accorded an exalted status in our Sampradaya so much so that Lord Sriman Narayana Himself chose to be the first among them and He was followed by Piraatti, Vishvaksena and Nammazhwar (Who has a dual role of Azhwar as well as an Acharya) in that order.
In Note No. 44 a few months ago, we presented a tabular-column ready-reckoner about Azhwars, drawing from data compiled by Swami Desika in his Prabandha Saaram. Similarly, here we will take a look at some of the prominent Acharyas, starting with Nathamunigal till Kumara Varadacharya.
Here goes the table and we hope it serves to remind us of our illustrious Acharyas, their Thirunakshathrams and their deeds and works.
|Sl. No.||Acharya||Place Of Birth||Avathara Day||Important Works|
|1||Nathamunigal||Veeranarayana Puram||Aani-Anusham||Nyaaya Thathvam and|
|4||Aala Vandhaar||Kaattumannaargudi||Aadi-Uthraadam||Aagama Praamaanyam,|
|8||Periya Thirumalai Nambi||Thirumalai||Chithirai-Swaathi||---|
|9||ThirukKachchi Nambi||Poovirundha Valli||Maasi-Mrugaseersham||---|
|10||Sri Ramanuja||Sri Perumputhur||Chithirai-Thiruvaadhirai||Sri Bhashyam,|
Vedantha Deepam and
Sundarabaahu Sthavam and
|14||Vaduga Nambi||Saalagramam (near Thirunarayana Puram)||Maasi-Punarvasu||---|
|16||ThirukKurugaipPiraan Pillaan||Thirupathi||Aippasi-Pooraadam||Thiruvaaraayirap Padi (first commentary for Thiruvoymozhi)|
|17||Engal Azhwan||Thiruvellarai||Vaikaasi-Swaathi||Sri Vishnuchitheeyam|
|18||Parasara Bhattar||Thiruvarangam||Vaikaasi-Anusham||Bhagavath Guna Darpanam,|
Sri Gunarathna Kosam,
Sri Rangaraja Sthavam,
Kriya Deepam and
|19||Nanjeeyar||Thirunaarayana Puram||Panguni-Uthiram||9000-padi (commentary for Thiruvoymozhi)|
|20||Nampillai||Nambur||Kaarthikai-Kruthikai||Eedu 36000-padi (commentary for Thiruvoymozhi)|
|21||Vadakku Thiruveethip Pillai||Thiruvarangam||Aani-Swaathi||---|
|22||Periyavaachaan Pillai||Senganur||Avani-Rohini||Paasurappadi Ramayanam and|
Commentray for Divya Prabandham
|23||Nadadhur Ammaal||Nadadhur (near Kanchi)||Chithirai-Chithirai||About 15 works|
|25||Swami Desika||Thooppul||Purattaasi-Thiruvonam||More than 100. May be referred here|
|26||Kumara Varadaacharya||Kanchi||Avani-Rohini||Desika Mangalam,|
Vigraha Dhyaanam and
Meet you in the next Note.
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