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Editor's Note - 48 (May 1, 2012)



A Ready-reckoner On Some Prominent Acharyas

Dear Fellow-Bhagavathas,

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.AcharyaPlace Of BirthAvathara DayImportant Works
1NathamunigalVeeranarayana PuramAani-AnushamNyaaya Thathvam and
Yoga Rahasyam
2UyyakKondaarThiruvellaraiChithirai-Kruthikai---
3Manakkaal NambiManakkaalMaasi-Magham---
4Aala VandhaarKaattumannaargudiAadi-UthraadamAagama Praamaanyam,
Purusha Nirnayam,
Aathma Sidhdhi,
Samvidh Sidhdhi,
Iswara Sidhdhi,
Githaartha Sangraham,
Chathu-Slokee and
Sthothra Rathnam
5Periya NambiThiruvarangamMargazhi-Kettai---
6ThirukKottiyur NambiThirukKottiyurVaikaasi-Rohini---
7Thirumaalai AndaanThirumaalirun-CholaiMaasi-Magham---
8Periya Thirumalai NambiThirumalaiChithirai-Swaathi---
9ThirukKachchi NambiPoovirundha ValliMaasi-Mrugaseersham---
10Sri RamanujaSri PerumputhurChithirai-ThiruvaadhiraiSri Bhashyam,
Vaikunta Gadhyam,
Sriranga Gadhyam,
Saranaagathi Gadhyam,
Vedaartha Sangraham,
Githa Bhashyam,
Vedantha Saaram,
Vedantha Deepam and
Nithya Grantham
11EmbarMadhura MangalamThai-Punarvasu---
12Koorath-AzhwanKooramThai-HasthamSri Sthavam,
Vaikunta Sthavam,
Athimaanushya Sthavam,
Sundarabaahu Sthavam and
Varadaraja Sthavam
13Thiruvarangath-AmudhanaarThiruvarangamPanguni-HasthamIraamaanusa Nootranthaadhi
14Vaduga NambiSaalagramam (near Thirunarayana Puram)Maasi-Punarvasu---
15MudhaliyaandaanPurusha MangalamChithirai-Punarvasu---
16ThirukKurugaipPiraan PillaanThirupathiAippasi-PooraadamThiruvaaraayirap Padi (first commentary for Thiruvoymozhi)
17Engal AzhwanThiruvellaraiVaikaasi-SwaathiSri Vishnuchitheeyam
18Parasara BhattarThiruvarangamVaikaasi-AnushamBhagavath Guna Darpanam,
Ashta Slokee,
Thathva Rathnaakaram,
Pranava Vivaranam,
Sri Gunarathna Kosam,
Sri Rangaraja Sthavam,
Kriya Deepam and
Thathva-Thraya Slokam.
19NanjeeyarThirunaarayana PuramPanguni-Uthiram9000-padi (commentary for Thiruvoymozhi)
20NampillaiNamburKaarthikai-KruthikaiEedu 36000-padi (commentary for Thiruvoymozhi)
21Vadakku Thiruveethip PillaiThiruvarangamAani-Swaathi---
22Periyavaachaan PillaiSenganurAvani-RohiniPaasurappadi Ramayanam and
Commentray for Divya Prabandham
23Nadadhur AmmaalNadadhur (near Kanchi)Chithirai-ChithiraiAbout 15 works
24AppullaarKanchiChithirai-Thiruvaadhirai---
25Swami DesikaThooppulPurattaasi-ThiruvonamMore than 100. May be referred here
26Kumara VaradaacharyaKanchiAvani-RohiniDesika Mangalam,
Praarthana Ashtakam,
Prapaththi,
Dinacharya,
Vigraha Dhyaanam and
Pillai Anthaadhi

Meet you in the next Note.


எங்கள் தூப்புல் பிள்ளை பாதம் என் சென்னியதே!

Natteri P. Srihari (a) Lakshmi Narasimhacharyar

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