SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavaramunayE nama:
The glory of eeyuNNi mAdhavapperumAL
After receiving the Idu muppaththARAyiram (commentary written by vadakkuth thiruvIdhippiLLai, based on nampiLLai’s discourses) from nampiLLai, eeyuNNi mAdhavapperumAL taught the vyAkyAnam to his son eeyuNNi padhmanAbhapperumAL. He also taught him necessary esoteric meanings from various other SrIsukthis to make him engage with the SrIvaishNava dharSanam. SrI padhmanAbahpaperumAL, in turn, taught those meanings mercifully to his disciple, kOlavarAha nAyanAr, also known by his other name, nAlUr piLLai, to make him engage with the dharSanam. He, in turn, passed on the knowledge to his son, nAlUrAchchAn piLLai and showered his mercy on him. nAlUrAchchAn piLLai taught these meanings to his disciples, thiruvAimozhip piLLai, the direct teacher of maNavALa mAmunigaL and to thirunArAyaNapuraththu Ayi and to thiruvAimozhi AchchAn piLLai. This can be seen from maNavALa mAmunigaL’s 49th SlOkam in his upadhEsa raththina mAlai “AngavarpAl peRRa siRiyAzhwAn appiLLai thAm koduththAr tham maganAr tham kaiyil, pAngudanE nAlUrppiLLaikku avardhAm nalla maganAr avardhAm mElOrkkIndhAr avarE mikku” (this traces the lineage from eeyuNNi mAdhavapperumAL to thiruvAimozhippiLLai in getting the meanings of Idu muppaththARAyiram).
eeyuNNi mAdhavapperumAL’s divine star is hastham. His thaniyan is
varadhAryakrupApAthram SrImAdhavagurum bhajE
kurukAdhISa vEdhAntha sEvOnmeelitha vEdhanam
(I praise eeyuNNi mAdhavapperumAL, who is the recipient of the mercy of nampiLLai, also called as varadhAryar. nampiLLai had clear knowledge due to conducting discourse on thiruvAimozhi, which is considered as the upanishath in thamizh, mercifully given by nammAzhwAr).
eeyuNNi padhmanAbhapperumAL’s divine star is svAthi. His thaniyan is
EnAvagAhya vimalOsmi SatArisUnOr-vANIgaNArtha paribOdha sudhApakAyAm
SrIman mukundha charaNAbhjamadhuvrathAya SrI padhmanAbha guravE nama AcharAma:
(Let us worship that padhmanAbhap perumAL who is like a beetle at the divine feet of SrIya:pathi mukundhan and due to whose efforts our minds become purified after immersing in the ocean of nectar which is the knowledge obtained from the distinguished meanings of the divine hymns of nammAzhwAr)
The divine star of nAlUr piLLai is pushyam and his thaniyan is
SrI padhmanAbha kurutha SatajinmunIndhra SrIsUkthibhAshyamadhigamya samrudhdhabhOdha:
thath dhEvarAjaguravE hyathiSachathush pUrvAsEththa kOlavara dhESikamASrayE tham
(I hold on to the divine feet of kOlavarAhar [nAlUrp piLLai] who is effulgent due to residing in nAlUr. He had complete knowledge of Idu which is the divine explanation of nammAzhwAr’s divine prabandham [thiruvAimozhi], having obtained it from SrI padhmanAbhap perumAL. kOlavarAhar had mercifully bestowed the knowledge of Idu to nAlUrAchchAn piLLai).
nAlUrAchchAn piLLai’s thaniyan is
namOsthu dhEvarAjAya chathurgrAmanivAsinE
rAmAnujAryadhAsasya suthAya guNaSAlinE
(I offer my salutations to nAlUrAchchAn piLLai, who is also known as dhEvarAjar, who resides in nAlUr, who is the son of nAlUr piLLai, also known as SrI rAmAnuja dhAsar. nAlUrAchchAn piLLai is complete in all auspicious qualities).
kOlAdhipAdhvidhuvArabya sahasragIthErbhAshyam hi pUrvathana dhESikavaryaguptham
thrEthA pravarthya bhuviya: prathayAnchakAra SrI dhEvarAja guruvaryamaham bhajE tham
(I praise and bow down to that great AchArya dhEvarAja (nAlUrAchchAn piLLai) who received the vyAkyAnam (commentary) Idu, which has been protected safely by pUrvAchAryars, from his father kOlAdhipar and who revealed it throughout the word through three AchAryars [thiruvAimozhip piLLai, Ayi jananyAchAriyar and thiruvAimozhoiyAchchAn piLLai])
SrISailanAthaguru mAthruguruththamAbhyAm SrIsUkthi dhESikavarENa cha yasthridhaivam–
vyakthaSSatArikruthi bhAshya susampradhAyO visthAramEthi sahi vaishNavapungavEshu
(that sathsampradhAyam (purely good tradition) of Idu which is the bhAshyam (commentary) on thiruvAimozhi, which gained splendour through the three AchAryas thiruvAimozhippiLLai, thirunArAyaNapuththu Ayi and thiruvAimozhi AchchAn, gained ascendancy among elders of SrIvaishNavam)
adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan
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