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Nampillai Varusha Thirunakshatram

Today (Karthigaiyil Karthigai; November 28, 2012) is Thirunakshatram of Sri Nampillai, a great Srivaishnava aacharya . Nampillai dictated to one Vadakku Tiruveedhip Pillai his commentaries on Tiruvoimozhi hailed as EEDU and 36,000 Padi, considered to be the best commentary on Tiruvoimozhi. It was during the period of Nampillai that a king called Sadavarma Sundara Pandian undertook the construction of golden dome of Sri Ranga Vimaanam over the Sanctum Sanctorum of Lord Ranganatha. Another disciple of Nampillai was the famous ” Periyavaachaan Pillai who wrote extensive explanations to all the 4,000 hymns of Divya Prabhandam and was renowned as the ” Vyaakhyaana Chakravarthi”- “Emperor among Commentators”. With the blessings of Nampillai, he wrote also the 24,000 Padi Commentary on Tiruvoimozhi. His Tanian reads as follows (SAA p. 199)

Vedaanta Vedhyaamrutha Vaari Raaseh Vedaartha Saaraamrutha Bhooramagryam | 
 Aadhaaya Varshantham Aham Prapadhye Kaarunyapoornam Kalivairi Daasam ||
Here is a detailed writeup about Swamni Nampillai

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