Sri LaksmihayagrivAya Parabrahmane Nama:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Swami Vedhantha Desikaya Nama:
Swami Thirukudanthai desika Mahadesi kaya Nama:
Sri Srinivasa Maha Desikaya Namah:
Sri Gopala desika Mahadesikaya Nama:
POUNDARIKAPURAM SRIMAD ANDAVAN ASHRAMAM
The lineage of Acharyas down from Tirukkudanthai Maha Desikan (1701-1783) has been marked by an unbroken successors of self- effacing ascetics, a central pendant like figure being Srimad Poundarikapuram Andavan (1847-1934). He was a true Jnana- Viraghya- Anushtana storehouse. It was he who put this Acharya line on a sound footing by founding a hermitage with pristine purity.
His mantle is being borne today by H.H. Paravakkottai Andavan, Sri Gopala Desika Maha Desikan Swami, who received his first initiation from this founder himself.The Present Pontiff is hailed by one and all without exception as the model Acharya. Simple and unassuming, profound in knowledge and strict in observing disciplines of Sannyasa Dharma, he is easily accessible to all those who yearn to learn. The present and previous Jeeyars of Ahobila Mutt and all other Yathivaras extol his virtues in nothing short of superlatives.
Poundarikapuram Srimath Andavan Swamigal, Sri Gopalarya Maha Desikan attained Acharyan Thiruvadi this afternoon an hour ago. (Ipasi Dvidiai)
The loss to us of this octogenarian Acharyan, who lived the life of a true ascetic and who practiced what He Preached, and the senior most Vaishnavaite Acharyan of all the living Acharyas, is irreparable.