Thirukudanthai Chathurvedha Sathakrudhu Ayya Sri Kumara Thatha Desikan Thirunakshatram Celebration

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In Thirukkudanthai Sri Aaravamudhan Sannidhi, Thirumalai Nambi Chathurvedha Chathakrudhu Navalpakkam Ayya Kumara Thatha Desikan thirunakshthiram Vaikasi Rohini was celebrated in a grand mannar on the 8th of June 2013.  Devotees witnessed Sri Aaravamudhan with Sri Komalavallithayar serthi seva before Ayya Sannidhi in pushpa pandal in the evening and after prabandha sevahalam, gosti satrumurai was conducted. The photo taken during this year’s event can be viewed below

In the SrI Saila Vamsam ( Periya Thirumalai Nambi Vamsam) was born Pancha Matha Bhanjana Thaatha  DEsikan ( 1509-1591 C.E) . He was the Raaja Guru for Vijaya Nagara kings at Chandragir i. The Pancha (Five) mathams that he defeated in religious debates to celebrate the glories of Bhagavath RaamAnuja Darsanam are : Kapila , KaNAtha, Sukha , Jaina and Saiva Mathams.He performed many Yaj~nams and had as his key sishyar , SrI RangarAmAnuja Muni , who is revered as “Upanishad BhAshyakArar ” by us for blessing us with VisishtAdhvaithic intrepretation of the Upanishads .Pancha Matha Bhanjana ThAthAcchArya Swamy was unexcelled in thre areas of our Darsanam : (1) Veda Maarga prathishtApanam (2) Para Tatthva NirNayam and (3) AachAra anushtAnam .

In this lineage came many Vaishnavite AchAryAs like SrI Lakshmi KumAra ThAtha Desikan ( 1572-1632 C.E) , the SveekAra Puthran of Pancha Matha Bhanjana ThAtha Desikan , Thirupputtkkuzhi Swamy ( B1823 C.E), VilliyampAkkam Swamy ( Gopala ThAtha Desikan ), SrI AyyAtthu Swamy ( Ayyaa SrI KrishNa ThathArya Swamy ) , Thirupputtkkuzhi Nrusimha ThAthArya Swamy and others.

The Moola Purushar for the NaavalpAkkam Vamsam was Ayyaa KumAra ThAtha Desikan .He had mastered the adhyayanam of the four VedAs and had performed hundred yaj~nams and hence was revered as ” Chathur Veda Satha Krathu ” .

He was the Minister for the Naayak king of Tanjore (Achyutha Naayak) and it was in his time the Temple for Lord SrinivAsa was built and consecrated at NaavalpAkkam .

In his 8th generation was born another Chathur Veda Satha Krathu, SrI SaThakOpa KrishNaswamy ThAthArya MahA Desikan (SKTD) in the year 1904 C.E. His centenneray was celebrated by HH Sri PeriyANDavan of Srirangam on March 18,2004 at NaavalpAkkam in a grand manner . The only son of SrI   SKTD Swamy ( Sri U.Ve N.S.R Swamy ) and his son SrI N.S. SrinivAsa RaghavaacchAr Swamy ) conducted the SathamAna Uthsavam in the company of great Veda VidhwAns of ThAtha Vamsam .

News source and Photo: Thanks to Sri Raghavasimhan

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