Shri Kumara Varadarya was Swami Desika’s son. He learnt all the meanings under Swami’s thiruvadi and was Swami’s ardent disciple. At the peak of his Bhakti, Shri Kumara Varadarya has shared all the
greatness of Swami as experienced by him. This great work is in Tamil and is called Pillai Andhadhi.
Paasuram – 1
NammAzhwAr had the sacred feet of the Lord on his head. MahA Lakshmi resides without separation even for a moment on that Lord’s chest (ahalhillEn –). The most merciful BhashyakArar, who had the well being of the jeevans of the world, sought the most blessed feet of NammAzhwAr as his means and fruit (upAyam and palan). Swami Desikan is the one, who praises whole-heartedly the generosity of that Sri RamAnujA who blessed us with his Sri Sookthis such as Sri Bahshyam, Gadhya trayams and other works. That Swami Desikan’s sacred feet are the decorations for my head.
This paasuram is based on the first paasuram of RaamAnuja Noorandhaathi (poomannumaathu) according to our purvAchhAryAs.
Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan
to be continued…