Pillaiandathi – Paasurams 6 and 7


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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.

Pasuram – 6



Sri Desikan is skilled in every art and craft and hence is named Sarva Tantra Svathanthrar by the consort of Sri RanganAthA. He is the master of the meanings of all vEdhAs. He is the principal aachArya for the VedhAntha VidhyA known as Prapatthi. He was born out of the long penance of ours at Thuppul agrahAram. He had the name of Sri VenkatanAthan. adiyEn reflects on the magnificent leonine roar that arose from his mouth that defeated all those, who questioned the authenticity and accuracy of the Bhagavadh RaamAnuja SiddhAntham. Many a wonderful vidhyA competed with one another to sit on the tip of the tongue of this Master and rushed out of there to defeat those kudhrishtis, who had vipareetha j~nAnam and misinterpreted the meanings of VedhAs. I adiyEn meditates on these glorious attributes of this paramAchAryA and immediately all of my terrible sins ran away, hid themselves somewhere and never returned. Such is the glory of my aachAryA, Swami Desikan!


This verse is based on the 43rd paasuram of RN (Surakkum Thiruvum). Here the glory of the sacred name of Sri NigamAntha MahA Desikan and its sanctity is referred to.

Pasuram – 7



Oh My sins! Swami Desikan, whose heart is filled with the auspicious Sookthis of Sri RaamAnuja presides over my heart space. He resides there permanently. Therefore, please realize that you cannot harm me anymore as you used to before and find for yourself another place of residence away from my heart and move out quickly.


This paasuram is the summary of the 30th verse of Periya ThiruvandhAthi of NammAzhwAr (Ingillai) and PeriyAzhwAr’s paasuram (neykkudatthai) according to commentators.

Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan

to be continued…

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