Pillaiandathi – Paasurams 16 and 17



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 – 16



Oh Swamy, who incarnated in ThUppul for redeeming the samsAris all over the world! Please bless me with Bhagavath, Bhaagavatha kaimkarya praapthi (PurushArtha Kaastai of Thiru Manthiram). ThiruvEkadamudayaan stands on top of the seven hills with Mahaa Lakshmi shining as a jewel on His chest. He is lustrous as a rathna dheepam on top of SeshAdhri (KunRin mElitta ViLakku). You are His incarnation at ThUppul. Please bless me with undiminished bhakthi for that Lord of ThiruvEnkadam. Please also bless me with firmness of thought and purity of mind to serve those BhaagavathAs, who has sought Your sacred feet as rakshaNam.

Pasuram – 17



Oh the grand sire of ThUppul, who incarnated there to redeem the chEthanams of the world from their samsAric afflictions! Oh great one, who sought the head of KadAmbi Vamsam (Swamy ApuLLAr) as your AchAryan and became the beneficiary of his krupai to learn the quintessential meanings of ubhaya Vedantam! Please protect us.


This paasuram acknowledges that Swamy Desikan’s dhivya Jn~Anam and unique interpretive and debating power (Jn~Anam and pravachana sakthi) from his sishya guNa poorthy. The exact match between the perfect AchAryan (one with AchArya GuNa poorthy) and the extraordinary sishyan with ideal sishya guNams is referred to here.

Courtesy: Sri Oppiliappan Koil Sri Varadachari Sathakopan

to be continued…

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