On 29 May 2014, Jaya Varusha Vaikasi Rohini; Thirumalai Nambi Chathurvedha Chathakrudhu Navalpakkam Ayya Sri Kumara Thatha Desikan Thirunakshatram was celebrated in grand manner at Thirukudanthai Aravamudhan Sannadhi, Kumbakonam. In the evening Sri Aaravamudhan with Sri Komalavalli thayar serthi seva before Ayya Desikan Sannidhi. Later Prabandha sevakalam and Goshti satrumurai was concducted. Lot of astikas participated during the Ayya Sri Kumara Thatha Desikan Thirunakshatram and had the blessings of Acharya and Divyadampatis.
These are some of the photos taken during the occasion..
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 .
Photography : Sri Raghavasimhan,