On September 30th 1914 Ubha Ve Neelameghachariar Swami of Thillaisthanam accepted Sanyasahramam from the 40th Srimadh Azhaghiasingar known as Periya Karakuruchi Azhagiasingar and was given the Tirunamam Sri Sathakopa Ramanuja Mahadesikan.2014 marks the hundreth year of ashrama sweekaram. Swami is more known as Thillaisthnam Swami.
Sri Thillaisthanam swami kainkarya Sabha Bangalore wanted to commemmorate this event by offering Tirumanjanam, Veda divya prabhandha parayanam and offer special prasadam at Swami’s Brindavanam located near Sri Dasavatharan Sannidhi Srirangam. What is the connection with Bangalore one may wonder? Swami’s ancestry can be traced to 24th Srimadh Azhagiasingar of Sri Ahobila Muth. Swami had pancha samskarams done by 35th Srimadh Azhaghiasingar. Swami studied Vedas, Tarkam and Mimasa at the feet of 35th Srimadh Azhagiasingar. Swami was an adept at Srivaishnavam both theory and practice. Swami served as an aradhakar at Sri Ahobila Muth and served as antarnga kainkaryapara to HH 38th Srimadh Azhaghiasingar. Swami was an authority on Sastras and would be consulted for building temples, worship procedures and yagyam conduction. Swami stayed for long periods at Prasanna Krishna Swami temple Tulasi Thottam Bangalore. Swami’s lectures left listeners spell-bound and attracted innumerable shisyas.Swami organised the temple procedure at the temple and installed the divyamangalamurthi of Adhivan Sri Sathakopan. Swami completed 41 chathurmasyams and attained Paramapadhaprapthi at Srirangam. Swami’s Brindavanam is near Dasavatharan sannidhi. The Brindavanam has been renovated by Thillaisthanam Kainkarya Sabha and a Nandavanam is to be developed. Tirumanjanam was performed to swami’s Divyamangala vigraham and Prabhandhanushtanam was done, Perumal, acharya sambhavanai were done. At Dasavatharan Sannidhi Perumal Theertham, SriSathari and prasadam (Ashoka halva and Dadhiannam) were distributed. Let us offer our humble prostrations to Swami.
The following are some of the photos taken during the occasion…
Writeup & Photography : Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan