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Jagadhaacharyan Sri Ramanujar established vishishta-advaitha sampradayam with the help of Azhwar’s Arulicheyal and Vedhas. To propogate this parama vaithiga matham, swami ramanjar had appointed 74 dearest disciplies as simmaasanaathipathis or acharya purushas and entrusted the right of performing initiation process which is popularly known as panchasamskaaram or Samaasrayenam. Thus the mercy of Sriyappathi Sarweswaran reaches all the chethanas through these seventy four channels. Out of these 74 Acharya Purushas, Sri Komandur Illayavilli Achan Swami (Baaladhanvi Aachaan) – the maternal cousin of swami ramanujar was also appointed as 72nd Simmaasanaathipathi. As Sri Illayavilliyaachaan swami performed kaingaryam at the lotus feet of sri ramanuja as Lakshmana did kaingaryam to Sri Raman, Swami Ramanujar named swami as Ilayavilli Aachan in appreciation of his kaingaryam.

Varthamaana Swami Srimath Vedhamarkka PRadhishtaabanaarcharya Ubayavedhaanthaacharyar sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Baladhanvi Varadhaachaaryar hails from the illustrious family of Sri Komandur Illayavilli Aachaan swami Lineage.

Swami Sri Varamtharum Perumal Appai, the 8th swami in the lineage of Sri Komandur IlayavilliYaachaan was blessed to do kaingaryam under the lotus feet of peria jeeyar swami. Varthamaana swami, Sri KKE Baladhanvi Varadhaacharyar Swami is blessed to learn the sacred texts under the lotus feet of Swami Sri Kumara Venkatacharyar who was blessed to born in the lineage of swami sri Mudaliyaandaan.    

Our Swami has performed Athyabaga kaingaryam at Tirumalai and presently performing kaingayram at Thiruvarangam (Srirangam) & Sozhasimmapuram(Sholingur). Presently Swami is residing at Sozhasimmapuram and regularly visits Booloka Vaikunda Thirupathi and participating in Periya perumal kaingayram.


Seventy Second Simmasanaathipathi Sri Komandu Ilayavilli Aachaan Swami Lineage: 

1. Sri Komaandur Ilayavilli Yaachaan 
2. Sri Thaathathrivikraman 
3. Sri Peria Ilaiyaazhwaar 
4. Sri Komaandur thozhappar 
5. Sri Siriya Ilaiyaazhwaar 
6. Sri Varam Tharum Perumal Annan 
7. Sri Varam Tharum Perumal Appan 
8. Sri Varam Tharum Perumal Appai 
9. Sri Periya Suddha Satham Annan 
10. Sri Erumbil Kandhaadai Annan 
11. Sri Embaa Alias Iramanujaachaaryar 
12. Sri Embaavannan 
13. Sri Embaavannan Dhottayaachaaryar 
14. Sri Kandhaadai Annangaar 
15. Sri Suddha Sathvam Dhottayaachaaryar 
16. Sri Periya Paattaraachaaryar 
17. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilliyaachaan
18. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Dhottayaachaaryar 
19. Sri Kandhaadai Annangaar
20. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Aachaaryar 
21. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Singaraachaaryar
22. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Iraamaanujaachaaryar
23. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Dhottayaachaaryar
24. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Embaavannan Iraamaanujaachaaryar
25. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Dhottayaachaaryar 
26. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Iraamaanujaachaaryar 
27. Sri Koil Kandhaadai Ilayavilli Baaladhanvi Varadhaachaaryar----Varthamaana Swami. 

Some Facts About Acharya Paramparai


Maternal cousin of Swami Ramanujar 

Sri Komandur Illayavilli Achan Swami was the maternal cousin of Swami Ramanujar

72nd Simmaasanaathipathi

Swami Ramanujar also appointed Illayavilli Achan as 72nd Simmaasanaathipathi

Regularly visits Srirangam

Varthamana Swami regularly visits Srirangam and participates in the Divya Prabandha Goshties during utsavams and during the Thirunakshatirams of Azhwars & Acharyans

More Facts


Sri Eliyavilli Aachan served Sri Ramanuja like Sri Lakshmana served to Lord Rama. The name Illayavilli Achan is the name conferred on him by Sri Ramanuja in appreciation of his Kainkaryams.
Sri Varam Tharum Perumal Appai is the 8th Acharya in the order in this Thirumaligai and he was the disciple of Sri Manavala Maamunigal.
The grand father of the present Aacharya Sri K.K.E.Embavannan Swami , was adopted to this Thirumaligai to become the Aacharya Purusha. Sri Embavannan Swami hailed from the family of Sri Erumbiyappa , one of the Eight Great Pontiffs ( Ashtadig Gajangal) appointed by Sri Manavaala Maamunigal to propagate Vaishnavism.
The Sishya Sabha very reverently celebrate the Thirunalkshatiram of Periya Swami - Margazhi Poorattadhi - at Chennai.

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