Characteristics of a srivaishnava as told by Swamy Nanjeeyar

Swamy  Nampillai was the fourteenth Acharya in  the  prestigious Guruparampara lineage  of Srivaishnava sampradaya .


One day Swamy Nampillai asked his Acharya Nan Jeeyar the most relevant question of present day.  He submitted  to his  Acharyar  humbly  and asked Swamin !! How can  one confirm that  he  has  the  qualities  of  a srivaishnava ? Nanjeeyar was a  chosen disciple of Swamy Parasra Bhattar  and naturally possessed all the divine knowledge from his Acharyar  .


Nanjeeyar replied ! My child  If a person  undoubtedly  believes that  Lord Sriman Narayana in his Archa form gracing us in the temples and house  does possess all  supreme powers as in Srivaikunta Loka, He can count to be  one among   a Srivaishnava  . Our  Azhwars  were  possessing that  divine quality  which made  them glorify  the Lordships  in all the vaishnava  divyadesams  and Abhimana  sthalas .No  doubt  the Lord  in the  Divyadesam   also  replied  to their  devotion . Thirumangai Azhwar  had innumerable experiences in this kainkaryam


And , it is generally seen a man loves his  son  very dearly . If the same person loves a srivaishnva as dear as his son he can consider to be in the list of srivaishnavas   and in case he has been  abused by a Srivaishnava and  does not  react , and accepts  his pungent  words with cheerful obedience  as positive development for his durguna  he is a Srivaishnava.

 Finally , the Acharya summed up the answer  in few words

Archaavatara  abhimanam  ,  Bhagavatha Prema  and Bhagavatha Katinokthi Bhogyatha buddhi are essential characteristics of a srivaishnava .


If  at all  any one  has these  three virtues, he can conclude within himself that he is a Srivaishnava.




Adiyen Ramanuja dasan


About Kazhiyur Varadan

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3 Responses to Characteristics of a srivaishnava as told by Swamy Nanjeeyar

  1. tskraghu says:

    A question. Is it part of our literary creations of our venerable acharya’s that talks about how a Srivaisnava should live like a good human being/ in his laukika vaazhkai?

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  2. G ANAND says:

    dhyeyaṁ sadā paribhava-ghnam abhīṣṭa-dohaṁ
    tīrthāspadaṁ śiva-viriñci-nutaṁ śaraṇyam
    bhṛtyārti-haṁ praṇata-pāla bhavābdhi-potaṁ
    vande mahā-puruṣa te caraṇāravindam
    tyaktvā su-dustyaja-surepsita-rājya-lakṣmīṁ
    dharmiṣṭha ārya-vacasā yad agād araṇyam
    māyā-mṛgaṁ dayitayepsitam anvadhāvad
    vande mahā-puruṣa te caraṇāravindam

    Wonderful verses from Srimad Bhagavatham


  3. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om! Adiyen! “When one abuses, accept it as the positive development of one’s durguna” – What an Inspiring message! Very much needed for this Kaliyuga. –
    Ramanuja Dasan,
    Jai Sriman Narayana!


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