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HH Sri Ramanuja Jeeyars (Pontiffs) of Vanamamalai mutt

Vanamamalai Mutt Jeeyars history, thaniyans and vAzhi thirunamams Click Here

 

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Shri Ramanuja alias Sri Udayavar AD 1017 (Born)

Shri Manavala Maamunigal AD 1370 (Born)
1.
Sri Vanamamalai Periya Ramanuja Jeer Swami alias Ponnadikkal Jeer

1. Established Vanamamalai Mutt
2. Constructed Yathirajan Thirumana Mandapam, Vimanas, Mandapam for Naranarayanas.
3. Written viyakiyanam for Thiruppavai
4. Have composed a thaniyan called kolachchri sangai on Andal
5. Have composed 17 songs in praise of Manavala Maamunigal
AD 1447 to 1482

Thanians/vazhi thirunamams
2.
Sri Kalamoor Varadamuni Swami

1. Constructed a big Mandapa in front of Manivasal spanning North to South.
2. Repaired and improvised the vimana
3. Covered Lord Thirunarayana Perumal with gold
AD 1482 - 1502
3.
Sri Chendalangara Ramanuja Jeer Swami

1. Constructed Sri Arangappan Sannadhi, Srimadaipalli (holy kitchen)
2. During his tenure, a king donated land, jewels and silk cloths to temple
AD 1502 - 1520
4.
Sri Rengappa Ramanuja Swami

1. Collected kind for the mutt
2. Purchased more land for temple use (thiruvaradana)
3. In the Deivanayakan Sannidhi, constructed big compound wall (periya thirumadil), Temple Tower (periya Gopuram), Small compound wall, Small tower.
4. Made the Holy chariot (Thiruther)
5. Constructed separate vimahana for Godess Sri Andal
6. Constructed Kalyana Mandapa in the Mutt and installed idol of Chendalangara Swami.
AD 1520 - 1586
5.
Sri Thimmayangar alias Thiruvengada Ramanuja Swami

1. Made jewellary studded with gems for God and Godess, made silk clothing
2. Cast a silver elephant vahana for the God
3. Constructed Kulasekaran Mandapa, Dasavathara Mandapa, Azhagiya Varadan Mandapa, Ramanujan Thirumandapams.
4. Installed idols of Vanamamalai perumal, Deivanayakan, Arangappan in Alwar Thirunagari. Also installed the idols of earlier 4 jeers and appointed a vaishnava to administer the thiru-aradana kaingaryam
5. Made a swing (Dolai) in the form of chariot for Arangappan Sannadi.
AD 1586 - 1604
6.

Sri Emperumanar Swami

1. Constructed Ramanuja Vilasa Thirumandapam, Thirumanjana Mandapam
2. Dredged the tank and constructed stone wall.
3. Constructed a big mandapa opposite to the temple and the mutt.
4. Constructed Venugopalan, Veerappanayakan Sannadhi Mandapams

AD 1604 - 1659
7.
Sri Periya Thiruvengada Ramanuja Swami

1. For Srivaramanga made a gem studded Thadangam and Crown.
2. For Deivanayaka made golden kavacham, Silver peedam (stage) and Tholukku Eniyan.
AD 1659 - 1667
8.
Sri Konappa Swami

1. Made changes and improvised the archaga and thiruvaradhana methods.
AD 1667 - 1677

9.
Sri Rengappa Swami

1. Made utensils for worship
2. Renewed thiruvaradana utensil in Arangappan Sannadhi
3. Repaired Deivanayakan and Mutt
4. Made gunmetal utensils
5. Improvised the Jeer Tank (Jeer Utru)
6. Constructed Sannadhi for Manavala Maamunigal
7. Repaired the mutt in Alwar Thirunagari
AD 1677 - 1697
10.
Sri Thiruvengada Swami

1. Extended the holy kitchen into large size
2. Made a Golden Ratham, Golden pallakku and Golden Stupa to Alwar Thirunagari
AD 1697 - 1700
11.
Sri Periya Deivanayaka Swami

1. Excavated a tank called Varamanga Samudram and constructed a Mandapam near the tank.
2. Fabricated pushpaga Vimana, Chandraprabha Vahana, Aaram pallakkau and a Chariot
3. Made thiruvaradana utensils in Gold and Silver
4. Made out of pure gold, apadh kavacham, Ratna kreedam (gemstudded crown), Keyuram and Kandigai for perumal and Ratna Jadai, arai Chalangai for Thayar.
5. Constructed senathi mandapam out of wood with many carvings
6. Made two ivory pallukku for the God.
AD 1700 - 1732
12.
Sri Chinna Thiruvengada Swami

1. Constructed a stone mandapam called Mudal Theriyar parakala vilasam for thathiyaradanam (community food serving)
2. Constructed a madapalli (kitchen) for arangappan
3. On the west shore, constructed a wall and a mandapa with perumal thiruvadi.
4. Made a golden simhasanam (throne), thiruchivigai, gem studded crown and golden pallakku.
5. Made a chariot (thear) with the help of Pandiya King and presented to Alwar Thirunagari Alwar
AD 1732 - 1757
13.
Sri Chinna Deivanayaka Swami

1. Made three Lakshmi padakkams to be worn on the chest for gods Deivanayakan of Vanamamalai, Sri Polindu Nindra Piran of Alwar Thirunagari, Nambi of Thirukurungudi.
AD 1757 - 1760
14.
Sri Koorathazhwan Swami

1. Constructed steps around the Jeer Tank
2. Cast a golden thiruvadi for Utsavas
AD 1760 - 1772
15.
Sri Srivatsa Chinna Swami

1. Sang mangalasasanam on Divya Desams
2. Renewed Srivaramangai Jadibandams and celebrated samprokshanam grandly
3. Donated silk cloths, Elephant and Horses to the temple
AD 1772 - 1782
16.
Sri Thirunagari Thiruvengada Swami

1. Constructed a mandapam for conducting perumal Utsavam
2. Constructed compound in such a way it will be easy to do thiruvaradana for periya thiruvadi in aagneya
3. Donated 2 Samaram and pattu peethamparam to Alwar Thirunagari.
4. Through a Kerala King, made a kalasa studded with gems for perumal.
5. Presented a crown to Alwar Thirunagari during Vaikasi Utsava
AD 1782 - 1801
17.
Sri Thiruvengada Ramanuja Swami

1. Fabricated three pallakku with gold inlay and ivory decorations each for Deivanayakan, Srivaramangai and Andal.
2. Made a Horse Vahana for perumal
3. Made jewellery for Godess.
4. Made Anna vahana (Swan) for Godess
5. Constructed Azagiya Manavalan Mandapam and installed his idol.
(Incidently he was an artist. It is said, he himself designed the Horse and Swan)
6. Gold Plated the thirumana thoon (pillar), doors and doorsteps in Srirengam temple
7. Presented a golden vedikai to Alwar Thirunagari for Vaikasi Utsava.
AD 1801 - 1813
18.
Sri Periya Sadagopa Ramanuja Swami

1. Made 2 Samarams, 2 Satrams for Perumal
2. Made golden throne for perumal and Gajalakshmi Vahanam
3. Donated a goldplated pallakku to Srivilliputtur Andal
4. Inlayed gold on the doors of Deivanayaka Sannadhi
5. Goldplated the Vahanas - Garuda, Simha, Chandraprabai, Elephant, Anumar, Parrot, Lotus etc.
6. Constructed Vasantha Mandapam
7. Donated golden Simha Vahanam to Srivilliputtur
8. Donated golden Swan Vahana for Alwar Tirunagari
AD 1813 - 1843
19.
Sri Periya Pattarpiran Swami

1. Discarded old kodimaram (flag post/tree) and made a new one plated with gold.
2. Constructed Peripheral Mandapam around the temple for shade.
3. Donated a chariot (thiruther) for Srivilliputtur Andal Rengamannar
4. Made a silver swing to Arangappan
AD 1843 - 1853
20.
Sri Kaliyan Ramanuja Swami

1. Celebrated theppothsavam (on a float) for Perumal
2. Made a yagnobaveetham (poonul-cross thread) studded with gem and gold for Deivanayaka perumal.
3. Established big monastry in Thirukurngudi, Sriperumpudur
AD 1853 - 1867
21.
Sri Madura Kavi Ramanuja Swami

1. Made a chariot (thiruther) for Deivanayaka perumal
2. Made a golden tholukk iniyan and inscribed the idols of Sadagopa Ramanuja Swami, Pattarpiran Swami, Kalian Swami around it..
3. Gave 4 the elephants which had been donated to him to Srivaigundam, Srivilliputtur, Sriperumbudur, Alwarthirunagari.
AD 1867 - 1874
22.
Sri Yogi Ramanuja Swami

1. Purchased the village Manjangulam on the west for the Mutt.
2. Cast a Magarakandigai, Navaratna Kreedam, Muttaram to perumal
3. Made a Jadainagam studded with gems to decorate the hair dress of Godess
4. Made a golden throne, Ratna yagnobaveedam, thiridandam, golden Gandabooshanam, gem studded anjalai, golden cover for Manavala Maamunigal.
5. Made a tholukku iniyan having 8 elephants on 8 directions in silver and a peedam supported by 8 elephants to Onnana Swami (Ramanuja Swami)
6. Constructed a mandapam for Azagiyavaradan
7. Constructed Snana Salai (for taking bath), Ramanuja Vilasam, Kosa gruham
8. Made sudai carvings in Perumal sannadi to brighten it.
9. Constructed a compound wall behind the mutt
10. Made two peetams for Swami (his decendants)
AD 1874 - 1883
23.
Sri Chinna Sadagopa Ramanuja Swami

1. Purchased two villages - Malayadipudur, Kopalammalpuram for mutt
2. Established monastry in Srivilliputtur and Thirukoviloor.
3. To perform pradishta of temple vimanam, collected huge donations
4. Started constructing golden chariot for perumal. But before the work was over, he departed.
AD 1883 - 1896
24.
Sri Chinna Pattarpiran Swami

1. Offered food for anybody anytime
2. Finished the golden chariot which was started by earlier swami
3. Made a golden sadari in perumal sannadi
4. Purchased lands near Vanamamalai for 2 lakh rupees
5. Collected 2 golden vessels (kudam), golden kalasam, big silver retort, Sanganidi, padumanidi
6. Made a kannadi chapparam (mirrored) and kannadi ungal (mirrored swing)
7. Constructed a sannadhi for thiruvengadamudayan, mani mandapam, artha mandapam, maha mandapam, big thirumadaipalli (kitchen) etc and performed goshti there.
AD 1896 - 1905
25.
Sri Kaliyan Ramanuja Swami

1. Fabricated tholukku Iniyan, silver thandai for perumal
2. Made 5 Ponvattis (utensils), stone studded mango neclace, golden chain, ornaments, diamond ear ring and attagai pathakkam for Thayar.
3. Made kuthu vilakku (lamp), thirupadigam, thirukaveri, camphor plate, 5 vattils, Silk dressing for Arangappan Sannathi.
4. For periya perumal made gold chain, thiruman kappu studded with diamond, 5 headed Snake (Adiseshan). He also made golden punyakodi vimanam.
5. Performed flooring in many places in the temple and constructed a mandap to park vahanas
6. Conducted a competition and presented rewards for Vidwans invited from different parts during the celebration of First Jeer annivarsary
7. Constructed a big library, Auyurveda medicine home and a Vedanta School.
8. Being a great exponent of carnatic music swamy composed many songs on Sri varamangai nachiyar and Deivanyakan (Sri varagunamangE in kalyani, Janaki ramana in kapi raga and many others)
AD 1905 - 1933
26.
Sri Madura Kavi Ramanuja Swami

1. Constructed a mandap for Deivanayaka Perumal
2. Covered a wooden cot used for Perumal during summer with Silver plating.
3. He cast a silver stage and decorated the doors of Garpagruha (Sanctom Santoram) with silver plating.

AD 1933 - 1939

27.
Sri Chinna Ramanuja Swami

1. Renovated the Vimana (roof) of Thayar and perumal. Gold plated the kalasam of Vaikunda Vimana.
2. Made a silver swing, chapparam, tholukkiniyan, golden kavacham and gold coated the pooja utensils.(thirumanjana vedikai)
3. Made a crown and kavacham out of gold for perumal. Studded the abaya hastam (holy palm) with diamond stones.
4. Repaired the roof of Thiruvengadamudayan sannadhi and performed samprokshanam
5. Made flooring in mani mandap, periya koil, Alwar Sannadhi and Acharya Sannadhi.
6. Established a flower garden on the outer prahara
7. Purchased lands for the monastry
8. Constructed a mandap near holy kitchen and dug a well.
9. Electrified many mandapams
10. Made a chariot in silver and presented to Alwar Thirunagari
11. Published books such as : Srivaramangai Muni Vaibhavam Prabaththi, Mangalasasanangal, Gaganagirimuni guruparampara prabhavam, Varna Panjavamsathi, Manavala Maamunigal Viyakiyanathodu Thathvathraya.

AD 1939 - 1980

28.

Sri Sadagopa Ramanuja Swami

1. Performed repair works of Rajagopuram of Vanamamalai Perumal
2. Repaired the vimanahs (roof) of Perumal and Thayar sannadhis.
3. Constructed a mutt in Tanjore

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AD 1980 - 1989

29.
Sri Pattarpiran Swami

1. Performed samprokshanam on Rajagopuram
2. Performed Nathan Koyil Samprokshanam

AD 1989 - 1994

30.

Sri kaliyan vAnamAmalai jeeyar swamy

1. Swamy is a post graduate in Tamil, English, Hindi and Sanskrit.
2. In his poorvasrama he was principal for Kendriya Vidalaya in Chennai.
3. He has translated Thirukural in to Sanskrit in its original form
4. Has travelled far and wide and organised many kainkaryams.

 

AD 1994 - 2014

31.

Sri madhurakavi vAnamAmalai jeeyar swamy (The present Jeer of the Mutt)

1. Performed kainkaryams (services) for past 4 Jeeyar Swamys (from 27th Pattam to 30th Pattam).

2. Performed all kinds of kainkaryams in the Mutt including EkAntha (confidential) kainkaryam for Jeeyar swamis more than 40 years.

3. Well versed in aruLicheyal (dhivya prabhandham) with great anushtAnam.

4. Well versed in vaidhIka matters, dharma sAsthram, etc.

5. Well versed in sampradhAya granthams.

We pray to bless us for many many years to come.

 

Since 2014.

Srimad Paramahamsaidhyadhi Mathurakavi vAnamAmalai rAmanuja jeeyar swAmy

Our sincere thanks to

Sri TCA Venkatesan swamy - www.acharya.org - thaniyans and vAzhi thirunamams
Dr. Ramachary, Chikkadpalli, Hyderabad for allowing us to use his private collection.
Chi. Sreekanth in helping us to prepare the material
Shri. Narayanan (Rayasam) for helping with biography of acharyas.
Shri. Narayanan Alwar for designing the page
Smt. Radha Narayanan for editing and compiling the script


Sources:

"Sri Vanamamalai Thotramum Valarchiyum" by Dr. S. Lakshmi Narayanan MA PhD, Alwar Kuruchi.
"Gaganagirimuni Guruparamparaa prabhavam" Published by the order of Srimath Paramahamsa Parivrajakaacharyarana Chinna Ramanuja Swami (27th pontiff) and Edited by Shri. Srinivasacharya (Siromani)

Last Updated on 04 February 2017