(The present jIyar of the mutt)
thirunakshathram: mArgazhi uthrAdam (dhanur mAs - uthrAshAda nakshathra)
pUrvAsrama thirunAmam (name before sannyAsam): srI u.vE. nArAyaNa iyengAr swamy
sannyAsa Asrama svIkAram on: April 30, 2014
pattAbishEkam (crowning) and pattina pravEsam: May 13, 2014
swamy was born to manni ammAL and appan iyengar (thiruthaNkAl appan AchArya vamsam who later became sishyas of srI vAnamAmalai mutt) dhampathi in vAnamAmalai (thOthAdhri) dhivya dhEsam and was named nArAyaNan (emperumAn's name at thiruthaNkAl dhivya dhEsam). He is a dhauhithran (maternal grand-son) of 27th pattam swamy in his pUrvAsramam (manni ammAL is the daughter of 27th pattam swamy in his pUrvAsramam). He became svIkAra puthrar (adopted son) of dheivanAyakam iyengAr (vAnamAmalai). In his early days, he studied upto SSLC at the local pAtasAlai (school). He had his pancha samskAram (samAsrayaNam) under 27th pattam swamy. He mastered dhivya prabhandham during that time itself. Following the orders of 27th swamy, he gave up material studies/pursuits and started serving the mutt at an early age. He started hearing sampradhAya grantha kAlakshEpam from 27th pattam swamy at that time. He also studied vyAkaraNam, tharkkam, pUrva mImAmsA, uththara mImAmsA, srI bhAshyam, etc., from renowned scholar mahA vidhwAn vAdhyAr srI u. vE. srinivasa iyengar (30th pattam swamy's pUrvAsrama father). In the year 1970, he married kamalA ammAL (senkamalam ammAL).
30th pattam swamy, just before ascending to paramapadham, blessed varthamAna swamy with sannyAsa Asramam and handled the mantle of this historical mutt to this swamy. He became to be known as madhurakavi vAnamAmalai rAmAnuja jIyar at that time and is since performing mangaLAsAsanam to srIvaramangA samEtha dheiva nAyakan emperumAn, AzhwArs/AchAryas and also administering this srI 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 srIvaramangA nAchiyAr, dheiva nAyAkan emperumAn, AzhwArs/AchAryas that bless us for many many years to come.
nithya thaniyan (to be recited daily)
ஸ்ரீமத் சடாரி யதிராஜ க்ருபாவலம்பம்
ஸௌம்யோபயந்த்ரு ககநாத்ரி முநீந்த்ர பக்தம்
வேதாந்தயுக்ம விஸதீகரண ப்ரவீணம்
ராமாநுஜம் யதிவரம் குருமாஸ்ரயாம
srImath chatAri yathirAja krupAvalambam
samyOpayanthru gaganAdhri munIndhra bhaktham
vEdhAnthayugma visadhIkaraNa pravINam
rAmAnujam yathivaram gurumAsrayAma