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anthimOpAya nishtai (total dependence on AchAryan) - 1

An article contributed by Sarathy Thothathri

anthimOpAya nishtai (total dependence on AchAryan) - 1 -

srimathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srimadh varavaramunayE nama:
sri vAnAchala mahAmunayE nama:

paravasthu pattarpirAn jIyar ( is a great scholar and is a dear sishya of maNavALa mAmunigaL ( He is the author of a divine grantham named anthimOpAya nishtai which is full of glorious incidents from our purvAchArya paramparai highlighting the need for total dependence on our AchAryan.

The first section of this divine grantham brings out the glories of AchAryan and the nature of a true sishyan. Please read the translation for this first section at

Note: First few sections are full of pramANams (more theoretical but essential knowledge). Subsequent sections are full of wonderful incidents from the lives of our pUrvAchAryas which demonstrate the various pramANams quoted initially.

The whole series can be viewed at
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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