Śrī Vaiṣṇavism

Śrī Vaiṣṇavism is rooted in the teachings of the Āḻvārs - a group of Tamil Vaiṣṇava Saints who attained the Ultimate Reality & Sainthood through a deep devotion to the Lord Śrīman Nārāyaṇa.

The Lords deep compassion to sentient beings is represented by Šrī – the Mother Lakṣmī. And hence - Nārāyaṇa is known as Śrīman Nārāyaṇa: Śrīman means – the Lord of Śrī and together they are known as Divine couple – Šrī & Nārāyaṇa.

Surrendering to the Lord in utter devotion or Bhakti is the simple means advocated by the Āḻvārs.

Nālāyira Divya Prabandham or otherwise called - Drāviḍa Veda – are very important holy scriptures in the tradition of Śrī Vaiṣṇavism.

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Śrī Nāthamuni | Forefather of Śrī Vaishnavism

A learned Vaiṣṇavite scholar named Raṅganāthāchārya, more usually called Nāthamuni, or the sage Nātha lived in the town of Śrīraṅgam, near Trichinopoly, during the latter half of the 9th century A.D. and the beginning of the 10th. He was probably a descendant of early Vaishnava

Puṇḍarīkākṣa | Śrī Vaishnavism after Nāthamuni

Sage Nāthamuni is said to have had eight pupils, of whom Puṇḍarīkākṣa was the most important and is recognised as having continued the spiritual teachings of his preceptor. Puṇḍarīkākṣa is said to have been born about 826 A.D. at Tiruvallari, North of Śrīraṅgam, in the Choliah

Maṇavāḷa Mamunigal and Tamil Śrī Vaishnavism

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Śrī Vedanta Deśika | 1268-1369

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Śrī Vaiṣṇavism | Handbook

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