DhIkshidhar at kudanthai

Dr. S.R.Marur smarur at EASI.SOFT.NET
Tue Aug 3 05:04:08 CDT 1999

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <ramakris at EROLS.COM> wrote:

>Unfortunately, the author does not seem to be aware of the statue of
>appayya in the marundisvarar temple in Thiruvanmiyur. He actually says
>that appayya probably did not travel very much beyond his native
>village (adayapalam) which does not seem to be near Madras.

The biography of HH SrI VijayIndhra ThIrtha, parama guru of HH SrI
RaghavEndra Swamy, describes, in great detail, the debates Sri
Appaya dhIkshidhar had with HH at KumbakOnam. HH is said to have
won over DhIkshidhar in all of them. (HH is known as Ajaya
VijayIndhrar). Impressed with His personality, DhIkshidhar chose to
stay at KumbakOnam for some time, resulting in deep friendship
between the two.

When DhIkshidhar was in death bed, HH had visited him at his
residence at KumbakOnam and is said to have advised him to
continue the advaitic mode of worship & enquiry.

The view that DhIkshidhar did not travel beyond Adayapalam
may not be correct.



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