Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,
Namaskaram “G” Swami,
As per authentic GuruParamparai text, below is the only Authentic information available, so adiyen will share with Acharya ThiruvAdi Bhalam & Sri Velukkudi Swami’s Aasirvadham.
Swami Thirumalai Nambhi is Maternal Uncle of Swami Ramanujar.
Swami Thirumalai Nambhi had two younger sisters.
- Smt. Bhoomi Piratti &
- Smt. Periya Piratti as the youngest one.
Smt. Bhoomi Piratti’s also has name as “Kanthimathi”. She was married to Sri Kesava Somayaji to whom Swami Ramanujar was born with childhood name as ElayaAlwar.
Smt. Periya Piratti was married to Sri KamalaNayana Bhattar to whom Swami Embar was born, whom is the 2nd Acharya in Lineage as per “Oran Vazhi Guru Paramparai” lineage after Swami Ramanujar’s return to ParamaPadham (SriVaikuntam).
Sri Kesava Somayaji and Smt. Kanthimathi, and all of Swami Ramanuja’s family members were very PIOUS Souls, due to which Abhimaanis of them (like us) consider themselves as Thayar & Perumal, which is what devareer would have seen. Moreover Smt. Kanthimathi maami’s name is also Bhoomi Piratti, which makes the Abhmimaanis of Smt. Kanthimathi to relate her as Bhoomi Piratti itself, which is well accepted, since Shastras says “Maatha Pitha Guru Deivam”. So we have to treat our Mother as Thayar MahaLakshmi itself, if our Mothers behavior is as PIOUS as actual Thayar MahaLakshmi.
So when the Abhimaani of Smt. Kanthimathi (Smt. Bhoomi Piratti) maami treated her as Thayar Bhoomi Piratti itself, then it is obvious to consider her Kanavar as Perumal. Moreover Swami’s Ramanuja’s father name is also Kesava which matches BhagavAn Kesavan’s name.
So, while they were in this World doing kainkaryam and given birth to a very Pious Uddhara Acharyan (Swami Ramanujar), there is no doubht that they can be treated same as Thayar & Perumal, which is what the Abhimaanis of them are doing it and it is very well valid.
Now, when it comes to Kesava Somayaji returning to ParamaPadham is considered, and Smt Kanthimathi Maami’s rest of the life till she reached ParamaPadham at a later time, we have to consider the Practicality of Samsaram and accept them as very PIOUS SOULS (and not actual Thayar-Perumal) who lived their life with HIGH ecstasy exactly as per Shastra Vaakyam “Maatha Pitha Guru Deivam”.
Adiyen Srinivasa (DhoddayaAcharyar) Dasan.