Swamy Uyyakondar and Swamy Engalazhwan of Thiruvellarai

Swami Ramanuja made Swami Engalazhwan a disciple of Thirukkurukaippiran Pillan. Swami Engalazhwan was also called Ammal Acharyar since he was the Acharya of Nadathur Ammal .

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Uyakkondar was foremost disciple to  ” Swami Nathamuni ” . Uyyakkondar  was  called as  Pundareekaakshar by his parents . Swamy Uyyakondar   appeared  in Tiru vellarai the famous Srivaishnava Divya desam  .

This Divyadesam is located at about 20 km north of Trichirappalli, enroute to Thuraiyur  and situated in a  14 acre  site and resembles like an Old fort with strong compound walls  The temple  is older than Srirangam  and  built   ahead of LORD  Rama’s  avataram . Hence the name Aadhi Vellarai.  

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The sanctum sanctorum has two entrances namely Utharayana  Entrance  and the Dakshinayana Entrance  .

Utharayana Entrance  is opened   during  the Tamil month of Thai ,  January  upto  June Aadi (Cancer), i.e., from Jan 15 to June 15  approximately and from then on, the Dakshinayana   Entrance  is opened .  Apart from Utharayana and Dakshinayana Gates, the sanctum sanctorum has one more entrance called ‘Naazhi Ketta Vaayil’ where it is…

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