Welcome

SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam is made of a rich philosophical/value system.  Even young children have a great role to play in this sampradhAyam. Right from the young age, children should be nurtured with the wonderful value system, devotion, renunciation, etc.

piLLAi/piLLai (in thamizh) means a child as well as a new comer to the sampradhAyam. SrIranganAthan himself is called as kOyilpiLLAi – kOyil refers to SrIrangam and piLLAi refers to krishNa. periya perumAL (mUlavar at SrIrangam) is often explained as kaNNan emperumAn and namperumAL (uthsavar at SrIrangam) is often explained as SrI rAma.

periyaperumal

In thiruppAvai, 7th pAsuram, ANdAL says “piLLAi ezhunthirAi” – here piLLAi is explained as a new-comer to bhagavadh vishayam.

thirumangai AzhwAr explains in periya thirumozhi that “kaNapuram kaithozhum piLLaiyaip piLLai enReNNap peRuvaRE” (கணபுரம் கைதொழும் பிள்ளையைப் பிள்ளை என்றெண்ணப் பெறுவறே) – One who worships thirukkaNNapuram, even he/she is a small (or ones own) child, one cannot think them like a child – he/she should be thought as a SrIvaishNava.

kanapuram-boy

SrI rAmAnuja observed children playing in SrIrangam. They were enacting the activities at the temple and at one point they called out for SrI rAmAnuja. As he was there, he immediately went in front of them and accepted the honors as he would do in the temple in front of SrIranganAthan.

Similarly, when he met a small girl outside thirukkOLUr (dhivya dhEsam near AzhwAr thirunagari), he enquires from her why she was leaving town. At that time the girl rhymes off wonderful philosophical points and SrI rAmAnuja is amazed at her brilliance and knowledge in sampradhAyam principles. This conversation is famously known as thirukkOLUr peN piLLai rahasyam.

thirukkOLur-peN-piLLai

He meets another small girl while going to AzhwAr thirunagari and asks her how far is AzhwAr thirunagari from where he was. She very cleverly says it is very near-by citing nammAzhwAr‘s pAsuram. He becomes delighted to hear that and greatly appreciates her.

sriramanuja-small-girl-near-azhwar

He also acknowledged the greatness of parAsara bhattar even when bhattar was a small child and instructed his sishyas to treat bhattar like himself.

Finally, when mAmunigaL completed bhagavadh vishaya kAlakshEpam in front of namperumAL, emperumAn himself appears as a small boy, accepts mAmunigaL as his AchArya and submits him the most famous “SrISailESa dhayApAthram” thaniyan.

srisailesa-thanian-small

piLLai is also a honorary term for advanced scholars. For example, vadakku thiruvIdhi piLLai, periayavAchAn piLLai, nAlUr piLLai, nAlUrAchAn piLLai were few AchAryas who had the title “piLLai” in their name itself.

Thus, children could be nurtured to grow from innocent level to highly intelligent level through proper education in this glorious sath sampradhAyam principles. This website is our first step towards building a rich repository of resources to educate children and new comers in this wonderful philosophy, value system, discipline, etc.

We request the parents and elders to engage their children in such spiritual activities and develop their knowledge in our sath sampradhAyam. Though this website is primarily focussed on children, there is a lot of interesting puzzles, presentations, etc.,  that are very useful all sections of SrIvaishNavas. Kindly make use of the resources to the fullest extent. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Happy Learning!

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

pramEyam (goal) – http://koyil.org
pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
pramAthA (preceptors) – http://acharyas.koyil.org
SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

24 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Srishilan

    Very nice, article…….
    some more thing can also be done which children can directly read and understand or with parents help.

    Dasan Srishilan

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  2. Adiyen Padma Ramanujadasi

    Appreciate your efforts on trying to educate and spread the sri vaishnava sampradayam. Not only kids but naive adults must also visit here often and strive to get blessings from Bhagavan Sriman Narayana.
    Sriman Narayanaya Namah:
    Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah:

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  3. srilakshmi

    Very Nobel initiative.. This site is not only for kids even adults can learn many things. Long live your service to spread Sri Vaishnava..

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  4. ShrinivasaRamanujadhasan

    Devarir Namaskarangal. Please send mails / news letters to adiyean mail id :

    jaigurudhev@gmail.com

    Adiyean is thankful to you if I am able to get some regular info from this web pages.
    Shrimathae Ramanujaya Nama:
    HariOm.

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  5. Thiruvengadaswamy Ramanujam

    excellent material for our sampadayam. Permission is requested to post such materials in facebook so that many vaishnavas will be benefitted

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    1. Sarathy Thothathri Post author

      dear swamy
      thanks for the feedback and the thoughtful attitude of sharing this with others.
      Please feel free to share the content in other groups. While doing so:
      * Ideally, share the link to the articles, so that readers can visit the website, view the article and give their feedback as well.
      * if articles are copied and pasted, kindly share the full article as it is, with a link to the original article.
      adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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  6. R.Mythili

    குழந்தைகளுடன் நானும் படித்து அனுபவித்துத்தெரிந்துகொளகிறேன.என வயது 70.
    மைதிலி.

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  7. gopalan srinivasan

    நல்ல முயற்சி. நல்ல தொடக்கம். ஆசார்யர்களின் பெயர்களை தமிழில் அடைப்புக்குறியில் தெரிவித்தால் ஸௌகர்யமாக இருக்கும். இந்த முயற்சி வெளிநாட்டில் இருக்கும் குழந்தைகளுக்கும் ஏன் பெரியவர்களுக்கும் மிக பயன் தரும் என்பதில் ஐயமில்லை.ரொம்ப நன்றி

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  8. Er.T.K.Ganesan.B.E

    வைஷ்ணவம் பற்றிய விஷயங்களே இனிமையானவை !
    அவற்றை இன்னும் இனிய தமிழில் பதிந்தால்
    குழந்தைகள் உட்பட அனைவரும் படித்து இன்புறவேண்டும் என்பது எனது பேராசை !
    நிறைவேறுமா ??

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