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URM – Pasurams 48-49

seerAr vadakkuth thiruveedhippiLLai yezhu
thErAr thamizh vEdhath theeduthannaith – thArumena
vAngi mun nampiLLai eeyuNNi mAdhavarkkuth
thAng koduththAr pinnadhanaith thAn

With the blessings of his acharyan Nampillai, Vadakkuth Thiruveedhippillai, the one of unsurpassing glory, wrote his “Muppathi Arayirappadi” commentary on the beautiful Thiruvaaimozhi at an earlier time and submitted it at the feet of his acharyan. Nampillai, after having gone through this commentary (which later came to be called Eedu), took possession of it as it was written without his permission. At a later date, Nampillai gave this commentary to another of his disciples by the name Eeyunni Madhavapperumal for his perusal.

AngavarpAlpeRRa siriyAzhvAnappiLLai
thAngoduththAr thammaganAr thangaiyil – pAngudanE
nAlurpiLLaikkavar thAm nallamaganArkkavar thAm
mElorkkeendhAr avarE mikku

In this pasuram, Manavala Manunigal explains how the knowledge of Eedu commentary that was obtained by Eeyunni Madhavapperumal reached His acharyan Thiruvaimozhippillai through the guru-disciplic succession. Eeyunni Madhavapperumal taught the special meanings of Eedu to this son Padmanabha Perumal. Padmanabha Perumal inturn preached those meanings to Naloor, which inturn was taught to Naloor’s son Nalooraachchan Pillai and to all those who followed him in the guru-disciplic succession.

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