srImathE satakOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImadh varavaramunayE nama:
srIvaishNava sampradhAyam is made of a rich philosophical/value system. Yet, even 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 kOyilpiLLAy – kOyil refers to srIranganAthan (periya perumAL) 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. 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 kai thozhum piLLaiyai….” – Even young children, when they show great devotion, they are greatly respected and revered in our sampradhAyam.
srI rAmAnuja … thirukkOLUr peN piLLai, srIrangam charithram and bhattar – periya perumAL sannidhi charithram
ANdAL (AzhwAn’s wife) accepting srIpAdha thIrtham of bhattar who is her own son.
Thus, children could be nurtured to grow from innocent level to highly intelligent level through proper education. This website is a first step towards building a rich repository of resources to educate children in this wonderful philosophy, value system, discipline, etc.