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adiyEn's name is Thirumalai Cunnavakkam Ananthanpillai (T.C.A.) Venkatesan. I am descendant of Sri Thirumalai Anandazhvan family who was a direct disciple of Sri Ramanuja. He was also one of Udaiyavar's 74 simhAsanAthipathis set by him to spread the Srivaishnava tradition everywhere. I am proud and humbled at the same time that emperumAn chose me to be born in such a lineage. This site is my little drop in the ocean in trying to prove worthy of being an ananthANpiLLai. For a description of this title and Sri Anandazhvan's works and vaibhavam, please check the Thirumalai Anandazhvan section.
adiyEn was also fortunate to be born in the divya kshethram of Kanchipuram. The village of Cunnavakkam (which is part of my name) is near Kanchipuram. I have fantastic memories of attending many a Garuda Sevai of VaradarAjap perumAL. PEraruLALan's garuda sevai is unlike any other sevai anywhere. I was fortunate once again in that I spent several years growing up in the divyadEsam of thiruvallikkENi.
For several years now, however, I have wandered of in different directions, currently residing near Detroit, Michigan, with my wife Sripriya, our daughter Deeptha Soundaravalli and our son Srihari Anandazhvan.
This is but a small effort to give back to the great Srivaishnava community from which I have taken so much. Any errors and mistakes in this effort are entirely mine. I will appreciate any feedback, corrections and suggestions about these pages. I can be reached at the email address vtca at the yahoo.com domain.
Azhvar Emperumanar Jeeyar Thiruvadigale Saranam
adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan