Sri Purisai Nadadur Krishnamachariar (a.k.a Purisai Swami) was born on “Avani Chithirai” in Tamil year “Dhundhubi” (August 24, 1922) in Purisai, an ancient village on the banks of the river Cheyyar, North Arcot district, Tamil Nadu. Purisai Swami’s father Sri U.Ve Rangaramanujachariar Swami and his grand father were reputed for their adherences to the prescribed code of conduct.They were held in high esteem as exemplary Acharyas.
Purisai Swami’s father was called “ Soora Vedaadhyayee”, because of his unquestionable scholarship by no less a person than the reputed Prathivaadi Bayamkaram Sri Annangarachariar Swami of Kanchipuram. Purisai Swami’s mother is the daughter of Srimad 42nd Azhagiya Singar (Injimaetu Azhagiasingar) of Sri Ahobila Matam.The Heritage
Purisai Swami by his authoritative knowledge of Sri Bashya in his book “Sukha Bodhini” has embellished “Sri Bashya Simhasanam” – a hereditary title conferred on this eminent family. Even in his eighties he is pursuing this project with zeal and enthusiasm to enable everyone to understand this terse subject.
Purisai Swami studied in Sri Venkateshwara Oriental College, Tirupathi and Sri Ahobhila Mutt Sanskrit College, Maduranthakam. His specialization of subjects and texts are innumerable and following are a few of them:
Yajur Vedha (Saptha Kaandam)
Sri Bashya of Bashyakara Sri Ramanujacharya.
Githa Bahshya of Sri Bashyakara Sri Ramanujacharya
Works of Sri Vedantha Dhesikaa
Apart from the above Swami has also, has distinct specialization in
Samanya Nirukthi Pramanya Vadha
Swami graduated as Siromani, from Madhuranthakam College. Swamy’s principal guru is U.Ve Villivalam Sri Naaraynachar Swami (present Azhagiasinger’s poorvashrama elder brother).
Swami has had rigorous Kalakshebams under both HH 42nd HH 43rd Jeers of Ahobhila Mutt. Swami has worked as visiting professor at Maduranthakam Sanskrit College and has guided several scholars including university professors. He has been the curriculum advisor for several institutions teaching Hindu Shasthras , Sahityas and Sampradhaya.
Position of Eminence held and Honors Conferred
As a recognition of his in-depth knowledge and erudite scholarship since his early student ship, Swami is the Aasthana Vidwan of Sri Ahobhila Mutt. Swami was the Editor of Nrisimha Priya from 1963 to 2002. Prior to this Swami was the sub editor since 1950. Swami is the Scholar-adviser of Visishtadhvaitha Research Center and Sukha Bodhini Trust.
Swami was the President of the “Expert Committee” for preparation of an authentic and comprehensive history of Sri Vaishnavisam constituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1970.
Besides the above Swami has been given the honor of being the “Parikshaadhikari” for Vidwath Sadhas held every year by various mutts and Adhyaksha for various symposia. H.H Srimadh Aandawan of Poundareekapuram has conferred Swami with the title “Sri Dhesika Dharsana Choodaamani” and “ Sri Bashya Saraamurthavarshi. The Madras Namaazhwaar Trust has conferred Swami with the title “Sri Vaishnava Simham” in 2001. Swami was also the President of India Award, recipient in 1995 for his contribution in the fields Vedantha, Tradition and Sanskrit.Teaching
There are continuous batches of students of various walks of life and age groups that have been attending his courses on Aahneekham, Baghavadth Vishayam, Rahasya Thrayasaram, Geetha Bashyam ,Sri Bashyam etc.Book Publications
Apart from the above works Swami has contributed around 150 articles to Nrusimha Priyaa since his early age. Each of the article of Swami that appears in Nrusimha Priyaa is a pleasure to read and it carries invaluable message from our Poorvacharyas. Swami has also contributed in the development of Sri Ahohila Mutt in general. He was the Agent for Sri. Veeraraghava Swami Devasthanam, Tiruvallur for 12 years and taken lot of efforts in improving the Madhuranthakam Sanskrit College.Conclusion