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Chinna Jeeyar Swamy (Foremost Preachers And Popularizers Of Sri Vaishnavism)


Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swami (born on 3 November 1956) is a Hindu pontiff.

He is considered one of the foremost preachers and popularizers of Sri Vaishnavism.

The Crusader of Peace His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji was born on Diwali day, the Festival of Lights, on 3rd November 1956 at Arthamur Village near Rajahmundry in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Born to pious parents Sri Venkatacharyulu and Srimathi Alivelumanga Thayaru, He had His early education in the Oriental School, Gowthama Vidya Peetam Rajahmundry. It was the call of the Divine that made the young Srimannarayana Ramanujacharyulu to take up the ascetic order of JEEYAR(Lion) at a very young age of 23 years. Today He is reckoned very high among the monks of the India and abroad as the pioneer and Crusader of Peace.

At the nearby Gowthama Vidya Peetam, he was trained in the Hindu scriptures and the Vaishnava tradition. Eventually, at the age of 23, he took the oath to become an ascetic and consequently, became a Jeeyar (who got control over the senses)(or Lion).

Sri Swamiji is one of the youngest acharyas in India, who mastered different branches of the Vedic Dharma. In 1980, H.H. Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji attained Siddhi and H.H. Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji took over the spiritual lineage. In 1981, Swamiji became the full-fledged head and acharya of Srimad Ubhaya Vedantha Acharya Peetam, Nadigaddapalem.

Sri Swamiji went to Badarinath the abode of Lord Narayana and did penance, reciting the all-powerful Ashtakshari Maha Manthra. Since then, Sri Swamiji has developed the spiritual activities in a manifold way.

Sri Swamiji is highly regarded as a profound Sanskrit scholar, Realized Soul, an epitome of Learning & Enlightenment. He started the JET (Jeeyar Educational Trust) in 1982 at Sithanagaram,Guntur Dist. India, with units in Hyderabad (1983) India, Narayankund Nepal (1985), Rajahmundry India (1991), Madras India (1993) and JET USA Inc. USA(1995).

In 1984, he started the Vedic University, under the Jeeyar Educational Trust (JET), to help students learn Vedas, the Upanishads and the related Vedangas. The tuition is free and a comfortable student life is ensured. Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji has also launched several Vedic projects as well as a computer center. He consistently performs key Hindu liturgy (yagnas), seeking peace and happiness for all. On one occasion, he even performed a yagna for rains to grace the drought-hit state of Andhra Pradesh (from 1985 to 1988) for nine days. On the ninth day, rains supposedly lashed the state.

Sri Chinna Jeeyar is also known to attract several thousands of volunteers for his spectrum of services -- including school education (mostly for tribals), homes for the aged, orphans, disabled and the dispossessed.

"Vikasatharangini" a Youth Force, started by Sri Swamiji with hundreds of youth forming its core, has been instrumental in executing several Spiritual and Social projects. All the virtuous ideas and plans of Sri Swamiji for the spiritual upliftment and enrichment of Humanity are executed by different units of Jeeyar Educational Trust.

Under extension programs, a similar school for young children to import the Vedic Agama lore was started at Jaggaiapet in 1990. The unique feature here is that, in additional to Agama sastra, a Thathva Sastra College was also started at this place, to teach spiritual courses, to whoever joins, with all facilities and attractive stipend. In order to conduct research into Vedas, Sri Swamiji has launched a Vedic project by involving great vedic scholars in it. As a step in this direction, a computer center was also started by Sri Swamiji to conduct Vedic research.

In addition to the above mentioned programs for the spread of the Vedic Dharma, Sri Swamiji has also undertaken unique programs to relieve the people of India from misery and calamity. The following samples of unique programs will illustrate Sri Swamiji mission and the extent of its fruitfulness.

For about four years i.e. from 1985 to 1988 there was a continuous and constant failure of rains in Andhra Pradesh. The state in general and Hyderabad in particular were reeling under the conditions of drought. Sri Swamiji was merciful enough to perform a Varuna Yagna in Hyderabad for a period of 9 days. From the last day of the yagnam (i.e. Poornahuti day) miraculously there were a heavy rains.

H.H. Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji performed 108 Rama Kratus spread over 9 years all over India and Nepal mainly to propagate Rama Nama and Undertook a unique program and envisioned to complete 108 Yagnas.

Out of these 105 Swadhyaya Jnana Yagnas were completed by H.H. Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji and the last 3 Yagnas remained unperformed. Our beloved Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji accomplished the cherished mission of H.H. Pedda Jeeyar Swamy. Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji conducted the last one in Thirumala with 1008 Kundas for 7 days in February in 1980 immediately after taking Sanyasam.

Another unique Yagna was performed on 26th February 1996 at Pittalavanipalem, in Guntur (Dist.) with 1008 Kundas collected from 1008 villages of Guntur district alone. Kalasa Snapana, a Vedic ritual was performed.

A large number of devotees, about three lakh, thronged the ritual site. This Yagna was performed on a 24-acre farmland and all the 3,00,000 devotees were served delicious food.