Sri Annavillappan

Appachiaranna’s son was Sri Annavillappan. His Acharyan was his father Appachiaranna. He learnt Ubhaya Vedantham from Daasarathi Appai and Kandadai Appan. Thirunakshathiram – Maasi Kettai.  Theertham – Mithuna Krishna Astami.

Sri Annavillappan Thanian:

Vaadhoola Varadhacharya krupaapoorna manoratham |
Sri Venkatagurum vandhe seelathi gunasaagaram ||

Year: 14th Century 
Birth Place: Kancheepuram
Other Names: Venkatachaar
Month: Maasi
Thirunatchathiram: Kettai

He was extremely devoted to his clan’s deity (Kula deivam) Nrisimhar. Padaladhri Nrisimhar appeared in his dream and told him to spruce the jungle and bring out his temple drowned in sand dune at Padaladhri.

This place is now celebrated as ‘Singa Perumal Koil’. Annavillappar Kumara Venkatacharya Swami rehabilated the Padaladhri Nrisimhar Perumal Sannadhi which had drowned under sand dune, as per Perumals directive and created the village as also brought and settled people to serve the Swami in Temple. He constructed tower, etc and worshipped him. He remained the Sthalacharya Purusha and received special honours which are continued and accorded to our Swami even now.

It is famed as a place where Nrisimhar gave darshan to Jaapaali Maharishi.

From a communication to Company Government (East India Co.) written on Nala Year July 13, by Singa Perumal Koil Devasthanam Archakar Thiruvallur Bhattar, Gumastha Vathiyar, Viraperumal Iyengar Narasimhachariar, Thanthiri Nayakka Kaaramannur Archakar Ayyam Bhattar, it is known that during Manavala Mamuni's days and before July of Nala Year, Nrisimhar in the Padaladhri cave under Punyakoti Vimanam (who had appeared before Jaapaali Maharishi), appearing in the dream of Kumara Venkatachar (alias) Kandadai Annavillappangar who was a resident of Perumal Koil (Kancheepuram). From the above mentioned record it is known that it was in Manavala Mamuni's time. 

According to historical records, the Temple could have existed in 8th century during the Pallava reign of Narasimha Varman, Mahendra Varman. One stone inscription of end of 10th century in Raja Raja chozha’s reign shows that this temple was known as Narasinga Vinnagara Devar and it belonged to Chenkundram village. Later it had been covered by sand dunes. In the publication on the eminence of Perumal Koil Azhagiya Manavaala Jeer it is found that during the course of his pilgrimage he paid obeisance at Singa Perumal Koil, the favourite temple of his Acharya Kumara Annavillappan, which is a little distance from Thirukkadal Mallai (Mahabalipuram).  

In the Vadhula race Swami Annavillappan, Thirukumarar of Appachiaranna Swami born by the month Maasi Kettai Natchathiram and lived in Narasinga Vinnagaram (now Singaperumal Koil) in the service of Sri Padaladhri Nrisimha Perumal as ordained by Lord Narasimha. The Lord of Singa Perumal Koil - Padaladhri Nrisimhar, appeared in the dream of Swami Annavillappan and ordered him to set right His abode which was covered under sand dunes and establish a place with agraharam and kainkaryaparas and to live ever in his Service. Accordingly, Swami Annavillappan followed the divine order and lived his full life time in the service of the Lord of Singa Perumal Koil.

In the foot steps of Lord Nrisimhar, Annavillappan also spent his life time doing Kainkaryam for Padaladhri Nrisimhar. Such is the Mahatvam of Sri Annavillappan Swami, the Tenth decendant of Swami Mudaliandan Lineage.

Annavillappangar's disciples were:
(1) Thiruvenkata Jeer
(2) Peria Kelvi Azhagiya Manavala Jeer
(3) Siriya Kelvi Jeer
(4) Thiruvaazhi Appa
(5) Appan and many others.