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Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji was an Avathara Purusha (Incarnation of Bhagavad Ramanuja) born in 1909 A.D to spread the me
ssage of Vedic exhortations and to imbibe Ramanuja philosophy in the people for Viswamanava Soubhrathruthvam (Univeral Brotherhood) and Viswa Manava Kalyanam (Universal Well being).
His Holiness Sri Swamiji was born to an orthodox and pious couple Srimathi Chudamba and Sriman Mangayacharya and was brought up by his foster parents Srimathi Lakshmi Narasamma and Sriman Krishnamacharya.
Till 1954, when Sri Swamiji took to Sanyasa Asrama (Total Renunciation) as Jeeyar at Vanamamalai in the presence of the presiding deity, He passed through different phases of life such as Brahmacharya (Bachelorhood), Grihastha (Household), Freedom fighter and in propagation of Visishtadvaitha (”Qualified Non-duality” or Tri-Uni Monoism). As a student He acquired scholarship in Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit and English. He studied Tharka, Mimamsa, Nyaya and the Sastras. He also learnt Dravida Vedantha from eminent scholars. As a youth, he responded to the clarion call of Mahathma Gandhi and joined the freedom movement of the country.
All through His life, He wore Khadi (hand-woven cotton cloth), sacrificed His Jamindari properties and constructed model colonies for Harijans (downtrodden) in the villages of Arthamur and Dwarampudi of East Godavari District of Andhra. Motivated by the Great Scholar Sriman Gopalacharyulu He dedicated His life to the cause of Sanathana Dharma (Eternal Righteousness) and Visishtadvaitha. He used religion as the harbinger of peace and amity. In this Divine pursuit, He faced many ordeals. He performed Sri Rama Pattabhishekam for 27 days with 300 participating scholars at Madras in the days when there was a strong anti-Vedic culture and denigration of Lord Sri Rama movement.
The great religious rituals performed by His Holiness Jeeyar Swamiji include Koti Thulasi Archana at Rajahmundry, Gayathri Yajnam and 108 Sri Rama Krathus throughout India and construction of Sri Rama Sthupas at all these places including the one in the premisis of Banaras Hindu University and three in Central Jails at Rajahmundry, Berhampur and Madurai. H.H. performed 108 Swadhyaya Jnana Yagnas through out India and constructed Sthupas at all these places. He did penance by chanting Ashtakshari Manthram for 3 years in a cave at Badarinath for attaining Siddhi.
Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji established Ashtakshari Kshethram and Sathsanga Sadan at Badari in the Himalayas, bridging the gap between South and North India and also arranged for free food to all the pilgrims at that holy place. H.H. also established Veda Vidyacharya Peetam and Veda Vedanga Patasala at Nadigaddapalem. The Vedic University which He envisaged was started by his successor Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in 1983.
Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji, an erudite scholar, a devotee of Lord Sri Rama, a protector of Vedic culture, a sage with Sathya Sankalpa ( a person who could implement all His pious thoughts without fail) and a saint who dedicated His life to the cause of Universal Peace reached the Heavenly abode on 31st December, 1979, leaving the reins of the Mission to Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji.