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 Thirukoshtiyur Nambhi &  Emperumanar

Thirukoshtiyur Nambhigal was one of the disciples of Alavandar ( a.k.a) Yamuna Muni or Yamunai Thuraivan. He was also one of the five preceptors of Bhagavath Ramanuja. Sri Thirukachi Nambhigal was the first Guru, then    Sri Mahapurna ( Sri Periya Nambhi  { Know more about him in Madhuranthakam Web site} ) was the the person who performed Panchasamskaram to Bhagavath Ramanuja and also into Dvaya Mantra. Then Ramanuja  shifted his base to Srirangam, , Then Periya Nambhigal directed Ramanuja to learn three more mantras from Sri Goshtipurna (Thirukoshtiyur Nambhigal ) , Goshtipurna was born in 927 CE ( Sarvajit year , Vaikasi  Month in Rohini star constellation ) at a place known as Thirukoshtiyur , so he was also known as Sri Goshtipurna  ( He is considered as Avathara of Pundarika one of the Nithya Asuri

 

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