Nara's Ancestory

Venkataraman and Madhuram family
Venkataraman and Madhuram family
Venkataraman [13 December 1907 -13 June 1980]
Madhuram [1 May 1919 -12 September 2005]


  1. Jillu alias Soundaram - Amrithkumar
  2. Mathrubutham - Uma
  3. Anandi - Mohan
  4. Narayanan - Geeta
  5. Sowmy alias Meenakshi - Ramachandran
Grand Children:
  1. Jyothi - Rajagopal
  2. Nilesh - Aparna
  3. Pradip - Rashmi
  4. Prashanth
  5. Aarti - Aravind
  6. Karthik - Rupali
  7. Raghav
  8. Aswin - Lavanya
  9. Akshaiy
Great Grand Children:
  1. Advaith
  2. Aaryan
  3. Hari

Pithru Vargam

Father: Trichy Venkataraman [13 December 1907 -13 June 1980]
Teacher at St. Josephs, Trichy (1925 – 1966); Spent 63 years in Trichy

My father studied and worked at St. Josephs Trichy for 41 years as teacher. 1966-68 as relief teacher after retirement. When he was 60 and he was retired, myself, my elder brother and my two sisters were all studying. My father lived with no insurance plan, and no land property. Eldest sister was only earning as a teacher. Even after retirement, he used to teach and earn. In our culture, people are not evaluated for what they own but how they earned it and use it. The culture that my father inculcated in me, simple and content life is the best. Working at Catholic school and still keeping his tradition and views, “We are good in our own way, others are also good too, so live your life with others”.


Note: * - name repeated again, so their children will not be repeated; F(father's) M(mother's) - when name is not known; Starting with Great Great Grand Parent on the right, children of couples are given on next right column
Great Great Grand ParentGreat Grand ParentGrand ParentParentSiblings/Cousins
Tiruvallur Ramachandran-SeethaSavithri...
LakshmiRangoon Sringari (Ramachandran?)..
Subbammbal (Subadra)(Kamakshi-Chandran)?.
Krishnamoorthy (Sringari?)..
RukminiRajee-Subramanian* Nil *
RadhaRadha-SeetharamanSethuraman (step son)
VTP Chandran-Kamakshi
VTP Chandran*-Alangaram
KrishnaswamyKamakshi*-VTP Chandran*Usha-Vittal, Kannan, Hema
Padma-Tushar ?2 sons, 1 daughter
Shantha-Margabandhu2 children?
F-M of KamakshiKamakshi*...
F-M of NarayanaswamyNarayanaswamy-MadhuramAsanambal*..
SundaramRamamoorthyeye doctor Mahalingam3 sons, Meenakshi-Sivaramakrishnan
collector KrishnamoorthyKalyanamAmbulu, Ramakrishnan, Muthulaxmi, Viji
Alamelu3 sons.
sister of Narayanaswamydoctor Jegaththraksha atthan..
doctor Ramamoorthy..
Narayanaswamy-Mahalaxmi (2nd wife)BalakrishnanNarayanan-Meera.
doctor AnandaramanBabu-YogamKamala, Lalitha-Anand, Geeta-Sundar, Radha, Jaikumar-Srikala
Anandaraman Savithri-lederle Krishnaswamy.
F-M of MadhuramMadhuram* (Komal family)...
1st brother of MadhuramManian..
postmaster Padmanabhan..
Dharmambal-sanskirit reader Gangadharan..
Annam-Komal swaminathan..
2nd brother of MadhuramKittu..
Thirupparaithurai sister..

Mathru Vargam

Mother: Madhuram [1 May 1919 -12 September 2005]

அம்மாவின் பொன்மொழிகள்

  1. சொன்னாலும் புரியாது - தனக்காகவும் தெரியாது - The person does not know. It is fine, but does not want to learn or listen to others who know also. Most difficult category of people to deal with
  2. வேலை கிடைக்கும் படிப்பு - வேலை கிடைக்காத படிப்பு - One has to consider employability before planning for higher education. Alternatively it can mean, some education are for liveli hood and some are for knowledge/personal satisfaction
  3. உபயோகமான படிப்பு - உபயோகமில்லாத படிப்பு - Some help family and community with their knowledge. Some other's knowledge are not useful for others or community. They misuse their capability, and create problems for every one.
  4. Out of 100 qualities, 99 is excellent. One is really horrible, leading to total useless ness
  5. Route படிப்பு - Proper education by attending classes and training. Other one is through shortcuts


Note: * - name repeated again, so their children will not be repeated; F(father's) M(mother's) - when name is not known; Starting with Great Great Grand Parent on the right, children of couples are given on next right column
Great Great Grand ParentGreat Grand ParentGrand ParentParentSiblings/Cousins
Mahaganapathi -MahalaxmiSivachidambaram - MangalambalMriththinjiyamKaveri.
Krishnamurthy-NarayaniRajamani, Pattabiraman, Sai, Seenu, Kumar?
Subramaniam ?.
Vanchi Subramanian - MeenakshiSivachidambaram-ChellammalLalithambal-Venkataraman
BrahmavidyaGirija + 3???.
Vaalambal* Nil *.
Seetha JanakiRamamoorthy.
Bangalore VedamVaidheeswaran, NZ Banu
F-M of MangalambalMangalambal*...
F-M of Ganapathikaptamangalam Ganapathi-Muthulaxmi muthammaMeenakshi*..
Nethram sanskirit scholar Gopi.
F-M of Muthulaxmi muthammaMuthulaxmi muthamma*...

We are Tamil Iyers and Smarthas, who are followers of the Advaita philosophy propounded by Adi Shankara. Tamil Iyer-Iyengar culture is very much influenced and integrated with other Tamils. They speak Tamil (although it is interspersed with Sanskrit words) and revere Sangam classics and divine works of Alwars and Nayanmars. They follow festivals like pongal and Tamil new year.

Vadama a sub-sect of the Iyer community, meaning "Northerners" or Tamil term 'Vadakku'. A significant proportion of the Vadama community converted to Vaishnavism, and are thus believed to have given rise to the Vadagalai Iyengar community (muthina vadaman vaishnavan). There is also a "migratory view", that Vadamas are from Gujarat/Kashmir, migrated after the age of the Gupta Emperors as indicated by the legend of the sage Agastya and Tolkappiyar.
Vadadesa Vadama (Vadamas of the northern country) is one type. Prominent persons are: Ramanujacharya of Sriperumbudur, C. P. Ramaswami Iyer - Dewan of Travancore, Syama Sastri of Carnatic Music, Gopalakrishna Bharathi, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Appayya Dikshitar and nephew Neelakanta Deekshitar legendary scholars of Advaita philosophy, Swami Sivananda of Divine Life Society. Scholars and craftsmen were invited by Chola kings to "chola regions". Vadamas of the Chola country are known as Choladesa Vadama.

Lineage and Native Places

Parents: Trichy Venkataraman - Madhuram
Paternal Grand Parents: Trichy Ramaswamy-Asanambal
Paternal Great Grand Parents: Kanchi Subramanian-Kamakshi & Komal Narayanaswamy-Madhuram
Nithruva Kashyapa Gothram Tiruvallur Ramachandran-Seetha (mullu thatha)

Maternal Grand Parents: Srivanchiyam Subramanian - Meenakshi
Maternal Great Grand Parents: Srivanchiyam Sivachidambaram - Mangalambal & Kappanamangalam Ganapathi-Muthulaxmi muthamma
Srivatsa Gothram (Thirumalairayanpattinam?) Mahaganapathi -Mahalaxmi (mullu thatha)


Trichy or Tiruchirappalli, on the banks of the River Kaveri is known for its educational institutions, industries, and temples. The most famous landmark of Tiruchirappalli is the Rock Fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city. Tiruchi itself has a long history dating back to the centuries before the Christian era when it was a Chola citadel. During the first millennium AD, it changed hands between the Pallavas and Pandyas many times before being taken by the Cholas in the 10th century AD. When the Chola Empire finally declined, Tiruchi passed into the hands of the Vijayanagar kings of Hampi and the city and its fort, as they stand today, were built by the Nayaks of Madurai.
Srirangam, is an island. The presiding deity Lord Ranganathar "Nam-Perumal" (our Lord in Tamil), "Azhagiya Manavalan" (The beautiful groom in Tamil), while His divine wife Ranganayaki is affectionately called "Thayar" (Holy Mother). The complex also houses shrines of dozens of forms of Lord Vishnu. Thiruvanaikaval or Thiruvanaikoil is known for Jambukeswarar Temple.

For more Information on Trichy

Tiruvallur - Kanchipuram

Tiruvallur is located on the banks of Cooum river about 46 km from downtown Chennai (Madras) and situated on the Chennai–Tirupati trunk road. The city is known for the Veera Raghavar temple. A Siva temple near this shrine which is popular among the locals. There is also a 40-foot (12 m) tall Viswaroopa Panchamukha Hanuman temple, where the murti is made of a single green granite stone. Poondi reservoir is about 9 km from Tiruvallur.

Kancheepuram is an ancient celebrated place of pilgrimage, popularly known as Kanchi. Kanchi is situated about 74 kilometers from Chennai, is a city of temples. Some of the most important temples in Kancheepuram are for Sri Kamakshi Ambal, Sri Ekambaranatha, Sri Varadaraja, Sri Kailasanathar, Sri Vaikunta Perumal, Ulakalantha Perumal, etc. Kanchi has been a center of literary pursuits and advanced learning. Inscriptions at Kanchi point to the existence of Ghatikastan during Pallava regime. Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham has established a Deemed University - Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Viswa Mahavidyalaya at Kancheepuram with an International Library.

Thiruvanchiyam - Nagapattinam - Komal etc

Thiruvanchiyam or Srivanchiyam is a village located in Tiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu, and is best known for its Vanchinadha Swamy temple. The nearest town being Nannilam, which is 5 kilometres away.
திருவாஞ்சியம் தமிழ்நாட்டின் திருவாரூர் மாவட்டத்தில் அமைந்துள்ள ஒரு அழகிய கிராமம். இவ்வூரில் திருவாஞ்சிநாத சுவாமி திருக்கோயில் அமைந்துள்ளது. திருவாஞ்சியத்தில் யம தீர்த்தம் மற்றும் குப்த கங்கை ஆகியவை கோவில் தீர்த்தங்களாக உள்ளது. இந்த இடத்தில் பித்ரு தர்ப்பணம் செய்தால், அது புறப்பட்ட ஆத்மாக்களுக்கு இரட்சிப்பைக் கொடுக்கும்.
ஸ்ரீவாஞ்சிநாத சுவாமி திருக்கோயில் கிராமத்தின் நடுப்பகுதியில் அமைந்துள்ளது. சக்தியின் பெயர் மங்கலநாயகி என்பதாகும். இக் கோயிலில் யமனிற்கு தனிச் சன்னிதி உள்ளது. காசிக்கு சமமாக கருதப்படும் ஆறு சிவன் கோயில்கள்: திருவையாறு, திருவிடைமருதூர், மயிலாடுதுறை, சாயாவனம். (பூம்புகார் அருகில் உள்ளது), திருவெண்காடு, திருவாஞ்சியம்.

Nagapattinam known for Chudamani Vihara constructed by Lankan/Javanese kings with the help of Chola kingdom. Nagapttinam is a base for heritage and historic points like Nagore, Velankanni, Sikkal, Kodiyakkarai, Vedaranyam, Mannargudi and Tharangambadi. There are urn burials in and around the city from the Sangam period indicating some level of human habitation. The early works of Tevaram by the 7th-century poets Appar and Tirugnanasambandar mention the town had fortified walls, busy road building and a busy port. Thirumangai Azhwar, the 9th century vaishnavite saint poet, is believed to have stolen the golden Buddha statue to fund the Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam. Kayarohanaswami temple and Soundararaja Perumal Temple are the most prominent temples in the town. Kayarohanaswami Temple dedicated to Shiva believed to portray different dance styles and Neelayadakshi, the consort of Kayarohanaswami. Nagapattinam is base to some of the prominent Hindu temples like Sikkal Singaravelan Temple, Vedaranyeswarar Temple at Vedaranyam, Ettukudi Murugan Temple and Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple.
Nagore Durgah, of the saint Hajrath Shahul Hamid, is one of the major landmarks of the town. Velankanni 10 km from Nagapattinam is known for the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.

Komal is a Village near Mayiladuthurai, karaikal or Nagapattinam of Tamil Nadu State (Pin 609805). Known for Sri Kirubakubareshwarar Kovil (ஶ்ரீ கிருபாகூபரேஸ்வரர் கோவில்)

Kappanamangalam is a village in the Kudavasal taluk of Tiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu, India

Thirumalairayanpattinam ancient port near Karaikal, is believed to be named after the king who ruled during ancient days and also the river named out of that king name Tirumalarajanar River. Deities from as many temples in and around Karaikal are brought in ceremonial processions to the seashore for a symbolic immersion ceremony on full moon day of the Tamil month Masi. Sowriraja Perumal of Thirukannapuram village married a fishermen community woman and the fishermen take charge of the deity till the festival is completed.

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