vigaahe tIrtha bahulaaM shItalaaM guru santatim.h.
shrInivaasa dayaambhodhi parIvaaha paramparaam.h..2
adiyEn immerses deeply in the overflowing rivulets of AchArya Paramparai linked to the ocean of Dayaa of the Lord; these streams of interlinked AchArya paramaparai originating from the Lord Himself are full of cooling waters to quench our hot samsAric afflictions and they are adorned with many steps to enter into for immersion.
Swamy Desikan states here that he commences the composition of Sri Dayaa Sathakam with the salutation to the AchArya Paramparai to have the blessings of uninterrupted flow. He compares the vast KaruNai of the Lord of ThiruvEnkatam to a huge water shed from which many rivers flow out. The AchArya are like ghats (structures with descending steps) to immerse in the flowing waters of the rivers. If there are no thuRais (ghats), we can not enter safely into the comforting and cool waters of the Lord’s Dayaa. Without the AchArya Paramparai, we can not link up with the Lord’s Dayaa guNam and experience its sukham. The key words of this slOkam are “SrinivAsa DayAmbhOdhi pareevAha ParamparAm(aham) vigAhE”. AchArya Paramparai is compared to the river with many safe ghAts to enterthe dayAaa pravAham of the Lord and experience it. All around Thirumala temple are many sacred theerthams like KOneri, AakAsa Ganga, Swamy PushkaraNi and others, which are cool like the AchAryAs