Chapter 25. Dvayam ViLaintha Tirupati
(The Holy Land which gave birth to the Dvayam)
Periya Nambi wished to perform rAmAnujA’s confirmation ceremony, known as Pancha-samskAram, at Kanchi. Whereas rAmAnujA insisted on having it done at MadurAntakam. rAmAnujA’s reasoning prevailed over Nambi’s sentiments. Consequently, Nambi accepted rAmAnujA as his disciple and performed the Pancha-samskAram under a Magizhampoo tree in the MadurAntakam temple complex. This happened on a panchami day (fifth day in a lunar fortnight) in the year 1044 CE. rAmAnujA was 27 years old when he became a confirmed SriVaishNavA.