Mahan Shri.Appaya Dikshita was born at Adayapalam, a village near Vellore,7 Kilometers from Arni,Tamilnadu. He has written over 150 books / Stothras, including "Swarnamani Deepika" . He was conferred with Swarnabhisshekam, by the then Vellore King Shri. Chinna Bomma Nayakkar. Various great personalities are / were the descendants of Shri. Appaya Dikshita, including eminent Shri. Nilakanta Dikshita of Palamadai,Minister to Thrumalai Nayyakar of Madurai,who was the Grandson of Shri. Appaya Dikshta's brother, Shri. Achhan Dikshita. Swami Sivanada Maharaj, of Pattamadai is also the descendant of the Dikshita family.Various other well known eminent personalities include, Late Shri. Judge Viswanatha Iyer, Sir. C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, Mannargudi Raju Satrigal and others.
There is a great history about Shri. Appaya Dikshidar & Shri. Nilakanta Dikshidar and many researchers like Dr. Jagadeesan of Maduari have done extensive studies especially on the works of the Dikshitas. The Trust headed by Justice V.Ratnam with Shri. Krishnamurthy of Kayes Constructions, Maduarai & V.Subramanian as Secretry have constructed a temple for Shri.Appaya Dikshita within the campus of Lord Kalakanteswarar , a temple built by Shri.Appaya Dikshita, was consecrcated on 14-10-2000 at Adayapalm.
The Kumbabhishekam was done in the presence of Kanchi Acharyal. Shri. Jayendra Saraswati, who was also presented with "The Appaya Dikshita Family Tree " compiled with infromations provided by various personalities like Late Shri. Ramesan- IAS, Shri. P.M.Ramachandran of Palamadi,Shri. Krishnamurthy, Shri.P.N.G.Subramaniyam, Mrs.Savithri Iyer, and of course by my late Father. Shri. P.S.Krishnaswamy, alias Ambi Anna of Pattamadai.
There is another trust operating at Palamadai for Shri. Nilakanta Dikshita,(Shri.P.S.Krishnan, Retd.Sr.Br.Manager - LIC, Palamadai- 627359 can be contacted).It would be a welcome decision for all the descendants of Shri. Dikshitas' family to provide information either to the trusts' or to me , giving the details of individuals in the family ( both living & dead ), Date of Birth , DOD, Profession, Education, Gothram etc., to the Trusts' or to me, which information can then be updated in the Family Tree. Even the female members of the family ( both daughters & Daughter-in-Laws) details shall be provided, which details about females are always missing in any family trees, without whom the tree would not have grown.
The present Family Tree contains around 3600 individuals, and many more links to be clarified, added, for which the informations provided by the individaul descendants will help a longway. Recent or photos taken at various occasions of individual can be forwarded to me , and after scanning and adding to the Family Tree can be returned. It is hereby requested to one and all of the descendants to either contact The Trusts or me for further details.