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What exactly is acharya kainkaryam?

The other day, adiyen was discussing a beautiful story from Ramanujacharya's life history with a few kids in a class. The story was about how Sri Vaduga Nambi lay himself on the hot scorching sand of the river Caveri shore. Vaduga nambi then put Ramanuja's tirumeni on himself so that Ramanuja can be safe as he prostrated in front his own acharya, Tirukoshtiyur nambi. A few days earlier, Tirukoshtiyur nambi hurried to Sri Rangam on the concerns that Ramanujacharya went on a non-stop fasting as there were multiple attempts on his life. The goal of Tirukoshtiyur nambi's visit was to identify a truly trusted and a devoted disciple of Ramanujacharya who can make the prasadam. Luckily, he found one true disciple in Vaduga Nambi, who demonstrated that he did not care for his own discomfort and laid himself online to protect his acharya Ramanuja. As a result, Tirukoshtiyur nambi impressed with Vaduga nambi's devotion to Ramanuja and appointed him to perform all prasadam kai