Both Viji and Balaji bhagavathar are pious and great bhakthas of Sadguru Sri Gnananandha Swamigal. Sri.Vijayakrishna Bhagavathar and Balaji Bhagavathar are known for their mastery in abhang sankeerthanam. They are great by their deeds,thoughts and appearance. They are simple,great,devoted and Knowlegable.Great people.A brief discourse on Namasankeerthan by Balaji Bhagavathar of Gnanandha Bhajan Mandali, Nanganallur. Both Sri.Vijayakrishna Bhagavathar and Balaji said "All paths being equal, the only and quick way to get closer to the Lord and immediately given is Namasankeerthanam". This kind of Namasankeerthanam, great Bhagavathas like Bodendral Swamigal have done the siddantham and given us this. The procedure as laid out by Marudanallur Sadguru Swamigal did not make any resemblance or to strictly follow Ganesha Dyanams or Ramakrishna Dhyanam pattern. Thodayamangalam followed by 3 Gurus and then Ashtapathi, Tharangini if you follow the kramam, it has been given more importance to the Mahans who wrote them. The importance has not been given to the God upon which this is sung like for example Ashtapathi for Jayadevar, Ramadasa Keerhtanmas for Ramadasar, Tharanginis for Narayana Theerthar. Similarly when putting Pundareekams Gopika Jeevana Smaranam, Janakikantha Smaranam then the respective Guru names pundareekams are being sung, the reason being Guru has been given the prime importance and made as the pradanam for Namasankeerthanam, if there is no Guru there is no Namasankeerthanam. You get the equivalent phalam of having taken a bath in Triveni Sangam Rivers (Ganga, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati River near Allahabad, India) when you sing Rama Krishna Govinda, as this is mentioned in the Narayana Theertha.
Snana, Sandhya, Japa, Homa, Tharpana na Apekshithe. We should not understand this wrongly. It doesn’t mean we should leave all this and do only Namasankeerthanam. All those need to be done in those respective Kala Kattams, but always what needs to be done is Namasankeerthanam. In order that during the other times we should not worry about anything we should keep chanting Namasankeerthanams. Sadguru kripa samudra sanga hethu labhe this is how the Nama was obtained. Its mainly due to love bestowed upon us by the Guru that we get this Nama, so having obtained such a great possession, we should sing this in the presence of the Guru bhagawan, Guru sthalam and on a Guruvaram, krishnam vande jagadgurum, we should sing in the presence of the Jagadguru Lord Krishna sannadhi the lord of all sadguru. All Gurus all say the same thing, don’t keep thinking of wordly affairs, learn to catch hold of the thiruvadi of the Bhagavan. So while chanting having no bedham of Murthy or Guru, Nama alone as the prime entity, the seers and saints have told us to perform Namasankeerthanam. When Draupadi Vastrabharanam was going on, Lord Krishna was playing game of dice and Draupadi was crying desperately for help in the presence of the 5 of her husbands, one who was a epitomy of Dharama, another of Strength, another of valour, another of immense beauty, another who was knower of Dharmasastras and astrology none of these 5 could do anything. Even the great Bhisma, Kripa and Drona whom Draupadi thought were her own relatives could do nothing. It seems during the time of our death, just like the 5 pandavas, all our 5 pancha boothams will let us down our body will let us down, indriyas will let us down, when we understand that this body does not belong to us anymore, our body, relatives, money, house or anything is no longer going to help us and when this understanding dawns upon us at that moment, the Lord only will come down to help us. So Lord Krishna got up and Rukmani asked why, the Lord said that his sister is being ashamed and he has to go and help her. He walked a few steps and then came back to sit down again. Rukmani asked why you have come back again to which the Lord replied Before I could go my nama helped Draupadi already.