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From: Malolan Cadambi (mcadambi_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 23:45:44 PDT

SrI:
srimathe ramAnujAya namaha

Dear Sri Jai Simman Avl,

Wodeyavar's life is well documented primarily by the following three
compositions :

1. iRamanusa NUthandadhi (which is a part of the arulicheyalkals - 4000
Divya Prabandham)
2. Yathiraja Sapthathi of Sarva Tantra Swatantrar Swami Desikan
3.Yathiraja Vimshathi of ramyajAmAtaram munim Swami Vara Vara Muni (Manavala
Mamunigal)

All of the above+below can be found on the WWW at
http://sriramanujar.tripod.com
Mp3(audio) recording of iRamanusa NUthandadhi can be found at
http://www.radioramanuja.com or http://www.srivaishnava.20m.com
You can also check out http://www.prapatti.com


Apart from this, the following works are the best reference:

REFERENCES:

(1) "Acharya Vamsa Vriksha Chart" issued by Desika Darsana Sabha, New Delhi
and released by Sri Uttamur Swami Centenary Celebration Committee (AVV)

(2) "Srirangam Srimad Andavan of Poundarikapuram Asramam Tanians" compiled
by Kampavayal Vangipuram Sri J. Raghavachariar and released by Sri
Paravakkottai Srimad Andavan, Sri Gopal Desika Maha Desikan (PPT)

(3) " Sri Vaishnava Acharya Parampara"- A special manuscript in the
handwriting of Sri Paravakkotai Srimad Andavan, Sri Dopala Desika Maha
Desikan- containing details from Prathama Acharya to Tirutturaippoondi
Ramanuja Maha Desikan of Poundarika puram Asramam. (PPM)

(4) "Veda Malar"- Souvenir issued during the Centenary Celebration of
Vennatrankarai Srimad Andavan, Sri Srinivasa Maha Desikan- containing
details from Swami Vedanta Desikan to Paravakkottai Swami (VM)

(5) " Aniyarangan Tirumutrathu Adiyargal" published by Sri Visishtadvaita
Research Center, Madras, 1993 (ATA)

(6) " Sri Ranganatha Paduka"- March 1993 issue containing details from
Srimad Vazhuttur Andavan to Prakritam Srimushnam Swami of Periyasramam (SRP)

(7) " Guide to Srivaishnavas" by Srirangam Siromani M.S.Rajagopalachariar
and published by Sri Visishtadvaita Pracharini Sabha, Madras. (MSR)

(8) " Peeps into Mysticism" by D. Ramaswamy Iyengar and published by Sri
Visishtadvaita Pracharini Sabha, Madras,1986(DR)

(9) " Golden lives of the East" by Sri V.R.Srinivasa Iyengar published by P.
Venkateswara & CO, Madras.(GLE)

(10) " Vaishnava Vinaa Vidai" by Karappankadu Venkatachariar Swami and
published by Tamilnadu Deiveega Peravai, Madras18, 1970.(VVV)

(11) "Sri Vaishnavam" by Sri V.N.Gopala Desikan published by Tiruppavai
Committee, Kumbakonam,1994 (SVG)

(12) "A dialogue on Hinduism" by Sri V.N.Gopala Desikan published by Sri
Visihtadvaita Research Center, Madras,1990 (DH-G)

(13) " Vaishnavism- A Concise study" by Sri M.K.Srinivasan, President,
Vedanta Desika Research Center, Madras and published by Hari Vilas
Charities, Madras,1995 (MKS)

(14) "Acharya Vaibava Manjari" by Puttur Sri S. Krishnaswami Iyengar,
Editor, Sri Vaishnava Sudarsanam, Trichy (AVM)

(15) " Vinodha Rasa Manjari"- monthly (VRM)

(16) " Tenkalai Guru Parampara"- 1880 Edition- (TKP)

(17) " Vadakalai Guru Parampara" - 1880 Edition -(VKP)

(18) " Prapannamritam"- An old Edition (PRA)

(19) " Visishtadvaita Catechism" - An old Edition (VAC)

(20) "Srivaishnavam" published by Anuragam Publishers, Madras (SAN)

(21) "Srivaishnavam" by R. Ramaswamy Ramanuja Dasar, published. by Alwargal
Amuda Nilayam, Madras.1994 (S-AAA)

(22) " Visishtadvaitam"-do- (V-AAA)

(23) " Pirkaala Vaishnavam" by M. Radhakrishna Pillai. Published by Alliance
& CO1987(PVA)

(24) "Life of Alwars"- An old Edition (LOA)

(25) "Life of Ramanujaachaarya" by Govindacharlu- An old Edition (LOR)

(26) "Ramanujacharya's Divya Charitai"- An old Edition (RDC)

(27) "Palanadai Vilakkam"- An old Edition (PLV)

(28) "Periya Tirumudi Adaivu"- An old Edition (PTA)

(29)" Hari Samaya Deepam"- An old Edition (HSD)

(30) "Divya Suri Charitham"- An old Edition (DSC)

(31) "Vaarthaa Maalai"- An old Edition (VAR)

(32) "Alwargal Kaala Aaraaichi"- by Dr. M.Rajamanickanaar(AKA)


Adiyen Ramanuja Daasan,

Malolan Cadambi



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