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Re: MAY THE ADYAYANA BEGIN

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Sun Apr 21 1996 - 06:59:39 PDT

On 20 Apr 96 20:17:04 EDT Sri. Kesava Prasad said:
>Goddesses of knowledge and our Acharyas. Let us pray:


    Lord of knowledge is Sriman Narayana.  It is through
    His power that Sarasvathi is worshipped by many as
    the Goddess of knowledge.  Please consider Swami
    Sri Desikar's Sri Hayagreeva Sthothram, verse 7:

      .... dhEvi SarOjaaSan^a dharmapathn^ee ...
         ..........   spuranthi sarvE thava sakthi lEsai:


           (O! Lord Sri Hayagreeva, it is but a spec of
            Your power that is refelected in gods such as
            the consort of the one seated in Lotus flower
            i.e. wife of Brahma, Sarasvathi)


    Therefore vidyaarmbam must begin with a prayer to
    Lord Sri Hayagreeva, preceded by obeisance to our
    Acharyaas, starting perhaps with the author of the
    book Sri Gopala Desikan going all the way to Sriapthi.




>			Special thanks are due to Sri Parthasarathi Dileepan for
>this noble effort. It is my belief that he is going to post the various
>chapters
>of his book at the rate of one chapter a week. We can perhaps use the time
    ^^^^^^^^


    It is my book only in as much as I have a copy or two
    of it in my possession :-).  To be sure that there is no
    misunderstanding, the author of the book is Sri. V.N.
    Gopala Desikan and published by Sri Visishtadvaitha
    Reasearch Centre.


-- pd