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Re: Sri Ramanujacharya's Nava RathnangaL

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Apr 08 1998 - 05:39:24 PDT

Dear Sri MadhavakkaNNan :

Two days back , I sent a personal 
note in response to the query of the new 
member . I hope he received it .
I had one paragraph level descrption of
the Nava rathnagaL . I did not cvopy the 
general membership .Perhaps " Thaiyar " can
copy my note to him to the list .

Regarding Sri GithA Bhaashyam , I have 
put together extensive notes on it in 
English in the context of Swami Desikan's 
GeethArtha Sangrham . Swamy Desikan's
work is the elaboration of AlavandAr's terse summary .
Sri RamAnujA's commentary on Gita 
again elaborates ALavandAr's sangraham . 
I released my postings in Bhakthi
list and I do not have ready reference to
the dates of those postings .I have the 
manuscript still with me .


At 11:10 PM 4/7/98 PDT, you wrote:
>Dearest Sisters and Brothers,
>Couple of days back, there was a query from a new member of the Bhakti 
>Group regarding the works of Sri RamanujAchArya (with a brief 
>description in one to two sentences) . There are nine works of our 
>dearest AchAryA. (nava rathnangaL)
>1.  Sri Bhashyam- The commentary on Brahma sUthrA that establishes 
>Vishishtadvaitic Siddhaantham. 
>2.  Vedantha saarA- 
>3.  Vedantha DeepA- 
>4.  Vedantha sangraham- These three provide shorter and intermediate 
>versions of the commentary on Brahma sUthram.
>The above three provide the most authoritative texts for us to 
>comprehend the glory of Bhagavadh Ramanuja Siddhaantham.
>5.  GitA bhashyam- Self explanatory. (Can someone please mention if 
>there is any English translation of RamanujA's gItA Bhashyam in the 
>lines of Vishitadvaitic Siddhaantham?)
>6.  SharanAgathy Gadhyam - Prose type composition on his ultimate 
>surrender to Lord through Periya Piraatti Sri MahA Lakshmi's 
>recommendation and assurance and the Lord's reply. 
>7.  Sri Rnga Gadhyam- Prose type composition on his disqualification and 
>Sri Ranganathan's most auspicious attributes 
>8.  Sri Vaikunta Gadhyam- The jIvan's travel to Sri vaikuntam and the 
>beautiful narration of the Parama Padham and its Nathan. 
>9.  Nityam- The Nitya karma anushtaanangaL, a sri vaishnavan shall 
>perform daily.
>Dear sisters and Brothers, please correct me any errors/mistakes in the 
>above else it will mislead people (including me)
>Thanjam adaindha nam RamanujanE thanjam
>NarayaNa dAsan Madhavakkannan
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