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Re: Tirukulathor and ANthanNar
Date: Wed Aug 08 2001 - 10:39:34 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Dear Mani, Bala

Sri.Mani has pointed out an interesting anecdote on Priya Nambi(Also
called as Prankusa Dasar) He was born in 997-98 AD and
was one of the five Acharyas  of Sri Ramanuja.

Swami Desikan Salutes him in Yahiraja Sapthathi for  saving our
Sampradayam by intiating Swami  Emberumanar to Sri Vasihanva fold by
intiating Pancha Samskarams to him.

Before his death, Sri.Maraner Nambi , one of the disciples of Swami
Alanvadar requested Periya Nambi that his funeral rites should not be
carried out by his non Vaishnava relatives and he should take
responsibility for doing them.

 Sri Priya Nambi, had great respects to Sri Maraner Nambi and  performed
funeral rites to him . Many Brahmins questioned this action and  Sri
Periya nambi was ignored in all the temple activities.

While this was on, one day ,Sri Ramanuja asked Nambi in private what made
him to do Brahma Meda to Sri Maraner Nambi, Nambi said that,

1. King Yudishtra performed rites to a lowly born Vidura
2. Sri Rama performed rites to Jadayu.

And he (Peria Nambi) was neither bigger than Sri Rama or King Yudishtra
nor Marener nambi was any way lower to Jadayu or Vidura.
Maraner nambi was in fact one of the learned sishyas of Swami Alavandar
and he is all right doing these rites. Nambi was in fact epitome of

A similar sentiment is echoed in Sri Vachana Bhushanam. It is said that
Bhagavata Abhacharam(Sins towards Bhagavatas) are many. Out of them the
most deadlier sin is differentiating one Sri Vasihan to other according to
their birth.

Sri Prankusa Dasa Nama:
KM Narayanan

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