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Re: Requesting info About Ghostipuram

From: Ram Anbil (
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 20:24:50 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
The Saptadhi Mahotsava Malar of Sri Gopala desika Maha Desikan narrates a 
similar incident with reference to Madhurantakam Swami. While working at 
Musiri in his Poorvasramam, our Swami used to visit Srirangam frequently and 
and every time he would go to the Tirumaaligai of Madurantakam Swami for 
paying his obeisance. Madurantakam Swami used to do "Prathivandanam" to 
Asmad Acharyan saying that he would lose the "Paraspara Sesha - Seshi 
bhavam" if he did not do the "Prathivandanam to such an Anushtaatha.

Our Swami once requested "Madurantakam Swami to initiate him in 
"Vaiswadevam" saying that he had had no occasion to learn it. Madurantakam 
Swami initiated him as desired. This made him the Acharya to our Swami and 
so he could not do "Prathivandanam" any more!.

It seems Madurantakam Swami remarked "Your request for Mantropadesam of 
Vaiswadevam was just a pretext to stop me from doing Prathivandanam. But, 
please do not strain yourself by too much of Dandavat Pranaamams in future"
This incident has been chronicled in "Sri Ranga Sri" Vol.1/Issue 16 dated 
11th January 2001.
Anbil Ramaswamy

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