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Re: No No !! Number One Divya dEsam - Srirangam
Date: Fri Aug 21 1998 - 14:04:15 PDT

On Date:    8/21/98 3:42 PM

Sri Muralidhar wrote:

If Swami Desikan (an Avataram of Lord Srinivasa) had not safely
transported the idol of Ranganatha to Satyamangalam, there would be
nothing left of our Sampradayam in Srirangam to talk about. This service
alone  confers the number one spot to Tiruvenkatan


Agreed, So we can very well say that Lord SrinivAsan came down in human
form as Swami Desikan to serve Arangan. Also note that it was not
actually Swami Desikan alone who brought Arangan to Satyamangalam.
Pillai Lokacharyar was also involved in this. Actually he played a major
role in transporting Arangan to Satyamangalam. Account for this, once
again, can be found in the story 'Thiruvarangan Ula'. Actually Swami
Desikan was associated with the Arangan Oorvalam, that left Srirangam in
fear of the Muslim invaders, only for a brief period of time.


Furthermore, as followers of Sri Ramanujacharya we are required
to follow his five commandments. Let us see what his first
commandment is:

Read the Sri Bhashyam.

Let us see where this was delivered and where it received the
title Sri Bhashyam

Answer: Tiruvenkatan again.

     Agreed. While he may have delivered the Sri BhAshyam in front of
     ThiruvEngadamudaiyAn, note that his most prolific work of all, the
     "Gadyatrayam" was delivered in front of Arangan and RanganAyaki on the
     most auspicious day of Panguni Utthiram. Also note that RAmAnujar made
     his SaraNAgathi to Arangan thro' his SaraNAgathi Gadyam in the

     If one can claim credit to Thirumalai on the basis of NammAzhwAr's
     SaraNAgathi, why not Srirangam on the basis of RAmAnujar's

     So I can still say that all these points out to Srirangam again as the
     number one divya dEsam.

     adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan

     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh