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Re: Melkote Ramapriyan

From: Malolan Cadambi (
Date: Wed Dec 13 2000 - 20:33:19 PST

Dear Sri Mani,

>He concluded that it was simply a
>historical anachronism,

How is the above conclusion supported when Bibi nAchiyAr (the muslim ruler's
daughter) is present right between the thiruvadi of thirunArAyanar?

You may wish to refer to 'Melukote Through the Ages' - Published by Academy of
Sanskrit Research,Melukote.

Thanks and Best Regards,



Mani Varadarajan wrote:

> Kasturi Varadarajan writes:
> >   The problem is that there seems to be no muslim king at delhi
> > before 1190, whereas Ramanuja is supposed to have lived from
> > 1017--1137. Secondly, assuming that Ramapriya was in delhi/north
> > because he was taken there by some muslim raid of Melkote, we
> > seem to have another problem: the earliest muslim raids of
> > Karnataka happen much later (Malik kafur?).
> Dear Kasturi,
> This is indeed an intriguing question. The late scholar
> Sri M.R. Sampatkumaran wrote a short paper on this subject,
> which was published in the inaugural issue of "Sri Ramanuja
> Vani" in 1978 or so.  He concluded that it was simply a
> historical anachronism, and that the Sri Vaishnavas of
> the 14th century must have read their conflict with the Muslims
> into their recollection of Sri Ramanuja's life.
> I'll find the paper and supply the relevant excerpt tomorrow.
> Mani
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