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Re: More on chanting of Prabandam

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Mon Dec 07 1998 - 09:53:18 PST

Sri T.R. Govindarajan wrote:
> During Dhanur masam (Dec 16, 1998 to Jan 14, 1999), Thiruppalliyezhuchi and 
> Thiruppavai are only chanted. (In Sattumurai, thiruppallandu is
> not recited; last two verses from Adaikkalapathu or Upadesa rathina mAlai can 
> also be chanted). The tamil prabandams of Sri. Desikar and Sri. ManavALa
> MAmunugal can be still recited during this period.

I do not know much about the tradition of anadhayananm
(non-recitation of Divya Prabandham) period, other than what list
members have written and a few notes that I have read. With regard
to recitation of thiruppallaandu paasurams, however, my late
grandfather Sri T.S. Ahobalacharya, in his description of his
"ArAdhana-krama", has written that Sri Uttamur Viraraghavacharya
Swami maintained that there is nothing wrong in saying the the
first two thiruppallaandu paasurams even during anadhyayanam. My
grandfather added that this question needs to be further
clarified.

By the way, there are a few articles in the Archives about this 
issue:

http://www.best.com/~mani/sv/bhakti/archives/nov97/0129.html
http://www.best.com/~mani/sv/bhakti/archives/nov97/0134.html
http://www.best.com/~mani/sv/bhakti/archives/nov97/0135.html
http://www.best.com/~mani/sv/bhakti/archives/nov97/0137.html

I look forward to reading more. I would also like an explanation
as to why this tradition of not reciting Prabandham during this
period originated.

Mani

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> From Dec 19, '98 to Jan 7'99, the entire Prabanda pasurams are
> chanted including Thiruppallandu (being the first verse) in the nalayiram.
> On Jan 8, 1999 Iyarpa is chanted. Between Jan 9 thru Feb 4, 1999, the recitation
> of prabandam is suspended. During the above period, again tamil prabandams of
> Sri. Desikar and Sri. ManavALa mAmunigaL are recited.  From Feb 5, 1999  (Thai-
> Hastam) the recitation of NAlAyira Prabandam is resumed.