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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 --- > 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.