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Re:rAmAnujar and the gopuram episode

From: Anand Karalapakkam (
Date: Tue Dec 15 1998 - 11:41:50 PST

SrImatE SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmanE namaha
namO nArAyaNA.

Forwarded is the concluding post by Sri Dileepan on this
gopuram episode of emperumAnAr.

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
ananthapadmanAbha dAsan
Dear Mani:

To bring closure to this discussion adiyEn would like to highlight the
of agreements:

Mani Varadarajan wrote:

I agree with Dileepan's summary that the facts do not admit of
Ramanuja having climbed the temple tower (gopuram).

> Did Sri Ramanuja give out rahasya manthras/mantharthas
> to everyone?

I agree that Ramanuja did not give out the rahasya mantras
in this episode. No ancient biography mentions that he did.

The only point of disagreement is to how many people did Ramanuja teach
manthrArthas.  This is not a major point as there is no major
except for demonstrated interest, on this as far as what adiyEn

Thank you Mani for a good discussion.

-- adiyEn