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Re: Sat Sanga in Iowa

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Thu Dec 17 1998 - 10:09:32 PST

Anand wrote:
> Subra RAMAKRISHNAN wrote:

> > due to my taste for Hari bhakti.  Myself and my wife are pursuing under
> > the guidance of Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal who comes in the Sri
> >  Vaishnava Guru parampara.

>    adiyEn didn't understand this part. Sri Krishna Premi is not a Sri
> Vaishnava   AchAryA ie. doesn't come under Sri Vaishnava guruparamparA /
> rAmAnuja
>    siddhAntam, though he has given lot of lectures on Sri Vaishnavam.

According to my Divya Prabandham teacher, who hails from
Srirangam and who knows Sri Krishna Premi personally, Sri Krishna Premi
is a descendant of Periyavaaccaan Pillai.  But I have heard 
conflicting reports about his affiliation, so I cannot be sure.
At any rate, he is highly respected among Sri Vaishnavas, even
the orthodox, and he is admired for spreading the message of
Sri Ramanuja among the masses. It is true, however, that he 
is not regarded as a traditional acharya in the same vein as
our maThadhIpatis and acharya purushas who administer the
Sri Vaishnava sacraments. Perhaps Sri Subra Ramakrishnan is
studying in an informal manner under him?

Mani