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Re: Sri Shodasayudha Sthothram

From: Malolan Cadambi (mcadambi_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 22:17:14 PST

Dear Sri Anand,

>It is said that Swami Sri Desikan wrote Sri Shodasayudha Sthothram
>to cure the people of Thirupputkuzhi of an epidemic. 

I had the same doubt about a few months. Sri U.Ve.Sadagopan mama clarified the same for me.

Although the purpose of composing Sri Shodasayudha Sthotram and Sri Sudarshanaashtakam is popularly accepeted from the itihiyam point , the main purpose seems to me be that, Swami Desikan composed the two Sthotrams as a prayer to Sriman Naarayana in the form of Sudarshanar for sucess in composition of Para Matha Bhangam.

8 slokas of Sudarshanaashtakam+16 slokas of Shodashayuddha sthotram = 24 chapters of Para Matha Bhangam

Has swami desikan mentioned the phalam of the slokams in the phalashruthi slokam(s) in Sri Sudarshanaashtakam and Sri Shodashayuddha Sthotram?

adiyen ramanuja daasan,

Malolan Cadambi
"Jayatu Jayatu DevO Devakin NandanOyam"



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