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Sri Kooratthzhwan Janma Nakshatram

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Fri Feb 09 1996 - 04:45:53 PST

Dear Memebrs of the Prapatti Group:
On this Yuva Year, Makara Month , Krishna Paksha
Panchami, Hastha Nakshatram day, Let us pay our 
tribute to the one , Who gave his hastham to us thru
his composition of the Pancha Stavas . That is 
Srivatsankamisra or Kuresa known in Tamil as 
Kooratthzhwan.  His dates are 1010-1116 AD. It 
is amazing how many of our Acharyas lived the full 
Veda Prayam in those days . Perhaps ,their Aacharam ,
Anushtaanam and Acharya Bhakthi were the reasons
for that remarkable phenomenon .

He was born in Kuram, a village close to Kanchi .He 
assisted his Acharya Sri Ramanuja(1017-1137AD) 
in writing Sri Bhashyam. Besides that remarkable 
service to Visishtaadvaitam, he blessed us with five
devotional lyrics known as " Atimaanushastavam, 
Varadarajastavam, Vaikuntastavam, SRISTAVAM, 
and the Sundarabahustavam". There are other works
attributed to him and Sri Vedantha Desikan quotes from
them.Those works are extinct now.His son was the 
Great Parasara Bhattar, who commented on Sri Vishnu
Sahasra Namam and wrote Ashtasloki, Srigunaratna Kosa,
Srirangarajastava and the commentary on few verses of 
Thirunedumthaandakam. Thus Kuresa is a vital link in the  
chain of Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja Siddhantham.

Tonight, I will compose with Kuresa"s blessing
 the companion posting focussing 
on the SRI STAVAM OF KURESA and 
relate it to the Catusloki of Alawandaar and the many  
tributes to Sri Devi by others that followed Kuresa including 
his precocious son Parasara Bhattar. Almost all  of them 
including Swami Desikan have focussed on Sri Ranganayaki 
as their source of Inspiration to bless us with their tributes 
to SRI DEVI .
LET ME CONCLUDE THIS MORNING'S POSTING WITH THE TANIYAN FOR 
KURESA,OUR BELOVED ACHARYA , WHO DEFIED A KING 
AND STOOD HIS GROUND for SRI VAISHNAVAM :

SRIVATSACIHNAMISREBHYO NAMA UKTIM-ADIMAHE
YADUKTAYASTRAYEEKANTHE YAANTI MANGALASUTRATAM 
 
  Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari sadagopan