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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_CompuServe.COM)
Date: Sat Feb 22 1997 - 06:17:05 PST
Dear Sri Sudarshan : I think I have come across this slokam in Prapanna PArijAtham , where NadAthur AmmAL quotes it as a part of commentary on Lakshmi Tantram. I have referred to it in my article on ThirukkaNNamangai ThaayAr , Sri Abhishekavalli in an artcle on that divya desam and the krithi of Mutthuswami Deekshithar composed for that Lord in the apoorva Raagam Vamsavathi, a Janya raagam of the Mela Kartha , Viswambhari . The krithi starts with the pallavi : " Bhakthavatsalam Abhishekavalliyutham BajEham Nityam ". As usual , I can not find that article written some ten years ago . This KshEtram is known as KrishNa Mangala KshEtram and the ThaayAr is worshipped there as the one , who received the Abhishekam from the Ashta digh GajAs prior to choosing the Lord in her svayamvaram at the side of the milky ocean, when the Lord emerged from His engagement of churning that ocean for nectar and attained Her as the supreme nectar(PeNNamudhu). If my memory serves me right , this beautiful verse is not by Acharya RamAnujA and is about Maha Lakshmi in general and not about PerundEvi ThAyAr.This verse to the best of my recollection is from VishNu PurANam. I will not be surprised , if my memory is faulty. V.Sadagopan ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: M K Sudarshan, INTERNET:firstname.lastname@example.org TO: OM, INTERNET:BHAKTI@LISTS.BEST.COM DATE: 2/22/97 4:53 AM RE: query Sender: email@example.com Received: from lists1.best.com (lists1.best.com [18.104.22.168]) by hil-img-6.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id EAA22227; Sat, 22 Feb 1997 04:38:05 -0500 Received: (from daemon@localhost) by lists1.best.com (8.8.5/8.7.3) id BAA25501 for firstname.lastname@example.org; Sat, 22 Feb 1997 01:22:05 -0800 (PST) Message-Id: <199702220922.BAA25501@lists1.best.com> From: M K Sudarshan <email@example.com> Subject: query Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 12:21:08 +0300 BestServHost: lists.best.com MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Errors-To: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org "AkAratraya sampannAm aravinda nIvAsInIm I asEshajagadIshatrIm vandE varadavallabhAm II" I casually across the above sonorous verse last night while reading something else. It is a sterling example of SriRamanUja's devotional poetry. I know the verse is in praise of "perundevi-thayyar" of Kanchi. What I don't know (or can't recall) is the name of the hymn and its true import! Can someone on the list help ? sudarshan.