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Re: Sri. Sadagopan

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 16:22:19 PST


Dear Sri Srinath,

It is very TRUE! Sri Sadagopan's posts have inspired me to a great extent, 
when I joined bhakti list in 97. Since then, it has always been in the 
ascending order of quality and content. He is "vaRRadha jeeva nadhi..".

Just an info. When adiyEn was mentioning to adiyEn's AchAryan, Srimad 
Poundareekapuram ANdavan during last vacation, about the home pages and Sri 
Anbil mama's inputs for Swamy Desika and Sri Ramanuja page, Sri Murali's 
posts on Sri Padhuka sahasram for Padhuka sahasram page, and the excellent 
commentary of Sri Sadagopan on Padhuka sahasram, along with Sri Uttamoor 
Swamy's commentary and that of Sri Thirukkudnathai Andavan's, etc.., Swamy 
immediately said "Sri Sadagopan... Oppiliappan Koil Sadagopan thaanE... 
gettikaaran... ".

I was pleasantly surprised at Sri Sadagopan's popularity (or fame?) even 
among Yathis. (though he is a sishya of Ahobila Mutt, other AchAryas too are 
aware of him, like Sri Anbil Ramaswamy is known by almost all Srivaishnava 
Vidhwans and Yathis.)

So, these two great stalwarts of bhakti list, are NOT only known by Vidwans 
and Yathis, are also easily accessible even by "selamilla siRiyOn, siRiya 
jnAnathhan" like adiyEn. adiyEn takes graet liberty in asking any thing from 

May Sriya" Pathi bless these two for amny more years of BhUlOka vaasam, so 
that we are benefitted (selfish, as usual!)


Narayana Narayana

----Original Message Follows----
Subject: Sri. Sadagopan
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 12:19:25 -0600 (CST)

Dear members:

Sri. Sadagopan's recently posted translations of Sri venkatesha prapatti,
stotram and maNgaLam, alongwith his explanations and translations for
thiruppallANdu and nAlAyiyra thaniyangaL are very useful and revealing.

As a matter of fact, such acknowledgements are long overdue.  The soulabhyam
and proficiency with with Sri. Sadagopan has been translating both Sanskrit
as well as Tamil compositions into English during the last two years for the
bhakti and malolan lists is extremely awe-inspiring.

That SrivaishNavas in this part of the world have amongst them, a scholar
of Sri. Sadagopan's calibre is simply too good to be true.  And just as we
have the soubhAgyam to benefit from the riches of his knowledge, so we had
the durbhAgyam of not having him in our midst during the thiruvadhyayana
sEvai last December in NJ.

I personally have learnt several things just by "speed reading" through
Sri. Sadagopan's translations during the last year and half.  All I can
offer in return, is this message of gratitude.  May perumAL's anugraham
always be with Sri. Sadagopan and may we all continue to benefit from his
numerous writings.

-Srinath Chakravarty

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