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RE: Some thoughts... Again. (fwd)

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Date: Thu Jan 07 1999 - 06:11:08 PST

Thanks for your insightful perception of SRIvaishnavism.

> >Among alvars
> >Perialvar and Goda were Sri vaishnavas and so was
> >thondaradipodi alvar.

On what consideration may they be choosen from among the 12?
What about the rest?

Daasan
Rangarajan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ramesh Sarangapani [mailto:sarangap@me.udel.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 1999 6:50 PM
> To: bhakti@lists.best.com
> Subject: Re: Some thoughts... Again. (fwd)
> 
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 17:55:40 PST
> From: Srinath Chakravarty <nallaan@hotmail.com>
> To: sarangap@me.udel.edu
> Subject: Re: Some thoughts... Again.
> 
> Ramesh, would you mind posting this on the Bhakti list as I feel
> this was an enlightening exchange for me?
> 
> Truly
> -Srinath
> 
> 
> >From sarangap@me.udel.edu Tue Jan  5 17:04:03 1999
> >Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 20:03:59 -0500 (EST)
> >From: Ramesh Sarangapani <sarangap@me.udel.edu>
> >To: Srinath Chakravarty <nallaan@hotmail.com>
> >Subject: Re: Some thoughts about the origin of srivaishnavism
> >
> >
> >On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Srinath Chakravarty wrote:
> >
> >> Dear fellow members:
> >> 
> >>        One must however, distinguish between vaishnavism and 
> >> SRIvaishnavism, and also consider the aspect of religion versus 
> >> philosophy while discussing this matter.  Vaishnavism as a 
> religion 
> has 
> >> Vedic origins, and is also enshrined as a tradition in the 
> >> Vishnu-puranas.  Many Hindus from all parts of India and 
> from various 
> >> sects are Vaishnavite by faith, but the distinction of 
> SRIvaishnavaite 
> >> applies only to a particular sect of South Indian Brahmins 
> (referred 
> to 
> >> of course, as iyengar) whose patron saint is Sri. rAmAnujar. 
> >
> >Dear SrinAtH
> >
> >Thanks for your note on the origin of Srivaishnavism.
> >It was informative and well written.
> >
> >From what you wrote, you seem to indicate that although 
> >vaishnavism existed long before Bhasyakarar, "Sri" vaishnavism
> >was started by him. adiyEN is not quite sure if this
> >representation is correct.
> >
> >The appellation SRI derives from the fact that for this
> >group of vaisnavas perAtti is the second in line of acharyas.
> >For all vaishnavas Perumal is the first acharyan (pEthagavadai peran
> >peranma guruvai nindru). However the second in line will
> >vary. For SRI vaishnavas it is thayar (Mahalakshmi), for
> >gaudiya vaishanavas it is the four faced Brahma etc.
> >
> >So we _did_ have SRIvaishnavas even before the time of
> >Sri Ramanujar. Sri Nathamunigal and Sri Alavandar were
> >infact Srivaishnavas (and considered themselves as Sri
> >vaishnavas and not a 'general' vaishnava). Among alvars
> >Perialvar and Goda were Sri vaishnavas and so was
> >thondaradipodi alvar. Bhasyakarar only placed the
> >Sri siddhantam on a firm philosophical footing and
> >did not create this "Sri Vaishnava" sect. Any one
> >who can trace back his Acharya parampara to SRI is
> >a SRI vaishnavan. Such people existed long before
> >Sri Ramanujar.
> >
> >This information is based on my limited knowledge. If
> >adiyEn am wrong, please feel free to correct me.
> >  
> >daasan
> >Ramesh
> >
> >
> >
> 
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