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Re:Kalai .......

sriram.ranganathan_at_funb.com
Date: Thu Jan 07 1999 - 14:43:29 PST

Dear Bhagavathas,

In response to Sri. Srinivasan's observation regarding Kalai differences,
Sri. Mani wrote :

>Regarding "rAmAnuja dayA pAtram": this sloka is recited by most
>Sri Vaishnavas who have Vedanta Desika in their acharya
>parampara. By the way, the "rAmAnuja" referred to in this
>sloka is not the famous Ramanujacharya who we all know,
>but Atreya Ramanuja (Kidambi Appullaar), the maternal uncle
>and direct acharya of Vedanta Desika.

Saranagati Journal Vol.01.024 11 Oct 1998, states

     >2. ACHARYA VAMSA VRIKSHAM- Part 25 
     >Period I SWAMI DESIKA & HIS TIMES - 5 
     >Anbil Ramaswamy 

     >OTHER INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF SWAMI 
     >TANIANS ON SWAMI DESIKA 
     >(2) Another one was by his disciple Brahma Tantra Swatantra which
says:- " I salute the great Venkata Natha also
     >called Vedanta Acharya and Lion among poets and logicians and who was
well adorned by both Knowledge and
     >discretion and who well deserved the grace of Srimad Ramanuja": 

     >"Sri Ramanuja Daya Patram Gnana Vairaghya Bushanam Srimad Venkata
Natharyam Vande Vedanta Desikam" 

     >Anbil Ramaswamy 

I guess many of us are under the impression "Srimad Ramanuja" referred here
(and the preceding slokas as well) is indeed Sri Ramanujacharya.

Could Sri. Mani / others explain this in more detail and the basis for
concluding that it is indeed Kidambi Apullar and not Sri Ramanujacharya ?


Regards
Sriram