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Re: With my humble namaskaarams...

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Mon Jan 25 1999 - 11:54:46 PST

Dear Sri Krishnaswamy,

I am glad to hear of your recent meeting with Sri Agnihotram Swami.
I also have very great respect for the Swami's learning and
dedication to Vedic anushTAnam.  However, and I am sure the Swami
would not deny this, Sri Agnihotram Swami's views are definitely
not in the mainstream among Sri Vaishnava acharyas; he holds some
beliefs about the Alvars and Sri Ramanuja which are in definite
contradicition with the opinions of other scholars and acharyas of the
tradition, including pUrvAcAryas such as Sri Vedanta Desika, etc.
I am writing this just to point out that Sri Agnihotram Swami himself
would agree that his views differ in many significant ways from most 
other Sri Vaishnava acharyas.  A good conspectus of the differences
is contained in Sri Puttur Krishnaswamy Iyengar's publication
"agnihOthramum vaiNavamum".