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Our Sampradhayam

TV.Venkat_at_frco.com
Date: Mon Jul 06 1998 - 08:08:14 PDT

     Dear Sri Vaishnavas,

     All the rich tradition and culture, that we are following as Sri
     Vaishnavites now were Sri Ramanujar's Niyamanam (i.e) we are now
     following the guidelines given by Sri Ramanujar for doing the
     Thiruvaaraadhanam, Ghosti and following the Nitya-Anusandhanams.

     However, Sri Vaishnavism is existing even before Sri Ramanujar. In
     those times, no body recognised the Tamizh Divya Prabhandams, or
     during the period, prior to the Azhwars, no prabhandams existed.

     But there certainly would have been a Sampradhayam for the Sri
     Vaishnavites during that period.

     Can anyone in our group who knows about this, enlighten me and all our
     other members as to how our Sri Vaishnavism was practised before
     Ramanujar.

     Is there any reference book available on this.

     Please do throw some light on these.

     Daasan

     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh