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Re: Divya Prabandham edition

From: Anand K Karalapakkam (
Date: Thu Jul 23 1998 - 10:36:52 PDT

                                  Sri :
             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha
             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
         Srivan  Shatagopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      

     Dear  bhaktAs,
     Namo NArAyanA . kindly accept adiyen's pranAmams. 
> Another Prabandham edition that is very good but lacks
> taniyan identification, etc., is Kidambi Natteri Vijayaraghavacharya's
> edition.  This publication is printed on better paper in
> bigger type, but is very hard to find in Chennai.
> Mani

   This  edition is compact (single volume & easy to carry)  , hard bound
& good in terms of the splitting up of padams for easy recitation . No
typos,  has very brief info about all AzhvArs in the beginning of the book
, all taniyans are there but without the mention of authors , no mention
of meter/rAgA/tAlam ,  one aDi lines etc are proper as far as adiyen
knows, good readability , has Index , but no info on 108 Divya Desams.

  But , this edition also has brief info on Bhagavad RAmAnujA & SwAmi
Desikan & also Desika Prabandhams - Adaikkala Paththu , aththigiri
mahAtmyam , adhikAra sangraham , prabandasAram followed  by PiLLai
andAdhI. It also has yeal sAthU , vAzhith thirunAmam  of  all AzhvArs &
other selected AchAryAs .

  Copies are available with adiyen's father Sri K.G.Krishnan 11 Hasthigiri
St , West MAmbalam , chennai 600 033 . tel : (044) 4834676.

   Books can also be had from the editor himself : 
   3c, IV main Rd , Vijayanagar , vaLachery , chennai - 600 042.

  Basically , Prabandham classes are run in our house & this edition is
used & liked by many ( like a prescribed text book ) . adiyen also uses
this edition . The cost is only Rs.90/-.

  The other book is that from LIFCO . It is more bulkier than the
previous. padam splittings are not as effecient as the previous one =>
difficult to recite for esp. beginners ( practical experience of many
).But this carries taniyan info & rAga/metre/tALA info .

   Namo NArAyanA
   Anantha PadmanAbha dAsan  
                      Sarvam  Sri KrishnArpanamastu