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Re: Am Namo Narayanaya

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Sat Jun 27 1998 - 17:31:27 PDT

At 02:28 AM 6/27/98 -0400, Shrikanth, J wrote:
>                                   Sri 
>             Srimate  Lakshminarasimha parabrahmane namaha
>                  Srimate NigamAntha MahAdesikAya Namaha 
>             Srimate  Lakshminarasimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
>         Srivan  Shatagopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      
>My pranams to all,
>    A : By the addition of the syllable 'am'. The pramanam for doing this
>        is the verse 6 above.
>As Sri Injimettu azhagiyasinger (the 42nd peethadipati about whom our
>Chi. Anand Karalapakkam wrote so eloquently) says in his
>Sarabodhini, an excellent commentary of the Srimad Rahasyatrayasaram, 
>Sriman Vedanta Desikar has thought about and answered practically all the
>niggling tiny doubts that we mandabuddhigals get. No wonder his thaniyan
>says "Even one of his many works is enough to make us, those living on
>earth, to rise up to salvation at the feet of the Lord" (.. - Oronru thAne
>amaiyAtho dhAraNiyil vAzhvArkku...) 
>After the above passage, Srimad Desikan goes ahead to discuss how this
>addition of 'am' instead of the pranavam still has the same potency.
>He demonstrates how all the meanings that can be got from the
>ashtakasharam with pranavam can also be got from the ashtaksharam with
>'am'. Again for each claim, there are logical (grammatical) proofs and
>pramanams attached.
>sarvam krishnarpanam astu.
>adiyen shrikanth

Shrikanth has done a good service in quoting this from Rahasyatrayasaram.
Thanks a lot; This post unequivocally puts the pramanam issue to rest.


adiyen Krishna