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From: Tirumanjanam Sundara Rajan (surangam_at_tr.dot.net.in)
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 00:02:48 PST

dear Sri Sagar,

Yr posting of January 16 on Srimad Bhagavatam merited a more instant response
than my delayed one.   You had remarked ~~

> <<I am unaware of a formal SriVaishnava vyAkhyAnam on Srimad bhAgavatham
> (perhaps more erudite members can enlighten us on this). But based on what I
> have learned, would like to suggest that Sri Potana's translation and
> elaboration of the work in Telugu is considered by many scholars to be more
> supportive of the SriVaishnava position.>>

Unless you had yrself discovered or someone had advised  you since, I may
inform you that the 'formal' Sri-vaishNava vyAkhyAnam
(bhAgavata-chandra-chandrika) on Srimad Bhagavatam was written by
Vira-raghavacharya (of vatsa-gotra, and son of Sri-Saila) placed in the 14th
century.

The Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam took up publication of the available
vyAkhyA-s on Bhagavatam, viz.,
(1) bhAvArtha-deepikA of Sridhara Svami;
(2) bhAgavata-chandra-chandrikA of Vira Raghava;
(3) pada-ratnAvalee of Vijaya-dhvaja Tirtha; and
(4) sudhee-sudhA of Radhakrishna.

The texts were edited by Dr pannAla Radhakrishna Sarma, and the first volume
(concluding with First skandham) issued in 1989.   Thereafter, the project was
given up mysteriously.

aDiyEn rAmAnuja-dAsan,
Sundara Rajan @ Srirangam.




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