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Re: Who is Guru Raghavendra Swamy?

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Mar 17 1999 - 04:25:58 PST

>Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 07:14:51
>To: "Krishna Susarla" <>
>From: Sadagopan <>
>Subject: Re: Who is Guru Raghavendra Swamy?
>Dear Sri Krishna Susrala:
>Sri Raghavendra Swamy is one of the doyens 
>of Madhav sampradhAyaa .He is considerd 
>by MadhvAs as an avathAr of PrahlAdhA .
>He was born in the year 1595 and had 
>jeeva samadhi in the year at 1671. His 
>place of samadhi ( brindhAvanam ) is 
>at manthrAlayam in Karnataka . He was
>born in KumbakONam , 6 miles from 
>our village in Tanjore District.
>Mantralayam is a great pilgrim center
>today .His name at birth was VenkatanAthA .
>Swami Desikan's given name was the same .
>Boht are named after the Lord of Thirumalai.
>He was a great MadhvA Schlar , who has 
>written 40 commentaries inthe 
>Madhva SampradhAyam on Rg Vedam , Upanishads ,
>et al. 
>You can get extensive information on
>him and other MadhvAchAryAs at 
> At 02:04 AM 3/17/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>I apologize if this is not relevant here, but I am interested in knowing if
>>anyone is familiar with "Guru Raghavendra Swamy." Who is he, and does he
>>belong to Sri Vaishnava sampradaya? I understand that there are temples
>>devoted to him, but I am under the impression that this is a specific
>>person, not an incarnation of the Lord. Or am I mistaken? I'd appreciate
>>responses by private email, if the topic is judged to not be relevant to the
>>Thanks in advance.
>>Hare Krishna,
>>-- K