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Re: [Vishnu Sahasranama]

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 12:07:56 PDT

Dear BhakthAs: 

At 10:15 PM 5/16/01 IST, you wrote:

>There are many desciples of Sri Ramanujar.
>One such is Sri Prathivadi Bhayankaram Annan.

PrathivAdhi Bhayankaram AnnA , one of the 8 gajams
(8 sishyAs , who were like the 8 elephants defending
th 8 directions ) is not a direct sishyA of AchArya 
RaamAnujA.

Sri PrathivAdhi Bhayankaram ANNA (AnnangarAcchAr )
was a direct disciple of Sri MaNavALa Maamuni .

His dates are 1300-1410. He was also a disciple of 
the son of Swamy Desikan , KumAra Varada Desikan 
( NainicchAr). He composed a tribute to the Life
and works of Swamy Desikan(PrAchAryan) known as "Sapthadhi Rathna-
MaalikA " , which is an exemplary work on bhakthi towards
an AchAryan . His other works are : AbhEdha Khandana ,
a VykhyAnam on Swamy ParAsara Bhattar's Ashta SlOki
covered in the saraNAgathi list and is a master piece on 
elaborating the exquisite and  subtle doctrines (SookshmArthams)
of VisishtAdhvaitham . 

In the devotional side , His Venaktesa Su[rabhAtham ,
SthOthram , Prapatthi and MangaLam are recited even today 
at Thiruppathi in front of Lord VenkatEsA.He composed them at
the request of his aachAryan , Sri MaNavALa Maamuni.
The meanings of these four slOkams are covered in 
the home pages for the Lord of ThiruvEnkatam by
Sri Haresh Balasubramanyan . 

V.Sadagopan 


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