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Re: Kura-narayanar

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 14:05:56 PDT

Dear Sri Cadambi:

Sri KuranArAyanar is a Vadakalai AchAryan
who lived around 1459 CE.

His commentaries on MaaNDUkya Upanishad ,
TaittirIya Upanishad and IsAvAsyOpanishad
are classical commentaries. The other work 
he is known for is SudarsanAshtakam .

The Founding Jeeyar of Ahobila Matam (b1379 CE)
reached MalOlan's Thiruvadi in 1458 CE. KuranArAyaNan's 
time is therefore after AdhivaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar .

The second Jeeyar of Ahobila Matam , HH Sri NaarAyaNa
YathIndhra MahA Desikan ( aasthAna Kaalam : 1473-85)
might have influenced the studies of KuranArAyabNar. 
The second Jeeyar has also written a commentary for
IsAvAsyOpanishad following the lines of Swamy Desikan 
(1268-1369 CE). Swamy Desikan coverd in His commentary
on IsAvAsyOpanishad the doctrines of Tatthva-Hitha-PurushArthams, 
Prapathti , the unity of UpAya and upEya as well as 
the esoteric meanings of the MahA Vaakyam , "Tatthvamasi".

later commentators from the second Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt,
KuranArAyaNar , Upanishad BhAshyakArar, Sri RanganAtha Muni
(Disciple of Taatha Desikan)  based their commentaries on 
Swamy Desikan's commentary.

V.Sadagopan 

  





At 09:21 PM 5/16/01 +0100, you wrote:
>sri:
>
>Dear Bhaktas,
>
>I came across Kuranarayanar's explanation of the upanishads while
>reading "Ramanuja on The upanishads" by Prof.S.S.Raghavchar.
>
>I would like to know more about kuranarayanar, his time and works
>contributed to Sri Sampradayam.
>
>adiyen,
>Malolan
>
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