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Prativadi Bhayankaram

From: Srimahavishnu Vinjamuri (s.vinjamuri_at_mailcity.com)
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 01:07:33 PDT

Srimate Ramanujaya Namah.
Srimad Venkata Lakshmana Yativaraya Namah.

Dear Bhagavatottamas,

namaskarams.

The title "PrativAdi BhayankarArya" is given by Manavala Mamunigal to a great Srivaishnava scholar of SrIvatsa gOtram, who became his disciple. since then, he is known PB aNNan or vAdibhIkara mahAguNa muni in sanskrit. This title was given when SrI PB Annan defeated an advaitic scholar called nrusimha miSra.
It is believed that his ThiruvArAdhana PerumAL rukmiNI satyabhAmA samEta bAlagOpalan was also gifted by Periya Jeeyar at the same time.

Once Manavala Mamnuigal asks Sri PB annan, when the latter enters the former's goshtI, "Oh PrativAdibhaynakarar has come?!". Then Annan replies,
"I am Bhayankaran only for PrativAdIs (opponents). In a Srivaishnava Sabha, I am their servants' servant". SrI Jeeyar was very happy with this reply and gives another title to aNNan "SrIvaishnava dAsan". Since then, all his followers are known as "Srivaishnava dAsan"s just like Thirumalai anandANpiLLai descendants are known as "madhurakavi dAsan"s. 

Sri PB annan wrote Venaktesa Suprabhatam, Sri Rama MangalASAsanam, and bAla gOpAla mangaLASAsanam. in all his mangaLASAsana works, SrI aNNan has a mangaLa SlOka for Manavala Mamunigal.

His descendants and disciples are spread throughout India and are doing a lot of Bhagavat-Bhagavata-Acharya kainkaryam.

Dasanudasan
Vishnu





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