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Help: Definitions requested for the following terms

From: Krishna Susarla (krishna_at_ticnet.com)
Date: Wed May 06 1998 - 14:43:52 PDT

Hare Krishna! As a newcomer to this list, it has become obvious that a
little fluency in Sanskrit and Tamil would enable one to better appreciate
some of the beautiful devotional postings that are routinely made here.
Therefore, as one who is ignorant of both Sanskrit and Tamil, I request some
kind devotee to please provide some English translations of the following
terms.

pAsuram

Emperumaan

parathvam

sowlabhyam

anubhavam

Embar

bhAgawathAL

ThirumEni

upanyaasam

AzhwAr (Alvaar?)

Also, I would appreciate if someone could help explain the transliteration
scheme used for many of the Tamil words on this list. For example, what is
the difference between "A" and "aa"? What do capital letter signify? What is
"E"? And so on and so forth.

Thanks in advance.

your servant,

-- Krishna Susarla