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From: B. Narasimhan (naaranan_at_md3.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sun May 02 1999 - 16:43:11 PDT
Dear devotees, Due to some problem in our phone line we were not able be continue the postings on Sri Manavala Mamunighal. By Emberuman's mercy the problems are corrected now and we wish to continue with the last 3 posts on Acharya Manavala Mamunighal. Alaghia Manavala Mamunighal(Part 6) (article by Sri V.V.Ramanujam, published in Sri Panchajanya magazine) Two poems the Yathiraja Vimsathi and Devaraja Ucangalam, the latter in praise of the Lord at Kanchi are beautiful compositions in Sanskrit. The Jeeyar has writtena small book on Bhagavata Ardhanakramam - instructions for the daily puja for the Lord. He prepared a bibliography of authorities cited inthe Eadu commentary - not a mean task at a time when there were neither printed books nor organised libraries and one had oneself tobe a walking library to undertake such a monumental task. In fact, itis a unique feature of the commentaries of Manavalamamunigal that whenedver a previous Acharya is cited, the proper reference is always given as also a brief explanation of the passage quoted. This indicates not only the vastness and depth of his learning but also his truthfulness in acknowledging others' views. Many scholars extoled the Jeeyar as Visadavakshikhamani for his inimitable style - neither too brief nor dilatory- always clear, unambiguous and tothe point, all this beaaring witness to his cholarship, analytical thinking, deep understanding and facility of expression .