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From: Anand Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Fri May 28 1999 - 17:06:57 PDT

SrI:
SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
SrI Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrIvaNN-
SatakOpa SrI nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESikAya namaha

 Dear devotees,
 namO nArAyaNA.


 Sri Sadagopan wrote :

> Devi Bhagavtham is a huge book and covers a lot of
> ground including incidents referred to in the other purAnams.
> It glorifies DEvi (Sri LalithA ParamEsvari in
> Her many forms ) as the Supreme deity .
>
> Sri VaishNavAs are not very familar with it and
> do not make use of it as a source grantham for their needs.
>

 adiyEn would like to just add here that though the
 SriVaishnavAs have no concerns about what has
 been explained in dEvi bhAgavatham, SriVaishnava AchAryas
 are certainly _very much familiar_ with it. Personally,
 adiyEn knows Sri U.Ve. KarunAkaran swAmi, who has good
 knowledge about dEvi bhAgavatham. Its entirely a different
 issue as to whether the descriptions in that book are
 in accordance with vEdAs. Its thus obvious as to why 
 SriVaishnavAs don't make use of it for their needs.

 adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
 ananthapadmanAbha dAsan
 krishNArpaNam