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Swamy Desikan-20 - ThUppul maNdapam kaimkaryam appeal-concluding part

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 05:13:06 PST

SrImathe Ramanujaya namah:
SrImathe Nigamantha mahadesikaya namah:

SrImAn venkatanAthAryaH kavitArkika kesarI |
vedAntAcArya-varyome sannidhattAm sadA hRdi ||

May the glorious Sri Venkatanatha, the greatest of teachers of Vedanta, and 
the lion among poets and debaters, reside forever in my heart.

Dearest Srivaishnavas,

I am continuing on my appeal and posts on Swamy Desikan and appeal for 
Thuppul maNdapam kaimkaryam. URL:

It is my humble request to please contribute your mite towards this 
kaimkaryam, as remembering Acharyan, and talking alone will not suffice.

Vedantha Desika was the brightest star in the firmament of VisishtAdvaita 
next only to Sri Ramanujacharya. Initial exposure to Vedas, Divya 
Prabandhams, and SaasthrAs provided him with an independent and 
individualistic insight into the secrets of the world of knowledge. Hence, 
his knowledge was encyclopedic. His knowledge offered him modesty, which is 
rare commodity among scholars. In him, there was a synthesis of moral 
fervour and spiritual insight. He was a saint to the core and detachment, 
the like of which is hard to notice among others

He was a poet, philosopher, scrupulous in the performance of his duties and 
upholder of the righteous cause. He was imbued with the sense of 
responsibility to uphold the concepts, which SrI Ramanujacharya preached. He 
adopted almost all possible ways of writing to achieve this purpose. No 
writer among the followers of Ramanuja fought for the right place for 
AhzwArs, as much as Swamy Desikan. His compositions in pure Tamil and in 
maNipravALam and their graded classifications from the simple to the complex 
bear ample testimony to this.

With all these achievements and attainments, which no single scholar could 
ever dream of possessing, he has an embodiment of humility, he shunned pelf, 
repute, gain and adoration and was ever a devout devotee of a Srivaishnava, 
not slighting anyone. His son SrI Kumara Varadachrya observes: yak khyAthi 
laabhapUjAsu vimukO vaishnavO janE krayaNIyadasaam praaptah:

His appeal to the Lord of Srirangam, that he should be allowed to live 
amidst those who are mutually well-disposed. “paraspara hithashiNAm 
parisarEshu mAm varthaya:”. An indefatigable crusader for Vaishnavism like 
the AchArya Swamy Desikan is quite needed in the present day. Let us pray to 
the Lord for fulfillment of this prayer of ours.

On this Greatest AchAryasaarvabhouman, isn’t it right and most appropriate 
for us to pay our humble samarpaNams to Swamy Desikan by contributing our 
mite towards the construction of ThUppul maNdapam for Swamy Desikan? LET US 


Please donate according to your shakthi. The money can be sent to "Thuppul 
Trust" and the address is:

Thuppul Trust
Old No.20, New No.24, Thiruvengadam Street
West Mambalam, Chennai-600033, India
Phone No: 91-44-4741559 / 91-44-3715771

Please contact Sri. V.K. Sudharshan at or Sri Lakshmi N 
Srinivasa (He can collect and send it as single amount 
in USA).

The address:

Lakshminarasimhan Srinivasa
3 Old Towne Road, #212
Ayer, MA-01432

For those in the South East Asia, please contact me at . Please pass on this kaimkaryam to as many people 
as possible in order to complete the same.

kavi-tArkika-simhAya kalyANa-guNa-SAline |
Srimate venkateSAya vedAntagurave namaH ||

Salutations to Sri Venkatesa, in whom all perfection resides, who is the 
teacher of Vedanta and the lion among poets and debaters!

Swamy Desikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Narayana Narayana
NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan

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