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RE: SrI vishNu sahasranAmam - sloka 16.

From: Krishnamachari, N. (krish_at_ihmail1.ih.lucent.com)
Date: Mon Nov 10 1997 - 16:05:52 PST

Dear Sri Parthasarathy Ranganathan:

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.  In response to your note
below, other than Sri Parasara Bhattar's attempt at grouping the nAma-s
in a logical sequence, which I have been mentioning as I am going
through the slokas, I do not know of any other commentator trying to
look for a thread of connectivity in the names.  For instance, the first
122 nAma-s are interpreted by Sri Bhattar as describing the paravAsudeva
form of the Lord, up to nAma 146 address the vyuha form, and then the
description of the vibhava form etc.  Beyond this, I have not found an
explanation of stringing together the names on a slokam-by-slokam basis.
I am sending your mail to the general distribution list so that some of
the other members can share their thoughts on this.  I will keep your
comments in mind, and will share anything I find out in the future.

I sincerely appreciate your very valuable comments.

P.S.: I would like to request SrimAns Sadagopan, Sundararajan, Anbil
Ramaswamy, and others to shed light on the following question from Sri
Parthasarathy Ranganathan.

With Best Regards,

-dAsam kr*shNamAchAryan

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> From: 	parthas@rice.edu[SMTP:parthas@rice.edu]
> Sent: 	Saturday, November 08, 1997 12:22 PM
> To: 	Krishnamachari, N.
> Cc: 	parthas@rice.edu
> Subject: 	Re: SrI vishNu sahasranAmam - sloka 16.
> 
> Dear Sri. Krishnamachari,
> 
> Thanks for your posting on sloka 16. I had some more feedback that I
> thought you might be interested in.
> 
> I had a question. In all these slokas, you explain the meaning of
> the individual names, but I am sure that there is a reason why these
> individual names are tied in together in this particular slokam (for
> example, in many cases, the same name occurs in different slokas and
> means
> different things). For instance, what does sloka 16 convey other than
> just
> a collection of names?  Do you think there is an overall theme behind
> each
> sloka? Could you shed more light on this?
> 
> Regards,
> 			-- Partha
> 
> Krishnamachari, N. said:
> > 
> > 			SrI vishNu sahasranAmam - sloka 16.
> > 
> > 	brAjishNur bhojanam bhoktA sahishNur jagadAdijah          |
> > 	 anagho vijayo jetA viSvayonih punarvasuh
> > ||
> > .
> 
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