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From: Krishnamachari, N (Krish) (nkrish_at_lucent.com)
Date: Mon Nov 09 1998 - 15:13:01 PST
Dear bhAgavatottama-s: I received additional insight from one of our devotees into the term "uttara bhagam" which is used by svAmi deSikan in describing bhagavAn in SrI kAmAsikAshTakam. I am including this below for information. -dAsan krishNamAcAryan ==================== Dear Sriman Krishnamachari, Thanks for sharing an excellent note on Swami Desikan's KamasikAshtakam. The reference to ShrutInAm Uttaram Bhagam has several meanings. One of which you correctly pointed out as the Lord being glorified in the final part of the Vedam. The second interpretation is that Lord who is even beyond the Vedas. Th third interpretation has to do with the salutation "Taapaneeya RahasyAnAm" The Lord is glorified in the Purva and Uttara Taapaneeya Upanishad with the latter containing a wonderful Gayathri Mantram for Bhagavan Nrusimha. Finally, the Taapaneeya Upanishad is the Upanishad pertaining to the Atharvana Vedam. Consequently, the ShrutInAm Uttaram Bhagam can also be interpreted as the Lord glorified in the fourth Vedam (final).