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Re: UpadEsa Rathna Maalai: Part10(AvathAra Sthalams of AzhwArs:30-33)

From: Anand Karalapakkam (
Date: Thu Nov 11 1999 - 06:35:42 PST

SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
SrI Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrIvaN-
SatakOpa SrI nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESIkAya namaha

 Dear SrI Sadagopan,
 namO nArAyaNA.

 You wrote : 

It appears that in the time of MM , there was a controversy
about including RaamAnuja NooranthAdhi in the count of
Four Thousand.Responding to this dilemma , MM's disciple,
AppiLLai came up with a count of 4000 without
the inclusion of AmudhanAr's prabhandham . MM however
ruled that the centum devoted to his dear AchArya
RaamAnujA should be part of the 4000 count and
followed the adhyayana niyamam for this prabhandham
in line with the practise for the other Prabhandhams .
 As far as adiyEn's knowledge goes, thennAchArya 
 sampradAyam counts the 4000 pAsurams, without the
 inclusion of SrI amudhanAr's "rAmAnuja nootrandAdi".
 But, adiyEn knows for sure that the vadagalai-AchArya 
 sampradAyam counts the 4000 pAsurams with its inclusion.

 adiyEn requests for clarification in this issue, with
 respect to the count recognized by thennAchArya sampradAyam.
 thanks in advance.

 adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan 
 ananthapadmanAbha dAsan