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From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Nov 11 1999 - 17:03:55 PST

Dear Sri Mani Varadarajan  : Many thanks for your 
input.Same type of counting approximations go for
Sri Ranganatha PaadhukhA Sahasram ,which has 1008 verses 
instead of the exact count of 1000 . Yet it is named 
a sahasram by Swami Desikan .

>When Sri Sadagopan writes that
>> 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 .
>it should be understood that the "iraamaanusa nooRRandhaadhi",
>while perhaps not in the *count* of the 4000, is treated on an
>equal level.  All Sri Vaishnavas recite the iraamaanusa nooRRandhaadhi
>immediately following the "periya thirumadal", on the last day
>of the adhyayana series.  In addition, during the "an-adhyayana"
>period, just as the paasurams of the Alvars are not recited,
>iraamaanusa nooRRandhaadhi is also not recited.
>So the difference between Desika's and Appillai's traditions are
>merely enumerations, and nothing else. This is the point of Maamunigal.