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Re: Digest Number 157 - Thirumangai Alvar

From: Jai Simman s/o R. Rangasamy (
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 06:48:33 PDT

Hare Krishna !!!!!

I must thank His Grace Mani Varadarajan for very wonderfully explaining the
position of an Acharya's pastimes. I raised this question to get a better
picture of the Alvar's pastimes. I had earlier known of his robbing and
using the golden Buddha's gold to erect the temple at Arangam. But I too did
not come across any murdering incidents.

The tendency is that there are some Tamilian elements who for their own
selfish reasons fault the Alvars and Nayanmars for the countless deaths of
Jains and Buddhists in Southern India following the revival of the bhakti
movement. I expected a clear and powerful defense of the Alvar which I could
forward to the poster of the original mail I had sent to this forum and I
have gotten it now. I have already written to that list which featured the
initial mail and explained the situation. Mani Prabhu's mail is very strong
ammunition to combat erroneous opinions.

Thank you once again for such a good reply.

Hari bol !

Your servant,
Harijana kinkaran,
R. Jai Simman

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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