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Re: Origin of Venkatesh

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani)
Date: Wed Oct 25 1995 - 11:09:32 PDT

K. Sreekrishna writes:
* could you please tell exact name and time of your ancestor who
* composed V.Suprabhatam? 

Sri Prativaadi Bhayankaram Anna (c. 15th-16th centuries) composed 
the Venkatesa Suprabhatam, Prapatti, and Mangalam.  
He was one of the 8 chief students of Sri Manavaala Mamunigal,
but he also learnt Sribhashya from Brahmatantra Svatantra
Jiyar, the main student of Sri Vedanta Desika.

Sri P.B. Anna is the ancestor of Kanchi P.B. Annangarachariar,
a great acharya of modern times who has published many 
granthas of the sampradaya.

Mani

P.S. There is a reference to "saumya-jaamaatr muni" at the
end of one of the Venkatesa stotrams. That is a reference to
Sri Manavaala Mamunigal.