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Re: question on Mannargudi

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Oct 04 1998 - 15:32:01 PDT

Dear Sri Elayavalli :
My materanl grandfather hails from 
PerugavazhundhAn , a village very close
to Mannargudi. I do not know how far 
this village is from the five graamams .

Regarding the three sthothrams  
that you refered to , none of them 
to the best of my knowledge belong to
Sri MaNavALa Maamuni.

Sri Gopala Vimsathi is the sthothram of 
Swami Desikan and it was composed at 
Thiruvahindrapuram in salutation of
the Sri Rajagopalan there . The Lord 
at Mannargudi is Known as Sri Vidya Rajagopalan
at his divya desam ( DakshiNa Dwarakai ).
Sri Mutthuswami Dikshithar's excellent 
Krithi ,Sri Rajagopalam in Saveri
has a lot of sthala purANam covered in it .
The MohanaavathAra alankaaram of 
Sri Vidya Rajagopalan is beautiful 
and the teppOthsavam there is known
in olden times for the great Nathasvara
Kutcheris by celebrated Vidvans from '
villages of Cauvery delta .Some of the raagams 
played there like Hamsa Bramari are not 
in vogue anymore .Some of the villages that 
Sriman Sudarshan wrote about recently had 
Nathasvara and Tavil Vidvans , who 
participated in Mannargudi Uthsavams .

Sri Sengamalavalli ThAyAr sametha 
Sri Rajagopala SwaminE Nama:


At 11:14 AM 10/4/98 PDT, you wrote:
>Dear Members,
>I have one more question regarding Mannargudi Temple.
>I was reading the puraana of this temple by one 
>Sri M. Rajagopalan, who has indicated that Sri Manavaala
>Maamunigal composed three stotras on Sri Vidya Rajagopalan,
>the Lord of Mannargudi. They are (1) Gopala Vimsadhi, 
>(2) Kamala Stotram and (3) Rajagopala Mangalam.
>I was under the impression that Swami Desikar had 
>composed Gopala Vimsadhi. Can some one clarify this?
>If Sri MM had also compsed (another ??) Gopala Vimsadi, I 
>wouldlike to get a copy of that stotra as well as other two 
>mentioned above. I do not seem to have them listed among 
>any of the publications on Sri MM (in my collection).
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