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A clarification needed

From: Prof.T.A.S.Vijayaraghavan (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 21:49:01 PDT

srimathE ramaanujaaya nama:
srimath varavaramunayE nama:
srimath ananthaarya maHaaguravE nama:

Dear List members,

Recently I was reading a book "Visishtadvaita-The unique philosophy of
Srivaishnavism-Concepts at a Glance" wriitten by Sri.A.Lakshminarasimhan
published by RASIBHAM Trust, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004. Foreword has been
given by Prof.M.N.Narasimhachary, Head of the Department, Department of
Vaishnavism,University of Madras, Chennai. I stumbled upon one paragraph in
the book given under the Chapter 11.Disciples of Ramanuja in Page no.43 in
point no. 7. I am reproducing the paragraph here:

" Ananthazhvan-one of the simhasanathipathis. Ramanuja asked him to look
after the temple garden at Tirumala. ( Ananthazhvan's son was Pundarika
Somayaji. His son was Ananta Suri, who married Thotharamba and to them was
born Venkatanatha, i.e. Sri Desika.)"

When I read this I was confused if the author got the names Ananta Suri
mixed up. Is the above lineage true? Is there any authoritative source to
believe this? I am submitting this before the learned scholars of this list
basically to get this point cleared and to point out the mistake , if it is
a mistake to the author. I request the members from Chennai to get this
point cleared from the author or from Prof.Narasimhachary , Dept. of
Vaishnavism,  Univ. of Madras.

I hope I haven't hurt anybody's feelings by posting this here.

madhurakavi dhaasan

T.A.S.Vijayaraghavan, XLRI, Jamshedpur

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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