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Re: Dispute about the God at Tirumala
Date: Sat Sep 01 2001 - 01:52:05 PDT

Sri U Ve T A Krishnamachariar swami of Tirupati, has written book by 
name "Thiruvenkata malai varalAtru mAlai" with regards to this issue. 
It is an excellent reference book published by TTD and all the 
younger generation of srivaishnava should have a copy of the same in 
order to understand the pains taken by Sri Ramnujar in establishing 
the deity at Tirumala.

AzhwAr EmperumAnAr jEyar thiruvadigalE saranam

adiyen srivaishnava dasan 
--- In bhakti-list@y..., "D Bala Sundaram" <dbsundaram@h...> wrote:
> We are aware of the dispute raised about the God at Tirumala and 
the role played by Swami Ramanuja in establishing it as the archa of 
Sriman Narayana. I am intrigued about this dispute.
> The Tamil kappiyam Silappathikaram mentions  Tirumala as a temple 
of Thirumal. There are copius references to the temple in Nalayira 
Divya Prabhandam. Surely those who raised the dispute shoud be aware 
of these references during Swami Ramanuja's time. Are there any 
references in other literature to the contrary?
> Is the claim of those who dispute rests only on the iconograhic 
> I am also intrigued by another remark attributed to famous Tamil 
scholar Mahavidwan Tirisirapuram Meenakshisundaram Pillai who also 
claimed that the god at Tirumala was Sri Subramanya. This remark is 
in the biography of Sri U Ve Swaminatha Iyer, "En Charitram". I am 
sure that Sri Pillai was aware of the references in Silappathikaram 
and Prabandham.
> Can the scholars in the group comment?
> adiyen Ramanuja dasan
> D Bala sundaram
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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