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Sri Venkateswara Karavalamba Stotram

Date: Fri Sep 20 1996 - 19:21:30 PDT

Dr. Vasudha Narayanan writes:

"A friend of mine has asked me for the words of Sri Venkatesa
Karavalamba stotram and I do not have it."

Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi included this work in one of her outstanding 
series of cassettes dedicated to Sri Annamacharya.  I do not remember 
the number in the series, but it was the volume that also included 
the beautiful rendering of Emperumaanaar's Sri Ranga Gadyam. I hope 
this will help.  If someone does have a copy of the text, however, I 
would be interested in knowing who composed this stotram.

The topic has brought to mind a question, which, perhaps, could be 
answered by some music lovers in our group.  Through my limited 
knowledge of Telugu, and with the aid of my family's translations, I 
have grown to very much enjoy the poetry of Sri Annamacharya.  I am 
almost certain that the learned sage was intending to propogate the 
teachings or our Sampradayam in his works.  However, I have read some 
recently written briefs of Sri Annamacharya's life, and found little, 
if any, written in regard to his connection to SriVaishnavism.  I 
would be interested in getting some details on this.

Daasanu Daasan,