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Re: Sri Venkateswara Karavalamba Stotram

From: Vidyasankar Sundaresan (
Date: Sat Sep 21 1996 - 00:04:08 PDT

On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, MR MOHAN R SAGAR wrote:

> 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 

The Tirupati Devasthanam recently sponsored a research project on
Annamacharya by one Dr. Chandrasekhar of Mysore. This book was reviewd by
Pappu Venugopala Rao in the magazine Sruti, published from Madras. From
what I remember of the review, the author has analyzed Annamacharya's
compositions with respect to Sri Vaishnava philosophy. 

The publication details are:  

Chandrasekhara, H. L.
 Shri Annamacharya, a philosophical study : nature of reality and the
 individual self according to Annamacharya / H.L. Chandrasekhara.  1st ed.
   Mysore : Vidyashankara Prakashana, 1990.

Another publication on Annamacharya is: 

Ramakrsnaravu, Adapa, 1927-
 Annamacharya / Adapa Ramakrishna Rao.  New Delhi : Sahitya Akademi, 1989.
     Series title:  Makers of Indian literature.

Of course, there are many other kinds of books which have notations of
Annamacharya's kirtanas. 

S. Vidyasankar