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Re: No:1 Divya Desam ?

From: Anand K Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 18 1998 - 20:52:33 PDT

                                  Sri :
             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha
             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
         Srivan  Shatakopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      

     Dear  Sri Sriram,
     namo nArAyaNA . pranAmams. 

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Balaraman M Sriram wrote:

> Dear Vaishnavas,
> 
> Our perumal has 64 divine qualities and none of them diminish
> in any of the Divya Desams.So is his Daya (mercy). Therefore all 
> arguments based on qualities/mercy cannot be taken into account. 

  Sriman NArAyaNA has _infinite_ kalyAna gunAs & cannot be limited
  to some number like 64. Even one among those infinite gunAs cannot
  be comprehended properly by a baddha jIvAtmA. Ennumeration of some of
  His gunAs is for our bhagavad anubhavam only .

> 
> Alzwar kulle endha Alzwar osathi ? 
> (Among Alzwars who is the highest/Best ?)

> How do we determine who is the highest devotee ?
> 
> 1.By the number of thier works ?
> 2.By thier individual literary achievements ?
> 3.By thier devotion to Perumal ?
> 
> I would take the 3 option in this determination.
> 
> This Brings the point to the RAsa or Bhava in which each Alzwar 
> served/(associated with)  the  Lord.Of the RAsa's highest is the 
> mAdhurya Rasa, 
> therefore my humble opinion  is all Divya Desams graced with songs from 
> the 
> Alzwar who served the Lord in  the highest Bhava, all deserve number one 
> status 
> and subsequent gradations.
> 
> My vote is for Sri Andal.

  Well Well :-) . There are many hardcore fans of kaliyan (thirumangai
  AzhwAr) in this list who would respond that their kaliyan also has sung
  many pAsurams in nAyakA-nAyakI bhAvA (mAdhurya rasA) as "parakAla
  nAyakI".

  NammAzhwAr is well known for his exhibition of this superior
  nAyakA-nAyaki bhavA as "parAnkusa nAyaki".

   namo nArAyaNA
   adiyEn
   anantha PadmanAbha dAsan  
                      sarvam  sri KrishnArpanamastu