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Date: Mon Sep 20 1999 - 22:10:21 PDT
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: While I appreciate Sri.Vijayaragavan's concern for amiability between Both kalais of our sampradayam, I wish to point out some of his observations, which seems to me to be very wild and would result in Affecting our very sampradayam. I am a Tenkali Srivaishnava by practice and as per my Acharya lineage, I have great reverence for Vadakalai sampradayam not just because part of my family members are followers of Vadakalai but also due to the fact that I learned some Swami Vedanthacharys?s Works and always pray him while thinking of my Acharya paramparai as one of my the acharyas. (this is the true position of most of the tenkalais who respect Swami Desikan as an Acharya who saved our samopradayam in crucial time from Advaitis and other people. (Remember Satadhusini episode, srirangam koil episode etc..) in many of our Tenkali temples Sri Desikan sanndathi is existing Swami adoring Tenkali thirunamam. We should attempt to know the history of the events before passing any judgements. Sri.Vijaya Ragavan was advocating that we should start practicing sathumarai of both kalais in every temple and only such temples deserve any donation. This is a very serious issue and any judgements on above lines are highly debatable. May be we are passing judgements because we are materially comfortable and Ernest and Old people come to us for donations for any kaimkaryams back at home. At first let me say that we are not any great people to make any amendments in the Nitya kramam of any temple. It is better to leave the Nitya kamams as it is and focus on building personal relationships among Srivaishnavas irresectivce of kalai differences and teach our children to respect all Sri vaishnava Elders. We should remember that Sri Emberumarar had more than 60 important acharyas and as the sampradaym had toflourish only thorough the Acharya lineage, there bound to be differences in the Nitya krama practices from one lineage to other. How many are we going to change? As a person who had dwelled in divyadesams many years, sometimes I feel that it is better for one to feel about their own sampradayams . at least it makes them to come forward and do kaimkaryams . In their later part of their life such young ones will get maturity and understand the real perspective of Kimkaryam. Donating only to those temples where dual sathumarai is followed is not tenable. The tamil word (ISAI) means that there is some level of congruence in recital. (isainthu) I suggest some one to listen to those temples where both sathumrai is recited. I am sure that it would not be a good recital. I have witnessed it in places like Melkote , Bangalore etc.. One would immediately decide that either one should be practiced so that it could be a good recital. If such is the feeling of our mundane ear, think of Emperuman who is witnessing all this daily. How badly He would feel. There are really many Srivaishnava temples which needs not just money and also physical work, time etc, people like us should not see which sampradayam is followed and who is raising funds and insist them to change their methodology of worship for donation. In the light of our Emberumanar, we should protect those temples only on the lines of sastras and sampradaysms which are followed since ages. Dasan K.M.Narayanan ---------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.