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Desika

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Sri Vedanta
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Desikan (Swami Desika, Swami Vedanta
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Desika, Thoopul Nigamaantha Desikan) (1268–1369)[1] was a Sri Vaishnava guru/philosopher and one of the most brilliant stalwarts of Sri Vaishnavism
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in the post- Ramanuja
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period. He was a poet, devotee, philosopher and master-teacher (desikan). He was the disciple of Kidambi Appullar, also known as Aathreya Ramanujachariar, who himself was of a master-disciple lineage that began with Ramanuja.[2] Swami Vedanta
Vedanta
Desika is considered to be avatar (incarnation) of the divine bell of Venkateswara
Venkateswara
of Tirumalai by the Vadakalai
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sect of Sri Vaishavites.

Contents

1 Salutation 2 Vazhi Thirunamam 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

Salutation[edit] In Sri Vaishnavism, a Thanian is a laudatory dedication in verse composed about an acharya by another acharya who is the subject's pupil and someone whom the subject greatly admired.[citation needed] The Thanian of Desika is:

"rAmAnuja-dayA-pAtraM j~nAna-vairAgya-bhUShaNaM shrImad-venkaTa-nAthAryaM vande vedAntadeshikaM "

This Thanian was composed by brahmatantraswatantra jeeyar of Parakala Mutt on the day of star of Hastham, the star of Varadharaja Perumal of Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram
in the Tamil month of Avani. It is recited before starting Divya Prabandham[3][better source needed] — the works of Alwars
Alwars
– by Vadakalayars. It translates as "I salute the great Venkata Natha also called Vedanta
Vedanta
Acharya
Acharya
and Lion among poets and logicians and who was well adorned by both Knowledge and discretion and who well deserved the grace of Athreya Ramanujar who also had the same name."[citation needed] Vazhi Thirunamam[edit] Vazhi Thirunamam is a set of salutary verses chanted in temples to mark the closure of the day's Divya Prabandha
Divya Prabandha
chanting. They are intended to ensure that these temples and the practices as established by the acharyas and desikans will be followed for ever.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ College, F.X.C.P.C.T.B. (2001). Hindu God, Christian God : How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries between Religions: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries between Religions. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-19-803169-7. Retrieved February 18, 2018.  ^ Iyyangar, V.R. (1981). Venkatesa and Vedanta
Vedanta
Desika Dayasatakam: With Meaning and Commentary by V. Rangaswamy Iyyangar. Rangaswamy Iyyangar. p. 4. Retrieved February 18, 2018.  ^ venkat. "desika_life_history_for children". Sri Vaishnava cyber satsangh. Retrieved February 18, 2018. 

Further reading[edit]

Narasimhachary, M.; Akademi, Sahitya (2004). Śrī Vedānta Deśika. Makers of Indian literature. Sahitya Academi. ISBN 978-81-260-1890-1. 

External links[edit]

" Vedanta
Vedanta
Desika". Internet Encyclopedia of

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