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Not just Chinna Jeeyar Swami, but all Sri Vaishnava Acharyas carry these three sticks. They are called the Tridanda, and they are carried by those who have taken up Tridandi Sanyasa, which is the type of Sanyasa that Sri Vaishnavas follow. The appearance of Sanyasis in general is described in this chapter of the Manu Smriti: His hair, nails, and beard ...


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Ramanujacharya did not abandon his Guru Yadava Prakasha. Yadava Prakasha himself ordered to leave the school. So, he was following the command of his teacher. Let's see what happened. Hearing that his maternal cousin Govinda (who was known later as Embar) was studying at Yadava Prakasha, he joined there too. In the course of the studies, there was a ...


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The Urdhvapundra has been worn from ancient times (pre-Ramanuja). The Pancharatra, Puranas and Smritis glorify the Urdhvapundra worn with white clay and gopi-chandana. In the Sri Vaishnava Guru Paramparas, when discussing the life of Ramanuja, it is recorded that the white clay worn as Urdhvapundra was difficult to obtain in those times. Ramanuja managed to ...


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There is a discussion about the date of the Bagavata Purana in the Introduction to the English translation by Swami Tapasyananda. There was a view that attributed the authorship of the Bhagavata to Vopadeva (13th century). But this theory fails when it is noted that Al beruni, the celebrated Arab scholar (1030 AD), refers to Vaishnava Bhagavata in ...


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Ramanujacharya was not being asked to worship Shiva. Now if he had been asked to do that, he might well have refused; as discussed in this answer Sri Vaishnavas who have performed Sharanagati often do not worship other gods. That's not out of hatred towards other gods, but because after performing Sharanagati you're basically "married" to Sriman Narayana, ...


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Ramanujacharya does not call Pashupatas as Kalamukhas. In fact, he explicitly states that they are different Shaivite sects, in this section of his Sri Bhashya: So far it has been shown that the doctrines of Kapila, Kanâda, Sugata, and the Arhat must be disregarded by men desirous of final beatitude; for those doctrines are all alike untenable and foreign ...


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Ramanujacharya abandoned his wife because she was obstructing his religious practices and spiritual progress. Ramanujacharya's wife contradicted him multiple times and she created obstacles in religious progress. There were majorly three incidents which made him to do that. Most important one was his wife having a quarrel with his Acharya's wife which ...


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Ramanujacharya is not stating his own view. Rather, he is stating a Purvapaksha argument which Badari refutes in the next Sutra (Sutra 9). Here is how this PDF presents Ramanujacharya's commentary on Sutra 9. With the dissolution of the of the world of HiraNyagarbha along with him the soul of the one who has reached there goes beyond . So it is ...


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Yes, Ramanujacharya quotes from Baudhayana's Vritti several times.. First of all, in this section his commentary on Adhyaya 1 Pada 1 Sutra 1 of the Brahma Sutras, Ramanujacharya gives two quotes from Baudhayana: The purport of the entire Sûtra then is as follows: 'Since the fruit of works known through the earlier part of the Mîmâmsâ is limited and non-...


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Did he actually did this as given the above paragraphs? Now, this is a purely historical question and which i am not answering. I will be answering only two of your questions that can be addressed from scriptures. Suppose a Guru chants a mantra (his Ishta mantra in this case) loudly addressed to a mass gathering. Does that mean that all who gathered there ...


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1. Here is the link of The Vedanta-sutras, with the Sri-bhashya of Shree Ramanujacharya : You can Download as well as can read the book Online. 2. Here is the link of The Vedanta Sutras with the commentary by Sri Madhvacharya Same way you can download as well as can read online. As you requested here are some of the links of Vedanta-Sutras with ...


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I have no idea where you got the number 48, from, but Swami Ramanuja appointed 74 of his disciples as Simhasana-adipatis to carry on the SriVaishnsva Sampradaya as he had established. (Other disciples are also mentioned below) The names of the 74 Simhasana-adipatis are (Courtesy: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/33224/15963): Chottai Nambi, son of ...


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There isn't a single comprehensive work outlining the complete biography of Sri Ramanuja. These are some of the more well known somewhat older works that describe his life: Yatiraja Vaibhavam of Vaduga Nambi, a student of Sri Ramanuja is a biographical poem in 114 Sanskrit verses. You can read an English translation here. This is the oldest known biography. ...


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Why would Lord Jagannatha deport one of his avataras to Srikurmam? A possible answer to this question is provided in the following link The content is copied here: Emperumaanar had many meetings with the king, holding religious discussions with him. ‘Ananta Varman Choda Ganga Deva’ (Chodaganga) was the king at that time, who earlier had a leaning ...


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In his book, A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, by Dr. Prof. Chandradhar Sharma, addresses these attacks on Advaita. Venkatanatha (also known as Vedantadeshika) (a follower of Ramanuja) in his Shatadusani, levels 66 charges on Advaita. Prof. Sharma addresses these in the following manner. Prof. Sharma writes (pp 361-2): …[charge] If Brahman is a ...


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As per the speaker of the video, only who undergone Panchasamskara under Ramanuja or his disciples are called Srivaishnavas. If this is true, can panchasamskara be equated to baptism in Christianity? A "samskara" is a ritual that can be thought of as an adornment. The Vedic Samskaras are the birth rites, naming ceremony, tonsure, investing the sacred ...


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This book lists two scriptural citations which prophesy Ramanujacharya. The first is from the Vriddha Padma Purana (I'm not sure if it's different from the regular Padma Purana): Long, long afterwards, the Lord himself will come down on earth as a Tridanda Sanyasin, to restore the good law. At that time heretics and men of perverted intellects will ...


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The basic six daily duties of a Brahmin are described in many Shastras and i quote from the Parashara Smriti here: Sandhyam Snanam Japo Homo Devata Atithi Pujanam Atithyam VaiswaDevam Cha Shat Karmani Dine Dine . Ablution and prayer, inaudible recitation (of sacred words), burnt- offerings, the worship of gods, hospitality to guests unexpectedly ...


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Ramanujacharya didn't write any commentaries on the Puranas. Ramanujacharya only composed nine works: the Sri Bhashya, the Vedanta Dipa, and the Vedanta Sara, three commentaries on the Brahma Sutras; the Bhagavad Gita Bhashya, a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita; the Vedartha Sangraha, an independent exposition of Visistadvaita; the Sharanagati Gadyam, the Sri ...


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Ramanujacharya didn't write a commentary on the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. In fact Ramanujacharya didn't write any Purana commentaries at all. As described in this excerpt from Vedanta Desikan's Rahasyatraya Sara, he only composed nine works: the Sri Bhashya, the Vedanta Dipa, and the Vedanta Sara, three commentaries on the Brahma Sutras; the Bhagavad Gita ...


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Devata Kanda sutras are now lost but it looks like they were recently lost. They were quoted by commentators of Brahma Sutras and also some Purva Mimamsakas. Adi Shankaracharya in his Brahma Sutra Bhashya quotes Sankarshana Kanda which is a part of Devata Kanda sutras to prove that deities are different. In commentary to Third Adhyaya Third Pada sutra 43, ...


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This site has compiled the complete list of the 74 simhasana-adhipathis appointed by Sripad Ramanujacharya: Chottai Nambi, son of Aalavandaar Pundarika, son of Maha purna Yaamuna, son of Goshti purna Sundara bahu, son of Maalaa dhaara Raamaanuja, son of Saila purna Paraasara Bhattar (and his brother, sons of Aalvaan) Raamaanuja, son of ...


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There is only one Atma from the standpoint of Atma. It is only through Maya, that the Atma, which is also called as Brahman, assumes various bodies and various forms. The jiva and the ishwara are both Atma itself that has become associated with different limiting principles called Upadhi. Only from the standpoint of the world, there are innumerable number ...


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They're pretty close. They have the same long low-hanging ears, round face, and thick fingers. Here is the statue found in the Bhavishyadacharya statue in Alwar Thirunagari: And here is the actual body of Ramanujacharya preserved in the Udayavar Sannidhi in Sri Rangam: Note that the statue is quite small.


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Swami Vireswarananda has done 2 translations of the Brhama-Sutras with Sanskrit text, English rendering, and commentary. One is a translation of Sankaracharya's Brahma-Sutra and the other is the Brahma-Sutra Sri-Bhasya of Ramanujacharya. In the Sri-Bhasya translation, he has an Introduction where he explains in detail the agreements and differences between ...


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emBAr is the cousin(Ramanuja mother’s younger sister’s son) of Sri Ramanuja. Swami EmBaar was born in Madhuramangalam (then known as Mazhalai mangalam) to pious couple Periya Pratti and Sri Kamalanayana Bhatta in the year 1026 CE (Krodana samvatsaram) month of Makara ( Tamil Month of Thai ) under the the constellation of Punarvasu. It is said he was ...


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You can read 'Sri Ramanuja Gita Bhasya' translated by Swami Adidevananda. You can also read 'Brahma-Sutras Sri-Bhasya of Sri Ramanuja' translated by Swamis Vireswarananda and Adidevananda.


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Yes, probably the oldest reliable biography of Sri Ramanujacharya is Yatiraja Vaibhava written by Andhrapurna (Tamil: vaduga nambi) one of the direct disciple (Shishya) of Ramanujacharya. You can find it on Internet Archive: Yatiraj Vaibhava by Andhrapurna, Sanskrit text with English translation. Which is of around 100 verses only. Note: It seems that ...


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The story of Ramanuja being initiated into the Vaishnava Mantra after being turned down by Thirukkottiyar Nambi 17 times is well-known. Ramanuja never understood the reason for the refusal and was deeply disappointed for not able to receive the mantra. It is said that Ramanuja was denied the sacred mantra because he was identifying himself as Ramanuja, but ...


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Yes, Ramanujacharya did know he was an incarnation. Once 12,000 Jain monks came to debate against Ramanujacharya. He had a curtain placed between him and them, and then from behind the curtain he simultaneously answered all their arguments at once. He did this by turning back into Adiseshan with his thousands of heads. Here is how Alkandavalli ...


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