[Advaita-l] About Shri Ramaraya
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Fri Apr 16 17:41:09 CDT 2010
The Telugu translation of Sankara's Gita Bhashya by Sri Dr. Pullela Sriramachandrudu contains khandana of Sri Ramanuja's commentary and Sri Vedantadesika's commentary after every sloka (upto 13.27 only ) which is based on Sri Bellamkonda Ramaraya Kavi's BhashyArka parakAshika
Sri Bellamkonda Rama Raya is said to be a great haragrIva upAsaka, and by the grace of Lord hayagrIva he became proficient in advaita vedanta. Some of his compositions srImaddhayavadana satakam, bhAgavata catusslokI vyAkhya, advaita vijayaH, dharma man~jarI, srI ramAvallabharAya satakam, Five ashtaka-s are published by sAdhana Grantha Mandali (SGM), Tenali, Guntur dist.
From: D.V.N. Sarma <dvnsarma at gmail.com>
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Bellamkonda Ramaraya kavi (1875-1914 AD)
Born in Pamidipadu near Narasaraopet in Guntur Dt.A.P.
Rik Sakha. Asvalayana Sutra. Bharadvaja Gotram.
A great poet and a scholar in sanskrit.
By birth he was Visistadvaitin.
After studying the advaita classics he became an advaitin.
He was hailed as apara sankara by scholars for his works on advaita.
Some of his works.
1.GitAbhashyArkaprakAsika (a commentary on GitA bhAshya of Sankara).
2.VedAnta MuktAvaLi (DasOpanishats in the form of slokas).
3.SankarAsankarabhAshya Vimarsa (a work on advaita).
4. SiddhAnta Sindhuh(A commentary on Madhusudana Saraswati's work).
5. VedAnta Kaustubham(A book on advaita).
6. AdvaitAnyamatakhanDanam(A Criticism of tenents other than advaita).
7. SaradrAtri(A commentary on SiddhAnta kaumudi- Awork on grammer).
9.Anargha Raghava VyAkhya.
10. Samudra madhana champoo
11. Krishna leelA tarangiNi (This is different from Narayanatirtha's).
And many other stotras and satakas totalling 149 works.
He died at the age of 39.
The present incumbant of Sringeri Muth Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Swami
who hails from Narasaraopet may be able to give more information about
Sri Rama raya kavi.
On 4/16/10, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010, V Subrahmanian wrote:
>> Bellamkonda Sri Ramaraya, a staunch advaitic writer, in his sub-commentary
>> Bhāṣyārkaprakāśa* on Bhagavatpāda’s *Bhagavadgita bhāṣya*, attacks the
>> position of the Viśiṣṭādvaitins.
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010, Venkata Subramanian wrote:
>> More than this, Rama Raya Kavi's ShankarAshankara Bhashya vimarsha and
>> his explanatory treatise on the Sri Vishnu Puranam are more important.
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010, D.V.N. Sarma wrote:
>> Sri Bellamkonda Ramaraya was born a visishtadvaitin.
> I am not familiar with this author. Could anyone write some more
> about him?
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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