[Advaita-l] Gayatri mantra - moderation request

SIVAKUMAR RAMAKRISHNAN sivanr8010 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 19:03:21 CDT 2011

SAdara pranAm Srtramji,
"To his credit is a wonderful commentary on "Siva Sahasranama" that
reverberates with
Sankara Advaita."
May I know whether the work has been  published
 and if so whereabouts of it.

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> Namaste Jaladharji,
> I also request to moderate on bashings on madhva siddhanta & other
> faiths.
> Positive criticism is welcome but not pointing fingers against the great
> saints
> like Pujya Raghavendra Tirtha, Pujya Vyasaraya Tirtha, Shri Vedanta Desika
> etc.
> They are great bhagavatottamas who had savikalpa samadhi.  Lord Balakrishna
> used
> to give darshans before them and used to dance with His little anklets.
> Shri Raghavendra
> Tirtha used to play vina to which Krishna used to dance.  Shri Vedanta
> Desika
> used to talk daily with Lord Venkatanatha.  Several are the divine lilas of
> Vyasaraya Tirtha
> who was intrumental in prANa pratiShTa of "Shri Chakra Tirtha Anjaneya" at
> Hampi.
> At the backdrop of this idol, a very powerful ShaTkONa yantra of Hanuman
> sports.
> As regards the Bandarekeri Mutt, the senior swamigal of the mutt was a
> great Chandikopasaka.  Inspite of His madhva belief, swamigal used to
> perform Rudrabhisheka
> to a small linga which he used to possess.  One of the asthana vidvans of
> Bandarekeri
> Mutt was Shri Pandurangachar Ji who was very close to my guruji.  He
> attained
> mantra siddhi in Chandi Navakshari Mula Mantra.
> It requires a special mention that one of the great madhva scholars in
> Andhra Pradesh
> was Shri Ananda Tirtha Ji.  He was conferred the title "Mahamahopadhyaya"
> from
> Banaras Hindu University.   Once in Udipi, he talked extempore for 3 hours
> on the
> famous sukta from Rg Veda called "prANAgni sUkta" popularly known as
> "Balittha Sukta".
> To his credit is a wonderful commentary on "Siva Sahasranama" that
> reverberates with
> Sankara Advaita.
> My guruji's kavya & alamkara acharya was a srivaishnava by name Brahmasri
> Lakshmanacharya.   Shri Lakshmanacharya was a medha dakshinamurty upasaka
> and attained great spiritual heights in Dakshinamurty Upasana.  The day
> before his
> passing away, called his sons to prepare for his antyEShTi samskaras.  Next
> day
> shed his mortal coil chanting "aghamarshana sukta" & "ashtakshari mantra".
> So, there are great & generous scholars in other faiths also.  Let there be
> more wisdom and less noise here......
> regs,
> sriram
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