[Advaita-l] Fwd: Is there a 'Hari-Hara Avatāra' of Viṣṇu?

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 11:43:50 CST 2017

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From: Siva Senani Nori <sivasenani at yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Is there a 'Hari-Hara Avatāra' of Viṣṇu?
To: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>


I can't read Tamil and so don't know the exact views.

In the Telugu speaking area, Hariharanatha is well known in the works of
Mahakavi Tikkana, a 13th century poet. He is one of the kavitrayam who
translated Vyasa Mahabharatam into Telugu. Tikkana, who translated the
fifteen parvans from Virataparva to the end dedicated his work to
Hari-hara-natha. As is the custom at the beginning and end of each book,
there are poems which invoke Hariharanatha. These number about 215 and
constitute a fairly complete description of the tattva of Hariharatattva.
There is a a scholarly commentary on this portion by Oruganti Nilakantham
Sastry written in the first half of twentieth century which establishes
with extensive quotes from Upanishads etc. that this is nothing but
Advaita. However neither the author nor the commentator say who exactly is
Hariharanatha. There are some five or six essays on this topic in Telugu
with various theories, one of them suggesting that Hariharanatha is none
other than Lord Venkateswara.

The name is said to occur in Harivamsa and that some details are available
in one purana, Bhavishya or Matsya (not too sure). I am sorry that I can't
dig out the resources (I found that searching Puranas is very time

N Siva Senani

On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at 4:37 am, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
In this explanation of a Srivaiṣṇava scholar:


*ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி பிரதிவாதி பயங்கரம் அண்ணங்கராசாரியார் எழுதிய*

*விளக்க உரை*

***- எம்பெருமான் செய்தருளின பல அவதாரங்களில் சங்கர நாராயணவதார மென்பது
மொன்று, இது ஹரிஹராவ்தாரமென்றும் சொல்லப்படும். பாதிவடிவம்
ஸ்ரீமந்நாராயணமூர்த்தி யாகவும் பாதிவடிவம் பரமசிவமூர்த்தியாகவும் கொண்டதாமிது,
எம்பெருமான் கொண்ட கோலங்களெல்லாம் பகவத்பக்தர்கட்கு உத்தேச்யமாகையாலே
இவ்வுருவந்தன்னையும் ஆழ்வார்கள் அநுஸந்தித்துப் பாசுரங்கள் பேசுவதுண்டு.

it appears that there was a 'Hari-Hara Avatāra' of Viṣṇu. Can anyone point
to any purāṇic, etc. sources to corroborate this?

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