Sri Vedanta Desikan (–) was a Sri Vaishnava guru/philosopher and one of the most Hayagriva Stotram: a hymn on Lord Hayagriva, the Lord of Learning, who bestows real knowledge to the reciter, banishing the darkness of. Desika Stotram: listen and download Malola Kannan, Ranganathan — Kamasikasthakam, Malola Kannan, Ranganathan — Sri Gopala Vimsathi, Malola . Aditya Hrudya Stotram. Sri Narasimha Suprbatham. Nithyanausanthanam. Vishu Sashasranamam. Indrakshi Shiva Kavacham.

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This Thanian was composed by brahmatantraswatantra jeeyar of Parakala Mutt on the day of star of Hastham, the star of Varadharaja Perumal of Kanchipuram in the Tamil month of Avani. Desika composed his poems in various poetic metres. Views Read Edit View history. Desika informed her that they were stohram that had got mixed with the rice, and separated them using a blade of grass, and threw them out without touching them.

Desika hid the main Deity of the temple behind a newly built wall, and placed a duplicate Deity in the front.

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Paramathabhangam, where he describes and refutes 15 schools of philosophy, and Aharaniyamam where he describes the correct types food to be consumed by a Vaishnava. Once a sculptor asked Desika to make an image out of panchaloha a mixture of five metals – copper, tin, lead, silver and zinc on a condition desioa the image had to dssika fit on the base provided by him.

This culminated in a shower of gold coins, solving the financial problems of the young bachelor. A few envious scholars wanted to insult Desika.

A mason challenged Vedanta Desika to construct a well by using bricks with uneven dimensions. They escaped with the rare manuscripts to Karnataka. Desika and the sons of the author of Shrutiprakasha hid amongst the dead-bodies of thousands of Sri Vaishnavas killed by the marauding invaders. Supreme deity Vishnu Krishna Rama. He was a poetdevotee ddsika, philosopher and master-teacher desikan. In the yearSrirangam city was invaded by Malik Kafur, the General of Allauddin Khilji, who wanted to loot the temple and stotrsm its Deities.

Swami Desikan has employed 22 metres in the verses he composed on presiding deities of various temples in India. Twelve years later, Stltram Gopanna of the Vijaya Nagara empire, defeated the invaders and restored the city of Sri Rangam to its previous glory. Vedanta Desika was known as Sarva-tantra-svatantra or a master of science, philosophy, arts and crafts.


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. When he was five, his maternal uncle, Kidambi Appullar took him to attend a spiritual discourse desioa Nadadhoor Ammal, a revered Sri Vaishnava scholar of that time.

It translates as “I salute the great Venkata Srotram also called Vedanta Acharya and Lion among poets and logicians and who was well adorned by both Knowledge and edsika and who well deserved the grace of Athreya Ramanujar who also had the same name.

Each metre is governed by the number of syllables specific to it. As soon as Ammal saw the divine radiance of the child, he stopped his discourse, and hugged Venkatanatha affectionately. When Desika came out of sgotram house the next day, the shoes hit his head.

Vedanta Desika, the mighty genius in poetry and drama, personifies these forces into kings and queens who in turn seem to be assisted by their own armies the human stotran that drive these forces. Hinduism Other Indian philosophies. Vazhi Thirunamam is a set of salutary verses chanted in temples to mark the closure of the day’s Divya Prabandha chanting.

The smaller festival Deity was smuggled out by Pillai Lokachariar and his men, and carried to Tirupati, where it was worshipped secretly for many years.

Vedanta Desika

The work is divided into 10 decads, each portraying different qualities of the personified mother, Dayadevi. The divine forces aspire to attain desikq whereas the demoniac pull him into the unending cycle of birth and death. Swami Desikan came back to Sri Rangam, and established the rituals and ceremonies for worship in the temple, which are still in vogue today.

Desika syotram his knowledge of the arts and sciences through other works Silpartha-sarama guide on sculpting, and Bhugola-nirnayam — a research text on the formation of the earth. The main character in this play is Man with two forces acting on him: When Ammal told the audience that he had forgotten where he had stopped his discourse, it was Venkatanatha who reminded him immediately, to the astonishment of the assembled deika. The following are some of the compositions of Stotraam Desika that provide a glimpse of his mastery over poetry, logic, grammar and philosophy:.

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In particular, he established the chanting of the Tamil compositions called the divya-prabandhams, and installed Deities of the twelve Alwar saints for worship in the temple. He also travelled widely all over India on foot. The sattva food promotes serene mind and long life whereas the rajasa and tamasa foods promote anxiety and laziness respectively.

The Stogram Sastra, an ancient treatise on arts and crafts from India says that bricks which are uniform in size, have square corners, have a specific size, and stotam red in colour are the best for construction.

Retrieved February 18, They are intended to ensure that these temples and the practices as established by the acharyas and desikans will be followed for ever.

Venkatesa and Vedanta Desika Dayasatakam: His knowledge in these fields were frequently put to test by those who could not comprehend how a single mind could be so competent in so many diverse fields of knowledge.

Vazhi Thirunamam is a set of “Salutary Verses” that will be chanted in the Temples at the end, marking the syotram of the day’s Divya Sgotram Chanting. Even though the bricks given to him did not fulfil these requirements, Desika used his extraordinary acumen to arrange these bricks in a unique deeika and plastered them to form the circular periphery of the well, which can still be seen in Tiruvahindrapuram. Indian Hindu religious leaders Sri Vaishnava religious leaders births 13th-century Indian philosophers 14th-century Indian philosophers Medieval Hindu religious leaders deaths.

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