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Swamy Desikan Thirunatkthtram 21 Sep 1999

Today is Acaryan Swami Vedantha Desika's 731st Thirunatkthtram (birthday). Let us please recit his Tamil Prabhandam "Adaikkalappathu" and get the grace of our karunamoorthy Lord Vardaraja of Kancheepuram.

Srimathe Nigamantha Maha Desikaya namah:
Srimathe Ramanujaya namah:


Desika Sthothra Mala CD 15 Sep 1999


Sri Ramanuja Mission of Srirangam Srimad Andavan Periyaashramam is quite pleased with the responses received regarding Sri Desika Sthothra Mala CDs. We would like to follow up our previous announcement with a list of titles included in the first three volumes.

Volume 1/6: 10 Titles - 126 Sanskrit Slokas (73:36):

The rose color of the jewel case insert has been selected to reflect the lotus eyes of Sriman Narayana ("sengan thiru mugaththu" - Tiruppavai) and includes brilliant photographs of Sri Ranganatha Divya Dampathi, Sri Lakshmi Hayagreevar, and Lord Sri Sudarshana, apart from Swami Sri Desikan and Sri Ramanujar. The titles, number of slokas, and time for each title is included on the back cover. The following 20 tracks are included in Volume 1:


Track 1: Acharya Salutations (1 sloka) Life and Works of Swami Sri Desikan
Track 2: Sri Hayagreeva Sthothram (33)
Track 4: Sri Dasavathara Sthothram (13)
Track 6: Sri Bhagvat Dhyana Sopanam (12)
Track 8: Sri Vairagya Panchakam (5)
Track 10: Sri Vegasethu Sthothram (10)
Track 12: Sri Ashtabhuja-Ashtakam (10)
Track 14: Sri Kamasika-Ashtakam (9)
Track 16: Sri Sudarsana-Ashtakam (9)
Track 18: Sri Shodasdayudha Sthothram (19)
Track 20: Sri Garuda Dhandakam (6) Acharya Salutation (1)
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 : Introductory Commentary in English

Volume 2/6: 4 Titles - 195 Sanskrit Slokas (73:40)

The golden-yellow cover of the jewel case insert reflects the color of Thayaar ("hiranya varnaam harineem" - Sri Suktham). All four titles in this volume are related to Thayar (Sri Devi, Bhoo Devi, Goda Devi, and Daya Devi). The insert includes pictures of Sri Ranganachiar, Sri Andal, and Lord Sri Venkateshwara (Daya). The following 10 tracks are included in Volume 2:


Track 1: Acharya Salutation (1)
Track 3: Sri Sthuthi (25)
Track 5: Bhoo Sthuthi (33)
Track 7: Godha Sthuthi (29)
Track 9: Daya Sathakam (108)
Track 10: Acharya Salutation (1)
Tracks 2, 4, 6, and 8: Introductory Commentary in English

Volume 3/6: 4 Titles - 139 Sanskrit and 101 Prakrit Slokas

The jewel case insert of Volume 3 is blue to represent neela vanna kannan and includes pictures of Lord Devanatha at Tiruvahindhrapuram. The following 10 tracks are included in Volume 3:


Track 1: Acharya Salutation (1)
Track 3: Dehaleesa Sthuthi (28)
Track 5: Paramartha Sthuthi (10)
Track 7: Achchuya Sayayam (101) -- PRAKRIT
Track 9: Achchutha Sathakam (101)
Track 10: Acharya Salutation (1)
Tracks 2, 4, 6, and 8: Introductory Commentary in English

Please note that volumes 4, 5, and 6 of Sri Desika Sthothra Mala include the remaining 10 titles and 402 slokas. The recordings for volumes 4, 5, and 6 are nearing completion and we are planning to release them by the end of this year (with Bhagavath Sankalpam, we MAY be able to release them on Sri Desika Thiru Nakshathiram in October '99.)

We thank you for your warm response and support. Once again, the suggested contribution for the first three volumes is $25 + $3.95 shipping. Please send your orders to:


Sri Ramanuja Mission, Inc.
14433 Settlers Landing Way
North Potomac MD 20878

Email : srirama@sysnet.net
Phone : 301-294-6206
Fax : 301-738-2419

Sarvam Sri Krishnarparmanamasthu!

~Nadadur Madhava Dasan