Book titled ‘Managerial Ability of Sri Ramanuja in Retrospection’ is a look into the management skills of Sri Ramanujacharya. The management of several popular Vishnu temples is credited to the great teacher and philosopher. ‘Managerial Ability of Sri Ramanuja in Retrospection’ is written by Srirangam-based scholar, A. Krishnamachari.
Ramanuja’s segregation of the various workers in Srirangam is elaborate and comprehensive. From the five that Tirumangai Azhwar had created, he created 10. Kovanavar (superintendent of the inner organisation of the temple), Tirupani seivar (those who carry out periodic repairs and cleaning), Kodavar, Bhagavata Nambi (archakas), Ullurar (assistants for rituals), Talaiyiuduvar (sthalathar of today), Tirukaragakkaiyar (water providers for temple rituals), Vinappam seivar (Araiyar), Aryabhattal, Dasanambi (flower providers) and Vetrapani.
In addition were another 10 posts - Karalappan (measured the grain), Koil Kata Peruman (guard in Rajamahendra area), Villuparayan (accountant), Kaikola Mudali (assistant for various rituals) Devadasi and so on for potters, jewellers and boatmen. Ramanuja’s reforms at Tirupati and Melkote are just as detailed and each job comes with a thorough job description.
Managerial Ability of Sri Ramanuja in Retrospection
Author - A. Krishnamachari.
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