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Book: Kritimanimalai – English Translation of the available compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar

Kritimanimalai Tamil Part III with 400 compositions of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar, authored by Late Sri Rangaramanuja Ayyangar, have been adapted into English by Padma Varadan – Sri Rangaramanuja Ayyangar’ daughter and disciple. Kritimanimalai in Tamil Language is a series which includes 700 compositions of the Saint Tyagaraja, 400 compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar, 380 songs of Syama Sastri, Kshetragna and others. This unparalled enormous compilation of Carnatic music is a reference compendium.Padma Varadan and Vipanci Charitable Trust are in the process of the English Adaptation of Kritimanimalai and they have already released the English adaptation of Tyagaraja’s compositions in two volumes. Now, they have released the English Adaptation of the available compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar. English Adaptation of Kritimanimalai Tamil Part III with 400 compositions of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar includes lyrics in English and Sanskrit, free translation, raga lakshanam, detailed notati…

Sri Ramanujacharya on Brahman

That supreme Person who is the ruler of all; whose nature is antagonistic to all evil; whose purposes come true; who possesses infinite auspicious qualities such as knowledge, bliss and so on; who is omniscient, omnipotent, supremely merciful; from whom the creation, subsistence, and re-absorption of this world – with its manifold wonderful arrangements, not to be comprehended by thought, and comprising within itself the aggregate of souls from Brahma down to blades of grass, all of which experience the fruits (of their previous deeds) in definite points of space and time –proceed is Brahman.Sri Ramanujacharya