Sri Sampradaya or Sri Vaishnavism is a Vaishnava sect within Hinduism. Its origin and codification is generally traced back to Sri, Mahalakshmi eternal consort of Lord Vishnu. Around the 10th century when a collection of the devotional hymns and songs by Alvars was organized by Sri Nathamuni, who is considered to be one of the pioneers of the sect. Nathamuni appeared as the pioneer who wrote Sanskrit works systematizing the Sri Vaishnava theology, largely in debate with Gauttama philosophy of Buddhism. He was followed by Yamunacharya a celebrated grand-teacher of Ramanujacharya. Alavandar, like Ramanuja, focused both on philosophical debates like dvaita vs. advaita and bhakti prayers and the works attributed to him are in Sanskrit although he codified the heritage of the Tamil alvars. Works attributed to him are In this tradition Vishnu is believed to be the source of all avatars. Vishnu is the name of God in the whole Vaishnavism and he is also known as Narayana, Vasudeva and Krishna and behind each of those names is a divine figure with attributed supremacy in Vaishnavism and each associated tradition believed to be distinct historically. The Iyengar brahmins are followers of Ramanuja sampradaya, and two sects, namely Vadakalai and Thenkalai exist among them.
Sri Vaishnavism is a sub-denomination of Vaishnavism and a philosophical system of thought culminating in the philosophy of Visishtadvaita espoused by Ramanujacharya. Followers of Sri Vaishnavism, as Vaishnavas, generally worship Vishnu as the supreme God.
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Nicou (139126) 2011-08-30 3:21
Très belle compo et iamge, superbe quel portrait un vrai sage avec sa barbe blanche quel rendu sur son visage, quelle belle attitude, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jmdias (62953) 2011-08-30 3:22
another nice portrait where the light, pose and sharpness are very nice. good job showing the traditions and religion of india. TFS.
jacquest (18927) 2011-08-30 4:05
A fine portrait of this priest with great sharpness and vivid colors. His attitude and look have been very well captured.
Have a nice day
prasun984 (5590) 2011-08-30 5:17
Nice portrait shot of this priest...like his expression through spectacles...
good exposure controlled...nice color tones & sharpness also...
V good shot with nice information...
Sergiom (76381) 2011-08-30 5:54
Un beau portrait. Le prêtre nous laisse pénétrer son regard pour voir en son âme. Les couleurs sont belles. Il devait faire très chaud ce jour là.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-08-30 9:23
I like this man who comes from a world different from mine. TFS!
All the best,
pajaran (59105) 2011-08-30 11:04
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa novim saznanjem ...
Dobar snimak vernika sa oznakom na celu, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobra snimak sa naglasenom ostrinom na motivu, dobar rad.
Very interesting and good article with new knowledge ...
Good shot faithful marked the whole, beautiful colors and images.
Good image sharpness with a distinctive motif, good work.
All the best.
gildasjan (43442) 2011-08-30 12:10
Une très bonne image en teintes chaudes du portrait de cet homme.Le regard est naturel et cette image est bien exposée.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-08-30 12:34
a very nice portrait with attractive composition and lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Fis2 (95521) 2011-08-30 13:35
I like colors and light.
ikeharel (69245) 2011-08-31 2:03
The portrait taken under intense lighting, Lakshmi.
A very good all details on his face, expression serious and concetrated, colorful and impressive.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-31 2:04
Excellent portrait with the expression and the attitude of this man very well collected. Good framing too with the man a little well off-centred on the left.
Have a nice day,
baddori (20119) 2011-08-31 8:48
Sono cattolico praticante.
Il sacro si fa trovare ...è importantissimo.
Cercarlo è una "filosofia" ..ma è anche cercare di colmare il vuoto di una esistenza materialista.
Una foto di un popolo che possiede il "senso" del sacro e lo presenta in espressioni dolci e non violente.
delpeoples (57266) 2011-09-01 0:35
Excellent close-up portrait of this interesting man. I do not know much about Iyengar, but thought it was a type of yoga. Thank you for your comprehensive note. The image is beautifully sharp, with excellent colours and definition.
Great job, have a lovely day
annjackman (21813) 2011-09-01 4:40
This is an interesting portrait with fine detail. I like his gaze out of the picture. Nice highlights of red. Very good work.