[Advaita-l] Quarrel between Two 'Kalai' followers of Srivaishnavism

S Venkatraman svenkat52 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 01:28:39 EDT 2018

Namaste Subrahmanyanji,

I will certainly watch the videos. But before doing that I thought it will
be useful to have some understanding of the Philosophical or other
differences between the two sects. Can you point me to some source which
explains these differences? Many thanks and regards,


On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 8:32 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> When the Ramanuja followers celebrated the 1000 years of his advent just
> last year, there are two main groups of his following continuing their
> bickering to this day.
> Sri Kanchi varadaraja swami temple Nammazhwar saatrumurai quarrels between
> thenkalai and vadakalai vaishnavas May 29, 2018
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9IQT7Acb2o
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXyVkn1y4w0
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cokd8zfjZTU
> There were fist-fights, pushing, wordy duels, cursing, etc.
> A friend said that this is an annual feature during the Nammazhwar festival
> in the Kanchi Varadarajaswamy temple, the other several  unsettled burning
> issues between the two sects notwithstanding.
> A question arises as to the philosophy-religion dichotomy. Whether
> philosophy could be kept completely out of religion or can the two coexist.
> regards
> subrahmanian.v
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