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Vystnava religion in those places and founded several mutts. The king of Joypore, was very much pleased with his discourses on the Vystnava religion, and excited by zeal, destroyed several Jainas in oil mills. He established a Vystnava mutt in this place, and afterwards at Badari Narayana, where he paid his homage to that deity, and finally returned to the Peninsula, where he composed a commentary, entitled Sri Ramanija Bhashya, on the Sustra of Vyasa, comprising one hundred expositions of the phllosophy of Vyasa, he composed also several other works such as Chandamarute respecting the Vysnava Sect, and a commentary on the Bhagavat Gita, after this, he displayed extraordinary skill in framing a pure code of rituals for the Vystnavas. At the age of fifty he entirely renounced all secular concerns, and became a Synassi, devoting the whole of his time to the contemplation of the divinity, and reading books of philosophy and theology. Ramanujachari died at Sriparumutture, his native town. Many individuals of the Vystnava faith believed him to have