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maargazhi maatham

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Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 04:19:32 PDT

Dear Srivaishnava perunthagaiyeer

Usually the month odf maargazhi is said as peedai maatham (inauspicious) and
marriages etc are not performed in this month. But I learnt from a tamil
professor that it is not peedai maatham but "peeta maatham". The peetam in
samskrit means a seat, a pedestal. This means even though other months are
also good months, this month is on a higher peetam- elevated status. In the
Srimadh Bhagavath geetha also Bhagavaan claims "maasanaam margaseershoham'.
Then it can not be "peedai maatham", but peeta maatham.  

Why we do not perform marriages in this month? Is the next question. Because
if we think only of materials wealth, marriage, family, etc, when is it
that, we are going to think about the Lord. So this month is totally
allotted for devotion, without sparing time for materialistic aspects. 

Does these reasons appeal in simple terms.

Bhagavathas can offer their comment please.

Dasan Vasudevan M.G.


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