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RE: Doubt

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Aug 06 2000 - 08:19:12 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

Sri Lakshmi Srinivas(L.S) responded to 
Sri Lakshmi Narasimhan's question 
on the need for performing obligatory KarmAs
like TharpaNam for pithrus and mentioned 
about Vasus , RudhrAs and AdhithyAs.
Recently , Srimath Azhagiya Singar 
responded to this very same question
in His Tele-upanyAsam .

I will add some more information on the Vedic
connection of Vasu-Rudra-AdithyAs , who are
recognized as the svarUpams of one's parents,
grand parents and great parents.We invoke them 
in our SrardhAs and TharpaNams.

Here is the excerpt from the posting of Sri L.S:

>The Tharpanam we perform is meant not only for 
>our forefathers but also for the Vasus, Rudhras 
>and Adhityas. There are a certain number of Vasus, 
>Rudhras and Adhityas existing. These do not refer to 
>a particular God but are titles.

AdiyEn will post a few postings on these Vedic
Gods and their relationship to Pithrus (Manes )
during the month of August.


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