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Re: demigod worship

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 15:23:14 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Dear Bhaktas,

Before launching tirades and deploring the writings of 
respected Sri Vaishnavas (like Sri Madhavakkannan Swamin), it is 
advisable for new members of the list to check the archives to see 
if the topic in question has already been discussed. In the six years 
of its existence, the subject of demi-God worship has been
discussed in this forum. Sadacharyas in the line of Swami NammAzhwar 
have indicated the position to be adopted by Prapannas towards other 
deities. Sriman Madhavakkannan Swamin was merely articulating this in 
his response. Those who may not be familiar with the nuances to be 
practised by a Prapanna could do well to study this under the feet of 
an Acharya or a qualified Bhagavata before engaging in adhominem 
attacks on respected Bhagavatas.

Adiyen has known Sri Madhavakkannan Swamin as a distinguished Sri 
Vaishnava ever since he joined this forum. He is a 
fellow-Shishya of adiyen's Acharya, H.H. Srimad Andavan Swami of 
Srimad Poundarikapuram Ashramam and his adherence to Acharyan's 
dictates is exemplary. He has rendered yeoman service to the cause of
our Sampradayam by propagating Acharya Sri Sookthis in Singapore, 
Malaysia, and Indonesia. Therefore, adiyen requests new members to 
refrain from launching tirades against respected Bhagavatas of this 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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