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Re: Vinayaka Posed as Lord Krishna

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 12:31:34 PDT

VedAntam S. Ayyangar writes:
> A few so called 'vaishnavas' and 'iyengars' (here one is not
> sure what five angams we refer to!), wear their yangjyopavItam
> around their ear (like when one visits a souchAlay) when
> accepting SatAri and ThIrtam at SwAmi [Desika]'s Sannidhi at
> the holiest of holy places for a Sri Vaishnavan i.e, SriRangam.

I seriously doubt that this is true. It sounds like one 
of those ugly, farfetched rumors that are propagated by 
extremists on either side of the Sri Vaishnava schism.  
I have heard numerous such falsities since I have been
privileged to manage this List, and in every instance 
each has been proven to be pure, unsubstantiated rumor.

For one, do you think the archakar swAmi at Desikan Sannidhi
would even consider giving tIrtham or SaThAri to someone
who showed such outward signs of disrespect?

Please -- if you hear a rumor, don't believe it unless it
is verified either first-hand or by *unbiased*, authoritative
sources.  At the very least, do not propagate such nonsense
on this list.

Thanks,
Mani



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