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Re: Re: Vinayaka Posed as Lord Krishna
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 17:50:11 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya namaha.

Well, I was going to right about this in the list, but I saw Shri 
Mani's mail, which was exactly the same I would have written. This is 
only a rumour. I don't want to repeat the logical question that Mani 
asked, instead, if this were to be true, and being practised even 
today, why is there no objection to this from anybody. 

Please note such kind of false propaganda will only lead to a split 
in the otherwise cohesive list where everybody enjoy 
the "bhaktAmrutham".

Finally, I humbly request, Sri T.S. Sundararajan swamy and Sri 
Krishmachariar swamy of "Sri Vaishnava Sri" fame, the Srirangam 
sthalathArs, to verify and inform all of us about what was written by 
Sri Vedantham. Nevertheless, if this is true, this dastardly act is 
to be severely condemned by all irrespective of the kalai bedham and 
see to that it does not take place again.

AzhwAr emberumAnAr jeeyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,
Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh

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From: Mani Varadarajan <>
Sent: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:31:34 -0700
Subject: Re: Vinayaka Posed as Lord Krishna

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.


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