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Re: Pilgrimage - II: Upadesam

From: Raja Krishnasamy (raja_at_cyberdude.com)
Date: Thu Aug 21 1997 - 06:26:06 PDT

>I enjoyed this article.  I did have the anugraham of our 45th jeer recently 
>who was kind enough to give me upadesam  of  Bhutasuddhi krama at Rishikesh 
>stalam,  which I visited two days back.  It was an unique opportunity for 
>me to gayathri japam 1008 times in front of Sri Lakshminrisimhan deity and 
>of course the other dieties of Krishna etc. who accompany our Malola 
>Nrsimhar (archamurthy).  Our acharya had hours to spend with me since only 
>one other family visited him that day.  I will write about some upadesams 
>soon.



You are indeed blessed.  It is told that if you do the srI mahA gAyathri
japam at home, you receive one palan.If you do it on a riverside, you
obtain 10 times the palan.  If you do it on a seashore you receive 100
times the palan, and if you do it in a kOvil in front of the Lord your
palan is infinite.

You have had the bAghyam of doing it in a puNya sthalam - hrishIkEsh, in
front of srI mAlOlan, in the presence of your paramAchAryan.  You are
indeed blessed!

adiyEn

rAja krishNasAmy
raja@cyberdude.com