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Fwd: Learning and chanting rudram.

From: Narasimhan Krishnamachari (
Date: Sat Dec 09 2000 - 16:27:56 PST

I had posted the attached question in April in the list, and do not
recall anyone clarifying whether the laghu nyAsam part that is taught
by some as part of the SrI rudram chanting, is a part of the vedic
chanting, or whether it is an addition by someone at a later time.  If
anyone knowledgeable in this area can clarify this, I will be sincerely


-dAsan kRshNamAcAryan

--- Narasimhan Krishnamachari <> wrote:
> Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 05:03:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Narasimhan Krishnamachari <>
> Subject: Learning and chanting rudram.
> To:
> ....  
> The only question I have is regarding a portion called laghunyAsa,
> which is also traditionally taught at least by non-vaishNava teachers
> as part of teaching rudra. I believe this is not part of the veda,
> and
> has been added by someone over the course of time, just as the latter
> half of the  phalaSruti in SrI vishNu sahasranAmam is not part of the
> original composition by veda vyAsa but has been added over a period
> of
> time.  There are some references in the laghu nyAsa associated with
> SrI
> rudra praSnam that I believe are not consistent with the SrIvaishNava
> tradition.  
> -dAsan kRshNamAcAryan 
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