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Re: abhivaadhanam
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 13:32:05 PST

Dear Sir
Excellent inputs on the subject especially the portion-
"The person receiving the sEviththal and abhivaadhanam has to bless the
person who is doing sEviththal by saying dheerkaayushmaan bhava ....sarman-
the last letter must be long enough for 3 maathrais. If he does not know how
to do this aasirvaatham then he does not deserve the abhivaadhanam. (this is
not said my MGV but the procedure book).

 Many elders do not know this ! They have to take extra care to catch up the 
"Sarman" and repeat it while blessing. Otherwise, they do not deserve the 
abhivadanam as rightly observed by you.
Anbil Ramaswamy