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Re: aNutva of jeevatma ... question?

From: Anand K Karalapakkam (
Date: Mon Feb 09 1998 - 14:36:58 PST

                                  Sri :
             Srimate  Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Para Brahmane Namaha

                       Srimate  ShatagopAya Namaha                                    

                  Srimate  Bhagavad   RAmAnujAya  Namaha      

                  Srimate NigamAntha MahAdesikAya Namaha 

             Srimate Sri Lakshmi - Nrusimha Divya PAdukA Sevaka - 
         Srivan  Shatagopa  Sri NArAyana Yateendra MahAdesikAya Namaha      

     Dear  Bhakti group members,
     Namo NArAyanA . kindly accept adiyens pranAmams. 

         Sri sampath RengarAjan swAmi was kind enough to write to adiyen.
Since the message will be useful to everyone , adiyen is posting it to the
bhakti list (with his permission).
 Sri Sampath RengarAjan swAmi wrote : 

The thershold of when one can worship annyadEvathAs was analysed many times in
the past.

"Annya dEvathAs are worshippable when they are installed as adiyArs of Sriman
nArAyanA. However when they are insatlled as the "param" in their own temple,
they are not worshippable by prapannAs". This is the reply given to me by Sri
PP ANDAVAN for a specific question that was raised in this forum repeatedly
last 2 years and i have posted this once before. There is a shiva lingam 
at the feet of Sri Anantha padhmanaban in thiru anantha puram and Sri
mArkanDyea an amsam of shiva seated in sarangathi posture in front of my
lord Sri Oppiliappan. They both are worshippable by prapannAs as aidyArs
of Lord. In fact the max proof for me is such that i have been initiated
by the moola manthrams of these Lords in these two temples. Ofcourse the
pranams of the mantram goes to the Lord finally as stated in it.

Sampath Rengarajan


   Namo NArAyanA


   Anantha PadmanAbha dAsan  

                      Sarvam  Sri KrishnArpanamastu