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doubt on abivaadhanam..

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 17:35:58 PST


Dearest all,

My son's question on abivaadhanam:

1. Is abivaadhanam an inroduction of who we are with regard to  gothram, 
vEdam etc.. (I said- yes)
2. Is that the reason why it is done for PerumAL and sanyaasis. because they 
know everything.. (I had to say.. yes.)
3. If that is only irnducing yourself humbly, why do we do everytime to the 
same person, since he already knows who we are.. (I kept silent)
4. If it is only introduction, why do we do to  our own parents? They know 
about us already.
5. If there is no requirement for PerumAL, why do we do at the end of 

learned members, please throw more light..

Narayana Narayana
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