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A question

From: Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2000 - 09:59:49 PST

Dear BhaghavattOmAs

The following is a slOka from Gopala Desika Ahnikam:

Dandavat pranipAtEna dEvatA bhuvi sannidhau
chakravath brAmayEnnAngam prushta bhAgam na darshayEt.

The second line - does it imply that one should not turn around in circles 
(standing at the same place)in front of perumAl sannidhy.  This sems to be 
contrary to the smArta practice of saying ....pradakshina padE padE where 
they remain in one place and turnaround in circles.  Does this slOka 
disapprove that practice.  I would request BhaghavatAs to clarify.

Similarly, VaishnavAs do not follow the practice of keeping the hands over 
the arati and accepting it after the karpoora Arati is offered to PerumAl.



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