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Re: Dashavatara: An Introduction

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani)
Date: Tue Jan 02 1996 - 11:33:10 PST

I have heard about the Dashavatara festival
as a replacement for Christmas.  My only
concern is this: when there are so many
beautiful traditional festivals in the Vaishnava
sampradaaya in the December-January month of
Margazhi, why do we need to concoct a new one?

After all, Vaikuntha Ekadasi, one of the most
special days in the year, falls in this month
as does the Thiruppaavai festival, as well
as aazhvaar moksham, etc.  It is my opinion
that we should concentrate on observing these
days to the best of our ability before we
invent a new festival.

Mani