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Re: Varnashrama Dharma

From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (
Date: Mon Jan 26 1998 - 14:18:30 PST

With reference to Keshava Das's posting, if it is any consolation, I was
stopped from both the Srirangam temple and Parthasarathi temple in
Triplicane.  In both cases I was shown signs saying that only Hindus are
allowed.  I am supposed to be a caste Brahmana with no mixture of any
foreign blood (at least know to our family).

As to what is service, everything we do can be looked upon as service to
Sriman Narayana.  Sri Srivatsarangachariar said that it is women who do
more than 75% of the Thiruvaradhanam.  We (men) only do arghyam, padyam
etc.  They clean the temple (in this case the house), put kolum, light
lamps and cook for Perumal and Bhagavatas and clean up after lunch.
Everybody needs to understand from their Acharya how to serve Sriman
Narayana.  If they have pleased their Acharya, then they have served
Sriman Narayana.