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From: Bharadwaj, Jaganath (jbb0_at_nreca.org)
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. adiyen jaganath.