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Re: important doubt

From: Ram Anbil (Ramanbil_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 11:38:13 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
This point has been raised and answered several times. Given below are excerpts from Chapter 21 "Evolution and Dissolution if Matter - Space - Time triad" of my book "Hinduism Rediscovered" archived at "www.Srivaishnava.org/sgati". For more details, please click on Saranagathi Vol.2 Issues 15 to 20 (from February 5th to 10th, 1997)==============================================
"The Sankalpa which every Hindu makes while initiating any religious practice, invariably refers to the exact locale where the rite is performed with reference to the Hindu Cosmology.
( e.g.) In India, the locale part of the Sankalpa would be as follows :
Jambudveepe In the isle of the rose apple
Bharata Varshe In the region called Bharata Varsha
Bharatah Khande In the continent of Bharata etc.
Those doing the rites in the U.S.A, adopt the same as follows:-
Ramanaka Varshe In the region called Ramanaka Varsha
Aindra Khande In the continent called Aindra
Rocky - mickelny Parvatayor Madhye : Between the mountains of Rockey and MickelnyMisissipi- Missouri Ityadhi Aneka Shodasa Jeeva Nadeenam sameepa stite :  
the place that is surrounded by such perenniel rivers like Mississipi , Missouri and 16 other rivers"
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 There is, however. a view that the entire universe of ours is south of Meru maountain. Hence, the Sankalpam should say "MerO DakshinE pArsvE"  
For Canada, you may have to substitute the mountains and rivers nearest to your place.
Hope this helps.
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
----- Original Message -----
From: Sudharshan Santhanam
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 12:25 PM
To: bhakthi; malolan
Subject: important doubt

namo narayana!!
namaskAram to all,

i am a member of the list for quite some time and i am
having a doubt. when we do sankalpam while performing
we say "bhAratha varshE bhAratha khandE" when we
perform it in India isnt it? and what would that
phrase has to changed to if we live in "USA and
CANADA". any input in this matter would be much
appreciated. i want the change in phrase for both
these countries as i live in canada but my family
actually lives in the US.


adiyen Ramanuja dasan

Sudharshan Santhanam

namo narayana!!



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