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Re: important doubt

From: T. R.Govindarajan (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 14:41:08 PDT


In the United States of America, 
I say  "MerO: paSchimE pArsvE" in the sankalpa instead of  "MerOr DakshinE
pArsvE". I have verified this with a Tamil Iyengar priest (Srirangam Peria
Andavan Ashramam) from Madras who worked in Srinivasar temple, Bridgewater,NJ.
In the Pittsburg-Tirupathi temple, some priests say   "MerO: paSchimE pArsvE" in
the sankalpa. The rest is the same as said in South India.

Jai! Sriman nArAyanA!


Ram Anbil wrote:
> 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 "". 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"
> ===============================================================
>  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

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