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RE: Important note about observing Yajur Upakarma

From: Krishna Kalale (kkalale1_at_san.rr.com)
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 15:11:31 PDT

One should do sandhyavandana and all other yagams even when you are in US or
some foriegn country.  Particularly in US there is no real problem to do any
such rituals.

whoever has advised you is trying to find "reasons" to support laziness and
is completely erroneous.

adiyen Krishna

-----Original Message-----
From: Pradeep [mailto:pradeepjanakiraman@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 1:36 AM
To: bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Important note about observing Yajur Upakarma


unfortunately i have a naive question. this is regarding the
applicability of Upaakarma to people living outside of India
(including me)

I have heard some say that one should not do Yagams, Homams outside
of India and some go to the extent of even including Sandha-Vandhanam
in that list of "donts"!! They only advocate doing Bhakthi in
that...like naama sankeerthanam, maybe japam, reading holy texts like
Bhagavatam, Sundarkandam etc. etc. outside of India.

The reasoning given is that only Bhaarata Desham is the Karma-Bhoomi
and the rest are not. Also all the dasha-avatars and other major
leelais of Naarayana and other deities/demi-gods have taken place
only in India... all the great saints have only originated in India.

I have even heard that one loses "Brahmana-hood" when one crosses the
ocean. So I am under a lot of confusion and would greatly appreciate
if someone can clear this out for me...maybe by quoting something.
It will help me greatly.

thanks in advance...

adiyen..




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