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Sankalpam

From: KRAZYKAT (V1S_at_eclx.psu.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 25 1995 - 13:02:21 PDT

Thanks to :

" Dileepan & Triplicane Vijayaraghavan.."
 
For posting the  mantras. A small suggestion in the sankalpam ..

I came across this version recently when a friend had his upanayanam at the
Siva Vishnu temple in DC.

 "hari: Om thath srigOvindha gOvindha gOvindha aSya sri

... etc etc etc... 

 dhvitheeyaparaartthE srisvEtha
varaahakalpE vaivaSvatha manNmantharE, kaliyugE,

this is Vaivasvata manvanthare - the manu-antara ( manvantara ) of the Manu
Vivasvat..

"prathamOpaathE, jamboodhveepE,  baarathavarshE amerikkaa
kaNdE sakaapthE mErO: dhaxiNE paarcvE aSmin varttha maanNE

the continent we are on is krauncha kanTa, and "america" has been sanskritized
to "ramaNaka varsha"..

So, krauncha kaNTe, ramaNaka varshe..

"ramaNaka" comes from the word  "ramaNa" - attractive, with the same root as
"Raama" (rama it Raama ) and Ramya etc. 

Considering how many of us this place is pulling in, not a bad name ;)

Sundar