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Re: use of silk etc.,
Date: Fri Jul 24 1998 - 09:33:40 PDT

On  7/24/98 11:01 AM Sri Chandrasekaran wrote

   > [ I have seen on the contrary offerings of silk saris etc in
   >yag~na fire.]
   > chandrasekaran.

     Yes even I had this doubt in my mind. When, we are not even supposed
     to eat vegetables like Onion etc., for the reason that they are
     taamasic in their nature, how can we offer the silk saris and other
     Pattu vasthrams during the PoorNaahuti of the hOmam that we do.

     Well my question exactly is, since this is a custom that is being
     followed for a long time right from our oldest ancestors, there might
     be a reason or a justification to this.

     Can anyone please throw light on this. I am more particular about the
     Silk being offered in the Purest ritual which is the Yagnam or HOmam.

     adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan

     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh