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Re: SandhyAvandhanam - Bhagavadhkainkaryam

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Tue Jul 27 1999 - 10:35:26 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

This whole discussion has operated under the assumption
that sandhyAvandanam is something different from bhagavat-kainkaryam,
and that one has to make a choice between the two.  Correct
me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the trikAla sandhyA
and other nitya-karmas must be *included* in the category
of bhagavat-kainkaryam, so much so that the whole issue of
conflict between kainkaryam and nitya-karma per se should
not arise. Do we not declare our nitya-karmas as "bhagavat-kainkarya
rUpam" and "bhagavat prItyartham"?

Now, if we say that there may be a conflict between viSesha-kainkaryam
and nitya-kainkaryam, or between temple kainkaryam and kainkaryam in
the form of anushThAnam, well, then I see how this needs to be