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Re: [VishvaksEnar]

From: M.S.HARI (Madabhushi Sarangarajan Hari) (mshari_at_usa.net)
Date: Tue Jun 06 2000 - 18:49:02 PDT

Dear Shree Vijay Triplicane,

There is NO Connection between "PiLLaiyAr" and VishvaksEnar. The
"PiLLaiyAr" who you have mentioned is a Badha Jeevaatman who is
in the material world but on the other hand, Vishvaksenar is a "Nitya
Soori" who is untouched by Karma & material worlds. Vishvaksenar is
eternaly with the Lord Vaikunta Natha Para Vasudevan. He is the
commander-in-chief of Vishnu's divine army. His appearence is like
that of Vishnu but has a "Vethram" a stick in his hand using which
he controls everything. There is mention of Vishvaksena-Aaradhanam
in Saastras before the start of all Vaidika-functions. This 
Aaradhanam is done to clear the obstacles. You can find the Archa
Moorthy of Vishvaksena in many temples like "Kanchi-Varadarajan
Sannadi", "Tiru Venkatam" and in many places.

Thanks & Regards
M.S.HARI Ramanuja Dasan
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Vijay Triplicane <vtriplic@divi.com> wrote:

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Mani,
    You had mentioned about the elephant headed gaja-vaktra. Is there
any mention about howVishvaksEnar looks ? When we were young, we used to

call him piLLaiyAr and our elders quickly corrected it as VishvaksEnar.
Any thoughts on this?

Most of the old temples have either garudAzhvAr sannidhi or siRiya
thiruvadi sannidhi right in the front. I guess this could be a part of
the Agama.
Likewise, is there any refernce to sastric VishvaksEna ArAdhanai?

adiyEn rAmAnuja dhAsan
-Viji
(Vijay Triplicane)





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