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Question regarding TheerthakArars in Temples

From: Venkat Iyengar S. (
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 05:52:18 PDT

Dear Bhagavathas,

I have questions regarding the tradition of TheerthakArars in our

1)Does this tradition date before Swami Ramanujar,or
did Swami Ramanujar introduce this during his Lifetime?

2)What are the basic functions/role of TherthakAras in Temples?Were they
bestowed with the rights due to their kAimkaryam and contribution
to the Temples or due to their Lineage or otherwise?.

3)Do have any role/say in the Temple Management/Affairs?


adiyen Ramanuja dasan
Venkat S Iyengar 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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