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From: vatsan (vatsan_at_flash.net)
Date: Sat Mar 25 2000 - 16:54:48 PST

In  response to the following question, the response, to the extent I know,
is given below.

> Namaskaram,
>
> My father is turning 60 and I would like to perform the Sadabishekam
> for my parents. I heard that there is a temple near Madras, where I
> can perform this wedding. I live in here in U.S.A. I would like to know
> how to contact this temple for the wedding. I would like to hear
> your experience in this matter.
>
> Nandri,
> Latha


The procedure for sixtieth birth day celebration is as follows:

1.    Five days before in a small mantapam or in a room spread dhAnyam and
akshathai on top.
       Place a kumbham and fill the kumbham with water sanntified by ganagA
and kAvEri thertham.  Leave perumal, preferably sAligramam instead of a
photo,  next to the mumbham facing east.

2.    After vishvaksEna Aradhanam,  perform Avahanam of pudareekAshan or
Lakshminrusimhan, according to sampradayam.
3.    Next to sankalpam involving all family members start with veda
pArayanam (portions of rik, yajus, sama and atharva veda followed by at
least eight anuvAham of yajurvedam (or to whatever sAkha one belongs to)
with trained priests over the first 4 days.  Also all or portions of
nAlAyira divya prabhandam will be chanted after performing sAttumurai for
each day in the morning as well as in the evening,
4.    On the fifth day, i.e., on the day of the 60th birth day, after
udakasanti perform nakshatra homam, (corresponding to the nakshatram of the
person), and Ayushya homam.
5.    Then udakasanti theertha snAnam is performed.  Entire family (son's
daughters, daughters-in-law etc.,) then attends to nireekshadAnam (which
involves seeing the figure of the entire family -all together- in the
reflection of hot ghee poured into a large vessel (iluppa catti?).  At the
end of this, every one wears new vastras.
6. After mAngalaya dhAranm, followed by Aseervadam, perumAl sambavana, and
odhi iduthal (presenting gifts), tiru Aradhanam is performed to the chanting
of koil tiruvoimozhi.  The sAligramam moved to the original place after
paryankAsanam is completed for the day.

7. The function is concluded after tadeeyAradhanam.

With the help of trained purohits, this is to be performed in the house.
The most important in all of these are: Veda Parayanam, prabhanda pArayanam,
Ayushya homam and nireeksha dhAnam, and tadeeyAradhanam to purohits This
function is performed for the welfare of the children.  mAngalya dhAranam
etc., are performed as a social event only.

If your parents are in this country, you might perform 60th birthday of your
parents in your house with the help of local temple priests, who can perform
udakasAnti, and Ayushya homam etc.

The presence of eldest son and his wife is considered necessary for the
event.

dAsan rAghavan.



> Namaskaram,
>
> My father is turning 60 and I would like to perform the Sadabishekam
> for my parents. I heard that there is a temple near Madras, where I
> can perform this wedding. I live in here in U.S.A. I would like to know
> how to contact this temple for the wedding. I would like to hear
> your experience in this matter.
>
> Nandri,
> Latha
>
>
>
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> From: "vchandra" <vchandra@ambernetworks.com>
> Date: 20 Mar 2000 09:20:24 +0500
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> Dear members,
>     Though this subject is not totally relevant to this list, it has some
s=
> ignificance, I feel.
>     In our tradition cow is as sacred as Lord Narayana Himself since it's
b=
> elieved to house all the dEvAs in its various angams. Mainly speaking,
huma=
> ns have been for eons impressed by the sAtvic characteristics of the gO
mAd=
> hA and hence worship the soft-natured being as Holy mother. But though the
=
> sAtvic character is inherent in a cow, its nature should also be because
of=
>  the food that it consumes and the shed that it lives in. This being the
id=
> eal, now we come to see some heart-rending things that are happening to
the=
> se creatures in our country and abroad (no need to talk about slaughter
hou=
> ses here). =
>
>     Here in Bangalore (even in vArANasi kshEtram where I visited last
year)=
> , it's a common sight these days to see cows roaming in the streets
hapless=
> ly. Their main food is garbage of the town. This garbage includes all
sorts=
>  of things plastic bags, paper, all junk that houses dump into the garbage
=
> can in the streets. Once it seems a cow was operated and they took out
unim=
> aginable kind of things from its stomach. I feel so sad when I see a cow
fe=
> eding on the garbage. =
>
>     This being the status in our country,
>     in Western countries, esp US, I read in the internet somewhere, the
vet=
> . scientists (they call themselves thus) have discovered that replacing
so=
> me vegetarian diet of a cow with fish oil increases the yield and improves
=
> the nutrients of the milk. I can't imagine to what extent man will tamper
w=
> ith the nature in meeting his ends,.. it's simply heart-rending.
>    This being the case, will a cow and its offsprings (and the milk) still
=
> possess the sAtvic character that is so dear to us ? Sometimes they say
"ri=
> shi mUlam and nadhi mUlam" should not be analysed. =
>
>    I sincerely apologise if the contents above are hurting.
>
>    adiyEn,
>    chandrasekaran.
>
>
>
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> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:31:22 -0500
> From: Gopan <sgopan@computer.net>
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> Dear Srimathi Latha Kaliyur:
>
> The 60th birthday (Sashtiabdha poorthi) celebration
> can be done at the temple. It is however performed
> better at Home with a PurOhithar and family .
> The Udaka Shanthi , Veda PaarAyaNam
> are important features of this function.
> The pouring of consecrated water from
> the Udaka ShAnthi Kumbham is the highlight
> of this celebration for longer and healthy life .
>
> Some people reenact their marriage in front
> of their children and grand children to bring
> a social aspect to this function .
> The temples in this country perform the 60th anniversary
> celebration and conduct homams for general well being .
> Hope this helps,
> V.Sadagopan
>
> latha_kaliyur@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> > Namaskaram,
> >
> > My father is turning 60 and I would like to perform the Sadabishekam
> > for my parents. I heard that there is a temple near Madras, where I
> > can perform this wedding. I live in here in U.S.A. I would like to know
> > how to contact this temple for the wedding. I would like to hear
> > your experience in this matter.
> >
> > Nandri,
> > Latha
> >
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> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:42:09 -0500
> From: Gopan <sgopan@computer.net>
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> Dear Sriman Krishnamachari :
>
> Your articles on PaancharAthram are well
> researched and  are valuable . It is my experience
> that many times , we do not get as much feedback
> as one would like to get , when engaging in a serious
> effort  such as yours .Please continue to enlighten us
> on both the Paancha RaathrA and the VaikAnasa
> Aagamams and particularly the points of difference .
>
> The Melukote Sanskrit Academy has done pioneering
> work in the study of Aagamaas and you may wish to
> get in touch with Sri Lakshmi TatachAr , the Director
> of Sanskrit academy .
>
> In a related matter , the Academy is putting together
> a critical study of BhAshyams for Upanishads follwing
> the Sri SampradhAyam  ( Based on Sri RangarAmAnuja Muni's
> Sanskrit text ) .These are distinct and clearly defined projects
> that members would like to support and benefit from .
>
> Regarding the Aagamaas , the top study centers
> are at Melukote and Kaanchi .Even Bhattars from
> Kaanchi come to study PaancharAthra Aagamam
> at Melukote . You may wish to get in touch with
> the Academy thru Dr.M.A.Alwar ( the elder son
> of Dr. Lakshmi TatachAr , the Director of the Melukote
> Sanskrit Academy ) for additional sources and critical
> commentaries.
> Best wishes ,
> V.Sadagopan
>
>
> Narasimhan Krishnamachari wrote:
>
> > SrI Krishna Kalale:
> >
> > As you might have noticed, I have titled the write-up
> > as a "Review article".  It draws from several sources.
> >  I have listed some of the major sources below:
> >
> > 1. Vol. 4 of the Agama Series by Kalpataru Research
> > Academy, edited by Ramachandra Rao.
> > 2. pAdma samhita - with foreward by Sudarsanam SrI
> > Krishnaswamy Aiyengar.
> > 3. Agama prAmANyam - General Editor A. N. Jani, Edited
> > by M. Narasimhachary, 1976.
> > 4. 4. SrI pAncarAtra rakshA of SrI vedAnta deSika -
> > edited by M. Duraiswamy Aiyengar, with an Introduction
> > by G. Srinivasa Murti
> > 5. Agama PrAmANyam - Translation by J. A. B. van
> > Buitenen
> > 6. Agamas and South India Vaishnavism - I have only
> > copy of Chapter X from someone, and do not have the
> > author's name.  I will find it and share it later.
> >
> > I had a big question in my mind on whether to even
> > share the info I gathered with the list or keep it to
> > myself.  I just felt there may be enough readers in
> > the list like me who would want to learn about the
> > Agama-s at least a high level, and so I have tried to
> > reflect the views expressed by many of the above
> > writers without trying to add "my own views", even
> > though inadvertently I might have done it. In general
> > there has been no reaction from the list so far for
> > the four parts I have submitted.  I don not know
> > whether this means that the write-up is not adding
> > much value, or too complex or something else.
> >
> > The request to Sri Krishna Kalale and the others in
> > the list is to correct me where I am wrong, so that I
> > can learn in the process.  I also would like advice in
> > person or in public on whether I should continue the
> > series, or whether there are enough differences in
> > views that I may not be reflecting the "accepted
> > views", and should stop it.  I have started a similar
> > effort on the vaikhAnasa Agama, for which
> > unfortunately I don't even have as many sources.
> >
> > -dAsan kRshNamAcAryan
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> From: Ramanbil@aol.com
> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 14:28:45 EST
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> Dear friend:
> We are beholden to you for an insightful series on Agamas, which is an eye
> opener for very many who have no idea of what the Agamas really mean.
> Please be assured: We believe that you will not misguide us and if
anything
> you will err on the right side only.
>
> Please don't be put off by lack of response. It does happen to all writers
on
> the list.
> Please remember that you have scores of silent readers out there.
> Please continue this kainkaryam for our benefit. Looking forward to your
> series on   the Vaikhanasa Agamam
> Dasoham
> Anbil Ramaswamy
>
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