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RE: prostrating four times.

From: Sriram Ranganathan (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 18:47:13 PST

Dear Member(s),

Here is another interesting interpretation I heard in a discourse /
upanyAsam, when I was a kid.

The first two goes to PerumAl & PirAtti, the third to the person's direct
AchAryan, and the last to the person concerned.

And when we prostrate to the Divine Couple, we're on all fours just for

Whether it is the real reason or otherwise, I think it is a nice


--- Radha Varadarajan <>
> dear members,
> supreme pranams!
> i have this strange doubt, silly too.
> what is the tatparyam/idea behind prostrating 4
> times
> in vadakalai sampradayam?
> is there any specific reason or is it just done by
> convention?
> seking your blessings,
> radha.

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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