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Re: The issue at Srirangam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 08:01:27 PST

Dear Srimathi Kalyani :

Prasnam means Question in general .
PrasnOpanishad thus consists of 
Six Questions ( and the six answers for them ).

Prasnam in KeraLa dEsam is AaarooDam or
JyOthisham to predict the future and
explain the past .KeraLA has many scholars
known for JyOthisham . They use the maanthric
procedures to diagnose happenings and 
suggest shAnthis.MalayALa JyothishAs are
well celebrated for this Prasnam prctises.


At 01:06 PM 3/20/01 +0530, you wrote:
>dear bhaktas,
the report says that 'Prasnam' was seen  for 
>Srirangam temple recently with the help of a group from kerala.The
>thiruppani committee, some Govt. officials, local Srivaishnavas, and some
>Koil archakas were present during 'Prasnam'.
>It seems that facts about the' Past' was  accurate; and some defects in the
>present pooja procedures and administration in the temple were pointed out
>!It was also suggested that all improvements or corrections should be done
>according to the Agama shastra of the temple.

>What is a 'PRASNAM'anyway?
>Smt. R.Kalyani,

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