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Re: UpavAsa vrathAnushtAnams, pAraNam, naimiththika ArAdhanams, pAdukA ArAdhanams
Date: Sun May 13 2001 - 18:56:28 PDT

--- In bhakti-list@y..., M.S.HARI Madabhushi Sarangarajan Hari 
<mshari@u...> wrote:
> Dear SrI VaishNavas,
> I have written detailed articles on the following subjects
> after writing on IgyA (laghu-tiruvArAdhana kramam) &
> Urdva-puNdra dhAraNa vidhi
> 1. UpavAsa vrathAnushtAnams (EkAdaSi, SravaNa-dwAdaSI, 
> SrI Jayanthi, SrI rAma navami, SrI nrusimha jayanthi etc)
> 2. pAraNam (dwAdaSI, trayOdaSi(after SravaNa dwAdaSI) etc)
> and theertha-pAraNam

Its not without  reason that our ancestors have included UpavAsam and
pAraNam. Scientific evidence clearly states that fasting followed by
a vegetarian diet effectively treats Rheumatoid Arthritis. The pity is 
we give up all these simple anushtAnams and later get treated by 
allopathic medicine which is notorious for 'Swallow One Tablet Get 10 
Side effects free'. 

Similar are the reasons behind AhAra Niyamam. Just because we are not 
able to scientifically validate them does not prove them invalid. It 
just states that science is not yet armed with the right tools. Mere 
patch clamps and Atomic Force microscopes arent enough for these.

With Kindest Regards
Rajagopalan Srinivasan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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