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Re:Iyer/Iyengar

From: Gopaul Lakshmanan (visnu_sri_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue May 04 1999 - 10:57:34 PDT

Sri:
SrimatE Gopala Desikaya Nama:

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--- Ms. Lakshmi Srinivas wrote:
If he does not do that, you have no recourse but to hit him on the head with 
a blunt object ;-)))

Lakshmi Srinivas.

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Dear Bhagavathas:

Please do not hit anybody on the head even if it is a blunt object. 
"KapAlam" is very sacred.

In Tamil everybody is "Iyer".  If you listen to general populace, you are 
sure to hear "IyyA vandAchchA?" and similar usage meaning respect for the 
person.  This is applied to Iyengar priest or person also. No one asks 
"Iyengar vandachchA?".  This seems to agree with my ("IYER?")friend's 
reasoning that all brahmins(let us not go into 'who is a brahmin?') are 
"SMARTHAS", meaning they practice "SMRUTHI".

adiYen dAsan
Lakshmanan

                       NAMO NARAYANAYA
                SARVAM SRI KRISHNARPANAMASTU













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