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From: Jagan Mohan R. Naidu (jagan_at_telebot.net)
Date: Wed May 05 1999 - 16:00:02 PDT
Dear Bhaktas, Can it be that anyone irrespective of the caste that he is born into, after initiation and the Pancha Samskaram from a Guru of our Paramara becomes technically a Iyengar? Does Caste play any or important role in Bhakthi? If it doesnt, is it justified to use 'IyengAr' as a title or as a term to differentiate between bhaktas born in SriVaishnava families from others? In what sense can 'IyengAr' be used and in what context/situation? Adiyen, Jagan Mohan, Ramanujadasan. -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Venkatesh K. Elayavalli Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 11:06 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Iyer/Iyengar "IyengAr" means 'Iyndu angam Udayavar'or'Iyndu kAryangaL Udayavar'. These five refers to the 'Pancha SamskAram'. It also means the fiva angAs of prapatti. We can in general say that this PanchaSamskAram gives one the name "IyengAr".