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From: V.Srimahavishnu (vsri_at_iitk.ac.in)
Date: Fri May 07 1999 - 05:44:36 PDT

          
    SrI rangarAja charaNau SaraNam prapadyE.

       Dear BhAgavatas,
                        My humble obeisances to you all. Though the issue
reg. the comments made by the friend of one of the members against our
sampradAyam is almost closed, I would like to say that it is not right on
anyone's part to argue that our Urdhva puNdra dhAraNam is not of Vedic
origin.
                  
                  There is one "kAtyAyanIya svEtamrudUrdhvapuNdrOpanishat",
 which exclusively deals with this subject. This upanishat
is of Vedic origin only, as SrI anandALwAn, who is a direct disciple of
SrI rAmAnuja, often refers to it as "kAtyAyanIya Sruti". Also this
upanishat was quoted by BhagavadrAmAnuja while countering the arguments of
the Saivas regarding the "vishNutvam" of the Lord of seven hills.                           
                                              
                                SrI SrInivAsa parabrahmaNE namah
                                            dAsan
                                     V.Srimahavishnu