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From: Krishna Kalale (kkalale1_at_san.rr.com)
Date: Sat May 22 1999 - 23:07:38 PDT
-----Original Message----- From: Sudarsan Parthasarathy [SMTP:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 9:03 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Digest bhakti.v003.n381 > Sri Raamajayam Also for quite a few years, I have personally tried to understand why Sri Vaishnavites do not go to non-Sri Vaishnavite temples. I heard several arguments ranging from "Sriman Narayanan is Parathvam", so no need to worship Anya Devathaas who are not subservient to lord. In other cases some had use Puraanic examples of where Anya Devathaas had resorted to jealous acts against Sriman Narayana and they are thus not worthy of our worship. On careful analysis of our Nithya karmas(like Santhya Vandhanam, Yajnas, Homam etc, where we still invoke prayers to Anya Devathaas), we specifically worship the other Devas/Devathaas and not the Antharyami Sriman Naarayanan in them, "like Rudra Daivatyam Vrushabavahanaam" in Maadhyanika Sandhya. ********************** [Krishna Kalale] Dear sri sudarshan, I would like to know where in madhyanhika does this mantra comes - Rudra Daivatyam Vrushabavahanaam? to my knowledge such a mantra does not exist. If it does some "shaivite vadyaar" might have brought that up, since sandhyavandanam is pretty flexible and different versions exist. I do know that in shraddha mantras other devatas are brought up. Vedartha samgraha and even nirukti which is common to all vedantic systems clears up that those words of anyadevatas basically directly or through antaryami denote srimannarayana. Even sayana bhasya agrees with this. Hence there is no controversy. I really dont understand what is meant by this sentence written by you : "" sudarshan wrote: Of course Parathvam is Sriman Naarayanan, and all the Parabhakthi, Paragnana, Prapatthi, we seek comes from this merciful Parabrahmam of Sriman Naarayanan, even if we seek it from other Gods/Demi-Gods(words from the Geetha) [Krishna Kalale] ( where is this in bhagavad gita? and what exactly is the meaning of the original verses of bhagavad gita? . [Krishna Kalale] [Krishna Kalale] Sudarshan wrote: I was even more confused why we do not worship a Shiva Linga, or Ganesha in their idol form. [Krishna Kalale] I think this issue has been dealt with several times in the bhakti archives and I am sure [Krishna Kalale] one can find those easily [Krishna Kalale] "