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mAyA sItA

From: V.Srimahavishnu (vsri_at_iitk.ac.in)
Date: Fri May 28 1999 - 05:45:37 PDT

       
SrI SrInivAsa parabrahmNE namah.

        Dear BhAgavatas,

                           Please recall the lenghty discussions related
to this topic. Many memebers said we can't accept this story as authentic,
as it is not there in vAlmIki rAmAyaNa. 
 
            This mAyA sItA vruttAntam, which finds place in purANas
(BhavishyOttara/vArAha?), was quoted by BhagavadrAmAnuja in his arguments
with the Saivas of Tirupati region. So what I feel is this must be having
some kalpabhEdam and can't be dismissed as totally invalid narration.
      
                                  SrIvEnkatESa charaNau SaraNam prapadyE
                                               dAsan
                                            V.Srimahavishnu