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Vedic deities

From: Praveena (
Date: Sun May 30 1999 - 00:16:58 PDT

Namo Narayana

Shri Anantha Padmanabhan wrote
It is established in vEdAnta that, as far as a
mumukshu/paramaikAntin is concerned, while he is either
adopting certain upAsana Or performing nitya - naimittika
karmAs, he has to perform the meditation/worship to only
SrIman nArAyaNA, with the required knowledge as discussed
above. Ofcourse, the option to perform exclusive worship
to anya dEvatAs in these circumstances is very much there -
It is adopted by those who are not paramaikAntins/mumukshus;
they will get certain fruit of that worship accoringly.

As mentioned above, ParamaikAntins/mumukshus do not pray (even)
to our lord seeking  certain materialistic fruits. This being the case, in
our wedding ceremonies why is it that we ask our lord for so many things?
Should this be adopted even by a paramaikAntin/mumukshu?

I read the wedsite " The Vedic Wedding ceremony" by Shri Sadagopan swami.
This also mentions that during wedding we pray to Sriman Narayana manifested
in the form of anya devatas for different fruits like health, longevity,
prosperity, happiness ...

My question is should a prapanna who surrenders every thing to the lord and
accepts life as it is, chant these Veda mantras during marriage?

Sita Rama Jayam
Praveena nAmni Ramanuja dasi