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Re: CLARIFY ME PLEASE

From: Murali Seshadri (murali_svsh_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 15:16:04 PST

Learned members of the group: I would like to request
you to post your answers on this question to the whole
of the group for the benefit of all of us. I was
planning on posting a similar question to the mailing
list.

1) There are various satsang groups (not
SriVaishnavite satsang groups) that sing Siva bajans
in addition to Krishna, Raama etc.. Many of us are
associated with such groups due to our physical
proximity to such groups and also due to the various
good social service activities that these groups are
involved with. I seek advice from learned members of
this bhati list to kindly guide us on this issue as to
what position we should be taking.


2) Sri Vishnu Sahasranama has a quite a few references
to the nama 'Siva'. But Sri Vishnu Sahasranama is
recited in all our temples (I mean - Perumal temples).


Having said that, I know staunch Sri Vaishnavites does
not visit any Siva or Ambal temples. ('Sriman Narayana
is the only God that we should surrender to and we
dont and shouldnt do that to any demi-Gods' - this
probably will be the reason given by a SriVaishnavite
on this). Even during the times of Emberumanar, we
have heard to the incident where in Koorathalvar would
not accept the supremacy of Siva even after his eyes
were goughed.

Can someone explain the discrepancy here (if there
really is any)?

Apologies for any unintended mistakes in the
questions.

Thanks a lot,


Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

Murali Sadagopan Seshadri


--- vamsidhara@yahoo.com wrote:
> I belong to vadagalai sampradaya and got my
> samasrayanam done by his 
> Divine Grace Sri Sri Mukkur Swami. I am yet to
> undertake the 
> parasamarpanam ( Bharanyasam). I have a question to
> this group:
> 
> I have been associated with a SAT SANGA every week
> for about 2 hours 
> involving myself in a BHAJAN in which songs composed
> in praise of 
> Lord krishna, Lord Jagannnatha and all other SRI
> VISHNU MOORTHIs by 
> SRI SRI Krishna Premi Swami is being sung by few of
> the devotees of 
> Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swami.In the first half an
> hour the devotees 
> sing bhajans in praise of acharyas belong to saiva
> sampradaya for eg 
> BHAVAN NAMA BODENDRAL,ETC AND ALSO  in praise of Sri
> Krishna premi 
> swami. But the rest one and half hours is devoted to
> krishna bajans. 
> Please clarify whether it is in order to involve
> myself in such a 
> satsang praising the other acharyas AFTER OBTAINING
> THE 
> PARASAMARPANAM which I intend taking shortly.Also
> clarify whether I 
> can continue listening to the lectures of SRI
> krishna premi swami 
> lectures ( as he basically follows advaita samprdaya
> )after my 
> PARASAMARPANAM.
> 
> ADIYEN RAMANUJA DASAN
> 
> NIRVALUR RAMANUJAM GOVINDARAJAN
> 
> 
> 
>
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