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Divya prabandha parayanam..Karthikai??

From: P.B.Anand (
Date: Mon Nov 24 1997 - 02:39:21 PST

Dear Bhagavathal,

I am an ignoramus in these matters and I am posting this to clarify my 
agnana. I was told by elders that during the Karthikai period, generally 
the dravida prabandham is not recited. Apparently the period ahs already 
started and continues till about March. My doubts are 

a. whether discussion about the pasurams where the original is also 
quoted is allowed during this period.

b. whether recitation/parayanam in temples is permitted (perhaps there 
are 'sadharana nyaya' and 'visesha nyaya' interpretations).

Erudite members of the group including Mani/ Dr. Sadagopan/ Bharadwaj may 
kindly clarify. 

Will be very grateful for your responses.

P.B. Anand