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Re: Definitions of visvadevas & pracetas?

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Mon Nov 09 1998 - 09:22:45 PST

>Subject: Re: Definitions of visvadevas & pracetas?
>Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 10:52:53 EST
>Dear Bhagavatas:
>May I supplement (and NOT meant to supplant) the illuminating treatise of
>Sreeman Sadagopan Swami on the subject?

Dear BhakthAs and VedAbhimAnis :
I am delighted that Sri Anbil Swamy
provided additional information that
rounds off my input.
I appreciate it sincerely .
Vasu  , Rudra , AdityAs are also
descriptions of BrahmachAris of different
levels of austerity ( the lengths of
years of celibacy )in one intrepretaion .


>Vasus are a class of manes.They are usually referred to as Ashta (8) Vasus and
>considered along with Ekadasa (11) Rudras and Dwadasa (12) Adityas (Sovereign
>principles) considered to dwell in the Pitruloka. We offer Til and Water on
>Amavasya and other Pitru days for our parents, grandparents and Great grand
>parents represented respectively by Vasu, Rudra and Aditya. They were
>considered in Vedic times as the personification of natural phenomena or
>spheres of existence or dwellings