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Re: Significance of Karthigai for Vaishnavas

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Nov 28 1999 - 06:02:50 PST

Dear Sri Jaisimman:

There are a  lot of references directly
and indirectly to the TejOmaya Moorthy ,
Sriman NaarAyaNA as Agni SvarUpan in
AzhwAr's Paasurams and Vedhams .

Since no one has responded to your query sofar,
I will write about these references next week
to provide a perspective.
best wishes,

 At 10:39 AM 11/25/99 +0800, you wrote:
>Dear Vaishnavas,
>Hare Krishna.
>A good lady recently asked me about the significance of Karthigai for
>Vaishnavas.Any one could help shed some light on the basis of Alvar
Pasurams, etc. ?
>Also, the Shivaites celebrate this by burning sokappan, commemorating Lord
>Shiva's appearing as a jyoti to settle the dispute between Lord Brahma and
>Lord Vishnu as to who the supreme is. This of course is not accepted by
>sattvika puranas and those who follow them, ie. the Vaishnavas.
>What is the Vaishnava opinion on this, with due reference to authentic
>scriptural sources ?
>Vaishnava dasanu dasan,
>R. Jai Simman