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Re: Japam Vidhi Clarification

From: Rajeev Karamchedu (
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 06:27:12 PDT



Does the starting point on the right hand for the counting
has any significance at all?

During my conversations with other non-srivaishnava friends,
I came to know that they start the counting from the middle
of the ring finger (the second notch) and move clockwise.

It was also indicated to me that the counting takes a shape of praNavam.

I would appreciate your notes on this. Thank You

Rajeev wrote:
The count is done with fingers and thumb
of the right hand in the prescribed way .
One moves it clockwise until one comes to starting
point (10 counts). Japa Maalai is not used for
GaayathrI japam .

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