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Vaisnava Naamaalu

From: Eswar Josyula (
Date: Wed Oct 18 1995 - 09:56:26 PDT

This is about Krish's e-mail where he was appalled that Vaisnanva
naamalu are given importance.

It really hurt me to read the e-mail that the naamalu adorned
on the body are viwed as some kind of blind rituals.

Whenver I see a Vaisnava with the naamalu on the body, they remind
me of the holy names of God and the paramatma within each and
every being.  

I pay my respectful obeisances to those Vaisnavas on this group
and elsewhere who adorn the Vaisnava markings. Blessed are these
people for their faith and conviction in Vishnu and His para-
phernalia.  I do not feel that I am even qualified to be the servant 
of the servant of the servant of such Vaisnavas.

-Eswar Josyula