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October 21-22, Vijaya Dasami / Hayagriva Puja Day

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Mon Oct 21 1996 - 16:31:24 PDT

	jnAnAnanda-mayam devam nirmalas sphaTikAkRtim |
	AdhAram sarvavidyAnAm hayagrIvam upAsmahe ||

					-- hayagrIva stotram, 1

Dear Bhaktas,

This is just a reminder that Monday/Tuesday of this week
is Vijaya Dasami, on which Hayagriva Puja is performed
by Sri Vaishnavas.  Tradition avers that Sriman Narayana takes 
on the form of Lakshmi-Hayagriva to promulgate the Vedas. 
For this reason, Lord Hayagriva is very appropriately described 
by Swami Desikan as "AdhAram sarvavidyAnAm", the foundation of 
all knowledge.

SrI lakshmI hayavadana parabrahmaNe namah!

--
Mani