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RE: Ashaucham & Nitya Karma

From: Rajagopalan, Murli (Murli)** CTR ** (
Date: Fri Oct 23 1998 - 07:13:05 PDT

Dear Muralidhar Rangaswamy and all other bhaagawatas,
With regard to Nitya Karma, you (Sreemaan Muralidhar Rangawamy) mention that
only the Gaayatri and the thirumantram are of Vedic origin.  Does this mean
that all other mantrams like the gaayatri aavahana and gaayatri udhvaasana
and several other mantras that occur in the sandhya vandanam (depending on
the shaakha one belongs to) are all of pourANic origin?  Maybe what you mean
is that of the mantras that we use for japam, only two are of Vedic origin.
Anyway, for now, I will assume the latter.
-- adiyEn
-- murali kadambi

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> From: 	L. Vijayaraman[]
> Sent: 	Thursday, October 22, 1998 1:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	RE: Ashaucham & Nitya Karma
> Sriman Narayana,
> This is in referrence to adiyen's doubt on Ashaucham & Nitya karma, the 
> private discussions between adiyen and Sriman Muralidhar Rangaswamy. 
> adiyen feel the latest mail from Sriman Muralidhar Rangaswamy is worth 
> reading by other members of this bhakti group, even though this is not in 
> relation with the doubts mentioned erstwhile. It all originated from the
> point 
> of reciting Prathama Rahasyam soon after Gayatri japam but before Gayatri 
> upasthAnam, the procedure which is adopted by AhObila Mutt sisyas.
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> H.H. Srimad Andavan Swami of 
> Poundarikapuram Ashramam stressed on the importance of Nitya Anushtanam 
> during my last visit to India (June 1997). In it he 
> mentioned that only two Mantrams have their origins directly from the 
> Vedas
> (1)Gayathri Mantram
> (2) Ashtakshara Mantram
> All other Mantrams are of PuraNic origin. Therefore, these two 
> Mantrams occupy a pride of place for every Sri Vaishnava. Gayathri, 
> the mother of Vedas, points the way to Lord Narayana, the Veda Purushan. 
> Consequently, recitation of Tirumantram follows the 
> recitation of the Gayathri Mantram. 
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> dasan
> Vijayaraman