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Re: [sv-rituals] Abhivadhanam

From: Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (
Date: Tue Apr 16 2002 - 09:43:36 PDT

ShrImAn Anand:

It is true that you cannot do abhivAdanam to a sanyasi or a Women.  However, 
you can do abhivAdanam to your mother.  Similarly you should also not do 
abhivAdanam to someone who does not know the proper way of responding to the 

On a related matter, you are not supposed to prostrate before the priest or 
others inside a temple.  Only the Lord is given that respect.

S. Vijayaraghavan
Buffalo, NY

>From: "Anand Vasudevan" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [sv-rituals] Abhivadhanam
>Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 09:12:25 +0530
>		Dear bhagavathas,
>			I would like to know when to do abhivathanam & I know you cannot do 
>abhivadhanam to women. Is there any exceptions to this rule & what are the 
>other restrictions for doing abhivadhanam? Also can one do abhivadhanam to 
>sanyasis(esp when they are not your acharya?) I request the learned 
>bhagavathas to clarify this silly doubt of mine.
>		Ranganathan thiruvadiyae charanam.
>		Anand.

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