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Re: [sv-rituals] Abhivadhanam

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org)
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 15:38:56 PDT

Regarding the abhivAdana itself, it is probably to avoid
unintended discrimination and disrespect that our acharyas
have recommended that after samaasrayanam a simple 
'aDiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan' is enough, instead of a full
abhivAdana.  Further, the self-description in the
abhivAdana refers to one's gotra, varNa, etc., which
signify material connections.  Why not describe oneself
in a manner befitting one's svarUpa?

There is a sloka from itihAsa samuccaya, 'ekAnti vyapadeshTavyo
naiva grAma-kulAdhibhiH...' that mentions this principle.

aDiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,
Mani


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