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[sv-rituals] Re: Thirumanjanam for Sri Lakshmi Narasimhan during PradhOsham

From: Rajeev Karamchedu (
Date: Tue Jun 25 2002 - 05:43:40 PDT


I have a couple of related question and I hope in the interest of
learning, the moderators approve the message which falls off the
edge of "SriVaishnavism".

1) I have known of some temples perform special pujas for Lord Siva
during pradOsha kaalam, which include thirumanjanam and veda mantra
pArAyaNam (incl. namakam/chamakam and purusha sUktam).
Question is:
     a) Has anyone else seen this in other temples ?

2) Where can I find more information regarding the pradOsha kAlam and
   the rites that surround it ?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Sadagopan" <>
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Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: Thirumanjanam for Sri Lakshmi Narasimhan during PradhOsham

| Dear BhakthAs:
| I am enclosing a query from a dear Bhakthan
| of Lord Lakshmi Narasimhan from Bangalore.
| adiyEn's response is that the Thirumnajanam
| (AbhishEkam ) for Sri Lakshmi Narasimhan in
| the PradhOsha Kaalam is not recommended .
| PradhOsham is early evening (Saayam sandhyA )
| and He is recognized as PradhOshakan . Our Lord was born
| as Nrusimhan to complete His avathAra Kaaryam.
| During PradhOsham , Mantra UccharaNam , japam are
| restricted. Mounam (silence ) needs to be observed.
| The only exception at PradhOsham seems to be the birth of
| SrI GodhA Sthuthi from Swamy Desikan , when ANDAL went out of
| Her way to bless the AchAryan with Her darsana SoubhAgyam
| at SrI VilliputthUr.  Swamy broke his mounam during that
| PradhOsha Kaalam and burst forth into exquisite salutation
| to Andal , which we treasure as GodhA Sthuthi.
| Lord Rudran is recognized as "AbhishEka PriyO Siva:".
| AbhishEkam can be done to Him at any time.Infact many of
| You mihgt have noticed a pot of water over Siva Lingams
| that drips slowly on the head of the Lingam to signify
| abhishElkam .
| Our Thirumanjanams have Veda Manthrams as a part
| of the sacred ritual(Purusha Sooktham et al).They
| can not be recited during PradhOsha Kaalam inview
| of the restrictions on the recitation of manthrAs.
| Thirumanjanam on a Svathi day is most auspicious
| to Lord Narasimhan. Any other PuNya Kaalam is
| also very appropriate.
| Other BhakthAs are invited to comment .
| V.Sadagopan
| >At 10:32 PM 6/21/02 -0700, you wrote:
| >>Respected Sadagopan Uncle,
| >>I want a small help and clarification.
| >>
| >>It is said that if You perform Thirumanjanam to Lord Narasimha on
| Pradosha(Dwadeshi) day in the pradosha kala  all you wishes will be
| fulfilled. I went to my wife native ( she is from Hassam Iyengar Family)
| place in Shanthigram a place near Chanrayapatna /Hassan. I paid the
| necessary charges for Thirumanjanam. Now the person incharge informed that
| He has to check with the learned scholar whether in Agama shastra the
| thirumanjanam can be done in Sandhya Kala on Pradosha day. Correct me if i
| am wrong . Lord Narasimha was born on Pradosha day / kala ( Sandhaya kala)
| and is there anything wrong in performing Thirumanjanam in Evening.
| >>
| >>Your clarification in this regard will be helpful to me.
| >>
| >>I have postponed the thirumanjanam to next pradosha day pending
| >>
| Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka
| Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:
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