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Shaivite vs. Vaishnavite faiths
Date: Wed Sep 20 1995 - 17:07:25 PDT

Greetings everyone.

I have mostly been a bystander and a curious reader on this mailing list.
Could someone on this group answer a long standing question that no one has
been able to answer for me. Why is it that the Smarthas of Tamil Nadu
worship both Shiva and Vishnu whereas the Sri Vaishnavas worship only
Vishnu? Maybe this is an FAQ on this group and the answer is archived
somewhere. If so could someone direct me to the appropriate place?
	Incidentally, I am of the Smartha tradition myself.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

-Srikanth Gopala