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Re: Pancha Sooktham recitation

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Sep 10 1998 - 19:23:41 PDT

Dear Sri Mani Varadarajan :

In Ahobila Mutt SampradhAyam ( Sri Sannidhi ) ,
Talikai is presented and is followed by 
KarpUra Haaratthi . Then follows Vedam , PurANams, 
Divya Prabhandham as SaaRRumurai Kramam . 
NaarAyaNOpanishad has a place here in the section 
on Atharva vedam .It is recited without svarams .
After that Apasthampa Gruhya Suthram , Srimadh
RaamAyaNam passage ,Vishnu PurANam , Srimadh Bhagavadh 
GitA , Srimadh BhAgavahtam , AhObila MahAthmyam,
ALavandhAr sthOthram , Sri BhAshyam , Sri GithArtha Sangraham ,
Sri Gita Bhaashyam, Sri Rahasya Thraya Saaram ,
PaadhukhA Sahsram excerpt , Yathi Raaja sapthathi ,
Sapth aRathna MaalikA , Srimadh Adhi VaNN SatakOpa
YathIndhra Vaibhava chandrikA , SampradhAya Prakasam 
and then sevai , SambhAvanAs .

The AtharvaNa Vedam portion with svaram is :
sannO dEvIrabhishtaya ---sravanthuna: 

NaarAyaNOpanishad follows .Aapasthampa Gruhya 
SUthram  is the next one in that order . 

V.Sadagopan   

At 10:06 AM 9/9/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 09, 1998 at 06:49:37AM -0700, muralidhar rangaswamy wrote:
>> It is absolutely not true that the Narayana Upanishad has no place 
>> in temple rituals. Such authoritative statements without facts to 
>> back them up are at best misleading. 
>
>Murali,
>
>My apologies if I was mistaken in my statement.
>Can you clarify where the nArAyaNa upanishad is
>in regular use in temple ritual? 
>Mani

It is covered in the above section .

>
>My impression was that other than in the 
>"mantra pushpam", Vedic recitation in Vaishnava temples 
>is almost exclusively from the Yajur Veda.  Pancaratra 
>temple priests are generally required to be from Yajur Veda.
>Mani

The reason why the Vedic recitation in (South Indian)
VaishNavite Temples is in Yajur Vedam is because of
the dominance of Yajur Vedam in Tamil Naadu and
Andhra PradEsh . Rg Vedam and Saama Vedam is not
that prevalent compared to Yajus SaakhA in south .
Yajur Vedam is also tied with the rituals . 
Ideally , you would see the use of Rg Vedam on 
the banks of river Narmadaa and Atharva Vedam in the North .
There  are detailed mapping of the prevalence of 
individula saakhAs in different parts of India  
and their influence on the local languages . 
The VaikAnasA preists also follow the Yajur Vedic 
tradition in their worships .

This is an interesting topic . I wrote a 64 page article 
on Veda SaakhAs and related matter in Tamil few 
years ago .That was read by prakrutham (Current )
Azhagiyasingar in his purvAsramam .I gave another
copy to Sri Murali Rangaswami . Research on Vedams
and Vedic topics is a wonderfully engaging activity 
for us .
V.Sadagopan