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Re: Pancha Sooktham recitation

From: Sadagopan (
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 . 


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. 
>My apologies if I was mistaken in my statement.
>Can you clarify where the nArAyaNa upanishad is
>in regular use in temple ritual? 

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.

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 .