I would like to know about Bagavad Ramanuja’s philosphy on role of women in doing pooja of the saligrama. If a women in married to a family who are not srivaishnavas can she still take a saligrama from the parents family and do the pooja. Your repsonse would be highly appreciated.
IT IS ONLY MEN RECOMMENDED TO DO THE SALAGRAMA PUJA, BUT NOT LADIES. THERE IS NO QUESTION OF SAMPRADAYA. IT IS A COMMON RULE FOR ALL THE SAMPRADAYAS. FOR SALAGRAMA, SO MANY MANTHRAS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CHANTED, WHICH MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO THEM. THEN, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING PUJA, YOU CAN HAVE VIGRAHAS LIKE GODA, KRISHNA, RAMA ETC., AND DO THEM WELL. EVEN IF THERE IS AN UNAVOIDABLE BREAK IN BETWEEN, HERE AND THERE, IT IS ACCEPTABLE.