Jai srimannarayana Raviji!

Happy for the interest you have in knowing the facts.

Udayavar means possessor. Lord Ranganattha bestowed this title to Ramanuja Swamy when Swamy entered Srirangam. Ramanuna Swamy is the owner of this world, called Li:la: vibhu:thi, and eternal abode of God that is Nithya Vibhu:thi. Hence, Swamy became Udayavar.

Emberuma:na:r is the title given by his own Guru Sri Go:shttipurna Swamy, otherwise called as Thiru kkottiyur Nambi. When the sacred manthra revealed to the world by Ramanuja Swamy at the cost of His own life’s risk, his guru astonished and said that you are greater than us. Em perum a:na:r.

Swamy’s mortal body is there in the Sannidhi, which is called Udayavar Sannidhi in Srirangam temple. It is considered that the body is not just mortal, and he is also the guru to the Lord, and then it is the command of Lord Himself, they kept the body in the temple for daily worship. It is accepted for acharyas.

Thirumanjanam is not done to the mu:la mu:thy because they apply pachchkarpuram like stuff over the body.

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Jai srimannaryana !

We were clear that de:vathas are also ji:vas, who took this life as per their previous punya visesham. Consuming that, those de:vathas will again go to get some other body as per their karmic records. This is what Lord Krushna said in the concluding slokas of 8th chapter of Bhagavad Githa ‘a:bramha bhuvana:d lo:kah punar a:vartino:rjuna!’

We need not know where those soles were in their previous life or after their post is over.
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Firstly, it was never said that Rama is the ONLY one who had followed father’s words. But he is one of the first ones who has excelled and stood as an example for the way a son should respect and obey the father. In fact, Dasaratha, Rama’s father could not order in words that Rama has to go into forests for fourteen years. But, Rama understood the situation of his father and the thoughts in his heart and followed the unsaid words. This is the greatness of Rama.

When Bharatha approached Rama and began to plead him to come back to kingdom, Rama refused. Bharatha even said to Rama, ‘Dear brother, Father has given me the kingdom. Now that the kingdom is in my hands, I would like to give it to you. Let me go to the forests’. Rama answered, ‘Father is no longer here to change his order. We are not authorised to exchange/alter/edit his wish. Let us just follow father’s words.’

– From the ‘Q&A Session’ with Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, Ramayana Tarangini, 2017

Is it fair that Sri Rama sent Sitha Devi away into forests?

Sri Rama is a Chakravarthi, a ruler. A ruler’s duty does not begin and end at a specific point in a day. His primary responsibility is to ensure every person is happy under his rule at all times. Even a single penny taken away from a hundred disqualifies it from being hundred. Therefore, he could not disregard the disapproval of even one person.

Swasukha: nirabhila:shaha – If everyone is happy when Sitha lives separately from Rama, then it is better that they both sacrifice their happiness for the sake of everyone else. This is what Sri Rama believed in.

However, there is a hidden and agreed reasoning behind why Sri Rama’s decision in this regard is fair.

When Rama had to go to forests for 14 years to abide by the decision of his father, everyone in the kingdom followed him through the journey for an entire day. Rama had begun his journey early hours next day without telling all his followers because he had to make sure everyone lives their life as usual. However when Sitha Devi was let go to the forests, no-one questioned, disagreed or asked him to bring her back – including the ministers and sages. This shows that a lot of people were okay with Rama’s decision. In such a case, Rama had to sacrifice his happiness. Sri Rama and Sitha Devi are therefore considered our ultimate saviours because they think and act for the happiness of all of us than for themselves. Sitha Devi is always happy to support Rama for ensuring he succeeds as a ruler. Also, Rama left her under divine guidance and shade of a great sage, Valmiki. It is important to go through the root scripture, Valmiki Ramayana to understand the reasoning and secrets rather than depend on other sources. Let all the rulers learn the good deed of working to the benefit of everyone in their jurisdictions.

Following the Acharya verdict is the only way we have to act. Bhagvad Ramananujacharya said that do service to Lord Narayana, And Narayana is all pervasive. That means the whole world is His divine Form. You always serve anyone through ones’ body only. If so, you need to serve Lord Narayana also through His Body that is the world. In that world wherever there is need that is to which you need to offer service as His Service. That is real a:ra:dhana. That is real da:sya of Narayana. That is what our acharyas did and we also do follow them.
” Talking superficial words and not knowing properly is the way of pitiable persons ”

1 ) ALL MONTHS ARE HOLIER IN THEIR OWN WAY. EACH HAS SOME IMPORTANT EVENT. SO IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO DISCRIMINATE. YET, CHAITRAM IS GOOD BECAUSE IT IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL THE MONTHS. WHERE AS MARGASI:RSHA IS BETTER BECAUSE ALL THE CROPS ARE REACHING ON TO HAND TO ENJOY. SO ON AND SO FORTH.

2 ) AGAIN EACH OF THE EKADASIS HAS ITS OWN MERIT. YET, VIAKUNTTA E:KA:DASI IS BETTER TO OBSERVE, ATLEAST, IF NOT ALL.

3 ) ONE NEEDS TO DO THE REGULAR SANDHYA AND PUJA TAKE THEERTHAMS. OFFERING UNCOOKED FOOD LIKE FRUITS ETC., IS GOOD. OR ELSE, OFFER SOME PREPARATION WITH SWEET AND FLOUR USING THINGS OTHER THAN RICE AND OFFER THEM TO THE LORD. USING SALT ALSO IS NOT GOOD ON E:KA:DASI. THEN TAKE PRASADAM AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE. OR REDUCE TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE ON THAT DAY.

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MARRIAGE IS SOMETHING THAT MAKES A TRIANGLE BONDAGE, BETWEEN COUPLE, AND BOTH THE FAMILIES. ALL THEY SHOULD ACCEPT AND PERFORM IT IN A MOOD OF JOY. IT SHOULD NOT BE DONE WITH FORCE WITH SADNESS.

HENCE, IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO ENTERTAIN LOVE WITH PROPER PERSONS OF UNDERSTANDING. BOTH BOY AND THE GIRL SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE SAMPRADAYAM AND SYSTEM OF THE FAMILIES. UNFORTUNATELY NOW A DAYS IT IS MISSING AND THUS CREATING DEPRESSION AMONG THE CHILDREN AND THE PARENTS.

ONE CAN BECOME VAISHNAVITE IF SANKHA AND CHAKRA IS TAKEN ALONG WITH MANTHRAM FROM A PROPER GURU. THEN, A VAISHNAVITE WILL NOT WORSHIP ALL THE DEVATHAS BUT RESPECTS ALL THE SAMPRADAYAS AND DEVATHAS TOO. HE WORSHIPS ONLY VISHNU AND HIS PARIVARAM.

ACCEPTING BOTH THE PARENTS IS VERY MUCH IMPORTANT. SO YOU TRY TO INFORM YOUR PARENTS FIRST AND THEN ASK THEM TO APPROACH HER PARENTS. LET HER ALSO APPROACH HER PARENTS AND CONVINCE THEM TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE WITH YOUR PARENTS. IF THAT IS DONE FIRST, OTHER THINGS MAY BE SORTED OUT SOON.
If the parents are not able to come to an understanding, then we suggest you and the girl also to be restrained yourself from the proposal of marriage.

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IF YOU ARE A BRAHMACHARY, YOU NEED NOT OBSERVE THE UNTOUCHABILITY. YOU NEED TO TAKE A SNANAM, AFTER KNOWING THE MESSAGE AND THAT IS ALL. BUT THIS RULE WILL APPLY IF YOUR ANUSHTTANAM IS LIKE A BRAHMACHARI. THAT IS, YOU MUST BE PERFORMING SANDHYA VANDANAM 3 TIMES A DAY. AGNI KARYAM 2 TIMES ETC. IF NOT ALL AT LEAST SANDHYAVANDANAM.
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IF NOT ALL THE ACTIVITIES, ATLEAST, WHAT TTD IS DOING IN PRINTING THE CONSORT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LORD IS RIGHT. IN ALL THE TRADITIONAL TEMPLES AND ALSO IN ALL THE TRADITIONAL HOUSES, LADIES ARE PLACED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HUSBAND ONLY. NOT ON THE LEFT SIDE AT ALL. FOR THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MALE IS AUSPICES TO
HIM AND THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LADY IS AUSPICES TO HER. ALWAYS, EVERYBODY WANTS THAT HIS OR HER BETTER HALF SHOULD BE ON THE AUSPICES SIDE ONLY. THEN, MALE SHOULD COME ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LADY AND LADY SHOULD COME ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MALE. DHARMA SASTHRAS RECOMMEND THIS SYSTEM ONLY. IN SRIVAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYAM, ALL SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOLLOW THIS TRADITION ONLY.

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KRISHNASHTAMI OR ” SRI JAYANTHI ” AS SRI VAISHNAVITES CALL IT, SHOULD BE CELEBRATED, IN A DAY WHEN DURING THE SUN’S STAYS IN SIMHA RASI, AND WHEN ROHINI STAR OR ASHTAMI THITTHI, STAY WITHOUT ANY POLLUTION.

POLLUTION MEANS, BY THE TIME OF SUN RAISE, THAT PARTICULAR STAR OR THITTHI, ENJOINING WITH THE PREVIOUS ONE. THEY CALL IT AS “VIDDHA”.

TO CELEBRATE THE FUNCTION, OUT OF BOTH THITHHI AND STAR, WHICHEVER WILL REMAIN LONG WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED TO BE THE ONE FOR FUNCION. IF THAT REMAINS TO THE MORNING THAT IS ENOUGH, THAT NEED BE THERE DURING MID NIGHT. BUT THAT DAY CAN BE TAKEN “PURE” FOR PERFORMING THE FUNCTION. IT IS BECAUSE THE
KRISHNA’S JANM SLOKA SAYS

“SIMHA RA:SOW ASITHE: PAKSHE: RO:HINYA:M ASHTAMI: THITTHOW |
CHARAMA:RTTHA PRADA:THA:RAM KRUSHNAM VANDE: JAGAD GURUM ||”

(Swamiji is refereing to the year 2006)

NOW ON 15TH OR 16TH OF AUGUST, SIMHA RASI ENTRANCE TO SUN HAS NOT HAPPENED AT ALL. HE IS STILL IN KARKATAKA RASI. HE IS ENTERING INTO SIMHA RA:SI ON 17TH IN THE EVENING AT 6.48 pm. SO PERFORMING HIS FUNCTION IN AUGUST, IS NOT PROPER.

DURING September, ON 15TH SUN IS IN SIMHA RASI, THOUGH PURE ROHINI WAS ON PREVIOUS DAY, BUT ASHTAMI GOT POLLUTED ON 14TH, HENCE THAT DAY IS NOT GOOD, WHICHEVER WILL REMAIN TILL END CAN BE TAKEN, SO, ASHTAMI STAYS ON 15H ALSO AND THAT TOO WITHOUT ANY POLLUTION, SO “15TH SEPTEMBER” WILL BE OUR “SRI JAYANTHI’
DAY.

WE ARE SURE WE DID NOT CONFUSE YOU MUCH.

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DOING FASTING IN TOTAL, TAKING A:RA:DHANA THI:RTHAM AND A VERY LITTLE PRASADAM IS REALLY GOOD. IF ONE IS NOT ABLE TO OBSERVE THAT, BETTER TO REDUCE THE FOOD AS LESS AS POSSIBLE THAN THE REGULAR ONE, OK!!!

WE DID NOT HEAR THE STORY OF THITHIES GOING TO LORD ETC……LORD RAMA BORN ON NAVAMI, LORD KRISHNA BORN ON ASHTAMI. THERE IS A PURPOSE BEHIND CHOOSING THOSE DATES BY THEM.

1) LORD RAMA, A PU:RNA MA:NAVA AVATHA:RAM. HE NEVER SAID THAT HE WAS GOD. INSPITE OF DEVATHAS SAYING SO, HE DENIED THAT. THAT PU:RNATHWAM IS SHOWN BY THITTHI ” 9 “. NINE AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, IS A PU:RNA SAMKHYA.
INDESTRUCTIBLE NUMBER IT IS. MANUSHYA SHOULD LIVE LIKE THAT IN THE HISTORY, BY PRACTISING HUMANE QUALITIES, LIKE THAT OF LORD RAMA.

2) LORD KRISHNA, IS THE INCORNATION OF LORD HIMSELF DIRECTLY ON THIS EARTH. HE IS NOT A MAN LIKE SRI RAMA. WHILE LOOKING AT LORD KRISHNA, ONE SHOULD NOT THINIK OF MAN AT ALL. HE IS GOD-HIMSELF. ACCORDING TO THE
VEDAS, GOD WILL BE REVEALED THOUGH A MANTHRA THAT IS ” 8 ” SYLLABLES, CALLED ASHTA:KSHARI MAHA MANTHRA. THAT IS WHY HE CHOSE TO BE THE EIGHTTH BORN TO DE:VAKI DE:VI, AND 8TH THITTHI ALSO.

ACCORDING TO THE JYOTHISHA, THOSE ARE NOT BE TAKEN AS GOOD DAYS TO START SOME NEW ACTIVITY AND THAT IS SA;STHRA, WHICH NEED TO BE OBSERVED. BECAUSE SA:STHRA IS ALSO THE ORDINACE OF GOD-HIMSELF. HENSE, FOLLOWING THAT IS RESPECTING HIM ONLY.

WE WON’T PERFORM ONLY THITTHIS TO LORD SRIRAMA & KRISHNA. SOME PEOPLE DO SO, THOSE WHO DON’T OBSERVE RIGHT SA:STHRA. OBSERVING THEIR BIRTH STARS, IS ONLY THE CUSTOMERY BY TRADITIONAL SRI VAISHNAVITES. SRIRAMA
NAVAMI BECAME FAMOUS, BECAUSE OF LORD SRIRAMA CHENDRA AT BHADRACHELAM IN ANDHRA PRADESH. THE CONSECRATION OF THAT TEMPLE TOOK PLACE ON THAT DAY AND STARTED CELEBRATING KALYANAM ON NAVAMI, ACCORDING TO A:GAMAS.

PEOPLE STARTED NAVAMI-CELEBRATIONS.

FOR KRISHNA’S BIRTHDAY, EVEN TODAY, WE OBSERVE RO:HINI ONLY. IT IS ONLY NON-VAISHNAVITES, WHO DO NOT FOLLOW RIGHT SA:STHRA, OBSERVE SRA:VANA BAHULA ASHTAMI ONLY. WE SEE THAT RO:HINI STAR SHOULD BE PURE AND
ASHTAMI THITTHI SHOULD BE PURE AND THEN ONLY OBSERVE THAT CELEBRATION.

LEAVE ALL THIS, THEY BORN ON SOME THITTHIS AND YOU SHOULD PERFORM THEM AS THEIR BIRTHDAYS. WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE ANY OBJECTION AT ALL, WHETHER OR NOT TO PERFORM THAT ON THAT DAY?

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THE BIRTH STAR OF YOUR BABY WAS PU:RVA BHA:DRA ONLY. YOU NEED NOT CHANGE THE TIME AND CALCULATE THE DIFFERENCE OF TIME ETC., AND BREAK THE HEAD. TAKE THE PANCHA:NGAM HERE AND TAKE THE EXACT TIME FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT, TAKE THE DAY AND DATE OF LOCAL CALCULATION, LOOK INTO THE PANCHANGAM AND DECIDE THE STAR OR THITTHI. IN THAT WAY YOURS’ NOW IS PU:RVA:BHADRA ONLY.

LION THRONE IS ‘SIMHA:SANAM’ ON WHICH GOD SITS. NITHYA UTSAVAM IS DAILY RITUALS OBSERVED IN TRADITIONAL TEMPLES, DONE ACCORDING TO SOME A:GAMA SA:STHRA.

NO. IT IS NOT. ACCORDING TO ORIGINAL SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM, COMPOSED BY THE GREAT SAGE VEDA VYASA, THERE IS NO CHARACTER CALLED AS “RADHA” AT ALL.
THE MENTION OF RADHA IS AVAILABLE IN RAJASA PURANA LIKE ‘BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANAM’.

WE CAN TAKE ‘RADHA’ AS A SYMBOL OF DEVOTEE WITH SELFLESS DEVOTION. IN SANSKRIT “RADH” MEANS TO PLEASE. THE DEVOTION OF ONE, WHO PLEASED LORD WITH HIS HEART, DEED AND WORD, WILL BE CALLED AS RADHA. BECAUSE THE WORD ‘DEVOTION’ IS IN FEMININE GENDER, SO THE WORD ‘RADHA’ ALSO BECAME A FEMININE GENDER WORD. WHEN A
CHARACTER IS PERSONIFIED THAT CHARACTER BECAME ‘LADY RADHA’.

HOW LORD LOVES SUCH A DEVOTEE AND HOW SUCH DEVOTEE IS MERGED IN LORD, IS SEEN IN RADHA-KRISHNAS. HENCE RADHA IS NOT REALLY A PERSON, IT APPEARS. THAT IS THE REASON WHY KALYANAM IS NOT PERFORMED TO THEM. IT IS DONE TO THOSE WHO WERE REALLY THERE DURING HIS PERIOD.
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WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOUR INTEREST. ACCORDING TO VAISHNAVA SAMPRADAYAM, AFTER 13 DAYS OF THE CEREMONY, IT IS PERFORMED “PARAMAPADA UTSAVAM”. IT THAT IS DONE THAT DEPARTED SOUL, CHILDREN OF THE DEPARTED SOUL, CAN GO TO TEMPLES AND DO ALL SIMPLE PUJAS WITHOUT ANY HESITATION. MANY PEOPLE WON’T DO THAT UTSAVAM, THEY
NEED TO OBSERVE THE RESTRICTION OF NOT GOING TO TEMPLE AND DO PUJAS OR ANY FUNCTIONS ETC., FOR ONE YEAR. WHICH THEY CALL AS “SAMVATSARA SU:THAKAM” WE THINK THAT RULE MAY BE OBSERVED UPTO ATLEAST 6 MONTHS IN OTHER COUNTRIES BY INDIANS.
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FOR VAISHNAVITES, ONE YEAR RESTRICTION IS NOT THERE TO DO THE PUJA, WHICH IS A REGULAR ACTIVITY, AFTER DEMISE OF PARENTS. FINISHING THE PARAMA PADO:TSAVAM WITH ‘IYAL GOSTI’ ON 13TH DAY, CLEARS THE ‘A:SOUCHAM’ AND MAKES ELIGIBAL FOR NITYA KARMA. PUJA IS ALSO ONE AMONG NITYA KARMAS. SO IT HAS TO BE DONE. EVEN IF
IT IS A TEMPLE, ONE CAN GO FOR DARSAMAN AND FOR SELF PUJA, IF HE IS A PUJARI. KALYANAS AND SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS SHOULD NOT BE DONE.

EVEN THAT IS TO SHOW ONE’S SORROW ONLY. BUT, FOR NON VAISHNAVITES, THEY DO NOT DO THE PARAMA PADOTSAVAM, 1YEAR A:SOUCHAM WILL BE THERE, SO THEY CANNOT GO TO TEMPLE AND DO THE PUJA.

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WHEN THERE IS BIRTH OR DEATH IN A FAMILY, THE WHOLE FAMILY GETS “A:SOUCHAM” WHICH MEANS IT GETS POLLUTED. THIS POLLUTION CONTINUES FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS OR SO.
IT MAY CHANGE IN SOME CASES. WE DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THOSE DETAILS.

THE POLLUTION AFFECTS DURING BIRTH OF A NEW BABY IS CALLED “JA:THA A:SOUCHAM”, WHERE AS THE POLLUTION AFFECTS OF DEATH IS CALLED “MRUTHA A:SOUCHAM”. FOR BOTH OF THEM ONE SHOULD OBSERVE. MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT MRUTHA:SOUCHAM IS TO BE OBSERVED,BUT NOT THE JA:THA:SOUCHAM. BUT IT IS SAID THAT JA:THA:SOUCHAM IS MORE SEVERE THAN THE MRUTHA:SOUCHAM.

HOW AND AT WHAT LEVEL IT EFFECTS, IS NOT OUR TOPIC OF DISCUSSION. AS YOU KNOW WELL THAT IF A TELEPHONE TOWER IS AFFECTED ALL THE CELL PHONES IN THAT AREA GET AFFECTED. THAT MAY BE TAKEN AS AN ANOLOGY.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION SCRIPTURE (SA:STHRAM) NEVER GIVES EXPLANATIONS WHY TO DO. IT SIMPLY ORDERS WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO. GIVING EXPLANATIONS IS ONLY FOR OUR SATISFACTION AND IN OUR LIMITED UNDERSTANDING. THAT MAY BE CORRECT OR NOT. YET, THE DICTUM SHOULD BE OBSERVED AND FOLLOWED. OTHERWISE, IT SAYS YOU RECEIVE
PUNISHMENT IN SOME OR THE OTHER WAY.
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NO. IT IS A HEALTH HAZARD. NOT ANY GODLY IMPACT. SO TAKING GOOD CARE AND USING PROPER MEDICINE, WILL TAKE CARE. NO NEED TO SATISFY ANY GOD OR GODDESS BY UNWANTED OFFERINGS LIKE MEAT ETC.,

YOUR IDEA IS GREAT. YOU NEED NOT DEPEND UPON DUMMY THINGS. BE FIRM ON GOD. AND DO PUJA TO LORD VISHNU IN KURMA FORM.
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WE ARE HAPPY FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE VEDIC PRACTICES.

INITIALLY AFTER BATH AND MARKING THE HEAD, ONE HAS TO CHANT GURU PARAMPARA AND 3 MANTHRAS, GIVEN BY OUR ACHARYAS. DURING THE COURSE ITSELF, DWAYAM WILL BE CHANTED. OTHERWISE, THERE IS NO TIME RESTRICTION TO DWAYAM. BUT RULES ARE HERE FOR SANDHYA VANDANAM. DWAYAMANTHRAM, IS NOTHING TO DO WITH OTHERS. SO ALSO SANDHYAVANDHANAM WITH DWAYAM TOO. AFTERNOON AND EVENING SANDHYAS SHOULD BE DONE AT THEIR OWN PLACES AND AT RECOMMENDED TIMES.
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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.
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MORNING SANDHYA SHOULD BE DONE FACING EAST.

* NOON SANDHYA ALSO SHOULD BE DONE FACING EAST ONLY. RIGHT FROM BEGINNING TO THE END. NO NORTH BUSINESS.
* WHEREAS IN EVENING SANDHYA VANDHANAM THERE ARE SOME CHANGES.
* UPTO ARGHYA PRADA:NAM, IT SHOULD BE DONE FACING NORTH.
* STARTING FROM ARGHYA PRADA:NAM IT SHOULD BE DONE, FACING WEST.
* BUT, WHILE DOING A:CHAMANAM IN BETWEEN, IT SHOULD BE DONE FACING NORTH ONLY, FOR, DOING A:CHAMANAM FACING WEST IS PROHIBITED.
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WE GOT YOUR DOUBT. WE GIVE A CONSOLIDATED ANSWER. GO:THRA STARTED TO SAY THE MAIN RUSHI, FROM WHOM THE LINEAGE IS STARTED. IN OLDEN DAYS, A FEW RUSHIES ARE USED TO FORM A GROUP AND MAKE RELATIONSHIPS ONLY AMONG THEMSELVES, JUST LIKE ‘ASHTAGO:THRIES’ NOW. OF COURSE, THAT SYSTEM IS BEING LOST GRADUALLY. YET THAT
IS HOW THE GROUPS WERE STARTED VIZ., 3, 5, 7, 9 OR 11 & 12 RUSHIS. SIMILAR NAMES WERE THERE TO RUSHIES. BHARADWAJA IS NOT JUST ONE, OR GOUTHAMA IS NOT JUST ONLY ONE. THERE ARE MANY RUSHIES HAVING SIMILAR NAMES. THIS IS A BIG CONFUSION. IN THE SAME GOTHRA, DIFFERENT VEDA SAKHA PEOPLE ARE EXISTING. SIMILARITY CONFUSES
US MOST OF THE TIMES. SO SAME NAME OF THE RUSHI MAY BE THERE WITH IN THE SAME VEDA, IN DIFFERENT SAMPRADAYA, IN DIFFERENT CASTE, AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OF THE WORLD. ONCE UPON A TIME, ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE LIVING TOGETHER. LATER, SOME TSUNAMI, MUST HAVE SEPERATED THE CONTINENTS AND THUS PEOPLE FORGOT THEIR
ORIGINS. EVEN IN THE SAME COUNTRY, PEOPLE MUST HAVE GOT SEPERATED, BY VIRTUE OF THEIR PROFESSION OR SOMEOTHER REASON. GOTHRA MARRIAGES IN THE SAME CASTE OR FAMILY ARE RESTRICTED, FOR THEIR ORIGIN MIGHT BE ONE.
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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SANKRANTHI 2009, TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN DOING SARANAGATHI TO LORD VISHNU.

YOU MUST HAVE HEARD THAT LORD KRISHNA SHOWED HIS UNIVERSAL FORM TO ARJUNA IN 11TH CHAPTER OF BHAGAVAD GEETHA. ALL FORMS OF HIS VIBHUTHI WERE SHOWN IN HIM TO ARJUN. THAT MEANS IF YOU WORSHIP LORD VISHNU ALL FORMS ARE WORSHIPPED. HE EXPLAINED THAT TO ARJUN ALSO IN HIS OWN WORD IN 7TH CHAPTER.

WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

IN A SMALL BODY LIKE OURS, IF YOU PLEASE THE PERSON, ALL PARTS OF THAT PERSON GOT PLEASED, RIGHT! IF ONLY A PART IS RESPECTED, THAT PERSON MAY NOT BE PLEASED. BUT PERSON IS HAPPY, THEN THE WHOLE BODY IS HAPPY. IN THE SAME WAY IF LORD VISHNU IS PLEASED ALL DEVATHAS ARE PLEASED. IF YOU TAKE CARE OF JUST ANY ONE OTHER DEVATHA, IT DOES NOT PLEASE ALL OTHER DEVATHAS. NOW, THE GANESH, WHOM YOU WORSHIPPED SO FAR, IS DEFINITELY PLEASED WITH YOU AND HENCE, SHOWING YOU THE PATH OF LORD NARAYANA..

SO YOU CAN HAPPILY TAKE SARANAGATHI AND BE GREATFUL ALWAYS TO LORD GANESHJI. ALL THE THREE SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT FOLLOWED VEDAS, ARE CALLED VAISHNAVA SCHOOLS. THEY SAY THAT THE SUPREME IS CALLED WITH INNUMERABLE NAMES AND MAINLY NARAYANA / VISHNU ETC., SO THESE 3 ARE CALLED VISHNAVA SCHOOLS.

THE DIFFERENCE IS ONLY WITH THE END AS HOW IT WOULD BE.

ADVAITHA, PREACHED BY SANKARACHARYA, SAYS THAT REALITY IS ONLY ONE, VISHNU, AND REST ALL IS ILLUSIONERY. (EX. IS APPLE IS ONE AND ONE ONLY)

DWAITHA, REVEALED BY MADHWACHARYA, TALKS ABOUT DUALISM LIKE, GOD, SOULS AND NATURE, THEY NEVER BECOME ONE AND SEPARATE ONLY. (EX. SKIN OF THE APPLE AND CORE OF THE APPLE NEVER BECOME ONE AND THEY ARE SEPARATE ENTITIES ONLY)

VISISHTADWAITHA, REVEALED BY RAMANUJACHARYA, SAYS THE NATURE, SOULS AND GOD ARE 3 REALITIES, AND THEY WILL BE THERE FOR EVER LIKE THAT. WHEN SOULS RELEAVED FROM KARMIC BONDAGE, AS A RESULT OF SARANAGATHI, BECOME EQUAL TO LORD VISHNU AND ENJOY THE DIVINE SERVICE OF LORD. (EX. THOUGH SKIN, CORE AND TASTE ETC,. ARE DIFFERENT AND HAVE THEIR OWN ENTITIES, ALL THEY PUT TOGETHER BECOME ONE. THAT ONE IS A QUALIFIED ONE. THAT IS VISISHTAM = QUALIFIED. )

WE FOLLOW THAT RAMANUJA SCHOOL. SARANAGATHI CONCEPT IS THE ESSENCE OF VEDAS. But now a days, out of ignorance, advaithies are thinking that they are not vaishnavites and started thinking that sivji is supreme and worship him only. In fact, adi Sankaracharya never accepted this.

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1) NO DOUBT THAT THERE ARE MANY SLOKAS INTRUDED IN MAHA BHARATHA IN RECENT TIMES. AS WE KNOW THAT THE WHOLE STORY ULTIMATELY DECLARES THAT LORD VISHNU IS THE SUPREME AND MANY LIKE BHISHMA IN RAJASUYA YAGA, RISHIS IN FOREST ETC., REVEALED THAT LORD VISHNU IS THE ULTIMATE GOD. SO, ANY SLOKAS CONTRADICTING THIS FACT, SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED AS INCLUDED BY RECENT PUNDITS FOR THEIR OWN SAKE.
WHILE LORD KRISHNA WAS IN KAILASA YATRA, LORD SIVA DECLARES THAT LORD KRISHNA ( VISHNU ) IS ONLY THE “KA:RANA TATWAM” ACCEPTED SIVAS PRAYERS AND GRANTED THEM OUT OF COMPASSION WITH HIS ACT LIKE ASKING FOR BOONS FROM SIVA ETC., HE SAYS THAT IN HIS SLOKA VIZ., “ KA ITHI BRAMHANO: NA:MA, I:SO:HAM SARVA DE:HINA:M | A:VA:M THAVA:NGE: SAMBHU:THOW TASMA:TH KE:SAVA NA:MA VA:N || myself and bramha both were come out of your own divine form thus your name became “KE:SAVA”
THERE ARE MANY OTHER INCIDENTS TO PROVE THAT LORD VISHNU WAS WORSHIPPED BY ALL OTHER DEVATHAS AND SURRENDERED TO HIM. SO SLOKAS GOING IN TUNE TO THIS WILL BE TAKEN AS AUTHORITY AND OTHERS WILL BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED THAT THEY ARE LATER ADDITIONS ONLY.

2) ACCEPTING NARAYANA OR VISHNU AS SUPREME, IS JUST BECAUSE OF VEDAS ONLY. AS PURUSHA SUKTHA IS CONSIDERED TO BE QUINT ESSENCE OF ALL THE VEDAS. THERE IT IS ACCEPTED THAT “THE ONE WHO IS THE ORIGIN OF THIS UNIVERSE IS THE DIVINE SPOUSE OF LAKSHMI ETC.,” THIS IS ENOUGH TO PROVE THE SUPREMECY OF LAKSHMI NATHA.
TO PROVE THAT VISHNU AND NARAYANA ARE ONE AND THE SAME, WE TAKE THE MEANING OF THE WORDS AS NO ONE HAD EVER CHANCE TO WITNESS THE FORM IN TOTAL. ANY QUESTION OF THIS TYPE RELATED TO THE SUPREME CONCEPTS, SHALL BE REPLIED ONLY THROUGH THE EVIDENCE FROM SCRIPTURES WHICH ARE COMMONLY ACCEPTED BY ALL. ALL THEY DECLARE THAT LORD VISHNU AND NARAYANA ARE ONE AND THE SAME. SRI VISHNU SAHASRA NAMAM ALSO SAYS THE SAME.
VISHNU, THIS NAME IS EXISTENT TO MANY DEVATHAS & ALSO.TO INDRA, ONE OF THE SURYAS IS ALSO CALLED AS VISHNUS. IN GITHA, LORD WAS REFFERING TO THAT ADITHYA ONLY.
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ANS: GOD IS NOT A BUSINESS MAN. HE WILL NOT CLEAR THE ACCOUNT OF THE INDIVIDUAL THEN AND THERE ITSELF, WHENEVER IT IS STARTED.HE WANTS US TO REALIZE AND PRACTICE GOOD THINGS. WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS, GOD DID NOT CREAT SOULS. NOR HE CREATED THEIR SAMSKARAS. THEY ARE SELF MADE. ACCORDING TO THE SAMSKARA,
GUNAS ARISE, AND ACCORDING TO THOSE GUNAS, BIRTH APPEARS, ACCORDINGLY ACTIVITIES ARE DONE. SO ‘DIFFERENCES OF OPINION’ IS NOT GOD-CREATED. IT IS MAN MADE. WHOM WE CALL AS GOD OR SUPREME, IS ONE ONLY. IT IS ACCEPTED BY ALL. AS YOU REALIZE THAT SUPREME, YOU GIVE A NAME. ‘KRISHNA’ ALSO A NAME CAME LIKE THAT, VENKATESWARA ALSO A NAME CAME LIKE THAT ONLY. NAMES ARE ALWAYS APPEAR TO REVEAL CERTAIN QUALITIES OR GUNAS. WITHOUT THAT NO NAME WILL BE THERE. WE, HUMAN BEINGS, MAY HAVE NAMES WITHOUT ANY MEANING OR IRRELEVANT TO THE OBJECT, BUT NOT
THOSE NAMES TO GOD. NOW, THOSE WHO FIGHT SUPPORTING THEIR ARGUMENT, AS ‘THIS FORM OF GOD IS ORIGIN AND EVERYTHING CAME OUT OF IT’ OR ‘THAT FORM IS THE ORIGINAL’, ARE BASICALLY IGNORANTS, IN REALIZING THE FACT THAT ‘ALL THE NAMES BELONG TO THE SAME ONE AND FOR GOD, EVERYTHING CAN COME FROM ANYTHING.

NOW, COME TO THE POINT, THAT LORD KRISHNA BORN IN JAIL AND WITHDRAW HIS INCARNATION ALSO ON A DAY. THAT CLEARLY SAYS HE IS ONLY AN INCARNATION. THERE MUST BE SOME ORIGIN FOR THAT ALSO. SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM ITSELF CLEARLY SAYS THAT ‘ORIGIN’S’ NAME IS ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ IN SOME PLACES AND ‘NA:RA:YANA’ IN SOME PLACES.

AGAIN THESE NAMES ALSO WERE GIVEN BASING UPON A PARTICULAR ABILITY OF THAT SUPREME. WHEN WE GO INTO THE ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD, THE WORD ‘NA:RA:YANA’ ENCOMPASSES WIDER AREA THAN THAT OF ‘VA:SUDE:VA’. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE WORD “KRISHNA” EVEN ITS MEANING ALSO IS LIMITED WHEN COMPARED TO THE WORD ‘NA:RA:YANA’. THIS IS ABOUT THE WORD WE ARE MENTIONING. NOT ABOUT THE SUPREME. “SUPREME IS ALWAYS SUPREME ONLY” IN WHATEVER FORM AND NAME HE IS. NAMES AND FORMS CREAT LIMITATIONS FOR EVERYTHING. FOR GOD, THOUGH FORMS ARE HAVINGS
LIMITATIONS, BUT THE POWER IN THAT PARTICULAR FORM, WILL HAVE NO LIMIT. CHAPTER 4 OF BHAGAVAD GITHA MAKES IT CLEAR.
KRISHNA, THUS SHOWED THE LIMIT OF HIS FORM IN THAT INCARNATION. FOR THE NAME OF “NARAYANA” THERE IS NO LIMIT EITHER IN THE NAME (ACCORDING TO VYA;KARANAM) OR IN THE FORM, FOR, THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WITH ALL THE BEINGS IN IT, IN OTHER WORDS, ENTIRE MATTER & MATERIAL WITH ENERGY, COMES IN TO THAT FORM.

SO, DIFFERENCE OF OPINION COMES, WHEN OUR PERCEPTION IS DIFFERENT OR NOT FULL. IN FACT, THERE NO NEED TO ARGUE. ACCEPTING THAT OURS IS ALSO “A VIEW” IS ALRIGHT. BUT, IF WE SAY THAT OURS IS ONLY “THE VIEW” , AND ALL VIEWS OF OTHERS OR WRONG, BECOMES A BIG PROBLEM. A ROSE IS ALWAYS IS A ROSE. BUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE LOOK IN DIFFERENT WAYS, AT IT. A POET, SCIENTIST, PHILOSOPHER, BUSINESS MAN, COMMON MAN ETC., HAVE THEIR OWN VIEWS OVER IT, RIGHT! IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE ROSE, BUT OF THE PERSONS. SAME WITH SUPREME ALSO.

ACCORDING TO VEDAS, WHATEVER YOU FIX UP AS YOUR GOAL, AND MEDITATE UPON GOD, YOU REACH THAT GOAL ONLY. NOT A COMMON GOAL. THIS IS CALLED “yattha: krathu nya:yam”.

AS AND HOW YOU MEDITATE, THUS YOU ATTAIN. IN YOUR QUESTION YOU ASKED ABOUT ISKCON. THEY BELIEVED IN GO:LO:KAM AS THEIR GOAL. BUT NOT VAIKUNTHAM. HENCE THEY REACH GO:LO:KAM ONLY. HERE OUR OPINION IS IMMETERIAL. THE OPINION OF VEDA IS IMPORTANT. FOR US VEDA IS SUPREME AND UNQUESTIONABLE AUTHORITY ON ANY ISSUES RELATED TO SOUL, GOD AND ATTAINMENT.

ONLY TO SOME EXTENT, YES. THEY ACCEPT “BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANA” AS SUPREME AUTHORITY. We accept that part of purana & only then, when and where it is not contradicing the Vedas. In Vedas it is clear that the ultimate GOAL of the soul
should be “so: dhvanah pa:ra ma:pno:thi thad vishno:h paramam padam” ‘Paramapadam of Vishnu’. This is only we accept.

AGAIN IN VEDAS IT IS SAID THAT ” A:NANDA RASA” IS THAT SOUL ENJOYS WITH GOD, IN THAITTHARI:YA SA:KHA OF YAJURVEDA.

THERE ARE 2 REASONS FOR PERFORMING KALYANA UTSAVAM TO LORD SRI RAMA ON SRI RAMA NAVAMI DAY.
A) THERE IS A SLO:KA IN A:GAMA SCRIPTURES SAYING “YASYA AVATHA:RA DIVASE: THASYA KALYA:NA MA:CHARE:TH” ‘ kalya:na utsavam should be performed to those particular incarnations on their birth days itself ‘. THE REASON FOR THIS IS, THAT THE VERY
PURPOSE OF INCARNATION ITSELF, TO DO GOOD TO THE WORLD. THAT GOOD CAN BE ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH HIS MERCY. GODDESS IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE MERCY (DAYA:) OF GOD. SO WHEN HE COMES DOWN TO THE EARTH, IMMEDIATELY MERCY, THE DIVINE MOTHER, ALSO SHOULD COME AND JOIN ALONG WITH HIM. THEN ONLY HE CAN START
HIS WORK. THOUGH, BOTH OF THEM ARE ALWAYS TOGETHER, YET, WE FEEL SATISFIED WHEN WE SEE THEM BOTH JOINED TOGETHER. THAT JOINING FUNCTION ONLY IS CALLED ‘KALYA:NO:TSAVAM’. IN SUPPORT OF THIS STATEMENT WE QUOTE AN INCIDENT FROM SRIRAMAYANAM FROM AYO:DHYA KA:NDA. “WHEN SRI RAMA REFUSED TO TAKE SITA ALONG
WITH HIM TO THE FOREST, THEN SHE GAVE MANY ARGUMENTS AND AT THE END SHE CONCLUDED SAYING “GACHHA RA:MA MAYA: SAHA” ‘ THUS O RA:MA!, GO TO THE FOREST ALONG WITH ME ONLY’. THEN LORD RAMA ACCEPTS TO TAKE HER WITH HIM. This is the
reason why we perform kalya:nam and keep both of them together, on the day when the avatha:ra maho:tsavam is done.

B) ESPECIALLY FOR SRIRAMA, PERFORMING THIS ON SRIRAMA NAVAMI, STARTED FROM “BHADRACHALAM” ONLY. FOR THE PRA:NA PRATHISHTTA OF THAT TEMPLE WAS DONE ON SRI:RA:MA NAVAMI DAY BY SRI RA:MADASJI, DURING HIS TIME. SO AUTOMATICALLY KALYANAM WAS STARTED BEING DONE ON THE SRIRAMA NAVAMI DAY, WHICH LATER, BECAME
PRACTICE THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY OR AROUND THE WORLD.

IN ALMOST ALL THE TEMPLES, KALYANOTSAVAS ARE PERFORMED DURING THE BRAHMOTSAVAS ONLY, LINKED WITH THE PRATHISHTTA DAY OF THAT PARTICULAR TEMPLE. IN OTHER WORDS, BRAHMO:TSAVAM MEANS, BIRTH DAY CELEBRATIONS OF THAT PARTICULAR TEMPLE OR DIETY.

ADHIVA:SAM, IS A PROCESS OF PURIFYING THE STONE OR METAL THAT IS BEING USED AS VIGRAHA OR DIETY. KEEPING IN THE PADDY IS CALLED “DHA:NYA ADHIVASAM”. KEEPING IN THE WATER TANK OR RIVER IS CALLED “JALA ADHIVASAM”. SOME PEOPLE MIX UP MILK ETC, AND CALL IT “KSHEERA ADHIVASAM”. A FEW DO IT SEPERATELY ALSO. KEEPING ON
THE BED ARRANGED IN A FEW LAYERS OF CERIALS ORGANIZED IN A PARTICULAR WAY IS CALLED “SAYYA ADHIVASAM”. SOME DO SOME OTHER ADHIVASAS ALSO. ALL THIS PROCESS IS TO TEST THE STONE OR METAL STATUES TO QUALIFY THEM TO BECOME THE DIETY.

THOSE PARTICULAR DEVATHAS ONLY ADVISED THEIR DEVOTEES TO DO THEIR PUJAS IN A PARTICULAR PROCESS, BECAME AGAMAS OF THOSE PARTICULAR DEVATHAS. IT IS THE SAME EVEN WITH LORD VISHNU ALSO. AND THAT BECAME ‘VAISHNAVA AGAMA’ MORE PARTICULARLY “SRI PA:NCHA RA:THRA A:GAMA”. But for vaikha:nasa system, it is the sage ‘vikhanas’ ordained his 4 disciples viz., atri, bhrugu, marichi & ka:syapa, to do the worship of Lord Vishnu only, and then they in turn, wrote some books on how to do the worship of Lord Vishnu. People started calling them as ‘vaikhanasa agama’.

ANYTHING CHANTED IN PRAISE OF GOD SHOULD BE OFFERED TO THE LORD ULTIMATE, SRIMAN NARAYANA ONLY, IN VEDIC SAMPRADAYAM. BECAUSE THE LORD OF GODDESS LAKSHMI & BHUDEVI, IS THE SUPREME PURUSHA, WHO IS THE ORIGIN OF THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE. (HE IS SAHASRA SI:RSHA: PURUSHAHA and HRI:SCHA THE: LAKSHMI:SCHA PATHNYAU) HENCE,
ALL THE PEOPLE BELIEVE AND FOLLOW VEDAS SHOULD SAY AT THE END “SRI:MAN NA:RA:YANA:YE:THI SAMARPAYA:MI”.

WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THAT NA:RA:YANA. THAT NA:RA:YANA HIMSELF TOOK INCARNATION A LOT AND APPEARED ON THIS PLANET EARTH TO SAVE THE SOULS. LAST ONE AMONG THEM WAS LORD SRI KRISHNA. DURING THAT INCARNATION, IN HIS GREAT DIVINE SONG BHAGAVAD GITHA HE SAID “OFFER EVERYTHING TO ME. I SEE THAT IT REACHES
PROPER DESTINATION” ( THATH KURUSHWA MADARPANAM ). OFFER SOMETHING, NOT ONLY TO HIM, BUT TO ANYONE YOU OFFER ANYTHING, THROUGH KRISHNA, IT SAFELY REACHES THE END, WITHOUT ANY CUTS AND DISCOUNTS.

THAT IS THE REASON EVERYBODY HAS TO DEDICATE ANYTHING SAYING ‘SARVAM SRI:KRISHNA:RPANAM ASHTU’.

THOUGH NA:RA:YANA & SRIKRISHNA ARE ONE AND THE SAME, YET, NA:RA:YANA IS THE RIVER AND KRISHNA IS THE DECORATED SHORE. YOU NEED TO ENTER THE RIVER THROUGH A SHORE ONLY, RIGHT! BY SAYING THESE TWO SENTENCES, YOU ARE RECOGNIZING THAT THE RIVER AND THE SHORE ARE NOT SEPARATE.
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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA
WE ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR QUESTION.
ACCORDING TO VEDIC TRADITION, THE MANTHRA OF NARAYANA IS CALLED AS MANTHRA BRAHMAM/ MANTHRA RAJAM ETC. IN SHOWERING JNANAM ON DEVOTEES WHO MEDITATE UP ON THAT, IT IS LIKE AN OCEAN. WHERE AS OTHER MANTHRAS ARE LIKE DROPS IN THAT.

THE MEANING OF MANTHRA ‘GOVINDA’ MEANS ‘ ONE WHO SAVES EVEN AN INNOCENT BEING AND BLESSES WITH ULTIMATE BLISS ‘.

‘ ONE WHO BLESSES THE DEVOTEES WITH THE ABILITY OF GOOD SPEECH ‘ ALSO.

ONE WHO MEDITATES ON THIS WILL BE BLESSED WITH THE GRACE OF LORD AND GOOD SPEECH.

FOR THE MEDITATOR OF NARAYANA MANTHRA, LORD BLESSES EVERYTHING.
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ANSWER
Meaning of the word ‘adiyen’ ….  In tamil ‘adi’ is foot. ‘yen’ means ‘ I ‘. Hence, ‘I am your foot’  if we say in telugu it is like ‘mee pada dhu:li’ something like that.

SUPREME IS ONE AND HAS MANY ORGANS IN IT LIKE OUR BODY HAS MANY LIMBS. WE ARE ONE ONLY, YET EACH OF THE PARTS HAS ITS OWN ENTITY, WORKS FOR THE ONE ONLY. SO ALSO, IN THE UNIVERSE ONE SUPREME, WITH ALL THE JIVAS AS HIM LIMBS, ALONG WITH THE NATURE, PRAKRUTHI. JIVA IS SEPARATE BUT A PART OF THE WHOLE. THIS IS WHAT HE SAID IN BHAGAVAD GITHA “ mamaiva:mso: ji:va lo:ke: ji:vabhu:thas sana :thanaha “.

THIS IS WONDERFUL QUESTION. GOD IS REALLY CLOSER THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD; HE IS CLOSER THAN YOUR OWN SELF. BUT ARE WE REALLY ABLE TO IDENTIFY? NO, FOR SURE.  UNLESS ONE IDENTIFIES, ONE CANNOT FEEL HIM.  IT IS THE KARMIC LAYER NOT ALLOWING US TO REALIZE HIS PRESENCE WITH US. DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS?  IF THIS IS OK, THEN, WE ARE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE MANTHRA IN SPITE OF THE KA;RMIC LAYER, BUT NOT GOD. THEN WHICH ONE IS GREATER? IS IT GOD, WHO WILL NOT SHOW UP AT ALL, WHEN THERE ARE OBSTACLES, OR , IS IT MANTHRA, WHICH ALLOWS US TO UNDERSTAND HERSELF AND HER MEANING ALSO, CROSSING THE BARRIERS OF OBSTACLES? THAT IS WHY OUR ACHARYAS HAVE CONSIDERED THAT THE MANTHRA IS CLOSER THAN GOD HIMSELF TO THE SEEKERS.

IT WAS SRIMAN ” PRATHIVADI BHAYANKARAM ANNAN SWAMY ONLY, WE SUPPOSE, WHO COMPOSED SRIVENKATESWARA SUPRABHATHAM ETC.,

Jai Srimannarayana!
Your question seems genuine. Sarana:gathi does not mean realizing God as ‘means & end’. It is total surrenderance. You may realize Him in any manner. Once surrendered then you loose your identification. Yet, you do everything, because, your body, mind, intellect and the soul itself became Him properity. He makes them to function and for Him sake only.
Then all the activities will be there. The only difference is everything will be aimed at God.

As we are not inscient beings, having knowledge of ourselves, we need to show some difference than an life-less object. That is what we call as ‘pra:rdhana’. It, in fact, is not a request for granting anything, including mo:ksha. Still, we request for things to grant, ” IT IS CHAITANYA KA:RYAM AND RA:GA PRAYUKTHAM” that means it is only the result of the knowledge one possesses. And when we know the unbreakable relation-ship with God, He is having all wonderful traits with Him, all are for us only, We also are not otherwise doing anything for our own sake nor trying to go on our own for some other goal, not trying to wipe out our sins on our own, and He is not incapable of erasing them in total, as there is no other reason for our stay here in this world, we plead before God to accept us soon to Him. That becomes the Pra:rdhana, what Bhagavad Ra:ma:nuja made with Lord, of course, it is done for our sake.

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Jai Srimannarayana!
If initiation is taken then after chanting the Guru Parampara, ashta:kshari manthra may be chanted. There is no swara or specific way to chant it. Chant it in a normal way, not too fast nor too slow. If possible try to recollect the meaning of the manthram. That given a lot of benifit than just repeating like a parrot. You can just start it after taking Sri: pa:da thi:rtham.

TO CHANT AND DO PU:JA, THERE WAS NO DISCRIMINATION, WHETHER THEY ARE LADIES OR GENTS ETC., ALL ARE EQUAL BEFORE GOD. AFTER CHANTING THE MANTHRA GIVEN TO YOU AS INITIATION, BY YOUR GURU, YOU CAN CHANT ASHTA SLO:KI, 8 SLO:KAS WRITTEN BY SRI PARA:SARA BHATTAR. THEY ARE THE QUINTESSENCE OF 3 MANTHRAS. YOU CAN CHANT SRI VISHNU SAHASRA NAMA STHOTHRAM. YOU CAN ALSO CHANT SANKSHE:PA RA:MA:YANAM ETC, SO MANY ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR SRIPATHI STHUTHIMA:LA:.

Jai Srimannarayana!
Ma:, is a nama of goddess Lakshmi. If it is short “ma” then it refers to the soul. This is ‘jeeva’. The meaning is one who is an embodiment of knowledge or one who possesses knowledge as his nature. It is not a manthra. Usually manthra needs to have o:m at the begining, then there should be ‘namaha’ either in the middle or at the end of that name. Then only it will be called as manthra. If you want to make ‘ma’ as a manthra then it will like ” o:m ma:thre: namaha”. or “o:m namo: ma:thre:”

MAY 14TH IS MOTHERS’ DAY. FOR US, EVERY DAY IS MOTHERS’ DAY, FOR GODDESS LAKSHMI IS ALWAYS TAKING CARE OF US WHILE INTERCEDING BETWEEN US AND GOD. BUT FOR WEST IT IS ONLY ONE DAY THEY ALLOT FOR MOTHERS. PITY FOR THEM. YET WE ARE SENDING HEREWITH A PRAYER THAT REVEALS THE GREATNESS OF THE NAMASKARAM OFFERED TO THE
MOTHER.

“Thandri kante: kolachu daivammu kante nu
Gurula kante sarva surula kante
Talli pa:damulaku thalavanchi mrokkina
Kara thala:malakamu laraya sirulu”

MEANING “PROSTRATING BEFORE MOTHERS DIVINE FEET IS THE RESULT OF GREATER VIRTUES, FOR IT IS GREATER THAN PROSTRATING BEFORE FATHER, BEFORE WORSHIPPING GOD, BEFORE GURUS OR BEFORE ALL THE DEVATHAS. BOWING BEFORE MOTHER, SHOWERS ALL THE WEALTHS AT OUR DOORSTEP”.

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WE ARE HAPPY FOR THE CURIOUCITY YOU HAVE. THE NAMES OF THE UPANISHADS CAME IN DIFFERENT WAYS. SOME CAME BY THE FIRST WORD THEY HAVE VIZ., I:SA, KE:NA ETC., SOME NAMES CAME BY THE PERSONS CHANTED THOSE PARTS OF THE VEDAS. KATTHA AND CHHANDO:GYA NAMES CAME LIKE THAT. THE PART OF SA:MA VE:DA, WHICH WAS CHANTED
AND PROTECTED FROM GENERATIONS TOGETHER BY ORAL TRADITION, BY THE SCHOLARS CALLED ‘CHHANDO:GAS’, BECAME ‘CHHANDO:GYO:PANISHAD’. HENCE, THIS NAME CAME AFTER THE SCHOLARS WHO WERE CHANTING IT.
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AT THE OUTSET, ONE NEEDS TO REMEMBER THAT RAMAYANAM WAS NOT BOOK OF POETRY, WRITTEN BY SOME POET.. IT WAS HISTORY. VALMIKI RECORDED ALL THAT WHATEVER HAD HAPPENED. HENCE THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY QUESTION LIKE ‘WHY IT HAD HAPPENED’. ALL THAT WE NEED NOT KNOW HOW SOMETHING WAS HAPPENED. AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE REASON IF POSSIBLE, JUSTIFICATION SHOULD BE ACCORDING TO WHATEVER HAD HAPPENED NOT ACCORDING TO OUR OWN LOGIC.

NOW, RAMA KNOWS THAT SITHA WAS PURE AND SITHA KNOWS THAT RAMA WAS ALSO GOOD. WITHOUT SITHA’S ENTERING INTO THE FIRE ITSELF RAMA WAS SURE OF SITHA’S CHARACTER. BUT HE ALSO WAS A MAN. SO HUMANLY WEAKNESSES BOTHERED HIM. THAT WAS A DIFFERENT ISSUE. SHE PROVED HER GREATNESS, WHILE COMING OUT FROM THE FIRE. BUT
WHO KNOW ABOUT IT? ONE MAN, HIS OWN BROTHER KNOWS. ALL OTHERS WHO WITNESSED WERE MONKEYS, DEMONS AND DEVATHAS. NO OTHER MAN WAS THERE TO SAY. SO THERE IS ALWAYS A ROOM FOR SUSPICION. AND THAT SUSPICION WAS THERE IN ALL THE PEOPLE OF AYODHYA. ONLY ONE CAME OUT AND OTHER WERE HIDING IN THEIR HEARTS ONLY. THAT WAS THE REASON THEY DID NOT ASK RAMA, WHEN THEY CAME TO KNOW THAT SITHA WAS SENT TO FOREST. RAMA GOT IT CONFIRMED BY THEN, SO HE DECIDED TO SATISFY THE WHOLE COUNTRY, RATHER THAN KEEPING HIMSELF AND SITHA HAPPY BY LIVING TOGETHER. SO HE SENT HER TO THE FOREST. THEY MADE THE COUNTRY FEEL HAPPY
AT THE COST OF THEIR OWN LIVES AND JOY.

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VARAHA INCARNATION HAS TAKEN PLACE MANY YUGAS AGO. WHEREAS SRINIVASA’S INCARNATION WAS IN THE KALIYUGA ONLY. THOUGH LORD INSTRUCTED THE KING TO CONSTRUCT A TEMPLE FOR HIM IN KALIYUGA, BUT PRIOR TO THAT, RIGHT FROM KRUTHA YUGA, HE WAS APPEARING TO MANY PEOPLE THERE ON THE TIRUMALA HILLS. DURING THAT
TIME, HE USED TO INTERACT WITH VARAHA SWAMY ALSO. THOUGH THE AVATHARAS ARE DIFFERENT THERE IS NO PROBLEM FOR HIM TO INTERACT. YOU MUST BE KNOWING THAT RAMA AND PARASURAMA AVATHARAS ARE OF THE SAME GOD, YET BOTH HAVE AN INTERACTION AND FIGHT TOO. ALL THAT IS HIS PLAY.

WHO CAN QUESTION HIM FOR HIS DEEDS?
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AS YOU HAVE RIGHTLY OBSERVED THAT VISISHTADWAITHIS, FOLLOW THE VEDIC PRINCIPLE, WHICH SAYS THAT THERE ARE 3 REALITIES, THE NATURE, GOD & SOUL. ALL THE 3 ARE ETERNAL. GOD DID NOT CREATE ANY OF THE SOULS OR THE NATURE. SOULS AS THEY ARE SO TINY IN SIZE AND HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OWN, THEY ARE PRONE TO BE CAUGHT UP BY THE THINGS AROUND. THE NATURE ATTRACTS LIKE THAT. GOD, AS HE IS VIBHU, ALL PERVADING, KNOWS EVERYTHING AND WILL NEVER BECOME PREY TO THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE NATURE. AND AT THE SAME TIME HE IS ALL COMPASSIONATE. AS AN ABLED PERSON HELPS TO THE OTHERS, SO ALSO GOD TRIES TO HELP THE NEEDY. A FEW SOULS, WHOM WE CALL AS BADDHAS, CAUGHT UP IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE NATURE, NOT ABLE TO ACT ON THEIR OWN
AND FACING THE PAINS OF THE BIRTH & DEATH. COMPASSIONATE GOD COMES TO RESCUE THE SOULS AND TAKES MANY AVATHARAS (INCARNATONS). WHILE HELPING, AT TIMES, HE COMES DOWN HEAVILY ALSO, AFTER ALL, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SOUL ONLY. THIS IS THE WAY HE GOT CONTROL OVER THE SOUL.

FOR THOSE WHO ACCEPT HIS GUIDANCE, HE SHOWS ALL GOOD AND LEADS TO A PLACE WHERE THE NATURE CANNOT ACT UPON THE SOUL. THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN HIM, HE CANNOT HELP THEM. THEY KEEP ON ROTATING IN THE NATURE UP & DOWN, BECOMING INCAPABLE OF KNOWING WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE.HERE GOD’S INTERFERENCE IS NOT THERE. IT IS KARMA ONLY, SHOWS ALL POWER AND THE NATURE CONTROLLS EVERYTHING. GOD IS ONLY AN OBESERVER THEN. SO THERE IS NO PARTIALITY TO HIM.

REGARDING BUDDHA AND VISHNU. WHEN A WALL TAKES MANY CRACKS, IT WILL BE REMOVED IN TOTAL AND THEN A NEW ONE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. IT IS THE SAME WITH ‘VEDIC DHARMA’ ALSO. PEOPLE WERE BADLY EXPLOITING VEDIC RITURALS IN THOSE DAYS, AND USING VEDA FOR THEIR OWN BENEFITS. PEOPLE WERE RATHER CHEATED BY THE SO-CALLED VEDIC PRACTITIONERS. WE CAN SEE THE SAME SITUATION NOW ALSO. AS PEOPLE ARE DEVOTED, MANY PRACTITIONERS ARE ELLURING PEOPLE WITH MANY YANTRAS, MANTHRAS AND THANTHRAS TOO. THEY EVEN STARTED CREATING NEW GODS ALSO. LORD VISHNU HIMSELF THOUGHT OF REBUILDING THE VEDIC DHARMA, FORWHICH HE HAS TAKEN THE BUDDHA AVATHARA AND SPREAD ETHISM. BUT THE INTERESTING THINGS WAS THAT HE MADE PEOPLE
TO FOLLOW THE ESSENCE OF VEDA. BY HIS 3 SUTHRAS HE MADE PEOPLE TO RESPECT GURU(buddham saranam gacchami), TO PRACTICE GOOD (dharmam saranam gacchami) AND TO OBEY THE ORDER OF THE SOCIETY (sangham saranam gacchami). LATER, ONCE THE WRONG PRACTICES HAVE GONE, LIKE ANIMAL SACRIFICES ETC., FOR MUNDANE BENEFITS,
GOD MADE ACHARYAS LIKE KUMA:RILA BHATTU, TO REVITALIZE THE VEDIC DHARMA.

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Jai Srimannarayana!

The world is such a great thing, which can drag any person, no matter whosoever he may be. When one is in this world, should go along with the things available. All that you need to relate them to your Lord,as they are provided by
Him and see how best you can relate them to Him. But while doing so, you must select possibly good things. Then try to feel the presence of your Lord always within you and taking care of you always. If you are not detached mentally with
Him, that is enough for Him to bring you up, from wherever you are.
Try and Try again to feel Him. OK!
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Jai Srimannarayana!
Who said vedic knowledge could not be obtained by women and non-brahmins? One whoever is interested can get the vedic essence. The restriction is only to chant vedic manthras from the beginning to end. Because they involved with
intonation ie. Swaras. Manthra will not add any stress on the uterus of women. That is very un-scientific. As other wont perform Sandhyavandhan three time a day, they asked not to chant the manthras from ve:das. but they can always learn
the meaning and other details of the vedas and practise them. Smruthis are valied for all the ages. But howmuch you need to take from each, that is what one needs to understand. Every Smruthy has its own relevance.

Jai Srimannarayana!

Listening 24 hours to devotional songs etc., is no doubt good. But the body never permits one to do so, because it has so many other things to do. If ignored the person will be thrown out by the society. And the karma also will not allow one to do so. Do it for some time and be able to attend all other activities as service to God only.

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Jai Srimannarayana

It is interesting to know that some discussion was going on, with regard to observing the distance during Ruthu time to women.

There are so many traditions being observed by our Vedic people, proved to be good for health and also for the sake of spiritual benefit.

Proving all of them through the ‘so-called science’, may not be possible all the times. For the scientific devices have their own limitations, proving through them is not impossible.

These scientific revelations keep changing everyday. One person says something and gets a noble prize today,
and tomorrow, another person condemns that theory and gets another noble prize. Again some other comes and re-establishes the older discovery, in a different style, he also gets another noble award. All these silly things can be found in our World records book. Hence, proving through such unreliable sources is meaningless.

Our traditions and customs are time-tested and more useful ones’. No doubt people whoever are interested will definitely reap the good fruit of these practices certainly, one day.

Those whoever is not interested, also will experience the result of such abuses, slowly. So, try to follow first, whatever our ancesters ordered us to follow, then search for the reason, why they said so, or atleast, what would be their idea behind putting such practices for future generations.

Even if you could not trace the reason through any mode, still keep practicing, let some day come, someone comes to
prove it’s role for the good of the individual and Society in general.

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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA!
GOD GAVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE, RIGHT! PEACE, ENERGY OR ENJOYMENT ETC., WILL NOT REST IN THE THINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR IN THE SUBJECT WE LEARN. IT DWELLS, IN THE MIND AS AND HOW WE RECEIVE THINGS AROUND AND WITHIN OURSELVES.

“RECEIVING AND INTERPRETING THEM” ARE VERY IMPORTANT THINGS. EVEN IF YOU GO TO A VILLAGE AND LEARN PRABANDHAS, START CHANTING… EVEN THEN ALSO THAT CHANTING MAY BECOME MECHANICAL AFTE SOME TIME. YOU MAY SEE MANY PEOPLE CHANTING VEDAS AND PRABANDHAM, LIKE THAT. SO LEARNING SUBJECTS IS ONE PART. STARTING RECEIVING
THINGS IN A POSITIVE WAY IS MAIN PART OF THE WHOLE.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU THINK THAT JOB IS YOURS, THEN YOU MAY FEEL BORED TO DO THAT. IF YOU EITHER FEEL IT DUTY FOR YOUR SURVIVAL, THEN YOU DO IT AS A BURDEN. IF YOU THINK THAT IT IS A WAY TO SERVE GOD, THROUGH YOUR OFFICE, CUSTEMER, DEALER OR BOSS, INSTRUMENTS LIKE PAPER & PEN & MACHINES ETC., THEN YOU LOVE EVERY MOVEMENT, FOR YOU ARE WITH GOD AND SERVING HIM ONLY. ALL THAT WE CHANT MANTHRAS, PRABANDHAS OR PUJAS ETC., SHOULD ALLOW US TO FEEL THIS. THEN ONLY THEY, WE CAN SAY, ARE BEING UTILIZED WELL. OTHERWISE, IT IS ONLY SPENDING ENERGIES ON
SOMETHING. YOU MAY TRY THIS FOR SOME TIME AND GET BACK TO US. OK!!
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JAI SRIMANNARAYANA!

THE DESCRIPTION YOU HAVE SEEN, MUST BE FROM ISCON BOOKS. THEY FEEL THAT KRISHNA IS THE ORIGIN TO ALL THE INCARNATIONS. FROM HIM ONLY EVERYTHING CAME. WE ACCEPT IT THOUGH, FOR LORD KRISHNA IS NONE ELSE THAN LORD NARAYANA HIMSELF, YET, HE IS ONLY ONE AVATHA:RA AMONG MANY. THAT HAS BEEN VERY CLEARLY DESCRIBED IN SRIMAD
BHAGAVATHAM. THE DIFFERENCE IS, IN OTHER AVATHA:RAS, LORD CHOSE ONLY A FEW QUALITIES FOR HIS ACTIVITIES, WHEREAS IN KRISHNA AVATHA:RA, HE APPEARED WITH MANY OF HIS DIVINE QUALITIES. AND ALSO, THE QUALITIES OF ALL AVATHA:RAS ARE SEEN THERE. THAT IS WHY, KRISHNA AVATHA:RA IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE “PARIPU:RNA AVATHA:RA”.

THE LORD SUPREME IS NO DOUBT NAMED AFTER ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ ALSO. THERE ARE MANY OTHER NAMES IN THOUSANDS TO THE LORD SUPREME. ACCORDING TO VEDAS THE NAME GIVEN TO HIM IS ‘SRIMAN NARAYANA’ OR ‘VISHNU’ OR ‘PARAMAM PADAM’

THE NAME ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ GIVEN TO KRISHNA BECAUSE HE IS THE SON OF ‘VASUDE:VA’.
LORD SUPREME, HAVING THE NAME AS ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ IS VERY MEANINGFUL AND ALSO FIXED ON HIM. VAS=EXISTS, DIV=SHINES. ONE WHO EXISTS EVERYWHERE AND EFFULGENT, IN OTHER WORDS, OMNI-PRESENT WITH HIS GRACE IS ‘VA:SUDE:VA’. THIS NAME IS ALSO SEEN WITH 1)THE LORD IN HIS PRIMERY ABODE, THE PARAMAPADAM, & 2)THE FIRST ONE AMONG
THE FOUR PLANNING ABODES, THE FOUR VYU:HAS.

PARAMAPADAM, VYU:HAM AND KRISHNA AVATHA:RA, ALL THESE 3 ARE VYAKTHA RU:PAS OF VA:SUDE:VA, i.e., FORMS THAT ARE VISIBLE. BUT THE NAME ‘VA:SUDE:VA’ THE ALL PERVASIVE, EVER EFFULGENT IS THERE WITH THE FORM OF THE LORD THAT CANNOT BE SEEN BY ANYBODY ‘AVYAKTHA’. THIS FORM ALSO WAS SHOWN TO ARJUNA IN HIM VISWA RU:PA
SANDARSANA IN 11 TH CHAPTER OF BHAGAVAD GITHA. NO BEGINNING NOR ENDING TO THAT FORM.

THAT NAME, IF AT ALL GIVEN TO THE SUPREME SHOULD BE LIKE ‘NA:RA:YANA’. THAT IS WHAT MENTIONED IN PURA:NAS AND UPANISHADS.

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IT LOOKS THAT YOU HAVE MESSED UP THE THINGS AND GOT CONFUSED. THE WORD”AHANKA:RAM” HAS SOMANY MEANINGS. 1. EGO, 2.MANAS (MIND), 3. THINKING THAT THE BODY AND THE SOUL ARE ONE, 4. AN ELEMENT THAT BECOMES THE ORIGIN TO THIS
UNIVERSE, WHICH TAKES 3 FORMS AND NAMED AFTER i)SA:TWIC AHANKA:RAM, ii)RA:JASA AHANKA:RAM & iii) THA:MASA AHANKA:RAM. AMONG THESE 3, ALL THE SENSORY & VITAL ORGANS + MANAS WILL EMERGE FROM SA:TWIC AHANKA:RAM. ALL THE 5 ELEMENTS WITH THEIR QUALITIES(PANCHA BHUTHAS) WILL EMENATE FROM THA:MASA AHANKA:RAM. THE
RA:JASA AHANKA:RAM WILL HELP THESE TWO AHANKA:RAS, IN BRINGING OUT THEIR DETAILS.

OF THE 4 AHANKA:RAS 1 & 3 ARE FEELINGS. 2 & 4 ARE ELEMENTS (DRAVYAS). YOU GOT CONFUSED WITH 1 & 4. SRI PILLAI LO:KA:CHARYA, REVEALED ALL THESE DETAILS IN HIS WORK ‘THATWA THRAYAM’. HE GOT THE INFORMATION NOT FROM THE DIVYA PRABANDHAMS. PRABANDHAMS GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FEW THINGS ONLY. PURA:NAMS GIVE THESE DETAILS.

2. WHO TOLD THAT GUHA OFFERED NON-VEG FOOD TO RAMA? IN VALMIKI RA:MA:YANAM IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT GUHA OFFERED ONLY VEGITARIAN FOODS LIKE HONEY, FRUITS ETC. MUCH DESCRIPTION IS NOT NECESSARY, WE FEEL.

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Jai srimannarayana!

If one does not feel the joy of reading and listening the stories of Lord, that persons life on this earth is simply waste. You are really blessed to feel the joy of them.

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I would like to know who is true vaishnavite?
1. stamping samasrenalu

ANS: “STAMPING” WORD IS NOT GOOD. SAMASRAYANAM IS TAKEN, OUT OF FAITH IN SASTHRAS AND ACHARYAS. IT BURNS THE SINS AND MAKES THE SOUL PURE. LATER HOW DO WE KEEP IT, DEPENDS UPON OUR OWN ACTS.

2. Following strict diet restrictions

ANS: FOLLOWING STRICT DIET RESTRICTIONS, BASED UPON THE LOVE AND CONCERN WE HAVE ON GOD. AS THE QUALITY OF THE SOIL DEPENDS UPON THE FOOD PROVIDED IN IT, THUS THE ABILITY OF THE BODY GROWS WITH THE FOOD GIVEN TO IT. TO GROW SATWIC QUALITIES, SATWIC FOOD IS VERY ESSENTIAL. IF ONE DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT, IT MEANS HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN SATWIC QUALITIES AND THEN HE IS NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DEVOTEE AT ALL. OUR ACTIONS SPEAK ACCURATE ABOUT OUR THOUGHTS, THAN OUR WORDS AND FEELINGS. HENCE DIET ALSO PROVES ABOUT A REAL VAISHNAVA.

3. Doing pooja daily

ANS; DOING PUJA MAY NOT PROVE VAISHNAVISM, BUT IT IS AN ACT COMES OUT AUTOMATIC, WHICH MAKES EVERY ACTIVITY AS PUJA OF LORD ONLY. NOT REALLY FEELING IN THE HEART AND DOING PUJA DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL.

Please let me know what is the most important characteristics other than mentioned above for being a true vaishnavite?
Finally a true vaishnavite is he whose heart bleeds for others and feels the relation with God in all respects.

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IT IS TRUE THAT MIND IS SO POWERFUL TO DISTURB US LIKE ANY THING.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE TO ALLOW YOUR THOUGHTS TO FLOW IN THEIR OWN WAY. THEN THERE WON’T BE ANY STRESS ON YOUR MIND. THEN THE FLOW OF THOUGHTS SHOULD BE CHANNALIZED IN THE WAY YOU LIKE.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR MIND IS SHOWING FRUITS, LET IT THINK. TAKE KRISHNA TO THAT PLACE AND SHOW HIM ALL THE FRUITS YOUR MIND IS CARRYING WITH IT, AND TELL KRISHNA THAT ALL THOSE FRUITS ARE FOR HIM. THEN YOUR MIND GETS PURIFIED BECAUSE OF HIS PRESENCE THERE.

NOW, HERE YOU DID LISTEN YOUR MIND AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE YOUR FOCUS ON KRISHNA ( OR YOUR GOAL ALSO).
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In Sanskrit this term is refered as “33 Ko:ti De:vathas”

‘Koti’ in Sanskrit language means: “Section”.
For Instance, words like ‘Pratipaksha Koti , Purvapaksha Koti’ in Sansrkit use the word ‘Koti’ in them.
Hence, 33 Koti Devathas mean – 33 sections of Gods who administer this creation in different ways.

The 33 Koti Devathas are:

  • 12 “Adityas” – (They take care of the sustanance of the universe in different ways)
  • 11 “Rudras” – (They change the forms of the entities from one to another. People call it destruction, but it actually means changing the forms for the better)
  • 8 “Vasus” – (They nurture the entities)
  • 2 “Ashwinis” – (They rectify the problems. They are known as the doctors. One of them take care of living entities, while the other takes care of ‘Animal Husbandry and Forestry’)

Under each of the Koti Devathas, there are millions of other Gods working for them

– Excerpt from Sri Swamiji’s Pravachanams : LA Summer Camp 2007

EVERYBODY TAKES BIRTH EQUALLY CRYING, IE. SUDRATWAM. THE OTHER PART OF THE SLOKA WAS “ KARMANA JAYATHE DWIJAH” BY VIRTUE OF HIS