Sankara SampradhAyam - 9
Anand V. Hudli
anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 10 14:50:53 CDT 1999
On Fri, 10 Sep 1999 14:08:53 EDT, Ashish Chandra <ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Sh. Anand Hudli wrote:
>> 4) The bhAgavatas apply the bhasma, as per the bhasma-dhAraNa-vidhi,
>> during sandhyAvandana, yajnas, homas, etc., but during pUjA and
>> later they may apply gandha (sandalwood paste) or Gopi-chandana.
>> For example, when they visit a temple, they may be wearing a gandha
>> mark. But this mark is not the same as the Urdhva-puNDra mark worn
>> by vaishNavas. The mark worn by smArta-bhAgavatas is
>If I remember correctly, most of the pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji
>show him as wearing the ardha-chandra mark. Yet, in most of the pictures,
>is seen to be worshipping Durga. Why is this so ?
That is probably because Shivaji's family deity was Goddess
BhavAnI or durgA.
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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