lathavidya at yahoo.co.in
Sun Nov 9 13:02:11 CST 2008
in my humble understanding, malaapakarshana snaanam is the initial bathing given to remove the 'mala' or the dirt. once it is cleaned the abhishekam starts. like, how i would take bath first to clean myself of dirt and grime and then start applying make up! it is symbolic of removing the 'paapa shesha' that i would have gathered for the day and then start worshipping with a purer mind.
please do correct me if my understanding is wrong.
--- On Sun, 2/11/08, Krishna banavar <banavar.krishna at gmail.com> wrote:
I want to understand the meaning and purpose of malApakarShaNa snAnam. It
is generally done before starting Abhishekam. Is it different from
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