[Advaita-l] Modern science and Vedanta
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 06:29:44 CDT 2011
Who is 'vinAyaka'?
There is a popular composition of Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar in the rAga
'suraTi' with a commencement as under:
[I behold the Lord of Venkatagiri who is mounted on a horse...]
What is the meaning of the word 'vinAyaka' here? Does it refer to
someone/something that has no lord (vi-nAyaka)? Does the word go with the
horse or with the Lord Himself?
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Yes, shankara says worshipping vinAyaka & mAtru gaNa (sapta mAtruka-s) is
> 'tAmasik' in nature. However, elaboration & further explanation of these
> bhAshya vAkya-s by saMpradAyavit-s is that shankara refuting here only
> tAntrika devata-s which have been worshipped by sAdhaka-s in vAma mArga.
> But unfortunately no bhAshya support for this...but there are various
> beautiful hymns on vinAyaka & devi attributed to shankara bhagavatpAda.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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