[Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?
abhishek046 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 06:41:59 CST 2012
There is a well known story that Lord Krshna himself appeared before
Shankaracharya and asked him to fix the rules for the temple in
Guruvayur. The Govinda Ashtakam by Adi Shankara is composed on
Guruvayur Krshna at this situation itself.
On 1/26/12, Kalyan K <kalyankc.81 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sri Subramanyam,
>>I think we can cite the Guruvayurappan at Guruvayur, Kerala. The worship
>>services are performed by Nambudiris who are not considered Vaishnavas as
>>far as I know.
> It is true that the nambudiris are not vaishnavas. But the nambudiri
> brahmins cannot exactly be treated as smartas either. They consider
> themselves as Srautas.
>>And what about Ayyappan Temple, Sabarimala? The deity can be considered
>>'Vaishnava' though He is said to be Hari-Hara putran.
> The ayyappa temple cannot be considered as vaishnava or saiva. This is
> notwithstanding the UrdhvapuNDram.
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