[Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?
rbalpal at yahoo.co.in
Thu Jan 26 09:34:22 CST 2012
the 'puja vidhi' of guruvayur is set by shankara. the place he fell from his celestial travel with narada on 'ekadasi' day is well marked on the payment around the 'nalambalam'.
--- On Thu, 26/1/12, abhishek sm <abhishek046 at gmail.com> wrote:
From: abhishek sm <abhishek046 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 6:14 PM
Also Badrinath is also consecrated by Adi Shankara and the temple
activities are carried out by smartha brahmins as far as i know.
Wikipedia too acknowledges this.
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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