[Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?
C S P Sarma
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Thu Jan 26 16:42:14 CST 2012
Pranams. Lord padmanabhaswami Temple at Adyar, chennai is looked after by smarthas.
With best regards,
C S P Sarma
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--- On Thu, 1/26/12, 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, January 26, 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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