[Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?
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Fri Jan 27 07:22:18 CST 2012
In general Smartha Braahmanas do not work as temple archakas. I am a Sankethi Braahmana and there are Sankethi Vadhyars but rarely any temple archakas.
What was said in a prior post, Nambudiri Braahmanas are not exactly Smaarthas. Apparently they don't have a sampradaya. Unlike Iyers who are Smaarthas and Iyengars who are Sri Vaishnavas.
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On Jan 27, 2012, at 12:28 AM, abhishek sm <abhishek046 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sri Guru Narasimha temple of Saligrama town, Udupi district is managed
> by Koota Brahmins, i.e a form of Smartha brahmins. The most
> interesting fact is that, instead of considering Adi Shankara as their
> guru, they consider Lord Narayana in the form of GURU Narasimha as
> their guru. Adi Shankara is considered only a proponent. Still, they
> follow Advaita vedanta. The temple is said to be over 1500 years old,
> while the deity is said to be of unknown times. The deity is a 3 ft
> tall vigraha of Narasimha carved out of the Saligrama stone on its
> own! It is believed to be self manifested.
> On 1/27/12, Kalyan K <kalyankc.81 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Sri Venkat,
>>> There is a place called "Annavaram" in East Godavari District of Andhra
>>> This is nearby Kakinada. This place is famous for "Satyanarayna Swamy
>>> and is popularly known as Annavaram Satyadeva. Everyday, sAmuhika
>>> vratams are performed on large scale.
>> I have heard of this place as I hail from AP myself, though I did not
>> visit it. Just curious, is the deity considered to be self-manifested here?
>>> The temple has 2 floors. The ground floor consists of large yantra which
>> is based
>>> on the bija mantras of "Tripad Vibhuti Mahanarayana Upanishad".
>> Talking of yantras, there is a legend that SrI Adi Sankara established a
>> yantra at tirupati. However, I cannot vouch for the authenticity of this
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