Sankara SampradhAyam - 9

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 10 13:08:53 CDT 1999

Sh. Anand Hudli wrote:

>    4) The bhAgavatas apply the bhasma, as per the bhasma-dhAraNa-vidhi,
>       during sandhyAvandana, yajnas, homas, etc., but during pUjA and
>       later they may apply gandha (sandalwood paste) or Gopi-chandana.
>       For example, when they visit a temple, they may be wearing a gandha
>       mark. But this mark is not the same as the Urdhva-puNDra mark worn
>       by vaishNavas. The mark worn by smArta-bhAgavatas is

If I remember correctly, most of the pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
show him as wearing the ardha-chandra mark. Yet, in most of the pictures, he
is seen to be worshipping Durga. Why is this so ?


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