panchayatana puja

elmec elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN
Tue Mar 28 13:01:19 CST 2000

"Jaldhar H. Vyas" wrote:

> In the Smarta sampradaya we have a practice that attempts to eliminate
> both problems--the panchayatana puja.  We believe it was established by
> Shankaracharya himself.

Here I would like to know why Shankara is called the
"Shanmathasthaapanaachaarya " ? When he introduced the " Panchaayatana
pooja "
system, was it not sufficient to end the sqabble over the superiority of
How can one person advocate six different sampradaayas ? I am quite
over the terms Panchayatana and Shanmatha. Kindly clarify. (Hope you
think my confusion is absurd !)

Hari Om,
Latha Vidyaranya

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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