[Advaita-l] Re: smarthas

Abhishek RK rkabhi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 08:26:46 CDT 2006


Such a division called "smArta" sect is not found in the shAstras. It
is a modern convenience to name non-vaiShNavas as "smArtas".


On 8/23/06, s kothandaraman <kothandaramans at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> Sorry for the interruption in the serious discusions going on. I would like
> to know why the smarthas are so called. Is it because they follow the
> smRtis? Does it imply that the other group, the vaishnavas do not accept the
> smRtis but stick to the sruthis only?
>   S.Kothandaraman
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