[Advaita-l] Re: Proper worship in Shankara's tradition
N R, Chakradhar (Chakradhar)
nrchakradhar at lucent.com
Mon Feb 27 02:56:45 CST 2006
I have a related question to the one raised by Subramanian V.
"Avarana puja" is found as part of pujas performed for certain deities,
the most famous being the 'Nava-avarana puja' associated with Sri Chakra
This "avarana" was mentioned by Prof V.K. in his Digests on Soundaryalahari.
In the panchayatana puja is there a mention of "avarana puja"?
Has Sri Shankaracharya commented on the "avarana puja" in any of his
Does the "avarana puja" has advaitic significance?
Does the numbers like "pancha-avarana", "nava-avarana" etc for different
Expecting thoughtful insights from the learned members of this group.
N R Chakradhar
> From: "harish subramanian" <athibuddhi at yahoo.com>
> To: <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:45 AM
> Subject: [Advaita-l] Proper worship in Shankara's
> What is the position of Adi Shankaracharya on
> of different Gods (other than the five priciple
> of panchayatana worship)?
> Though it is acceptable to worship any of the
> different gods(Ultimately,all worship leads to
> lotus feet of Vishnu). I think it is not correct
> worship any Non Vedic deity as it may lead to
> delay or
> even reversal of spiritual progress.
> For instance , reverence of sai baba or Jesus
> okay, but to worship them as God may be harmful
> even disastrous.
> Can anyone provide me Information on texts that
> panchayatana (according to vaidik tradition)
> worship properly.
> There are some clarifications in this regard
> 1. There is a story of Shankara stopping the
> of Yama. Can I know the context surrounding
> 2. What is Shankara's position on worship of
> He is not included on the original set of five
> 3. What is Shankara's opinion on worship of
> Buddha. I
> am aware of the differnces in the two sects.But
> is the position of Shankara.
> Subramanian V.
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