[Advaita-l] Who is anya devata?

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 04:50:29 CDT 2010

I just thought of modaka when I thought about Vinayaka - no
pretention, at least consciously, just non-scholarly but will try to
avoid goingg forward if it hurts sensibilities.

BTW, what is the view on who is anya devata?

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 06:35:13 -0700
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Who is anya devata?

> yAnti devavratAH devAN pitRR^in yAnti pitRvratAH
> bhUtAni yAnti bhUtejyO yAnti madyAjinO'pi mAm ||BG 9.25||
> In his commentary, Sankaracharya specifically refers to Vinayaka etc.
> as example of anya devatas. But Sankarites worship Vinayaka and
> probably because kozhukkattai is more attractive!

Could you refrain from off-the-cuff non-scholarly remarks like the above
when you want to ask for scholarly input (or want to pretend to ask for
scholarly input)? Depending on personal taste, puLiyodarai (tamarind rice),
dadhyodanam (curd rice) and veNNai (butter) are equally attractive or
more attractive than kozhukkattai (modaka).


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