[Advaita-l] !!! Doubt about Tripundra Dharana !!!
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Jun 18 03:58:49 CDT 2010
I have observed that Gopichandana is mixed into water befoer adding BHASMA
for Tripundra Dharana.
My question is ......
Why gopichanda is mixed ? Gopichandana is usually used by Vaishnavas for
No, we, here in South India (Karmataka) normally dont mix gopichandana,
we take only jala mishrita bhasma for tripundra dhAraNa...But I have
observed that some priests who have very sweaty body would mix
gopichandanda with bhasma so that tripundra would last longer on the
forehead despite perspiration :-)) I dont see any adhyAtmik significance
in mixing gopichandana with bhasma in smArta sampradAya.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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