[Advaita-l] 'VinAyaka' in ShAnkara GItA BhAShyam
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jul 5 03:49:21 CDT 2011
>The same deity can be worshipped in sAttvika, rAjasika, and tAmasika
>modes. What is to be avoided are the rAjasika and tAmasika modes of
Yes. I did not say anything different on this one.
praNAms Sri Satish prabhuji
OK, shall we reconcile this problem with a grand imagination from my
side:-)) At the time of shankara's geeta bhAshya, people were worshipping
vinAyaka (like veera gaNapati, ucchishta gaNapati etc.) & saptamAtruka-s
in ugra rUpa & in a tAmasik way, though these deities have soumya rUpa
then. Hence he particularly mentioned these names in his bhAshya...But
over a period of time people started worshipping these deities in a soumya
rUpa and in a more sAtvik way & stopped ( or decreased) the pUja in a
tAmasik way, Accordingly, these deities have become more popular in their
soumya rUpa & receiving pUja nowadays in a more sAtvik way. But this
assumption would straight away puts all works on gaNesha, bhavAni, durga
(including most popular work soudaryalahari) in a doubt whether these
works are from the pen of bhAshyakAra.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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