[Advaita-l] A recent news item

Venkata sriram P venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Thu Jul 7 02:29:36 CDT 2011

Namaste Praveenji,
A good observation & point needs to be noted. 
In mahAnArAyaNa upanishad, there is a mantra which runs as:
"madhu vAtA ritAyatE / madhu kSharanti sindhavaH" which means
"Let the air around me be pleasant / Let the rivers be pleasant".
This mantra stresses on clean & pleasant environment. 
But, the worshippers start the abhisheka with honey, the moment the purohita utters the this mantra "madhu".  The word "madhu" is taken as honey whereas it implies "pleasant".

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