[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** RE: adhisthana devatA
janaswamy2001 at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 8 09:54:27 CDT 2015
thank you and regards
> Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 12:12:06 +0530
> Subject: Re: ***UNCHECKED*** [Advaita-l] adhisthana devatA
> From: v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
> To: janaswamy2001 at hotmail.com; advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 2:30 AM, Durga Janaswamy via Advaita-l
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> Hari Om,
> What is adhisthana devatA?
> The Vedanta shastra has specified certain deities as 'presiding'
> deities for various organs, constituents of our body. Thus we have:
> Who are adhisthana devatAs?
> Agni presides over vāk, sūrya for eye, etc. The idea is, the blessing
> of these deities is required for the proper functioning of these
> organs. When, owing to the karma of the jiva, there is the withdrawal
> of the blessing of that devatā, that particular organ ceases to
> function properly or totally. These devatās are also called abhimāni
> If one lives a good life adhering to the do's and don'ts of the
> shāstram, there is no need to say that all the devatās will be pleased
> and bless him.
> thank you and regards
> -- durga prasad
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