chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 04:35:02 EDT 2020
I don't think any arguments are needed for bhasma dharanam. The
atharvasiras Upanishad is mentioned in all the dharmashastras as a
purificatory text along with other samhithas. atharvasiras Upanishad has
laid out how bhasma dharana leads to mukthi.
Is there a doubt wether sridhara swamin was an advaitin or not? The
gaudiyas don't accept that he was a advaitin.
On Fri 18 Sep, 2020, 2:01 PM V Subrahmanian, <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 12:10 PM Kaushik Chevendra <
> chevendrakaushik at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What does the sridhara commentary say on this sir?
> The commentary says nothing significant about this. As already clarified,
> the curse is about a certain group of people who practice rituals that are
> not approved by veda/vaidikas. A few days ago I had made this post here:
> ''Paashupata-s' as Shiva Bhakta Vaidika-s - Kurma Puranam
> In this section of the Kurmapurana, where a number of 'Tirtha sthalam-s'
> have been specified along with the phalam of performing rituals in those
> holy places. In the following selection, where 'Mahalaya', a ksehtra of
> Mahadeva, 'Paashupatha-s', who are benign, shaantaaH, adept in
> Vedadhyayana, adorned with Bhasma, meditate upon Mahadeva, This
> description goes against the bigoted view of some 'Vaishnavas' who hold
> that 'Rudra is a taamasic deity worshiped only by avaidika-s. [Even
> Govindaraja has said this in the Ramayana commentary.] The practice of
> vaidika-s worshiping/meditating on Rudra was forcefully introduced by
> Vidyaranya and Appayya Dikshita and the Sringeri and Kanchi Acharyas down
> the line.'
> The 'Paashupata vratam' is in the Atharva shira Upanishad and in many
> other Upanishads where the mantras (also from the Atharva shira 'agniriti
> bhasma...and the Mahanarayana Upanishad 'sadyojaatam..') to be chanted
> while donning the bhasma, the method of preparing bhasma, etc. are
> कूर्मपुराणए उत्तरभागे सप्तत्रिंशत्तमोऽध्यायः
> सूत उवाच ।
> इदमन्यत् परं स्थानं गुह्याद् गुह्यतमं महत् ।
> महादेवस्य देवस्य महालयमिति श्रुतम् ॥ ३७.१॥
> तत्र देवादिदेवेन रुद्रेण त्रिपुरारिणा ।
> शिलातले पदं न्यस्तं नास्तिकानां निदर्शनम् ॥ ३७.२॥
> तत्र पाशुपताः शान्ता भस्मोद्धूलितविग्रहाः ।
> उपासते महादेवं वेदाध्ययनतत्पराः ॥ ३७.३॥
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