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    Written by Hariprasad

    June 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm

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    1. […] also has a Parampare page which has detailed information related to the Tattvavada philosophy of the great, our guru Sri […]

    2. Namaskara. I have a question on Taratamya. I am not able to locate Lord Subramanya in the 32 classes. Also not able to find Lord Ayyappa (the presiding diety of Sabarimala in Kerala). Can some one tell me the classes where they are located please. Thanks.


      October 23, 2008 at 2:01 am

    3. Another question Shri Hariprasad avare:
      Can you please provide the siginificance of the naama that we are supposed to wear on our forehead. How should it be – is it a black dot with a vertical line on top and should this be circumscribed by a Gopichandana line in the form of a U. Also, how does one get hold of the material for the black part of the naama (especially outside of India). If you have can compare and contrast this naama with the one worn by Iyengars and Smarthas, that will be highly informative.


      October 23, 2008 at 2:06 am

    4. Namaskara Sri Raghu,

      Lord Subramanya is the avatar of Kama, who is an equivalent of Indra. Hence he is in the third echelon in the hierarchy.

      Lord Ayyappa does not find any mention in shastras considered authentic by Sri Madhva. As far as I know, Sri Madhva does not even mention about Ayyappa in any of his works. Hence, we do not find him in the Taratamya.

      Regards, Hari


      October 23, 2008 at 10:21 am

    5. According to Sri Bannanje Govindacharya, (along with the other benefits) putting on Gopichandana is a way of declaring that we are Vaishnavites. And wearing Akshatha-Angaraka is a way of declaring that we are followers of Sri Madhvacharya.

      If one does Agni Karya/Vaishvadeva regularly, then sourcing the Angaraka is not an issue. Else, I am not sure what is an acceptable source 🙂 Maybe the material used to cook Naivedya for the Lord can be used.

      I will need to research a bit about the naamas worn by other sects as I am not adequately aware of the details.

      Regards, Hari


      October 23, 2008 at 10:28 am

    6. Shri Hari avare: Namaskara and wish you a very happy and prosperous new year. A small question: When we say “Shri Hari Vayu Gurugalu” or prefix this phrase to some other other common phrase such as blessings/wishes etc., does the word Guru refer to Shri Madhva or to any ‘ishta’ guru of our choice – say for eg: Shri Rayaru.


      December 31, 2008 at 10:15 pm

      • Namaskara Sri Raghu,

        Wish you and your family a very happy new year too!

        I would say that the word Guru in that statement is a general term referring to both our Mula Guru as well as our actual/ishta Guru(s).

        Regards, Hari


        January 1, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    7. Hare Srinivasa,

      I am 51 years. After sandhyavandana, I chant various mantras. My question is to give naivedya to Lord Srihari what is the simple procedure? Kindly guide me. I heard that without doing Devara pooja, naivedya can not be given.
      Hari Sarvottama Vayu Jeevottama


      September 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

      • There are 2 types of offering naivedya. If it is cooked food vaishvadeva has to be performed. If it is fruits and milk, sprinkle water from kasha, and chant Gayatri and Ashtakshari by circumambulating. over the naivedya.

        padmanabha rao

        September 27, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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