[Advaita-l] Re: Siva pa~ncaayatana pUja

Viswanathan N vishy1962 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 29 03:39:45 CDT 2006

Pardon me for writting this. If Advaitha is that of jnana marga, than what difference it makes? (as shiva in centre or vishnu..)should we not transcend all these!!

Basker Rajaraman <Basker.Rajaraman at bh.ey.com> wrote:
> From: advaita-l-bounces at lists.advaita-vedanta.org on behalf of Krishnan
> Sent: Tue 4/25/2006 1:42 PM
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Subject: [Advaita-l] Re: "Siva pa~ncaayatana pUja "
> Shri Yadu-ji,
> As we know, pa~ncaayatana pUja is around pUjanam of of "Adityam,
> Ambikam,Vishnum, Gananatham, Maheswaram"
> This pa~ncaayatanam is named as Siva pa~ncaayatanam or Sakthi
> pa~ncaayatanam or Vishnu pa~ncaayatanam or Aditya pa~ncaayatanam or
> Ganesa pa~ncaayatanam depending upon which 'murthi' occupies the
> central location (Ref: Proceedings of 'Vyasa Vidwat Sadas, convened by
> Kanchi Sri Mahaswami, at Narayanapuram, Madurai, Tamilnadu 1963)
> In Siva pa~ncaayatanam , Siva is throned at the center, Aditya at
> Southeast, Gananatha at the Southwest, Ambika at the Northwest and
> Vishnu at the Northeast.
> I am not sure of the positionings in other pa~ncaayatana pUjas.

The posistionings in other pa~ncaayatana pUjas are as follows:

Ganapathy pa~ncaayatana pUja

Ganapathy at the center, Vishnu at Northeast, Siva at Southeast, Adithya
Southwest and Ambal at Northwest

Vishnu pa~ncaayatana pUja

Vishnu at center, Siva at Northeast, Ganapathy at Southeast, Adithya at
Southwest and Ambal at Northwest

Ambal pa~ncaayatana pUja

Ambal at center, Vishnu at Northeast, Siva at Southeast, Ganapathy at
Southwest and Adithya at Northwest

Adithya pa~ncaayatana pUja

Adithya at center, Siva at Northeast, Ganapathy at Southeast, Vishnu at
Southwest, Ambal at Northwest



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