[Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?
kalyankc.81 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 05:23:27 CST 2012
Dear Sri Subramanyam,
>I think we can cite the Guruvayurappan at Guruvayur, Kerala. The worship
>services are performed by Nambudiris who are not considered Vaishnavas as
>far as I know.
It is true that the nambudiris are not vaishnavas. But the nambudiri
brahmins cannot exactly be treated as smartas either. They consider
themselves as Srautas.
>And what about Ayyappan Temple, Sabarimala? The deity can be considered
>'Vaishnava' though He is said to be Hari-Hara putran.
The ayyappa temple cannot be considered as vaishnava or saiva. This is
notwithstanding the UrdhvapuNDram.
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