[Advaita-l] Any Vishnu temples run by smarthas?

abhishek sm abhishek046 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 06:08:15 CST 2012

But i believe pravachana is given in Ragi gudda by Bannanje
Govindaacharya, i.e a madhwa scholar??

On 1/27/12, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:47 PM, abhishek sm <abhishek046 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not only that, Shankaracharya is also said to have established a
>> Dhanakarshana yantra at Tirupati and a Janakarshana yantra at Sri Rangam.
>> He is said to have composed the Ranganatha Ashtakam as well.
> Although critical of Advaita, Sri VeLukkuDi Krishnan Swami, an accomplished
> scholar and a famous exponent of SrivaiShNava system and related topics,
> has recounted with great appreciation the Ranganatha Ashtakam taking the
> name of Shankara.
> There is a shrine-triad at Sringeri between the SharadAmbA temple and the
> Sri Vidyashankara Temple.  With Janardana in the middle and Hanuman and
> Garuda on either sides, this is a Temple several centuries old.  There is a
> huge circular copper plate full of inscriptions at this temple.  All the
> three idols are of very huge size, in stone.  Along with all the other
> temples/shrines in the complex (there is a Sri Rama shrine too) the
> Sringeri Mutt maintains this triad too.
> In Bangalore there is the famous 'Ragi guDDa' temple complex (Jayanagar 9th
> block) where on the hill top there is a Anjaneya-Sri Rama-Shiva shrine
> cluster.  Here too all the archakas are smarthas and the whole complex with
> some more shrines for Ganapati and Rajrajeshwari is maintained by smarthas.
> subrahmanian.v
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