[Advaita-l] Sharaba

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed May 2 22:55:09 CDT 2012


In the Sankaracarya movie a lion is coming and attacking the Kapalika.
But it is not correct. It should not be lion but Narasimha.

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste
> The Saiva view is not acceptable to Advaita. Adi Sankara has rejected
> Saiva Pasupata views.
> In Sankara Digvijaya there is one incident. One Kapalika tried to
> sacrifice Adi Sankara to Siva. But Padmapada prayed to Narasimha.
> Narasimha came and killed the Kapalika and saved Adi Sankara.
> This incident is showing we have to worship Narasimha but not Sarabha
> tomorrow. Many Smarta Brahmins have Lakshmi Narasimha as Family god. I
> have not heard people with Sarabha as Family god.
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:17 AM, abhishek sm <abhishek046 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Pranams to all list members ,
>> I believe that the shaiva puranas describe an avatara of Shiva
>> fighting and defeating Narsimha while the vaishnava puranas do not
>> account for this.
>> What is the view of Adi Shankara on this? Also to mention the fact
>> that in the Lakshmi Nrusimha Karavalamba stotram, Sankara says the
>> crown of Brahma, Indra and Rudra are at the foot of Narasimha. Does
>> this in any way mean that Sankara does not accept the Shaiva view?
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> Regards
> -Venkatesh



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