[Advaita-l] Atirudra Sathachandi MahaYagna Sarva Shaka Sammelana Mahotsavam Monday, July 16 to Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Mon Jun 11 06:41:13 EDT 2018

Hare Krishna

Is this rule applicable only for doing the archana with LS or mere pArAyaNa (LS stotra pArAyana as well ??)  Pls. clarify whether this rule is applicable for both stOtra and praNava with namaH as well.  If the initiation is mandatory for both the purposes.  I reckon most of the people would not follow this.  I regret to say I too donot have this initiation but I chant LS stotra, likewise my wife and both sons too without taking any initiation in bAla shadakshari maNtra.  For that matter most of the housewives are without knowing this rule very fluently chant the LS and there will be sAmuhika lalita sahasranaama lakshaarchana as well without even mentioning this rule.  I think this rule must be applicable if we chant this with praNava and namaH and not applicable if we chant LS stotra.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

Don't know how Lalitha Sahasranama Archana is performed without being initiated into shrIvidya.

Bhaskararaya Makhin has strictly prohibited the LS parayana in his commentary 'saubhAgya-bhAskaraM'.

Recently, I met Shri.Goda Sastrigal (before his's leaving for Ambal's abode) and clarified this aspect.  Sastrigal too confirmed the same.

In order to chant LS, one must be atleast initiated in bAla-shaDakSari mantra (if not panchadashi).

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