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

Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 05:52:38 EDT 2018

Dear Subbu-ji,

Is this "person" a reliable source for the views of the maTha? There seems
to be some variation in the tradition, it's not unanimous with respect to
pArAyaNa of these stotra-s and the necessity of initiation to the


On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 7:09 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> When this topic came up for discussion in another group, I called up a
> person of  Sringeri peetham and he said that for those who have to
> participate in Lalitha Homa, initiation is required but not for just the
> parayana or uttering the 1000 names. For instance for the past several
> decades there is a Sahasranama pada puja seva in the presence of the
> Jagadguru daily where visitors/devotees from other places participate by
> paying a particular fee.  For this the LS alone is used. They give plates
> full of coins to the participants and the purohita utters the nama and the
> karta repeats. In many cases the kartas themselves know it by heart and
> they freely recite namas and do the archana. No initiation is made here
> before the puja.
> There is another seva, trishati, pada puja, where too Lalita trishati alone
> is used.  The other one is 108 where the earlier Acharya's ashtottaram
> composed by the present Jagadguru is used.
> For Lalita homa specific ritviks are invited before hand and they all would
> have had the upadesha.
> regards
> subbu

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