Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 12 23:25:45 UTC 1998

>Thus, the yoga-patta seems to be more than simply an aid for protracted
>sitting in the lotus position.

Note that in the annual upAkarma rituals (usually in the month of
SrAvaNa), the new yajnopavIta is also first wrapped around the knees in
the manner of the yoga-paTTa, before being worn over the shoulder. There
may be other mantric associations with the manner of using the


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