[INDOLOGY] nAdevo devam arcayet

Dr. T. Ganesan ganesan at ifpindia.org
Tue Sep 30 04:15:41 UTC 2014

This basic concept and the statement to that effect is found in almost 
all Saiva systems and the allied SAkta systems such as the SrIvidyA. But 
in all probability, it seems to be absent ( or not so prominent ?) in 
the VaiShNava tradition, especially in the PAncarAtra system.


On 30-09-2014 00:57, Nagaraj Paturi wrote:
> nArudrO rudramarchayEt is usually quoted by the performers of 
> mahanyAsa pUrvaka rudrAbhishEka ritual as an explanation for the 
> anganyaasa karanyaasa portions of the ritual in which the performer 
> does aavaahana (the supernatural process of bringing and filling the 
> spirit into one's own self)  of rudra onto himself.
> Similar anganyaasa karanyaasa portions form the early part of archanaa 
> of many other dEvas. nAdevo devam arcayet is probably an extension of 
> the statement nArudrO rudramarchayEt to the rituals other than 
> rudrAbhiShEka.
> -- 
> Prof.Nagaraj Paturi
> Hyderabad-500044
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