Simple Guide to SrIvaishNavam

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SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam is a very vast  ocean of auspicious aspects. This sampradhAyam was initiated by SrIman nArAyaNan himself and subsequently propagated by AzhwArs and AchAryas.

Our sath sampradhAyam is built on the principles of ubhaya vEdhAntham, viz., samskritha and dhrAvida vEdhAntham. The lives and instructions of our AchAryas play a vital role in understanding the principles and conduct ourselves in this path.

This is an attempt to present such essential and fundamental principles in a very simple manner in a series of articles. Let us see them one by one. First, it is important to have a good grasp of the terms that are commonly used in sampradhAyam literature. So, we shall start with the reader's guide which lists such terms with some basic explanations.
  1. Reader’s Guide -
  2. Introduction -
  3. pancha samskAram -  
  4. AchArya - Sishya Relationship - 
  5. guru paramparai -
  6. dhivya prabandham and dhivya dhESams -  
  7. rahasya thrayam -
  8. thathva thrayam -
  9. artha panchakam -
  10. apachArams to avoid -
  11. Important points for daily routine -
  12. References -
AzhwAr thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
emperumAnAr thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
jIyar thiruvadigaLE SaraNam
jIyar thiruvadigaLE SaraNam

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