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Why do we do PRADAKSHINA?

Asked by MajorVLoganathan, 03 Jul '09 01:51 pm
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Pradakshina : when we happen to walk around an elder the saastras ask us to move in a such a manner that the elder is towards the right side of us. hence pra-dakshina. code of conduct when dealing with elders have been given. 1. when elders come to us ,we must stand up otherwise our life span gets reduced. pradikshina has been explained. apart from that in temples we go around the vimana 3 times so that the diety is always towards our right side ( hence clock wise directions), though chandi pradikshina in siva temples has a variation. pradikshina, namaskaram ,saashtaangam and abhivaadanam are done towards elders , gurus and dieties in temples as situation waarants as elders blessings are highly efficacious.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 03 Jul '09 07:11 pm

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