Nearby Siva Temple Faraway Perumal temple

Updated on November 22, 2021 in General
3 on November 13, 2021

Dear swamy/periyava,


Adiyen ramanujadasan,

Several times i felt worried not able to frequent visit Perumal temple which is farway. But there are nearby siva, ganesha temple which by keeping in mind Narayana as everywhere and chanting RamRam when i pray the Deities can i still visit nearby temples?.

Adiyen ramanujadasan

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Srimate Raamaanujaaya Namaha!


Namaskaaram Swami,

This situation is very much relatable to adiyen. Adiyen will share certain things, based on what adiyen learnt.

In SrIvachana bhUshaNa dhivya SAsthram, in sUthrams 300 to 307, piLLai
lOKAchAryar explains that a SrIvaishNava must be asakthan (incapable to do) in the
following 4 matters:
 akruthya karaNam – not indulging in what is rejected in SAsthram
 bhagavath apachAram – apachArams in emperumAn’s vishayam
 bhAgavatha apachAram – apachArams in bhAgavatha vishyam (devotees)
 asahya apachAram – apachArams in bhagavath/bhAgavatha vishayam which
happen without any reason.


Under the category of akruthya karaNam, there is a restriction to do para sthOthram, which means  “our speech ability is provided by emperumAn to praise him and
his adiyArs (devotees). It should never be used to praise avaishNavas.”

Under the category of bhagavath apachAram one of the restrictions is stated as follows:

“To consider emperumAn at the same level as dhEvathAntharams (other
dhEvathAs) – for a SrIvaishNava it is paramount to understand that emperumAn
is sarvESvaran, one who is the lord of every one (including brahmA, Siva, indhra,
varuNa, agni, etc) and he is the antharyAmi (one being inside everyone to control their
acts). There is no one equal to him or higher than him. With that understanding, we
should fully abstain from indulging in any relationship with dhEvathAntharams.”



This is the Sri Vaishnava understanding of certain things related to devareer’s question. However, sometimes people misunderstand these things and say that the Vaishnavas have “kurugiya kannOttam”. Best is to visit Perumal’s temples (this does not mean that we should disrespect the dhEvathAntharams), but sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult situation like devareer mentions. 


But still devareer says that you chant “RamRam”. So this is still Sriman Narayana’s namams. So if devareer visits the temples of dhEvathAntharams, you are still chanting Bhagavan’s namams, and the dhevathAntharams will certainly feel glad hearing Bhagavan’s namams. This is also done by adiyen when I visit the temples of dhevathAntharams. If devareer has this understanding, I don’t think confusions would arise.


(P.S.: Adiyen shared what I read from a site called, and the last 2 paragraphs are adiyen’s conclusions based on what I heard and learnt. Thavarugal irundhaal adiyen mannippu vendugiren).


adiyen dasan.

on November 14, 2021

Thank you swami. Yes, i chant Ramram, Narayana all times when i visit other temple due to unavoidable forces.

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0 on November 22, 2021

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe Sri Varaha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam


My dad used to say “After going to Siva temples one must wash legs”. It’s like going to graveyard. As he is God of graveyard.

A prapannan should Max avoid Shiva Parvati Ganesha Muruga temples. DevathAnthram is dangerous.

Avlo kashta pattu peumala nenaikardha vida aathu Perumal sannidhila Shaligramatha vendikalamey.

I still know Ahobila sishyas who pray lord Murugan and even put mottai.

Me just at mind level having vairagyam. If Shiva Parvati comes in front of me , I may fall at their feets who knows!!!


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