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Tattoos of religious scriptures / Gods…

Updated on April 27, 2021 in General
5 on March 28, 2021

Adiyen Namaskaram Swami!

SrImathE RAmAnujAya namaha!!!

Adiyen has seen or heard many people around recently talking about getting a tattoo of religious scriptures, verses or Gods and Goddesses. Is that alright if it’s done not for fashion but Bhakti in mind?

Adiyen

 
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AdiyArkadiyArukku namaskaram.

The following is pasted from wikipedia page; (as heard from acharyas, the information below is indeed correct).

Here, the 9 prescribed kinds of activities in Bhakthi are listed. Having tatoo is not one of the nine prescribed activities of devotion. 

“Bhagavata Purana and Navaratnamalika
The Navaratnamalika (garland of nine gems), nine forms of bhakti are listed: (1) śravaṇa (listening to ancient texts), (2) kīrtana (praying), (3) smaraṇa (remembering teachings in ancient texts), (4) pāda-sevana (service to the feet), (5) archana (worshiping), (6) namaskar or vandana (bowing to the divine), (7) dāsya (service to the divine), (8) sākhyatva (friendship with the divine), and (9) ātma-nivedana (self-surrender to the divine).

The Bhagavata Purana teaches nine similar facets of bhakti. “

 

Furthermore, a Saranagatha has declared that one very self is property of Perumal. The body one resides in is also Perumal’s property. We do not have any right to tatoo the body or torture it in other such ways.

For those who are not realised their saranagatha position yet, there are some varnashrama based regulations / restrictions regarding whether or not one can tatoo the body.

adiyen dasan.

 

 

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0 on March 31, 2021

Imprinting of Sangu and Chakra in the body is far far superior.

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0 on April 2, 2021

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,

Namaskaram Swami’s,

Velukkudi Sri Krishnan Swami has graced answer in today’s Enpani #2065 பக்திக்காக பச்சை குத்திக் கொள்ளலாமா?

Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan.

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0 on April 2, 2021

Namaskaram.

adiyen listened to the audio.
adiyen meant imprinting of Sangu and Chakra through Samasrayanam only. I haven’t mentioned explicitly in my post.

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0 on April 27, 2021

Namo Narayanaya

Those tilaks on heads are called temporary tattoos in PhD papers. So “respectful” tattoos of Devis or Devas is not a offence.

Even hanuman used to write Rama name on his body, so it’s alright.

Even I have it, so no problem until it’s disrespectful.

Jai shreerama

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