Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Vadakalai

Sanskrit ´┐ŻUttara-kalarya, ´┐Ż one of two Hindu subsects of the Srivaisnava, the other being the Tenkalai. Though the two groups use both Sanskrit and Tamil scriptures, the Vadakalai relies more on Sanskrit texts, such as the Vedas (earliest sacred scriptures of India), the Upanisads (early religiophilosophic texts), and the religious poem the Bhagavadgita. Their main point of disagreement, however, is on the

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