Remove Sri Vaishnava reference in Paramahamsa Vishwananda's web site.

Remove Sri Vaishnava reference in Paramahamsa Vishwananda's web site.

December 5, 2018
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Why this petition matters

Started by Mohan Sagar
The person known as Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda claims to be Acharya in the Sri Sampradaya. This is known to be false merely by his own statements:

1. The Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya is rooted in Vedas, and therefore does not recognize Bhakti Marga Sadhana, the path that is being promoted by Vishwananda.

2. Initiation into the Sri Sampradaya involves formal initiation by an Acharya (Jeeyar) of tha community. Vishwananda mentions no one, and does not even the describe the ritual of initiation as consisting of Tapa, Pundra, Dasyanama, Mantra and Ijya.
3. Initiated Acharyas in the Sri Sampradaya must have Ramanuja or Ramanuja Dasa in their names. No such name is mentioned in Vishwananda's web page.
4. Bona Fide Sri Vaishnavas are initiated into 3 sacred mantras. Vishwananda only mentions one.
5. The image which Vishwananda claims to be that of Ramanuja is fake. Traditional images of Ramanuja are always seated, and being the preeminent guru of the Sri Vaishnava Tradition, cannot be placed at the feet of any other guru or Acharya.

There are many more substantiations to prove that Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is not, nor ever was a Sri Vaishnava. We the Undersigned call for the immediate removal of the link: along with all other references to Sri Vaishnavism from Paramahamsa Vishwananda's web site, blog and all other related links.

Removing the link to Sri Vaishnavism from Vishwananda's web site maintains the ethical, spiritual and ritualistic sanctity of the Sri Vaishnava tradition as is practiced by several hundred thousand followers of this ancient tradition in the world today.

Personal story
I am a descendant of the Nathamunigal-Sotai Nambi vamsa paramparai. I am direct student of His Holiness U. Ve. Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami, the preeminent scholar of Sri Vaishnavism in the world today.
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