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I read in a book on Kinkar Madhav Ramanuj Jeor that ShrinVaishnava saints are NOT permitted by the sect to enter into Shiva Temples.

We know that both Shiva and Vishnu say in different scriptures that they are One and one who discriminates between the two will be fallen.

What is the scriptural basis of such a rule for the Shri Vaishnava monks then?

Or is the book providing wrong information?

  • It would also be interesting to know if Shaivaite saints enter Vishnu temples. – Lazy Lubber Feb 11 at 12:40
  • Their "Narayana" is not the Vaishnavite Narayana. @Partha Please see hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1589/… – S K Feb 11 at 14:17
  • My guess would be that the number of practicing Hindus who have for Vishnu the same antipathy Vaishnavites even today have for Siva (although it is lessening) is negligible @Partha – S K Feb 11 at 14:26
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    @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury, also the common complaint that sri vaishnavites 'hate' shiva is misplaced, because they don't hate shiva the deity, they hate the concept that any deity is equal to Vishnu. There is a big difference between a 'shiva'-dveshi , and a 'shiva=vishnu'-dveshi. – ram Feb 11 at 16:40
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    @ram I agree but people actually fail to see this. I personally accept Vishnu=Shiva but I will strongly disagree if somebody equals people who believe in Hari-Hara-bheda with "Shiva-dveshis". – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury Feb 11 at 16:44

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