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Re: Question : "shaTa-kopa"
Date: Fri Aug 21 1998 - 11:18:33 PDT

On Date:    8/21/98 11:51 AM

Sri Ram wrote :-

nammaa.lvaar tiruvaDigaLE sharaNam !

I remember reading somewhere that "shaTa" means "cunning", and
"kopa" means "anger".

Curious why namaa.lvaar got the "baddest" name, "shaTa-kopa".




That is not the meaning of shaTakOpan. The reason for the name is as follows :-

When a child is in the womb of its mother, a type of vAyu called shaTa vAyu will
make the child to lose its intelligence and the rememberances of the previous
birth. When NammAzhwAr was born, it is said that he got rid of this shaTa vAyu
by a "hoongAram" with anger.

So the name shaTakOpar means " one who got rid of the shaTa vAyu by his anger."
This is the reason for the name.

NammAzhwAr thiruvadigaLE saraNam.

adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan

Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh