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Re: Re[2]: The Name Vemkateshwara

From: muralidhar rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Aug 21 1998 - 13:10:17 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

I believe in Sanskrit Vem=Sin, Kata=Destroy Ishwara=Lord.
Hence, Venkateshwara is the Lord who destroys sins.

Namo Narayana,

Muralidhar Rangaswamy

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>     Dear BhAgavathas,
>     Sometime back today I had given an explanation for the name
>     VEmkatEshwaran and you would have studied the same. Sri Lakshmanan
>     brought out the actual meaning of the word as he had heard it from 
>     Sri Tridandi Jeeyar Swami.
>     Please go thro' the reply that I gave to Sri Lakshmanan.
>     I request great scholars in our list to enlighten me on one aspect 
>     our pAsurams. If our AzhwArs always used only the tamizh
>     representations of the Sanskrit names as I have written below, how
>     would they want to use the entire sanskrit word "VEm" and "katam" 
>     in the pAsuram "vEm katangaL meimmEl..."
>     Or is it the name Venkatan or VEmkatan for that sake has a 
>     meaning. I now strongly feel I was wrong in my reply. I place me
>     sincere apologies before all the bhaktas for this and request you 
>     enlighten me on this.
>     adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan
>     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh
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>Subject: Re[2]: The Name Vemkateshwara
>Author:  TV Venkat at USMTNMO2
>Date:    8/21/98 1:28 PM
>     Dear LakshmaNan.
>     Well, I may be wrong in my interpretation. Actually I was 
referring to
>     the pAsuram in ThiruvAimozhi " vEm kadangaL meimmEl ...". I 
>     this is only Tamizh word because once again I thought our AzhwArs 
>     only pure tamizh in the pAsurams except for some names of the 
>     which are always in Sanskrit. For example in Thiruvaimozhi 
>     refers to name HrisheekEsan as irudeekEsan and VishNu as "Vittu".
>     Also our PeriAzhwAr in all the phalasruti pAsuram expresses his 
>     as "vittuchittan" and not "VishNuchittan".
>     If the words are sanskrit and not tamizh, then it is only my poor
>     knowledge and rather misinterpretation, which made me write that.
>     Thankyou for enlightening me.
>     adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan
>     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh
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>Subject: Re: The Name Vemkateshwara
>Date:    8/21/98 1:12 PM
>'vem' in Sanskrit is to remove or destroy. 'kata' is sin. The Tamil 
>'kadan' meaning debt is from this word 'kata' in Sanskrit. So, "VEMKAT"
>is ONE WHO REMOVES SIN.  If I remember correct tnis is the explanation
>given by HH Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar.
>If I am wrong it is my mistake and not HH SRI Jeeyar Swamy's for 
>him wrongly.
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