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From: krish (krish_at_astro.ge.com)
Date: Wed Feb 21 1996 - 06:09:05 PST
I was reading a sthalpuram ( comic book style ) of Lord Venakteshwara and the story did not include a narrative my mother had told me. The Lord took it on his chin a blow from the kodali(crowbar?) swung by an irate husband at his pregnant wife. He was upset at her delay in removing the mud he was digging for well. Can you shed some light? Another was the illustrations of Balaji with thegali namam, some of the other characters like Suka brhamrishi have vadagalai namam. But he front poster has the new style worn in present day temples. I was curious why the eyes of the Lord are partially painted with the namam, probably a compromise. Krishan Praba.