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Placement of Lord rAma, sItA pirATTi etc.

From: Krishnamachari, N (Krish) (nkrish_at_lucent.com)
Date: Thu Feb 04 1999 - 04:56:19 PST

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> Dear friend,
> The very same question was raised before by Sri Vijay Srinivasan at the
> time
> of Prathishtai of Sri Rama Parivaram in Buffalo temple and I answered the
> question. 
> 
> Except in the case of Pattabhisheka Kolam  Sri Sita is always seen to be
> on
> the RIGHT side of Sri Rama.  I do not recollect the exact date when this
> was
> answered but you may refer to Bhakti archives or better still contact Sri
> Vijay Srinivasan himself.
> Dasoham
> Anbil Ramaswamy
> 
> --Related to the question that was raised on this a few days back, the
> priest at our temple here informs me that sItA pirATTi holds a lotus
> flower in one of Her hands, and Lord rAma is always on the side of pirATTi
> where She holds the flower.  I have found this to be consistent with all
> the pictures I have seen.  I do not know the explanation for what decides
> which hand the flower is held in.
> 
-dAsan kr*shNamAcAryan