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Re: some doubts

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Dec 28 2001 - 15:00:40 PST

Dear Sri Srikanth:

here are the answers. Others can add
their inputs :

At 07:44 AM 12/28/01 -0800, you wrote:
>dear all

>i have some doubts
>why is lord of kumbha konam called KUDANTHAI

KumbakONam in Tamil is called Kudamukku. The pot
(Kumbham/Kudam)containing all material for Srishti 
floated on the waters of deluge and stayed put at 
the site of today's KumbakONam and the material inside 
was released here for the creation to go on . It happened 
when the kudam ws hit by the arrow of KumbhEswaran ,
the presiding deity of the famous Siva Temple here.

>why is the lord at thirupper is called APPAKUDANTHAN

He is giving darsanam hugging a kudam of Appam.

>why is perumal is refered to as KUDAMADU KOOTHTHAN in
>tha paasurams.

This is a dance of cowherds , where you skillfully
balance the pots on shour shoulders, head and dance 
without droppong them.This dance takes place at the junction
of streets ( Santhi). Lord KrishNa is the top most
practioner of this art to the utter delight of GopAs
and Gopis. Hence it is called Kudam+aadu+Kootthu. 
It is not a classical dance . Hence it is called 
Kootthu. It is like anothe rfolk dance called 

>where can we find the paasurams in which Thirumazhisai
>alwar asks the lord of tiruvakka to follohim
>" kanikkannan pokkozhinthan.....etc" is it in
>tiruchenthavirutham or in nanmukan tiruvanthathi

You wont find th verse  there. It is part of the life history
of Thirumozhisai based on what happened at ThiruvehhA.
It is in AzhwAr charithram and not in prabhandham.That 
waht happened there is true , since there is even today
a village near Kaanchi called Orurikkai ( One night 
stay), where PerumAl stayed with AzhwAr and KaNikaNNan
after he left His temple. 

>please any body clarifie my doubts
>namaskarams and happy new year to all

Best wishes,

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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