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Re: Uthsava Moorthies in Different Postures

From: VIJAY THUPHAL NAGARAJA IYENGAR (vijay.iyengar_at_wipro.com)
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 23:18:41 PST

Srimathe Nigamantha Mahadeshikaya Namaha
Hi,

Let me tell how exactly this is done.
Based on the type of Utsavam, we decorate the Processional deity (Utsava
Murthi).
It happens like this, based on the type of Alankaram, we have Hasthams(Hands
Moulds)
and padams(Leg Moulds) in different postures.The processional deity is
decorated with
these like anyother ornaments.Around the hasthams and Padams, we tie up a
beautiful vasthram (Cloth).
But during the Prathistapanam of the Uthsava Moorthi, the Hasthams and
padams also go through
the routine of prathistapanam. I know this because I come from a family of
Priests.
Before Joining WIPRO Technologies, I was working as a Priest in Bangalore
Any Queries Mail me back.
Regards
Vijay T N



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From: "sreekanth" <gomoothram@yahoo.com>
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Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 9:27 AM
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> dear all
>  i have a doubt. i have seen many pictures in the
> different websites. moorthies in different postures.
> if we take srivilliputhoor as example. the same idol
> is shown in different postures. ie sayanatirukkolam,
> mohini alnkaram, palli konda kolam etc where the same
> idol have got different leg and arm postures. how is
> this made possible are these iods flexible
> sreekanth
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