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The Thiruman kaapu on Lord Venkateshwara's forehead

From: Jai Simman s/o R. Rangasamy (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 16:33:57 PDT

Hare Krishna dear Vaishnavas.

Pleaser accept my dandavat pranams.

Since the isseu of Thiruman has come up, I was wondering why the Lord at
Thirupathi has a thiruman kaapu on his forehead that extends all the way to
His divine lotus eyes. This appears to be very unique. Why are His eyes
covered with the Thiruman as well ? His lotus eyes ought to be glancing at
devotees without any inhibition and yet the alankaram always covers the

Is there any particular pastime involved in this regard ?

Vaishnava dasanudasan,
R. Jai Simman

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