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Re: Fw: The Thiruman kaapu on Lord Venkateshwara's forehead

From: anitha seshadri (tkanitha_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 22:17:52 PDT

Dear Friends,

Sri SarayuRajesh's explanation on Thirumankappu on
Lord Venkateswara seems to be correct in one point of
view. Andal in her Thiruppaavai also prays the Lord to
shower his 
sacred grace slowly on her.("Sengan siru Chiridhe
yemmel Vizhiaavo") .She says that they will not be
able to withstand the sudden fall of entire Kadaksham
on them.This may be one of the reasonof the thiruman
covering the eyes partially. Regarding the eyes open 
fully on thursdays i don't have any idea.


Adiyen

Lakshmi
--- "Jai Simman s/o R. Rangasamy"
<rjsimman@magix.com.sg> wrote:
> Subject: Re: The Thiruman kaapu on Lord
> Venkateshwara's forehead
> 
> 
>  Hare Krishna.
> 
>  How authentic is this explanation ?
> We must remember one point - in all traditions,
> discrepancies can abound
> over time with someone doing something out of
> sentiment and as a result of
> his often powerful position within the
> establishment, traditions are blindly
> created around it and continued for centuries on
> end.
> 
> I am not suggesting that such an occurrence could
> have definitely taken
> place with regards to the Lord at Thirupathi.
> But the possibility can exist.
> 
> What is essential however is an authentic reason.
> Certainly the eyes being
> too powerful and hence the need for a thiruman cover
> seems untenable with
> the ardent devotees' desire and prayer for the
> Lord's loving glance to shine
> upon him/her !
> 
> When we constantly pray to the Lord to cast His
> divine sight upon us,
> when we describe His merciful eyes as pankaja netram
> or lotus eyes,
> when we often chant slokas to the archa vigraha to
> bestow his lotus vision
> on us, how can this explanation be tenable ?
> 
> Something serious and more philosophical is
> warranted and I am certain that
> a Sri Vaishnava Periyar could elucidate.
> 
> And how can a Thursday reduce the power in the
> Lord's eyes ? unless of
> course this is said with a certain friendly or
> parental mellow attached to
> it in terms of rasa (as in the case with Sri
> Ranganatha Swami being seen as
> an "old" Perumal and hence a later mangala arati at
> Thiruvarangam in the
> morning, or with the pastimes of Lord Oppiliappan)
> 
> The Lord is sarva shaktiman. How can His eyes be
> reduced by a mere graha ?
> 
>  Hare Krishna.
> 
> 
> 
>  Your servant,
>  R. Jai Simman
>  Singapore
> 
> 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "sarayu rajesh" <r_sarayu@hotmail.com>
> > To: <rjsimman@magix.com.sg>
> > Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 3:19 PM
> > Subject: Re: The Thiruman kaapu on Lord
> Venkateshwara's forehead
> >
> >
> > > Hello Bhakthas,
> > > As I am reading this mail I remember somebody
> was saying about this.I
> > don't
> > > know whether this is right or not.
> > > Since Lord's eyes are very powerful, the
> devotees would not be able to
> > bear
> > > the power of the eyes if left open. Hence the
> Thiruman kappu is used as
> a
> > > shield protecting the devotees from the power.
> However only on thursdays
> > > eyes are kept open for the bhakthas to see.
> There is a myth that the
> > > marriage of Lord Venkateswara with
> Padmavathi(Lakshmi) took place on a
> > > Thursday  which reduced the power in the eyes
> hence Thursday is chosen
> as
> > > the day when devotees can have the darshan of
> the Lord without the
> > Thiruman.
> > > I think this explanation is correct.If anybody
> disagrees with this
> please
> > > correct me.
> > > Vasaha Dhoshaka Shanthaviyaha.
> > > SarayuRajesh.
> 
> 
> 


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