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RE: varadaraja perumal

From: nvaradar (nvaradar_at_icicibank.com)
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 21:23:30 PDT

Dear all,
The Moola BhEram of
Sri VaradarAja PerumAL resting in the PushkaraNi
is made from Atthi wood and is brought out every
forty years for worship. Last it was in the year 1977 and next would be in
the year 2017

Adiyen
Varadaraja Dasan

-----Original Message-----
From: Sadagopan [mailto:sgopan@computer.net]
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 4:16 PM
To: go moothram
Cc: bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: varadaraja perumal


At 01:52 AM 6/3/01 -0700, you wrote:
>dear all
>i have heard that the perumal of kaancheepuram is
>known as ATHHI VARADAR, since the moolavar is made of
>athhi wood. is it true, can any body give information
>about this
>sreekanth
>
Yes, the PerumAL at Kanchi is known by the name of
Atthigiri AruLAlar . Although the Moola BhEram of
Sri VaradarAja PerumAL resting in the PushkaraNi
is made from Atthi wood and is brought out every
twelve (?) years for worship, the real reason
of linking the Prefix of Atthi has to do with
the word "Hasthi" in Sanskrit , which has changed to
Atthi in Tamil. Hasthi means Elephant .The small hillock
on which the Lord stands is known as Hasthigiri.
All of this relates to SthalapurANam , where Brahma
performed a Major Yaj~nam to have the darsanam of
the Lord , who appeared out of the Agni Kuntam under
PuNyakOti VimAnam .

There are material in the archives dating to Feb 2000
on Kanchi PerumAL that you may wish to refer to.

V.Sadagopan


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