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RE: varadaraja perumal

From: RAJI SRIDHAR (sridharaji_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Jun 06 2001 - 01:34:16 PDT

Dear All

I heard that Lord Jaganatha in Puri is also made of
Athi wood and they change the same in every 12 years. 
Is it true?  Can anyone tell more about the shetram?

raji sridhar
 
--- nvaradar <nvaradar@icicibank.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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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