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Re: OmkAra vimAnam

From: T.N.Santhanam (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 05:57:57 PST

Dear Satakopan

Your interpretation is interesting.
However, I would like to share a view expressed by a scholar some 25 years
Even physically, the garbhagruham is in a shape of the letter "OM" -
written not in devanagari but in grantha script. If you know grantha script,
pl write 'om'. You will first have a semi-circular background and a straight
long front portion. Now if you can visualise the top view at Srirangam, you
will appreciate.

By the way, do you know that standing on ground when you look straight up at
Gali gopuram in Tirupati, you are exactly looking in the direction of
garbhagruham at Tirumala ? I once had the fortune - thanks to the pilot - to
have an aerial look specifically on Tirumala when I saw the temple and Gali
gopuram in the same frame !! They are just in the same line!!

Abhinava Desika Swamy's thiruvadi

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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