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7-Lokams

mvanamamalai_at_kpmg.com
Date: Tue May 20 1997 - 11:08:40 PDT

Sri Rukmani Samedha Sri Parthasarathy Swamine Namaha :

This is in reference to 7 lokams:  

ezhulageyirrinil  kondanai   -    Thiruvezhukutrirukkai

poruma neelpadai aazhisangathodu 
thiruma neelkazhal ezhulagum thozha     -   Thiruvaimozhi  1-10-1 

oorayiramaiy  olagezhalikum
perayiram kondathOr peedudaiyan          -     Thiruvaimozhi  9-3-1 

This are some references of 7 lokams by  Kaliyan and  Kurugur Maran by no means
complete. 

Incidentaly  next to Srirangam we regard Thirumalai Thirupathi where there is 7
hills (sapthagiri) 
Then we have saptharishi(Athri, Bhrughu, Kutsa, Vasishta, Gautama, Kasyapa,
Aangirasa)  whom we also salute in everyday Sandhyavandhanam.   There may also
be 7 seas (I vaguely remeber ezhu kadal) not sure though.  If any one has any
thoughts it will be interesting. 

Thanks very much for sharing  the blessings of Sri Narasimhar (Thelliya singar
as he is called in Triplicane)  very aptly at the time of Narasimha Jayanthi.

While I dont want to get really into the conversation of Srimans Mani
Varadarajan, Krishna Kalale, Mohan Sagar
I do wish to point out that many learned  authors have indicated that that it is
the words in Sanskrit that are really important. The language of Sanskrit is
such that it can convey a whole lot in a single but complex word.  And I think
that is also the reason why it can be interpreted differently by different
people.   
I am really enjoying all the postings and  thank everyone for sharing your
thoughts. 

What ever I knew about kumbabishekam:
 Sri Vaishnavas call it SamprokshaNam Saivites call it kumbabishekam. The temple
and the lord in the Garbagraha after being constructed as per Silpa Sastras and
is ready for next step. Then they start with 108 kalasams(1008 also is possible)
 or less and consecrate the homa gundam and chant vedas , upanishads , puranams
etc. and Thiruvaimozhi.  There is some  ratio like for so many kalasams so many
1000 times homam with agni etc., This is done for about 7 or 10 days and all the
energy is consecrecated in the water. This water in the kalasams is being
sprayed in case of Samprokshanam and showered in the case of kumbabishekam on to
the Gopuram/S of the temple  and also on the Deities of the temple. All the
idols get the Sakthi thru this process and every year after that Thiru Pavithra
uthsavam will be done to establish the powers of the idols.  Even though there
are differences Saivite or Srivaishnavite temples follow either vaikanasa or
Sripancharathra agama which is the same. As per showering the holy water on the
kalasams as opposed to just spraying by Srivaishnavites may have to do with 
Lord Siva being  abhisheka priyar  and Lord Vishnu being Alankara priyar. May be
not ? 


Everything correctly stated in the above post is entirely due to the grace of  
my Acharyan. All errors are due to my shortcomings. 

I just borrowed this from Sri. Muralidhar Rangaswamy since it applies to me as
well. 

Adiyen 
murali