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ThridhaNda SamarpaNam at Sri PerumbhUthUr:Addiitonal details

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 15:10:23 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

The TridhaNDam presented is indeed gold leaf clad 
AbharaNam . Eight pavuns (soverigns ) were used to beat
them into thin leaves to cover the Copper Base as recommended by 
the knowledgable people to avoid corrosion .Silver
base was ruled out for blackening of Silver thru micro 
ruptures.

To avoid access of water during usage ( thru micro crevices 
arising from imperfect bonding of the gold leaves , a final coat of 
Gold was given , which is what one sees from the outside in terms of
smoothness. I can understand the opportunity for confusion here .

It is only proper that the ancient ThridhaNDam is used daily
by Moolavar presented by PoorvAchAryAs. I wa ssurprised to hear
that this new simple Gold-clad with a coating of Gold over on
a copper base was described to us as being  a replacement
for day to day affairs. This is then incorrect information
given to us. 

In summary, the SamarpaNam is done and Our Parama dayALu,
AchArya RaamAnujA has accepted it on the AavaNi ThiruvAdhirai day .
That is the most important event and our BhAgyam .

AdiyEn thanks all the BhagavathAs , who took part in
this important once-in-a -life time event,
V.Sadagopan  



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