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Date: Sun Oct 15 1995 - 16:52:21 PDT
Dear Sadagopan, Thanks for your as usual eloquent discription of the significance of the number 32 in the Sri-Vaishnava Philosophy. You said: >>The Sri Ranganatha Paaduka >>>symbolizes for us the Sri Satari that we wear on our head to get >>the >>blessings of Nammazhwar, the Prapanna janakootastha. Acharya >>Ramanuja is said to >>be the satari (foot rest ) of Nammazhwar and the tradition >>continues all the >>way down to our Acharyas at the Andavan Asramam or Ahobila >>Matam or Parakala >>Matam. <<<< What does SATARI actually mean? I thought it means Nammazhwar, and he got that name because of his anger (Shatakopar) or animosity (Shat+ari=Shatari) towards the Shata Vayu (akin to Shatamarshanar). I also thought we are placed on our head the Paduka of Nammazhwar etched on a crown, which we refer to simple as Shatari. You wrote Satari=foot rest. Please clarify. Thanks, K. Sreekrishna.