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RE: [sv-rituals] Significance of NAmam

From: Anand Sampathkumar (
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 17:35:29 PDT

NamO Narayana:

Dear Smt. Gita / Vaidhehi / Nappinnai:

There are few theories for your question.

1. Perumal first, stands as an example, to
   show us as a Sri Vaishnava, hence he sports
   Thiruman Sri Choornam. [Lets avoid the common
   term "NamAm" and refer this with reverence as
   Thiruman and Sri Choornam or Urdhva Pundaram only].

2. Sriya:Pathi Sriman Narayanan, in his unending
   karunyam and sowlabhyam, wanted to have
   "Samasrayanam" done on him by Bhagavad Ramanuja
   and came in the form on a boy and had Pancha Samskaram
   done by none other than the greatest Acharya.
   Hence, as one undergone Pancha Samskaram, Perumal
   sports Thiruman and Sri Choornam.

However, it is generally referred that in Sri Vaikuntam
Perumal as Para Vasudevan sports Kasturi Thilakam, while
His Archa Thirumeni sports Urdhva Pundaram.

Hope this 2 cents worth sharing by AdiyEn dispels your

Anand Sampathkumar
10th April 2002

Srimad Azhagia Singar Thiruvadigale Saranam
Shrimate Shri Seetha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Nama:

-----Original Message-----
From: vaidhehi_nc [] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 02:25
Subject: [sv-rituals] Significance of NAmam

Dear All,
         I am gita(alias vaidhehi/nappinnai)already introduced 
myself from my other acc(nappinnai_nc@y...). My fundamental doubt is:
Why should PerumAL wear His own feet on His forehead(or rather why 
should we put nAmam on Him)? Can anyone clarify my doubt? 
NAmam(be it Thenkalai/Vadakalai) basically represents:white lines- 
PerumAL's pAdam & red/yellow line - Sri.
AzhwAr EmperumAnAr ThiruvadigaLE saraNam

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