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Re: [sv-rituals] Re: Significance of NAmam

From: venkat iyengar (vsiyengar_at_lycos.com)
Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 09:24:06 PDT

Maybe the sender of the mail (reg use of namam as derogatory)
must have made the comment because of the 'general usage of Namam
The word 'Namam' is used in a derogatory sense by the general public
in tamil nadu.and is used when one has been cheated by someone else
Similar reference is with names like govinda-govinda  etc.This kind
of practice reg the inappropriate usage has to be curbed.

venkat


On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:08:26 
>--- mani2 <mani@alum.calberkeley.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Someone wrote that calling the Urdhva puNDra
>> (tirumaN - SrIcUrNam)
>> "nAmam" is derogatory and without meaning. This is
>> not true.
>> The tirumaN - SrIcUrNam are placed on twelve places
>> on the body.
>> Each of these marks corresponds to one of the twelve
>> names
>> (dvAdaSa-nAma) of Vishnu and Lakshmi.  Because of
>> this it is
>> known as nAmam.  There is nothing wrong with this
>> usage.
>> 
>> rAmAnuja dAsa
>> Mani
>> 
>> 
>> 
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