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Re: Symbols worn by Vaisnavas on the Body

From: Sriram Ramanujan (sriram_at_cbnea.att.com)
Date: Tue Sep 19 1995 - 23:46:00 PDT

I sure do agree with the symbolic meaning of the thirumaN, but have always
wondered why the lord himself does have to put that nAmam on?, is it just to
ascertain that the lord in that form is none other than nArAyaNa or did it
begin with Ramanuja?. I was perusing a book a few days back and it had some
allegations that Ramanuja was the one that put the thirumaN on ThiruvEngaDamudayAn
etc. Does anybody have any explanations regarding this??

--sriram