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Re: venkatesvara mangalam
Date: Thu Sep 17 1998 - 18:41:21 PDT

Dear Mani,
The name Azhagiya Manavalan applies to Moolavar as well. It used to be said in
Kalakshepams that the Lord reclines on His Adisesha couch like a fully
bedecked bridegroom at all times till the arrival of the last Vadhoo
(Jeevtma). As He is the Paramapurusha and all jeevas are feminine in relation
to Him (Sarvetaraah Stree Svabhaavaah), He is said to be waiting for them. The
Srivatsa Maru is the rightful place for  the Jeevas to reach through the
Purushakaram of Thayar who adorns His right chest (Vadivai Nin Vala Maarbinil
Vaazhginra Mangaiyum Pallandu) That is why you will find the figure of another
Thayar on the left chest of Lord Venkateswara. This Thayar is a representation
of the bride i.e. Jeeva. This is what I have heard in Kalakshepams. Any other
views ?
Anbil Ramaswamy