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Smt. Saranathan,
                           Adding to your query, I would like to see if there 
are any sastric conditions that Silk MUST be used to adorn the Lord, or should 
be worn by all of us in funcitons/rituals.
  Kidambi Soundararajan.

jayasartn <jayasree_saranathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If one goes into the genesis of koorai-p-pudavai, it gives another set
of shocking revelations, as with silk vasthrams.

It is infact kora-naattu-p-pudavai, obtained from a place called
kora-naadu known for expert weavers.

Initially only cotton was woven and worn during marriages, a practice
that still continues with other South Indian communities, such as
Malayalis, Telugus and Kannadigas. Most communities in tamil naadu
still wear cotton saree only as muhoortha-p-pudavai. Only Brahmains
have changed to pattu-p-pudavai. Perhaps the result of new found
riches and status while working under the British. Writer "kalki's"
old social novels bring out this desire for flaunting affluence. It
depends on the two parties involved in marriage to discourage this
practice of wearing silk.

Another question is about how madisaar came into vogue and the 
taatparyam of methods of wearing it. This is similar to the taatparyam
of pancha kachcham - the specific number of folds and prana-apana
sandhi naabhi. Madisaar seems to be the reverse of the prana-apana
sandhi and is about kundalalini. This makes me think that the regular
6 yards saree fulfils the rationale better. Wish someone throws more
light on this.

- Jayasree saranathan.

--- In ramanuja@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Sreenivasan Ramanujam
<sreenivasan@...> wrote:
> That is a good point. But somehow Adiyen feel that those silkworms
have done more punyam than us since they adorn the supreme lord. 
>   Adiyen certainly feel that we should discourage our women folk
from wearing pattu pudavai and if at all we buy then it should be used
allways to adorn the lord.
>   The biggest problem would be in our sampradayam kurappudavai needs
to be replaced with a cotton pudavai if this has to be done. 
>   Dasan
> asa gopalan <arulmari@...> wrote:
>   Dear All.,
> thanks for the link. as mani said the photos look
> great
> and good as said in 'Poliga, Poliga!!'.
> But, I cant help notice the Ummachis without any 
> vasthrams. It is 101 of any temple or aradhanam that
> there should be some vasthrams on the
> perumal/thayar/acharya even before prathistai.
> it is all about Bhavam in bhakthi. One need not be a
> master of Agama sastra/vedas to know this.
> Of about 100 or so people present on the occasion,
> tragic, it occured to no one to adorn some cloth on
> them regardless before or after prathishtai.
> -Uppili

Azhvar EmberumAnAr JeeyAr ThiruvadigalE Saranam


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