AppuArchie at AOL.COM
Sat Nov 29 21:26:23 EST 1997
In a message dated 97-11-29 00:40:55 EST, you write:
<< It was referred to as 'vEngadam' or 'vEnkatam' by the AzhwArs
(Vaishnavaite saints from Tamil Nadu) as early as the 7th-8th
centuries. A detailed description of the temple, the idol and
related aspects including the controversies surrounding its
identification have been discussed in the book
'Venkateswara - Lord of Seven Hills' by P. Sitapati, published
by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
''vada vEngkadam' is also mentioned in Tholkappiyam in the following preface
tamizh kURum Nallulakam.'
Silappathikaram also refers to 'vEngkadam' in the following verse:
* The Yarzhan Thamizh Romanized keyboard using only the 26 keys of the qwerty
keyboard is the basis for adopting only the 26 letters of English to create a
chart for the 247 Tamil letters. The upper cases represent long vowels , and
y asin 'ily' for LEAF, w as in 'awvy' for AVVAI, R as in 'aRi' for KNOW, L as
in 'vaLi' for WIND or AIR, N as in 'Nari' for FOX, ng as in 'cangku' for
CONCH (shell), nh as in 'kanh' for EYE, gn as in 'gnamali' for DOG, zh as in
'vAzhy' for PLANTAIN, etc..
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