what is the importance of ''dwajasthambam'' in temples ?
- Aparna M @ divyaLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
First please see the dwajasthambams.
The dwajastham is the backbone of the temple. There is a hope that the adjoining buildings should not raise their building above level to the dwajasthambam. As per agama shashtra the dwajasthambam straightened.
"guilding is done for 'dwajasthambam' (flag post of deity's endearing power), 'thazhikakkudam' (tomb) and 'sree kovil vathil' (sanctum sanctorum's door). 'dwajasthambam' is important. prostrating before 'dwajasthambam' is equivalent to prostrating before the deity. depending on the deity's height, it could be as high as 13 meters," he says. in the descending order, it consists of many parts like 'veerakandam', 'padmam', 'kumbam', 'lasunam', 'venda', 'para' followed by 'dhandu' (small perpendicular pole flowing towards left from flag post's second 'venda'), and 'pattam.' 'it's at 'pattam', 'ashtadhigpalas' are installed. the insignia of the deity rests on the top of 'veerakandam.' 'pattam', is followed by 'padmam' 'galam', again 'pattam', then 'vedika', 'kapotham', 'kumudam' and 'jagathi.' after 'lasunam', you can include as many 'vendas' and 'paras' to achieve the desired height. without disclosing top trade secret, he says guilding work is done using foils made out of 24 carat gold which are pasted on the copper surface through a conventional heating technique. "for a 'dwajasthambam' of 10 meters height, you might require about rs 30 lakh worth gold to give it a 10 layer covering. normally, it lasts for 60 years. It is wrapped in a 'kavi mundu' (saffron dhoti), touching the lord's feet.
- AngelaLv 45 years ago
@ c. - Uh, I think you better read the Bible again, sweetie. Either you're reading one of those re-written ones that man put together or you haven't read it at all. Either way, you're clueless. A lot of temple practices in the Bible were very sacred and not performed in public, nor was just anybody allowed to enter the temples... much like the LDS temples today. And while you're doing that refresher course, you might notice that even in biblical times the people put their sweat, tears, and materials into building the holy places, which are temples. So while you do your best to ridicule the practices of the LDS faith, you are actually ridiculing something that God Himself ordained and put into practice. How very Christ-like of you.
- 6 years ago
A Dwajasthambam in the temple is related to vahan of god which is situated ont the top of the dwajasthambam a flag situated. on that flag the symbol of (i.e) picture) vahan of god of that temple.
- KandasamyLv 71 decade ago
flag hoisting pillar
it notes to inform that the festival season is started or going on like that
it is beyond this place where people usually do namaskaarams that is shaastaang anamaskaaram