Literally the word means a religious mark (Pundra) which is worn upright (oordhawa). In common parlance it is called Namam. The Indian tradition has always insisted upon its followers to wear namam appropriate to their faith on their bodies especially on their forehead. One such namam is Oordhwapundra. Its significance is that it dispels the darkness of ignorance and reduces sins to ashes.
The Tridandam the Jeeyar carries is composed of three split bamboo strips.
They represent the 3 realities 1) The Nature; 2) The soul and 3) The God. The three should never be separated. To them is tied the fourth which represents the Sanyasi’s Acharya who acts as the intercessor between God and the Soul.
Here is an article about Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi project in Business Standard new paper.
Towering over the statue of liberty comes the world’s tallest sitting metallic statue which is 3 times bigger than the current budda statue in Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar lake.
Please share the information and be part of this historic monument construction.
Dear Bhagavad Bandus, Here is the latest walk through video which is released on 10th May 2016 on the ocassion of 999th Tirunakshatram of Sri Bhagavad Ramanujacharya. This a unique project of its own which has several things depicting our culture and heritage.
- Total height of Statue of Equality – 216 ft
- Total height of Statue of Ramanuja – 108 ft
- Total height of Bhadra Vedi – 54 ft
- Total height of Padma Peetam – 27 ft
- Total height of Thridandam from the top of the head – 27 ft
- Number of Lotus petals – 54
- Number of Elephants under Lotus – 36
- Number of Sankhas – 18
- Number of Chakras – 18
- Simhasinadhi pathis –
[slogan btn_text=’Project Details’ btn_link=’http://sriramanujasahasrabdi.org/sign-up-donate/’ ]Become part of this Historic Moment……..[/slogan]“Statue of Equality” – Celebrating 1000 years of SRI BHAGAVADH RAMANUJACHARYA (Year of Birth: 1017AD)
In order to celebrate 1000th birth anniversary of Acharya and as a mark of gratitude His Holiness Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji is constructing a statue of Bhagawad Ramanujacharya Swami.