[Advaita-l] Vadakkunatha

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 20:25:41 CDT 2007

>From my Tamil Grammar knowledge, I was inclined to say vaDakkunAthan.
The vaDakku +  nAthan. The 'n' doesn't duplicate. On the other hand I
believe it is vaDakkutthisai (Northern direction), the 't' duplicates.
When I saw the reply by Ramesh, I was a little puzzled. I asked my
wife, who is from Kerala, and she confirmed that it should be
vaDakkunAthan. But she wasn't able to give the syntactical rule for
it. I'll ask my father-in-law who is pretty good at Malayalam Grammar
and confirm it.


On 7/22/07, Guy Werlings <werlings.guy at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> All my deepest thanks to shrii Ramesh Krishnamurthy.
> PraNAm-s
> Dji-dobolyu
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ramesh Krishnamurthy" <rkmurthy at gmail.com>
> To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta"
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 6:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Vadakkunatha
> > It's "vaDakunnAthan", literally "lord of the north"
> >
> > Ramesh (not a Malayali though)

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