[Advaita-l] Vadakkunatha

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 23:04:02 CDT 2007

Sorry I missed out on the double 'k'. That was a typo - my mind was
focussed on the 'n' and not the 'k'

Gramatically, I think 'vaDakkunAthan' would be correct; but the local
pronunciation is 'vaDakkunnAthan'. It would be interesting to see how
it is written in the Malayalam script.

On 25/07/07, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian
<rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Rama

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