Re: Where does this Subba Rao come from?

sadananda (sada@anvil.nrl.navy.mil)
Wed, 6 Aug 1997 07:06:29 -0400


Ramakrishan wrote:
>are we sure it is "vela"? Not "veli"? 'vella'-vEyaTamu refers to putting a
>new coat of sunnam on the walls, and the prefix 'veli' means white. I think
>I have come across a reference to Siva with his 'veli-boodi'.

Interesting.  vella - vEyaTamu - does it not also have a connotation of
excommunicating from community.  May after that they do a coat of sunnam on
the walls!
Hari Om!
Sadananda