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Chamaram - Chatram

Chamaram - Chatram Fly-Whisk Parasol All the insignia and imagery of a monarch applied to the Supreme lord in the temples- white parasols (Venkudai in Tamil), elephants, Chamaram {Yaktail-fly whisks}, fans etc., befitting the dignity of a monarch to whom these services were offered in loving devotion. http://www.srivaishnava.org/sgati/sddsv1/v01027.htm The kritis ‘Smaramyaham’ (Ramamanohari or Ramapriya ) and ‘Mahasuram’ (Chamaram or Shanmukhapriya) on ‘Rahu’ and ‘Kethu’ have however come to stay as a part of the present Navagraha group of songs of Muthuswamy Dikshitar. http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/fr/2008/08/01/stories/2008080151560800.htm
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