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What is the significance of ADHIVAASAMS that we doto the vigrahams at the time of pratishtha.

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ADHIVA:SAM, IS A PROCESS OF PURIFYING THE STONE OR METAL THAT IS BEING USED AS VIGRAHA OR DIETY. KEEPING IN THE PADDY IS CALLED “DHA:NYA ADHIVASAM”. KEEPING IN THE WATER TANK OR RIVER IS CALLED “JALA ADHIVASAM”. SOME PEOPLE MIX UP MILK ETC, AND CALL IT “KSHEERA ADHIVASAM”. A FEW DO IT SEPERATELY ALSO. KEEPING ON
THE BED ARRANGED IN A FEW LAYERS OF CERIALS ORGANIZED IN A PARTICULAR WAY IS CALLED “SAYYA ADHIVASAM”. SOME DO SOME OTHER ADHIVASAS ALSO. ALL THIS PROCESS IS TO TEST THE STONE OR METAL STATUES TO QUALIFY THEM TO BECOME THE DIETY.

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