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namam  Term Image (nāmam) Script Image
(Language:  Tamil)
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Short Description: name, appellation; reputation, fame; also the sectarian mark worn by followers of Vishnu in southern India, worn in 12 places while reciting the 12 names of Vishnu
Long Description: When Vaisnavas in the South wear the Tiruman (qv), they do so chanting the names of Visnu; hence the term "namam". Apart from the whitish mark of the Tiruman, the nimam also consists of the " Sricurnam".
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms