Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami visited the site of Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi today to pay his respects to the ‘Tridandam’ that is ready to be erected. Sri Ahobila Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami, Sri Devanatha Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami, esteemed scholar Sri Krishnamacharya Swami, the Chief Architect Sriman Prasad Garu, Engineers from My Home Group and AEROSUN, many other dignitaries, craftsmen and construction workers were all present to grace this occasion.
Key elements of the ‘Tridandam’ include:
- The ‘Tridandam’ is constructed in 8 parts, each weighing about 7 tonnes
- The length of the ‘Tridandam’ is 162 feet
- It will be positioned from the feet of the statue hanging onto the shoulder and raising above the head by 27 feet
- The ‘jalapavithram’ will be installed on the top edge of the ‘Tridandam’ and weighs around 6 tonnes
This great event – ‘Erecting the Tridandam’ is aimed to be complete by the first week of Nov’2017.
After offering a prayer before beginning the erection process, yummy sweets (Laddu) were distributed as a mark of happiness in getting this dream come true for lakhs of promoters of Equality, for millions of followers of Ramanuja Acharya!
What does it signify?
From the discourses of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami, the Tridandam shows what its owner understands and practices as the essence of Vedic scriptures. The ‘Tridandam’ carried by Ramanuja Acharya indicates that there are ‘Three’ entities named ‘Supreme Power(God)’, ‘The Souls(we)’ and ‘The Nature(prakruthi)’. The power of the Supreme entity exists within the souls and nature. It governs and binds the existence. This Supreme Power is the one that is common to all that exists. And hence,Ramanuja Acharya saw everyone as ‘Equals’.
Thus, the Statue of Equality site at Sri Ram Nagar is being shaped up to guide everyone to be treated with respect, equal and with a connection of the strong binding force – the Supreme Power.