Papanasanam or Papanasam.....

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Post by rrao13 » 04 Dec 2007, 21:00

I have a question about the esteemed composer - Shri P. Sivan.
Does the P stand for Papanasanam or Papanasam?
Papanasanam is the name for a place near Tirumala and its meaning in Telugu is decimation of sins : Papa being sin and Nasanam means to destroy.
If the letter P in Shri Sivan's name stands for Papanasanam - is there a connection between the holy place near Tirumala and his name. If it stands for Papanasam - is it the name of a place in Tamil Nadu (or AP?) - any meaning behind the place and how Shri Sivan acquired it?
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Post by vageyakara » 04 Dec 2007, 21:15

pAPANASAM IS A VILLAGE located in the Kumbakonam-thiruvayyaru root.P.S.'s original name was polagam Ramaswamy shivan.Because he settled at Papanasam (as stated above)he used to be called papanasam Shivan.The place near thirumala has no connection whatever to his name
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Post by MaheshS » 04 Dec 2007, 22:34

There are two Papanasam's in Tamil Nadu. One in Tanjore district and another in Thirunelveli district. Sri Sivan "belonged" to the former.

His original name was Ramaiah and he belonged to Polagam. I *think* because of his devotion to Neelakanta Sivan he was given or took the name Sivan, and Papanasam as Sri Ramraj says above.
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Post by grsastrigal » 05 Dec 2007, 13:38

Papanasam is in between Tanjavur and Kumbakonam. For Tiruvayyaru, you have to take left just 5 Kms from Tanjavur. Going straight, you get Kumbakonam.
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