Next to the icon of the standing Ganesha on the wall is the figure of a person seated beneath a banyan tree with one leg crossed and the right hand of the lower arm showing a sign called the ‘chin mudra’. This icon is called Thedchanaamoorthy. Moorthy means God and Thedchanaa means South, referring to the God facing the South, a particular form of Lord Siva as a Guru, in fact as The Guru of all Gurus! The silent message imparted by his ‘chin mudra’ is that if one discards the three basic impurities ( malams) – Ego, excessive Desires and Illusion out of ignorance, in him/her, one’s individual soul ( represented by the fore finger) will unite with Absolute Divinity ( represented by the thumb), thus forming a ring.

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