In Sanskrit Hastham means Hands & Patham means Legs. The Hasta Patham's are used to decorate the deity with and without Vigraham during Festive seasons, the temples where they could not offered a Urchava Vigraham, can make the Deity’s with the help of Hastham Patham’s and celebrate the festival graciously.
There is no change in the Paadham normally. Only the Hasta keeps changing for the requirements of the Deity like Shiva, Amman, Murugan, Ganesh, Vishnu, etc.
Though Hastha Pathams are made of Brass and Panchaloga, majority of them use the brass Hasta Patham. It is available in four sizes.
No. 2 – 2” width
No. 3 – 2.5” Width
No. 4 – 3” Width
No. 5 – 4” width.
About 60% of the people take No. 2 and 30% take No.3 and 10% the No.4 & 5. As per our need the Hastham Patham can be coated with Gold & Silver. This is also available with Raja Spiritual Super market (P) Ltd., at a click of a button at www.rssonline.in.
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