[Advaita-l] Locations of pañcāyatana śilās

Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Fri Jul 25 00:18:50 CDT 2014

On Thu, 24 Jul 2014, Mikael Aktor wrote:

> Thank you! Interesting. Actually I have been told that nowadays the 
> crystal (sphaṭika) is actually collected in Gujarat, not at Vallam Town, 
> where it used to be collected previously. People tell me that it has 
> become extinct there. Would you happen to know anything about this?

I'm afraid not.  Perhaps one of our Tamil members could shed some light on 
this?  For what it's worth, unlike some of the other murtis the sphaTika 
isn't very remarkable.  It is just a quartz crystal which could be found 
all over the world I imagine.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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