Stomach of calf. See bobby calf.
Virtual Electronic Library; usually referred to as the CIC VEL. Will provide OhioLINK-like access to the library collections of all of the CIC institutions. See also CIC
A spear or lance of Lord Muruga
The Vel or sacred spear is the most powerful weapon in Muruga's armory. It is sanctified through special pujas and abhishekams and is believed to be charged with Divinity. It is the Sceptre of Power, the Axis Mundi. Spears for new temples for Muruga are made as prototypes of the one held by Lord Dandâyudhapâni at Palani and before installation, they are brought to Palani and placed at the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Dandâyudhapâni for a prescribed period.