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Following my earlier post...
This is a typical symbol of mental security more than spiritual. All the village gods have a "Soolam" ( A tripple edged spear) or mostly Vel or Eeti ( A single edged Spear) larger than the statue of the deity ( Which is normally a round stone.
These Spears make the people feel secure & safe - from anything ranging from common cold to Theft to serious epidemic, even wars between kingdoms in (G?)olden days...
"Velundu Vinayillai".

Now a days these have become more dramatic in "Reel" Life - Big movies made masala out of these deeper things.

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