KOLLUR MOOKAMBIKA TEMPLE- POPULAR DESTINATION FOR POLITICIANS! (Post No.6989)

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During my third trip to India this year (September 5 to 18, 2019) I visited Bengaluru, Sringeri, Kollur, Agumbe, Udupi and Kukke. Before entering Karnataka, I toured in Trichy area visiting Samayapuram, Srirangam and Tiruanaikka. It was a productive trip. I hit all my targets!

Gods seek help from human beings for publicity!!! Sabarimalai became popular due to actors like Nambiar; Manthralaya became popular due to actors like Rajnikanth; Kollur became famous due to actors like MGR and Jayalaitha. I remember former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and famous actor M G Ramachandran donating a golden sword to Kollur Mookambika.  Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan Jayaalalitha and Vadundhara and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wikramasinghe and several political heavyweights have visited the temple.  When Jayalaaitha came to Kollur in 2004 she was shown the golden sword offered by her predecessor MGR and she offered Rs.30,000 towards food offering in the temple and one ton Ghee (clarified butter). After Tamil politicians’ visits, the Tamil crowd in the temple increased!!

My driver (Narasimha of Vishnu Travels, Bengaluru) told me that Keralites come in big numbers to the temple. I saw lot of Malayalees.

Where is Kollur?

It is in the midst of ever green forests of Western Ghats in Karnataka. Kollur is 45 kilometres from Kundapur and 80 kms from Udupi. I went by car from Udupi. Temple of Goddess Mookambika (Parvati) is on top of Kodachadri hill. River Sauparnika is flowing nearby. People from Karnataka ,Tamil Nadu and Kerala come to this temple in big numbers. The reason for attraction, it is believed, is the installation of a Sri Chakra by Adi Shankara. Wherever Adi Shankara installed Sri Chakra Yantras (plate with magical drawings of triangles) people throng the places and pour money in to the money boxes of the temples. Tirupati and Varanasi are other examples).

The main deities here are Goddess Mookambika and Shiva linga.  The goddess killed Mooka (dumb) Asura (demon). I remember another Mooka. He is known as Dumb Poet/ Mooka Kavi. The dumb poet received the blessings of Goddess Kamakshi of Kanchipuram and burst out in poems (Mooka Panchasati).

Goddess Mookambika is very beautiful. During festival time the temple attracts huge crowd. But I was fortunate to have Darshan at 3 pm in the afternoon within 15 minutes. See the pictures taken by me. Jayalalitha picture is from Mangalorean news.

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7 Jun 2014 – Compiled by London swaminathan. Post No.1091; Dated 7th June 2014. मूकं करोति वाचालं पङ्गुं लङ्घयते गिरिं । यत्कृपा …

MALGUDI DAYS AND AGUMBE

When I was studying B.Sc in Madura College in Madurai we were taken to Western Ghats for botanical collections. We were promised the viewing of beautiful tropical rain forests and big water falls in Agumbe. But after passing Singeri we stayed at Central Coffee Research Institute ( in 1968 or 1969). We were told by our professor that the weather was very bad and we couldn’t proceed any further. All the students were disappointed. But we did plant collections on our way back. From that day I wanted to visit Agumbe. When my driver told me that we were going via Agumbe I felt that my long time dream was fulfilled. Though I did not go deep into the forest, I stopped at the sunset viewing point. My driver told me the area was infested with most poisonous king cobras. We saw small water falls and streams along the Ghat section. At a distance huge water falls were visible. Agumbe receives the highest rain fall in South India like Cherrapunji in Assam in North East India..

Agumbe is the Cherrapunji of South India receiving 300 inches of rain (760 cms) in a year. This part of Karnataka experiences continuous rain fall for four months in a year.

My driver showed me a place connected with the most famous TV serial Malgudi Days of R K Narayan. Probably director and actor Shankar hailed from the place.

I saw cloud and fog topped mountain peaks. That reminded me of Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal. The 1500 mile long Western Ghats is a paradise for nature lovers.

Don’t miss your next opportunity to visit this part of Karnataka! Study well before you visit that area.

spot connected with Malgudi Days according to my driver.

Xxx subham cxx

18 வகை தானியம், 4 வகை யாழ் (Post No.6963)

She looks like Dhanya Lakshmi

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18 வகை கூலம், 4 வகை யாழ் என்ன என்ற பட்டியலை 1968ம் ஆண்டு சென்னை உலகத்  தமிழ் மாநாட்டு கையேடு வெளியிட்டுள்ளது-

Food is God, says Vedas
Work is God
18 Types of Grains, 4 Types of Lyre (yaaz in Tamil)
Tamil Lyre/ Yaaz
From London Underground Station
Yaaz in Gupta Coin
Yaaz/ Lyre- oldest in Gupta sculpture
–SUBHAM-

List of ‘Sexy’ Plants (Post No.6946)

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I have already given a list of 255 plants. Here is a list of sexy plants, I mean, listed in the book  about aphrodisiacs (drugs, herbs, chemicals stimulating sexual feelings).

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CHENNAI SEA WONDER!!! (Post No.6905)

The rare sea sparkle, believed to be caused by a high concentration of a micro-plankton called ‘Noctiluca scintillans’ seen at Elliots Beach in Besant Nagar on Sunday.

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When we lived in Madurai , we used to go Rameswaram occasionally. During a trip, we see glowing planktons in sea coast very near Kanchi Shankara Mutt where my father (V Santanam) was giving a talk at the invitation of Sri Viswanathan of the Mutt.

We, brothers, were playing on the sea shore after sunset. We saw some glowing minute creatures and took them in small cups and bottles and brought them to Devasthana choultry where they booked rooms for our stay. But it stopped glowing. Great disappointment!

From the day, I started studying botany in Madura College in 1968, planktons, the uni-cellular organisms that feed the largest creatures on earth, the blue whale, gave me great excitement.

When Kalidasa described ‘Jyotirlatha’, the light emitting tree, inside deep forest I was wonder struck. Because, according biologists, only small fish, frogs, fungi, planktons etc are luminescent or phosphorescent, not big trees.

But when I watched David Attenborough’s

Nature series on BBC, suddenly an idea flashed to me. Kalidasa was right in describing such a glowing tree inside the deep forest. David showed us the glowing caves of New Zealand on TV. Millions of glow worms and fireflies occupy the caves and emit lights like our festival illumination, on and off. So I came to know that glow worms or fire flies occupy certain kind of trees in large numbers. And they emit light. Then I wrote a research article in this blog about ‘my discovery’.

I saw another interesting news item in the Deccan Chronicle this morning (20-8-2019 )about the glowing planktons near Chennai Elliot’s beach. This is of great interest to nature lovers. Please see the news item below:-

DECCAN CHRONICLE, 20-8-19

Chennai: Beach goers were in for a pleasant surprise as they witnessed rare sea sparkle at Elliots Beach in Besant Nagar on Sunday night. Many rushed to the beach to catch a glimpse of the bluish waves hitting the shore.

The colourful looking waves were also noticed in several parts of ECR coastline including Kovalam and Injambakkam beach. Photos and videos of the sparking waves hitting the shore went viral in the social media.

As a spectacle this was quite different from the daily night fireworks at temple festivals in the month of Aadi that just got over. This was a show of colour in the water and as the news spread, more and more people turned up to see the ‘Blue Sea’ lighting up the scene as it kept coming in waves to the shore.

Marine experts were the ones to turn to solve the mystery of this spectacle. They were quick to point out that the magical glow may have been caused by a high concentration of a micro-plankton called ‘Noctiluca scintillans’ in the sea.

The blue glow, is known as ‘bioluminescence’ and caused by Noctiluca Scintillans, which converts their chemical energy into light energy when washed ashore or disturbed. This is not good for marine ecology but the spectators were unaware as they came out in droves to see the sparkling sea.

These blooms could also be linked to massive fish kills following release of ammonia.

The organisms glow a bright blue when disturbed at night. They bloom in areas when there is oxygen deficiency, and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. This could be bad news for the larger marine food web. The phenomenon could be an indicator of pollution in the sea, the experts said.

(Wikipedia–Plankton are the diverse collection of organisms that live in large bodies of water and are unable to swim against a current. The individual organisms constituting plankton are called plankters. They provide a crucial source of food to many small and large aquatic organisms, such as bivalves, fish and whales.)

–subham–

More about Holy Seven! No.7 (Post No.6901)

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13 Apr 2014 – It is no wonder 7 was considered a mystic number by our ancients. … Anandakalippu tune ‘ Nandavanathil Or Andi’ (all Tamil songs) are in this …

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THE STORY OF THE GREEDY MERCHANTS (Post No.6888)

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Source – Maha Vanijja Jataka , No.493

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Botanical Information under No.5 (Post No.6666)

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Saakhaanga – Parts of Tree

Tvak – bark; Patra – leaf; Kusuma – flower; Muula- root; Phala – fruit.

Tvak patram kusumam mulam phalamekasya sakhinah

Ekatra militam caitat pnchangamiti samhitam

–Sabda Kalpa Druma 3-15

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Mahaapancamuulam-

Bilva; Agnimantha; Syonaaka; Kaasmarya; Paatalaa

-Rajanighantu 7-21

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Mahaavisa – Poison

Somala; Harataala; Manasiila; Valsanaabha; Sarvavisa

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VRIIHI -Grains

Tila- Sesame; Maasa- Urad dhal; Muga- Moong Dhal; Syaamaka- Kind of millet; Saali- pddy

Tilasca mashamudrasca syamakah salayah smrutah

Pancadhanyaganh protah sarvarishtanishudanah

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Valkala- Bark Garments

Nyagrodha- banyan;

Udumbara- fig;

Asvattha – Sacred fig/pipal;

Plksa – Indian fig;

Vetasa- cane

-sabda kalpa druma 3-14

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Vallipancamuula – Creepers/ climbers

Vidaarii; Sariivaa; Rajanii; Guducii;  Ajasring

–Susruta 38-72

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Veda vibhaaga- Parts of Veda-

Vidhi – injunction; Mantra- mantra;

Naamadheya – name; Nisedha – prohibition;

Arthavaada – explanatory passage.

Apaureshayam vakyam vedah.

Sa ca vidhi-mantra- namadheya- nisheda- arthavada bedad pancavidhah

–Artha Samgraha 1-10

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Vrattayah – Modifications

Of mind

Pramaana- eans of valid knowledge; Viparyaya- wrong knowledge; Vikalpa – fancy; Nidraa – sleep; Smriti- memory

–Yogasutra 1-6

Of word

Krt; Taddhita; Samaasa; EkASESA; Sanaadhyanta

-Siddhanta kaumudi

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Vishnu’s Forms

Vaasudeva; Sankarsana; Praadyumna; Anirudhdha; Naaraayana

–Garuda Purana- 32-5

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Chief disciples of Vyasa

Sumantu; Jaimini; Paila; Vaisampayana (referred to aham in verse); Suuka

Sumantu jaiminiscaiva pailasca suddhavratah

Aham catrthah sisyo vai suko vyasatmajastatha

–Mahabharata shanti parva- 349-11

–subham–

LEARN FROM OCEAN – Bhartruhari (Post No.6582)

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INTERESTING STORY ABOUT COCONUT! (Post No.6500)

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WHO FEEDS MILLIONS OF BIRDS? (Post No.6413)

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Sanyasin story is from Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s teachings.

–subham–