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

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Sanyasin story is from Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s teachings.

–subham–

Four Givers of Immediate Results (Post No.6408)

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Date: 18 May 2019

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4 Detrimental Factors – Haanikaaraka

Tattered clothes- detrimental to splendour- Kuvastram Tejas –

Bad wife – detrimental to home -Kubhaaryaa Grham

Unhealthy food-seed- Kubhojyam biijam
Bad son -Family- kuputre kulam


Kuvastram harate tejah kubharya harate grham
Kubhojyam haratebiijam kuputro harate kulam


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Botanical knowledge


Vanaspati-Non flowering trees bearing fruits
Vrksa-  Flowering trees
Viirudha – Creepers on ground
Ausadha – Herbaceous plants

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4 Actions for Happiness


Praatahsnaana -Taking bath before sunrise
Gosevaa – Protection of cows
Aaraama puspavatikaa- Relaxing in flower garden
Maataa pitaa susruusaa – Service to mother and father
—Citta vinodini 

Praatah snanam gavaam sevaa aaraama puspavaatikaa
Maataa pitaasca susruusaa saastraaya ca sukhaaya ca
Citta vinodini

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Equal sharers in merit or demerit

Kartaa — doer
Kaarayitaa — man behind such an action
Presekah —  sender
Anumodakah — one who approves

Karta karayita caiva presako hyanumodakah
Sukrutamduskrtam caiva catvarah samabhaginah
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Four Women who attained Salvation

Maitreyii
Sulabhaa 
Saarngii
Saandilii


Maitreyi sulabha sarngi sandili ca tapasvini
Stritve praptah param siddhimanya janma samadhitah
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Saadya phala dayaka
Givers of immediate results
Resolution of Gods – Devataanaam sankalpa
Obedience to the learned – Dhiimataa manubhaavam
Vidusaam vinayam- Humility of the accomplished
Paapakarmanaasa – destruction of wicked deeds


—Mahabharata, Udyoga Parva,33-71/72
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4 Officiating priests
Hotaa- Rig Veda
Adhvaryu-Yajur Veda
Udgaataa – Sama Veda
Braahmana – Atharva Veda
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Common to Man and Animals


Aahaara – Eating
Nidraa -Sleep
Bhayam- Fear
Maithunam – Copulation 

Human beings excel in dharma, and if they lack it they are equal to animals.
Aharanidra bhayamaithunam ca samanya metat pasu birnaranam
Dharmohi teshamadhiko visesah dharmena hinah pasubhissamanah

Xxx  SUBHAM XXX

THREE KNOTS IN MARRIAGE AND YOGA (Post No.6364)

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Specifications of a Good Minister- Christian Priests Anecdotes (Post No.6355)

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Gentlemen wont do it!

In the Southern states (of USA) the church of the elite is generally the Episcopal. There is a legend concerning an eminent episcopal divine who was once asked, after a dissertation,
“Pastor, is it possible for a man to achieve salvation outside the Episcopal church?”
The minister replied,
“It is conceivable that such a possibility might exist. However, no gentleman would avail himself of it”.

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I am a Lion!

George Ade, automobiling in Indiana (USA) , dined at a country hotel among a roomful of ministers. The ministers who were holding a convention in the town, were much amused when Mr Ade’ s identity was disclosed to them. One of them said during dinner,
How does a humorist of your stamp feel, sir, in such a reverend company as this this?
I feel, said Mr Ade promptly ,like a lion in a den of Daniels.


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Specifications of a Minister


The Reverend Doctor Edgar Dewitt Jones propounded the specifications of a good minister .
He should get religion like a Methodist.
Experience it like a Baptist.
Be sure of it like a Disciple.
Stick to it like a Lutheran.
Pray for it like a Presbyterian
Conciliate it like a Congregationalist
Glorify it like a Jew 
Be proud of it like an Episcopalian
Practice it like a Christian Scientist
Propagate it like a Roman Catholic .
Work for it like a Salvation Army lassie.
Enjoy it like a coloured man
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Drunkard wants to know it !

Some years ago a theological tempest in a tea pot raged over the issue of Fundamentalism versus Modernism. Dr Harry Emerson Fosdick, of the Riverside Church in New York was in the forefront of this fray.
There is a legend that, at this time, Dr Fosdick was awakened in the small hours of the morning by the persistent ringing of his telephone. He climbed out of bed and hastened to answer it, and sleepily said Hello
A voice came over the wire, saying,
“Ish thish Mr Foshdick?”
Dismayed the minister said,
“Yes, this is Dr Fosdick speaking”.
Dr Harry Emerson Foshdick?
“Yes, yes, was the impatient answer,
What is it you want?”
“Dr Foshdick, I want to know the difference between Fundamentalism and Modernism.”
Exasperated Dr Foshdick said,
“Good heavens, man , that is not something I can explain to you over the telephone, and obviously you are in no conductor hear. Come around to my study tomorrow and I will be glad to answer your questions.”
But Dr Foshdick, insisted the voice,
“I can’t wait until tomorrow. I must know now.”
Angrily Dr Foshdick said,
“Why can’t you wait until tomorrow?”
“Becaush, said the voice patiently,
Tomorrow I won’t give a damn.”
Xxx Subham xxx

சமண மதத்தில் மூன்று! (Post No.6339)

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புத்த மதத்தில் திரி பீடகம் (மூன்று பெட்டிகள்) , மூன்று சரணங்கள் (புத்தம், தர்மம், சங்கம் சரணம் கச்சாமி) இருப்பதை முன்னர் கண்டோம்.

சமண மதத்திலும்   எண் மூன்று சிறப்புடைத்தே!

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சம்யக் தரிசனம்- சரியான கொள்கை/ நோக்கு

சம்யக் ஞானம் – சரியான அறிவு

சம்யக் சாரித்திரம் – சரியான நடத்தை

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சமண மதத்தில் பொருட்களின் மூன்று நிலை

புத்கலம், ஸ்கந்தம், மகா ஸ்கந்தம்

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மூன்று வகை உயிர்கள்:-

பாசத் தொடர்பில்லாத – நித்திய சித்தன்

பாசம் பற்றி, பின்னர் விடுபட்ட – முத்தன் நிரூபாதி ஜீவன்

பாசத் தொடர்பை விடாத – பத்தன் சோபாதி ஜீவன்

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சத் / உண்மை எனப்படுவது 3 வகை என அத்வைதம் இயம்பும்:-

1.ப்ராதிபாஸிக ஸத்- பிரம்மம் தவிர வேறு பொருள்களில் உண்டாகும் பிரமை

(உ.ம்) கானல் நீர், கயிறு/பாம்பு பிரமை, சிப்பி/வெள்ளி பிரமை

2.விவகாரிக ஸத் – பிரும்ம ஸ்வரூபத்தில் தோன்றுவது; பிரும்மம் பற்றிய அறிவு வந்தவுடன் நீங்கி விடும்

3.பரமாத்திக ஸத்- நிரந்தர உண்மை

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Sama Veda Recitation

வேதத்தில்/ யாகத்தில் மூன்று புரோகிதர்கள்

ஹோத்ரீ – ரிக் வேதம்

உத்காத்ரி – சாம வேதம்

அத்வர்யூ- யஜூர் வேதம்

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3 ருத்ர பாராயணம் ஹோமம்

லகு ருத்ரம், மஹா ருத்ரம் , அதி ருத்ரம்

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சாம வேதப் பிரிவுகள்

பூர்வ அர்ச்சிகா, உத்தர அர்ச்சிகா , மகா நாமினி அர்ச்சிகா

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– த்ரிஸாம்னே நமஹ

தேவ வ்ரதங்கள் எனப்படுவன மூன்று ஸாமங்கள்:-

ப்ருஹத், ரதந்த்ரம், வாமதேவ்யம்

இதன் நாமம் விஷ்ணு சஹஸ்ரநாமத்தில் 574ஆவது நாமம்- த்ரிஸாம்னே நமஹ.

Xxx SUBHAM XXX

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Why do Hindu saints carry Tridanda Stick? (Post No.6335)

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More interesting messages through Number Three

A man is said to have a triple rod if he has established in his consciousness the rod that enforces

the mind and heart,

the rod that enforces speech, and

the rod that enforces the body.

Manu  smriti 12-10

The man who wields the triple rod among all living beings and thoroughly suppresses his lust and anger thereby achieves success.

Manu 12 -11

Hindu ascetics carry a trident like wooden stick , three staves bound together.

The ascetics are reminded to control the word, deed and thought. It also means they have controlled the three and attained Tri Karana Suddhi (Three Way Purity)

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Objects which enchant the heart


Sugarcane and sweets made from sugar- iksoh vikaarah
Poetic expressions- kaviinaam matayah
Lovely glances of young charming ladies- mugdhaanganaapaanga tarangitaani.


Sancitya sancitya jagat samastam trays pathaartha hrudayam pravistah
Iksor vikaara matayah kaviinaam mugdhaanganapaangata rangitaani

—Bhoja Prabandah 12-15.


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They reach Heaven – Svarga Gaaminah- without doing Yagas


Giver of food – annadah
Giver of water – jaladah
One who treats the sick- aaturasya cikitsakah

Annado jaladascaiva hyaaturasya cikitsakah
Trayaste svargamaayaanti vina yajnena bharata


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Svara bhaava sthaanaani- Types and place of origin of Svara


Mandra- majestic low tone in the heart
Madhya- middling in the throat
Taara- high tone in the head

-sangita saara sangrah 1-52/54

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Swayamvarah- self choice by a bride


Icchaa- through desire
Panaabhidha- through purchase
Sauria sulka-through establishing one’s valour

Devi Bhagavata 3-18-42

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Those who do not excel without support


Pandita- scholar
Vanitaa — Woman
Lataa— creeper

Vinasrayam na shobante panditaavanitaalatah

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Inherent qualities— svabhaavasidda


Redness of the lotus— Kamalaanaam raktatvam
Helping nature of the good men— satpurusaanaam paropakaaritvam
Unkind nature of the wicked — Asataam nirdayatvam

Xxx subham xxx

SAMADHI OF A GREAT SAINT IN NERUR (Post No.6328)

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We were lucky to go to Nerur Sadhasiva Brahmendral’s Jeeva Samadhi, which is 13 kilometres from Karur on 27th March 2019. We went there around 11 am, right at the Puja time. Even the priest who did the Puja told us many people come at wrong time and see the Samadhi though the protective fence around the enclosure. He told us whoever come at Puja time are the lucky ones. About the great saint , I have written in 2013 and 2014; Please see the links below.

Sringeri Acharya and Kanchi Pramacharya have visited this place .  Kanchi Paramacharya came to Nerur in 1923 after doing the Thadanga Prathista in Jambukeswara (Thiru Anaikka) Akilandeswari Temple on 29-4-1923.

He stayed in Nerur for a week . Sadhasiva’s guru was the 57th Kanchi Shankaracharya Sri Parama Sivendra Saraswathy. Kanchi Paramacharya spent several hours every day doing meditation inside the temple. Next to the Samadhi is Shiva temple. Paramacharya arranged Puja at both the places.

Miracles of Sadhasiva Brahmendra

1.He surprised a Muslim who cut off his hand by just attaching it to his arm and walked away as if nothing happened.

2.He appeared in several places at the same time.

3.He took some children to Madurai to see the festival by Teletransportation.

4.He predicted his last day to his disciples. He told them that a Brahmin will bring a Shiva linga the next day from Varanasi and he will enter Samadhi on that day and then they can grow a Bilva tree over it and install the linga nearby and erect a Shiva temple  over it. It all happened 250 years ago.

Sadhasiva’s brief and beautiful Sanskrit compositions are sung in music concerts and Bhajans. All his compositions have his signature Mudra/seal ‘Paramahamsa’.

Since we sing the Bhajans in our monthly congregations in London, I have been planning a visit for very long. After reading the book Jagadguru Divya Charitam (Year 1957) by Ramachandrapuram S Sambaasiva Murthy I wished that I should have the darshan. It is about Kanchi Paramacharya’s life. During his Vijaya Yatra he visited Neur.

More in my previous posts. See the pictures taken by me:–

Sweet Pongal Prasadam was given to everyone who attended the Puja.
Books, CDs, Pictures etc are sold in the Adhistanam.

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MY VISIT TO GHOST BUSTER SAMADHI IN GODDESS TEMPLE (Post No.6268)

Pey Medai- Ghost busting stage in Mel Malayanur

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Date: 15 April 2019


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During my visit to India in March 2019, I visited Samadhis of four great people

1.Sannu Munivar Samadhi in Mel Malaiyanur Angala Parameswari  Amman Temple

2.Karuvur Siddhar Samadhi in Karur

3.Sadhasiva Brahmendral Samadhi in Nerur

4.Saangu Siddhalingar Samaadhi in Chennai.

I went to Siruvachur Mathura Kali Amman Temple with my brother. There was a big crowd and a long queue. But we were told that was a less crowded day and normally one will have to pay extra money to go through the special gate. It is near Perambalur in Trichy district.

The temple is open on Mondays and Fridays only. But during annual festival it is open continuously.Other days the goddess is said to reside in the nearby hill.

People offer Maa vilakku (Flour Lamp) prepared in the temple to the goddess. Maa Vilakku is Rice Flour Mixed with jaggery and in the middle they light the ghee lamp. It is done in front of the goddess shrine.

The temple is connected with Kannaki of Silappadikaram epic and Choza kings. Swami Brahmendra installed a Chakra (mysterious diagram drawn on a metal) here. The temple receives good income and it has got a golden chariot

Ghost busing slab

We went to Angala Parameswaari Temple in Mel Malaiyanur after visiting Chenji Fort. The goddess is in an ant hill. A long queue was there.

Just before the main shrine I saw a marble slab with a special design and a display board. That area was protected so that no one could step on it.

The message on the board runs like this-

A saint named Sannu Munivar lived here many centuries ago. He attained Jeeva Samadhi in the temple here and on his Samadhi is Pey Medai. i.e Ghost busting Slab. (Jeeva Samadhi means one will enter the grave while the person was alive. Even after a building was erected over thee Samadhi he is supposed to live there for ever. That means anyone visiting the place will get his blessings). If any one possessed by evil spirits sits on it the person will be cured. This belief continues until today”—says the display board in Tamil. On the fence leading to the shrine I saw bangles offered to god.

I was wondering about the design of the marble slab. later I saw it in another temple in Namakkal. A Facebook friend also featured some Kolam (Rangoli) in the same pattern.

In both the temples people offer clothes, bells, thread, swings etc to get issues. Young women pray to get married quickly. One can feel the good and positive vibrations in both the shrines. Villagers from the surrounding towns throng the place with great faith and devotion. Lemon garlands and flower garlands are sold outside the temples.

Sakti Kendras (Goddess Shrines) are situated throughout India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. People believe goddess’ body parts fell in different places and they became Power (Sakti) Centres. Mel Malayanur is one such power centres according to local stories.

ADDRESS OF THE TEMPLE

The Executive Officer,
Sri Angala Parameshwari Temple,
Melmalaiyanoor,
Gingee Taluk,
Villupuram District,
Tamilnadu – 604204.
Phone Number : +91 4145 234291
Email : mail@angalammantemple

In both the temples animals and birds are offered to goddess.

Siruvachur Temple Pictures are given below

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subham

My Visit to Horoscope Temple (Post No.6264)

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It is said that Brahma hasn’t got many temples in Tamil Nadu. They say Pushkar in Rajasthan and a few places got temples for Brahma, one among the trinity. But to my surprise I saw a huge statue of Brahma thronged by a big crowd in Thiruppattur Brahmapureeswar temple in Tamil Nadu. Though the main shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva, Brahma was the sought after god there. The reason being people believed that He will rewrite your bad fate in your favour.

Lot of devotees came with their horoscopes written in note books and others came with A 4 size notes or Foolscap size note books. If some astrologers have written something bad will happen to you during such and such period, you may give your written prediction to the priest there. He collects and takes all  of them to the God (in the form of statue) and return them to the respective devotee after Puja. Scores of note books of horoscopes changed hands during my short stay at the temple.

Apart from this belief, the statue itself was big and beautiful with sandal paste applied all over.

Where is Tiruppattur?

It is near Trichy. It is 34 kilometres from Trichy.Sa amyapuram is in between Trichy and Tiruppattur. When you google for this place you will be misled easily to other two Thiruppathurs in Tamil Nadu.

What is there?

In addition to a huge Brahma statue, there are 12 lings believed to be installed by Brahma himself. He worshipped Lord Shiva to get out of the curse.

Everyone must visit this beautiful temple. It was sung and praised by Saint Sundarar, one of the great Four Saivite saints.

My visit to Kidney Stone Cure Temple

Strange are the beliefs of Hindu devotees. They strongly believe that the stone Nataraja and the water tank inside the temple will cure kidney stones. Faith can do wonders. Probably some faithful got cured and spread the word.

Whether one has got Kidney stone or not, this Nataraja is rare because it is made up of stone. Other Natarajas (Dancing form of Lord Shiva) are made up of metals such as Pancha loka (Five metal alloy).

Here the Shiva Linga is in main shrine.

Where is it?

Just 43 kilometres from Trichy.

Name of the Lord – Suddha Rathneswar

It must be at least 1400 years old; Sung by Appar, one of the Four Great Saivite saints.

Why, Why, Why?

What amazed me and my brother who visited the temple in the last week of March 2019 is the location of oottathur, Karkudi and Tiruppattur temples. Why did the Choza kings chose some unknown distant locations and built temples in the middle of the green fields?

How did they bring huge stones into the middle of green fields?

Why did they choose such locations?

There is no rocks or hills in the near vicinity. There must be some mysterious reasons to choose such locations. Even my driver commented that the roads are zigzag like they were thousands of years ago. That shows it was not planned like the Big Temple of Thanjavur or Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple of Madurai. These temples in the remotest green fields came as Swayabmu Lingas (spontaneous growth) and were appreciated by the kings because of their miraculous powers. Their survival for 1500 years or more itself is a proof of their mysterious powers!

–Subham–

WHAT TO SEE, WHERE TO GO IN KANCHIPURAM? (Post No.6245)

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–subham–