Lord Shiva (for School Children) (Post No.9602)

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 9602

Date uploaded in London – –14 May   2021           

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THIS IS WRITTEN FOR LONDON SCHOOL CHILDREN AND MAY BE USED IN OTHER COUNTRIES AS WELL. I WILL POST MY SUMMARY ON HINDU GODS ONE BY ONE. LORD GANESH , SKANDA/MURUGA ARE ALREADY POSTED HERE. THIS IS  THIRD ESSAY IN THE SERIES.

Shiva is one of the three important Gods in Hinduism.

Along with Brahma and Vishnu he blesses his devotees.

Shiva’s wife is Parvati and his two sons are Ganesh/ Pillayar and Skanda/Murugan.

Shiva rides on a bull known as Rishaba. His temples are all over India. 12 are important of them.

Shiva can be easily identified by children. He is seen with the bull Rishabha. On his head we have river Ganga, a crescent moon over his matted lock. He holds a trident called Trisula. On his neck we see a snake.

Shiva means ‘Good, Auspicious’. He mainly appears in Linga form in famous temples. Linga is formless , that is god can appear as the devotee wishes in a figure or without a form. It is more or less round in shape. Shiva has no beginning , middle or end.

There is a very interesting story. Once Brahma and Vishnu went to see the top and bottom of this formless Shiva. They could not find, but on his way Brahma saw a Pandanus flower that fell from the head of Shiva. Then Brahma lied to everyone that he saw Shiva’s head. Because of this lie, no body worships Brahma in temple as a main god. They don’t use that particular Pandanus flower for puja.

Another interesting thing about Lord Shiva is he has an eye on his forehead. This is called Third Eye. In the second level I will explain Shiva’s Third Eye  (Wisdom Eye) and his other symbols.

The most attractive form of Shiva is his dancing form called Nataraja. Though Shiva is in charge of destruction at the end of the world, he is the one who runs the world.

Nataraja means he is ever moving never stopping. When you study science, you will understand it better. The world is ever changing, vibrating. Our earth, sun, all the stars, moon and the smallest atom every thing is moving, vibrating, changing. Nataraja’s dance shows this.

Scientists wondered at Hindu wisdom and installed Nataraja statue in Switzerland’s famous science building.

So remember Linga, Nataraja and Three Eyed Shiva (Trayambaka) on a Rishabha.

When we do some mischief our father or teacher becomes angry and corrects us. In the same way Shiva also takes a form called Rudra. It is to destroy bad people and kill bad thoughts in us.

There is a remarkably interesting story about Shiva. His nick name is blue throated god. In Sanskrit Neela Kanta. When Devas that is the good people, and Asuras, that is the bad people, churned the Milky Ocean, terrible poison came out before the good Amrita came. Every one got scared when they saw poison. But Shiva came forward to help both the  Devas and Asuras. He swallowed the poison. But his wife was afraid and stopped the poison going into his stomach. When the poison stopped in his neck, it became blue. So he is called blue throated god, Neelakanta.

I will tell you two more stories and stop.

Shivas main mantra or chant is ‘OM NAMA SIVAYA’

Nama Sivaya has five letters and so it is called five letter chant. In Sanskrit Pancha+Akshara. With this mantra, a miracle boy saint known as Sambandar did lot of miracles. He cured the disease of a king in Pandya country. He used Shiva’s holy ash Vibhuti to do his miracles. It is a white powder made from ash of cow dung. Every shiva worshipper wears it on his fore ead every day. So you can easily find who worships Lord Shiva with this holy powder, Vibhuti. In every temple of shiva you will get this. You must use your right hand and get it with respect and wear it on your forehead. It has miraculous powers.

The last story about Shiva is that he is the easiest God any one can see. And he becomes happy very quickly and gives you whatever you ask for. One bad man, that is an Asura, had evil thoughts. He prayed for long and got a boon from Shiva. Boon means a Varam, a promise that would become true.

This bad guy asked shiva,

‘Give me a boon by which I can burn any one turn him into ash when I touch his or her head’. Shiva is Asutosh, which means easily pleased. He said, ‘granted’. Go and touch any one’s head . That person would become ash, said Lord Shiva.

That bad guy said,

Hi! Mr Shiva! I am going to test it on you. In Hinduism Truth is god. Any promise, boon, given means you can’t change it. So Shiva had to run. Immediately other gods came to his help. Vishnu came in the form of a beautiful girl and danced in front of the bad Asura. He also danced following Vishnu dressed as Mohini.

When Mohini touched her head and asked him to do it, he, forgetting his boon, put his hand on his head. He became ash and he was called Ash Asura, in Sanskrit Pasma sura. So we should never try to get anything bad. If we get bad thoughts or bad things that will harm us.

Maha Shivaratri is the most important festival for the devotees of Shiva and Bilva (Vilvam in Tamil)  leaves are his favourite leaves.

Some devotees wear garland made up of Rudraksha seeds.

Say ‘Om Nama Sivaya’ every day with Vibhuti on your forehead. You will be very successful.

–subham–

tags- Shiva, for children, Linga, Nataraja, Vibhuti, Bilva

WHAT IS ARDRA FESTIVAL? WHY DO HINDUS BATHE SHIVA FOREVER? (Post No.7434)

Written by London Swaminathan

Uploaded in London on  – 8 JANUARY 2020

Post No.7434

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ARDRA FETIVAL FALLS ON 10TH JANUARY, 2020.

Devotees of Lord Vishnu celebrated Vaikunda Ekadasi on 6th January 2020. Every year a famous Shiva Festival follows Vaikunda Ekadasi. It is known as Aardra Festival. Temples all over South India celebrate both these festivals in a grand manner.

What is Aardra?

Aardra or Aarudra or Thiruvaathirai (in Tamil) is a star in the 27 star system in Hindu astronomy. It is part of the Orion Constellation in the Northern sky. The name of this star is Betelgeuse . tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Aardra in Sanskrit means WET. This star is associated with Lord Shiva. It is customary for the Hindus to keep the statues of Shiva always wet. So in every temple, there is a Shiva Linga on which there is a vessel with a very small hole. Milk or water will always be dripping on the head of Lord Shiva. Hindus know the famous saying,

VISHNU IS ALANKARA PRIYA

SHIVA IS ABISHEKA PRIYA

Vishnu idols are decorated beautifully with the finest jewellery and clothes.

Shiva idols are always bathed with water, milk or honey.

Alankara means decorating with ornaments and clothing.

Abhisheka means ritual bathing.

Kanchi Shankaracharya Swamiji (1894-1994) explains it beautifully,

“Lord Isvara (Shiva) in his manifestation as Dancing Nataraja , gives his darshan in the early morning of the day on which the confluence of full moon (Purnima) and the star Aardra occurs. This revelation of the Lord is known as Aardra Darsanam. The combination of Aardra and the full moon occurs once a year, in the month of Maargazi (Maargasiirsha in Sanskrit) corresponding to December-January. The meaning of the Sanskrit word Aardra is wet or dripping. In the context of Aardra Darsan, aardra signifies wet with COMPASSION or ‘nanaintha manasu’ in Tamil. This is the period of the year when Nature, which is nothing else than a manifestation of God, puts on a wet cloak of dew. What a wonderful combination is the cool soothing rays of the full moon and the dripping dew that envelops the earth! On such an auspicious day we should also perform abisheka with a heart overflowing with compassion towards our fellow beings and earn His blessings.”

-January 5, 1958 (Acharya’s Madras Discourses, B G Paul & co, Madras (Chennai).

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Chidambaram is one of the Pachabhuta Sthala (Five Elements Shrines), where this festival is celebrated on a grand scale. Hindus in South India believe that five shrines are very holy because Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of five natural elements –tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Chidambaram – Akasa /  space or vacuum

Thiruvanaikovil near Trichy – Appu / Water

Tiruvannamalai – Agni / fire

Kalahasti – Vayu / air

Kanchipuram – Prithvi / earth.

Of these five temples, Chidambaram is the place where God is worshipped formless and so Hindus consider it as the most sacred place. Near the vacuum hall which is curtained, there is the most famous Dancing form of Lord Shiva known as Nataraja illustrating the cosmic principle. This explains all that is discovered so far in science from nuclear science to Black holes.

What do Hindus do on Aardra festival day?

In all the South Indian temples Abhisheka (ritual bathing of Shiva with water, milk, honey, coconut water, curd/yoghurt ,ghee, sandal paste, pomegranate juice, fruit salad/Panchamrita, cooked food , holy ash etc. Hindus flock to the Shiva temples in thousands and thousands. Many Shiva temples have ten day long festivals with Chariot Procession/ Rath Yatra during this season.

This ceremony commences at about midnight and lasts till late in the morning. When the bathing is over the image is choicely decorated with costly jewels donated by the kings and devotees. This is done behind the screen/curtain and when it is raised the whole hall rings with the hymns of praise chanted by thousands of pilgrims. tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Pandit Natesa Sastri adds in his book Hindu Feasts (year 1903) ,

“In Chidambaram the procession of Nataraja takes place in the evening. This is the most impressive scene of the Aardra festival and the Ananda Tandavam – the dance in ecstatic joy – takes  place on the occasion. The bearers of the image have a mode of marching slowly, so as to give the image the appearance of dancing. The garbagriha (sanctum sanctorum) is reached after a slow march of three or four hours; and this completes the Aardra festival. tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Shiva temples in Tiruvarur, Lalgudi, Perur, Madurai, Tirunelvely, Kanchipuram also celebrate it with lots of devotees visiting the temple.

Great Saiva philosopher Manikkavasagar spent his last days in Chidambaram and a small festival to honour the philosopher takes place in this (Chidambaram) temple . Manikkavasagar festival is celebrated in Tirupperundurai, Thiruvathavur and Madurai as well.

In Kerala

Malayalees celebrate Thiru Aathirai (Aardra) with dance and music. The women wear traditional dress and dance in circles with Ardra songs in Malayalam.

Saivite Hindus all over Tamil Nadu prepare special Sweet Pudding today called Kali with a special side dish (Kuuttu).

Two festivals with special Titles

Word Thiru is a honorific title in Tamil. This is a cognate word with Sri and SIR title in English.

T becomes S and S becomes T in many world languages. Thus we equate SRI=THIRU=SIR

(TION= SION in English)

Kanchi Shankaracharya (1894-1994) points out two relevant things in his discourses. tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

He says that Tamils and Malayalees have rightly added the honorific Thiru with only two stars in the 27 star system.

Thiru Onam (sravna)

Thiru Aathirai (ardra).

Both these are celebrated grandly in Vishnu and Shiva temples. One for Vishnu and one for Shiva showing both are one. More over they are spaced in a way to cover the whole year.

How to solve your problems?

Kanchi Pramacharya (1894- 1994) concludes beautifully one of his discourses on Ardra festival thus,

“Many people come to me every day and pour into my ears heart rending tales of their sorrows and afflictions. What solace can I offer to them except to tell them that their heart aches from dukkha and taapa will be assuaged if they perform abisheka to Parameswara with faith and devotion, doing daily puja to Him. In this sacred Margazi (Margasirsa), everyone should get up at ushath kala, long before dawn, and turn his thoughts to God and thereby find remedy for all his troubles and tribulations.” tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Discourse on December 5, 1957 in Madras.

From The Acharya’s Call, Part 1, B G Paul & Co, Madras 1964.

Before concluding he quotes two beautiful Sanskrit verses which show all surrounding Shiva are cool such as moon, Ganga on his head, winter season and abisheka from devotees. By keeping Shiva cool, we get his blessings. Keep Lord Shiva cool to keep ourselves cool (happy).

–subham–

A Foreigner’s account of Chidambaram Temple Festival!

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Compiled  by London swaminathan

Date: 30 September 2015

Post No: 2202

Time uploaded in London :– 20-01

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From the book SOUTH INDIAN HOURS by Oswald J.Couldrey

Year of Publication 1924, London

I lately visited temple of Nataraja, the Dancer, at Chidambaram. The Dikshitas, a sect or tribe of Brahmins whose hereditary right is conduct the worship, and share the revenues of the temple, keep considerable state. They made me leave my boots under the gopuram; “put off”, they said, ‘thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy’; a requisition with which it was not in my conscience to refuse compliance, particularly as I very much wanted to see the temple. But the pavement of the outer court was rough and weedy, and a European always feels rather small and foolish without his boots; and I suspected all the Dikshitas arrogated unto themselves much of the honour of my homage, for they seem to regard the god as a kind of an elder brother, or first among the equals, and boast that he has but a lot and share in the sacred household, like one of themselves.

The Hindus know more than we do about God, but they sometimes appear to presume upon their familiarity…… These Dikshitas are sleek, well grown fellows, who wear the golden emblem of the god embossed upon the clasp of their rosaries, and knot their hair jauntily on one side of the head, not at the back, as ordinary Brahmins do. Some of the boys in their white clothing and sallow sapliness were especially charming, and the youger ones reminded me of Italian angels, but without the rose.

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Hindu Rathas/Chariots are Museums on Wheels!

To see the cars (Chariots) was one of the main objects of my visit. I had somehow never got the sight of processional cars of the Madura deity, though doubtless he somewhere stables vehicles worthy of his wealth and fame.

I was lucky enough to arrive at Chidambaram a few days before the festival, and the cars stood in a line before the eastern gopuram, bared of their huge caps of thatch and ready to be decorated. They were, if I mistake not, five in number, enough to accommodate all the Siva’s household and over. The chariot of the paternal deity was new, and the height of the wooden hull alone must have been nearly twenty feet the car was, as usual octagonal in shape, and over hung; and though inferior to some of the older cars in design and ornament, it was by no means unworthy to be placed among them.

The former car of the god, which stood beside it, and perhaps to devolve upon his consort, was not so large, but far superior in boldness and beauty of design and ornamental fancy. It stood like a museum on wheels, a moveable abridgement of Dravidian sacred art, not only learnedly representing all the persons and legends of the Saiva mythology, but displaying in exquisite miniature upon corbel, bracket and panel moulding all those decorative devices and canonical figures, the model shrines, and lotus bells, and mounted atlantes, and ramping beasts, and curious columns, and florid scrolls, that together constitute the very style and language of those epics in stone, the temples of the south. The other three cars were neither so large nor so elaborate as these, but seen anywhere else, would have well deserved admiration and study.

chidambaram ther

Panchamrita = Pentambrosia

As a reward, perhaps, for taking my boots off, I was allowed much further into the sacred apartments than is usual with strangers in other temples. I stood before the ancient silver steps, curiously graven, of the shrine of the Dancer himself in his dancing hall – a raised porch thronged with the yellow, lusty torsos of serviceable Brahmins, who shealed large armfuls of plantains and threw them into pans. They were engaged, I am told, in preparing the Panchamrita or pentambrosia (if I so Hellenise the Sanskrit), the fivefold food of immortality, a mixture of the fruit aforesaid with butter, milk, honey and water, which is dealt out as a sacrament among the worshippers.

I was shown the famous Air Lingam, the secret of Chidambaram, which is no more, I am told, than an empty cell, said to contain the invisible emblem of the god; a queer blend, like so much else of popular Hinduism,  between spiritual teaching and the craft of the showman.

chidambaram old

God’s Procession

Those were the festival days at Chidambaram, and every morning the five gods went in procession through the streets nearest the temple. Wreathed and almost hidden in garlands of yellow flowers, the brazen images were carried in carved and gilded arks or thrones upon the shoulders of the temple servants. The god’s two elephants, one of them a very giant, walked before caparisoned in crimson, and there were curious flags, and a music of old world instruments, and chanting choirs; not all in evidence at first, but added severally from day to day so as to maintain a gradual increase of display, until the climax of the festival should be marked, presumably, by the appearance of the cars.  Brahmins from all parts have come together on this occasion, to minister pilgrims, and share the bounty of the Dikshitas. Increasing numbers of them walked daily in procession hand in hand, singing responses and receiving alms of rice, which one of the Dikshitas distributed, walking up and down the lines.  This functionary with his golden ornaments, and scarf of crimson silk thrown over his naked shoulders, in token, I presume, of his dignity as the vehicle of god’s bounty, looked very spruce and sleek beside his poor and vagrant brethren. The latter, for processional purposes, were divided into two bands- the veterans and the bachelors. They sang their Sanskrit antiphonal with a vigour and sharpness of enunciation, an exactitude of mutual register, an absolute perfection of unison, such as I should not have considered possible among vagrants gathered suddenly together.  They chanted like one stentorian throat and gave me a new notion of the power of words and music, properly welded, to set each other off.

Last Day in Chidambaram

I spent a week in Chidambaram, loitering and making sketches. I became familiar with the life of the place, and learned the ritual of the festival. I had to leave Chidambaram while the festival had some days to run, so that I did not see the cars in motion after all. But on the last night of my stay, as I left my house, fortunately early, for the little railway station, I saw the southern gate head aglow with a great orange light. I hastened to the spot, and found in the street a numerous concourse of people watching the same pageant, which I had seen daily in the forenoon, but now very much enlarged, and quite transfigured. It shone, not with Washington gas lights, such as vulgarise all the night festivals of the north, and even of madras, but in fierce old-fashioned flare of torches.

sunset, chidambaram

There were the elephants, the musicians, the Brahmin choirs, reinforced beyond recognition; but the gods themselves, who came after, no longer rode on Chairs, or arks, or whatever you choose to call the little tabernacles in which they moved before, but upon their appropriate ‘vehicles (Vhanams)’, Siva on his bull, Skanda on his peacock, Ganapati on his bandicoot, like the Seven Deadly Sins in an old morality. All too hurriedly I perused this weird procession. The animals were cast in some silvern metal, and the style of Siva’s bull in particular put me in mind of Jeroboam’s idol, or the calf in Horeb. They were fixed upon huge timbers, and borne shoulder-high by much greater number than were found before necessary to carry the tabernacles. High above the smoke and glare, the din, the moving multitudes, the dance of monstrous shadows, a green moon, three-quarters full, the moon of the festival, hung aslant in a sky of jade.

ஆருத்ரா தரிசனம்: அப்பர் அருளிய திருவாதிரை பதிகம்

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5-1-2015 ஆருத்ரா தரிசனம்

கட்டுரையை எழுதியவர் :– S Nagarajan

ஆராய்ச்சிக் கட்டுரை எண்- 1545; தேதி 4 January, 2015.

 

ஆருத்ரா தரிசனம்: அப்பர் அருளிய திருவாதிரை பதிகம்

By ச.நாகராஜன்

அப்பர் அருளிய தேவாரம்

தேவாரம் உள்ளிட்ட பன்னிரு திருமுறைகள் முழுவதிலும் இறை ரகசியங்கள் உள்ளடங்கி உள்ளன. அறம்,பொருள்,இன்பம்,வீடு என்ற நால்வகைப் பேறுகளையும் பெற தேவாரம் ஓதுதல் சுலபமான வழி.சைவர்களின் மந்திரமாக விளங்கும் தேவாரம் பாரதப் பண்பாட்டின் உயரிய ஆன்மீக நிலையைச் சுட்டிக் காட்டும் ஒப்பற்ற பக்தி இலக்கியம்.

தேவாரத்தில் அப்பர் அருளிய முக்கியமான பத்துப் பாடல்களைக் கொண்ட திருவாதிரைப் பதிகம் ஆருத்ரா தரிசன ஆனந்தத்தால் விளைந்த ஒன்று. இந்தப் பதிகம் எழக் காரணமாக அமைந்ததோ இரு பெரும் மகான்களின் சந்திப்பு!

திருப்புகலூரில் திருஞானசம்பந்தரை  முருக நாயனார் மண்டபத்தில் அப்பர் பெருமான் சந்தித்தார். அப்போது திருவாரூரிலிருந்து வந்த அப்பரை நோக்கி ‘ஆருத்ரா தரிசனம் ஆயிற்றோ!’, என ஞானசம்பந்தர் வினவினார். உடனே தான் கண்ட ஆருத்ரா விழாப் பெருமையை ஒரு பதிகம் பாடி அப்பர் விவரித்து அருளினார்.

அந்தப் பதிகம் திருவாதிரைப் பதிகம் என்ற சிறப்புப் பெயரால் புகழ்பெற்று இன்று  வரை அனைவராலும் ஓதப்பட்டு வருகிறது.

kali, tiruvadirai

Tiruvadirai Kali

இதைப் பாடினால் பெண்கள் சுமங்கலிகளாய் தங்கள் கணவனுடன் ஒற்றுமையாய் நோய் நொடியின்றி புத்திர பாக்கியத்துடன் நெடிது சௌபாக்கியத்துடன் வாழ்வார்கள் என்பது ஐதீகம்.

 

சிவபிரானின் ஆருத்ரா நட்சத்திரம்

ஆருத்ரா நட்சத்திரம் சிவபிரானுக்குரிய நட்சத்திரம். (இந்த நட்சத்திரத்தின் பெருமையை இந்தக் கட்டுரை ஆசிரியர் எழுதிய நட்சத்திர ரகசியங்கள் தொடரில் ஆதிரை உக்கிரம் என்ற கட்டுரையில் படித்து மகிழலாம்)

மார்கழி மாதம் திருவாதிரை நட்சத்திரத்தன்று தான் சிவபிரான் பதஞ்சலி முனிவருக்கும் வியாக்ரபாதருக்கும் தன் திரு நடனத்தை ஆடிக் காண்பித்தார். எல்லையற்ற விண்வெளியைக் குறிக்கும் சிதம்பரத்தில் இந்நாள் பெரும் விழாவாக இன்றும் கொண்டாடப்படுகிறது.

இந்தத் திருநடனம் உலகின் இயக்கத்தைச் சுட்டிக் காட்டும் அற்புத நடனம். சிவபிரானுக்கே ஆதிரையன் என்ற பெயர் உண்டு.

ஆதியன் ஆதிரையன் அனலாடிய ஆரழகன்
பாதியொர் மாதினொடும் பயிலும் பரமா பரமன்
போது இயலும் முடி மேல் புனலோடு அரவும் புனைந்த
வேதியன் மாதிமையால் விரும்பும் இடம் வெண்டுறையே

என இப்படி திருஞானசம்பந்தர் ஆதிரையன் புகழ் பாடிப் பரவுகிறார்.

arudra kuuttu

Tiruvadirai Kuuttu

ராவணனின் அற்புதமான சிவ தாண்டவ ஸ்லோகம்

இறைவனின் சிவதாண்டவத்தைக் கண்டு பிரமித்துப் போன சிவபக்தனான ராவணன் சிவதாண்டவ ஸ்லோகத்தை இயற்றியுள்ளான்.இதைக் கேட்போர் எல்லையற்ற ஆச்சரியத்தையும் பிரமிப்பையும் மந்திரச் சொற்களினால் வரும் ஆனந்தத்தையும் அடைவர். ராவணனின் கூற்றுப்படி இதைக் கேட்போர் சிறந்த சிவபக்தியைப் பெற்று சிவனின் அருளும் பெற்று வாழ்வர்

(ராவணனின் சிவ தாண்டவத்தை யூடியூபில் கேட்கலாம்.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPVSLjBjxeY இதில் ஐந்து நிமிடம் 32 விநாடிகள் கேட்கலாம். https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ3sb_GqBGg இதில் ஐந்து நிமிடம் 16 விநாடிகள் கேட்கலாம்.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrpyQDBS-I இதில் ஒரு நிமிடம் 56 வினாடிகள் கேட்கலாம்; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-GVlj7_UPQ இதில் 46 வினாடிகள் கேட்கலாம்.மாலை நேரத்தில் குறிப்பாக பிரதோஷத்தின் போது கேட்பது மிகவும் சிறந்தது)

திருவாதிரைப் பதிகம்

இத்தகைய பெருமை கொண்ட ஆதிரை நாளை அப்பர் எப்படிப் பாடி விளக்குகிறார், பார்ப்போமா:-

பாடல் எண் : 1
முத்துவிதான மணிப்பொற்கவரி முறையாலே
பத்தர்களோடு பாவையர்சூழப் பலிப்பின்னே
வித்தகக்கோல வெண்டலைமாலை விரதிகள்
அத்தன் ஆரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.  

 nataraja, fb

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நணியார் சேயார் நல்லார் தீயார் நாடோறும்
பிணிதான் தீரும் என்று பிறங்கிக் கிடப்பாரும்
மணியே பொன்னே மைந்தா மணாளா என்பார்கட்கு 
அணியான்  ஆரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.   

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வீதிகள் தோறும் வெண்கொடியோடு விதானங்கள்
சோதிகள்விட்டுச் சுடர்மாமணிகள்  ஒளிதோன்றச்
சாதிகளாய பவளமும் முத்துத் தாமங்கள்
ஆதியாரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.  

 

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குணங்கள்பேசிக் கூடிப்பாடித் தொண்டர்கள்
பிணங்கித்தம்மிற் பித்தரைப்போலப் பிதற்றுவார்
வணங்கிநின்று வானவர்வந்து வைகலும்
அணங்கன் ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.  

 

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நிலவெண்சங்கும் பறையும் ஆர்ப்ப நிற்கில்லாப்
பலரும்இட்ட கல்லவடங்கள் பரந்தெங்கும்
கலவமஞ்ஞை கார்என்று எண்ணிக் களித்துவந்து  
அலமர்ஆரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.  

 

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விம்மா வெருவா விழியாத் தெழியா வெருட்டுவார்
தம்மாண்பு இலராய்த் தரியார் தலையால்  முட்டுவார்
எம்மான் ஈசன் எந்தையென்  அப்பன்  என்பார்கட்கு 
அம்மான்ஆரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.   

 

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செந்துவர் வாயார் செல்வன் சேவடி சிந்திப்பார்
மைந்தர்களோடு மங்கையர்கூடி மயங்குவார்
இந்திரனாதி வானவர்சித்தர் எடுத்தேத்தும்                                                           அந்திரன் ஆரூர் ஆதிரை நாளால் அது வண்ணம்.  

 nalvar and  natraj

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முடிகள் வணங்கி மூவாதார் முன்செல்ல
வடிகொள் வேய்த்தோள் வானரமங்கையர் பின்செல்லப்
பொடிகள்பூசிப் பாடும்தொண்டர் புடைசூழ
அடிகள் ஆரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம். 

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துன்பநும்மைத் தொழாதநாள்கள்  என்பாரும்
இன்பநும்மை ஏத்து நாள்கள்  என்பாரும்
நும்பின் எம்மை நுழையப்பணியே என்பாரும்
அன்பன் ஆரூர்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.  

 

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பாரூர்பௌவத் தானைபத்தர் பணிந்தேத்தச்
சீரூர்பாடல்  ஆடல் அறாத செம்மாப்பார்ந்து 
ஓரூர் ஒழியாது உலகமெங்கும் எடுத்தேத்தும்
ஆரூரன்றன்  ஆதிரை நாளால்  அது வண்ணம்.

அனைவருக்கும் பொருள் புரியும் வண்ணம் எளிதாக அமைந்துள்ளன இப்பாடல்கள்.

 ரமணர் அவதரித்த ஆருத்ரா நாள்

ரமண மஹரிஷி ஆருத்ரா தரிசன நாளன்று பிறந்தவர் என்பதால் இந்த திருவாதிரைப் பதிகத்தைக் கேட்டு ஆனந்தித்து உத்வேகம் பற்ற ரமண மஹரிஷியின் அணுக்கத் தொண்டரான முருகனார் ரமணரின் மீது பக்திப் பாடல்களை இயற்றினார்.

சிவசக்தி அவதாரமாகக் கருதப்படும் ஸ்ரீ சத்ய சாயிபாபாவும் திருவாதிரை நட்சத்திரத்தில் அவதரித்தவரே. விறல்மிண்ட நாயனார், அரிவாட்டாய நாயனார் கணநாத நாயனார், கூற்றுவ நாயனார், சடைய நாயனார் ஆகியோரும் திருவாதிரை நட்சத்திரத்தில் உதித்தவர்களே! இவர்களுள் சடைய நாயனார் மார்கழி திருவாதிரையில் ஆருத்ரா தரிசன நாளன்று உதித்தவர்.

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