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Arunachala / Need help on live streaming
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:29:19 AM »
Dear All,

Is there any Web link or website, where I can watch maha deepam live from different country?

Your help will be much appreciated!

Thanks

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / Just a ordinary hill or a mountain!!
« on: September 04, 2016, 08:32:28 AM »
Dear All,

I am posting after a long time and I think few of them still remember me. Just few months ago I relocated to Canada and currently I am residing in Kamloops. This place is surrounded by hills and mountains and unfortunately there is no temple in this entire city. The only thing I can do for couple more years is to pray in my heart by saying Arunachala Shiva, Arunachala Shiva, Arunachala Shiva, Arunaachalaa!

The point I am trying to make here is, there is a mountain which resembles to our Arunachala and when ever I look at it I pray to it thinking it self as Arunachala.... I am not sure this act of mine is correct or not but "this one hill" out of many keeps reminding me that I am still with Arunachala and I keep praying when ever I look at it.

It might sound foolish or crazy coz no hill on this earth can be compared or resembles with our Arunachala as it is unique.

OM ARUNAACHALESHRAAYA NAMAHA!     

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General topics / Arunachala Live Web page
« on: June 18, 2015, 07:28:10 PM »
Dear ones,

Does anybody have any idea about why the Arunachala web page is not getting opened or when it will be fixed? I usually open it in my phone, laptop etc when & where ever possible but its very disappointing that may be due to some technical reasons it is not getting opened. I pray to Arunachala that it should start functioning as soon as possible.

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / Uttering the name of Arunachala!
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:53:16 PM »
Dear All,

I am not much in to puja & related practices. When ever it is possible I take the name of Arunachala Shiva whether I am in pain, happy or if I eat any thing delicious. So it has become a habit for me to utter his name. Now here comes the confusion, Its been many days since I have been to temple, last week my mom insisted on going to temple, being lazy I postponed & today finally I have been to Hanuman mandir being its Saturday. When ever I have to do pranam my subconscious mind is giving me the name of Arunachala instead of Sri Anjaneya. I am facing this confusion from long time & I am not sure is it a good practice to utter Arunachala before different deities(male/female). I am sure that there is nothing wrong in this but its just a small guilty feeling that it may not be a right approach.

Any thoughts or suggestions on this?

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / How can I forget u?
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:11:58 AM »
Dear All,

From many days I have been busy with personal things and was also in the race for career growth and eventually I have showed less interest or dedication towards our Arunachala however I always utter his name spontaneously depending upon the situation, so this was also making me feel guilty that, what is happening to me? and why I am so busy with this activities instead dedicating some time to Arunachala or to the self? I was also afraid that will I gradually loose the love towards him?

Today I woke up very early and started watching few videos in youtube about Arunachala. I watched a 1.1/2 hr video in telugu by             Sri Chaganti & it is so beautifully explained with some past stories This has refreshed my old memories & lost love, One can still watch the video who cannot understand Telugu.

The best thing what I liked about it is, always do pradakshina being lost in almighty & more importantly without any wish coz it depends upon him whether to fulfill the desire or not.

Amazing explanation with good video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT_sVYPzDoM

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / How can we explain or describe?
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:37:56 PM »
Dear All,

I am planning to visit Tiru for this festival & decided to stay for few days there. Last time when I visited was for Shivaraatri & I am going now, which is a very long time for me. I am also fortunate to get leave for 6 days this time.

Now the point which I am making here is, when my peers asked me to describe it or where I am going, I am facing lot of difficulty to explain it. What should I say

Is it a temple?
Is it a place to get more light on self realization?
Is it a place where we offer puja?
Is it a ashram, to practice meditation for so many days?
Is it a place to cleanse our sins & get closer to moksha?
Is it a only place where Shiva himself is present all the times?
Is it a place where we forget the world & just be the self  being absorbed in our ever pardoning bhola Shankara?

Its very hard to say in one word when so many people ask us about it. We all know something about the supreme almighty and still we will be in no position to answer or describe about it. I cant even describe it as a temple, as I never considered it as a temple since it has offered me a lot more than a normal temple which I have been visiting from my birth.


Did u ever face this kind of strange situation or confusion?

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

 

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Arunachala / Wrong Reputation/Impression
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:20:34 AM »
Dear All,

In the recent past when I had conversation with my peers about Lost Shiva I found that there is wrong impression in people. With most of the Sadhus who are addicted smoking sutta & other habits people always have wrong impression that devotees or sadhus of lord shiva are bit wild, aggresive, chain smokers etc. Worst thing is these people are Hindu's & I wonder what reputation others have. With many Sadhus these days who are not compliant to the rules of real saint leaving bad impression for the identity of Lord Shiva & his devotees I feel.

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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General topics / When did you hear it first?
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:05:27 PM »
Dear All,

Today when I had a quick nap I had a thought that when did I first hear the name of our master. Then it took me to my child hood days. There was a guy who was a cable TV operator in my colony with the name Ramana. Me and my bro never heard of that name ever before & sounded very wierd and attractive as well. Immediately we fell in love with that name & decided to keep it to our pet cat which we used to love the most. Many years passed by & still in my house kids refer cats with the name of Ramana with love towards the cute creature.

Now after 20 years the love has been again unleashed through our master. Mentioning the above I dont mean any disrespect & proud to say that it was out of pure love and nothing else.

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / happy shivraatri
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:01:42 AM »
Dear all,

Wish everyone very happy shivraatri. Wish all success in fasting and jaagaram with the blessings of our dear lord Arunachala.

Om arunaachaleshwaraaya namaha!

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General Discussion / Book your air tickets now!
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:22:13 AM »
Dear All,

Due to the recent offer by Jet airways, cost of flight tickets have dropped drastically. If any one wants to travell by air to chennai/tiru for shivaraatri may book their tickets now. HDFC bank a/c holders book your tickets through GOIBIBO and give the promocode/couponcode and get additional Rs 300 off.

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / Power of Arunachala-kshetra
« on: February 02, 2013, 04:46:08 AM »
Dear All,

I read this beautiful blog from David Godman site & wanted to share with you all.

The unique sanctity and power of Arunachala-kshetra was once confirmed by an incident that happened in the life of Sri Bhagavan. Because of his great love for Sri Bhagavan, a certain devotee wanted to take him to his native place, Chidambaram. But rather than directly ask Sri Bhagavan to come to Chidambaram, he began to ask him if he had ever been to see Lord Nataraja in Chidambaram Temple. When Sri Bhagavan replied that he had not, the devotee began to describe the greatness of Chidambaram, saying that it was the most sacred Siva-kshetra in South India, that so many saints and sages had lived there and had sung in praise of Lord Nataraja, and so on and so forth. Sri Bhagavan listened to all he said with patient interest, but showed no signs of wanting to visit Chidambaram. 

     Seeing this, the devotee at last said, 'Chidambaram is even greater than Arunachala, because among the panchabuta lingams [the lingams representing the five elements] Chidambaram is the space-lingam while Arunachala is only the fire-lingam.(6) Since the four elements, earth, water, air and fire, finally have to merge in space, space is the principal element.'

     Hearing this, Sri Bhagavan smiled and said, 'All the five elements come into existence only when Sakti seemingly forsakes her identify with Lord Siva, the Supreme Self (Paramatman). Since the five elements are thus only the creations of Sakti, she is superior to all of them. Therefore, more important than the place where the elements merge, is the place where Sakti herself merges. Because Sakti is dancing in Chidambaram, Lord Siva has to dance before her and thereby make her become motionless. But in Arunachala Lord Siva remains ever motionless (achala), and hence Sakti automatically and effortlessly merges in him through great love. Therefore, Arunachala shines as the foremost and most powerful kshetra, because here Sakti, who has seemingly created all this manifold appearance, herself merges into the Lord. So for those mature aspirants who seek to put an end to the false appearance of duality, the most powerful help is to be found only in Arunachala-kshetra.' 

     Subsequently, on 24th June 1928, Sri Bhagavan summarized this reply of his in the form of a verse, which later became the first verse of Sri Arunachala Navamanimalai. In this verse he says: 

Though he is truly motionless by nature, in the court [of Chidambaram] Lord Siva dances before Sakti, thereby making her motionless. But know that [in Tiruvannamalai] Lord Arunachala shines triumphant, that Sakti having merged in his motionless form.

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

 

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Arunachala / Yama Lingam
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:21:39 AM »
Dear All,

I always wonder what is written(Tamil) on the walls of Yama lingam shrine & would love to know what is it. Can anyone give a quick summary of it please!

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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General Discussion / Ayahuaska?
« on: January 21, 2013, 01:29:47 AM »
Dear all,

Few months back I have come across a blog about Ayahuaska. I was not sure what was it, so kept reading & found interesting. It seems that a solution is prepared from some herbs, which is considered to be a spiritual herb or some thing, so after consuming this solution a person would go in to a trance/uncontious stage or some stage(not sure what 2 say) & would see many things & become more spiritual or closer to the almighty. This herb is also considered as herb of souls.

In india this is available only in Goa & in US it is in Amazon.

Any thoughts or experiences about this?

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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Arunachala / Happy New Year 2013
« on: December 31, 2012, 08:48:14 PM »
Dear All,

I wish every one very happy new year and hope this new year will bring more light in the path of self realization.

Om Arunaachaleshwaraaya Namaha!

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General Discussion / Hinduism and peace
« on: November 10, 2012, 10:26:34 AM »
Dear All,

I believe there is no god in our religion who appreciates any killings or expressed any kind of interest in the sacrifice of the poor animals in any vedas or old scripts(if i am correct). Then from where this misconception has started and a tradition is followed for sacrificing poor animals to the god esp kaali/durga maata. Did maata do the mistake of killing asura coz of which poor animals are getting sacrificed?

I feel in this scenario Christians are better than us, they do not make the place of worship drenched with blood like we do in our temples of kaali/durga maata during dushera or other special occasions.

With due respect to every one and no intentions to hurt any ones feelings, I wanted to know is there any valid reason or history with strong reason for the killings of these poor animals? People have the right to eat non veg but not sure why we have to make these temples a place of murders.

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!
 

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