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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 16, 2015, 08:22:33 AM »


Ganapati's stone image can be seen in any towns or villages in
Tamil Nadu.  There is no need for an elaborate temple.  On the
banks of rivers and tanks, under a banyan or peepul tree, one
can see Ganapati.  But there are some specific temples and shrines
for Ganapati in Tamil Nadu.

Starting from Chennai, in the city, the temple in Tiruvallikeni
near the beach of Bay of Bengal, is very popular.  He is a quite
powerful and popular deity that students throng him for good
results after examinations.

In Thanjavur town, there is a Ganapati deity, on the outer portal
of a Devi temple.  This deity is called High Court Ganapati!  I believe there was some tussle between two groups of devotees as to where to place this deity and High Court gave a verdict to place it at the
entrance of Devi Temple!  Near Thanjavur, on the banks of Kaveri
river, there is a village called Ganapati Agraharam, where there is
a small but good temple for Ganapati.  There were brahmins in the
past who were doing fire sacrifices and were following exlcusive
Ganapati worship, called Gaanapatyam by Sankara.

Down south, in Tiruchirapalli, on the vertical heaps of shelves of
rocks, there is an exclusive Ganapati Temple, which is quite
famous throughout Tamil Nadu.  This Ganapati is called Pillaiyar
at the summit, or Uchipillaiyar. Uchi is summit.  Pillaiyar means
venerable son, son of Siva.   On this Vinayaka Chaturthi day, lakhs
visit this temple and have darshan and it is open almost 4 am to
11 pm at night.  There are concerts, bhagavata pravachan ec.,
for 10 days.

From the town of Tiruchirapalli, if one crosses Kaveri river, about
2 km from the famous Sri Rangam Temple of Narayana, there is
a Devi temple called Tiruvanaika.  Here the goddess Akhilandeswari is there.  Siva is called Jambukeswara.  This the temple for Water
principle, among the 5 elements.  Here, in front of Devi, there is
an Omkara Ganapati shrine.  This is quite popular.  Devi was pacified when she was ferocious after the conquest of Mahishasura, by installing her son, Ganapati in front of her!

Further south, there is the famous Tiru Navalur Ganapati.  This is the deity which was prayed to by Nambi Andar Nambi, when he was young.  Nambi Andar Nambi is the forerunner for Saint Poet
Sekkizhar, who wrote Periya Puranam.  Nambi wrote a poem of about 100 songs, covering all the 63 Siva Saints in a crisp manner.  He must have lived around 9th century AD.

Deep south, near Karaikudi, there is again a famous Pillaiyar Patti Temple.  This Ganapati is the family deity of Chettiars in and around Karaikudi and Sivaganga.

In Mumbai, people speak the powerful deity of Prabha Devi Ganapati.   

Avvaiyar the famous Tamil saint and poetess was a great devotee of Ganapati.  She had written many verses on Ganapati.  Ganapati lifted her up with his trunk, from his temple, and placed her in Kailas, when her mission in the world was over!       

Arunachala Siva.     

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During Bhagavan Ramana's post- Nirvana years, Muruganar
continued to stay in Tiruvannamalai.  He conducted discourses
on Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam and Sad Darsanam and
Upadesa Saram.  One of the fortunate students was T.R.
Kanakamma.  She grasped the message of Bhagavan Ramana,
through the words of Muruganar.  Later, when the Asramam
requested T.R. Kanakamma to write a simple commentary in
Tamil for Bhagavan's complete works, she reluctantly agreed
but completed her task, mainly on the basis of Muruganar's
discourses.  This two volume book in Tamil is a splendid work
giving the simple meaning and message of Bhagavan Ramana's
works, including the difficult Sad Darsanam.

Muruganar kept himself in silent meditation, during his last two or three years.  Many later year
devotees came to him
and requested him to speak about his years with Bhagavan
Ramana.  He invariably did not answer.  What is there to say?
How to explain the non-dual experience to someone else?  He
kept his experience, without diluting it in spoken words.

Once someone asked him: "What is your Sadhana for this?"
Muruganar kept quiet for some time.  Then he explained:
"Sadhana? What Sadhana?  Where was the time for all that?
The moment I saw Him, my ego was annihilated.  Then where
is separateness for doing this Sadhana and that Sadhana?"
He resumed his silence.

Arunachala Siva.

13188
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:30:29 PM »
Verse 275 of Paraparak KaNNi:

உள்ளபடி யாதுமென உற்றுணர்ந்தேன் அக்கணமே
கள்ளமனம் போனவழி காணேன் பராபரமே.275.

I realized all
As they in truth art.
That moment, I knew not
The way my deceptive mind went,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.
 

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Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:28:27 PM »
Verse 274 of  Paraparak KaNNi:


உண்டுபோல் இன்றாம் உலகைத் திரமெனவுள்
கொண்டுநான் பெற்றபலன் கூறாய் பராபரமே.274.

This world, so illusory,
I held as permanent.
What did I get out of it?
Pray, speak,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.


13190
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:26:10 PM »
Verse 273 of Paraparak KaNNi:


உணர்த்தும்உனை நாடா துணர்ந்தவையே நாடி
இணக்குறுமென் ஏழைமைதான் என்னே பராபரமே.273.


Without seeking Thee
Who imparts awareness,
Seeking only those
I am already aware of
My heart sway.
What folly!
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

13191
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:24:12 PM »
Verse 272 of Paraparak KaNNi:


இந்த வெளியினையுண் டேப்பமிடப் பேரறிவாத்
தந்தவெளிக் கேவெளியாய்ச் சார்ந்தேன் பராபரமே.272.


To swallow this emptiness (Maya)
And to digest it,
I joined openly
The Bigger Void
That is Knowledge Supreme,
Oh Para Param!


Arunachala Siva.

13192
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:22:24 PM »
Verse 271 of  Paraparak KaNNi:


தீர்த்தி னால்துறவு சேராமல் இவ்வுலகில்
பாரத் தனம்பேசல் பண்போ பராபரமே.271.


When thou do not have
The courage to renounce the world,
Is it proper that thou should speak
Boastful words of bravery?
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

13193
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:20:08 PM »
Verse 270 of Paraparak KaNNi:


பத்த ரருந்தும் பரமசுகம் யானருந்த
எத்தனைநாள் செல்லும் இயம்பாய் பராபரமே.270.


How many days will it take
For me to savor the perfect Bliss
Which Thy devotees seek?
Speak,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

13194
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:18:00 PM »
Verse 269 of Paraparak KaNNi:


கூர்த்தஅறி வால்அறியக் கூடா தெனக்குரவன்
தேர்த்தபடி தானே திரிந்தேன் பராபரமே.269.

Beyond comprehension of Thy knowledge,
However sharp, is the Lord.
Thus did the Guru teach me.
And so did I follow,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

13195
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:03:30 PM »
Verse 268 of Paraparak KaNNi:


சிந்தை சிதையச் சிதையாத ஆனந்தம்
எந்தவகை யாலேவந் தெய்தும் பராபரமே.268.



By what way will it come,
The unending Bliss
That ends thoughts?
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

13196
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:01:41 PM »
Verse 267 of Paraparak KaNNi:


சித்திநெறி கேட்டல் செகமயக்கஞ் சன்மமற
முத்திநெறி கேட்டல் முறைகாண் பராபரமே.267.


To ask for the Way of Siddhi
For the world's delusion to end,
To ask for the way to Mukti,
For the birth's continuity to end -
That indeed is but proper,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

13197
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 03:59:54 PM »
Verse 266 of Paraparak KaNNi:


கன்னங் கரியநிறக் காமாதி ராட்சசப் பேய்க்
கென்னையிலக் காகவைத்த தென்னே பராபரமே.266.

Thou made me the target
Of the dark monster devils,
Lust, anger and the rest.
Why is it?
Oh Para Param!,

Arunachala Siva.

13198
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 03:57:35 PM »
Verse 265 of Paraparak KaNNi:


விஞ்சுபுலப் பாடனைத்தும் வீறுதுன்பஞ் செய்யவந்த
அஞ்சுபுல வேடருக்கும் ஆற்றேன் பராபரமே.265.


To cause exceeding damage
To my subtle knowledge
The five sense hunters came.
No longer can I stand them,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

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Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 03:55:38 PM »
Verse 264 of Paraparak KaNNi:



மாறாத துன்பமெல்லாம் வந்துரைத்தால் நின்செவியில்
ஏறாத வாறேது இயம்பாய் பராபரமே.264.


If I come and recount to Thee
All my unending distress,
How is it they enter not Thine ears?
Speak,
Oh Para Param!

Arunachala Siva.

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Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 15, 2015, 03:53:33 PM »
Verse 263 of Paraparak KaNNi:


நின்னைச் சரண்புகுந்தால் நீகாக்கல் வேண்டுமல்லால்
என்னைப் புறம்விடுதல் என்னே பராபரமே.263.


If I seek refuge of Thee,
It is for Thee to protect me.
How is it Thou forsake me?
Oh Para Param!


Arunachala Siva.

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