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Please read the second (42) as (43):

Thiru manjana Venba continues....

1. O Arunachala!  Your holy bathing waters shall remove all the
ills of the body and mind.  It is the nectar for the hunger.  It is
the medicine for all diseases, and an ointment for various wounds.
O Arunachala, the holy bathing waters of your wife Unnamulai, is
the medicine for everything.

2. O Unnamulai!  Your holy bathing waters shall remove the
villainous births, shall give a great life, shall remove all the
sorrows of your mind.  O Mother who lives in a palace, whose
walls that touch the sky, whose breasts are ever young, your
holy waters have no parallel.

3. O Mother Unnamulai!  Your holy bathing waters shall confer
in this life and in after life, a high status.  Please take it in
large measure and consider it as a great wealth and drink it.

to be continued......

Arunachala Siva.   

Part 9 - Thiru manjana Venba - Glory of Holy Bathing Waters:

"Thiru manjanam", in all sects of Hinduism, indicates the waters
that are used for bathing the sculptor of gods and goddesses.  While
the bathing, is done with milk, honey, coconut water, perfumed
water, honey, fruit jams, sandal paste, vibhuti (in case of Siva
lingams only), rose water and plain water, the waters with turmeric
paste is of special significance, particularly for goddesses.  In
orthodox Hindu familiies in India, even today women bathe in
water mixed with turmeric powder, even though days have changed
with a variety of shampoos!  Turmeric is a anti-spectic and it
is used by women to remove the unwanted hairs on the legs and
hands.  Saint Manikkavachakar has got a decad called 'Tirupor-
chunnam, bathing Siva, with a bathing powder, mixed with gold
powder!  In Siva manasa pooja, Sankara mentions about cool
waters of Himalayas and kasturi and sandal paste!  Again in
Chatur-shashti Upacharam, Sankara mentions bathing Mother
Uma, with various perfumes, water, sandal paste and turmeric

We have got only 10 songs of Guhai Namasivaya in this part.

Bhagavan while staying in the temple precincts of Arunachalesvarar
Temple, in the early days, was given the milk mixed with all these,
after bathing Siva and Unnamualai, by a merciful priest, as food to drink!   Bhagavan Sri Ramana, the son of  Siva, was given this prasad to drink
for several days, when he was not taking any food in the Temple!

1. O Arunachala! Your holy bathing waters shall prevent birth for
me, give me a godly form, confer all the necessary wealth for my
living, gives death conquering nectar.

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.   

Amman mel Thirunama Venba: continues....

1. O Mother Unnamulai!  You are not afraid of the dangling
skull of Vishnu* on the front of your husband. Nor you afraid
of the skull that is dangling on his trident.   Added to these
all terrific sights, your husband has also got poison on his throat.
How come, you are fearless to occupy the left half of Annamalai,
who is a column of a conflagration!

2. O Mother Unnamulai, you are delivering all the living beings
of this universe from your womb and you give them milk daily.
How come, you are called Unnamulai, a mother with unsuckled
breasts?  Please tell me mother, Unnamulai!

3. O Siva!  For your wife Unnamulai, Who is her relative?  Who is
alien to her?  In the wide world, for all the bad and all the good,
she is the mother.

4. O Mother Unnamulai, who has taken the left side of Siva
with all her passion!  Is it not also your duty, to confer a good
life for all your devotees who come to you with thirst and make
them live happliy for ever?

Amman mel Thiru Nama Venba concluded.


Arunachala Siva.   

Amman mel Thirunama Venba:  continues......

1. O Mother Unnamulai!  I am not praying to you.  Nor do I
chant Panchakshara, Namasivaya.  I am vainly suffering from
waves of diseases.  I am not able to keep the feet of Annamalai,
on my head.  O Mother Unnamulai, save me.

2. O Mother Unnamulai!  I have no clothes to wear.  Namasivaya,
my beddings have become old!  The all giving Father Annamalai
has not yet arrived.  Please tell him, Mother!

3. O Mother Unnamulai.  Siva, the blemishless, has given you
two measures of rice so that everyone can take food from you.*
You are the left half of Annamalai, and you are the god of
Annamalai.  You are the god to me too.

(* This story has already been given by me.)

4.  O Mother Unnamulai, you are the controller of dharma sala,
the house of dharmas.  Those devotees who always think of
you without forgetting and do service to you, shall ever live
through all the eons.

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.

Amman mel Thiru Nama Venba: continues....

1. O Mother Unnamulai, you are the only support for me.
I, the worst sinner,  have no other support, than you.
Please bear with my mistakes and sins.  Even if you decide
to punish me a little bit, how can I bear? Is it dharma for you?

2. O Mother Unnamulai, I do not chant anything other than
Siva's name, the god who consumed poison from the milky ocean.
I have not gone through the ways of my senses.   Why then,
do you punish me, the mother, the substance of all Vedas.
Do not hate me lest I am lost.

3. O Mother Unnamulai, Who else is there excepting you as
my refuge?  How can a mother, fail to take care of the child
born to her?  Who else is my mother, other than you?

4.   O Mother Unnamulai, I am also a slave, like you to Siva,
Annamalai.  Do not forsake me.  While Annamalai is the support
for the world and you are her wife and I am your son, is it not?

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.

Part 8:  Amman mel Thirunamam Venba:  Poems on Mother's
Name, Unnamulai.

1. O Mother Unnamulai, who stays in Tiruvannamalai, with her
concorporate Siva, the king of Tiruvannamalai, I shall always
utter your holy name!  I shall always remember your consort
Siva, who measures rice for my food, and whose feet could
not be searched by Vishnu, the lotus eyed god.  He has given
me that feet for my salvation.

2. O Mother Unnamulai, I always consider you as my Mother.
There is no need for any mother in this world.  I do not want
to go again to Brahma for seeking another birth.  Enough,
my Mother, Unnamulai, save me.

3. O Mother Unnamulai, You are the medicine to cure the two
karmas.  What other medicine I can seek.  You are the only sure
medicine for all the living beings of the world.

4. O Mother Unnamulai, You are the medicine to cure the cycle
of birth and death.  I cannot be born again.  Even if I be born,
I cannot die. Please help me, the concorporate of the great
god, king of Tiruvannamalai.

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.   

The poems on thundering anklets: continues......

1. The king of Annamalai, cures the disease of this birth.  He
shall also confer liberation, atma-jnana. He shall ever protect
us.  Let us ever pray him with love, his thundering anklets.
Glory to the anklets!

2. Always remember the thundering anklets.  He shall melt
our minds and wipe our worries and miseries.  With the fire-
like anger he annihilated the Tripura, with a smile.  Glory to the

3. Always remember the thundering anklets.  He shall confer
liberation, atma jnana without fail.  He burnt god of love,
Manmatha, by looking at him with his third eye.  Glory to the
thundering anklets!

Athirum Kazhal Venba concluded....  (10 songs)

to be continued.....

Arunachala Siva.

Poems on the thundering anklets continue....

1. When the clouds thunder and the cows get scared and run
hither and thither.  Gopalan, Krishana, gets back those cows
by his sweet fluit music, without searching.   But he is still searching
for the feet of Siva, with thundering ankelts.  Glory to the anklets!

2. Do not ever forget, pray for ever.  You shall conquer death.
Live without fear.  Siva, with his thundering anklets, will protect
us from the cycle of birth and death and take us to liberation.
Glory to the thundering anklets of dancing Nataraja!

3. Always contemplate on him.  Always pray to him and contemplate
on him.  Praise him for ever.  He shall save us from the fire of
birth and death cycle.  Glory to the thundering anklets!

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.

Part 7:  Athirum Kazahal Venba - The glory of the thundering anklets!

1. I do not know a Guru, a god, any dharmas or tapas, atma-
jnana etc., I, the poor me,  know only you, Arunachala.  You
are saving and protecting me from the cycle of birth and death,
through your thundering anklets!  Glory to the anklets!

2. There is not doubt.  O mind, do not oscillate hither and thither.
Siva is sure to save me from the disease of birth and death.  Without
thinking anything else, contemplate on the Guru's thundering
anklets placed your head.  Glory to the anklets!

3. Always be in the Self, without fail. O mind, the body is
impermanent.  Contemplate on the leg that kicked Yama,
the fire-eyed fellow.  Contemplate on the thundering anklets.
Glory to the anklets!

4. The body is dying everyday.  The fire of death is showering
the heat one me.  Do not care.  Contemplate on the thundering
anklets that give the cool shadow from the heat.  Glory to the
thundering anklets!

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.


Vaazhthu Venba - continues....

1. O Arunachala!  You are the one with everliving glory.
You are the one with a temple of ruby*   Ever pleasant to
your devotees.  Ever feeding the devotees.**  One who
calls on the Sages in the Hill. I pray to you.  Glory to you.

(*  The temple is called Ruby, because the Hill itself which is
Siva Linga is red in colour, made of magentite red stones,
with great antiquity.  The geologists estimate the age of
the Hill as several billion years.  It is the oldest mountain,
older than Himalayas and Mount of Sinai, in Israeli-Egypitan

** The puranas say that Siva gave two measures of rice to
Uma to feed the poor and he himself went to begging.  Uma
is said to have fed all the poor devotees with that two measures
of rice and also performed 32 dharmas!  The 32 dharmas are
described in Tiruppugazh a collection of poems on Muruga, by
Sagge Arunagiri, who again lived in Tiruvannamalai, about
200 years before Guhai Namasivaya.  Some of the 32 dharmas

1. Feeding the poor everyday
2. Giving them clothes, whenever needed.
3. Giving them drinking water.
4. Giving the poor shelter for prayer and sleep.
5. Giving milk to the poor children.
6. Giving comb and hair cream for the poor.
7. Giving them footwear.
8. Giving them butter milk for quenching thirst.
9. Giving them medicines while being sick.
10.Conducting weddings of poor couples.
11.Giving gold for the bride's ornaments.
12.Giving the poor children writing aids for education.
13.Giving them books and scriptures.
14.Singing songs for poor and sick children to sleep.
15.Conducting funeral rites on behalf of poor who has deceased.

to be continued.....

Arunachala Siva.   

Vaazhthu Venba - continues.....

1. O Arunachala, to wipe out the birth-death cycle and complete
this game in this birth itself,  I shall pray to you everyday with
nice flowers.  You are the god  Permanent, 'sthanu' with konrai
flowers' garlands and with matted locks with crescent moon,
let me bow to you everyday.  Glory to you.

2. O Arunachala, I pray to you, the god with poisonous  serpents
as garlands, the one with Mount Meru as bow, one who is the
Guru, one who is the king of Tiruvannamalai.  I shall be rid
of the sorrow of this birth-death cycle, glory to you!

3. O Arunachala, I pray to you.  You are the sole refuge of your
devotees, the god with dark neck, three eyes, wearer of Ganga,
lover of his devotees, wearer of the crescent moon! Glory to you!

4. O Arunachala!  The gods, Vishnu and Brahma, were crying
helplessly in anguish, when the poison came out the milky
ocean.  O god, the wearer of crescent moon, you swallowed
the poison in a jiffy.  Glory to you!

5. O Arunachala! Concorporate of Unnamulai, I pray to you,
to remove the karmas, worries of the birth-death cycle, to
make the fearful Yama to be afraid of me.  Glory to you,
the wearer of pick axe, and fire, the king of Tiruvannamalai.

to be contd.... 

Arunachala Siva.

Vaazhthu Venba - continues.....

1. O Arunachala, I have lost my youth.  My legs are unsteady.
I am walking with a stick.  I may die today or tomorrow.  In
order not to worry about all these, let me pray to you, with
my full heart, you god who mounts the bull. Glory to you.

2.  O Arunachala!  I pray to you, to have my karmas removed,
have the miseries in this world removed, to avoid Yama approaching
me.  I pray to your everyday, the king of Tiruvannamalai, the
great magician.

3. O Arunachala!  I pray to you, to avoid many many births
and deaths, to remove my three karmas.  You are my refuge,
glory to you, the god who is the king of Tiruvannamalai and
who mounts the bull.

4. O Arunachala, for those sages who have realized the Self
and those who are seeking self realization, you are perceivable
God in this birth. Glory to you, the generous god who is concorporate
with Unnamulai, and is seen mounting on ever vigilant bull.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.

Part 6:  Vaazhthu Venba - Poems of 'Glory to Siva'.

1. O Arunachala, Glory to you.  You have not merely removed
our anxiety for food, clothes and gold, you have also removed
our anxiety of prarabdha and the other two karmas.  Glory
to you!

2. O Arunachala, Glory to you.  You are the one who peeled the
skin of the elephant, the one who can confer siddhic powers, one
who calls the wise sages to the Hill, and one who confers liberation
at your will.  Glory to you!

3. O Arunachala, Glory to you. You are the one who is wearing
Ganga, and who is nice to be prayed by people of high merits,
the one who is wearing holy ash.  It is you who can snap the
root of birth for me and for my devotees. I pray to you with my
full heart.  Glory to you!

4.  O Arunachala, Glory to you.  You are the one who is kind
to the devotees, forgive their sins, erase the mind's anxieties.
O Guru, you are mine, you are my father! Glory to you,
who mounts the bull!

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.

Part 5:  Glory of Tiruvnnamalai Town:  Sthala Mahimai Venba:

1. O Arunachala, even if you give me the whole world for me to
rule, or the heavans to rule, where the gods would attend to me,
I do not want.  I will be happier, if I stay in Tiruvannamalai, beg
for my food everyday and pray in your temple, with great devotion.

2. O Arunachala, even the kalapaga tree, kamadhenu, and the
wealth of Indra, whom the devas do pray, I do not want.  They
are not equal to my food that is taken as alms in Tiruvannamalai,
and my life in this town, where I am praying to you.

3. O Arunachala, the king of Tiruvannamalai, even the several
dishes like, curries, ghee, milk, fruits, honey and rice are not
equal to my food, salt less porridge, that is begged and taken
by me in Tiruvannamalai.

4. O Arunachala, Even those who sleep with beautiful women
every night but who come to your temple in Tiruvannamalai,
are sure to get  liberation, through your everflowing Grace.

5. In Tiruvannamalai, where everyday a thousand drums make
sounds and thousand jingles make the montone, they seem
to announce that there is only liberation and no death and birth,
for those who come to Tiruvannamalai and pray to you, O
Siva, the god with Ganga on his matted locks.

(Under this part, Glory of the town of Tiruvannamalai, only five
songs are available.)


to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.   

Sithu Venba - Siva's magics. continues.....

1. O Arunachala, the god of great penance!  The one who never
leaves Unnamulai,  Apeeta Gujambal, the king of Annamalai.
How great is your magic!  All that gold* that the nine siddhas of
Annamalai, give you, you are giving to this lowly dog.

(* the gold refers to various magical powers)

2. O Arunachala, the magician of the Hill, how come on everyday,
you get sugarcane jaggery, fruits, honey, ghee, milk and good rice
and curries from your devotees, what is the magic you are doing?

(Only eight songs are available in this part.)

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.