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Guhai Namasivaya's Poems - (3)
« on: September 18, 2008, 01:33:39 PM »
On an another occasion, a highway robber, was plundering
the wealth and belongings of pilgrims and traders on the
hilly roads of T. Malai.  Even the king could not capture the
robber, who was hiding with a good army and elephants.
The king and the people came to Guhai Namasivaya and requested
him to call Siva.  Out of mercy, Guhai Namasivaya sang to Siva:

O Siva! Your devotees sing that
you have got trident and fire on your hands,
A terrfiic poison on your throat,
And eye on the forhead that burnt the god of love into ashes!
We wonder now, what is the use of all these?
Why this delay and torture for us, O Siva!"

That night, Siva sent his son, Ganesh, who went in the form
of a rowdy elephant, shattered the robber's army and his
elephants, seized back all the treasures and returned.
The robber pleaded for his life and gave away all the remaining
elephants as his tax, to this opponent and ran away.

This Ganesa, who is there on the Siva temple, after the Northern
Tower, is now called 'the Ganesa who collected tax.'

Once, it appears a cotton yarn weaver, made fun of this Yogi
and took away his begging bowl.  Guhai Namasivaya cursed him
and he was burnt into ashes immediately.  He also gave a curse,
saying that weavers can never do business henceforth in T.malai.
Even today, there is no one doing weaving or weaving business
in Tiruvannamalai!

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.