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Guhai Namasivaya's Poems - (16)
« on: September 20, 2008, 04:36:34 PM »
Vidu Thiru Namam: continues.....

1.  I am a great sinner, showing my teeth to the harlots, who
do not care for me but are only eyeing my wealth.  O Arunachala,
when I shall stop these sins and only look at you only and pray
everyday, O the king of Tiruvannamalai!

2. O Arunachala!  Even though you are the king of Madurai,
a city protected by eight elephants, (ashta gajam), you were
craving for the sweet dish, 'pittu' of the old woman.
After taking the 'pittu', when you were asked to dig some sand
and throw on the banks of Vaigai, but you did not do that and
got a beating from the king!*

(*  This is again a story from Tiruvilaiyadal Puranam, the 64 plays
of Siva in Madurai.  There were floods in Vaigai river and the king
asked every citizen of Madurai, to dig out some sand and throw
it on the banks of Vaigai, so that the floods may not gush into the
city.  There was an old lady, who was a seller of sweetdish, who
could not do her portion of the job.  Siva appeared before her as
a poor boy, took the sweetdish from the old lady as a wage for
the work, but did not do the work.  The Pandya King came for
inspection and on seeing the boy, beat him with his stick, for
non obedience.  The blow of the stick, was felt by everyone in
the city including the king!  The king knew the boy as Siva and
prayed to him and the floods receded!)

to be continued......

Arunachala Siva.