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Guhai Namasivaya's Poems: (55)
« on: September 21, 2008, 07:15:27 PM »
Arunagiri Andati -  100 pomes on Arunachala.

(A word, about 'Andati'.  It is usually a compostion of 10, 50
or 100 songs, where the last word of the previous song is used
as the first word of the second song and so on.  It is a difficult
composition and the the last, 10th or 50th or 100th verse ends
with the word, by which the 1st verse begins!  Very few poets
have attempted this.  Bhagavan Sri Ramana has done this in
Arunachala Padigam.  Saint Arunagiri Natha has done it in
Kandar Andati.  Saint Manikkavachagar has done it in 'Neethal
Vinnappam", a 50 song composition, titled 'Request for leaving
the desires and the body'. A few Vaishnava Saints have also
composed poems on Naryana. Abhirami Bhattar has made a
Abhirami Andati, 100 poems on Abhirami, the presiding goddess
of Thiruk kadaiyur, where Siva kicked Yama.  In the Andati,
for devotees who want to memorize, it is easy to remember the
last word of the first verse, and begin the next verse.

1. Invocation to Ganesa:

I seek the blessings of Ganesa, with elephant face, the son of Siva,
who vanquished the lion-faced Narasimha.  Please give me siddhi,
the supernatural powers, intellect that will enquire into the Self,
the mind that shall be devoted to golden hued Arunachala Hill,
and at the end the great atma-jnana, the liberation.

2. O Arunachala, who can describe your glory?  Even the cloud
coloured Vishnu and gold coloured Brahma, could not reach
you feet and head.  Please give me your grace to praise, O
the king of Annamalai.

3. O Arunachala!  How can you find a way to grace me, this lowly
dog, who do not place fllowers to you in the morning and pray
with devotion, O the Guru of Annamalai, who took the poison
as if it is a fruit on your palm, please turn your eyes on me.

4. O Arunachala, who else is there for me?  There is no place
other than your mind, O killer of Manmatha, the consumer of
poison, O Guru.

5. O Arunachala, one who prevents a birth again to those who
speak about you.  Guru of Annamalai, stainless god of the Hill.

6. O Arunachala, if you do not look at me, who is there to support
me, this lowly dog.  O Guru, you are my only refuge to remove
the birth and death today, the god of excellent head gear!

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.