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Guru Namasivaya's Poems: (15)
« on: September 24, 2008, 01:30:23 PM »
71.  O Annamalai!  You came as an old Brahmin, fully knowing all
the Vedas, and with a walking stick to help you in your stuttering
walking, in the wedding of Sundaramurthy, and stopped his wedding saying that Sundara was your slave.  You did this trick to take
him as your devotee.*

(*  Sundaramurthy was about to get married.  Siva came as an
old Brahmin and showing a old palmyra leaf, which stated that
the family of Sundarmurthy are life time slaves of the Brahmin.
Siva took him away and bade him to follow to a temple town
called Tiruvennai Nallur.  Sundara was on the way cursing the
Brahmin saying that he is a trickster and madecap and that the
palmyra leaf is not correct.  Siva disappeared in the temple
of Tiruennai Nallur and showed him as a column of effulgence.
Sundara, on knowing that the old man is Siva and is his Guru,
started singing a song that starts as:  "Pitha Piraichoodi, Perumane,
Arulala..."  ('O Madcap! The Wearer of the Crescent Moon, the
Great God and the merciful Guru!").  The irony is that the same
Sundara, whose wedding was stopped by Siva, married later two
girls called Sangili  and Paravai!  It was to Sangiliar's house that
Siva went as go-between to sort out their family quarrel.  The
songs of  Sundaramurthy come under the seventh book of
Saiva Canons, called Sundaramurthy Tevaram.)

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: Guru Namasivaya's Poems: (15)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 01:43:13 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used spoil marriage proposals of Vivekananda thinking marriage might interfere with his spiritual growth.