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Song of Muruga's beautiful feet
« on: November 02, 2008, 10:05:36 AM »
I have said that the Feet are the seat of Brahma Jnana, of a Guru.
The feet are glorified by poets and devotees, in case of their gods
and gurus.  Muruganar's Padamalai, is an eulogy of Bhagavan
Ramana's Feet.  Manikkavacahagar has also written about the glory
of Siva's feet, in a number of songs in Tiruvachakam.  Particularly,
the two compositions done by him in Tiruvannamalai, glorify Siva's
feet, generously.

Saint Arunagiri Natha, has composed a long poem called the The
Glory of Beautiful Feet of Muruga, Skanda, and it is called Seer
Pada Vaguppu.  The poem reads like this:

O Muruga!  Your Feet rises from the emrald green ocean, as an
effulgence of a crore of Suns, at the time of beginning of the eon!

They appear in the Hearts of devotees, who meditate on Siva Yoga,
weep and go into a trance!

They go beyond the logicians of various religions, who argue,
it is there, it is not there, it is with form, it is not with form,
and stay in the Hearts of Jnanis to are speechless, losing their
minds and bodies.

They appear in the Hearts of the householders who pray to you
for escaping the samsara of wife, children, kith and kin!

They play on the chest of Uma the peacock of Himayalas, who
is the consort of Siva, wearing, Indian labubnum, Ganga, crescent
moon, in His matted locks!

They get the abulations of devas, who praise you, after they have
escaped the dangerous rule of Surpadma, the demon!

They play on the three worlds, which are crushed by your steps!

They compete with Ganesa* when you ran to cover the three
worlds, in a second to win the mango fruit from Siva!

They walk on the milltet fields, surrounded by tigers, elephants,
deerks and bears and oxen in the dense forests of Vallimalai,
where your consort Valli is guarding the millets from the parrots!

They stay guard for me, when the god of death Yama comes with
his whip riding on an ox!

They vanquish all my enemies, since I am leading a good path in
this life!

They are the summum bonum of all the Siva Jnanis who perform
great tapas!

They appear with your cry of assurance, "Why fear, when I am here!",
when the troubles and miseries burn the life of devotees!

They wear the garlands of various poets who praise you in their
songs as the Final Principle!

They are loved by your uncle Vishnu, who vanquished King Bali,
King Hiranya Kashyap, King Ravana and others.

O Muruga!  You are the one who could annihilate Tarakasura,
the darling child of Abirami, who is also called Vijaya, Tripura,
Abinavi, Uma, Unnamulai, Bhairavi, Madhura Vachani, Bhagavati,
Gowri, Trisuladhari!

Your Feet are in the beginning, the middle and the end of all
Vedas, full of fragrance, the King of the Hills, please show your
beautiful feet to me!         

(My translation of See Pada Vaguppu.)

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Song of Muruga's beautiful feet
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 12:44:52 PM »
Dear Subramanian,
                         "Padam" literally means "source".


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Re: Song of Muruga's beautiful feet
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 01:54:01 PM »
Dear Dr. Raju,

You are right.  Padam means Source and also the feet.  Guru's
Padam is conferer of Brahma Jnana.

Arunachala Siva.