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Sivananda Lahari
« on: December 09, 2008, 03:43:47 PM »
The Verse 73 of Sivananda Lahari, speaks about the glory of Siva's
lotus feet.

O my good intellect!  Adore the feet, that was sought by Vishnu,
with the consorts of Sridevi and Bhoodevi, and who took a form
of wild boar to dig the ground to find.  The feet from which grows
the priceless herbs of liberation. That Paramesvara's  feet, you seek,
and get them with love and adoration and poojas.  What greater thing,
you can seek in this world?

(In Tiruvachakam, Manikkavachagar also glorifies Siva's feet in many
many songs, like Sivapuranam, Tiruvembavai and such.)

In the Verse 82, Sankara speaks about the glory of Vishnu, who is none
other than Uma.

O Who is greater than Vishnu, in respect of devotion to you?  He became
an arrow when you started for Tripura Samhara.  He became Nandi, the
Bull, for Siva's travel anywhere.  He became Siva's favourite girl friend,
as Mohini, at the time of churning the milky ocean.  He became a
player of drums, in His Cosmic Dance.  He became a wild boar to seek
His feet in Arunachala.  He offered one of his eyes, when one lotus was
less, when he wanted to do offerings to Siva, with a thousand lotuses.
He thus became Parvati, concorporate of Siva.  He became Harihara,
in Sabarimala.  What greater devotion one can have for Siva, than

(Manikkavachagar also speaks of Vishnu, giving his eye, as lotus,
in Tiruvachakam.)

(Source: Sivananda Lahari. Sanskrit-Tamil.  Sri Ramakrishna Math.  Chennai.  Translation and Prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.