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Siva, why not you reduce the load on your head?
« on: March 26, 2009, 11:29:09 AM »
There was one Chokkanatha, a poet in Sirkazhi.  He was suffering
from acute poverty and his daughter was also meditating on Siva
for marrying her!  Oneday he came to Siva temple of Sirkazhi and
prayed to Siva, Brahmapuriswarar in Sirkazhi:

O Siva!  The loads on your head are too much.  That is why, you
are irritated and you do not look at our miseries.  Why not you
give the Arugu grass on your head to the deer on your hand?
The deer shall eat the grass and both would leave you!  Why not
you give to the serpent on your head, your crescent moon?  The
serpent would also eat the moon and both would leave you.  Thus
the loads on your head would get reduced.  With less irritation,
you can come to me and give me riches and also marry my daughter,
who has become lean as a bamboo, due to misery of love!

(Sources: Stray verses in Tamil, K. Subramania Pillai.)

Arunachala Siva.