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Subramanian.R

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Why need six strengths for puja, bala?
« on: May 21, 2009, 04:41:14 PM »
We have seen how Purandara Dasa said about the six
strengths for puja and why should one waste time on
all these?  Saint Manikkavachagar, says in TirupaLLi
Ezhuchhi, the song that is sung along with Tirvuembavai
in the month of Margasirsha.  He says only your body, and
a good musical instrument is needed, at best. 

He sings:

[In the temple]

People with veena or yazh are singing on the one side.
People say prayers in Rig Veda and Tamil Stotras.
People keep their folded flowerlike hands and pray to you on one side.
People are prostrating, weeping and melting on the one side.
You have also taken charge of me and ruled me,
[who does not do any of these]
O Siva of Tiruperundurai!
O my Master, please wake up and bless us!

Arunachala Siva.