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Subramanian.R

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Stray Tamil verses - 1
« on: May 24, 2009, 11:29:36 AM »
I shall continue with stray Tamil verses.  Most of us know
Guru Namasivaya who was the disciple of Guhai Namasivaya.
Both Guru Namasivaya and Guhai Namasivaya were living in
Arunachala and has sung many songs on Arunachaleswarar.
These have been published by Sri Ramanasramam.

Guru Namasivaya has also sung some stray verses.  He once
went to Chidambaram to have darshan of the Dancing God
of Golden Court, Nataraja in Chidambaram.  Upon seeing Nataraja he sang:

O Siva who gives boons to devotees everyday without fail,
I shall make one request to you.  You are ever dancing keeping your gunchitapatam, raised.  While your left foot is ever raised, to protect the devotees, your right foot is ever stamping on
Apasmara, Muyalakan, the demon.  Are you not getting tired like this, for ever keeping one raised foot and keeping the other foot stamping on the demon?  Why not you stop and take rest for some time?

The perennial dance, Anavarata Tandavam can never stop.
If it stops, the universe will cease to exist, with everything
becoming a cosmic dust.  And a new kalpa has to start.  Even
though the illustrious poet knows this, he sang out of compassion for the restless Siva.  The ever dancing Siva, is
Achala in Tiruvannamalai and the Mother who was watching His dance in Chidambaram, has merged into Him, as Ardhanari, in Tiruvannamalai.  See Bhagavan Ramana's Navamani Malai
verse 1.

"The Non-moving Siva dances [moves] in Chidambaram in his
cosmic dance, while Achala, the Mother, Sivakamavalli is watching. He is Achalan, the Non moving with Mother, Achalai. merging into Him and that is Arunachala, please understand!" 

Arunachala Siva.