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Subramanian.R

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Suruttapalli Siva
« on: May 31, 2009, 10:49:09 AM »
There is a small town called Suruttapalli, near Kanchipuram.
There is a Siva temple there.  Here Siva is in a different form,
which is rare.  Here He is lying like Mahavishnu, on the laps
of Uma.  The Puranic story goes that after consuming halahala
poison, Siva became tired and was resting, keeping his head
on the laps of Uma.  This Siva temple also follows some
different procedure.  They place shadari [paduka] on your
head and give you only spoons of water.  No vibhuti.  No
breaking of coconuts.

This Siva temple was renovated some years back, by Kanchi
Kamakoti Math.  When Kanchi Sri Chandrasekhara went to
that temple, he composed a Sanskrit verse:  "O Father!
Please take rest.  You have done something which even
Vishnu could not do.  You have driven out the fears of devas
about the poison.  Please wake up early and bless us all."

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Suruttapalli Siva
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 07:47:43 AM »
Dear sir,

Adi sankara sings the glory of Uma. Due to Uma her husband is saved. It comes in sowdharyalahari.  He says "Thatanka mahima".
There is another story also. Some poet was asked to sing on the glory of the king pallavan. He said he would not sing except the Lord.
King became angry and asked the poet to leave his village. When lord's devotee was leaving the town, the Lord also collected his bed
and came along with his devotee (poet). IN TAMIL THEY SAY, PAIYAI (MAT) CHURUTIYADAL  it is called churuttapalli.



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Re: Suruttapalli Siva
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 11:30:13 AM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

Yes. This is a story from Sri Vaishnava devotees.  There
was one devotee by name Kani KaNNan.  He was in
Kanchipuram.  The Pallava King wanted him to write a
poem on him.  Kani KaNNan said that he would not sing
on any mortals but only on Narayana.  [Remember Muruganar
refused to write anything other than Bhagavan Ramana after
he became His devotee].  The king wanted him to out of
Kanchipuram.  The devotee Kani KaNNan told Narayana
who was lying on Adisesha also to go with him.  Narayana
also left Kanchipuraam, fold his mat [Adisesha]!  The devotee
and Narayana stayed for one day in a near by village called
Or-Irukkai [one day seat!].  The king came to the devotee
and prostrated before him, requesting him to come back.  Kani KaNNan composed another song asking Narayana to fold back
his mat and come back with him.  Narayna promptly agreed!
This story comes in Kanchi Puranam.

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Suruttapalli Siva
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 03:33:59 PM »
Dear sir.

Thank you very much. Long time back I read so I could not recollect the names of the Bhakta.
It takes so many births to become a good bhakta. After that everything is over. God becomes adiyarkku adiyen and listens every thing. I remember
Bharathiyar song. Engirudo vandhan iddaichadhi nan enran... God does all the work for the sake of His devotee.


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Re: Suruttapalli Siva
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 04:51:22 PM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

Yes.  God always likes a person who is devoted to His
devotees.  Many saints in Periya Puranam, [e.g. Appoothi
Adigal] prayed only to Siva's devotees, like Tiru Navukkarasar.
Yazhapanar, a low caste violinist prayed only to Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar and played his violin only for his songs.  Bhagavan
Ramana says in Verse 104 of Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai:

Let me be a devotee of the devotees of the devotees,
who listen to Your name with love!
Please bless so, O Arunachala!

Arunachala Siva.