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ramanaduli

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Trilinga desam
« on: September 16, 2010, 12:23:41 AM »
Once upon a time Andhra province was described as the territory between Kalahasthi in the South, Srisailam in the West and Kotilinga Kshethram in the North. Since the territory of the Telugu speaking people was described with in the boundaries of these three linga temples, Thrilinga, those people were known as people from the Thrilinga desam and later it was corrupted to Telugu Desam.   The Telugu language gives prominence to Shiva and unlike in other parts of India, the Telugu children start their Vidyabhiyasam, by reciting the Shivapanchaksharam  which is an invocation to Lord Shiva.

Another peculiarity of the Andhra lipi, is unlike the Tamil lipi, the curvatures of the letters are towards the Vamabhagam or the left.  And since Parasakthi is on the left side of Parameshwara, the letters used in the Srichakram for Parasakthi is always in Telugu.

We may have come across a word in Sanskrit "Akshamalai".  It has nothing to do with eyes, a general mis-conception by the so called western scholars in Indian Languages.  Because Aksha also  denotes the eyes.    Sanskrit has 50 letters starting from A (aa) to Ksha.  Something like A to Z in English; from beginning to end or in Sanskrit A-kaarathi Ksha-kaarantham. Most Rudraksha malas for meditation are made of 50 rudraksha beads, with a big rudraksha bead as the fifty-first one, known as the Meru.

People who use the rudraksha beads to count the number of times they have recited the Mantra, would count from meru to meru and without crossing the meru would reverse the rotation ending in a hundred time ( Avarthi)  repetition of the Mantras.

The sanskrit  word  'Pravalam' is the Tamil 'Pavazham', 'Pakatalu' in Telugu and 'Havala' in Kannada.   This is what I would call the genius of the language - Jagatguru Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedatheeswara Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal.  - Voice of God - Vol II compiled by R. Ganapathi from the Swamiji's discourses.

.....from sulekha.com  Forums.

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Re: Trilinga desam
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 01:54:38 AM »
Ramanaduli garu,

very nice to see some history behind andhra and telugu language.

Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami in his discourse of "Taittiriya Upanishad Siksha Valli" tells the importance and history of telugu language.

Appaya Dikshutulu famous tamil poet has praised a lot on telugu and its language.He said it would have been good if he were born in andhra pradesh.

Anyways ramanaduli garu we all should save our culture and our indian languages else there is danger that they may become extinct.

I always admire tamilians for their great love of their mother tongue.

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Re: Trilinga desam
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 05:05:05 AM »
Dear Prasanth ji,

The great tamil poet and freedom fighter Maha kavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar told, Sundra Thelingil pattu amaithu..
He says Telugu language is sundaram. They say telugu is like honey. Each language is its own pride and goodness.
From this article I came to know how andhra came to telugu desam and the language is called telugu.


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Re: Trilinga desam
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 09:44:39 AM »


Dear ramanaduli,

Very useful and informative post.  Once a gentleman explained
to me as to why in Sri Chakram, the letters [bhija mantras] are
inscribed in Telugu.  He said that in Telugu, the letters are curved
left, and so it implies Devi, the consort of Siva on his left.  So
it is quite special to make Sri Chakram in copper or gold plate and
inscribe the letters [bhija mantras] in Telugu.

The Mother is called Sivaa or Sivai.  Sri Lalita Sahasranamam ends
as Sri Sivaa Sivaakya rupini, Sri Lalitambika.


Arunachala Siva.