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Subramanian.R

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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2012, 07:13:15 PM »
Dear atmavichar 100,

Yes. You have mentioned it beforehand. I forgot, and when I saw the e magazine of the Asramam today, I felt like
telling the information as found there.

Incidentally, the spiritual songs  rendered in Karnatic raga Mega Raga KuRinchi are said to bring rains. Five years back,
when there was drought in Karnataka, the govt. invited 100 musicians and requested them to sing songs on this
raga, at Talakaveri , the birth place of Kaveri in Kudagu district and it rained!

Similarly Andal's beautiful verse, in Tiruppavai, the song starting as, Azhimazhai kaNNA onRu nee kaikaravel..... is
said to bring rains!

Arunachala Siva.
 

       

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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2012, 07:21:35 PM »
Dear atmavichar 100,

The meaning in English of this verse of Andal is as under:

 4. Rain dear to Andal--exposition of Vishistadvaita
    
        
 Oh! Rain! Gracious alike ocean, pupil of my eye;
       Thou shalt never flout this attitude
    Enter sea, emerge replete, ascend a mass dark in space;
       Colour a la form of Lord Eternal, Let lightning flash
    Thunder shoot as wheel and dextrogyral
       In the hands of Padmanabha, His arms a fortitude;
    Brook no delay, force a cloud burst;
       Pour down as would darts from Sarnga lash
       To facilitate life on earth bright;
       And the Margali bath to our  delight;
       Listen and consider, our damsel.
 
Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2012, 07:51:47 PM »
Dear atmavichar100,

The Tamizh original verse of Andal is as under:


ஆழி மழைக் கண்ணா ஒன்று நீ கைகரவேல்,
ஆழியுள் புக்கு முகந்து கொடார்த்தேறி
'ஊழி முதல்வன் உருவம் போல் மெய் கருத்து
பாழியம் தோலுடைய பத்மநாபன் கையில்
ஆழி போல் மின்னி வலம்புரி போல் நின்றதிர்ந்த
தாழாதே உலகினில் பெய்திடாய் நாங்களும்
மார்கழி நீராட மகிழ்ந்தேலோ ரெம்பாவாய்

The meaning is of course is there in my earlier post.

I should thank Ravi for teaching me the Tamizh verses copying and pasting!

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2012, 09:36:18 PM »
Subramaniam Sir

Thanks for the inputs about invoking rain God in various Classical songs and ragas in our culture . Even the daily sandhya vandanam has one mantra chanted in evening "Imam me varuna srudhi havam. adya cha mridaya.." i.e invoking God Varuna - the rain God . This was highlighted by Sringeri Guru Maha Sannidhanam Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarswathi when some one asked him which Mantra to chant to invoke the rain God and he said if he did Sandhya Vandanam properly that is itself enough and pointed out this mantra .
However I feel many great Mahatmas in our Land have given beautiful hyms , songs , ragas to invoke rain God and we must make best use of it .
I feel it would be better if we can start a separate thread where Mantras , Hymns ,Ragas invoking Rain God can be shared . Few weeks back my family Vadhiyar showed me a list of shlokas from Narayaneeyam to invoke rain Gods .I will see if I can get it from him  and share the same here
Om Peace  .
Om Peace .
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2012, 11:54:29 AM »
Dear atmavichar100,

Yes. There are several mantras for invoking Rain god.  The gayatri mantra prays to Rain God, Yama and others. It is full
of hidden meanings.

In Sri Narayaneeyam, also there are hidden mantras and stories that discretely tell the effects of such happenings. In the earlier
chapter explaining Sri Krishna's birth at midnight, it was raining and the Yamuna was in floods. I think this chapter gives rains.
Similarly, Krishna, as a young boy raised the govardhan hill to protect the gopas and gopikas and the cows, (Varuna was
causing torrential rains),  The chapter describing this confers a  sure benefit to stop the rains, if they start causing floods.
       
Sri Soundarya Lahari too, there are slokas each one of which, confer some benefits.

Arunachala Siva.   
 

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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 09:54:37 PM »
sir,

They say raag amritha varshini brings rain. Same way in hidusthani they sing meg malhar... but now a days, even rain god does not like these raag I think. 


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Re: Thiruvachagam Complete Parayana on Sun 2 Sept 2012 at Chennai
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 04:22:28 PM »
Dear ramanaduli,

Perhaps we lack the bhava and sraddha in chanting these ragas and that is why rains do not come.

Arunachala Siva.