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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #180 on: June 05, 2015, 09:16:24 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tirup Paraithurai. This is on 1.135
of Saiva Canon.

The temple is near Tiruchirapalli. One can reach by train from Tiruchirapalli Junction,
by boarding a Karur/Erode bound passenger train and get down at this station. One
can also go by bus from Tiruchirapalli.

Siva - Paraithurai Nathar.

Uma - Mayilammai.

Holy tree - Parai.

Holy tirtham -  Kaveri.

This place is also famous for Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, founded by Swami
Chidbavananda, former monk of Sri Ramakrishna Order. The organization
has published good many books in Tamizh, viz., Bhagavad Gita - commentary,
Tiruvachakam - meaning, Swami Tayumanavar - complete verses.

நீறுசேர்வதொர் மேனியர்நேரிழை
கூறுசேர்வதொர் கோலமாய்ப்
பாறுசேர்தலைக் கையர்பராய்த்துறை
ஆறுசேர்சடை அண்ணலே.

He has got a form where He applies Vibhuti.  He is concorporate with the
goddess on His left.  He has alms bowl which is the human skull.  He with
Ganga on His matted locks, stays here in Tirup paraithurai.


Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #181 on: June 05, 2015, 09:32:07 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Dharmapuram. This is in 1.136 of Saiva Canon.

The temple is in Puducherry Union Territory, near Karaikkal. One can reach
by bus to Karaikkal, either from Chidambaram or Mayuram.

The place is the head quarters of Dharnmapura Saiva Adheenam, a
Saiva Siddhanta Math.

This is the place where the vilolin (yazh) player, Tiru Neelakanta Yazhpanar,
who accompanied Tiru Jnana Sambandhar, playing Yazh for the saint's songs.
When Yazhpanar heard some people saying, 'it is due to the player's music,
that Sambandha's songs have become melodious', he felt bad and reported
this to Sambandhar, who said, 'I know you and let people say anything.'
Then Yazhpanar requested Sambandhar to compose a Padigam, the playing
of which in Yazh, would break its strings!  Accordingly Sambandhar sang
this Padigam and the instrument got broken, while playing the music!
Hence it is called Yazhmuri Padigam, the Padigam which will break Yazh! 

Tiru Neelakanta Yazhpanar accompanied Tiru Jnana Sambandhar in
all his visits to various temples and attended the latter's wedding and also merged
with others in the flame in Tiru Nallur Perumanam!  Yesterday was
also his Guru Puja, (04.06.2015)

Siva - Yaazhmuri Nathar.

Uma - Amrithavalli Ammai.

Holy tree - Bhilva tree.

Holy tirtham - Dharma Tirtham.

மாதர் மடப்பிடி யும்மட வன்னமு மன்னதோர்
நடை யுடைம் மலை மகள் துணையென மகிழ்வர்
பூதவி னப்படை நின்றிசை பாடவு மாடுவர்
அவர் படர் சடை நெடு முடியதொர் புனலர்
வேதமொ டேழிசை பாடுவ ராழ்கடல் வெண்டிரை
இரைந் நுரை கரை பொரு துவிம்மி நின்றயலே
தாதவிழ் புன்னை தயங்கு மலர்ச்சிறை வண்டறை
எழில் பொழில் குயில் பயில் தருமபு ரம்பதியே.

His consort is the daughter of the Mountain, Himavan, and she has got a
walking strait like a young female elephant or a swan. He dances to the music
of bhootas. He has the waters of Ganga on His long matted locks. He also
chants Vedas and sings the seven notes of music. He is in Dharmapuram,
near which the sea roars, with white and foamy waves.  There the punnai trees
sheds flowers and these drop their pollen, with bees swarming around them
and koel birds crowding the gardens.

With this Padigam, we complete the Canon 1 of Jnana Sambandhar.

Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #182 on: June 05, 2015, 10:26:40 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiru Puntharai. This is another name for
Sirkazhi. This Padigam is in 2.01 of Saiva Canon.

The location of the temple, names of Siva and Uma, the holy tree and the holy
tirtham, -- all these have been given in the first Padigam on Sirkazhi, Canon 1, see
elsewhere in this serial posts.   


செந்நெ லங்கழ னிப்பழ னத்தய லேசெழும்
புன்னை வெண்கிழி யிற்பவ ளம்புரை பூந்தராய்த்
துன்னி நல்லிமை யோர்முடி தோய்கழ லீர்சொலீர்
பின்னு செஞ்சடை யிற்பிறை பாம்புடன் வைத்ததே.

This Puntharai (Sirkazhi) is having fertile red paddy fields, near which punnai
tree grows in large numbers. and sheds their red flowers, which on water
appears as coral gems on a whit cloth. He is the Lord, to whose feet the devas prostrate, with their crowns touching His toes. O Lord, please tell us why you have kept the crescent moon and its enemy, the serpents together on your red matted locks?

This Padigam and the following three padigam-s, in each verse there is a question.
There is some siddhantic meaning for this. I am giving an English version of this
separately.


Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #183 on: June 05, 2015, 12:03:09 PM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiru Valanchuzhi.  This in 2.02 of Saiva
Canon.

Tiruvalanchuzhi is quite close to Kumbakonam.  One can go by bus to the town
bus Kumbakonam - Swamimalai, and from Swamimalai, one has to walk or go by bullock cart to this temple. Valanchuzhi means 'turning right' - Kaveri river turns
right i.e towards South and runs to reach the coast near Mayiladuthurai.

Siva -  Karpaga Nathar.

Uma - Periya Nayaki.

Holy tree - Bhilwa tree.

Holy waters - Kaveri, Arasalaru, a branch of Kaveri.

There is a separate shrine for Ganapati in the front compound of the temple.
This shrine has a Ganapati idol made of sea foam.  The idol is quite small,
like Thiraikonda Vinayakar in Arunachleswara temple.  In order to protect
the idol from winds, particularly sea winds (the sea is only 15 km. away),
a stone door has been built in the front of the idol. The stone has a number
of small holes made in the door! The devotees have to pray to Ganapati through
this door only. Even the priests do not enter, but only Arti from outside.

The window is a sculptural marvel! Once in a while, the priests go in and
apply a gum like thing so that the idol will not erode.

In the ancient times, the Sthapathis will take an undertaking from their employers,
that they (Sthapathis) will not be required to build a stone door like the one of
Tiru Valanchuzhi, or a 'kodunkai' - a stone pillar with a semicircular bend at the
top as in Tiruvarur temple or a prahaaram - outer circular path - as in Rameswaram
temple, because these three are the most difficult ones to build/sculpt

விண்டெ லாமல ரவ்விரை நாறுதண் டேன்விம்மி
வண்டெ லாம்நசை யாலிசை பாடும் வலஞ்சுழித்
தொண்டெ லாம்பர வுஞ்சுடர் போலொளி யீர்சொலீர்
பண்டெ லாம்பலி தேர்ந்தொலி பாடல் பயின்றதே.

In the gardens of this place, the flowers are full with honey drops. The
bees swarm around them. He is in that Valanchuzhi, where the devotees
go and chant the glory of Siva. O the Effulgent One! Tell me, why after
listening to such blissful Vedic chants, you go for bhiksha, singing Vedic hymns?

Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #184 on: June 06, 2015, 07:40:14 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiru Thelicheri.  This in 2.03 of Saiva Canon.

The temple is quite close to Karaikkal town, in Puducheri Union Territory.
One can go by bus from Karaikkal town.

Siva - Parvathi Nathar.

Uma - Sakti amma.

Holy tree - Bhilva tree.

Holy tirtham - Parvathi tirtham.




பூவ லர்ந்தன கொண்டுமுப் போதுமும் பொற்கழல்
தேவர் வந்து வணங்கு மிகுதெளிச் சேரியீர்
மேவ ருந்தொழி லாளொடு கேழற்பின் வேடனாம்
பாவ கங்கொடு நின்றது போலுநும் பான்மையே.

The devas come during all the three times of each day and pray to your
golden feet with fresh flowers. O Lord of Thelicheri! Why did you go behind,
with your wife accompanying, the pig, as a hunter* (Devi as a huntress). What
for was it?

(*  In the case of Siva's fight with Arjuna, over a pig both had chased.)

Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #185 on: June 06, 2015, 08:00:31 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiruvanmiyur.  This is in 2.04 of Saiva Canon.

The temple is in Chennai Corporation, near the sea shore. Sage Valmiki is
said to have prayed to Siva in the temple here.

Siva - Maruntheeswarar. / Palvanna Nathar

Uma - Chokka Nayaki.

Holy Tree - Vanni tree.

Holy tirtham - Papa nasini


கரையு லாங்கட லிற்பொலி சங்கம்வெள் ளிப்பிவன்
திரையு லாங்கழி மீனுக ளுந்திரு வான்மியூர்
உரையெ லாம்பொரு ளாயுல காளுடை யீர்சொலீர்
வரையு லாமட மாதுட னாகிய மாண்பதே.

You are in Tiruvanmiyur, near which the sea throws out conch shells, that
appear like silver. There is also fish for the fishermen, who go to the sea.
O Lord! Who speaks every word full of meaning, tell me you have the lady Uma
on your form?

Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #186 on: June 06, 2015, 08:26:56 AM »
The following verse and Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar ion Siva in the temple of Tiru Anekathangavadam.  This is in
2.05 of Saiva Canon.

The temple is on the way to Kedarnath, via Hardwar, in Uttaranchal.

Siva - Anekatangavada Nathar.

Uma - Manonmani.

Holy tree - --

Holy tirtham - Gowri Kundam, a hot water spring.\

செம்பி னாருமதில் மூன்றெரி யச்சின வாயதோர்
அம்பி னாலெய்தருள் வில்லி யனேகதங் காவதங்
கொம்பின் நேரிடை யாளொடுங் கூடிக்கொல் லேறுடை
நம்பன் நாமநவி லாதன நாவென லாகுமே.

He vanquished the three walled Tripura with a single arrow, the great bowman!
He stays in Anekathangavadam, with His ladty with bamboo like slender waist.
He with the bull as His vehicle, how can we say there could be a tongue which
has no uttered His name?


Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #187 on: June 06, 2015, 09:41:49 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung in Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiruvaiyaru.  This in 2.06 of Saiva Canon.

The location of the temple, names of Siva and Uma, the holy tree, the holy
tirtham -- all these details have been given in the first Padigam of Tiruvaiyaru,
elsewhere in this serial post.


தன்மை யாரும் அறிவாரில்லை தாம்பிறர் எள்கவே
பின்னு முன்னுஞ் சிலபேய்க் கணஞ்சூழத் திரிதர்வர்
துன்ன ஆடை யுடுப்பர் சுடலைப்பொடிப் பூசுவர்
அன்னம் ஆலுந் துறையானும் ஐயாறுடை ஐயனே.

No one knows His real nature. With others making fun of Him. He would dance
with some ghosts surrounding Him. He wears a torn koupina. He will wear the
ashes in cremation ground, as holy ashes. He is in Tiruvaiyaru, where there are
swans and banyan trees near the ponds and the five rivers

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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #188 on: June 07, 2015, 10:16:05 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiruvanchiyam.  This is in 2.07 of Saiva Canon.

The temple is near Nannilam, in Tiruvarur district.  One can reach the temple by
bus from Nannilam or Tiruvarur.



Siva - Vanchinathar.

Uma - Vaazhavantha Nayaki.

Holy tree - Sandal tree.

Holy tirtham - Gupta Ganga, a tank.


வன்னி கொன்றை மதமத்தம் எருக்கொடு கூவிளம்
பொன்னி யன்ற சடையிற் பொலிவித்த புராணனார்
தென்ன வென்றுவரி வண்டிசை செய்திரு வாஞ்சியம்
என்னை யாளுடை யானிட மாகவு கந்ததே.

He is the Ancient wearing vanni leaves, konrai flowers, unmatham flowers,
cactus flowers and Bhilva leaves. He, in His golden matted locks, wears these
flowers and shines.  The bees swarm around His matted locks and this is Tiruvanchiyam, my Master has chosen to stay.

Arunachala Siva.
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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #189 on: June 07, 2015, 10:39:31 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiru Chikkal. This is in 2.08 of Saiva Canon.

Tiru Chikkal or Chikkal is near Nagapattinam. It is in Nagap Pattinam district.
One can reach by bus from Nagap Pattinam or Tiruvarur.

Siva - Navaneetha Nathar. / Vennaip Peruman.

Uma -  Vel Nedum Kanni.

Holy tree - Jasmine tree.

Holy tirtham - Vishnu Pushharani.

வானுலா வுமதி வந்துல வும்மதின் மாளிகை
தேனுலா வுமலர்ச் சோலைமல் குந்திகழ் சிக்கலுள்
வேனல்வே ளைவிழித் திட்டவெண் ணெய்ப்பெரு மானடி
ஞானமா கநினை வார்வினை யாயின நையுமே.

This town has got tall palace walls, to which the Moon comes and rests.
It has also got orchards and gardens where the flowers brim with honey.
It is the Chikkal, where the Vennaip Peruman (Navaneetha Nathar) stays
and He has seen Manmatha with His third eye and burnt him. Those who
remember Him as Jnanam, the Way to Truth, shall have their karma fruits
wither away.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #190 on: June 07, 2015, 11:13:12 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tirumazhapadi.  It is in 2.09 of Saiva Canon.

Tirumazhapadi is in Ariylur taluk, in Perambalur district.  One can reach by bus,
either from Tiruvarur, Ariyalur or Tiruvaiyaru.

Siva - Vajra sthambeswarar.

Uma -  Azhagamma.

Holy tree - Palm Tree.

Holy tirtham - Kollidam river, a  major branch of Kaveri.


களையும் வல்வினை யஞ்சல்நெஞ் சேகரு தார்புரம்
உளையும் பூசல்செய் தானுயர் மால்வரை நல்விலா
வளைய வெஞ்சரம் வாங்கியெய் தான்மதுத் தும்பிவண்
டளையுங் கொன்றையந் தார்மழ பாடியுள் அண்ணலே


O mind! Do not worry who will remove my karma fruits!  He is there
but He burnt Tripura, whose demons did not think of Him. He sent the
arrow, with the Meru as bow to vanquish them. He is also in Tirumazhapadi,
where the bees swarm around the konrai flowers of His garland.

Arunahala Siva.
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« Reply #191 on: June 07, 2015, 11:23:23 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tirumangala kudi. It is in 2.10 of Saiva Canon.

It is in Kumbakonam taluk, Thanjavur district.  One can reach by bus from
Kumbakonam.   

Siva - Prana Natheswarar.

Uma - Mangala Nayaki.

Holy tree - Kongilavu Tree.

Holy tirtham - Surya Tirtham, Chandra Tirtham, Mangala tirtham.

சீரி னார்மணி யும்மகில் சந்துஞ் செறிவரை
வாரி நீர்வரு பொன்னி வடமங்க லக்குடி
நீரின் மாமுனி வன்நெடுங் கைகொடு நீர்தனைப்
பூரித் தாட்டியர்ச் சிக்கஇ ருந்த புராணனே.

It is on the northern side of Kaveri, where the river brings forth gems, sandal trees,
and ahil trees.  He is in this Vadamangakakud, where a rishi* with his long hands
took the Kaveri water and did abhishekam to Siva lingam in the temple.


(* not known who he is)

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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #192 on: June 07, 2015, 12:11:11 PM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana
Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of of Sirkazhi. This in 2.11 bof Saiva Canon.


The location of the temple and the names of Siva and Uma, the holy tree, the holy tirtham -- all these details have been given in the first Padigam on Sirkazhi elsewhere
in this serial post.

நம்மான மாற்றி நமக்கரு ளாய்நின்ற
பெம்மானைப் பேயுடன் ஆடல் புரிந்தானை
அம்மானை அந்தணர் சேரு மணிகாழி
எம்மானை ஏத்தவல் லார்க்கிட ரில்லையே.

He showed us grace, by changing our fate and karma fruits. He is the Master,
who dances with ghosts (in the cremation ground). He is the Father, who stays
in Sirkazhi, where the brahmins join to pray to and praise Him. Those who prey
to Him, has no miseries in the life.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #193 on: June 08, 2015, 09:53:41 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed and sung by Tiru Jnana Samandhar in 2.12. of Saiva Canon.

The location of the temple and the names of Siva and Uma, the holy tree, the holy tirtham have been already given in
the first Padigam on Tiruk kacchi Ekambam, Kanchipuram.

 

மறையானை மாசிலாப் புன்சடை மல்குவெண்
பிறையானைப் பெண்ணொடா ணாகிய பெம்மானை
இறையானை யேர்கொள்கச் சித்திரு வேகம்பத்
துறைவானை யல்லதுள் காதென துள்ளமே.

He is the one who chants the Vedas, He is the One who has got the blemish less matted locks, where the crescent moon
shines and He is the woman and also the man, my Master. He is the Lord of Kacchi Ekambam, Kanchipuram  and He alone
is ever in my Heart, and no one is in my Heart.

Arunachala Siva,

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Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« Reply #194 on: June 08, 2015, 11:34:05 AM »
The following verse and the Padigam has been composed by Tiru Jnana Sambandhar on Siva in the temple of Tiruk Kozhambam.
This is in 2.13. of Saiva Canon.

The temple is in Tiruvidai Maruthur taluk, Thanjavur district, near Narasingan Pettai.  One can reach by bus from Thanjavur
on by train by getting down at Narasingan Pettai  station, and going by auto to the temple - 2 kms.

Siva - Kokileswra Nathar.

Uma - Soundara Nayaki.

Holy tree - Bhllva tree.

Holy tirtham - Madhu tirtham.   


நீற்றானை நீள்சடை மேல்நிறை வுள்ளதோர்
ஆற்றானை அழகமர் மென்முலை யாளையோர்
கூற்றானைக் குளிர்பொழிற் கோழம்பம் மேவிய
ஏற்றானை யேத்துமின் நும்மிடர் ஏகவே.

He is adorning white Vibhuti. On His crown is the Ganga. He is beautiful, having the beautiful tender breasted wife,
on His left of the form. He is in Kozhambam with cool paddy fields. Praise Him and pray to Him to have your miseries
in life snapped.

Arunachala Siva. 

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