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Maha Sivaratri - 24.02.2013:
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:53:08 AM »
Today is Maha Sivaratri.  The night of Siva.  The God who has no night and day, we
celebrate His day as Siva Ratri.  Today in Sri Ramanasramam there will be special pujas almost every time, that is about 6 times on this day.  In all Siva temples, the day is celebrated with six times abhishekam, alankaram and arti for Siva Linga.

Siva is dancing in the cremation ground, with fire on one hand and hand drum on the other, on the body of the demon.  He applies Vibhuti from the burnt corpse.

Today is the day of completed fasting.  People who cannot fast the whole day takes
gruel etc., on this day.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Maha Sivaratri - 24.02.2013:
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 09:55:01 AM »
Saint Manikkavachagar sings in Koil Tiruppadigam:


தந்ததுன் றன்னைக் கொண்டதென் றன்னைச்
    சங்கரா ஆர்கொலோ சதுரர்
அந்தமொன் றில்லா ஆனந்தம் பெற்றேன்
    யாதுநீ பெற்றதொன் றென்பால்
சிந்தையே கோயில் கொண்டஎம் பெருமான்
    திருப்பெருந் துறையுறை சிவனே
எந்தையே ஈசா உடலிடங் கொண்டாய்
    யான்இதற் கிலன்ஓர்கைம் மாறே. 



It is Yourself You gave to me and received from me,
mine O Sankara !
Who is the cleverer one?
From You I received unending Ananda.
What did You receive from me at all?
My God,
who made my mind Your temple !
O Siva abiding at sacred Perunturai !
O my Father !
O Lord-God !
You abide in my body.
How can I requite You for this?

When Siva is in our mind / heart, where is the question of any sadhana, puja etc.,

Arunachala Siva. 


 
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Re: Maha Sivaratri - 24.02.2013:
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 12:25:29 PM »
Tiru Jnana Sambandhar says in his first Padigam:

தோடுடையசெவி யன்விடையேறியோர் தூவெண்மதிசூடிக்
காடுடையசுட லைப்பொடிபூசியென் னுள்ளங்கவர்கள்வன்
ஏடுடையமல ரான்முனை நாட்பணிந் தேத்தவருள்செய்த
பீடுடையபிர மாபுரமேவிய பெம்மானிவனன்றே.


The Lord has an ear on which a lady's ear-jewel is worn.
He rides on a bull. He having worn a spotlessly pure white crescent moon of a single phase, has  smeared himself with the ash in the cremation ground which has the nature of a forest. The thief who has captivated my mind. This person is really the great one who resides gladly in Sirkazhi, possessing greatness, This is where the Lord bestowed his grace on Brahma, who is seated in a (lotus) flower having petals, who bowed to him and worshiped him, in the distant past.

Here the saint poet says that Siva has stolen his heart. He is staying in the Heart.
If that be the case, where is the question of prayer to Him?  The job is complete
with the Lord staying in the Heart.  That is Mukti. That is the purpose of life.  So,
where is the question of prayers?

Thus the saint poet says that with the Lord staying in the Heart, the Liberation is
achieved which is the purpose of life.

Arunachala Siva.

Notes: [Sirkazhi has twelve name of which Piramapuram is one; as Brahma worshiped the Lord, with his consort, the goddess of learning it got the name of Piramapuram.]
[Piramāpuram: the long letter is used to suit the meter.
The fact that Brahma worshiped the Lord in Sirkazhi is mentioned in other decades of Tiru Jnana Sambandhar. [Many scholars have written elaborate commentaries on this one stanza. The circumstances in which this Padigam was sung is described in detail in Periya Purāṇam, Tiru Jnana Sambandhar Purāṇam, verses 53-80].
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Re: Maha Sivaratri - 24.02.2013:
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 03:07:48 PM »

He is united in body with Her whose words
    Are nectarean like the sugarcane;
    He is a hill of dazzling diamond;
    He wears a wreath of konrai flowers;
    It is He who is the rare Vedas
    And their sextuple Angas;
    He is the bright-rayed Flame of southern Aaroor
    Girt with fragrant groves where bees buzz;
    He is the unwavering lamp of Light,
    The Ens Entium;
    He is of Perumpatra-p-Puliyur.
    Unlived indeed are the days unspent in His praise.           
 
    He is the fruit and the melody of the strummed strings;
    He is the great God that fixed the dart wrought of the celestials
    To His Bow of Mountain and set ablaze the citadels
    Of the gruesome and fearsome Asuras;
    He is the One that ate the venom of the billowy sea;
    He is the great fruit of the renunciants
    Who are unaffected by the oeillades
    Of damsels whose locks are buzzed by bees;
    He is of Perumpatra-p-Puliyur.
    Unlived indeed are the days unspent in His praise.


He is the hoary an abiding Light
    That stood a column of glorious flame
    Beyond the ken of the darkly-bright and red-eyed Maal
    And the one ensconced on the fragrant Lotus;
    He is the Light beautiful that sets at nought
    Bewilderment; He is the Light infinite that abides
    Beyond the extensive earth, the seven worlds,
    The ether and the heavens.
    He is of Perumpatra-p-Puliyur.
    Unlived indeed are the days unspent in His praise.

Sixth Thirumurai
Tirutthaandakam the great 6;7;10