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Tirupalli Ezuchchi - 3
« on: January 07, 2009, 09:39:04 AM »
Saint Manikkavachagar in his Tiruppalli Ezuchchi, third verse describes
the sunrise and the girls singing to Siva for waking up.

The Verse 3 reads as under:

The (dark) cockoos are cooing.  The (the black-red) cocks are crowing.   
The (red-white) starks are croaking. The(white)  conchshells in the temple are blowing.  The stars in the sky are losing their lustre.
The Sun is rising, with great light.  O Lord, please grace us by waking
up and showing your golden feet, that wear the anklets.  O Lord
of Tiru Perundurai, who cannot be seen by anyone, but, who is easy
for us to behold!  O our Master, please wake up!

In this song, Saint Manikkavachagar while describing the birds and
the conchshells, alliterates the three gunas of the individual souls.
The tamas, the fully black guna, gives rise to tamas-rajas guna,
which is black and red.  This gives rise to rajas-sattva guna, which
is red-white in colour.  This becomes sutta sattava at the end, which
is fully white.  These are described by the cuckoos, the cocks, the starks and the conchshells.

Arunachala Siva.