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Re: Kunchitanghri Sthavam - Umapati Sivam
« Reply #90 on: January 19, 2014, 08:43:56 AM »
Umapati Sivam in his Kunchitanghri Sthavam  describes the paraphernalia of the temple with a multitude of rituals.

They, the pure, worship Him with incense,
then with the lamps --

the snake lamp, the man/animal lamp,
the bull lamp, the pot lamp,
the lamp with five wicks,
the fire sacrifice-lamp,
the star-lamp, the camphor lamp;

and with ash, with fan,
with excellent white umbrella
and chowry; with mirror,
with flowers sanctified with mantras;
with the camphor-topped lamp.

Quickly they abandon ignorance
and see Him clearly everyday.
Him Whose foot is curved,
I worship.
I pray to Him.

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Kunchitanghri Sthavam - Umapati Sivam
« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2014, 08:35:20 AM »
Umapati Sivam in Kunchitanghri Sthavam speaks of all the good things he could find, and showered them over the curved
foot of Siva. It is only fitting to conclude with Umapati's own words this presentation of the Dance of Siva of which he is
the source.

Listening, constantly listening
with full attention to His pure deeds,
drinking, constantly drinking with my tongue
the wine of His lotus feet in the Sabha,

remembering, constantly remembering
Him the Lord in my heart,

seeing constantly seeing
Him, Who is the culmination of the Vedas,
Who, being pleased is the giver of enjoyment and salvation,

I am enlightened by His great eye of wisdom.
Him Whose foot is curved,
I worship. 

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Those mortals who read everyday
this hymn, the product of my eloquence,
I who am Umapati,
in praise of Sambhu
Who performs the Dance of supreme bliss in the Hall of Consciousness,
will first win all they desire in the world,
son, wife, and so on,
and at the end for sure
His foot, the state called Pure Consciousness.

I, Umapati Sivam, by name,
in the forest dwelling stage of life,
when I'd uttered
this royal hymn of praise of the blessed curved foot
in three hundred and thirteen verses,
saw with my very own eyes
the Dance of the Lord of the Hall.

(Kunchitganghri Sthavm - select verses - conluded.)

Arunachala Siva.