Sunday, 31 May 2015

Easy apartment kolam

Three easy apartment kolams are shown in the video.Watch the video & try this one.

Karaikkal ammaiar

Of  the 63  saiva  Nayanmars who spread Bhakthi culture in South India ,three were women.Punithavathi (Karaikal ammaiar),Mangaiyarkarasi(Queen of Pandia  King from  Madurai ) &Thilagavathi ammaiar - elder sister of  Thiunavukkarasar orஅப்பர். Punithavathi lived during 6th century  AC.She was born in a rich business family in coastal town of Karaikkal .From her childhood on wards she was a great devotee of God Shiva.She was married to a trader named Paramadattan of  a near by  coastal town  Nagapattinam.She was a well cultured housewife ,looked after her husband.She also used to offer free food to devotees of Shiva.One day his husband sent two mango fruits to Punithavathi, which he got from his friend.She kept one mango for her husband & gave another one to a  Shiva devotee.During lunch time,she served the mango fruit to her husband.He asked for another one.Now Punithavathi went inside Pooja room & prayed to Shiva to save her from the delicate situation.A mango fruit appeared in her hand.A relieved Punithavathi gave it to her husband.After eating it,  he felt  that the mango was most delicious & asked whether  it was sent by him.Now  Punithavathi, told that  she  already  gave one to  devotee, the second one consumed by him where as the third one she received from God Shiva Himself.Unable to believe this , he asked for another mango .Anther mango appeared in her hand.Now Paramadattan realised that she was a true devotee of God Shiva & afraid of  living with her .He switched over to Madurai & married  another woman.When she learnt that, she was upset so much.She was young then.She prayed to God Shiva to give her a devilish attire which was granted.She wished to visit Mount Kailash.She began to walk upside down & began to climb  as she considered Mount Kailash as Shiva's holi abode. Seeing her devotion  to Him ,Lord Shiva called  her,"mother".She prayed to God Shiva that she wished to witness His aanantha thandavam - Cosmic dance  & to remain by the side of his foot  ever.Shiva  accepted  her request & directed her to reach Thiruvalangadu  where he has been performing cosmic dance watched by Karaikkal ammaiar even today.She has composed devotional songs  God Shiva which is included in "Panniru Thirumurai"பன்னிரு திருமுறை . A temple is dedicated to her in Karaikkal where  mango fruits are showered  during June - July(மாம்பழத்திருவிழா ).Thiruvalangadu is in Tiruttani taluk of Thiruvallur district & located in between Arakkonam - Chennai Railway.It is one of the "Dancing Saba" (dancing place) of  God Nataraja.(பஞ்ச சபைகள்- ரத்ன  சபை ).You may be well aware of Chidambaram  which is called Golden Saba - பொன்னம்பலம் .

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Easy padi kolam

This is an easy type padi kolam.Watch the video & try this one.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Free hand round kolam

This is free hand round kolam. Please watch the video & try this one.Bottom video is first part & top one final part.

Kaduveli Sidhar - Aakasapureesarar temple

 Sri.Mangalambigai - Aakasapureeswarar temple

 Above three photos - Sri.Kaduveli sidhar - கடுவெளி  சித்தர்
Kaduveli is located in Thiruvaiyaru taluk in Tamilnadu.This also the birth place of sri.Kaduveli  Sidhar.He has performed hard penance towards God Shiva,in a place called Iraumbai near Puduchery Auroville.It is  a tiny village.This was earlier ruled by a king from near by place called  Edaiyaanchavadi.Our Sidhar was sitting under  a pee pal tree(அரச  மரம்) for a longer period & doing penance without taking any food.He stopped interacting with people concentrating on his penance.Ant hill covered him. Occasionally he would spread out his hands,pick up pee pal tree leaves fallen around him & ate it, not even opening his eyes .Owing to his longer,well focused tapas, lot of heat generated over that area,soon all the water sources went dry.There was no rain.People & the ruling king were scared of stopping his  penance.The king at last sought the help of a dancing girl of Shiva temple(தேவதாசி) called Valli.She agreed for the sake of saving the people from  the acute shortage of rain.She reached the pee pal  tree where our Sidhar was doing penance.She noticed that Sidhar was eating  sometimes the fallen leaves without opening his eyes.She brought unfired  appalam (வறுக்காத அப்பளம்) & spread it surrounding the ant hill over the leaves.By this time.Sidhar grew very weak.Now he has been eating the papad thinking it were leaves.Soon his body reached the previous shape & due to  its expansion,the ant hill broke into pieces exposing the body  to the sunlight.Now  our Sidhar opened his eyes & finally  Valli  successfully stopped  Sidhar's penance,soon the surrounding area became cooler.It rained immediately.The king & people were happy.They praised  Valli for restoring to normality.She began to offer food,water to Sidhar & people,king began to interact with him.Now  the king wanted to thank Shiva & pooja  worship conducted in Shiva temple inviting the Sidhar.On that day Valli performed   Shiva Thandavam dance.The Sidhar  felt as if God Shiva Himself dancing there.Suddenly one of the anklet in Valli's foot got loosened & fell down.Immediately the Sidhar rushed towards valli,took the anklet & placed it around her foot and  Valli completed   the dance uninterrupted.Now the king & the people mistook that the sidhar & valli had a secret relationship,began to comment  how that a saint like him would do such a mean act.                                Now the Sidhar became angry & prayed to God Shiva that God  should teach them a fitting lesson.Immediately Shiva lingam in the  temple exploded into three pieces with a loud bang & there was a rain of stones all over that area.That whole place became a desert like place.Now the king & his people realized the power of the  saint(சிவ யோகி) &sought his excuse.But Sidhar told them that he could not  stop it & later people from far off places through out the world would come there & plant trees.Now that place is  Pondichery Aravinda Asramam.  Photo courtesy Mega Tv .Kaduveli means outer space.The temple  at Kaduveli is  dedicated to God Shiva , with special significance attached to "pooradam star".Goddess Mangalambigai is blessing all  those coming there on  pooradam star's day.Angels from heaven & Vaasthu  purusha are assembling there on that particular day to worship God Shiva.& His consort is blessing the devotees to  lead a   prosperous  life.   . Those people born under Pooradam star can go  & worship  there.The place is near by Thiruvaiyaru.          

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Monday, 25 May 2015

Free hand rangoli kolam with bird ( cock )

This is free hand Rangoli kolam showing  a flower  surrounded by 4 the video & try this one.

The benefit of associating with holy persons.

Saint Naradhar  , one day asked  Sri.Krishna what is the benefit of associating with holy people. Sri.Krishna  did not answer him directly.He  asked the saint to go & look at a  worm in the cow dung just in the corner of the street.The saint went to the corner of the street & asked  the worm about  the benefit of associating with holy  persons.The worm listened to him,but died soon before the saint.When he informed Sri.Krishna about  the death of the worm,God asked Naradha to  see a cub of a pig near by.Naradha obeyed God's  instruction .Now the newly born cub also died .Naradha  felt sorry for  this incident.He  met Sri.Krishna & informed him about the death of the cub.Again  Sri.Krishna asked  Naradha to have a look at a newly  born calf of  a cow  nearby area.Hesitatingly Naradha went & saw the newly born calf.The calf also died.Now  the saint was so much worried & felt guilty that these things happened  just by his viewing  of them.Now Sri.Krishna told  Naradha to go & see the son of  a king who lived in that area.He learnt from the people that this child was born after  a long time to the queen who has been childless so far. Naradha returned to meet Sri .Krishna & expressed  his plight in seeing the prince.No one questioned him when those living beings expired, where as if any sad thing happened just because of his viewing ,the king might punish him. Now Sri .Krishna told Naradha not to worry & proceed to meet the child.The saint went to the palace & blessed the  child. To his astonishment, the child smiled at him & bowed towards him.He told Naradha because of seeing him only he was born as a pig,then a calf & now as a prince & he would have been a worm if the saint had not met  it.Now  Naradha returned back to sri.Krishna.God asked Naradha whether he got the answer to his earlier question.Saint Naradha bowed before the Lord.
 Pictures taken from Dharma Chakram magazine with thanks.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Free hand kolam

This is a free hand type kolam beginning with plus sign.Watch the video & try this one.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Peacock kolam ( free hand )

This is free hand type peacock kolam.Please watch the video & try this one.

Easy apartment kolam with dots.

This is easy sikku kolam with dots shown  step by step.Try this &  give us the feed back.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Easy apartment kolam without dots

Hi friends,Today's kolam is a very simple box kolam with some designs extended.You can easily draw this in your apartment entrance.Hope you don't need step by step pics or video for this :)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Friday padi kolam design

Here is a padi kolam design which my wife draws it usually on Fridays.This kolam can be expanded or reduced based on the size of entrance.Hope u like this deisgn.Try and leave your feedback here.We would be more happy :)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Easy apartment kolam using dots

Easy apartment kolam
In the above picture,u can find some simple and easy apartment kolam/Rangoli designs for beginners.I have given the details under each picture.Hope it is understandable :)

Friday, 15 May 2015

Easy apartment kolam with dots

This is apartment kolam with dots 7 * 1 .Try this one watching the video.

The Greatness of Kasi.

Vedha Vyasa & his disciples(100 ) heard about the poor feeding system(அன்ன  தானம்) at Kasi Kshetra from the people.People praised  God Viswanadha & Goddess Annapoorani  that due to their divine blessing people living there are wealthy & doing this poor feeding regularly .Every one said the same thing to  Vyasa & his disciples after visiting Kasi. So  the saint & his disciples wanted to check whether it is true.So they reached Kasi in  night hours.Next day morning The saint &  his disciples went to different places in Kasi separately to verify the fact .Vyasa  entered  a street &asked food in a house.No one responded.House  after house,he  tried but in vain.From morning to evening no one offered him any food.He returned to the choultry  where  he found his disciples in a hungry state.They told him that no one offered them food.The saint told them that  they would get next day & not to worry about it.Next day  when people heard about Vyasa' s name they simply shut the door.Same was the case to his disciples.Seven days passed like this.All of them were hungry.Even moving became very difficult for them.Next day morning the saint went to a house  nearby & nobody responded.Angered by this,saint raised his hand to curse the people of Kasi. Suddenly    a lady appeared   before the house ,looking towards the saint , she said ,"stop".The saint's hand stopped moving.The lady asked the saint why , he is very much angry & trying to curse people.He told her  that he & his
disciples have not taken food  for the past seven days & no one cared for them.The lady asked
him to come to her home with his disciples. Vyasa & his disciples entered  the home & were  asked to be seated.Big banana leaf was placed before them for serving the food.The lady stood behind  a curtain.But no food was served.Then suddenly they found the food served   for each one of them.Each one had  a different type of food which they have liked very much.After they finished,the lady disappeared & in her place, they saw Mother Annapoorani & by the side of her  now appeared God viswanadha.The saint  asked goddess,why they had such a horrible experiece & that too at Kasi where their  divine ruling is there.Now The Mother replied that they have not  come to Kasi  with devotion to worship God  in stead  doubted the holiness & people's mind in Kasi.Now the saint  realised their fault  & bowed before the God & his consort
to forgive them.Top one:Thundi Vinayagar.Temple tower, Holy River Ganga,Goddess Annapoorani,Below moolavar Viswanadhar.Photos taken from Dinamalar. Com with thanks.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Friday padi kolam

This is Friday padi kolam.Watch the video , try this one & give us the feed back.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Free hand flower kolam with butterfly

This is free hand flower kolam with butterflies  surrounding it.Please watch the video,try this one & give us your feed back.

Easy Chariot,Lamp Kolam/Rangoli with dots for beginners

Hello friends,
Today's kolam is a very small chariot & lamp design for beginners.Actually this post was in my drafts for long time.So i thought of sharing with you all.My DIL who is a beginner in drawing kolam usually draws this on Thiruvathirai festival day.I have already shared two big chariot kolams.Check this & this links if interested.Hope this small chariot kolam & lamp design with dots will help you all :)

Monday, 11 May 2015

God Vinayagar kolam with dots & video

This is Vinayagar kolam with dots.(11 dots  one line with 9 * 2 lines, 5 * 2 lines, & one dot on both sides).Try this one,watching the video & also give us the feed back so that we can improve our presentation.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bird & Flower type kolam video

This is bird & flower type kolam.12 * 2. First draw 12 dots & then 10,8,6,4 & 2 on either side.Try  this one watching the video & give us your feed back.

7 * 7 straight line flower kolam video

This is  7 dot 7 straight line type flower kolam with this & try .

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Vedha Mantras

Many of us,when priests  recite mantras,could not understand the meaning of it.So it is better to learn certain mantras that are often recited.If possible learn Sanskrit to a basic level.Here two mantras are given.Sri.Ramakrishna mutt(Belur - calcutta & its related other state mutts),Tirupparaiturai Sri.Ramakrishna Tapovanam  are publishing Sanskrit translated Tamil books.திருப்புகழ் ,தேவாரம் ,திருவாசகம், திருப்பாவை,திவ்ய   பிரபந்தம் ,திருமந்திரம் இவையெல்லாம் தமிழ் மந்திரங்கள்.இன்றும் திருப்பதியில் ஆண்டாளின்  திருப்பாவைதான் காலையில் முதலில் ஓதப்படுகிறது. Sri.Ganapathy's picture from the  book" Thiruppugazh anbargal  New Delhi & Vedha Mantras from the book "Vedha Mandhirangal" authored by swamy Aasudhoshanandar .
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