Monday, 31 August 2015

Sikku kolam 5 dots 5 lines.

                               These are two types of sikku kolam with 5 dots & 5 lines.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Friday Padi Kolam for Festivals.

                                                 This is Friday Padi Kolam for festivals.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sikku kolam with 8 dots.

         This is sikku kolam with 8 dots.Kindly follow the video & draw accordingly.  

Monday, 24 August 2015

Butterfly kolam.

                                               This is butterfly kolam with 5 dots 5 lines.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sikku kolam with 2 squares in the centre.

                     This is sikku kolam with 5 dots & 5 lines with 2 squares in the centre.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sikku kolam

                                              This is  sikku kolam with 5 dots & 5 lines.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Padi kolam.

                                                     This is padi kolam.Try this one.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Sikku kolam

                                     Sikku kolam with 5  dots 5 lines & one dot on 4 sides.

Free hand kolam.

                                                        Free hand flower kolam 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Apartment kolam.

                                                 This is  apartment kolam . 

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Apartment kolam.

                                                This is apartment kolam with video. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Thiruppugazh lyric viragara nokkiyum.

This  Thiruppugazh song is  a special one.Vallimalai Swamigal who was instrumental in spreading Thiruppugazh all over Tamilnadu, personally hears this song from the friend of "Goddess valli"called " Pongi".He  came to  Vallimalai from Thiruvannamalai as per the instruction of His Guru Sheshadri Swamigal.He used to sing Murugan songs lonely in the hill top surrounded by thick woods.Sometimes wild animals like tiger would come there,snatch his thambura & listen to his songs.

விரகற நோக்கியு முருகியும் வாழ்த்தியும்
விழிபுனல் தேக்கிட        அன்புமேன்மேல்

மிகவுமி ராப்பகல் பிறிதுப ராக்கற
விழைவுகு ராப்புனை                  யுங்குமார

முருகஷ டாக்ஷர சரவண கார்த்திகை
முலைநுகர் பார்த்திப                  என்றுபாடி

மொழிகுழ றாத்தொழு தழுதழு தாட்பட
முழுதும லாப்பொருள் தந்திடாயோ

பரகதி காட்டிய விரகசி லோச்சய

பரமப ராக்ரம                                சம்பராரி

படவிழி யாற்பொரு பசுபதி போற்றிய
பகவதி பார்ப்பதி                தந்தவாழ்வே

இரைகடல் தீப்பட நிசிசரர் கூப்பிட
எழுகிரி யார்ப்பெழ              வென்றவேலா

இமையவர் நாட்டினில் நிறைகுடி யேற்றிய
எழுகரை நாட்டவர்                தம்பிரானே.                                                                                        Above song  by Saint Arunagiri Nadhar is a beautiful one, shows us how to  worship God.How  devotion towards God,transform both our mind & body.It is learnt that "Pongi" a friend of Goddess  Valli sang  into the ears of " Vallimalai Swamigal'(lived in the period of saints Sheshadri & Ramanar of Thiruvannamalai)this song for him to learn. God Muruga ,I should  melt in devotion towards you,tears filling my eyes,love to reach you should grow more & more  & with fumbling voice.I should  worship in this state of mind repeatedly. Saravana,Shatachara( சரவணபவ) grown  & fed by six angels( கார்த்திகைப்  பெண்கள் ).You have shown me the path of  liberation (பரகதி ) , grant me that.You are a great warrior.You are the son of God Shiva who burnt "Manmadha",the God of  desires & love with  a just a glance towards him &  son of Goddess Bhagavathi(Parvathi).You  destroyed  the demon in the form of  Krouncha mountain in the rescued the Devas their kingdom & made them live their normal life. Many  persons escape  from the  the cycle of  birth & death .How they achieve it .                                                                                                              
Krouncha mountain is compared to  our Karma containing both good & bad deeds from our many births.This is classified in to 3 form. 1 - Sanchitham 2 - Praraptam. 3 -Aakamiyam.Sanchitha karma is the bag that we bring in to this earth when we are born. Praraptam is that we experience in our life  like comforts & sufferings in our life.Aakamiyam is that we acquire in our present life which reaches the bag Sanchitham.Chitra Gupta records all our activities in  a hard disc  in his Master computer& shows  to Yama Dharma.He awards heaven or hell according to our  karma deeds.Balance karma informations (pending- we  can not undergo all the karmas in one stroke because it is like ocean) are passed on to God of Creation Brahma who in turn  writes in our head in the form of of genes.No one can escape from this.This is clearly told in Baghavat Geeta by God Krishna to Arjuna.In Karma Yoga chapter,"Karmani yeva Adhikarasthey ,Ma phaleshu  kadhachana".    You are entitled to perform your duty only & not its fruits .கருமத்தை செய்ய மட்டும்  உனக்கு தகுதி உண்டு வினைப் பயனில் அல்ல,வினைப் பயன் விளைவிப்பவன் ஆகி விடாதே.Those who want more details has to  look in to "Karma  &  Akarma in Geeta.These are clearly told in Vedham & Upanishads & Sastras.Guide lines are issued.God regularly sends saints periodically.Some listen to them.He himself comes to this world in the form of  Avadharam.(like Rama, Krishna).Avadharam means coming down.He took  too much pity on us & hence  Avadharam.திருக்குறளில் சொல்கிறாரே அழகாக ,இருள் சேர் இருவினையும் சேரா இறைவன் என்று கடவுள் வாழ்த்து பகுதியில். Some may have already known these things.I just pass on  to you.This is photo of Sikkal Singaravelavar.Photo courtesy Dinamalar magazine.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Friday padi kolam.

                                                 This is Friday padi kolam with video.   

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Padi kolam

                                                     This is padi kolam with video.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Sikku kolam 5 to 5.

                                               This is sikku kolam 5 to 5 with video .

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Easy Apartment Kolam 7 to 1.
                                       This is an easy apartment kolam 7 to 1 with video.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Apartment Kolam - Free hand

                                      This is a free hand apartment kolam.Try this one.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Sikku kolam ( 5 to 5 & 7 to 1 )

Top video 5 to 5 & bottom video 7 to 1.

History of Rameswaram temple - part 2.

Agni theertham (ocean near the temple)
Third prakara built by Ramanadhapuram Sedhupathi.
Adhistanam of Sage Pathanjali at God Nataraja shrine.Photo above this - Idols of Goddess Parvadhavarthani & Sri. Ramanadha. Photo courtesy - Dinamalar magazine.New moon day darpanam done here during the Tamil  month of Purattasi( புரட்டாசி - மஹாலய  அமாவாசை  ) is a special one  &  our forefathers get the permission from Yama Dharma to visit the earth  from Pithur loga & gladly accepts the darpanam & blesses us.There are 22 holy wells  inside the temple prakara.Devotees can bath in it .Temple staff fetches  water in a bucket from the wells & pour it over the devotees head 
.One has to start from Agni theertham.Some one raised  a doubt that how the Siva Linga made out of salt sand lasts as it is natural to get dissolved  during Abishegam time.Sri.Bhaskara Rayar , a well known Goddess Sakthi devotee made Sivalinga out of  salt & performed Abishegam to it & Sivalinga remained  in tact.He told  people that Sivalinga made by a common man can remain unaffected ,it is quite natural that sivalinga made by Sita devi remains so. This Sivalinga is at the back of Sri.Ramanadhar sannidhi.Sedhu Madhava Perumal is tied by  iron chain in his feet.It is learnt that one Pandia king was childless & a great devotee of God Vishnu & prayed to Him to bless him with a child. God vishnu instructs Goddess Mahalaxmi to be born in the earth as child & reach the king's palace.The king & queen accepts Her & she was brought up in the palace.One day a young lad approaches the princess & teases her.After knowing this, the king orders to arrest the lad & chain him.God Sedhu Madhavan takes this punishment due to the extreme devotion of  the king.In the  night he reveals to the king that it is he himself only, in a dream.Next day the king releases Sedhu Madhavan & marries the princess to Him.                                                                                                             God Agni   purifies him by bathing in the ocean here for touching  Sita during her "Agni pravesam".There after the ocean near the temple is called "Agni theertham.The Siva linga brought by Anjaneya is in the right side of temple entrance.Even though Sri.Rama & Sita Devi are incarnation  of God Vishnu & Goddess Mahalaxmi, they perform all the duties & rituals followed by a common man.Through out Ramayana one can see  this.How much value he attaches to his teachers(Gurus), Raja rishi Vashista, Saints Viswamitra & Agasthya.Sedhu  Bridge(சேது   பந்தனம் ) constructed by the vanara  sena( army of monkeys)    during Ramayana period is still there between Dhanushkodi & Sri  Lanka below the sea.This was confirmed by photos taken by Nasa Satellites.One can see it by connecting to internet.When you think of Rameswaram,Ramayana happenings comes first into your mind.Thirupullani is  the place,where Rama rests in  mate of grass seeking the permission of Sea God.Another important place is where Rama installs nine stones for Navagrahas (Devi pattinam).Here also poojas conducted to ward off ill effects. The great saint & devotee of God Muruga Pamban Swamigal was born in Pamban near Rameswaram.Saint Thayumanavar has composed 8 beautiful songs in Tamil which praises Goddess Parvadhavardhani.     ( மலை வளர்  பெண் காதலி  உமையே ). Our Swami Vivekananda lands at Dhanuskodi in India  after attending the famous "Chicago religious congress".Ramanadhapuram Sedhupathi requests Swami Vivekananda to place his feet over his head before landing.He was a king.What a noble gesture.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Sikku kolam 9 to 1.

                                                             Sikku kolam 9 to 1.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Sikku kolam different types

Sikku kolam 6 to 2 straight type.

Sikku kolam 5 to 5.
                                                    Sikku kolam 6 to 2 straight
                                                         Sikku kolam 5 to 5.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Aadi perukku procedure

"Aadiperukku" (ஆடிப்பெருக்கு - பதினெட்டாம் பெருக்கு ) is celebrated in the month of July - August,in the 18th day of Tamil month ஆடி.This year it falls on 3rd July.Normally Tamil month Aadi is considered very sacred in the South.Goddess Mariamman is worshipped in all places.During the Fridays of this month,special poojas are conducted in the temples glorifying Goddess sakthi.Temple festivals are conducted in both Shiva & Vaishnava temples.During 18 th day, idols ( உற்சவ மூர்த்தி )are decorated in a grand manner with flower garlands & taken in a procession to a near by river.sprinkling of holy water from the river is carried out with devotion.(தீர்த்தவாரி).During 1960 in my early child hood days, i have participated in these festival.We used to decorate a small wooden vehicle with 4 wheels covered like a temple tower (சப்பரம்),place a small idol in it , tying with a rope,drew it to the river bank.In the school also teachers & students make a vehicle in a bigger size, decorate it & the students used to draw it happily to river side where prayers are offered to River Cauvery ,requesting Her to be punctual in her arrival for the start of agriculture.Tiruchi,Thanjavur,Nagapattinam,Mayiladuthurai,Kumbakonam,Thiruvaiyaaru,Thiruvarur,Vedharanyam &Karaikkal(Pondicherry state),Seerkazhi & Tharangampadi are mostly irrigated & benefited by the flowing of Cauvery & its branches.Chola kings are the fore runners of the irrigation system in this region.King Karikalan built a dam out of clay( you won't believe)at a place called Kallanai near by Thiruvaiyaru which is in tact even today.They dug various rivers like vennaru,vettaru,kudamuruttiyaru branching river Cauvery to nook & corner of the above places which is called "Cauvery Delta".Chola kings also dug lakes,big tanks & wells.They attached well built tanks fed by river cauvery to hundreds of temple they built to the north & South of its flow.All these temples are glorified in Devaram & Divyaprabandham holy hymns by Nayanmars & Azhvars.The kings also donated thousands of cultivable lands to these temples for the benefit of citizens.They honoured vedic scholars,priests for performing poojas in the temples regularly & conducting Yagnas.They also donated villages to these Vedic scholars.You can still find many villages in these area which are called"Chadurvedhi Mangalam". Our great writer Kalki Krishnamoorthy has described about "Cauvery" detaily in his book "Ponniyin Selvan" beautifully. Chola kings & their contribution to the "Delta farmers". People were then either Shiva or vaishnava devotee & followed a disciplined life.There were "mandrams" for divine saints like "Sambandar & Thirunavukkarasar" who spread Bhakti culture among Tamil people.Think of the mandrams for the present day cine artistes.After 1967 mind set in the public changed .All the temple lands were taken away & every inch of temple land is occupied illegally.Good thinkers were sidelined.Where Sri Rudram was recited regularly,now political slogans are broad casted. out of agony who has seen all these things, i am writing this. Women & girls both married & unmarried would worship River Cauvery as Goddess & seek her blessing for a prosperous life,timely monsoon.They will tie sacred thread( மஞ்சள் சரடு).Usually elderly women (சுமங்கலி)will tie the sacred thread to the youngsters blessing them good married life & to the girls awaiting marriage to get a good husband.Variety rice is offered to God.Newly married couple usually go to the river banks & after worshipping there ,have a pleasant time.Where there is no river,we used to invoke the blessing of Cauvery in two small brass containers with water.A small compound like thing is formed by wet sand on all the four sides with an entrance.This is done in an open terrace with direct Sun light & Sun God is also worshipped to fetch us Good rain in addition to God Varuna.Fruits,raw rice mixed with jaggery & co co nut is offered to Cauvery.Girls wear new dresses & have a happy occasion.One can not forget former British Engineer Stanley who was instrumental in building a dam across Cauvery at Mettur ( 40 kms away from Salem),which is called "Stanley Reservoir".Cauvery water is stored in this reservoir up to 120 feet height.It also supplies drinking water to Salem,Authur covering more than 80 kms.Cauvery water from Mettur irrigates & supplies drinking water to all the cities i have mentioned. We used to bathe in cauvery water or tanks in these regions & every one brought up here are very good swimmers.
Aadiperukku celebrated in our house - open terrace.Note: New Saree & jewels are offered to Goddess Cauvery.

Apartment kolam A 1.

This is apartment kolam with video.Try this one.
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