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 appear…
Above three photos - Sri.Kaduveli sidhar - கடுவெளி சித்தர்
Sri.Bhairavar 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 …
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 Nar…
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 :)
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 the…
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 :)
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.
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 .