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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Festival Kolam

This is Navarathri Festival Kolam day 2.

Sringeri Sri.Chandrasekara Bharati Swamigal's teachings.

One devotee was speaking with Sri.Chandrasekara Bharati Swamigal ( Sringeri Mutt) .He commented that people in the world had become very bad .Swamigal replied"  the world is remaining  as it is ". If all all are good in the world ,we call it as "heaven".if bad,then we call it as "hell".As both good & bad  are combined together, we call it as "world ".Swamigal continued the speech.In Satya yuga Devas & demons lived separately.Demons were thinking that the body as the soul,& they tortured others because of their egoism(Ahankara).Devas were interested in pursuing spiritual path,having the aim of reaching or realising God ,applied their mind in devotion to God.Since they were in separate world ,there were no fighting in between them.During Ramayana period both of them lived in the same world.Ravana &  his associates lived in Lanka , where as Sri.Rama & his people  lived in Ayotya.Demons interfered in the life of Devas  & caused lot of sufferings to them.During Mahabharata period both of them were born in the same family.Fighting  erupted between  divine  & devilish characters  .In this Kaliyuga Devas & Devil characters are  with  a man himself.Some times he behaves like a deva & some times as demon.His conduct  & character is changing .It is not a steady behaviour.Now  the Mahakavi Bharatiyar's poem is coming to my mind. "உலகத்து நாயகியே எங்கள்  முத்து  மாரியம்மா ......கலகத்தரக்கர்  பலர் எங்கள் முத்து  மாரியம்மா , கருத்தினுள்ளே  புகுந்து  விட்டார் எங்கள் முத்து மாரியம்மா .One can remember this song tuned by Sri.Pithukuli Muruga doss.

               Sri.Chandrasekara swamigal was the 34th Acharya
 of Sringeri Sarada Peetham  .His devotion  to his Guru Sri.Sachchidananda Sivanabhinava  Narasimha Bharati  & to God were boundless.He lead  a very simple life .He  became the head of Sr. Sarada peetham at the age of 20.He administered  very well.Yet he was very humble.Photo courtesy Sri.Sarada peetham  - Sringeri.Excerpts from Dharma Chakram magazine - Tirupparaiturai.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Festival kolam.

I worship Goddess Sakthi who manifests in the form of Wisdom ( Knowledge) in all living beings.
                                 This is Navarathri festival kolam - Day 1.
Slokam courtesy Dharma Chakram magazine(Founder  - Sri.Swami.Chitbavanandha - Tirupparaithurai - Tiruchi.)

Free hand kolam part 1 & 2.

                                               This is free hand kolam part 1 & 2.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Free hand Rangoli kolam.

                                                     This is free hand rangoli kolam

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Free hand kolam Rangoli

                                              This is freehand kolam rangoli design.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Sikku kolam 6 to 2 straight.

                           This is sikku kolam 6 to 2 straight(centre kolam).Try this one. 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Sikku kolam with dots 11 to 1.

                          This is sikku kolam with dots 11 to 1 straight line.Try this one.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Friday Kolam - Padi kolam 2.

                                                   This is Friday Padi kolam.Try this one.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Free hand Rangoli Kolam.

                                          This is free hand Rangoli kolam.Try this one.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Free hand Rangoli kolam.

                                                  This is free hand Rangoli Kolam.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sangu Chakra Kolam with dots.

                           This is Sangu Chakra Kolam with 7 dots 7 lines.Try this one

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Kanva Maharishi's teachings.

Sages  lead most disciplined life.Most of them were married.They selected a natural location mostly by a river side surrounded by mountains to set their asrams( small huts made up of bamboos ).In addition to their routine life , they also taught Vedha Sastras to the students.Ruling kings & parents used to offer the essentials to run the asram.Their wives took care of the children  studying in the asram as if their own children.They have practised  what they preached.Speaking satyam (truth) is their strength & they feared none.Some rishis used to send their children to other rishi's asram .They thought that if they study with their parents,they may expect some lenience.Such were their honesty.Kanva maharishi was the foster father of Shakundalai  who married the king Dushyanta.The son of this couple  ,Bharathan was  a great warrior & honest king,He was the first ruler of our country.Our country was named after him -"Bharath".Kanva Maharishi tells the king Dusyanthan about the importance of  husband & wife relationship , how to lead a good life.

Husband  & wife are like  Paramatma & Jeevatma.Without one it is not possible to lead a life at all.Out of many relationships we have in this world, nothing is equal to divine relationship in between them.This is not bound by time .It lasts long & continues in our later births also.We perform thithi & Dharpanam in new moon days in honour of our forefathers.We also invite their wives & honour them.This shows how much pure, divine & permanent is the  nature of this relationship.
        Photo courtesy  from Kumudam Jyodhidam authored by Sri.Nagai Rajagopalan.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Sangu Chakra kolam

This is Sangu Chakra Kolam.As today is first Saturday of Purattasi month,let us worship Sri.Laxmi Narayanan,Sri. Bhuvarahan, Alarmel Manga  thayar & Sri Govinda to bless us with  the required wealth & health & also Sri.Hayagreevar to provide our children good education.Let us pray Sri.Laxmi Narasimha,Ahobilam Yoga  Narasimha to ward off doshas & evil forces from hurting us.There is no tomorrow in the history of Narasimha in protecting his devotees as we remember Bhakta Prahlada.Sri.Garudazhvar & Ramadoothan will  be  always  with us.

Friday Kolam - Padi Kolam.


                                                  This is Friday Kolam - Padi Kolam

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Auvaiyar the great Tamil poet & God Ganesha

As we celebrate Ganesh Chadhurthi tomorrow ,let us think about the great woman poet Auvaiyar  who lived  during Tamizh sanga period ( C.E 1st century) along with the great poet Thiruvalluvar.After this period, Another  Auvaiyar ( woman poet) lived  during 13th century Chozha  kingdom along with poets Kambar & Ottakkoothar.Many are aware about "Kamba Ramayanam" written by  Kambar,the great literary work in Tamizh telling about the life history of "  Sitarama ",Hanuman & Ravana.Ottakkoothar used to sing for Gold coins . Auvaiyar mingled with  ordinary people of Tamilnadu.She  did not like rich people  who  were misers & did not  help poor people.She was  leading    a   saintly life.She  always travelled from one place to another .She was widely respected  for her talent in Tamizh language by the kings.Many a time she has acted  like an adviser between  kings  who were trying  to wage war with one another   & successfully stopped the war.It is  said that when her parents were trying to marry her ,she prayed to God Ganesha to give her an elderly woman's look, so that she could not be forced to married life.As she was very particular about this  God Ganesha appeared before her &  sanctioned  this boon to her.She is an ardent devotee of God Ganesha   who always blessed her. She  composed  a beautiful  poem called ,"Vinayagar  Agaval" in Tamizh ( Seedhak kalaba - சீதக் களப செந்தாமரைப்  பூவும் ).She has described in this elaborately, how to awake "Kundalini Power " which is lying idle in our body.She has also written six more literary works which are very famous among Tamizh  speaking people."Aathichudi,Konrai vendhan,Moothurai & Nalvazhi.They were simple to learn with telling us how to lead  a good life  without  hurting others, encouraging charities, emphasising the  speaking of truth & in many ways to  mould good character.Even though  she has mastered Tamizh,she has  said that her learning is only a handful & the remaining to be  learnt is an ocean(கற்றது கை மண்ணளவு - கல்லாதது உலகளவு).Her quoting is written in the entrance of an American university.In 2009 poet & translator Mr.Thomas Pruiksma who studied  in  "American College" at Madurai in Tamilnadu has selected poems of our great poet Auvaiyar & got published by Red Hen Press in English.The  king Adhiamaan who  ruled the present Dharmapuri, Salem area was  a great admirer of Auvaiyar & valued her friendship very much.When someone gave him an amla fruit (rare type of fruit  only available in remote hilly area) which gives longer life period to  those who  consumes it,he happily persuaded Auvaiyar to eat it so that she would live long & serve Tamizh society.What a noble gesture.                                                                                                                                                                   It is said that she observed in her meditation ,Sundaramoorthy Nayanar,the great devotee of God Shiva was riding in  a white divine horse sent  from  Mount Kailash  to Cheraman prumal another Shiva devotee . Cheraman Perumal was invited by God Shiva to his abode in Kailash.As Sundharar was his close friend,he takes him also.But Sundarar is  hanging by catching the tail of the white horse  till it reaches Kailash,( He was not invited).There he was stopped by Sri.Nandigeshwarar .So Sundarar composes  beautiful songs called "Aadhi andha ula aasu"(ஆதி  அந்த உலா ஆசு பாடிய ,சேரர் கொங்கு வைகாவூர் -   நாத  விந்து  கலாதி  நமோ நம  என்று  தொடங்கும் அருணை முனிவரின் திருப்புகழ் ) & after hearing Sundarar's song,God Shiva allows him, As  Auvaiyar was  also interested to reach Kailash, she was performing the daily prayer in haste,God Ganesha appeared before her & advised her to perform as usual.Once the prayer was over, God Ganesha lifts Auvaiyar in his trunk & places her in Kailash before Sundaramoorthy & Cheraman reaches Kailash.
                 Photo courtesy from Delhi Sri Rahavan - Thiruppugazh Anbargal  book.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

God Ganesha Kolam - Rangoli

This is God Ganesha kolam with dots 12 to  2.Try this one.Wish you all Happy Ganesh chadhurthi.

Rangoli festival kolam

                                                    This is Rangoli festival kolam  with video.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Ganesh Chadhurthi festival kolam

                                              This is festival Kolam(Padi Kolam)

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Sikku kolam 8 dots 8 lines

           This is Sikku kolam with 8 dots 8 lines. Kindly watch the video & try this one.   

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Padi Kolam design 2015

    
                                                                     This is Padi Kolam.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Rangoli design 2015.

                                                      This is Rangoli kolam.Try this one.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Janmashtami celebrations 2015.

God Krishna's photo is the front cover page published in "Kumdam jyodhidam"- third one  from the bottom.Krishna is holding a whip in his right hand & left hand near the cow.You would appreciate his smiling face.This is Swami  idol in Mannargudi Rajagopala temple around 30 kms from  Kumbakonam & Thanjavur,In the 2nd photo from the bottom Little Krishna is offered in the banana leaf( from  left to right - Butter,milk.curd,rice flakes( கண்ணனுக்கு  மிகவும் பிடித்தது -
அவரது குருகுலவாச  நண்பனிடமிருந்து - சுதாமர் (குசேசலர் ) அழுக்கு  துணிப் பையிலிருந்து எடுத்துக் கொண்டது .முதலில் தூர்தர்ஷனில் ஒளி  பரப்பிய மஹாபாரதம் நிகழ்ச்சி நினைவுக்கு வருகிறது .கிருஷ்ணன் , தான்  அரசன் என்ற நிலையைக் காட்டாமல் குசேலன்னுக்கு ஓடி ,ஓடி உபசரிப்பது ,அரண்மனைக் காவலர்கள் ,மற்றும் ருக்மணி தேவி அனைவரும் வியந்து  பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருப்பது - இவை  அனைத்துமே இந்த அவலை
பார்த்தால் ஞாபகம் வந்து  விடும்.உடன் நம்  கண்களும் நனைந்து விடும் ),sweet porridge.owing to migration we are missing our grand children .of course many elderly grand parents.
Our grand daughter used to ask my wife to give her butter & curd in a bowl.The way she takes it would bring the memories of  Gokula  Krishnan.Both our grand son & daughter are born in Salem.Hope you all like these photos & video.You can also share your memories in the"comments" which we would very much appreciate.Guruvayur Krishnan(photo)has travelled from north Madras(Thiruvotriyur) to salem,Bangalore(my son's house after his marriage) & again  to our home (1982 - 2015 & till would be with us still our last breathe).

Janmashtami Kolam 2015.

                                         This is Janmashtami ( Sri Krishna Jayanthi ) Kolam

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Gokulashtami kolam 2015 Sri Krishna Jayanthi.

                                     This is Gokulashtami Kolam ( Sri Krishna  Jayanthi )

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sikku kolam

                      These are two type of sikku kolams.Try this. 5 to  1 & 4 dots  4 lines.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Sikku kolam with 5 dots 5 lines.

                                               This is sikku  kolam with 5 dots 5 lines.
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