Diwali on 22nd October, 2014 !!

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pradosham on 21st October, 2014 !! Sri Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam !! Lyrics and Its meaning

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva worshipped by Lord Rama, Lakshman & Jatayu,  Vedas, Shadanana/Lord Karthikeya, Lord Aditya and  Mars/Planet Kuja.  My salutation to Supreme Lord Neelakanda who is the ocean of mercy has blue throat.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva, gracefully wears the colossal water current of river Ganga and Lord Chandra on his matted hair locks, he has three eyes, and he is the vanquisher of Lord Kamadeva & Lord Yama and worshipped by all the deities.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva, passionately loves his devotees/Bakthapriya, destroyer of the three cities called Tripura, who holds the fierce weapon Pinaka which destroys the enemies and evil doers.   He personifies among the humans to reveal his matchless glory.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva, cures all fatal illnesses like rheumatism and arthritis, revered by sages and Rishis and whose eyes are Lord Aditya, Lord Chandra and Lord Agni.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva, protects blind, speechless, inaudible and unable to walk and cures innumerable and critical illnesses like leprosy.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva, venerates all the way through the Vedantha, omnipresent and whose lotus feet are worshipped by great Rishis and Sages.  He is one amongst the trinities and has thousands of sacred names.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva, removes the sufferings of his devotees caused by the spell of evil spirits, grief and sorrows and unknown fears by a dip in the holy pond, smearing of holy ash and sacred mud under the sacred tree of neem.  He is the soul/Athmaswaroopa residing in all living creatures.
 
My salutation to Lord Vaidhyanatha, foremost of the physician who is the personification of Supreme Lord Shiva has blue throat and his celestial flag carries the symbol of his divine vehicle Rishabha/bull, adorned in fresh alluring flower garlands, sacred ash and sandal paste.  He bestows virtuous progeny and chaste wife along with all the auspiciousness.
 
Whoever recites the glorious sacred hymns praising Lord Vaidhyanatha along with Goddess Balambika, thrice a day with utmost faith and dedication would be relieved from all incurable and fatal illnesses, ultimately attains liberation at the lotus feet of Supreme Lord.
 
Sri Rama Soumithri Jatayu Veda
Shadanana Aditya Kuja Archithaya |
Srineelakandaya Dhayamayaya
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Nama Shivaya ||
 
Ganga Pravahendhu Jadadharaya
Thrilochanaya Smarakalahanthrey |
Samastha Devairapi Pujithaya
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Namashivaya ||
 
Bhaktha Priyaya Thripuranthakaya
Pinakiney Dhushta Harayanithyam |
Prathyaksha Leelaya Manushyaloke
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Namashivaya ||
 
Prabootha Vathathi Samastha Roaga
Pranasakarthre Muni Vandhithaya |
Prabhakarendhwagni Vilochanaya
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Namashivaya ||
 
Vakshchrothra Nethrangri Viheena Jantho
Vakshchrothra Nethrangri Mukhapradhaya |
Kushtadhi Sarvonnatha Roga Hanthre
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Nama Shivaya ||
 
Vedantha Vedhyaya Jaganmayaya
Yogishwarardhyeya Padambujaya |
Trimurthi Roopaya Sahasranamne
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Nama Shivaya ||
 
Swatheertha Mrudhbasma Brudhanga Bajam
Pisacha Dhukka Arthi Bayapahaya |
Athma Swaroopaya Shareera Bajam
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Namashivaya ||
 
Sri Neelakandaya Vrushabha Dhwajaya
Sarathkanda Basmadh Yabhi Shobhithaya |
Suputhra Dharathi Subhagyadhaya
Sri Vaidhyanathaya Namashivaya ||
 
Balambikesa Vaidhyesha Bava Roga Harethicha|
Japen Nama Thrayam Nithyam Maharoga Nivaranam ||
 
 
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Gajendramoksham – Srimad Bhagavatham /Srimad Narayaneeyam !! Lyrics & its meaning

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Indradhyumna, the ruler of Pandya Kingdom was a passionate devotee of Lord Vishnu.  Once upon a time, he arrived at the mountain ranges of Malaya and immersed in severe penance worshipping on Lord Vishnu.  He was completely absorbed in the meditation, consequently did not notice the arrival of Sage Agastya who was expecting some kind of welcoming gesture from King Indradhyumna.
 
Sage Agastya was infuriated at the wrong behavior of Indradhyumna and cursed him for his arrogance to become an elephant and left the place.  Thus, Indradhyumna attained the form of a divine elephant, leader of the elephants/Gajendra due to the past memories of devotion and dedication to Lord Vishnu.
 
The divine elephant/Gajendra the leader of elephants excelled in might, was blissfully sporting with the female elephants arrived at the Trikooda Mountain which is the center of milky ocean.  Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu, Is not that certain your ardent devotees inherits prominence?
 
The divine elephant/Gajendra of immense might ecstatically lived in the regions of Trikooda Mountain without any peril.  One day, Gajendra with his herds while roaming around the mountain in scorching heat, it was unbearable for them, so they sought relief in a lake and sported with his herds as prompted by supreme Lord Vishnu.
 
There was a celestial Huhu who was turned into crocodile due to the curse of Sage Devala was lived in the lake, caught the leg of the divine elephant/Gajendra for wellbeing.  Oh!Supreme Lord Vishnu who gives sufferings to your devotees for the ultimate welfare of them.
 
The King of elephant/Gajendra fought with the crocodile with all its might and the strength that derived from the veneration of Lord Vishnu.  The battle between them continued for more than a year, ultimately the time of reparation has arrived for Gajendra, he regained the selfless devotion to the supreme Lord once again.
 
Although Gajendra was going through excruciating pain, due to the knowledge and perpetual devotion he had gained in previous life, he plucked a white lotus flower with its trunk to worship Lord Vishnu. Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu, King of elephant/ Gajendra eulogized a sacred hymn about the indescribable nature of Athman/Nirvishesha Athman, remembered from his previous life.
 
Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva did not respond to the prayers of the King of elephant/Gajendra, because after listening to the sacred hymn they felt it was not addressed to them.  Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu! Oh! Sarvathma /Soul of All Beings, who is the ocean of mercy mounted on his celestial vehicle Garuda and hurried to Gajendra.
 
Supreme Lord Vishnu who holds the fierce weapon disc/ wheel in his lotus hands cut the crocodile, instantly the celestial Gandharva was released from the curse of Sage Devala and attained his celestial form, in the same manner the King of elephant/Gajendra regained his marvelous form similar to Supreme Lord.
 
Lord Vishnu spoke “Whoever praises the glories of Supreme Lord and whoever recites the glorious myth of Gajendra will attain salvation” and departed to the Abode of Vaikundha.  Oh! Lord Guruvayurappa, I earnestly pray to protect us.
 
Indradhyumna: Pandya Ghandathiraja:
Thvad Bhakthathma Chandanadhrou Kathachith |
Thvath Sevayam Magnadheeralu Lokey
Naivagasthyam Prapthamathidhya Kamam ||
 
Kumbhoth Bhoothi: Sambhrutha Krodhabhara:
Sthabdhathma Thvam Hasthibhuyam Bajethi |
Shapthadhainam Prathyagath Sopi Lebhey
Hasthindhrathvam Thvasmrithi – Vyakthi Dhanyam ||
 
Dhugdham Bhodher – Madhyabaji Trikoodey
Kreedan Shailey Yoodhapoyam Vashabhi: |
Sarvan Janthoonathya Varththishta Shakthya
Thvad Bhakthanam Kuthra Nothkarshalabha: ||
 
Svena Sthemna Divya Desathva Shakthya
Soyam Khedhana Prajanan Kathachith |
Shailapranthey Gharmmathantha: Sarasyam
Yoodhai: Sardhdham Thavth Prannunnobhiremey ||
 
Huhusthavan Devalasyapi Shapath
Grahibhoothasthajjale Varthamana: |
Jagrahainam Hasthinam Padhadheshey
Shanthyartham Hi Shranthidhosi Swakanam ||
 
Thvathsevaya Vaibhavadh Dhurnnirodham
Yudhyantham Tham Vatsaranam Sahasram |
Prapthey Kale Thvathpadhaikagrya Siddhyai
Nakrakrantham Hathivaryam Vyadhastham ||
 
Arthi Vyaktha – Prakthana – Gnana Bhakthi:
Shoodhoth Kshipthai: Pundarikai: Samarcchan |
Poorvabhyastham Nirvisheshathma Nishtam
Sthothra Shreshtam Sonvagatheeth Parathman ||
 
Shruthva Sthothram Nirgunnastham Samastham
Brahmeyshadhyai – Nahamithya Prayathey |
Sarvathma Thvam Bhoori Karunya Vegath
Tharkshyarooda: Prekshitho Bhu: Purasthath ||
 
Hasthindhram  Tham Hastha Padmena Dhruthva
Chakrena Thvam Nakravaryam Vyadhari: |
Gandharvesmin Mukthashapey Sa Hasthi
Thvathsaroopyam Prapya Dhedhipyathey Sma ||
 
Yethadhruththam Thvam Cha Mam Cha Prageyo
Gayeth Soyam Bhooyasey Shreyasey Syath |
Ithyukthainam Thena Sardhdham Gathasthvam
Dhishnyam Vishno ! Pahi Vathalayesha !
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pradosham on 21st October, 2014 !! 275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruvisanallur Sri Shivayoginathar Temple

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vilvaranyam Sri Shivayoginathar Temple is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Thiruvisanallur, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.  It’s one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva dating back to Chola regime, temple inscriptions reveals the contribution made by the King Paranthaka Chola I, Rajaraja Chola I and Rajendra Chola II.  In this temple Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.
 
Presiding deity - Lord Yoganandeshwarar/Shivayoginathar/Vilvaranyeshwarar/Puradhaneshwarar with his consort Goddess Sri Shanthanayaki Amman/Soundaryanayaki.
 
Sthalavruksham – Peepal /Vilvam
 
Theertham – Jatayu Theertham
 
Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Sage Agastya, Jatayu
 
 
Significance – Eight passionate devotees/Shivayogis underwent severe penance and merged with the Linga.
 
Worship of Chathurkalabhairava such as Gnana Bhairava, Swarna Akarshana Bhairava, Unmaththa Bhairava and Yoga Bhairava represents the four phases of life/four Ashrama Dharmas in human life famously known as Brahmacharya, Gruhasthashram, Vanaprastham and Sanyashram.   Worship of Gnana Bhairava during the phase of Brahmacharya provides eternal wisdom and knowledge.  Worship of Swarna Akarshana Bhairava during the period of Gruhasthashrama bestows material well-being.  Worship of Unmaththa Bhairava during the phase of Vanaprasthashrama bestows good health and veneration of Yoga Bhairava during the period of Sanyasashrama provides salvation at the lotus feet of Supreme Lord.
 
Sri Sridhara Ayyaval Mutt is located in this village.
 
Sannidhis –LordGanesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Lakshmi Narayana, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Panchalingam, Goddess Sri Gajalakshmi, Dakshinakailasa Lingam, Serpent Gods, Sapthamathas ( Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani & Chamundi) Nalvar (Appar, Sundarar, Gnana Sambandhar & Manikkavasagar)   Goshtamurtham – Lord Ganesha, Lord Dakshinamurthi, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Goddess Sri Durga,
 
Festivals – Mahashivaratri, Masi Makam, Thirukarthikai, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Arudra Darisanam, Panguni Uthram,
 
This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.
 
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

The legend of King Ambareesha/Ambareesha Charithram - Srimad Bhagavatham/Srimad Narayaneeyam !! Lyrics & its meaning

 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambareesha was born to King Nabhaga who was the son of Vaivaswatha Manu.  Ambareesha wisely ruled the Earth surrounded by seven oceans.  He was a passionate devotee of Lord Vishnu and found extreme pleasure in the association and service to the devotees of Lord.
 
Ambareesha performed selfless service with utmost devotion and dedication to Supreme Lord, in that way he gained the supreme grace of Lord Vishnu, eventually the fierce weapon wheel/Sudarshana of Lord Vishnu was assigned to protect him.
 
Ambareesha with his pious wife arrived in Madhuvana situated on the river bank of Yamuna and observed Dwadhashi Vratha/fast for a year and underwent severe austerities; he conducted a grand ritual honoring the priests and offered them sixty crores of cows as charity.
 
Ambareesha completed the ritual procedures, it was supposed to be the day to break the long fast, in the mean time Sage Durvassa arrived at the palace was cordially invited to attend the feast.  Sage Durvassa who was inconsiderate by nature leisurely went to perform ablutions to river Yamuna.
 
King Ambareesha anxiously waited for Sage Durvassa, the time for breaking the fast/Parana was getting closer.  King Ambareesha, ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu took a sip of water in order to complete the Parana.  Sage Durvassa understood what was happened in his absence with his divine sight; in order to punish the King Ambareesha, he angrily plucked a hair from his matted hair locks and created an evil spirit Krithya.
 
The evil spirit Krithya viciously hurried with a sword to King Ambareesha, but he did not move an inch from the place.   Oh! Supreme Lord Vishnu, observed your devotee in peril, the fierce weapon Sudarshana consumed Krithya, just like the fire devour the offerings and begun to chase the Sage.
 
 
In this way, Sage Durvassa was chased by the holy weapon of Lord Vishnu for a year, Sage Durvassa frightfully ran across the whole universe, he could witness only Sudarshana nothing else.  He approached Lord Brahma and surrendered to him, but Lord Brahma was helpless to protect the Sage from the wheel of time. Soon, Sage Durvassa hurried to the Abode of Lord Shiva who venerates Lord Vishnu.
 
Ultimately, Sage Durvassa took shelter in the Abode of Lord Vishnu and prostrated before the supreme Lord.  Lord Vishnu spoke “ Oh! Rishi, I am the servant of my devotees/Bhakthadasa, knowledge and austerities combined with modesty and humility is imperative, therefore seek shelter at the feet of King Ambareesha.”
 
Sage Durvassa returned to King Ambareesha and plead for pardon holding his feet.  King Ambareesha was startled and withdrew his feet out of humility and eulogized the divine weapon Sudarshana, instantly the fierce weapon retired from the sight.  Sage Durvassa was praised King Ambareesha for his modesty and sincere devotion, and blessed him.
 
King Ambareesha waited a year for Sage Durvassa’s return without consuming any meal.  Finally, Ambareesha fed the Sage and bade farewell to him, after that he consumed the meal.  King Ambareesha’s devotion towards the Supreme Lord became twofold and ultimately attained union with the supreme Lord Vishnu.  Oh! Supreme Lord Guruvayurappa, I earnestly pray to protect us.
 
Vaivasvathakhya – Manuputhra – Nabhagajatha –
Nabhaga Namaka Narendra Sutho Ambareesha: |
Saptharnnavavrutha – Mahidhayithopiremey
Thvath Sangishu Thvayi Cha Magna Mana : Sadhaiva ||
 
Thvath Preethaye Sakalameva Vithanvathosya
Bhakthaiva Deva ! Nachiradhabhrudha: Prasadham |
Yenasya Yachana Mrutheypyabhi Rakshanartham
Chakram Bhavan Pravithathara Sahasra Dharam ||
 
Sa Dvadhashi Vrathamadho Bhavad Archanartham
Varsham Dadhou Madhuvane Yamunopa Kandey |
Pathnya Samam Sumanasa Mahathim Vithanvan
Poojam Dhvijeshu Visrujan Pashu Shashti Kodim ||
 
Thathradha Parana Dhiney Bhavad Archanathey
Durvasa Sasya Munina Bhavanam Prapedhey |
Bhokthum Vrathascha Sa Nrupena Pararthisheelo
Mandham Jagama Yamunam Niyaman Vidhasyan ||
 
Rajjyadha Parana Muhurtha – Samapthikhedhath
Varaiva Paranamakari Bhavath Parena |
Praptho Munisthadhadha Divyadhrusha Vijanan
Kshipyan Krudhodhruthajado Vithathana Kruthyam ||
 
Krithyam Cha Tham Asidharam Bhuvanam Dhahanthim –
Agrebhiveekshya Nrupathirna Padhaccha Kambey |
Thavad Baktha Badhamabhiveekshya Sudarshanam They
Kruthyanalam Shalabhayan Munimanvadhaveeth ||
 
Dhavannashesha Bhuvaneshu Bhiya Sa Pashyan
Vishwathra Chakramapi They Gathavan Virinchim |
Ka : Kalachakramathi Langhayathi Thyapastha:
Sharvam Yayou Sa Cha Bavanthamavandhathaiva ||
 
Bhooyo Bhavannilayamethya Munim Namantham
Prochey Bhava Nahamrushey ! Nanu Bhaktha Dasa: |
Gnanam Thapascha Vinayanvithameva Manyam
Ya Hyambareesha Padhameva Bajethi Bhooman! ||
 
Thavath Samethya Munina Sa Griheetha Padho
Rajapasruthya Bhavadhasthramasavanousheeth |
Chakrey Gathey Muniradhadh Akhila Shishosmai
Thvath Bakthi Magasi Kruthepi Kripam Cha Shamsan||
 
Raja Pratheekshya Munimeka Samamanashvan
Sambhojya Sadhu Thamrushim Visrujjan Prasannam |
Bhuktha Swayam Thvayi Thathopi Dhrudam Rathobhooth
Sayujyamapa Cha Sa Mam Pavanesha ! Paya: ||
 
 
 
 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!