Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Offerings to Holy Fire, together: Laaja Homam

9. Vaarana, Ayiram (thousand elephants) Varisilai vaalmugatuenaimaartaamvandittiuerimugampaarit(u)ennaimunneniruttiarimuganacchutan kai melen kai vaituporimugamtattakanaakandentozhi naan Varisilai vaal = eye brows like arched and bent like a bow,mugatu = on...

Young farmer writes to KTR seeking permission to end life

sadiq A young farmer wrote a letter to IT and Municipal Administration Minister K Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) seeking permission to commit suicide. He also...

Bride Stepping on Sannikallu

8. VaaranamAyiram (Thousand Elephants Dream) ImmaikkumezhezhupiravikkumpatraavaannammaiudaiyavannaaraayanannambiSemmaiudaiyatirukaiyyaaltalpatriammeemidhikkakanaakandentozhi naan Stepping on Sannikallu Putting a silver ring on finger (mette) Meanings:Immaikkum = Hereaftertaking seven steps around the holy fire,ezhezhupiravikkum = In...

Seven Steps around holy fire

7. VaranamAyiram (Thousand Elephants) VaainallaarNalMaraiOdimandirattaal PaasilaiNaanalPadutuPparidivaitu KaaiSinaMagaliruAnnaanEn Kai Ppatri TheevalamseiyyakanaaKandenTozhi naan Meanings Vaainallaar = chanting veda mantras, Nalla= good, Marai = Vedas,  Odi= chanting, mandirattaal= mandairams, Paasilai= beetle leaves, Naanal...

KCR at it once again?

Planning another shot at national politics Opposition conclave in Hyderabad likely After Mamata Banerjee proved that Modi-Shah combination is beatable, leaders from different parts of the...

Ranganatha holds Goda’s hand

6.VaranamAyiram, (Thousand Elephants) MattalamkottavarisangamninroodaMuttizhaidaamamniraindazhndapandarkIzhMaittunannambimadhusoodananvandu yenKaittalampatraakanaakandentozhi naan Mattalamkotta = Mridangam and other Mangala Vadyams are blowing, varisangamninrooda = stripped conches were blown, Muttizhai = pearls, daamam =strings,niraindazhanda...

Sri Krishna stepping in style

5. Goda’sVaranamAyiram In her fifth Pashuram of VaranamAyiram (Thousand Elephents) Godadevi is explaining her dream to her dear friend, how the young girls went in...

Yellow protective bonds on their hands

4 Goda’sVaaranamAyiram Godadevi in her fourth of ten Pashurams under the title VaranamAyiram (thousand elephants) described how the sacred water was brought from four sides...

Indra descends to discuss Goda’s marriage

3. Marriage Dreams of Goda This is Godadevi’s third Pashuram of VaranamAyiram (Thousand Elephants) Indhiranullittadevarkuzhaamyellam Vandhirundhuyennai makalpesimandhirithu, ManDhirakodiuduthi, mana  maalai, AnDharichootta  kanaa  kandenthozhi naan English Poem Descended Indra with Angels all around Discussed...

Groom Ranganatha Arrives: Nishchitartham

2. VaranamAyiram Pranams to Andaal, Pranams Azhwaars Naalaivadhuvaimannamyendrunaalittu,pallaikamuguparisudaipandarkeezh,kollariMadhavan Govindan yenbhaanvor,kallaipughuthakkanakandenthozhi! naan. Meanings: Naal =tomorrow,  VadhuvaiManam= marriage ceremony, Endru = like that, Naalittu= fixing the time for wedding, PaalaiKamuguPaarisudaiPandakeezh...

Krishna arrives with 1000 elephants around

It’s around 1200 years ago the devotee poetess Goda (Andal) of 9thcentury AD only one womanAzhwar of Sri Vaishnavas is very popular even in...

From ignorance to brightness of Bhakti

30 Thiruppavai Stories Sankranthi means journey into another phase. Goda leads her friends Gopikas into the path of Bhagawan. When the Sun moves towards Makara...

Goda’s thirty steps to reach God

30. Goda Govinda Geetham, Tiruppavai Tamil Pashuram Vangak Kadal kadaintha Madhavanai kKesavanai Thingal Thirumugatthu Seyizhaiyar Senru Irainji Anga-p-paraikonda Vaatrai ani Puduvai Paingamala Ththan Theriyal Battar Piran Kodai Sonna Sangath Thamizh...

The legend of Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Madabhusi Sridhar The eleventh day of first fortnight in Pushya Masam in South India is celebrated as Vaikuntha Ekadashi. Vaikuntha is abode of Lord Sri...

Your association is more than Moksha, Krishna

29. Tiruppavai, Goda Govinda Geetham Tamil Pashuram ShitthumSirukaaleVanduUnnaiSevitthu Un PotthamaraiAdiyePotthumPorullKelaay PetthamMeyythundumKulatthilPirandu Nee KutthevalEngalaiKollamallPogathu ItthaiParaiKollvaanAndruKaannGovinda EtthaikkumEzhEazhPiravikkum Un Tannodu VutthomeYavomUnakke Naam Aatcheyvom Matthai Nam KaamangalMatthu-el or empaavaai. English Poem 29 Listen, we all came over here very early-dawn At...

Lakshman refuses to become Yuvraj of Ayodhya

29. Thiruppavai Stories After killing Ravan in a fierce battle, Ram returns to Ayodhya and takes over the reins of administration as a King. He...

Krishna a cowherd, Is He Paramatma?

28.Tiruppavai Stories The children are parts of the body of the mother. She shares the milk from out of her body, a liquid like blood....

You know all, we know nothing

Tiruppavai 28- GodaGovindaGeetham Tamil Pashuram KaravaigallPinshendruKaanamSerndhuUnbom ArivondrumIlladhaAaykkulathuUndrannai PiraviPerundhanaiPpunniyamYaamudaiyom KuraivOndrumIlladhaGovinda! Undrannodu UravelnamakkInguOzhikkavOzhiyadhu AriyaadhaPillaiygalomAnbinalUndrannai ChiruperAzhaiththanavumSeeriYaruladhe Iraivaa, Nee ThaaraayParaiy el or empaavai English Poem Cattle lead us to forests for grazing, we eat with them, We, cowherds know nothing,...

How Swami Vivekananda mesmerized Chicago audience?

Narendra who frantically went after many holy men to quench his soul’s thirst met Ramakrishna Parmahamsa and became Swami Vivekananda. Having travelled the length...

In 27th Song, Goda calls Him Govinda

27. Thiruppavai Stories Krishna notices the egoistic behaviour of Indra and asks His father and friends to worship Govardhana and offers him the sacrifices instead...

Opinions

Role and responsibility of media in 21st century

Speaking at Mumbai Press Club last week the Chief Justice of India N V Ramana reminded much hyped sentiment about media and journalists.  He...

Tiruppavai – 2 : Join this divine mission

VaiyathuVazhveerkal! Nanum Nam Pavaikku   SeyyumKirisaikalKeleero! Paarkadalul Paiyya-th-thuyindra param Adi Paadi Neyyunnom Paal UnnomNaatkaleNeeradi Maiy-ittEzhudom Malar Ittu Naam Mudiyom SeyyadanaSeyyom Thee KkuralaiSenrodhom IyamumPichaiyumAandanaiyumKaikaatti UyyumarenniUgandhu-el-or-empaavaai -        Goda English poem For bliss of world, come dear, join...

Journalist Sudhakar Reddy’s book “Red Sanders”

A Boo Review by Prof. Madabhushi Sridharacharyulu  “Blood Sanders, the Great Forest Heist” is neither drama nor novel, but the reality of a serious problem...

Dharma is ruling power of ‘Ruling Power’

Washington Prof. Lubin at Mahindra University Nothing is higher than Dharm Ancient Dharma of India is embedded in the present day ‘rule of law’ concept in...

Wither the three-tier system of governance? Are we taking to centralisation route giving up the “We, the People”?

I have built now a small house in my native village in place of a hundred-year-old one hoping to spend more time in the...
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