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Oct 13, 2017

அஷ்டபுஜ நரசிம்மர் - அளேபுரம் ஸ்ரீலட்சுமி நரசிம்மர் ஆலயம்

அஷ்டபுஜ நரசிம்மர் - அளேபுரம் ஸ்ரீலட்சுமி நரசிம்மர் ஆலயம் 
ஆலயங்கள் அமைப்பதில் நான்கு முறைகள் உள்ளன. அவை தைவிகம், ஆருஷம், ஆசுரம் மற்றும் மானுஷம் ஆகும். தேவர்கள் அமைத்த கோயில்கள் - தைவிகம், ரிஷிகள் அமைத்தவை - ஆருஷம், அசுரர்கள் எழுப்பியவை - ஆசுரம், மனிதர்கள் நிர்மாணித்தவை - மானுஷம்.
அளேபுரம் ஸ்ரீலட்சுமி நரசிம்மர் ஆலயம் தைவிகம் வகையைச் சேர்ந்தது. ஒகேனக்கலில் தவமியற்றித் திரும்பிய படைப்புக்கடவுள் ஸ்ரீபிரம்மதேவனால் பிரதிஷ்டை செய்யப்பட்டவர் இவர். பெயரில் லட்சுமி இருந்தாலும், சாட்சாத் உக்கிர நரசிம்மர்தான்! தாயாருக்கு, தனிச் சன்னிதி எதுவும் இல்லை; நரசிம்மர் மடிமேல் லட்சுமி அமர்ந்த கோலமும் இல்லை. நரசிம்மருள் தாயாரும் அடக்கம். எனவேதான், லட்சுமி நரசிம்மர் என அழைக்கப்படுகிறார். தாயாருக்குச் செய்யப்படும் மஞ்சள் மற்றும் குங்கும அபிஷேகமும் பெருமாளுக்கே செய்யப்படுகிறது.
நரசிம்மர் அஷ்டபுஜங்களுடன் காட்சியளிக்கிறார். மடியில் இரண்யனைக் கிடத்தி ஒரு கையால் அரக்கனது தலையையும் ஒரு கையால் கால்களையும் அழுத்திப் பிடித்துள்ளார். இரு கைகளால் அவன் வயிற்றைக் கிழிக்கிறார். இரு கைகளால் குடலை உருவி மாலையாகப் போட்டுக் கொள்கிறார். இரு கைகளில் சங்கும் சக்கரமும் துலங்குகின்றன. அருகே பாலகன் பிரகலாதன் நிற்கிறார். திருமஞ்சனம் நடக்கும்போது அர்ச்சகர் தெளிவாக விளக்கமளிக்கிறார்.

பக்த ரட்சகரான நரசிம்மரிடம் நாளை என்பதே இல்லை’ என்பர் பெரியோர். இன்றும் பல்லாயிரம் குடும்பத்தினருக்கு இவரே குலதெய்வம். தமிழ்நாட்டில் மட்டுமல்ல; கர்நாடக மாநிலத்தில் இருந்தும் பலர் இங்கு வந்து குலதெய்வ நேர்ச்சையும், திருமஞ்சனமும் நடத்துகின்றனர்.
நரசிம்ம ஜயந்தி, வைகுண்ட ஏகாதசி ஆகியவை இக்கோயிலில் மிகச் சிறப்பாகக் கொண்டாடப்படுகின்றன.
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Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Halepuram
The Historic Temple at the Halepuram, built Centuries back, where the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swami's temple is located in District of Dharmapuri, is the temple of Lord Vishnu in the avatara of Sri Narasimha Swami varu.
The temple has a dedicated purohit, performing regular poojas to the lord. The temple is opened from early morning till afternoon and the purohit stays very near to the temple.The deity is 3 Feet and covered with full of flowers and the silver crown which is really a delight to the eyes.
Lord Anjaneya and Lord Rama are also accompanying the main lord in this temple.Their deities are very old resembling the number of centuries they have existed.There is a Sorga vaasal (also known as a way to Heaven) in this temple, opened once in a year.
Thousands of devotees throng from around the world visiting this temple every year. The Cauvery river flows at a very near distance of 25 km (also named as Hogenekkal falls).This river serves the nearby regions and is also a famous tourist attraction.
The temple still stands strong which is pillared with rock stones and also is surrounded by good gardens. Fresh air and calm atmosphere encourage the devotees to pray to the almighty and get the blessings from the most powerful God.
Karthigai month is very auspicious for the lord.There is always a crowd in this time.
Dharmapuri Sheshachari wrote the Narasimha Satakam - a collection of poems on the Lord.

Thanks to 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1545246808828247&set=pcb.1545246948828233&type=3&theater
http://hinduspritualarticles.blogspot.sg/2014/02/blog-post_5921.html

Oct 8, 2017

excellent song for Perumal lovers - TTD Brahmotsavam Special Song





ஏடு கொண்டல வாடா வெங்கட்ரமணா .. கோவிந்தா ... கோவிந்தா...

அநாத ரக்க்ஷகா ஆபத் பாந்தவா கோவிந்தா கோவிந்தா..

Oct 2, 2017

Chola Nadu Divya Desam Yatra - Details about all 40 Temples - சோழநாடு திவ்யதேசம் (40) பற்றிய குறிப்புக்கள்

Chola Nadu Divya Desam Yatra - Travelogue


With Sri Maha Periyava & Sri Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhacharyars and Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhan krupai, we(17 bakthas) had blessings of Sri Mangalambigai Thayar and Kumbeshwarar to cover all 40 Chola Nadu Divya Desam (in and around Kumbakonam, Trichy, Seerkazhi, Tanjavoor).

Plus other temples like - Mannarkudi Rajagopalan, Vaduvur Ramar, Uthukadu Kalinga Narthanar, and Siva Stalangal - Thittai, Chidambaram Natarajar, Pateeshwaram Durgai Amman, Thanjai Periya Kovil, Melatur - Unathapureeshwarar Siva Priyambal, ThiruKarugavoor - Garba Rakshambigai, Thiruvanai kaval -Agiladeshwari Jambukeswara.

Jai Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhaya namaha.
Sarvam Sri Lakshmi Narasimharpanam.


·       Cholanadu Divya Desam Trip - 6 days Trip. For small group you can easily cover all 40 divyadesam in 5 days.  I prefer taking more time in temple so stretched 5 days to 6 days trip.

·       Stay We stayed in Kumbakonam home stay and covered all 40 divyadesam. But ideally 5th day night, its better to stay in Trichy so that you can save some time.


Kumbakonam Homestay
Address - Anna nagar (Near Kasiraman Street), Kumbakonam - 612001.
Phone - 0435-2424271, +91-9003743432,  +91-9003743043,  +91-9443132271 Email - mail@kumbakonamhomestay.com.
Very nice, big clean rooms. We booked double bed rooms - Cost 2250Rs - 2 double beds for 5 people.
Another advantage is you will get coffee starting from 5 am. Worth the money.


·       Breakfast During our 6 days stay in Kumbakonam we ate mostly in Mangalambigai mess and twice in Venkatramana Mess. I strongly advise you to try Mangalambigai mess. The looks of the mess will not be good, but the quality and taste of the food is very good.

·       Tulasi / Lotus / Flower for Perumal Thayar

After breakfast, you can buy bags and bags of flowers & tulasi for low cost at nearby market.(Market near mangalambigai temple) We bought lot of lotuses. I have never seen such beautiful, big lotuses anywhere else. We carried a koodai to keep thulasi malai / lotus etc fresh. 

·       Lunch. We ate only home made vegitarian food.  Phone number given along with day wise plan. Most of us are above 65 years old and none of us had any stomach problem due to this one good decision.

S.N
Lunch we ate at
Address
1
Mangalambikai Vilas, Kumbakonam
 Adi Kumbeswarar Temple Complex, Kumbakonam 612001. 9344301418/ 0435 2400228. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Crowded place. The best tiffen centre in Kumbakonam
2
Sri Lakshmi Mess, Tanjore
Jowli Chetty street, South Main street. Lunch.  Prior booking is must.  Waiting time may be longer.  9500483627
3
Sri Lakshmi Mess, Nagapattinam
Opposite to Soundararaja Perumal Temple (near a tea stall). Lunch.
4
Sri Ragavendra Mess, Sri Rangam
Raghavendra Swamy Mutt Rd, Sriramapuram, Srirangam, (91)-431-2432001, (91)-9442040606. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Walkable distance from Ranga gopuram
5
Murali Café, Sri Rangam
Gandhi Rd, Srirangam - Infront of Vamana Lodge near Ranga Gopuram. Good place to have Coffee
6
Food @ Thirunangoor
Food @ Thirunangoor. Arranged by Guide Mr. Suresh.
Suresh can come as guide for ThiruNangoor DivyaDesam.
9994621065 / 9750728645



·       Guide for Thirunangoor. Guide is must for ThiruNangoor Divyadesam. Suresh was our guide for Thirunangoor divyadesam 9994621065 / 9750728645 (Approx 800 – 1000rs per day for the guide). He also arranged for food in thiruNangoor.

·       Travel Agent:  We booked Bus (Mini Van) through Mr. Saravanan - +91 99945 46416.

·       Bus driver was tallented – Mr. AlagarSwamy 9442559416 / 9894489416

·       Read about each temple. My humble suggestion is, spend some time to know about each of the 40 chola nadu divya desams. If not, you might get bored or wont be able to enjoy the Karunyam of Perumal. I used to wakeup 4am daily to read about each of the 40 divyadesam.  

Day Wise Plan for Chola Nadu Divya Desam Yatra


Divyadesams are numbered 1 till 40. the one without numbers are abimana stalam in that area.











The AC Mini bus we used. 







Jul 30, 2017

Choza Nadu Divya Desam - Short 10 minutes recordings about 40 choza nadu divya desams. - Part 1

Sri Ahobila Narasimhar in Swarna Kavacham


Dear All,

We usually collect details about the temple and store that as a document for each divya desa yatra we make..

This time for our choza nadu divya desam yatra, i have recorded the information in audio format.
Before you listen to that, please read the following

1. The original intention was to share details about each of the 40 choza Divyadesam with my relatives who are joining us for choza nadu divya desam yatra.

2. I told my relatives that the recording will not exceed 10 min. And im following it.

3. Its not a professional recording. It was made using phone audio recorder.

4. The first 1 minute of the recording will be in quiz form, just to increase the curiosity of the listener.

5. My intentions are good. I did it with my full heart. Please excuse if the output is not good.












Next 10 will be posted in part 2..

Sri Lakshmi Narasimharpanamasthu

Jai Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaya Namaha

Narasimha Bakthai





Jul 4, 2017

Sri Lakshmi Narisimha Stotram By Bombay Sisters - Devotional Songs

Nicely rendered Sri Lakshmi Narisimha Stotrams By Bombay Sisters

It Includes
Sri Karavalamba Stotram
Runa Vimochana Stotram
Ashtotra Shathanama Stotram
Sri Nrusimha Pancharatnam
Sri Nrisimhastakam


May 19, 2017

Are you depressed / Confused / in Pain / Looking for salvation / Moksham

Read Bagavath Gita daily. At least one slokam (2-4 lines) a day. 

All you need is less than 10min per day and a determination to follow sincerely.

1.  Try to recollect the sloka meaning before you sleep.

2.  Talk about what you read at least to one person in a weeks time.

3.  Try to follow what you have read, at least once a day / week.

4.  Make a promise that you will read Bagavath Gita daily just for at least 5 min per day.


5.  This book is not related to any religion. You can call your God in any name. So, don’t worry if you don’t practise Hinduism. It does not matter.


You will notice drastic improvement in a months time. I promise.




Link to Bagavath Gita with its meaning




Small background in case you have not heard of Bagavath Gita.
  • Its the dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna (God).
  • The conversation happens in War Field (kurukshetra).
  • Arjuna hesitates to fight as he does not want to kill his friends and loved ones.
  • Krishna tells Arjuna that he must perform his duty (Dharma)
  • Sanjaya Narates this conversation to Kuru king Dhritarashtra.


In case you want to buy Gita related books..
click the following link for buying Bagavath Gita at a very very low price
 
http://gitapressbookshop.in/books-by-topics-subjects/shrimadbhagwadgita.html 



May 5, 2017

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Urai BY Sri P.B. Annangarachariar Swamigal

MAY 9TH - SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA JAYANTHI.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Namaskaram. 

MAY 9th 2017 is Sri Nrusimha Jayanthi. 

We apply leave for very silly things, say relatives marriage, going out for fun, and a lot more useless stuff... None of this is going to help us get out of our Karmic cycle.

Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhan is our ATHMA Bandhu. Please see if you can spend that day with Sri Nrusiman.  

Just BE with HIM. Feel HIM. Say HIS slokas, mantras or whatever that will make you feel close to HIM. Surrender totally.

Nothing else in our mind on that day. 

May our ACARYAR help us to celebrate a wonderful Narasimha Jayanthi.

Ahobila Malolan

Jai Sri Lakshmi Narasimha
Sri Gurubyo Namaha.

Treasure site - With lots of excellent devotional books

Dear All,

All Sriman Narayana Bakthargal will definitely love it like a treasure. Please click the following link....

http://acharya.org/bk/pb/index-all.html

Sri Gurubyo Namaha
Jai Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaya Namaha






Mar 15, 2017

Excellent Upanyasam on Meera Bai by Sri Visaka Hari











Nice Paintings depicting Meera ma





இளிச்ச வாய் பெருமாள்

சித்தர் இடைக்காடரிடம் ஒரு குடியானவர் கேட்டார்; “பெருமாள் தசாவதாரம் எடுத்தார்; நான் கூப்பிடும்போது எந்தப் பெருமாள் வருவார்?”

அதற்கு சித்தர் சொன்னார்: “ஏழை, இடையன், இளிச்சவாயன்”.

குடியானவர் கொஞ்சம் திகைத்துப் போனார். இதில் என்ன அர்த்தம் பொதிந்துள்ளது என்று சிந்தித்தவர் தெரிந்தவர்களிடம் விளக்கம் கேட்டார்.

அப்போது அதன் அர்த்தம் புலப்பட்டது; ஏழையாக வாழ்ந்த ராமரும், இடையனாக வாழ்ந்த கண்ணனும், இளிச்ச வாயனான (வாயை இளித்து ஹிரண்யனைப் பிளந்த) நரசிம்மரும் வருவார்கள்.

இதனை உங்கள் அன்றாட வாழ்வுடன் பொருத்திப் பாருங்கள்.




Mar 10, 2017

The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna

Dear Bakthas,

This is a wonderful bakthi related movie. Dont miss it.  I loved it. 

Made me cry, forget the world around me atleast for sometime.... thought provoking simple dialogues...

Please try.  It has english subtitles too...





The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna - revised file



Narasimha bakthai


Feb 12, 2017

Sri Yagna Narasimha, Puri, Odhisha



Architecture

The temple is facing towards west and the height of the temple is about 60 ft. Local people also called this temple as Nrusingha Temple and Nrusimha Temple.The presiding deity is Lord Narasimha. There are two images of Lord Narasimha inside the temple, one behind the other. The image in front is called Shanta Narasimha. In local language 'Shanta' means 'Calm' or 'Sober'. Anyone who sees this image of Lord Narasimha will have his anger, frustration, and anxiety will vanish. The Deity in the back is called Ugra Narasimha. In local language 'Ugra' means 'Angry'.

Legend

As depicted in the Skanda Purana once King Indradyumna stayed near Nilakantheswar temple to make arrangements to performAshwamedha Yajna for one thousand years. On the advice of Sage Narada, King Indradyumna made a Nrusimha image out of black stone and placed the image under black sandal wood tree and worshipped Him.
It is believed that in front of this temple the Ashwamedha Yajna took place and hence He known as 'Yajna Narasimha'. Devotees will earn more punya if they make a darsana of Sri Nilakantheswar, Yagna Narasimha and Panchamuki Hanuman (Lord Hanuman image with five faced) after the sacred bath in Indradyumna Tank. Festivals like Narasimha Janma, Satapuri Amavasya etc. are observed in Nrusingha temple with great devotion.

History

When Kalapahad attacked Puri and was smashing Deities of various temples, he saw Shaanta Narasimha image and his anger subsided; hence he could not break the Deity as he had planned. Santa Narasimha’s features are human-like. He has a sharp human nose, a large curly mustache, and an outstretched tongue.

Parshwadevatas 

As per Pancharatra and Vaikhanasa the central idol of Vishnu should be surrounded by four side icons, whether be it Purusha,Satya, Achyuta, Aniruddha (Vaikhanasa) or Vasudeva, Samkarshana, Pradyumna, Aniruddha (Pancharatra). Here also similar pattern is followed where the main deity Nrisimha faces west direction,and other deities are surrounded as follows.

The three sides central niches of the side of Vimana house the images of Varaha, Trivikrama(Vamana) and Vishnu as the Parsvadevatas of the main presiding deity.
The image of Varaha is the Parsvadevata of the southern side. He holds Chakra in his uplifted back right upper hand while his lower left hand holds a conch above Goddess Prithvi.

The Parsvadevata on the northern side niche is Trivikrama. The four handed image of Trivikrama has been installed on the double petalled lotus pedestal. He holds gada in right upper hand, lotus flower in right lower hand, chakra in left upper hand and conch in left lower hand respectively. Figures of Sridevi and Bhudevi are flanked on either side of deity. The right leg of deity is set firmly on the ground and another uplifted left foot touches the image of Brahma. Beneath his uplifted leg is a scene of Bali who is presenting the gift to Vamana while Shukracharya lifts his hands up in dismay.

The image of four handed Vishnu is the Parsvadevata of the eastern or backside central niche of the main deity.

The central deity is the Ugra Nrisimha inside the Garbhagriha and Shanta Nrisimha facing west is the first expansion of the Ugra Nrisimha. Finally the five images equate as per the traditional Vaishnava Agama shastra.



Temple Location




Feb 10, 2017

கண்ணனும் நானும்




நெஞ்சம் 

ஈனக் கவலைக ளெய்திடும் போதில் 

இதஞ்சொல்லி மாற்றிடு வான். ... 

அன்பர் 

கூட்டத்தி லேயிந்தக் கண்ணனைப் போலன்பு 

கொண்டவர் வேறுள ரோ? ...!!!

(பாரதியார்)


thanks