Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Varavu Paattu of Pthinettampadi Karuppanna Swami

பரிவார தேவதாக்கள் வரவு :
Varavu Paattu  of Pthinettampadi  Karuppanna Swami

Translated by

(I found that  this song was posyed in 2015 in a facebook page  of Sappanikaruppu ,I do not know who is the author.Karuppanna swami is one who is the Security guard of SAbari Malai  Ayyappa Swami   and is  included  as Parivara  devathai. I never knew  that there is a  Sanskrit prayer  addressed  to Karuppanna Swami)

ஸ்ரீ கருப்பண்ண ஸ்வாமி :
த்யானம் :
வந்தே காலாப்ர வர்ணம் த்விபுஜம்
அஸிகதாம் தீப்தாகர்ண தம்ஷ்ட்ராம்

Vandhe Kaalabra  varnam  dwibbujam,
Asikadhaam Deepthakarna damshtraaam

I salute him  who is of the colour of black cloud, who has  two hands,
Who fights with a sword, who is lustrous with large teeth   up to his ears

பீமம் பீமாங்கரூபம் ப்ரணத பயஹரம்
பாதுகாரூட ந்ருத்தம்

Bheemam Bheemanga  roopam pranatha  bhaya  haram,
Padhukarooda   nrutham

He  is huge, has a form with large limbs and removea  fear of those  who salute him,
And who dances mounting on  his sandals

பாலம் பாலார்க்க காந்திம் ஸிதவஸன
தரம் காளகம் குஞ்சிதாங்க்ரிம்

Baalam Balarka kanthim  sitha  vasana daram,
Kalakam  kunchithangrim

He is a  boy with luster of sun of dawn, wears white dress,
Is dark blue in colour and has a  curved foot

வ்யாகீர்ண கேச பந்திம் மதுமத
முதிதம் ஸ்யாமளம் க்ருஷ்ண புத்ரம்

Vyaakeerna  kesa  pankthim madhumadha,
Mudhitham  shyamalam Krishna  Puthram

He has hairs  flying in all direction., is  joyous,
Due  to intoxication of wine, black in colour and is son of Krishna

வ்ருத்தாய த்வி நேத்ரம்
வ்யாள பத்த ஸுகுந்தனம்

Vrudhaya   dwinethram cha ,
Vyala  badha  sukunthanam

He is old  with   two eyes
And holds  a vicious  good spear

நீலம் கஞ்சுகம் பீமம்
த்ரி புண்ட ரவி லஸந்முகம்

Neelam sa kanchukam bheemam,
TRipundra vilasan mukham

He wears a blue gown and  is huge  ,
And on face  he sports a Naamam(mark of Vaishnavites)

குந்தம் தரந்தம் வாமேச
க்ருகரம் தக்ஷிணேகரே

Kuntham  thara ocean like ntham  Vaame cha,
Krukaram dakshine   kare

He holds  a spear  i on his  left hand
And holds a  cutting   sword in his right  hand

ஒட்யாண பக்த கச்சம்ச
ஸர்வாலங்கார பூஷிதம்

Odyaaana  badha  kachamcha  ,
SArvalankara  Bhooshitham,

With a waist belt tying his  Dhothi ,
He  is decorated   in all waya

தப்தசாமீ கராபஞ்ச
ஸக்தி த்வய ஸமன்விதம்

THaptha  saameekarabham cha ,
SAkthi divya   samanvitham

Armed with a  hot  flat  iron,
He is also  blessed  with  divine strength

கருப்பண்ண ஸ்வாமிநம்
த்வந்தே பீடே ஸு ஸம்ஸ்திதம்

Karuppana   swminam,
Dwanthe  peede susamthitham

That   God  Karuppanna  ,
Is  always  ready   to protect  the  temple

ரக்தாஷம் க்ருஷ்ண வஸ்த்ரஞ்ச
த்வி புஜம் மோஹனாக்ருதிம்

RAkthaksham    Krishna vasthranch  ,
Dwibujam mohanaa kthim

With blood red eyes   and wearing black cloth .
Anf having two hands , he has pretty looks

கட்கம் தண்டஞ்ச பிப்ராணம்
ஸர்வாலங்கார ஷோபிதம்

Gadgam dandancha bibranam,
Sarvalankara  shobitham

Armed with  sword   as well as  staff,
He shines with all  decorations

பார்ச்ஸ்வே குக்குடஸம் யுக்தம்
மஹா விக்ரம சாலினம்
Parswe kukuda  samyuktham,
Maha vikrama  salinam,

With a   spark of fire  standing  nearby  ,
He is very greatly valorous

கருப்பண் திவிக்யாதம்
ஸ்வாமிநம் பாவயேத் ஸதா

Karuppannathi  vikhyatham,
SWaminam  bhavayeth  sadhaa

I always cherish  the god,
Who is famous as  Karuppanna

Karuppa swami  Moola manthra

Om KLeem  Krishna  puthraya  Hum Phat SWaha  nama
Om KleemBlack son Hum Phat SWaha

Another manthra 

ஸ்ரீ கருப்பசாமி மந்திரம் 
ஸ்ரீ கருப்பஸ்வாமி வழிபாடு மந்திரம்.
English-Tamil-தமிழ், Lyrics, வரிகள்.

ஓம் க்ரூம் அஸிதாங்காய 
மஹாசாஸ்த்ருபரிவாராய நமஹ.



Om Kroom  Black bodied

Sakutations  to the assistant  of Great  Sastha

Monday, December 25, 2017

Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu

Loka Samastha  Sukhino Bhavanthu

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(My blessings and thanks to my face book friend who kindled  all these  thoughts by posting  about the name “Narayana”)

The word “Narayana “  has several meanings like , “one  who lives on water” The supreme being” , “Direction  of human being” , “Shelter  of a human being” etc..The Narayana  suktha  , one of the Vedic  prayer  addressed  to Narayana says

Sahasra seersham devam viswaksham viswa sambhuvam.
Viswam narayanam  devam aksharam paramam padam.                                                    1

I meditate on god Narayana,
Who has thousands of heads,
Who sees everywhere,
Who does good to all the world,
Who is the world,
Who is indestructible,
And who is the greatest destination.

Viswatha paramanithyam  viswam narayanam harim,
Viswamevedam  purusha stadvischa mupajeevathi.                                                            2

I meditate on God Narayana,
Who is much greater than this world,
Who is forever,
Who is the world,
Who destroys sins and suffering,
And say, that this world is Purusha,
And is alive because he is inside it.

Pathim viswasyatmeshwara, saswatha shivamachyutham,
Narayanam mahagneyam viswathmanam parayanam.                                                        3

I meditate on Narayana,
Who owns this world,
Who is the god of all souls,
Who is forever,
Who is personification of good,
Who never slips,
Who needs to be known with great effort,
Who is the soul of everything,
And who is the great destination.

Narayana paro jyothirathma narayana para,
Narayana para brahma tatwam narayana para.
Narayana paro dyatha , dyanam Narayana para.                                                                  4

Narayana is the great light,
Narayana is the great soul,
Narayana is the ultimate Brahmam,
Narayana is   the great principle,
Narayana is the greatest among those who meditate on him,
And Narayana is the great meditation.

Yachcha  kinchid jagat sarvam drusyathe  sruyathe bhi vaa,
Antharbahischa tatsarva vyapya narayana sthitha.                                                              5    

Narayana is spread,
All over the world.
In everything that we see and hear,
And in its inside and outside.   

        There   is a famous   story of Ajamila who did all possible sins  but went to Land of Vishnu  because  , when he  was dying he called  his son, whose  name   was Narayana. 
     One of the modern day saints   summarising  the   greatness  of name Narayana   says  “Chanting  the Divine name Narayana awakens   the  cosmic love within you so that you can love  everything Unconditionally”

There  is also a great  religious  poem of a great  Vaishnavite   saint  of Tamil Nadu  called Thirumangai  Azhvar   about  the greatness  of the  name Narayana. THirumangai Azhvar   was  one of the great Azhvars  and was considered as the last of the twelve Azhvars who were  great  minstrels  of Vaishnavism. These  minstrels went  all over India  visited  great Vishnu  temples  of those times  and composed  prayers(Pasurams) , praising  Gods  of these temples.Among them  the compositions of THirumangai azhvar  is supposed  to be maximum .According  to great savants his most  important  pasuram is

''குலந்தரும் செல்வம் தந்திடும் அடியார்
படுதுயர் ஆயினவெல்லாம்
நிலந்தரம் செய்யும் நீள் விசும்பருளும்
அருளொடு பெருநிலமளிக்கும்
வலந்தரும் மற்றும் தந்திடும் பெற்ற
தாயினும் ஆயின செய்யும்
நலம் தரும் சொல்லை நான் கண்டுகொண்டேன்
நாராயணா என்னும் நாமமே''

“Kulam tharum  , selvam thanthidum , adiyaar,
Padum thuyar aayinavellam ,
NIlantharam cheyyum , neel visumbarulum,
Arulodu  peru nilamalikkum ,
Valam tharum mathrum thanthidum pethha,
THaayinum   aayina   cheyyum,
Nalam tharum chollai naan kandu konden,
Nayanan  yennum naamame

I found out   the word   that gives  all that is good,
That gives us noble birth, grants   wealth .
Which would  mke all the sufferings of devotees,
In to nothing, grant  us forever stay  with  God,
Give  us chance to do service  to God with grace ,
And  would do  everything that mother will do,
And that  word is   the name   Narayana

Great scholars  believe  that Pasuram  gives  out the essence  of Divya Prabandham (the collected  work of all Azhvars.They believed that  if this pasuram is chanted  in the  ears of dying man, he would definitely attain God.

Om Namo Narayanaya.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Shiva Gadhyam

Shiva Gadhyam
(Prose prayer on Lord Shiva)
Sage SAnath Kumara

Translated by

(This prayer   occurs  in Shiva Mahapurana  in Rudra  Samhitha. You can read it in Sanskrit   in http://www.brahminsnet.com/pdf/Sri%20Shiva%20Gadyam%20-%20Shiva%20Puranam.pdf)

Om Namasthe  devesaaya , surasura namaskruthaya, bootha bhavya  Maha devayaya, haritha pingala lochanaya, balaaya, budhi  roopine, vayyagra vasana sadaayaraneyaya,

OM  I salute   the  God of all devas  , who is saluted by   devas as well as asuras, Who is the great god in the past  as well as present, who has green and brown eyes, who is endowed with strength , who is personification of wisdom , who normally has the habit of sitting on the hide of tiger  ,

Trilokya prabhave  , easwaraya, haraayaa, hari nethraaya, yugaantha karuna analaayaa, Ganesaaya  , Loka paalaya, Maha  bujaaya, maha  hasthaya, sooline, maha damshtine, kaalaaya

Lord of all the three  worlds  , God  , He who  destroys, he who has a  green  eye, Who creates the fire of kindness    at the end of all  time, He who is the lord of Ganas  ,.He who looks after  people, He who has a great arms, He   who has great hands, He who holds   the trident, He who has   huge teeth, He who is  end of time

Maheswaraaya  , avyayaaya, kala roopine,  neela greevaaya , mahodharaaya, ganadhyakshaaya, sarvaathmane, sarva pavanaaya, sarvagaaya  , mrutyu  hanthre  pariyaathra  suvruthaaya,

He who is the great  God, he who does not change  , he who has form of time  , he who has  a blue neck , He who has a big stomach  , He who presides  over all ganas  , He who is the soul of all , He who is  everywhere  holy , He   who is everything, He who destroys death  , he who has taken a penance  of always  being everywhere

Brahmacharine  , vedanthakaaya  , thaponthakaya  , pasupathaye, Vyangaaya  , soola paanaya, vrusha krethave  , haraye  , jadine  , shikanndine  , lakutine  , maha yasase

HE who is never married, he who is the end of Vedantha, He who is the end of penance,  He  who is the lord of all beings, he who is body less  , He who carries the trident, he who has bull on his flag , he who is the destroyer  , he who is motionless  , he who is neither male or female , he who has a club , he who has great fame

Bhootheswaraaya  , GUhaa vasine   Venaaphana thalavathe  , amaraaya  , darsaneeyaya, Bala soorya  nibhaaye , Smasana vaasine , BHagwathe  , Uma pathaye  , arindhamaaya  , bhagasyakshi paasthine

 God of all beings  , Cave dweller , Lord who keeps beat to the sound of Veena  , He who does not have death  , He who has great vision  , he who is similar to young sun  ,He  who lives in cremation ground  , He who is God  , He who is consort of Uma , He who conquers   enemies , he who  keeps his eyes on lucky people 

Pooshno   dasana  naasanaaya  , kroora karthakaaya  , Pasa  hasthakaya  ,Pralaya  Kaalaaya  , Unmukhaaya  , Agni kethave  , Munaye, Dheepthaaya  , visaam pathaye  , Unnayathe janakaaya

He who destroys those  which  destroy prosperity  , He  who spins away cruelty  , He who has a  rope  , He who  is the destroyer  at deluge , he who looks up  , he who is as bright as fire  , He  who is a sage  , He who is lustrous  , he who is the  lord  of all poisons  , He who creates greatness,

Chathurthakaya, LOka sathamaaya , Vama devaya, Vaag dakshinaya, vammatho bikshave, Bikshu roopine, Jatine, swayam jatilaaya , sacra hastha prathisthambakaaya, vasoonaam  Sthambakaya

He who is extremely intelligent  , He who is for the welfare  of the world ,He who is the god of  the left  , He who is soft speaking , He  who is the beggar  of the left  , He who has form of beggar , He who is noble , He who is a complicated self , he who freezes the God armed with wheel , He who freezes  the Vasu

Krathave  , krathu karaaya, kaalaaya, medhavine, madhukaraya, chalaaya, vaanaspathyaya , vaajasanethi  samasrama poojithaaya, jagad Dhathre, Jagat karthre, purushaaya, saaswathaaya, druvaaya

He who is enlightenment, He who does acts  , He who is the destroyer , He who is a scholar, He who moves , He who lives in forest , he who is worshipped   by those  devoted to him, He who carries the world .He who creates  the world , He who is masculine, He who is stable  , He who is fixed

Dharmadhyakshaya trivatvarmane , bhootha bhavanaya, trinethraya, bahu roopaya suryoaayutha sama prabhaya, devaya, sarva thooryaninadhine , sarva bhadhaa vimochanaya, Bandhanaya SArva  Dharine

He who presides over Dharma , He who is  thrice protected , He who is past and future  , he who has three  eyes, he who has several forms, He who has lustre equal to sun, He who is God, He who is the lord of all musical sounds , He who frees us from all problems, He who ties, He who  wears everything

Dharmothamaya , Pushpa danthayaa apibhaagaaya, mukhaaya, sarva haraaya, hiranya sravase , dwarine  , bheemaaya,bhima paarakramaaya om namo  nama

He is the greatest  Dharma, He who was shared by Pushpa DAntha ,He who is most important  , He who destroys everything  , He  who has  golden reputation  , He who is the entrance  , He who is huge  , He who is greatly valorous   Om Salutations, salutations to you.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sri Chandra Shekara Mahaswami Ashatakam

ஸ்ரீ சந்த்ரஶேகரேந்த்ர மஹாஸ்வாமி அஷ்டகம் 
Sri Chandra Shekara Mahaswami  Ashatakam

- திருமதி. கீதா கல்யாண், ட்ரஸ்ட்புரம், சென்னை
Smt.Geetha  Kalyan  ,Chennai

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(Very rarely  people compose  stotras  in Sanskrit.Here is one composed  by Smt  .Geetha Kalyan as a prayer  to Maha Periyava)

Translated  by

ஸ்ரீசந்த்ரஶேகர ஸ்வாமின்தைவ
வாணீம் ப்ரத்யக்ஷரூபம் பஜேஹம்
ஸ்ரீசந்த்ரமௌளி ஸ்வரூபம்ஸ்வாமி
நாத ஸ்வரூபாத்ம ஸத்குரும் வந்தே | (1) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

Sri Chandra shekara  SWamin-Deiva,
Vaanim   cha prathyaksha   roopam bhajeham,
Sri  Chandra Mouli  swaroopam –Swami
Nadha  swaroopathma sath   gurum vandhe 

I sing about  the deiva  Vani *   and also,
The visible  of  of  Saint  Chandra  Shekara,
I salute  the good teacher  with form of Lord shiva with a crescent,
Who had the form of  Swami Nadha**  also

*Deiva Vani –published as voice of God  in english
**SWaminadha was   the poorvasrama  name  of Swami

அத்வைத ஸித்தாந்த ஸாரம்ஸ்வாமி
ஆசார்யரூபம் யதிராஜவேஷம்
ஆனந்த சின்மய பூர்ணம்திவ்ய
ஆத்யந்தஹீனம் அவதாரம் வந்தே | (2) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

Advaitha Sidhantha  Saaram –Swamim
AAcharya  roopam , yathi Raja  Vesham,
AAnandha  chinmaya  pornam –divya,
Aadhyatha  heenam avatharam vandhe

I salute him   who is the essence of the  principle  of Advaitha,
Who had the form of teacher  and that of a king of saints,
Who was  filled  with  the  divine  joy,
And who was  the incarnation of God without  beginning  or end

ஸர்வேஶ்வரம் ஸத்யஸந்தம்ஸர்வ
லோகைகநாதம் ப்ரபும் விஶ்வநாதம்
ஸர்வே ஜனானார்த்திஹந்தும்ஸர்வ
சைதன்ய ஸம்க்ஷிப்த மூர்த்திம் பஜேஹம் | (3) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

Sarveswaram  sathya sandham , sarva,
Lokaika nadham  prabhum viswa  nadham .
Sarva janaan aarthi hanthum –sarva ,
Chaithanya samkshiptha  moorthim BHajeham

I  sing about   him who was  the god of all ,
He who was always truthful . the lord of all worlds,
He who destroys sufferings of  all people  .
And who is the personification of  all powers

காருண்ய ஸம்பூர்ண நேத்ரம்காஞ்சி
காமாக்ஷி ரூபஸ்ய அத்வைத மூர்த்திம்
காமேஶ்வர பாத த்யானம்திவ்ய
காஷாயவேஷம் கமண்டலதாரம் | (4) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

Karunya  sampoorna nethram  -Kanchi  ,
Kamakshi   roopasya   advaitha  moorthim,
Kameswara   padha  dhyanam -Divya.
Kashaya   vesham Kaandalaadharam.

He whose   eyes were  filled  with mercy, He  who is,
Personification of Advaitha in  the form of Kanchi Kamakshi,
He who meditates on the feet  of Kameswara .
And who is seen wearing divine  ochre  robes.

ஜனிம்ருதி ரோக ஸம்ஹாரின்ஜன்ம
ஜன்மாந்தர பாப ஹாரின்
ஜன்மஸாஃபல்ய ப்ரதாயின்ஆதி
ஜகத்குரும் ஸத்குரும் மத்குரும் வந்தே | (5) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

Jani mruthi  roga   samharin-janma ,
Janmaanthara paapaa haarin  ,
Janma SAaphalya  pradhayin-aadhi,
Jagathgurum sath gurum math gurum vandhe

I salute my Guru, the primeval Guru of the universe, the great Guru,
Who destroys the disease of birth , life and death,
Who destroys the sins committed in this and earlier births,
And  The one who grants salvation , the aim of life,.

சரத்கால பூர்ணேந்து வதனம் - பரம
சாந்தஸ்வரூபம் ஸதா பாவயேஹம்
சதுர்வேத போஷண நிரதம் - சாரு
மந்தஸ்மிதம் சந்த்ரசூடம் பஜேஹம் | (6) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

SArath kaala poornendhu  vadanam -Parama,
Santha swaroopam  sadhaa bhavayeham,
Chathur veda poshana  niratham –Charu,
Manthasmitham Chandra choodam  bhajeham.

I always  thimk about him   who  has face
Like  full moon of autumn and who has  a peaceful mein
I sing about him  who is busy nurturing  four Vedas,
And who islike lord Shiva  with a pleasant smile.

பக்தஜனாபீஷ்ட வரதம் - பூர்ண
புண்யாவதாரம் பரப்ரஹ்மரூபம்
பங்கஜநேத்ரம் பவித்ரம் - பாத
பங்கேருஹம் மம ஏகாவலம்பம் | (7) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

BHaktha janaabheeshta  varadham-poorna,
Punyavatharam, para Brahma   roopam,
Pankaja  nethram  pavithram-padha .
Pangeruham mama yekavalambam,

My only   support is the lotus feet of him,
Who used to give boons fulfilling the  desires of devotees,
Who is a  complete  divine incarnation,has form of Para Brahmam,
Who has   lotus like eyes   and is divinely pure.

ஞானப்ரதாயகம் ஈஶம் - பரம
ஞானஸ்வரூபம் பஜே தேஶிகேந்த்ரம்
அர்தேந்துமௌளி ப்ரகாசம் - ஆயுர்
ஆரோக்ய ஸௌக்யப்ரதம் ஜீவஜாலம் | (8) (ஸ்ரீசந்த்ர…)

Jnana pradhayakam eesam –parama ,
Jnana  swarooopam , bhaje desikendram .
Ardhendhu  mauli prakasam -ayur,
Arogya   saukhyapradham jeeva jalam.

I sing about , the god like king of Gurus,
Who gave us   wisdom , who has  a form,
Of divine wisdom , who shined with a  crescent ,
Like crown and who gave beings long life and pleasant life.

|| ஃபல ஸ்ருதி ||
ஶ்ரீகுரு அஷ்டகம் ப்ராத:காலே படேன் நர:
ஶ்ரீகுரு கடாக்ஷம் நித்யம் ஸர்வபாப ப்ரணாசனம்!!

Phala Sruthi
Sri Guru ashtakam   pratha  kala  paden nara,
Sri Guru kadaksham  nithyam  , sarva papa  prasamanam

If a human being reads this octet on Guru daily morning ,
He will get graceful looks of Guru which destroys all sins

Friday, December 1, 2017

How Achan Deekshithar became Vaksha sthala Acharya ?

How  Achan Deekshithar  became Vaksha sthala  Acharya ?


(I did not know this story but read it   somewhere in Whatsapp. My thanks to the author)

There  was a great  Scholar  called “Appayya  Deekshitha”  .His grand father’s name  was” Achan Deekshitha”  .He was also called “VAkasthalaxcharya(The learned man of the chest)” ,There  is an interesting story behind it.
It seemd  King Krishna  Deva Raya  had come to Worship Lord Varadaraja  of Kanchipuram .Among the learned  Invitees  “Achan Deekshithar”  was also one  . When the Purohith  showed  camphor lamp to the God   , the king felt that the God  was  bending   and examining   some thing..
The king asked  “Achan deekshithar” for the possible   reason for this  and he replied

“Kanchi Kanchana gaurangim  veekshya  Sakshadhiva Ascharyam,
Varada  ASAmsayapanno Vakshasthalam   Avekshathe “

காஞ்சித் காஞ்சந கௌராங்கிம் வீக்ஷ்ய ஸாக்ஷ£திவ ச்ரியம்
வரத ஸம்சயாபந்நோ வக்ஷஸ்தலம் அவேக்ஷதே

The God  Varada seeing  your golden   wife   beside  you ,
Became  surprised and felt  she was Mahalakshmi  herself,
And  examined   his  chest  to see whether his wife  was  still there.”

The king enjoyed  the poem very much   and along with great  presents  ,
Gave him a title “Vaksha sthala(The chest)”  and from then  on” Aachan deekshithar”  was named  as “Vakksha  Sthala Acharya,”