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‘Man has landed on the Moon ,’Siva has the Moon on His head, so man has landed on Siva’s head -Karunanidhi.
These are the gems of the Indian Rationalists(?)
They are not to be left far behind.
I came across this article ‘Vedas & Incest in Bible and Quran’
I have been meaning to write on the allegories in the Vedas. somehow never got around to it.
Now is as good a time as any.
To the Rationalists and Islamists from abroad.
The ‘Incest portions from the Rig Veda,
Swami Dayanand Saraswati, in his book Rigvedadi Bhashya Bhumika on the authority of Rigved 1/164/33, uses immoral language to convey the working of the natural phenomenon. You can yourself assess the cheap nature of this allegory, which promotes and glorifies incest.
The Sun or the Sun’s sphere is called Savitur (the begetter) and Prajapati (the Lord of creatures). Light and Dawn are like his two daughters. Metaphorically speaking the one which is produced from the other is like the offspring of the latter which is like the parent of the former. The Sun follows fast with his rays his daughter Dawn of a reddish complexion. Having seized her he begets upon her the Day which is like his sun. The Dawn is like the mother and the Sun like the father of this son, because the Sun with his rays, which are like hs semen, begets the Day, his son, upon her, the Dawn.The Dawn is the reddish light on the horizon in the 2 and half hours of night before morning. By the intercourse of the father and the daughter is born a son, the full light of the day. As a son is born by the intercourse of his father and mother, similarly, here (the Day is born by the intercourse of the Sun with the Dawn).
Similarly, the rain-cloud and the earth stand to each other in the relation of the father and the daughter. The earth is produced from the waters, hence, the earth is the daughter of the rain-cloud. The rain-cloud by pouring rain water upon her makes her conceive. That conception results in the production of vegetables, etc. as their offspring. This also is an allegory. This borne out by Vedic texts.
Light of day is my father- protector and begetter – the producer of all activities. There is a mutual relation between the two. This extended or venerable earth is my mother. The rain-cloud and the earth are like two armies arrayed against each other or like the awning and the floor. The father rain-cloud pours the waters upon his daughter – the earth and makes her conceive. This is merely an allegory.
Rigveda 1. 164. 33.
The same allegory is described in the following Mantra.
The sun which is called Vahni makes his daughter, the said dawn, conceive by making his semen, the rays, flow into her and begets a son – the Day. Rig III. 31. 1.
[Rigvedadi Bhashya Bhumika, English translation; An Introduction to the Vedas by Ghasi Ram, pp 389-391]
[Source: http://www.vjsingh.info/int5.html ]
My dear mulla naseeruddin , where are ur brains? The text in totality at http://www.vjsingh.info/int5.html is as follows.
- Similarly, in the so-called “Ancient Histories,” the Puranas, the Brahma Vaivarta and others which are really of a recent date, are written very false stories of a sample as one takes out a grain of rice from the boiling pot in order to see if it has been cooked or not. In it there occurs a story that Brahma, the Lord of creatures, in flesh and blood, having four faces, seized his own daughter Sarasvati for committing rape upon here. This story is false because in reality it is an allegory.The Sun or the Sun’s sphere is called Savitur (the begetter) and Prajapati (the Lord of creatures). Light and Dawn are like his two daughters. Metaphorically speaking the one which is produced from the other is like the offspring of the latter which is like the parent of the former. The Sun follows fast with his rays his daughter Dawn of a reddish complexion. Having seized her he begets upon her the Day which is like his sun. The Dawn is like the mother and the Sun like the father of this son,
- Page 390
because the Sun with his rays, which are like hs semen, begets the Day, his son, upon her, the Dawn. The Dawn is the reddish light on the horizon in the 2 and half hours of night before morning. By the intercourse of the father and the daughter is born a son, the full light of the day. As a son is born by the intercourse of his father and mother, similarly, here (the Day is born by the intercourse of the Sun with the Dawn).Similarly, the rain-cloud and the earth stand to each other in the relation of the father and the daughter. The earth is produced from the waters, hence, the earth is the daughter of the rain-cloud. The rain-cloud by pouring rain water upon her makes her conceive. That conception results in the production of vegetables, etc. as their offspring. This also is an allegory.
- Page 391
This borne out by Vedic texts. Light of day is my father- protector and begetter – the producer of all activities. There is a mutual relation between the two. This extended or venerable earth is my mother. The rain-cloud and the earth are like two armies arrayed against each other or like the awning and the floor. The father rain-cloud pours the waters upon his daughter – the earth and makes her conceive. This is merely an allegory. Rigveda i. 164. 33.The same allegory is described in the following Mantra.The sun which is called Vahni makes his daughter, the said dawn, conceive by making his semen, the rays, flow into her and begets a son – the Day. Rig III. 31. 1.
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In spite of the fact that this most excellent allegory was explained in the Nirukta and the Brahmanas, the Brahma Vaivarta and other books have described it and other stories other wise on account of misapprehension. No one should every believe them.”
Explanations of the forces of Nature and its activities are allegorical in The Vedas.
Even the names of the Gods mentioned are allegorical.
The Sun,Surya means ‘Supreme light’.
Mitra, one of the many names of Surya means ‘Friend’ for he sustains every one without discrimination.
Savitur,the the begetter.the Principle behind the Sun-of its heat and light,
Prajapathi, The Lord of all creatures, means the first-born of Mankind,Praja, Pathi.
Ushas indicate dawn,
To explain the nature of the dawn and dusk the metaphor is used.
If one were to understand the metaphor carefully, one will find the description of the process and mechanism of how dawn or Dusk is formed as accurate.
When we talk of Mother nature, it does not mean that the Nature is one’s Mother.
However there are some questionable relationships in the Puranas, some of them facts.
They are explained and those who indulge in excesses are dealt with , the consequences narrated.
One should be qualified mentally, at least he/she should be one who does not constantly think below the navel, to understand Hinduism and the Vedas.
Hinduism is not founded by a Man who married a Widow, then Married an eight yer old girl and preached Morality.
To the yellow shawl wearing ruffian Karunanidhi,
‘Moon or Chandra is a stage of Mental development,reached by controlling the different types of Breaths, Ida and Pinglaa.
This is explained allegorically.
Lord Brahma did not beget Sarasvati by intercourse , nor the Devatas indulge in Physical intercourse among themselves, they can not for tit is the definition of Devas. their eyelids do not batter,garlands adorned by them do not wither away and they can not engage in physical intercourse.
Well , these jokers are from the group whose mentor Annadurai wrote a Book on The Ramayana, ‘Kambarasam’ in Tamil.
While every one is amazed at the character of Lord Rama(assuming for a while the Ramayana is fiction), this learned man wrote the Book to raise an earth-shaking question,
‘Sita spent 11 months in Ravana’s custody,how can one believe that she has not been raped by Ravana?
For specific queries on the subject, I shall try to answer .
Please forward questions.
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This is the only Temple where The Trinity of Hinduism ,Brahma Vishnu and Siva are worshiped in the same premises, each with a separate Temple in the precincts.
Here you have all the Seven Gurus, Jupiter.Sarasvati is seen with Brahma.
Saturn, Sani will never spare any one, including the Trinity.
Even Lord Siva was caught,he was made to be beg and Lord Vishnu had to hide in the stem of a Lotus!
The exceptions are Anajaneya and Ganapathi.
In this temple, Lord Sani is found before Ganapathi and Anjaneya(Hanuman).
Legend has it that those who worship Sani will be relieved of their sufferings.
Uthamar Kovil (also known as Thirukkarambanoor) is a Hindu temple in Tiruchirapalli city in Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for the Purushothaman Perumal Temple. It has shrines for the trinity of Hinduism, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the same complex, making it a unique temple where shrines for all three gods and their consorts in the same place. There are very few temples where Brahma, the first of the trinity, is worshipped in iconic form, which makes this temple an important place of worship. The temple also contains a shrine for Guru,Saraswati and Navagraha. The worship during Thursdays called “Guruwaar Pooja” is very prominent in the temple.
Vishnu emerged as a Kadambha tree at this place, giving the name “Kathambanur”, which later became “Karambanur”. The name Karambanur is mentioned by Thirumangai Azhwar in Nalayira Divya Prabandam, in which he refers the presiding deity as “Karambanur Uthaman”. The temple is commonly called “Uthamar Kovil” after the name of the presiding deity. The temple is also called Bhikshandar Kovil as the Hindu god Shiva is present in the form of Bhishadanar (a mendicant) and believed to have attained cure by worshiping Vishnu at this place.
As per Hindu legend, once Vishnu wanted to test the devotion of Brahma. He raised as a Kadhamba tree in the place and Brahma, knowing this, started his worship practise with Thirumanjanam (ablution). The water from the ablution filled a tank nearby, which came to be known as “Kathamba Theertham”. Vishnu was satisfied with the devotion of Brahma and gave a boon to Brahma to have a shrine in this place. Shiva wanted to get rid off the sin holding the cut head of Brahma and went on a sacred trip. While coming to this place, Vishnu requested his consort Lakshmi to give alms to Shiva. Shiva’s grail was filled by the alms and Lakshmi came to be known as “Poornavalli” (the one who filled the grail).
The temples has images and separate shrines for Purushottamar, Bikshadanar, Brahma and their consorts. This is one of the few Temple in the world, where the Hindu Trinity are worshipped with their consorts in six separate shrines within the same temple complex. The Sapthaguruor seven forms of Guru at this temple are identified with the other images. The seven forms are Sadasiva Guru representing Bikshatanar, Brahma representing Brahma Guru, Soundarya Parvathy representing Sakthi Guru, Brahaspathy representing Deva Guru, Varadarajaperumal representing Vishnu Guru, Subramanyar representing Gnana Guru and Sukrachariar representing Asura Guru.
The temple priests perform the puja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. The priests of the Bikshadanar shrine belong to the Shaivacommunity, while the priests of Purushothamar are from Vaishnava community. The temple rituals are performed six times a day; Ushathkalam at 5:30 a.m., Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m., Uchikalam at 10:00 a.m., Sayarakshai at 5:00 p.m., Irandamkalam at 7:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 8:30 p.m. The Saiva and Vaishnava sects have their own rituals. The ritual of Bikshadanar comprises four steps: abhisheka(sacred bath), alangaram (decoration), naivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Bikshadanar and Soundarya Parvathi Amman. The worship is held amidst religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred texts) read by priests and prostration by worshippers in front of the temple mast. There are weekly rituals like somavaram (Monday) and sukravaram(Friday), fortnightly rituals like pradosham and monthly festivals like amavasai (new moon day), kiruthigai, pournami (full moon day) and sathurthi for Bikshadanar. The major festival of the temple, the Brahmotsavam, is celebrated during the Tamil month of Kartigai (November – December) when festival images of both Purushotamand and Bikshadanar are carried together in the streets surrounding the temple. The Temple is administered by the HRCE Department of the Government of Tamilnadu]. Kadambha Thiruvizha is a festival when the festival deity of Ranganthar is brought to the Kadambha tank of the temple for Theerthavari.
|Amman / Thayar||:||Thayar Poornavalli Ambal-Soundarya Parvathi|
|Thala Virutcham||:||Plantain tree (Kathali variety)|
|Agamam / Pooja||:||Vaikanasam|
|Old year||:||1000-2000 years old|
|The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.|
|Sri Uthamar Kovil – Sri Pichandar Kovil – 621 216. Manachanallur Taluk, Trichy district.|
|+91- 431 – 2591 466, 2591 040.|
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It is about 20 minutes from Bus.
Catch buses to Perambalur from Chathiram Bus stand and get down at Samayapuram Till gate.
The Temple is about 10 minutes Walk from there.
Tirppttur as is often called, is Thiruppidavur.
Details are provided below.
This is the only Temple for Brahma.
There are two legends for the non-existence of Temples for Brahma.
Brahma Lied. When there was an altercation between Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma s to who was greater , there appeared a Linga of Lord Siva accompanied by a Divine Voice commanding them to find the feet and the head of Lord Siva and whosoever finds them first will be declared as the greater among the two.
Brahma assumed the shape of A Swan and started flying high to find the Head while Vishnu assumed the form of Varaha(Wild Boar) and head towards the feet.
Both of them could not find it and while they were returning they met .
Vishnu informed Brahma that he will declare that He did find the Head of Lord Siva .
Brahma and Vishnu prostrated before Lord Siva( as a Lingam).
Vishnu declared that He could not find the Feet of Lord Siva, regretted His Arrogance and moving away from humility.
Brahma confirmed that He did see the Head of Lord Siva and The screw pine flower,தாழம்பூ was a witness.
Lord Siva cursed that Brahma would not have a Temple on Earth and the Flower should not be used for His Worship.
Even to-day the use of this Flower for Siva Pooja is forbidden.
Another legend has it that Brahma became arrogant because He had Five Heads and assumed that He was equal to Lord Siva and Lord Siva removed Brahma’s Fifth Head.
And cursed Brahma that He would never have a Temple on Earth.
Tirupattur is a Place where Lord Siva Blessed Brahma who repented for his act.
The Philosophical explanation is that as Lord Brahma is the progenitor, who creates the human beings and as Birth id the cause od all Misery in Life. worship of Brahma is avoided.
One may note the fact that, in Christianity ’The Wages of Sin is Death’ while in Hinduism ‘The wages of Sin is Birth’ as birth is the cause of everything including death.
Three Temples are located in Tirupattur.
Lord Brahma(Brahmapureswarar (Swambu Lingam ‘ self created)and Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri.
Lord Vishnu(Purushottaman and Poornavalli)
Lord Siva(Kasi Viswanathar and Visalakshi)
The temples forma triangle.
Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva Templates top two pints and he Brahma temple forms the Base, indicating that, much as would like to avoid it, Birth is the only starting point for Self Realization and one can reach Higher levels of Spirituality through the Grace of Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva , through Sustenance ad apparent Destruction
It is 10 Kms from Samayapuram towards Chennai.
Landmark : After you cross Siruganur towards Chennai, there is a left detour from the main highway, towards Tirupattur.
There is a signboard on the highway, which shows the way to Tirupattur.
The temple is 4 Kms away from the detour on the highway.
Trichy is well connected by rail. Being centrally located, almost all trains to the southern region of the state pass through Trichy. You can access Southern Railway’s official website, www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in for more details.
There are a number of Government Transport Corporation Buses, and also a host of private luxury bus operators from Chennai to Trichy.
The distance is 320 Kms, and the travel time is approx 6 hours.
The entire stretch is a Tolled 4 Lane National Highway No.45.
The Temple finds mention in the hyms of the revered Saivite Saint Sundarar.
The presiding deity is Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam.
The presiding deity is Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri.
There is a separate shrine for Lord Brahma. The idol of Lord Brahma is in meditative pose sitting in Padmasana on a lotus.
Abhishekam to Lord Brahma – Timings
|On all days except Thursday||08:00 am|
|On Thursday||06:00 am|
The Temple complex consists of the 12 Shiva Lingams, installed and worshipped by Lord Brahma.
The Temple Complex also has the Jeeva Samadhi of Yogi Patanjali, the founder of Yoga.
The temple is under the administration of The Hindu Religious And Charitable Endowments Department, Government of TamilNadu.
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There are five places where Lord Siva , legend has it, performed the Thandava, The Cosmic Dance.
Universe is Motion, in the ultimate analysis.
The developments in the field of Astrophysics and Astronomy will vouch for it.
The Motion is what sustains the Universe.
Please some images in this post under Images and Astrophysics to see Universe in Motion.
The Trinity of Hinduism represents the three states of Energy.
Brahma, Potential Energy,He produces as it were the Universe-Srushti,Creation, Unleashing.
Vishnu, Kinetic Energy, He sustains,Sthithi,Stability,Sustenance.
And Rudra, The Potentio-Kinetic Energy, He apparently destroys to recreate later-Samhaaram, Thirodhaanam and Anugraham,Apparent destruction, Concealment, and Grace.
Lord Siva is said to have performed Five types of The Cosmic Dance at,
Velliyambalam, Silver Assembly, Madurai,
Tamira Sabaai, Copper Assembly. Nelliappar Temple, Thirunelveli,
Chitra Sabahai,Thirukkutralam, Assembli of Arts and at
Ratna Sabahai,Thiruvavaduthurai,Assembly of Gems.-Thiruvalangadu.
The place is about 16 kms SW of Mailaduthurai, on the banks of River Cauvery.The main Raja gopuram is of five storey and three prakarams inside.
Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arul Migu Gomuktheeswarar and his consort known as OPilA Ammai. Sthala vruksham is Palm tree. Teertham isGomukhi teertham.
Purana says Uma Devi worshipped Lord Siva in this place in the form of a cow. She was blessed by Lord Siva and she turned into her original form, and took her in him.
Importance: Devas and Muni’s requested Lord Siva, to bless them by performing his Siva Thandavam, in which they were interested. Lord Siva fulfilled their wish here under the Sthala Vruksham. Muni’s and Brahma got their Upadesam of Siva Gyanam in this place.
Chittars were granted Athama Siddhi.
According to Sthala Puranam, Thiru Moolar composed 3000 hymns known as“Thiru Mandiram” in this place.
Thiru Gyana sambandhar, Sundarar, and Thiru Navukkarasar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.
The temple is under Thiru Kailaya Thiruvavaduthurai Adeenam. The building of Adeenam is adjacent to the temple.
How to reach Thiruvavaduthurai.
|Day 1 (270 Km)||Day’s Directions: Chennai –> Thiruvavaduthurai|
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Manu is the son of Brahma.
One Manu rules one Manvantara.
There are 14 Manus, each ruling one Manvantara.
One Manvantara lasts (’431,8000 * 4(one Cycle of Chatur Yuga) = 17,27 2000 Years *71 Cycles )= 1226312000 Years.
We are in the Swetavaraha Kalpa.
The Name of the Manu for this Svetavaraha kalpa is Vaivasvata and The Manvantara is Vaivasvatham.
The Manusmriti we talk abut, a not sure belongs to this Vaivasvata Manu.
Or are we talking about the first Manu, Swayam bhuba Manu’s Rules?
The information in the Internet is not clear
Will some one clarify?
Names of Manus.
|Manvantara №||Name of Manu for manvantara:||Manvantara-avatara name:|
|07||Vaivasvata Manu (current)||Vamana|
Above are the names of the Fourteen Manus.