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Krishna’s Wife Nappinnai Of Thiruppavai Neela Devi

In Hinduism on November 26, 2014 at 18:22

Andal of Srivilliputhur, adopted Daughter of Vishnu Chitta, is the presiding Deity of Sri Andal Temple,Srivilliputhur.


Her praise of Lord Vishnu, Krishna in Thirty Songs is the famous Thiruppavai, which is recited by the Vaishnavaites  in the month of Margazhi, December/January in South India.


She is classified as one of the Azhwars of Vaishnavism.



Sri Andal,Srivilliputuhr


In the poem number 20, there is a reference to Nappinnai, whom she says as the beloved of Krishna.


முப்பத்து மூவர் அமரர்க்கு முன்சென்று
கப்பம் தவிர்க்கும் கலியே! துயிலெழாய்;
செப்பம் உடையாய்! திறலுடையாய்! செற்றார்க்கு
வெப்பம் கொடுக்கும் விமலா! துயிலெழாய்;
செப்பன்ன மென்முலை செவ்வாய் சிறுமருங்குல்
நப்பின்னை நங்காய்! திருவே! துயிலெழாய்;
உக்கமும் தட்டொளியும் தந்துஉன் மணாளனை
இப்போதே எம்மை நீராட்டேலோ ரெம்பாவாய்.

//முப்பத்து முன்று கோடி தேவர்களுக்குத் துன்பம் வரும்முன்பே சென்று
அவர்களின் நடுக்கத்தை போக்கும் வீரனே எழுந்திரு!
கருணையுள்ளவனே, வல்லமையானவனே, பகைவருக்கு
பயத்தைக் கொடுக்கும் பெருமானே! எழுந்திரு
தங்க கலசம் போன்ற மென் முலை, சிவந்த உதடு, சிறிய இடையை
உடைய நப்பின்னையே!, திருமகளே! எழுந்திரு
விசிறியும், கண்ணாடியும் உன் கணவனையும் எங்களுக்குக் கொடுத்து
எங்களுக்கு நீராட உதவி செய்வாயாக.//


I searched for this Nappinnai and came up with the information that she is the wife of Lord Krishna.


Nappinnai is an Avatar of Neela Devi, one of the wives of Vishnu.


The other two wives of Vishnu are Sri Devi(Lakshmi), Boo Devi(Earth, she is the mother of Narakasura).


Please refer Neela Suktham.


During the Krishna Avatar,Nappinai, an Avatar of Neela Devi, was born , an Ayar (Yadava) girl of the local chieftain of the Pandyan land .


Krishna Married her and had a daughter through her Pandiah, says Megsthanes.


Her household requirements of dairy products were taken care by 365 families of Yadavas – on a rotational basis of one each day finds similarity with the description in Silappadhikaram, a Tamil Epic.



Valmiki A Siddha Fore Runner In Tamil Sangam

In Hinduism, Tamils on November 26, 2014 at 09:26

I have been researching into the affinity between two great Languages of India, Sanskrit and Tamil.


Tamil ,recent researches indicate is about 17,000 years old and it quotes Sanskrit in its earliest works.


Sanskrit in its turn quotes Tamil!

Valmiki .jjpg

Valmiki Maharishi


Please read my post million Year old Tamil Quotes Vedas and They quote Tamil.


References to  Tamil, Tamil Culture, Tamil Kings are found in the Vedas,Puranas,Ramayana and Mahabharata.


Curiously no other language is referred to in these Sanskrit Texts.


There are references to Valmiki in Tamil.


Valmiki is referred to as Vanmiki,in Tamil the letter L and N are interchangeable under certain Grammar rules.


There is a work by Valmiki called Vanmikatpathinaaru, sixteen verses of Valmiki.


Valmiki is classified among the Siddhas along with Bogar, who installed the Idol of Lord Subrahmanya in Palani in Tamil Nadu .


One of the  major differences between Valmiki as a Siddha and others Valmiki advocates the study of the Vedas, the Siddhas to Ignore and go beyond the Vedas.


The theme in the 16 verses of the Valmiki Sixteen is different from the themes of all other works of other Siddhas. All others praise lord Shiva as the Ultimate God who blesses one with Moksha. But Valmiki differs from them. In the very first verse of Valmiki Sixteen, he says that Shiv Shakti emerged from Vishnu, the Consort of Sri / Lakshmi.

சிவசக்தி திருமாலின் ரூபமாகும்.

வருமுருவே சிவசக்தி வடிவமாகும்

This concept is radically different from the concept of other Siddhas. This is conceded by the poet Valmiki himself in subsequent verses. He mentions in the 11th verse that seeing his concept to be different, other Siddhas complained to Lord Shiva. Poet Valmiki says further, that Shiva was angry with those Siddhas only. His theme (of Vishnu being the Primary force from which Shiva- Shakthi emerged) conveyed in these poems were regarded as the key (to understand all poems of all other Siddhas.


சிவசிவா பதினெண்பேர் பாடற் கெல்லாம்
திறவுகோல் வால்மீகன் பதினாறாகும்:
சிவம்பெத்த சித்தரேல்லா மென்னூல் பார்த்துச்
சிவனோடே கோள் சொன்னார் சினந்தான் நாதன்:
அவமாகிப் போகாமல் சிவனுத் தார
அருளினால் திறந்து சொன்னேன் உலகுக்காக:
நவமான நவக்கிரகம் தன்னுளேயே
நாக்கு வாய் செவி மூக்கு மத்திக்கப்பால். (11)


நாக்கு வாய் செவி மூக்கு மத்திக் கப்பால்
நடுவீதி குய்ய முதல் உச்சி தொட்டுத்
தாக்குவாய் அங்கென்ற அதிலே முட்டுத்
தாயாரைப் பூசித்து வேதம் ஓது: (12)


While the other Siddhas preached to forsake Vedas, this poet Valmiki preached that people must to chant Vedas. In addition  he says that Vedas should be pursued after worshiping Divine Mother.”


Valmiki, according to Tamil, wrote three works,

Ramayana in Sanskrit,

Vanmikiipathinaaru, Sixteen verses of Valmiki,  and

a Poem in Puranaanooru in Tamil.


He also participated in the Tamil Sangam.


He commanded so much respect for his scholarship in Tamil , that the earliest Tamil Grammar work in Tamil, Tholkaapiyam, quotes his works, along with that of Lord Shiva as Primary Tamil Education.

Tamil was classified into Primary,Intermediary and Secondary.


This is the poem.


தமிழ்ச் செய்யுட் கண்ணும் இறையனாரும்,  




கவுதமனாரும் போலார் செய்தன தலை”



The primary education in Tamil must be from the works of,


Lord Shiva,



Valmiki and


Lord Shiva is presumed to have founded the Tamil language and he presided over the First Tamil Sangam, the Conclave of Tamil Scholars.


Valmiki participated in it.


There are two temples associated with Valmiki in Tamil Nadu.


Marundheeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, where Valmiki is worshiped.


The other temple is Ettukkudi, a Murugan Sthala where Valmiki is reported to have died and his samadhi is found there.


Siddhas speak of Valmiki in their works quite frequently and indicate he was also well versed in Medicine.


Dates of Ramayana and Sangam.

adding up the years of the 3 sangam periods to this last year of the last sangam at 2000 years BP, we arrive at the following years.


3rd sangam started around 1850 BC.

2nd sangam started around 5550 BC

1st sangam started around 9990 BC.”


This is in agreement with the premise that Valmiki indeed wrote in Tamil and participated in he Tail Sangam.




Intriguing Facts Multi Verses Parallel Verses Hinduism

In Hinduism on November 19, 2014 at 23:46

Time travel illustration with parallel univers...

Time travel illustration with parallel universe hypothesis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a fine distinction between the Parallel and Multi Verses.


Here it is,


At first blush it seems crazy — or at least that was my own initial reaction. When cosmologists talk about “the multiverse,” it’s a slightly poetic term. We really just mean different regions of spacetime, far away so that we can’t observe them, but nevertheless still part of what one might reasonably want to call “the universe.” In inflationary cosmology, however, these different regions can be relatively self-contained — “pocket universes,” as Alan Guth calls them. When you combine this with string theory, the emergent local laws of physics in the different pocket universes can be very different; they can have different particles, different forces, even different numbers of dimensions. So there is a good reason to think about them as separate universes, even if they’re all part of the same underlying spacetime.

The situation in quantum mechanics is superficially entirely different. Think of Schrödinger’s Cat. Quantum mechanics describes reality in terms of wave functions, which assign numbers (amplitudes) to all the various possibilities of what we can see when we make an observation. The cat is neither alive nor dead; it is in a superposition of alive + dead. At least, until we observe it. In the simplistic Copenhagen interpretation, at the moment of observation the wave function “collapses” onto one actual possibility. We see either an alive cat or a dead cat; the other possibility has simply ceased to exist. In the Many Worlds or Everett interpretation, both possibilities continue to exist, but “we” (the macroscopic observers) are split into two, one that observes a live cat and one that observes a dead one. There are now two of us, both equally real, never to come back into contact.

These two ideas sound utterly different. In the cosmological multiverse, the other universes are simply far away; in quantum mechanics, they’re right here, but in different possibility spaces (i.e. different parts of Hilbert space,”


That is to say that there are many Universes operating simultaneously with our Space Time but operating under its own Laws, including Physical Laws.


In the Parallel Universe there are number of possibilities with regard to what we perceive, as what we see is what we would like to see, that is the Reality or the real thing is altered by our Perception or even the very attempt changes the nature of the thing we would like to perceive.

Please read my post(In Astrophysics) on this where I have provided information and Video how what we see is affected by our attempt to perceive it.


This is the essential difference  according to latest thoughts on the subject.


What does Hinduism say on this?


1.That there is only one Reality, Brahman, and there are many Parallel Universes for our Perception.


Ekam Sath , Vipra Bahutha Vadanthi’


Reality is One, but It is Perceived as Many by the Discerning.


Discerning is he near equivalent word for the Sanskrit term for Vipra, though it is translated as the Learned by many.


The Context in which the sentence is formed lends support to my view.


The Many are Illusory in Nature depending on the level of Ignorance one has of the Reality.


The same world, event appears different to different people, depending on one’s Disposition, Swabhava.


This applies our level as well as to others.


As much as the Reality appears different to different people in our level, there are also other levels, Multi verse where the same Reality is perceived as many by many depending on their dispositions, Swabhava.


We, at our plane of Existence ,are aware of only our Swabhava, Dispoitions not the others’ at other levels of existence.


So according to Hinduism,there are Multi verses that operate under different levels on par or at the same time(for our reference I am mentioning this).


Hence Multi verses co-exist with ours.


2.In this sense Parallel verse and the Multi verses exist simultaneously.


In the former, at our level of existence we have many possible worlds depending on our intent to perceive.


Also the Multi verse do have their Parallel verses depending on the ability of those who inhabit them to perceive.


So there are many Multiverses in each of the possible , including ours.


3.This raises some interesting possibilities.


a) If one were to go back in Time and sees himself in the past, what does it belong to?


Parallel or Multiverse?


b) Again, according to Hinduism Rebirth is certain.


Let us look some example.


I am 64 now.


I should have died at least sixty four years ago.


My children int he past birth must have cremated, buried my body and religious ceremonies should have been performed( It might nor have been performed as well).


Hinduism states that the effect of these ceremonies , like Sraddha reach the deceased.


And they should have reached me.


How does it affect my present Life?


Post follows.




What is Karana In Panchanga ?

In Hinduism on November 18, 2014 at 17:38

You may notice we recite in Apara Karma,


‘Yogascha karananchaiva Sarvam Vishnu Mayam Jagat’


Everything ,including the Yoga and Karana is filled with Vishnu /is Vishnu.


Karanas of the Day.(Thithi)

Karanas of the Day.
Half of Thithi.


Karanas are a part of Hindu Almanac, and is half the Thithi,like Prathamai,Astami…



The first 7 of these Karanas are movable (Chara) i.e. it cannot be predetermined as to on which dates, these are going to occur, but the last 4 Karanas are fixed (Sthira), and hence can be predetermined.


VISHTIKARANA is also called ‘Bhadra’ and commencing any work during this time is prohibited. Bhadra is marked very clearly in every panchanga..


. A karana is the time required for the angular distance between the sun and the moon to increase in steps of 6° starting from 0°. There are eleven karanas in total. Of the eleven karanas, four are fixed and occurs only once in a cycle. The remaining 7 karanas repeat eight times to cover the remaining 56 steps.

Click the following Link to calculate the Karana for any day.




* I shall be posting on how the five components of the day influence one’s life

Parallel Multi Universe In Hinduism Astronomy

In Astrophysics, Hinduism on November 18, 2014 at 12:03

Hinduism is the first religion o have formed  a Cyclic Theroy of Time, that is Time runs in cycles,


The Four Yugas, Aeons, Krutha, Tretha,Dwapara and Kali repeat themselves without end.


One approach to establishing the Multi verses is from the angle of the Atomic structure.

Vishnu with Multi Verse.jpg

Vishnu with Multi Verse.


Please refer my posts under Multiverses.


The other is to find it at the Macro level.


The description of the Universe in the Hindu Puranas are quite detailed and they explain that there are many worlds with beings, that they intermingled, fought with each other.


Please refer my post Aliens in Ramayana, Mahabharata,Hinduism.


The description of the Constellations and their shifting movements  as explained in the Hindu system is validated by modern Astronomy.


Our Pole Star shifts and so all the other stars with respect to our Sun.


The Universe contains billions of Stars and they their Planetary Systems.


Just as our Stars shift position in relation to our Sun, the billion Stars of the Universe shift.


The term Adhitya refers to Sun in Hinduism.


There are twelve Adhityas and Vishnu one among them.


He , as I explained in my post ‘Vishnu once in 6480 years, Astronomy Precession  Equinox,’ emerges once in 6480 years with the changing Great Year, Yuga.


The Devi Mahatmiya describes that the Devi takes the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra around the Universe and shows them numerous Brahmas, Visnus and Shivas at work, before reaching Chintamani Gruha of the Devi.


Please read my post on Chintamani Gruha.


Now these countless Suns, having their own planets follow their own Laws, some  physical laws are the same as ours,


People existing there travel among them, including the Earth.


As the Physical laws there are different so is the definition of Life.


The composition of Life there may be different from ours, they mayor need not have the basis Hydrogen,helium or Carbon as the building block of Life.


May be they might not need Amino Acids.


I am providing an excerpt.


The idea of a physical multiverse came later to physics than it did to religion and philosophy. The Hindu religion has ancient concepts that are similar. The term itself was, apparently, first applied by a psychologist, rather than a physicist.

Concepts of a multiverse are evident in the cyclical infinite worlds of ancient Hindu cosmology. In this viewpoint, our world is one of an infinite number of distinct worlds, each governed by its own gods on their own cycles of creation and destruction.

The word multiverse was originated by American psychologist William James in 1895 (the word “moral” is excluded from some citations of this passage):

“Visible nature is all plasticity and indifference, a [moral] multiverse, as one might call it, and not a [moral] universe.”

The phrase rose in prominence throughout the 20th century, when it was used regularly in science fiction and fantasy, notably in the work of author Michael Moorcock (though some sources attribute the word to the earlier work of author and philosopher John Cowper Powys in the 1950s). It is now a common phrase within these genres.

According to MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark, there are four levels of parallel universes:

  • Level 1: An infinite universe that, by the laws of probability, must contain another copy of Earth somewhere

  • Level 2: Other distant regions of space with different physical parameters, but the same basic laws

  • Level 3: Other universes where each possibility that can exist does exist, as described by the many worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics

  • Level 4: Entirely distinct universes that may not even be connected to ours in any meaningful way and very likely have entirely different fundamental physical laws

Tegmark’s approach is one of the few attempts to comprehensively categorize the concepts of parallel universes in a scientific (or, as some see it, pseudoscientific) context. The full text of Tegmark’s 2003 paper on this topic is available at his MIT website, for those who don’t believe that these concepts are scientific. (They may not be scientific, but at least they’re unscientific musings by a scientist.)






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