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Sarabeswara , Thirubhuvanam Sarabeswara Gayatri

In Hinduism on September 6, 2014 at 14:22

I have posted an article on Prathyngira and in the same article I have included Sarabeswara Astothram.


Sarabeswara worship is recommended to ward off ill effects of Black Magic, Mental disorders and relief from long , vexatious legal entanglements.


Delayed marriages, delay in begetting a child, these problems are also  solved.



There are many temples of Sarabeswara.


The temple a Tribhuvanam, near Kumbakonam is quite famous.


The form of Sarabeswara is a combination of Shiva, Vishnu, Kali and Durga.


  Praying for 11 weeks or lighting 11 lamps or doing 11 pradakshanams is recommended.


Temple Timings and Festival.


Temple Timings 5 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 1030pm.

The annual festival is celebrated on Pankuni Uthiram day (April month) and thirukalyanam is done.

Festival for Lord Sarabeswara is celebrated annually.

During this festival, laksharchanai and ekadhina laksharchanai are done.

Special pujas are conducted during Rahukaalam on every day, especially on Sundays.

Saraba homam is done for any devotee’s star. You have to register with the temple office. Kattalai archana for 11 weeks can also be done.


Sarabeswara Gayatri.


Saluvesaya Vidmahey Pakshi rajaya Deemahi Tanno Sarabha: Prachodayath”


Sarabeswara Mantra.


Neela Kantaya Rudraya Sivaya Sasimousiney,
Bavaya Bava Nathaya Pakshirajaya theynamaha:|
Gangadaraya Sambaya Paramananda Thejasey,
Sarvesvaraya Santhaya Sarabaya Namo Namaha: ||
These mantras may be recited 11 times a Day for 45 days for relief from terminal illness , apart from what has been stated at the beginning of he article.



Pitru Dosha and Parihara

In Hinduism on September 4, 2014 at 20:56

When somebody tells me that they are going through a rough patch due to circumstance beyond their control, I tell them first to be sure that they are performing Sraddha for their ancestors regularly and whether they are following the Sumngali Prarathana done in their Homes.


As for as I know these are the prima facie reasons fo misfortune before we try doing any parihara.


I have some articles on the subject.



Such is the seriousness of Pitrudosha that it can nullify the effects of Poojas and Punyapalas.


As an aside, Matru Dosha is not being talked about as much.


Pirtu generally means ancestors, which includes women as well.


But there is difference in performing Sraddha between for Men and Women.


No Homa is done for Women.


Clarification, correction welcome.


Pitru Dosha does not happen not only because of the Horoscope, non-performance of Sraddha and Tharpana.


It applies to the sins accruing to one for taking care of Parents when they were Alive.


It is very difficult to atone for the sin of ill treating parents while they were alive, not withstanding grand Dhanas and Sraddha after death.


Some signs of Pitru Dosha.


Their children may suffer from physical or mental disabilities right fro Birth.
Pitru Dosha leads to unfavorable environment in the house and Marital Disharmony.

Delayed marriage.

Unmanageable debts.

Infant Mortality.





There are some remedies.


Perform“Trapandi Shraddha
• perform Sraddha every year.
• Water The the Banyan tree.
• Perform Tharpana on every day during Mahalaya Paksha
• Feed  Brahmins on every “Amavasya”.
• Feed the poor during “Amavasya” and “Poornima” in a temple.

Feed the Crows daily

Feed the Ants  mixture of Rava or Broken Roasted Bengal gram(Pottukadalai) with Sugar.



Image Credit.






Karna Denied Food in Swarga Mahalaya Paksha

In Hinduism on September 4, 2014 at 17:28

Mahalaya Paksha is called the Pitru Paksha where the ancestors are remembered and offered the Tharpana.


One of legends for the Pitru Paksha is as follows.


After Karna was slain in the Mahabharata War, he ascended to heavens, Swarga.


There he was offered god and Silver every day but never Food.


He asked Indra, the chief of Devas for the reason.


Indra informed him that though Karna had given away whatever he had to those who had asked him, he never donated Food.


And if Karna were to get food in Swarga, he has to donate Food.


Karna descended to Earth and donated food.


This period is Mahalaya Paksha,one legend goes on.


However I have found no reference to this in the Puranas or Ithihasas.


Who Are Visvedevas Of Hinduism

In Hinduism on September 4, 2014 at 09:42

There is a view that there 33 Crore Devas in Hinduism.


Another view is that they are 33.


Please read my post on this under Hinduism.


There are references to Visvedevas in Mantras as in


‘Visvedevan Tharpayami’- Brahmayagnya.


Who are these Visvedevas?


One view is that this term refers to all the Devas together.


But an analysis of the mantras being used indicate that they might be different.


We say ‘Sarvan Deana Tharpayami’ Viswan Deva Tharpayami’


So they have to be different.


The Visvedevas (Sanskrit: विश्वेदेवाः) ( viśve-devāḥ “all-gods”) are the various Vedic gods taken together as a whole. In the Rigveda a number of hymns are addressed to them, including (according to Griffith) 1.89, 3.54-56, 4.55, 5.41-51, 6.49-52, 7.34-37, 39, 40, 42, 43, 8.27-30, 58, 83 10.31, 35, 36, 56, 57, 61-66, 92, 93, 100, 101, 109, 114, 126, 128, 137, 141, 157, 165, 181.

RV 3.54.17 addresses them as headed by Indra,

This is, ye Wise, your great and glorious title, that all ye Deities abide in Indra. (trans. Griffith)

The dichotomy between Devas and Asuras is not evident in these hymns, and Devas are invoked together with Asuras such as Mitra and Varuna.

Though a large number of devas are named in the Rig Veda only 33 devas are counted, eleven each of earth, space and heaven.[1] In later Hinduism, they form one of the nine ganadevatas (along with the Adityas, Vasus, Tushitas, Abhasvaras, Anilas, Maharajikas, Sadhyas, and Rudras). According to the Vishnu Purana, they were the sons of Vishvā, a daughter of Daksha, enumerated as follows: 1. Vasu 2. Satya 3. Kratu 4. Daksha, 5. Kala 6. Kama 7. Dhrti 8. Kuru 9. Pururavas 10. Madravas, with two others added by some, 11. Rocaka or Locana, 12. Dhvani Dhuri…


Visvedevas Mantra Rig Veda Book 7 Hymn XXXV

1. BEFRIEND us with their aids Indra and Agni, Indra and Varuna who receive oblations!
Indra and Soma give health, strength and comfort, Indra and Pusan be our help in battle.
2 Auspicious Friends to us be Bhaga, Sathsa, auspicious be Purandhi aid all Riches;
The blessing of the true and well-conducted, and Aryaman in many forms apparent.
3 Kind unto us he Maker and Sustainer, and the far-reaching Pair with God-like natures.
Auspicious unto us be Earth and Heaven, the Mountain, and the Gods’ fair invocations.
4 Favour us Agni with his face of splendour, and Varuva and Mitra and the Asvins.
Favour us noble actions of the pious, impetuous vita blow on us with favour.
5 Early invoked, may Heaven and Earth be friendly, and Air’s mid-region good for us to look on.
To us may Herbs and Forest-Trees be gracious, gracious the Lord Victorious of the region.
6 Be the God Indra with the Vasus friendly, and, with Adityas, Varuna who blesseth.
Kind, with the Rudras, be the Healer Rudra, and, with the Dames, may Tvastar kindly listen.
7 Blest unto us be Soma, and devotions, blest be the Sacrifice, the Stones for pressing.
Blest be the fixing of the sacred Pillars, blest be the tender Grass and blest the Altar.
8 May the far-seeing Sun rise up to bless us: be the four Quarters of the sky auspicious.
Auspicious be the firmly-seated Mountains, auspicious be the Rivers and the Waters.
9 May Adid through holy works be gracioas, and may the Maruts, loud in song, be friendly.
May Visnu give felicity, and Pusan, the Air that cherisheth our life, and Vayu.
10 Prosper us Savitar, the God who rescues, and let the radiant Mornings be propitious.
Auspicious to all creatures be Parjanya, auspicious be the field’s benign Protector.
11 May all the fellowship of Gods befriend us, Sarasvati, with Holy Thoughts, be gracious.
Friendly be they, the Liberal Ones who seek us, yea, those who dwell in heaven, on earth, in waters.
12 May the great Lords of Truth protect and aid us: blest to us be our horses and our cattle.
Kind be the pious skilful-handed Rbhus, kind be the Fathers at our invocations.
13 May Aja-Ekapad, the God, be gracious, gracious the Dragon of the Deep, and Ocean.
Gracious be he the swelling Child of Waters, gracious be Prsni who hath Gods to guard her.
14 So may the Rudras, Vasus, and Adityas accept the new hymn which we now are making.
May all the Holy Ones of earth and heaven, and the Cow’s offipring hear our invocation.
15 They who of Holy Gods are very holy, Immortal, knowing Law, whom man must worship,-
May these to-day give us broad paths to travel. Preserve us evermore, ye Gods, with blessings.





Sanatana Dharma Tamil Sangam Literature Valmiki

In Hinduism, Tamils on September 4, 2014 at 00:47

That Sanatana Dharma was practiced in the South is indisputable.



The truth got muddled by the British to divide the country so that they might rule over the Bharatavarsha.



Unlike the other Nations they conquered,they found it difficult to make a headway in subjugating the people and spread Christianity.


The stumbling block?


Sanatana Dharma and its strong rooted Culture.


So strong was this, Lord Macaulay, in his speech in the British Parliament, while stressing the necessity of making English as The Language of India, said,


“If we want to rule India, it is possible only with the introduction English in India.


And  it is necessary to make the Hindus lose their respect for their religion and culture, which is  so deep-rooted that it does not allow other cultures to permeate.


Destroy their pride  in their cultural values and religion.


And this is possible only with the introduction English in India.”


The quote is not verbatim, but the essence.Readers may refer Macaulay’s’ speech in the web.


That  they have achieved it 100 %, through the good offices of self-styled Indian Anglophiles later.


We do have them even today among us under the garb of Liberals and Intelligentsia.


The illegitimate offspring of the British, the Justice party of Tamil Nadu and their successors the DK and DMK still sing the song of separate Tamil Race, Identity, fueled by the devious Max Mueller and earlier Missionaries under the Garb of Tamil Scholars.

I have posts on this.


Their concocted Aryan Invasion theory has been debunked for quite some time now.


I have posted articles that Rama’s ancestor Satyavrata Manu was in Dravida Desa and migrated to Ayodhya to establish the Ayodhya Kingdom.


More evidence has been provided in this site.


There is something more.


Ancient Tamil Sangam Poets had Sanskrit names and in some cases they have Tamilicized it.


Agastya  is  the founder of Tamil from Lord Shiva.


He wrote the first Grammar of Tamil, Agathiyam.


Tholkappiyar wrote another ancient grammar in Tamil.


The name Tholkapiyar is the Tamil version of Adi Kavi, which is the name to Vallmiki who composed the Ramayana.


And there are 358 verses in the Purananuru a Sangam literature, written by Vanmikar(Valmiki?)


And one finds the name Valmiki in many a temple in Tail Nadu.


Sanskrit names in Tamil Literature, Poets.


Damodaran, Kesavan, Vishnu Dasan (Vinnanthayan), Kamakshi (Kamak Kanni), Maha Devan (Maathevanar), Kausika (Kosikan), Kapila (very pouplar Rishi’s name), Parana (Parana is a Gotra name),Nagaraja (Mudinaagaraayar),Maha Sastha (Maasaaththan), Lochana(ulochanar), Bhutapandya, Krishna (Kannan), Arudra (Aththirai), Kumara (kumaranar), Gauthama (Gothamanar), Sanga Varunan, Rudra (Nalluruththiranar), Nagas (at least 20 names with Naga as surname)Brahma (piramanar), Brahma Dutt ( Yaz piramathaththan), Uthra (Uththiraiyar), Maha Chitra (perumsiththiranar), Maha Padma (perumpathumanar), Atreya, Kavya (kappiynaar) Yagna Acharya (Velaasaan), Beri Sastha.


Tamil kings performed Rajasuya, Asvamedha and Soamyaga (Avvaiyar attended the Rajasuya Yagna and praised the Tamil unity which was very rare. Kalidasa praised Pandyan king’s (probably Mudukudumi Peru Vazuthi’s ) Asvamedha Yangna indirectly by referring to Avabrudha Snana. Peruvazuthi coins have been discovered with Yupa pillar and horse/Asva.”



Vanmikam in Sanskrit means ant hill. This robber turned saint did penance for a long time and ant hill grew over him and he got the name Valmiki. His original name was Prachedas. We have this name associated with several saints with the same experience of long penance and ants building a hill over them. Gods in several Shiva temples had his name in Tamil Nadu. Vanmeekanathar is found in Tiruvarur, Sankarankoil, Kudavasal, Kancheepuram, Thiruvetriyur and Valmiki Samadhi (grave) in Ettukkudi. Every temple had its own story of that particular Valmiki. Slowly priests and tourist guides or Sthala Puranas (Local Temple History) identified them with the most famous Valmiki.


Valmiki seems to be a Gothra, like Kasyapa, Bharatwaja.


The following note was copied by me on 5th May 2002 from the book ‘’Retrieval of History from Puranic Myths’’ by P.L.Bhargava (available at SOAS Library, University of London):

“Pravaradhyaya of the ancient Baudhayana Srauta Sutra (800 to 400 BC) mentions Valmiki as a Gotra in the Vatsa Paksha of the family of Bhrgu. This name thus could be borne by other persons of this gotra and this is proved by the fact that we learn from the Taitriya Pratisakhya of a Phoenician Valmiki who was different from the famous poet Valmiki.’’


More to follow on this topic.


I am handicapped by my ignorance of other Indian Languages.


Readers may send in their information on this subject, from their languages, which I am sure must exist in them.




Valmki Image.http://www.desicomments.com/desi/valmiki-jayanti/





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