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Subrahmanya as Aarumugan,Six faces.image

Tamil As Personification of Subrahmanya, Murugan,Skanda


I have written on Subrahmanya,called Murugan in Tamil.

He, along with his father Shiva is credited with fiunding The Tamil Language.

He is described as the Tamil God.

The Tamil word for Subrahmanya is Murugan.

Murugu in Tamil means ‘exceptionally beautiful’

Sanskrit and Tamil literature descr Subrahmanya as personification of Beauty.

Tamil is represented as the personification of Subrahmanya,Murugan,Skanda.

Subrahmanya appears with two of His two consorts,Valli and Devasena,- 3

Tamil has these broad divisions -3.

Iyal,Prose,

Isai,Music and

Natakam,Drama.

Each of these has a different Form and Grammar.

Tamil letters are divided into three groups,Vallinam,Idayinam and Mellinam and these determine the pronunciation in Tamil. Three.

க ச ட த ப ற -வல்லினம்.Hard sound

ங ஞ ண ந ம ன-இடையினம்.Medium

ய ர ல வ ழ ள-மெல்லினம்.Soft.

Tamil has Uyir Ezhuthukkal,Base Alphabets-12.

Subrahmanya has twelve hands((12).

Tamil letters are divided into three groups,Vallinam,Idayinam and Mellinam and these determine the pronunciation in Tamil.

These together is 18.

Subrahmanya has Six faces and Twelve hands.

Tamil base letters represent His hands (12)and the Tonal difference of Groups of Tamil letters is 18.

His image with Valli and Devasena,with his mount Peacock,form the Tamil Pranava.

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Adi Sesha Vishnu Bed Dark Energy Of Universe Cosmic Constant


Amazing,puzzling,are the words that come to my mind when I read about Astrophysics and Indian Cosmology.

Indian texts describe the Universe as Dynamic,Eternal.

Lila,Ananta.

Universe is Energy and what is Observable is not the Entire Universe.

What we Observe is Negligible,both from the Standpoint of the Individual and things that are separate,away from the Individual

I shall attempt to explain in a series that deal with Space,Galaxies,Expanding Universe,Matter,Antimatter,Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

Universe consists of 5%Matter,68.7% Dark Energy and 26.3% Dark Matter.

( that there are many Universes with different Laws operation is another matter!)

On this scale what we know of the Universe is practically Nothing.

Universe was thought to be fixed in the sense that it was limited,though of astronomical magnitude of Numbers.

However,it was found not to be so.

The Universe is expanding.

That is No limit or Edge to the Universe.

Then Einstein came up with the the Theory of Cosmic Quotient,which means that a Fixed Number,Constant exists between the Force of Gravity that keeps Galaxies together and the Expanding Universe.

With the advent of Hubble Telescope in Space,it was demonstrated that there forces at Work that expand the Universe.

Dark Matter was theorised to exist and it,though Unobservable,can be inferred.

And Dark Energy helps in Expanding the Universe.

Expanding Universe.

This diagram reveals changes in the rate of expansion since the universe’s birth 15 billion years ago. The more shallow the curve, the faster the rate of expansion. The curve changes noticeably about 7.5 billion years ago, when objects in the universe began flying apart as a faster rate. Astronomers theorize that the faster expansion rate is due to a mysterious, dark force that is pulling galaxies apart.

Credit: NASA/STSci/Ann Feild

Image is featured at the top of the article.

A galaxy is an enormous swarm of a million to a trillion stars. The Milky Way Galaxy,(our galaxy) is medium-large, with 100 billion stars. There are about 100 billion galaxies in the known universe, so there are literally as many suns as there are sand grains on all the beaches of Earth. The nearest large galaxy (Andromeda) is 2 million light years away. When you look out into space, you are also looking back in time. You actually see Andromeda as it was 2 million years ago, because it took that long for the light to reach Earth.

http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=316

It was also found that Dark Matter alone could not account for the acceleration of the Universe.

There exists a Form of Energy, called Dark Energy,that expands the Universe at a higher rate,by creating Space (!) and more Dark Energy.

In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, tending to accelerate the expansion of the universe. Dark energy is the most accepted hypothesis to explain the observations since the 1990s indicating that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.

Source.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_energy

As we know of very little about Dark Energy,we know very much less of its origin or its end ,if any.

It is,as things stand now,is Perpetual,Infinite.

This Dark Energy and Dark Matter remain Eternal.

To understand what is Time and Eternity, would take another article.

What do the Indian texts say on Cosmology?

The Purusha Suktha Explains that everything is from A Principle and it evolves by Matter merging or interacting with non Matter.

Purusha Evethakum Sarvam Yath Bootham Yacha Bhavyam…..

Brahma, representing Matter sacrifices His head in Yagnya fire to get the Universe evolved.

(Indian texts tend to give minimum three meanings for any text;one,the literal translation,the second ,it contains a scientific one and the third that explains an Abstract philosophical Truth.)

The term Vishnu is from the Word Jishnu,One That supports.

Vishnu is a Principle that supports the Universe.

Vishnu is a manifestation,am Amsa of Narayana.

He is described in various Avatars as Koorma,Tortoise,that suppots the Universe.

It may be interesting to note that all civilisations have The Tortoise Legend.

Narayana is always in Eternal Contemplation.

Appears to be asleep,Yoga Nidra,that is appears to be Asleep but aware.

You may read my article on Yoga Nidra for details.

In the early 1990s, one thing was fairly certain about the expansion of the universe. It might have enough energy density to stop its expansion and recollapse, it might have so little energy density that it would never stop expanding, but gravity was certain to slow the expansion as time went on. Granted, the slowing had not been observed, but, theoretically, the universe had to slow. The universe is full of matter and the attractive force of gravity pulls all matter together. Then came 1998 and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of very distant supernovae that showed that, a long time ago, the universe was actually expanding more slowly than it is today. So the expansion of the universe has not been slowing due to gravity, as everyone thought, it has been accelerating. No one expected this, no one knew how to explain it. But something was causing it.……

Dark Energy.
We know how much dark energy there is because we know how it affects the universe’s expansion. Other than that, it is a complete mystery. But it is an important mystery. It turns out that roughly 68%of the universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 27%. The rest – everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter – adds up to less than 5% of the universe. Come to think of it, maybe it shouldn’t be called “normal” matter at all, since it is such a small fraction of the universe.
Albert Einstein was the first person to realize that empty space is not nothing. Space has amazing properties, many of which are just beginning to be understood. The first property that Einstein discovered is that it is possible for more space to come into existence. Then one version of Einstein’s gravity theory, the version that contains a cosmological constant, makes a second prediction: “empty space” can possess its own energy. Because this energy is a property of space itself, it would not be diluted as space expands. As more space comes into existence, more of this energy-of-space would appear. As a result, this form of energy would cause the universe to expand faster and faster. Unfortunately, no one understands why the cosmological constant should even be there, much less why it would have exactly the right value to cause the observed acceleration of the universe.

……

By fitting a theoretical model of the composition of the universe to the combined set of cosmological observations, scientists have come up with the composition that we described above, ~68% dark energy, ~27% dark matter, ~5% normal matter. What is dark matter?

We are much more certain what dark matter is not than we are what it is. First, it is dark, meaning that it is not in the form of stars and planets that we see. Observations show that there is far too little visible matter in the universe to make up the 27% required by the observations. Second, it is not in the form of dark clouds of normal matter, matter made up of particles called baryons. We know this because we would be able to detect baryonic clouds by their absorption of radiation passing through them. Third, dark matter is not antimatter, because we do not see the unique gamma rays that are produced when antimatter annihilates with matter. Finally, we can rule out large galaxy-sized black holes on the basis of how many gravitational lenses we see. High concentrations of matter bend light passing near them from objects further away, but we do not see enough lensing events to suggest that such objects to make up the required 25% dark matter contribution……

Source.

https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy

There are words in Indian texts to describe Snakes.

Sarpa and Naga.

Sarpa is Snake and Naga, Serpent, Cobra and a Tribe.

(This information strengthens my view that Subrahmanya and Shiva were real life characters).

The Serpent that serves as Bed to Lord Vishnu is called Sesha and one instance has it that Vishnu had rolled it!

Sesha is Time and it is circular,can be rolled back for Time, according to Indian Thought in Cyclic and not linear.

Another meaning for Sesha is Remainder.

So Sesha,on which the principle of Movement,Kinetic Energy,Lord Vishnu meditates,is

The Eternal Time.

Sesha is Eternal,,and Adhi the First.

And as in mathematics,It Is Infinite.

And Sesha is worshipped as Sankarshana.

Sankarshana.

In the Bhagavata PuranaShesha is namedSankarshana, the tamasic energy of Lord Narayana himself, and is said to live deep within the inner layers of patala, where there are many serpents with gems on their heads and where Sankarshana is the ruler. He is said to live since before the creation of the universe. When the universe is towards its end, he creates 11 rudras from him to destroy the universe for a new one to be created.

Sankarshana is also one of the four vyuha forms of Vishnu or Krishna, the other three being Vāsudeva, Pradyumna and Aniruddha.

Sankarshana expands himself as garbhodakshayi-vishnu in the beginning of the universe to create Brahma. In other words, Lord Sankarshana is Lord Narayana himself.-. Wikipedia.

Sesha.’

Imag Credit.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shesha#/media/File%3AVishnu_and_Lakshmi_on_Shesha_Naga%2C_ca_1870.jpg

He is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha, which translates as endless-Shesha or Adishesha “first Shesha”. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place; when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist. He is also described in Buddhism as Vasuki.

Vishnu is often depicted as resting on Shesha. Shesha is considered a servant and a manifestation of Vishnu. He is said to have descended to Earth in two human forms or avatars: Lakshmana, brother of Rama; Balarama, brother of Krishna.

“Shesha” in Sanskrit texts, especially those relating to mathematical calculation, implies the “remainder”—that which remains when all else ceases to exist. But in Sanskrit it also means 6 shesham as the sheshanaga has been depicted to have many heads (5 to 7).

His name means “that which remains”, from the Sanskrit rootśiṣ, because when the world is destroyed at the end of the kalpa, Shesha remains as he is.

Source.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shesha

Temple Built With Butter,Bhandasar Jain Temple,Bikaneer


When we talk of temples in India,we think of Temples dedicated to Hindu Gods.

These temples are poems in architecture and were designed geometrically aligned with Latitudes,idols with unique characteristics and using advanced technology.

There are Jain and Buddhist temples,which are equally marvelous.

Would any one believe that a Temple,three storeyed,was built with Ghee,instead of water and mortar?

This is the Bhandasar Jain temple dedicated to the Third Thirthankara of Jainism,Sumatinatha.
This temple was constructed by Bhandasa Oswal in 15th century. The temple is dedicated to the 5th tirthankar Sumatinatha. According to legends 40,000 kilograms of ghee was used in the construction of this temple instead of water in mortar.

Source. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhandasar_Jain_Temple#CITEREFPandya2014

Bhandasar Jain temple.image.

Bhandasar ,Jain Temple built with Ghee

Timings: 05:00 AM – 01:00 PM and 05.30 PM – 11.30 PM

Built by: Jain merchant, Bhandasa Oswal

Built in: 1468

Dedicated to: Fifth Jain tirthankar, Sumtinath.

https://www.tourism-of-india.com/jain-temple-bhandasar-bikaner.html
This temple stands tall at 20 feet and is made of red stone with yellow-stone carvings and many vibrant paintings.Indside the temple complex you will find a Antarala, an Ardhamandapa, a Garbhgriha and a Mahamandapa. Adorning the walls of the ‘mandapa’ and ‘pancharatha’ are beautiful leaf paintings that are painted in gold. The pillar of these temple adorns beautiful paintings that depict the events from the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankars.

https://www.triphobo.com/places/bikaner-india/bhandasar-jain-temple

How to reach.

1.Airport.Bikaner has Domestic Civil Airport where daily flights to Jaipur[JAI] and Delhi[DEL] are currently in operation.

2.Railway Station.Bikaneer.

3.Bus Station.Bikaneer.

Where Sivas Bow Tip Fell Temple Predicts Events Sivanmalai Subrahmanya


This article is another one on the series on Temples where inexplicable phenomena are observed even today.

Science can not explain it.

Temples where,

Idols change colors daily/once in one and a half hours/once in fifteen days,

Musical pillars,

Where ghee turns butter while performing Abhisheka,

Celestial light appears on a fixed date,

Ghee kept in the closed sanctum does not get spoiled for an year,the lamp keeps burning ,

Where fruit follows leaves,no intermediary stage,

Idol drinks Jaggery water,

….

We have a temple where Universal events are predicted.

This happens when one places a specific object in a Box.

An individual is intimated through a dream to place an object in a box meant for this.

Some changes are noticed after sometime.

It indicates of things to come.

When water was placed in a vessel,Small Kumba,it overflowed.

This was followed by the Tsunami that struck India.

When gold/Turmeric was placed,price of Gold shot up and never came down to the previous level.

When a fistful of Sand was placed,price of Rice went up.

These have been narrated by a person in the town,who is a reliable witness.

The procedure followed is ,

Lord Subrahmanya would appear in a dream to someone in around Kangeyam,Paramathi,Thiruppur,Vellakkovil and Thennilai.

He/she would come to the temple and explain the dream.

The priest would then write down the item to be placed in the Box with the Name,address and the date and time.

Then they would have a flower,either white or red by a child from the crowd and if white flower is picked,the item would be placed in the box.

Source.

https://tamil.oneindia.com/art-culture/essays/2011/02-prophetic-sivan-malai-tample-aid0128.html

The Sivamalai of today is also known as Sivamamalai, Sivachalam, Sivathri, Sivasailam, Sivagiri, and Shakthi Sivamalai. The deity is so powerful because it is supposed to be an integrated embodiment of Siva, Vishnu, Brahama, Murugan, Vinayaka and Indra. In each “yuga” ( the Hindu term to mean eon) Sivamalai has been referred to with special names. Panamalai. Vellimalai, Sembumalai, and now in the Kali yuga as Kamarupa Jothigiri. Such is the antiquity of this sacred mountain.

The Names of The Deity :

Devotion to the deity manifests in many ways. One of them is giving the Lord new names in each era. Perhaps this is a sign of people’s love of the deity. It is also likely that poets and thinkers came up with new names as days went by, and found many ways to re-kindle the Bhakti of pilgrims. Here are the various names by which Sivamalai Murugan is known as : Kandaswami, Kangeyan, Guhan, Kumarar, Guruswami, Shanmukhan, Sivathrinathan, Saravanan, Sravanabavan, Sivasubramanaian, Sivachalan, Sivachalapathi, Sevalavan, Duraiswami, Maragathamayuran, Murugan, Murugayyan, Muthayyan, Vadivelan, Vallimanalan, Veluswami, Visakar, Velayudhan, Velan, and Kalyanasubramaniar.

Origin of Sivamalai :

One of the well known myths associated with Siva is his conquest of Tripuram – the three celestial cities which the Asuras (demons) had taken over, and wreaked havoc over them. The Devas ( celestial gods) appealed to Siva for help and asked him to save them from the demons. Siva made mount Meru his bow, and Vasuki the serpent his bow-string and prepared to wage war against the Asuras. The very tip of Siva’s bow ( Mount Meru) fell on earth and that became Sivamalai according to legend. It is also known as Sakthimalai because Parvathi the goddess did penance once on this hill.

The sage Agastya came to this mountain and performed penance in order to gain knowledge about the Agamas. He also created a natural spring on this mountain from the waters of the Ganga which he brought in his Kamandalam. It is said this miracle took place on Karthigai Pournami day ( full moon in the month of Karthigai) and thus it is venerated by devotees as a special day.
Source.

http://www.sivanmalaimurugan.tnhrce.in/history-sivanmalai.html

The five special poojas that are conducted daily are called the AINDU KALA VISESHA POOJAKKAL. They are:

► Vizha Pooja ( 6 am)

► Kala Sandhi Pooja ( 9 am)

► Ucchi Kala Pooja ( 12 noon)

► Sayaratchi Pooja ( 6 pm)

► Artha Samam Pooja ( 8 pm)

Monthly poojas.
Every month during Amavasai, Shasti, and Kiruthigai, special poojas are performed when devoties visit the temple in large numbers to seek the blessings of Sivamalai Andavar.

Contact information.

Address: Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple, Sivanmalai Post, Kangayam 638701, Tirupur District. Tamilnadu.

Office : 04257 – 220680

Hill Temple : 04257 – 220630

Fax : 04257 – 223630

E-Mail ID : sivanmalaikovil@yahoo.com

Check phone number.

Source.

http://srimurugan.org/sivanmalai.html

How to reach Sivanmalai.

Nearest Railway Station :

• Tirupur (24 KMs)
• Coimbatore (85 KMs via Palladam), Erode (45 KMs via Arachalur)
• All Express and Trunk Route trains to the South pass through these two stations.

Nearest Airport :

• Coimbatore
• This airport is well connected to Chennai, Bangaluru, Mumbai, & Delhi
• Star Hotels are availble at Erode, Tirupur & Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu,India.

http://www.sivanmalaimurugan.tnhrce.in/

Why Tamil Kings Are From Solar Lunar Dynasty Second Capital in Pakistan


I visited Thiruvellarai,about fifteen kilometres from Srirangam,Tamil Nadu.

Srirangam is the second Divya Kshetram,Sacred Dwelling Place of Lord Vishnu,the first being Vaikuntam,the Celestial Abode of Vishnu.

I was informed by the Archaka of Srirangam that there is a older temple of Vishnu at Thiruvellarai.

On visiting the temple I found three unique features.

I wrote an article on this and on Indhumathi, Lord Rama’s grandmother,a Pandyan Princess.

This temple is reported to have been built by Chola King Sibi.

Sibi is the ancestor of Lord Rama.

He built this temple after vanquishing Asuras,meaning powerful(Asuras are different from Rakshasas)in Dravida Desa.

Sibi ruled from the what is now the North West Province of Pakistan.

The founder of Ikshvaku Dynasty,Ikshvaku,to which Sibi and Rama beling belongs to Dravida Desa,that is South of Vindhya Mountains in India.

Manu,after whom the term ,’Man’ is coined is the first Human and he was from the Dravida Desa.

After a Tsunami,Ikshvaku left for Ayodhya in North India,founded Ikshvaku Dynasty from Ayodhya.

The Kings of South India,Chera,Chola belong to Surya Vamsa,the Solar Dynasty of Ikshvaku.

Some of these Kings belong to Lunar Dynasty,Chandra Vamsa.

Now,after visiting Thiruvellarai, I had some questions.

1.If Ikshvaku founded the Dynasty from Ayodhya,

how is it that Tamil Kings declare that they are from Solar Dynasty?

2.If these Kings ruled from South ,how come that Sibi ruled from the North of India,where his second capital was?

Answer lies with Ila, daughter of Manu and sister of Ikshvaku.

Ila,after whom the term Ezham,the Tamil word denoting Tamil land is derived from,is the founder of the Lunar dynasty.

She was married to Budha,son of Chandra.

Hence her offsprings belong to Lunar Dynasty.

The Ailas of the world descended from Ila.

Ila was given a portion of Dravida Desa,Lanka.

Lanka is from Ila.

There is controversy over the fact whether the present Lanka is the Lanka mentioned in the Ramayana.

Please refer my post on Lanka is not Ramayana Lanka.

Ila was birn a woman,became a Man,then again woman to be finally Man for a month and woman the next month.

Those who question this transformation may note people today change genders after Surgical Procedure.

During the period when Ila was a Man,he married and had children.

Children through this lineage belong to Lunar Dynasty and they ruled the Matsya Kingdom from North India.

Matsya in Sanskrit means Fish.

Manu the first Man was advised by A Fish of the impending Tsunami.

Hence Manu moved out , meditated in Madagascar, while his son Ikshvaku moved to Ayodhya.

His daughter Ila moved to South after the Tsunami

It is curious to note that the Pandya Kings’ Emblem is Fish.

Another reference to Manu and Matsya.

Either the offspring of Ila moved to Matsya desa at the same time when Ikshvaku moved to North,while Ila moved to South or

Ila’s children moved to north later,but before Lird Rama.

This cound account for Sibi having had a second capital in North India.

Matsya Kingdom.

Matsya Kingdom was probably founded by fishermen community who later attained kingship. The Sanskrit word Matsya means fish. Satyavati, the wife of Kuru king Santanu was from this community. King Virata, a Matsya king, founded the kingdom of Virata. He was the father-in-law of Abhimanyu the son of Arjuna. The epic Mahabharata relates the founder of Matsya kingdom to the ruler of Chedi, viz Uparichara Vasu.An interesting fact is that fishing was the main occupation of the people who lived near river Saraswati. After the Saraswati River dried up, they migrated to river Charmanwati now known as Chambal meaning fish in Dravidian languages. Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, was son of Satyavati who belogned to this fishermen community and yet was a Vedic scholar, thus attesting the origin of Vedas from the Saraswati basin.

Other than the Matsya kingdom to the south of Kuru Kingdom, which falls in the Alwar, Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan, the epic refers to many other (as many as, six other) Matsya kingdoms. The Pandya Kingdom in the extreme south, also bears the icon of a fish on its official banner showing some connection with the Matsya kings. The main Matsyas under Virata had its capital named Viratanagari which is now known as Bairat in Jaipurdistrict of Rajasthan. Upaplavya was another famous city in this kingdom.

References in Mahabharata

Matsya is mentioned in the list of kingdoms of Bharata Varsha (ancient India) at (6,9).

Origin of Matsya Kings

The first Matsya king was mentioned to be the son of a Chediking named Uparichara Vasu. He was a Paurava, meaning a king beloning to the Puru dynasty (1,63). Apart from the five royal sons of this king, he had a son and a daughter born of a women of fisherman community. The male child, in due cource established the Matsya Kingdom and founded the royal dynasty called Matsya Dynasti. The female child lived as a member of fishermen community. Her descendants established as fishermen on the banks of river Yamuna, in the kingdom of Kurus. The famous Kuru king Santanu’s wife Satyavati was from this fishermen community. The author of Mahabharata, vis Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa and the Kuru kings viz Chitrangada and Vichitravirya were the sons of Satyavati. Pandavas and Kauravaswhere the grandsons of Vichitravirya.(1,63).A king named Sahaja ruled the united Chedis and Matsyas. As per Bhima he became cause for the destruction of his own race (5,74).

Source.

http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/matsya

Ila ,Sudhyumna.

While many versions of the tale exist, Ila is usually described as a daughter or son of Vaivasvata Manu and thus the sibling of Ikshvaku, the founder of the Solar Dynasty. In versions in which Ila is born female, she changes into a male form by divine grace soon after her birth. After mistakenly entering a sacred grove as an adult, Ila is either cursed to change his/her gender every month or cursed to become a woman. As a woman, Ilā married Budha, the god of the planet Mercury and the son of the lunar deity Chandra (Soma), and bore him a son called Pururavas, the father of the Lunar dynasty. After the birth of Pururavas, Ilā is transformed into a man again and fathered three sons.

In the Vedas, Ilā is praised as Idā (Sanskrit: इडा), goddess of speech, and described as mother of Pururavas.

The tale of Ila’s transformations is told in the Puranas as well as the Indian epic poems, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Source.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ila_(Hinduism)

Ilā married Budha and spent an entire month with him and consummated the marriage. However, Ilā woke one morning as Sudyumna and remembered nothing about the past month. Budha told Ila that his retinue had been killed in a rain of stones and convinced Ila to stay with him for a year. During each month she spent as a woman, Ilā had good time with Budha. During each month as a man, Ila turned to pious ways and performed austerities under the guidance of Budha. In the ninth month, Ilā gave birth to Pururavas, who grew to become the first king of the Lunar dynasty. Then, as per the advice of Budha and Ila’s father Kardama, Ila pleased Shiva with a horse sacrifice and Shiva restored Ila’s masculinity permanently.

Another legend from the Vishnu Purana credits Vishnu of restoring Ilā’s manhood as Sudyumma.The Bhagavata Purana et al. texts tell that after Pururavas’s birth, the nine brothers of Ila – by horse sacrifice – or the sage Vasistha – the family priest of Ila – pleased Shiva to compel him to give the boon of alternate month manhood to Ila, turning him into a Kimpurusha. The Linga Purana and the Mahabharatarecord the birth of Pururavas, but do not narrate the end of Ila’s alternating gender condition. In fact, the Mahabharata describes Ilā to be the mother as well as the father of Pururavas.According to another account found in the Vayu Purana and the Brahmanda Purana, Ilā was born female, married Budha, then was transformed into a male called Sudyumna. Sudyumna was then cursed by Parvati and transformed once again into a female, but became a man once again through Shiva’s boon.

Source.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ila_(Hinduism)

Seed Does Not Grow Death With Right Ear Up Patteswara Temple Perur


Out of Ordinary events is not new in places associated with Hinduism.

Especially, Temples.

Some temples have curative powers,

Some have idols that change colors

Some are Astronomically aligned,

Some have unique architecture,

Some have resonating Pillars,

Some have Unique Idols,front Male,back Female

….

Yet some temples and towns where they are located have inexplicable phenomena.

In this list are Varanasi,Shivagange, Tirupati,Puri

….

In the last category comes the Patteswarar Temple,Perur, Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu,India.

Built by Karikal Chola about 11600 ago,this Shiva temple and the area surrounding it are marked by strange phenomenon.

The Seeds of the Tamarind Tree in the Temple do not germinate,grow.

The refuse of animals do not decay or infested with worms.

People while dying, have their right ear up.

Ever young Palm Tree.

Bones of the dead are let off in the River Noyyal and after a couple of days,stones are found in lieu.

Lord Nataraja giving blessings in Kanaga Sabhai hall. In blessed temple,there was a tank steps with 16 angles. The temple are very ancient inscriptions of good value. The monumental temple is capable of spiritual freedom to devotees by bestowing “Moksha”.

Holy Teertha Kulam

There are 5 holy tanks in temple. Jnana, Vapi, Kodi Theertham in first prakaram, Tapa keni is opposite of Devi penance, Teppakulam in east front of Gopuram.

Lord Vishnu Durga with eight armed hands attracts a large number of devotees.This made the devotees to be blessed with god

Festivals In Patteeswarar Temple

Every year the temple celebrated Pangunu Uthiram festival in March month very grandly. Many consecrate also conducted this temple in every important festivals to receive Lord blessings.

Arudhra dharisanam is the famous festival duringmargali month. The most important festival to be listed here is Muthu Pandal Vizha in month of Aani.

Temple’s Architectural Specialty

The foot print scar of Kamadenu the Emanating god cow is visible on the head of Shivalinga in this temple. There is a tamarind tree in front of the temple known as Piravapuli meaning that its seeds will not germinate wherever sown.

This points outs the truth that those pray to Lord Patteeswara will attain entire salvation and will be free from the cycle of births and deaths. The bones of those dead, when placed in the Noyyal river flowing near by the temple turn white stones

Ananda Thandavam Darshan

Lord Nataraja generically appears in all temples in an active dance posture. The uniqueness in this temple is that He appears with legs downwards showing the end of his performance.

He looks slightly arch. With bright cheeks and the hair flying behind, the appearance is quite pleasing to the eyes of the people. It is here in the Kanaka Sabha Lord granted His Ananda Thandavam darshan to Lords Brahmma and Vishnu, Mother Kali, Saint Sundarar.

Next to Chidambaram, Arudra Darshan-Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is the main festival in the temple. Hence, it is praised as Melai Chidambaram – Chidambaram of West.

Address

Arulmigu Patteeswarar Temple,

Siruvani Main Road,

Perur, Coimbatore – 641010.

Phone No: 0422 – 2607991, 0260689

Airport. Coimbatore.

Railway Station.Coimbatore.

Bus station.Coimbatore.

City buses from Coimbatore to Perur are available.

Source.

https://www.blog.123coimbatore.com/post-detail.php?pid=1012

Please check phone number.

Image Credit. Wikipedia.

Shiva Abhishek Ghee Turns Butter Shiva Gange Temple


Apart from the spiritual point of view,Hindu temples are repositories of Innovative Architecture and house sites of Events that defy logic.

People call them as Miracles.

However those who know the ancient wisdom handed over through generations orally know that none of these ancient texts call any happenings,which might appear to be away from our daily Life,are Miracles;for the Hindus nothing in the world is a Miracle for it is Natural.

There is nothing called Paranormal in Hinduism.

Everything in the Universe is Natural.

When we come across things which we do not see in our daily Life,we tend to call them as Miracles.

Fact is that we are perceiving them anew.

That’s all.

What human mind is capable of conceiving is possible.

( That the world has only Relative Existence is an issue of philosophy and this blog has covered that topic)

Thus we have,

Shiva lingas that change colors daily/Five times a day)

Ganesha Idol that remains white during the waxing of the Moon and black during the waning of the moon.

Narasimha idol that consumes Jaggery water,

Temple Ghee remains unspoilt for an year and lamp keeps on burning in a temple that opens once a Year.

I can keep on adding.

Please read my articles on temples by Googling temples of India+ramanan 50.

There is a temple near Tumkur, Karnataka,where Ghee poured on Shiva linga as Abhisheka, Holy Bathing,turns into Butter.

This temple is around 54 Kilometers from Bengaluru and 19 Kilometres from Tumkuru.

Airport. Bangalore.

Railway Station.Bangalore,Tumkur.

Buses available from Bangalore to Tumkur.

One has to trek the hill.

Autos,Buses available from Tumkur.

Shiva Gange .image.

Shiva Gange Shiva Ghee turns butter,

Image credit. http://www.indiatravelblog.com/resources/3613-Sivaganga-Sivagange-hills-Hilly-retreat.aspx

An interesting miracle happens here is that when an abhisheka is performed on Shivalinga with ghee, the ghee turns to butter. Devotees can see the miracle live during abhisheka.It is said that the ghee that turns to butter has medicinal powers and can cure many ailments. According to legend there exists a secret tunnel that extends from the sanctum sanctorum (Garba Griha) of this temple to the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bengaluru, around 50 kilometers from this temple.

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Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 804.8 meters or 2640.3 feet and Hindu pilgrimage center located near Dobbaspet, in Bengaluru Rural district India. It is situated 19 km from the town of Tumakuru and 54 km from Bengaluru. The sacred mountain is shaped as a shivalingaand a spring flows near locally called “Ganga”, thereby giving the place its name. It is also known as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South) and place is having various temples such as Gangadhareshwara temple, Sri Honnammadevi Temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue, Patalagange, A historical rock statue of Nandi or Basavanna carved on top of a steep rock is considered as a spell binding sculpture because of its narrow location.

Source.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivagange

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