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Ayyappa -- manifesting as supreme
I had an unique blissful spiritual opportunity to visit an Ayyappa temple in the vicinity. Being a saturday they were planning to conduct Rudrabishekam. I was thinking they would be conducting this on the Shivalingam and the bhajans for Ayyappa. As a unique blessing it turned out the Rudrabhishekam was performed to Ayyappa itself with the concurrent chanting of Rudram and Chamakam.
When around seventy-five per cent chanting was done, the team bifurcated and the second team started on the bhajans.
Ayyappa (48-day) Observation -- Rules and RestrictionsOne of my friend was suggesting me this -- "Why can not you put up some kind of blog post or an article summarizing the 48 day observation rules to be observed. Well. I had a small pocketbook and a couple of PDFs circulating in the emails.Most of the rules normally are hearsay from our elders to us. As my friend suggested, today since I was relatively free, just thought I would update it as bullet points, so that future Ayyappa Swamis can immensely benefit from the same.While my pocket books are in Tamil, I am attempting to compile the same in English. Should you find discrepancies, share your thoughts and observations as comments.Most of the rules and observationary regulations are purely for our own control and development -- to streamline our day-to-day chores.All round the work time, keep your mind only focused on the Lord. Even the work you do is being instrumented by the Lord. Dedicate the same to the Lord. Perhaps, Bh…
There was one Swami (Karthik) who had expressed a bit of dejection since on a particular day, he could not wake up early and he was feeling a bit down as expressed over here. As far as my little information goes, I think, our guruswami's have taken these issues into consideration and the Arindhum Ariyamalum sloka that we recite accomodates for all these mistakes that are committed with and without our knowledge.
I searched a while to give this sloka lyric to Swami but since I could'nt get it, I have typed it myself in a Word document using a Ayyappa picture and Unicode Tamil and captured as JPG using Irfanview. I would like to share the same with other readers as well.
Om. Arindhum Ariyalum Therindhum Theriyalum Naangal Seitha Sagala Kutrangalaiyum Poruthu, Kathu Rakshithu Arul Puriya Vendum Sathiyamay Ponnu Pathinettam Padi mael Vaazhum Kasi Rameswaram Adakki Aalum Om Hari Hara Sudhan, Ananda Siddhan Ayyan, Ayyappa Swamiyae Saranam Ayyappa. ஓம். …
Nemili Bala (Tripura Sundari) TempleA calm and poised atmosphere near Vellore, the most elegant town of Tamil Nadu in the district of Arakkonam is a village called Nemili. Seated in her own house, Sri Bala Tripura Sundari has been incessantly showering her blessings on Her devotees for several years. I have also heard of Her temple from my relatives but it is a significant truth cum stipulation that unless the Lordess wishes you to see you, it is becoming almost next to impossible to go to this temple. Even to search information on the website, I think, I could not locate it till now and just reached a YahooGroups website NemiliBala. I wanted to share a few info about this temple so that other pilgrims too can get benefitted by praying to the Lordess for Her darshan and blessings.Other temples of Tripura Sundari:ThiruvanmiyurTri SoolamThirukazhunkundramThiruvathiaiSirkazhiHistory of the Temple/Sthala Varalaru:The significance of Bala Tripura Sundari unlike Her other temples enlisted a…