நவம்பர் 21, 2008

Plurality of seats must for reservation

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that for reservation to apply there must exist more than one post/seat. Applying this rule, a scheduled caste candidate was denied the job of a History Lecturer in a private college in Karnataka, as there exited a single post in the college’s History department.

In his place, the court approved the appointment of one K Govindappa, a general category candidate appointed by the college in July 1994. Earlier, following the Karnataka Government's refusal to confirm his appointment, Govindappa got a favourable order from the Karnataka High Court forcing the State to approach the Apex Court. The State contended that the post of History Lecturer was a reserved post and only a Scheduled Caste candidate could be selected to it.
Taking exception to the State Government's stand, the Bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and Markandey Katju said, “In order to apply the rule of reservation within a cadre, there has to be plurality of posts.” In other words, the court held that for reserving posts, there must exist more than one in the said cadre.

Treating History department as a separate cadre within the cadre of Lecturer post in the college, the Bench said, “In the absence of duality of posts, if the rule of reservation is to be applied, it will offend the constitutional bar against 100 per cent reservation as envisaged in Article 16(1) of the Constitution.”

The court derived strength in its conclusion from a 1998 Constitution bench decision in the case of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research v Faculty Association where it was laid down that in no case could reservation be made applicable in respect of a single post.

In the present case, the private aided college owned and managed by Vinayaka Rural Education Society contended that being a single post, the same could not be given under reservation, as it would have amounted to 100 per cent reservation. The college applied for approval of the appointment to the State Government, which termed the appointment illegal for being made against a reserved post.

The State argued that out of the total six posts of lecturers, the History lecturer’s post could not be treated as a separate post, but as one belonging to the common pool of lecturers. This argument was turned down by the High Court in its January 27, 2006 order that led the State Government to approach the Apex Court.


Chennai Law College Incident

நவம்பர் 06, 2008

Thirukkattalai templ

The monument: Early Chozha Temple

The Siva-worshiped as Sundaresvara (சுந்தரேஸ்வரர்)-temple seen in the village is a good specimen of early Chozha architecture of the 9th century and is of special interest. The dating of this temple is based on an inscription taken as of in the reign of Adithya Chozha I (முதலாம் ஆதித்த சோழன்) (874 AD) relating land grants for the temple.

This place seems to have been an important pre-historic centre. There are traces of pre-historic burials and stone circles nearby.

The Temple Architecture

The Thirukkattalai temple is a typical structural temple of the parivara complex type with sub-shrines for the relevant divinities found abutting against the prakaram wall. The scheme is different from the freestanding scheme, as at Narttamalai (நார்த்தாமலை) that carries the original sculptures of the respective divinities inside them. This is perhaps one of the few extant examples of an early temple unit with ashta-parivara shrines, meaning, a temple around which are eight sub-shrines, standing intact.
The garbha-griham and ardha-mandapam (அர்த்த மண்டபம்) belong to the second half of the 9th century and are among the earliest structures in the district. The former is built of stone from basement to finial, and has a square vimanam (விமானம்). Below the stupi (ஸ்தூபி) and simha-lalatam (சிம்ம லலாடம்) and in the tier below are two rows of niches, one above other; those on the south contain seated figures of Dakshina-moorthi (தக்ஷிணா மூர்த்தி) and Bhikshatana-moorthi  (பிக்ஷாடணமூர்த்தி), those on the west figures Varaha (வராகம்) and Vishnu and those on the north two figures of Brahma. The corbels are fluted and above them is a line of vyali-s (யாளி). The niche in the southern wall contains an idol of Vina-dhara Dakshina-moorthi (வீணாதார தக்ஷிணாமூர்த்தி), a rare and interesting specimen, that in the western wall a figure of Lingod-bhava (லிங்கோத்பவர்) and that on the northern wall a figure of 
Brahma. The dvara-palaka-s (துவாரபாலகர்) have only two arms. 

The Amman shrine belongs to the late Chozha period. Round the central shrine are seven sub-shrines dedicated to Surya, the Sapta-matrika (சப்த கன்னியர்), Ganesa, Subrahmanya (சுப்பிரமணியர்), Jyesta (ஜ்யேஷ்டா), Chandra and Chandikesvara (சண்டிகேஸ்வரா) a feature peculiar to early Chozha temples. 

The Inscriptions

There are number of inscription. In some of the inscriptions the place is mentioned as Thiruk-karrali (திருக்கற்றளி) meaning "the sacred stone temple" and also as Karkurichchi (கார்குறிச்சி).

அக்டோபர் 19, 2008


The biggest thing that can kill a person is being alone... i experience this lot of times in my life...there are 2 types in this.. one u might feel alone even when there are lot of others with you.other one is when there is no one to talk or share..

 i have experience both kind during my life so far. i cant say which one will affect you more.There are certain times in your life during which you will be all alone. No one to talk, share or help you out. Those are the times which will make you think about friends,relatives and others. I am very much going through this for last 6 months. I felt spending one day alone in the home is equal to spending a week normally.

I am kind of person who wants to talk a lot. Imagine a situation when this kind of person left alone. Thank god, have computer with me otherwise i would have became mad already. This made me think about my times after college when i was searching for a job living in Salem.

Most of my college mates were doing PG while i was forced to search for a job.Net connection was available , but only Dial up was there and much costlier compared to now and speed also will be very bad and there was no orkut or social networking sites during that period(in 2003) to spend time. for that matter no blogs were available.Only available entertainment was TV and Walkman(No FMs also during that time)

Comparing to that, now it was much more easier for me to kill the spare time. But sill somewhere in my mind i felt being alone. This is what made me to write this peace of crap. (you will agree with me i Hope :P)

அக்டோபர் 10, 2008

Know Your Guru

Devotion to the Lord dawns in the heart of a man who has done virtuous actions in his previous births without expectation of fruits and egoism or the idea of agency. Devotion leads to knowledge of the Self (Jnana) and through Jnana, he attains Moksha or the final emancipation.

In days of yore, Virasindhu was the king of Kalinga country. He did severe Tapas, meditation and Yoga in his previous birth, but did not attain Moksha. He became a Yoga-Bhrashta as he had to enjoy the fruits of some residual Karmas in this last birth of a King. He took his birth as the son of a king. When he attained the proper age, he was crowned as the king of Kalinga. He ruled the kingdom for a period of ten years.

Owing to the force of previous spiritual Samskaras, and the grace of the Lord, discrimination and dispassion dawned in his heart. He reflected within himself: “I am doing the same acts of eating, drinking and sleeping. My several forefathers who ruled the country, had been reduced to dust. I have no peace of mind despite my wealth and dominion. I should get a Guru and obtain initiation from him to get knowledge of the Atman and reach the abode of immortality and eternal bliss.

King Virasindhu sent invitation to all Pandits, Sannyasins, Sadhus and Mahatmas. He wrote in the letter thus: “I will give half of my dominion to that supreme Guru who will give me the right initiation and make me realise the Self. If he fails to do so he will be put in the prison.”

Many Pandits and Sadhus saw the king. One gave him Taraka Mantra, another gave Panchakshara, a third gave him Ashtakshara, but no one was able to satisfy the king. He put them all in the prison. He had initiation into these Mantras in his previous births.

King Virasindhu became very restless as he did not obtain his Guru. Lord Siva assumed the form of an ordinary coolie. He had a very black complexion. He wore some rags and appeared before the king. The king went in advance to receive him. Through the grace of the Lord, he came to know that this coolie was none other than the Lord. The coolie raised his hand towards the king and said “stop”, and vanished immediately. The king understood that the Guru has commanded him to stop the mind and control its movements. The king closed his eyes, while he was standing, and did not allow the mind to think of the sensual objects. He controlled all the modifications of the mind. It was easy for him as he had practised Yoga and meditation in his previous birth. He entered into Nirvikalpa Samadhi and became like a statue. He did not open his eyes.

The ministers were waiting in the Durbar Hall for hours together. King Virasindhu did not open his eyes for days together. Then the ministers reflected: The king is in Samadhi now. We do not know when he will return from the Samadhi. We will have to manage the affairs of the State.” They removed the ring from his finger and used it for putting the seal in the papers of the State.

The king opened his eyes after six years, and asked the ministers: “Where is my Guru?” The ministers replied: “O venerable king! The Guru said a word to your majesty and vanished at once. You are standing here like a statue for the last six years. We are conducting the affairs of the state with the aid of your ring. Here is the seal of your ring in all the registers and papers.”

The king was struck with awe and wonder. He thought within himself: “Six years have passed like a second. I enjoyed supreme bliss. I have no desire to rule the State after tasting the supreme bliss.” He left the palace and entered the forest and sat in Samadhi.

The force of Yogic Samskaras of the king that was generated by the practice of Yoga in his previous birth, helped him in the attainment of the beatitude in this birth. Those who have not much piety and religious inclination in this birth should do Japa, Kirtan, meditation, and study of religious books. They should live in the company of sages. They will develop good religious Samskaras. This will be a valuable asset for them in the next birth. They will start the practice of Yoga in the next birth in the early age.

It is difficult to say in what form the Guru or the Lord will appear before you to initiate you. He may come in the form of a leper as Sri Hanuman did, or in the form of an untouchable as Lord Krishna did, or in the form of a groom as Lord Siva did. The aspirants must be very careful and vigilant to detect the Lord in the various forms which He assumes.

Lord Nataraja—The Great Dancer

‘Ya’ in Namassivaya represents Jiva or the individual soul. The Panchakshara Namassivaya forms the body of Lord Siva. The hand that wears fire is ‘Na’. The foot that presses the demon Muyalaka is ‘Ma’. The hand that holds Damaru is ‘Si’. The right and left hand that move about are ‘Va’. The hand that shows Abhaya is ‘Ya’.

Once upon a time, a group of Rishis abandoned their faith in the true Lord and took to the worship of false deities. Lord Siva wanted to teach them a lesson. He stirred in them strange passions. The Rishis became very furious. They created many evils through their power of penance and let them loose upon Siva. Lord Siva overcame them and finally defeated the great Kali, a creation of the Rishis, by the cosmic dance.

At the time of Sri Nataraja’s dance, Patanjali Rishi and Vyaghrapada were witnessing the dance and enjoying it. They were standing on either side of the Lord. Even in paintings and sculpture of the Nataraja’s Murti, you will find the figures of Patanjali and Vyaghrapada on either side of Nataraja. The lower part of the body of Vyaghrapada will resemble that of tiger and the corresponding part of Patanjali that of the serpent.

The most wonderful dance of Nataraja is the Urdhva Tandava. In this dance the left leg is lifted up and the toe points to the sky. This is the most difficult form of dance. Nataraja defeated Kali by this pose in dancing. Kali successfully competed with Nataraja in all other modes of dance. Nataraja lost His earring while dancing. He succeeded by means of His toe, in this form of dance, in restoring the ornament to its original place without the knowledge of the audience.

Nataraja danced with His right leg lifted upwards. This is the Gajahasta pose in dancing or Nritya. He danced continuously without changing His legs once.

There is another dance pose of Siva on the head of an elephant. In this form, Lord Siva is known as Gajasana Murti. At the foot of Lord Siva, there is the head of an elephant monster. Lord Siva has eight hands. He holds the trident, the drum and the noose in His three right hands. He holds the shield and the skull in His two hands. The third left hand is held in Vismaya pose.

An Asura assumed the form of an elephant to kill the Brahmins who were sitting round the Linga of Visvanath in Banares, absorbed in meditation. Lord Siva came out suddenly from the Linga and killed the elephant-monster and used the skin as His garment.

செப்டம்பர் 28, 2008

Thillai Kali Amman

This holy temple is situated towards the North side of world famous Sri Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram. It is 1.5 Km from Railway Station in the Chennai - Tanjore main Line of the Southern Railway. We have the facility to come here both by train and Raod ways.

The story:

Sri. Thillai Kali Amman. - SaranathanIt was an argument that who is superior, either 'Sivam' (Lord Siva) or Shakthi (Parvathi). In order to resolve thus, they performed a dance programe at Chidambaram in front of Vishnu, Bhramma and points. While they were playing dance, Siva was about to be defeated. But knowing fully well Siva played on "OORTHAVA THANDAVA" i.e. raising is leg above his head. This 'Ooorthava Thandava' is one of the posture in the dance. It could not be played by the woemn folk due to their modesty and shyness. In this parvathi could not equally play this posture and agreed her defeat and she was go to the extreme end of the town. In order to contain her haughtiness and to teech a lesson that Sivam and Shakthi are also important in our life. 'Thillai Kali' is a deity in anger. This anger was pacified by Bhahma by Chenting Veda and also praising her. Because of the penance of Lord Brahma 'Kali' became Cool. So that Goddess 'Thillai Amman' in this temple seems with four faces. Stone Inscripts : The Hindu 'Shoza' periods are represented in the inscriptions in this temple. This temple about construction in the regime of 'Kopperunsingan'


Chidambaram is otherwise called as "Thillai" Because there were abundant Thillai trees. According the Hindu Mythology if you visit and have a Darshan at Chidambaram you will get salvation from this life (birth). In this land, Arulmigu Sabanayagar Temple generally known as 'Nataraja Temple' stands unique covering all Epical and Ethical background full of artistic, antique, architectural and historical values. The presiding deity of this temple is Thillai Kali Amman. She is known by other names as well Thillai Amman, "Vadapathira Kali" Bhranta Samundeeswari. Pooja Timings : Poojas are perfomed 4 times everyday and temple is opening by 6 am and closing by 12.30 Noon in the forenoon and opening by 4.30 pm and closing by 8.30 pm in the afternoon everyday.Annual Festivals are celebrated in the month of 'Vaigasi' and 'Navarathiri' festival is celebrated in the month of 'Purattasi'.

செப்டம்பர் 27, 2008

Sri Venugopala Swamy at Kottaimalai

Amazing Krishna Temple of Sri Venugopala Swamy at Kottaimalai (Padavedu) near Vellore at Tamilnadu:

• Not possible to miss the temple once seen in photos - such a lovely location

• Ancient Sambuvarayar period stone temple with a beautiful stone dwajasthambam

• Opens only on Saturdays from 9AM to 4PM and is located on top of the Raja Gambeera Mountain popularly known as Kottaimalai at a height of about 2500 feet.

• The only route available is a ghat road running through a thick and beautiful forest. A breath taking journey to this temple can be performed partly by a specially made tractor which takes people to the foot of the temple from where there are about 350 steps to climb. En route one has to pass through a few iron bridges constructed around the hill which are engineering marvels.

• Due to the 2500 feet height factor and the many mountains around, a very strong and cool breeze blows out at the mountain top and one has to stand very carefully with a firm grip on the ground.

• The main deity is the beautiful Lord Venugopala Swamy standing in a very stylish posture playing flute along with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama.

• A temple not to be missed since this has something for all types/ ages of people – as a spiritual place and as a pleasure spot - so near Chennai.

From Chennai
Chennai (Adayar) to Vellore Highways junction - 142 km
Vellore Highways junction to Santhavasal - 37 km
Santhavasal to Padavedu Renugambal Temple - 6 km

From other places:
Thiruvannamalai to Padavedu - 55 km
Aarani to Padavedu - 23 km

You can see more info frm this blog


The Pallikondeswara continueddd

Goddess Maragadambikai, with Sanganidhi and Padmanidhi as dwarapalakas, greets one at the entrance. The Ambal shrine is at a slightly more elevated level than the Pallikondeswarar Sannidhi to highlight that it was She who saved the Lord. Denoting prosperity are Kamadhenu and Kalpakavriksha in front of the goddess. Outside are her sons, Saligrama Ganapathi and Subramanya. On the left wall of the Ambal shrine is Raja Rajeswari in a standing posture after destroying Bhandasura. Behind is Mahalakshmi and on the right wall is Saraswathi. There are number of other deities and rishis — all beautiful sculptures.

The Ambal shrine is surrounded by Appar, Sundarar and Sambhandar together, apart from Sage Valmiki, Ekapada Trimurthi (one foot and three forms) of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva with their Divine vehicles, the Swan, Garuda and Nandi, and Purna Pushkala Sametha Sastha. Intricate carving is a highlight of all the deities and mounts.
On the left wall of the Valmikeshwarar shrine is Dakshinamurthy, in a form entirely different from the usual image. Here he is Dampathi (Gowri) Sametha Dakshinamurthy. Incidentally, the Lord is often erroneously referred to as Dampadya Dakshinamurthy. Clearly seen are sages, Patanjali and Vyagrapthar. The Lord, mounted on His bull mount is in a seated posture with one foot on Apasmasura and the other leg folded on a Yoga Pattai and embracing his Consort Gowri on a Rishaba Vahana.

Behind Valmikeshwarar is Lingothbhavar, again an intricately carved. Siva is standing inside a Lingam. Below is Varaha and on the left is the swan indicating Brahma. To the right is Thazhambu. Both depicting the well-known legend. On the wall on the right side is Brahma, away from whom are Sapta Mata (seven mothers) namely, Bhavani, Maageshwari, Koumari, Vaishnavi, Vaarahi, Indrani and Chamundi.
Standing next to them are Visalakshi and Kasi Viswanathar. Beyond is Venugopala, Adigara Nandhi and footprints of Lava-Kusha (Sons of Rama) just outside Ramalingeshwarar.

Inside the sanctum of Ramalingeshwar is Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughna and Anjaneya.

The shrine of Pallikondeswarar is situated on the right. The huge reclining figure of the Lord is awesome.

The Lord is in the Bhoga Sayana on the lap of Sarvamangala with all the Devas, Saptarishis, Brahma, Vishnu and Indra waiting. So he is called Vishapaharanar (one who swallowed poison) or Sarvamangala Sametha Sri Pallikondeswarar.

Contributions for the renovation work of the temple may be made to:
Mr. K. S. Venkararama Raju, Chairman, Trust Board, Sri Pallikondeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Surutapalli, Dasukuppam Post, Nagalapuram M.D., Chittoor District Pin-517 588 (A.P.)

How to reach

This village is on the Chennai-Tirupati route and can be reached easily from Puthur which is about 8 km. (Some of the APSRTC buses stop just outside the temple. A person travelling from Chennai has to cross Poondi and Uthukottai. Surutapalli is midway between Uthukotai and Nagalapuram.)

The Postal Address is: Sri Pallikondeswara Swamy Devastanam, Surutapalli. Dasukuppam Post, Nagalapuram M.D., Chittoor (Dist), PIN-517 588 (A.P.)

Darshan Time: 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

The Pallikondeswara temple

The Pallikondeswara temple in Surutapalli, near Chennai, is unique because it is only at this place that Lord Siva is seen resting His head on the lap of Goddess Parvathi. GAYATREE MOHAN narrates the legend behind it.

About 56 KM from Chennai, on the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border, is a small village called Surutapalli, which houses the only "Sayana Sivan" (sleeping Siva) called Pallikondeswarar. The temple has an interesting Sthala Puranam. Sage Valmiki prayed to Lord Rama and the Lord gave him darshan. After defeating Ravana, and before reaching Ayodhya, Rama stayed at this place. So the two together prayed to Lord Siva. The Lingam, which Valmiki prayed to, is called Valmikeshwarar and the one Rama prayed to is Ramalingeshwarar. At present these two Lingams face each other. Harihara Bhugga, a king of the Vijayanagar dynasty, built this temple. There are 276 Saiva Sthalams, which have received the Thirumurais of Appar, Sundarar, Manikkavachagar and Thirugnanasambhandar. Their time was before the 10th century. Since this temple was built much later, it did not receive the Thirumurai.

Once Indra lost his kingdom and found that only if he consumed the Divine Nectar he could rule. So there was a tug of war between the devas and asuras to obtain this nectar. As they were churning the ocean, before the nectar came the poison. So there was complete pandemonium. Lord Siva then swallowed the poison and came to be called Nilakandan. A stunned Parvathi quickly stopped the poison at the throat. Siva then became drowsy and selected Surutapalli, where he is seen sleeping on the lap of Parvathi.

Narada, meanwhile, passed on the message and down came the Devas, Brahma, Vishnu and the Saptarishis, to have darshan. They were promptly stopped by Nandi who asked them all to come after some time, as Shiva was resting. All of them waited. Siva, when he woke up, was filled with extreme happiness and danced ("Ananda Thandavam"). This day, when the Devas, Brahma, Vishnu, Narada and Saptarishis had Siva darshan was a Krishnapaksha Trayodasi (Stiravaram, Saturday). This is the Mahapradosham day. Pradhosham, generally, is a significant occasion observed with great piety at all Siva temples. This temple was one of the favourites of the Paramacharya, who stayed here for 10 days, and in whose memory a Dhyana Manadapam is to be constructed. Pallikondeswarar's Sannidhi is seen in Kasi (Hanuman Ghat) and the Sage of Kanchi wished that devotees visiting Kasi would follow Pallikondeswarar to Surutapalli.

Sri Jayendra Saraswati and Vijayendra Saraswati performed the Kumbabhishekam of the temple on June 23, 2002. Along with it started the temple renovation. All the deities here are crowded together at one place. So plans are on to create separate shrines for Ganesha, Muruga, Saptamata, Navagraha, etc., The three-tier Rajagopuram will be made a five-tier one.

செப்டம்பர் 26, 2008

Ardhanarreswarar Temple


Tiruchengode is located in Nammakal District, TN. It can be easily accessd from Salem, Namakkal and Erode Via Bus alone as there is not Train facilities. Its contains one of the very few temples which have ardhanrreswara as the Main Deity. The deity shows the Equality of Gender

Ardhanareeswarar, one of the 64 manifestations of Shiva, representing the unity of Shiva and Parvati, is enshrined in this revered hill temple of great significance, accessible by a motorable road. This temple is regarded as the 4th of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.

Ancient walls, mandapams and sculptured pillars (now in a state of disrepair) add to the awe that this temple perpetuates, on top of the hill. The motorway and the renovated Rajagopuram are of recent origin. True to the name Nagagiri, there is a 60 ft long snake carved on the hill.

Although the sanctum faces the West, entrance to it is from the South. A majestic image of Ardanareeswarar adorns the sanctum. There is a water spring at the foot of the image which is said to have been divinely manifested (Uli Padaa Uruvam).

Sambandar composed the Tiruneelakandapatikam here, to help rid fellow travellers of an affliction. Muthuswamy Deekshitar has sung of this shrine in Ardhanareeswaram in Kumudakriya

From Chennai

1. To Salem (via Bus or Train) then 1 hour travel from Salem in Bus

2. To Erode ( Via Train or Bus) then 30-40 Minutes travel in Bus

ஆகஸ்ட் 05, 2008

6.Gaayathri japam (17-8-2008)
For Yajur, Rig and Sama Vedis

2,Shuklaam baradharam
3.Om bhoo
4.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri parameshwara preethyartham Tadeva lagnam sudhinam tadaiva, tharaa balam chandra balam thadaiva , vidhya balam daiva balam tadaiva, Sri Lakshmi pathe aangriyugam smaramaami
Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahyanthara suchi , manasam vaachikam paapam , karmanaa
Samuparjitham, sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samsaya .Sree rama Rama Shubhe Shobane muhurthe adya Brahmana dwiteeya paradhe , Swetha varaha kalpe, Vaivaswatha Manvanthare, Ashtavimsathi thame , Kali yuge, Prathame pade, Jambhu Dwipe, Bharatha Varshe,Bhartaha Kande, Mero Dakshine Parswe, Sakabdhe, Asmin Varthamane Vyavaharike, Prabhavadhi Sashti Samavathsaranaam Madhye, SArvadhari nama Samvathsare , Dakshinayane, Greeshma Rithou, Karkidaga mase Krishna pakshe aadhya prathamaayam* shubha thidou BHanu vaasara yukthayaam sravishta ** nakshatra yukthaayam shubha yoga shubha karana evam guna viseshana visisishtaayam asyaam prathamaayam shubha thidou mithyaa theetha prayaschittartham ashtothara sahasra samkya gayatri maha manthra japam karishye.
Start from Pravasya Rishi brahma…. followed by aayathith anuvagasya… and then chant the gaythri manthra 1008 times.
Complete with Abhivaadaye and then complete with
Kayena vacha…….
* Prathma is upto 2.45 AM IST of 18/9/2008 and afterwards Dwitheeya
**Sravishta is up to 2.29 PM , afterwards Sathabisham
Please compare the time when you are doing japam to IST and do cxorrections accordingly.
Appendix Brahma Yagnam.

Perform Achamanam
Face eastern direction and do “Shuklam baradaram….” Followed by pranayamam “om Bhoo…”
Mamopartha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri Parameshwara preethyartham Brahma Yagnam karishye. Brahma yagnena Yakshye.
Chant and clean the hands with water
Vidhyudasi paapmanam vidhya me paapmanam amruthath Sathya mupaime
And then chant
Om Bhooo tatsa vithurvarenyam
Om Bhuva Bhargo devasya Dheemahi
Ogum suva Dhiyo yona prachodayath
Om Bhooo Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi
Om Bhuva Dhiyo yona prachodayath

Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra

4.Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra

After bath again change poonal by reciting manthra as given in s.No.1.Please note that now a days very rarely people take bath after mahaa sankalpam but do prokshana snanam i.e bath by sprikling of water on the head.

5.Kanda Rishi Tharpanam
2,Shklaama baradharam
3.Om bhoo
4.Mamo partha samastha durida kshya dwara sri parameshwata preethyartham sravanyaam pournamaasyam adhyoyapakrama karmangam kanda rishi tharpanam karishye.
Wear poonal as garland and do tharpanam using water mixed with thil (black gingely) and akshatha
Each manthra has to be chanted thrice and tharpanam done.

1.Prajapathim kanda rishim tharpayami
2,Somam kanda rishim tharpayami
3.Agnim kanda rishim tharpayami
4.Viswaan devaan kanda rishim tharpayaami
5.Saahinkeer devatha upanishadha tharpayami
6.Yagnigeer devatha upanishadha tharpayaami
7.Vaaruneer devatha upanishadha tharpayami
8.Brhamanagum swayubhuvam tharpayaami
9.Sadasaspathim tharpayami
wear poonal in the normal fashion and then do aachamana.

Summary meaning:Tharpanam means really satisfying.By this tharpanam we satisfy the rishi(sages) of Soma(moon), Agni(fire), Viswaan devan(all gods looking after earth), etc.


Though these are essential part of Avani avittam , I am not giving this because Vedic manthraas are very diffcult to transliterate in to English and reading them wrongly would be counter productive.

Maha Samkalpam

3.Maha Samkalpam
(16-8-2008 after Madhyaanikam and Brahma yagnam*)

b.Shuklam baradharam……..
c.Om bhoo
d.Maha samkalpam
Apavithra pavithro vaa sarvaavasthaam gathopi vaa , ya smareth pundari kaksham, sabahyanthara suchi , manasam vaachikam paapam , karmanaa
Samuparjitham, sri Rama smaranenaiva vyopahathi na samsaya .Sree rama Rama rama
Tidhir Vishnu, Tatha vaara, nakshatram Vishnu reva cha
Yogascha karanam chaiva sarvam Vishnu mayam Jagat ,
Sri Govinda , Govinda, Govinda
Aadya sri bhagawatha, Aadi vishno, Aadinarayanasya achinthyaya , aparimithaya, sakthyaa, briyamaanasya, mahaa jaloughasya madhye,
paribrhamatham aneka koti brhmaandanam madhye, eka thame, prithya aptejo vayvakaasaa ahankaradhi -mahada vyakthai-aavaranair- aavruthe- asmin mahathi bramanda-karandaka-madhye aadhara sakthi –koormaa nandathi ashta diggajopari prathishtithasya , athala-vithala-suthala-rasaathala-thalaa thala-mahaathala-pathalakyai loka sapthakasya upari thale, punya kruthaam nivaasabhuthe bhoor –bhuvar-suvar-mahar-janarr-thapa-satyaakhyai loka shatkasya adho bhage mahaa nalayamana phani raja seshasya sahasra phanaa mani mandala mandithe, dighdanthi-shunda dhanda-uttambhithe, panchasath koti yojana vistheerne, lokaloka –achalena valayithe lavaneshu-sura-sarpi-dhadhi-ksheera-udakaarnavischa parivruthe, jambhu-plaksha-saka-salmali-kusa-krouncha-pushkarakhya saptha dweepanaam madhye, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe, bharatha kande, prajaapathi kshetre dandakaaranya-chamapakaaranya-vindhyaaranya-veekshaaranya-vedaaranayaadhi, aneka punya aaranyaanam Madhya pradeshe, karma bhoomou, rama –sethu-kedharayoo madya pradaeshe , Bhaageerathi-Gouthami-Krishna veni-Yamuna-Narmadaa-Thungabadhraa-Triveni-Malaapahaarini-kaveri- ithyadi , aaneka punya nadhi viraajithe, Indraprastha-Yamaprastha-Aavanthikaapuri-Hasthinaapuri-Ayodhyaa puri-Maayaa puri-Kasi puri-Kanchi puri-Dwarakaa aadi aneka punya puree viraajithe Sakala jagat srushta, parardha dwaya jeevana, bramana dweethiya parardhe, Pancha sathabdhou, prathame varshe, prathame mase, prathame pakshe, prathame divasae, aahni, dweethiye yame, trithiye muhurthe, swayambhuva-swarochisha-uthama-thamasa-raivatha-chakshu shakheshu, shatsu manusha atheetheshu, sapthame vaivaswathe manvanthare, aashta vimsathi thame, kali yuge, prathame padhe, Jamboo dweepe, Bharatha varshe , Bharatha kande, Mero dakshine parswe. Asmin varthamane , vyavaharike prabhavaadheenam sashtya samvatsaranaam madhye , Sarvadhari nama samvatsare, Dakshinaayane, Greeshma rithou, Karkidaga mase, shukla pakshe, aadhya pournamasyam* shubha thidou, Sthira vasara yukthayam, Shravana** nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubha karana evam guna, viseshana visishtaayam, asyam pournamaasyam* shubha thidou,

anaadhya vidhya pravarthamane asmin mahathi samsara chakre vichitrabhi karma gathibhi vichitrasu yonishu puna puna anekadha janithwa kenapi punya karma viseshena idhaanimthana manushye dwijanma visesham prapthavatho mama jjanmabhyasa jjanama prabruthi ethath kshana paryantham , baalye, vayasi kaumare yowane vaardhake cha jagrath swapna sushupthya avasthamsu mano vak kaya karmendriya jnanendriya vyaparai kama-krodha-lobha-moha-madha-mathsaryaadhi sambhavithaanam iha janmani janmanthare cha jnana ajnana kruthaanam maha pathakanaam mahaa patathakanumanthratwadeenam , samapathakaanaam upapaathakaanaam malini karanaanam nindhitha dhana dhaano upa jeevanaadeenam aapathrikarananaam jathi bramsa karaanam vihitha karma thyaagaaadeenam jnanadha sakruth kruthanaam ajnanatha asakruth kruthaanam sarveeshaam papaanam sadhya aapanodhanartham
aswatha narayana sannidhou-deva brahmana sannidhou-tryaa trimsath koti devathaa sannidhou-sri visaalakshi sametha visweswara swami sannidhou-mahaa ganapathi sannidhou-seetha lakshmana bharatha sathrugna-hanumt samedha sri rama chandra swmai sannidhou-sri rukmani sathyabhama samedha sri gopala Krishna swami sannidhou-hari hara puthra swami sannidhou-sri lakshmi narayana swami sannidhou sraavanyaam pournamasyaam adhyopakrama karma karishye.Thadangam sravanee pournamasi punyakale sareera shudhartam shuddhodhaka snanam aham karishye
Athi krura maha kaya, kalpanthahanopama,
Bairavaya namasthubhyam anujnam dathu marhasi

*Pournami is up to 2.47 AM IST on 17/8/2008 and ** Sravana Nakshatra is up to 1.34 PM IST on 16/8/2008 according to the Panchanga.If in any country , you are performing the japam after that change Pournamyam to Prathmayam and Sravana to Sravishta nakshtra yukthayam.This would be for example applicable in many parts of USA..

Summary meaning:Here again apart from locating oneself with reference to time , one locates himself with reference to place also.We are supposed to live in Jambu Dweepa, Bharatha Kanda which is south of the great mountain Maha meru.Then again this Bhasratha Kanda is blessed with many holy rivers and holy places.Then prayer is done to God to pardon sins committed by word, thought and deed, because this was done inspite of his great grace which made us be born as human beings after several wheels of birth.Also the sins performed during several ages in life is highlighted.Some of the sins specifically mentioned are those done while earning money without conscience, giving money to improper people, actions which did not suit the caste we are born in, sins due to non performance of actions which ought to have been done and so on. We pray God and tell him that we would take bath in holy pure water and then start the veda parayanas which is our duty as Brahmin.

Yajur/Rig Vedi Avani Avittam for the year 2008*

Avani Avittam 16-8-2008(Saturday)

1.Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra
( Manthra for wearing Poonal)
a.Aachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam………. Santhaye
b.Om Bhoo…………..Bhoorbhavaswarom
c.Mamo partha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham
Sroutha smartha vihitha sadachara nithya karmaanushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham brhma teja abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye.

d.Yagnopaveetha dharana maha manthrasya
Parabrhma rishi(Touch forehead)
Trushtup chanda (touch below nose)
Paramathma devatha (touch heart)

e.Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyoga

Wear Poonal one by one by reciting(poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards)
Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram praja pathe,
Yat sahajam purasthad aayushyam
Agriyam prathi muncha shubram yagnopaveetham balamasthu theja.

f.After wearing all poonals one by one do Aachamanam

g.Remove the old poonals and break them to pieces by reciting

Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kasmala dooshitham, visrujami jale punarbrahman varcho deergayurasthu me.

h.Do aachamanam.

Summary meaning: I wear the white yagnopavitha that is purifying , which was born along with brahma, which is capable of increasing life .I am sure this would give glory and strength to me.I am destroying the dirty , soiled yasgnopavita .

* Taken from book on Sandhya Vandhana Bhashyam published by Ramakrishna mutt. Mylapore, Chennai, and Yajur upa karma prayoga published by R.S.Vadhyar , Kalapathy. Transliteration done by P.R.Ramachander

ஜூலை 19, 2008

Nithya Karma’s in Ramayana-II

Nithya Karma’s in Ramayana-II
During their first Aranya visit with Rishi Vishwamitrar, they are sleeping peacefully on the banks of Sarayu River. During the Sunrise, Rama and Lakshmana Look like bala Suryas.

“Rama! Purva Sandhya Pravarthathe ! Uddishta NarasaaDhuva Kartavyam Daivamanmigam”

Oh Rama! Wakeup ! Time is important to do the Nitya Karma (so don’t say Let the day dawn little more). The sky have became Red in the east due to sunrise and you have to do the nitya karma so wakeup

Upon hearing this Rama and Lakshmana wakeup and then, they did Sandhayvandana by chanting Gayatri Mantra infront of the person who created the Mantra.

They Finished their nityakarmas and went along with Rishi Vishwamithra. They stayed that night in a place where there were lot of Great rishis residing. They will not do anything against Dharma at any situation. (Desham Pabam na Vidyathe). They did not have Pambam(Atharma) even in the size of an atom. Even Though they have that kind of Knowledge they did the Nityakaramas with at most sincerity.

“Ydhargham Ajaban Santhyam Rushayasthe Samahitha” (Bala Gandam Sar23)

They did Nithyakarmas with fully involved and sincerely even though they have all the knowledge.

They reached Siddharsram where Vishwamitra going to start the Yagam and Vishwamitra took the yagna Diksha . Both Rama and Lakshmana Slept well during that night and the next day,

“Prabthakale Sotthaya Puurvam Sandhya Mubashya Sha” (Bala Gandam Sar 29)

Rama Lakshmana Wokeup in the Morning and complete the Daily Rituals.

Upon completion of the Yaga Succesfully, vishwamitra told “Rama , because of you, this place (Siddashrama) got its meaning.”

“Sa hi Ramam Prasashyvam Dapyam Santhyam Upakamath” (Balagandam Sar 30)

After praising Rama, Vishwamitra did the Sandhyvandanam along with Rama and Lakshmana

After that they begin to travel to Mithila. Lot of other rishis also took part in that. Normaly, when lot of persons travel as a group , it will be more fun, but this group is not like that.

Did they thought “we are in travel , we can do our Nithyakarmas upon reaching Mithila”?? no they did not think like that. Once the Day dawned they completed the Daily Rituals on time.

On the way to Mithila, they spent a night on the banks of River Sonai. Sun rose but Rama Was still sleeping. Vishwamitra could have let him sleep, but he was in a hyrry to see “seethe Kalyanam”.

“Subrapatha Nisa Rama Purvaa Santhya Pravathathe!

Utthisto Utthista Pathram The Kamanaya Prosaya!!” (Balagandam Sar 35)

“Night has gone Rama! Wake Up. Arunan Already appeadred in East. We have to continue the Travel”

ஜூலை 10, 2008

Nithya Karma’s in Ramayana

Nithya Karma’s in Ramayana

Though Shri Mahavishu took 6 avatars before Rama Avatar, only in this he born and lived as other humans. All other avatars were need of that moment only.

Though all the Puranas Sasthras and other books Describing the Karmas which we need to do in days to days life, we have a doubt whether we can do that or not?

If we think that those karmas are only for the purpose of Upanyasa , it will be a great dishonour to the Rishis who gave them to us. All the Karmas given by them can be done even today. They have given only the Karmas which we can follow now. If we say we cant do that today , then its our weakness only. Since you are not following a particular Karma or Dharma , you cant say that Dharma or Karma is Entirely Wrong.

Rama Avataras main aim to show that world , every one should and can follow the Nithyakarma without Fail.

You may say that i don’t have time . My Day is full of work in office and in home. Yes its true. Similarly in Rama’s life also, he face enormous problem. He did not spend his life in palace alone. He went to Aranyas, Sea and faced lot of problems and difficulties. But there was not even a single day in his life, in which he did not follow the Nithyakarmanusta.

ஜூன் 15, 2008

அழுது கொண்டே பிறந்தேன்
ஏன் இந்த பிறப்பு??

நீ வந்த பின்புதான் உணர்ந்தேன்
உன் அன்பிற்காக பல பிறப்பு
எடுக்கலாம் என....

ஜூன் 11, 2008




படிப்பது தாய்நாட்டில்
இலவச கல்வி!
வேலையோ அயல் நாட்டில்!
கல்வி இலவசமாக பெற தாய்நாடு!
செல்வங்களை பெற அயல்நாடு!

சுற்றிதிரிய நீ நாடுவதோ
நவநாகரீக கன்னிகளை!
திருமணத்திற்க்கு நீ தேடுவதோ
சேலையுடுத்தும் ஆரணங்கை!

ஏனிந்த முரண்பாடு????



காதலியை எதிர்பார்த்தாய்
படிப்பை இழந்தாய்!

அரசாங்க வேலையை எதிர்பார்த்தாய்
த‌னியார் வேலையை இழந்தாய்!

வரத‌ட்ச‌னை எதிர்பார்த்தாய்
ந‌ல்ல‌ மனைவியை இழந்தாய் !

வாழ்வில் எதையும் எதிர்பார்க்காதே!

ஜூன் 04, 2008

Todays Poem

தணித்து விடுமா???


புகையும் சிகரரெட்டினை
புகைப்பதினால்துன்பங்கள் புகைந்துவிடுமா?

மணக்கும் பான் பீடாவினைசுவைப்பதால்
வாழ்வு சுவைக்குமா?

நீ குடிக்கும் பீர்
உன்இலச்சிய தாகத்தைதணித்து விடுமா???

ஜூன் 03, 2008

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மெழுகுவர்த்திக்கு உயிர்
கொடுக்கஉயிர் விட்டது தீக்குச்சி!
நினைத்து நினைத்துஉருகியது

This is my 1st blog.. i wonder what hold me so far from blogging.. i dont know.. there are so many things in life for which we dont know reasons.. it might be the one among them... here i will keep posting my thoughts on various issues.. also some time my poems(tamil only).. all are welcome to post their views on me and my postings

Sarve Jana Sukino Bavantu

Karthik @ LK