List of 108 Lord Shiva Temples to rectify all doshams or sins and attain bliss -- Parihara Sthalangal

Below is the List of 108 Sivan Temples which is also known as parihara sthalangal to rectify all doshams or sins and attain bliss.

1)      Thiru kudanthai                – to get rid of sins in previous births
2)      Thiru chirappali                 – to get rid of troubles
3)      Thiru nallaru                       – to get rid of all miseries and troubles
4)      Thiru vidai marudhur      – to get rid of mental problems
5)      Thiruvadudhurai               – to gain wisdom
6)      Thiru maraikadu               – to do better in studies
7)      Thiru thillai                          – to attain salvation
8)      Thiru navallur                     – to get rid of fear of death
9)      Thiruvaroor                        – to get rid of curse upon the family
10)   Thirunagai(Nagapatinam)- to get rid of sarpa dhosham
11)   Thirukanchi(kanchipuram)- to attain eternal salvation
12)   Thiruvannamalai               – to get all your desires come true
13)   Thirunellika                         – to get rid of sins in your previous births
14)   Thiruchenkodu                                 – to attain happiness  in married life
15)   Thiruvanchiam                  – to get rid of fear of Lord Yeman
16)   Thirukarukavur                 – to protect the foetus
17)   VaitheeswaranTemple  – cures all disease
18)   Thiru kodikarai                  – to get rid of Brahma dhosham
19)   Thiru Kalambur                 – to obtain fortune
20)   Thiru kudavayil                  – to pray for the soul rest in peace
21)   Thiru sikkal (Sikkal)          – to obtain courage and valor
22)   Thiru senggattankudi     – to obtain success in all court cases and legal issues
23)   Thiru kandeeswaram     – incurable wounds gets cured
24)   Thirukarukkudi(maruthanallur) – to get rid of family worries
25)   Thiru karuvaeli                  – to get rid of poverty, and also for child birth
26)   Thiru valunthoor              – to get rid of all your sins in all the births
27)   Thiru chatthi mutram     – to obtain married life
28)   Thiru paraithurai(trichy)                – to get happiness for those who lost life due to arrogance and pride
29)   Thiru nedunkalam(trichy)- to get rid of endless miseries
30)   Thiru verumbur(trichy)  -happiness for those who were suffering with authorities
31)   Thiru painjili (trichy)        – to get rid of fear of death
32)   Thiru vaiyyaru                    – to get rid of Agni dhosham
33)   Thiru vaikavur                    – to do archanai with “vilvam” leaf and get rid of sins
34)   Thiru kanchanur               – to get rid of marriage dhoshams
35)   Thiru mangalakudi(suryan temple) – to get child birth
36)   Thiru manancheri             – to get married without any trouble
37)   Thiru millai vayil                – to get rid of Chandra dhosham
38)   Thiru venkadu                   – to get of all dhoshams committed in previous births, to excel in studies
39)   Thirunelveli                        – to get rid of Brahmin sins
40)   Thiru kuttralam                 – to obtain salvation
41)   Thiru valavai (Madurai) – those who reside in southern direction and those with star dhoshams
42)   Thiru paramkundram     – for those who do not know how and where to live
43)   Thiru vadanai                     – to get rid of great sins
44)   Thiru muruganpoondi    – to get rid of dhoshams for mentally retarded people
45)   Thiru padhiri puli              – to get rid of dhosham where the child is separated from the mother
46)   Thiruvakkarai                     – to get rid of all dhoshams done by black magic
47)   Thiruverkaadu                   – to get rid of sins done in business
48)   Thiru mayillapur                – to get rid of dhoshams done by 3 generations
49)   Thiruarasili (olinthiyam patu)- to get rid of dhoshams done due to lust
50)   Thiru valankadu                – to get rid of dhosham committed due to unnecessary scandals
51)   Thiruvettipuram(seiyyaru) – to attain wisdom
52)   Thirupanamkadu              – to get rid of family bondage
53)   Thiruvooral (thakolam)  – to get rid of sins caused due to torturing animals or human
54)   Thiru pachoor                    – to get rid of family worries
55)   Thiru vennai nallur           – to get rid of ancestoral dhoshams
56)   Thiruvathigai                      – to get good wife
57)   Thiruvandaar kovil           – to attain salvation
58)   Thirumoodhu Kundram (viruthachalam) – to get rid of great sins committed
59)   Thirukaruvoor(karur)     -  to get rid of sins done by harming cow
60)   Thirupandi (Kodumudi) – to get rid of pithru(ancestor) dhosham  and curses of dead
61)   Thirukodunkundram(pran malai) – to get rid of next birth
62)   Thirupuhaloor                   – to get rid of sins caused by disrespecting elders
63)   Thirukokarnam (Karnataka) – to get rid of deva dhosham
64)   Thiruthonipuram (sirkazhi) – to get rid of curse on the family
65)   Thiruvaitheeswarankovil – to get rid of all diseases and also angarahan dhosham
66)   Thirukaruppariyaloor      – to get rid of sins committed done to ones guru
67)   Thirupananthal                                 – to get rid of sins caused by misbehaving with others wife
68)   Thirupurambayam           – to get rid of fear of death
69)   Thiru neithanam               – to attain heaven
70)   Thiruvanaika kovil            – to get rid of fate
71)   Thiru vedthikudi               – to get rid of dhoshams done by egoistic people
72)   Thiruvalanchuli                  – to get rid of poverty
73)   Thiru nageswaram           – to get rid of curse of the snake(sarpa sabam)
74)   Thiru naheswara swamy – to get rid of navagraha dhosham
75)   Thiru nallam                       – to get rid of dhosham caused by abusing the Vedas
76)   Thiruthelicheri                   – to get rid of surya (sun) dhosham
77)   Thiruchemberin palli       – those who belong to Veerabadhran lineage should worship here
78)   Thiruthalachankadu        – to get rid ofdhosham caused by the curse of the slaves
79)   Thiruvanniyur              – those who have lord Somaskandar as their family deity should worship
80)   Thiru nannalam                 – to get wisdom
81)   Thiruramanatheechuram (thiru kannapuram)-wife whose activities are suspected by their
husband should worship here
82)   Thirumarukal                     – husband and wife to live happily
83)   Thiruchikkal                        – to get rid of enmity of partners
84)   Thirucherai                         – to live a happy married life
85)   Thirukonali (thirukuvalai) – to get rid of navagraha dhoshams
86)   Thiru vaimoor                    – those who have Sevvai (chevvai) dhosham should worship here
87)   Thirunellika                         – to excel in studies
88)   Thiru vendurai(vandurai) – to get rid of poverty
89)   Thiru kadikulam                                – to get rid of all problems
90)   Thiru alangudi                    – to get rid of puthra dhosham
91)   Kottaram                             – to obtain peace of mind
92)   Thittai                                   – to get rid of Chandra dhosham
93)   Pasupathi kovil                  – those who have Raghu(Rahu) dhosham should worship here
94)   Kottaiyoor                           – to get rid of all the sins
95)   Omampuliyoor                  – to get rid of Sani dhosham
96)   Tharumapuram                 – to get rid of sins committed by disrespecting devotees of Lord Siva
97)   Mayiladudhurai                                – to get rid of all sins
98)   Uthirakosa Mangai          – to get rid of ill fate
99)   Rameswaram                    – to get rid of Pithru dhosham
100)Kalaiyar Kovil                     – to get the benefit of this birth
101)Pennadam                         – to get rid of dhosham of previous births
102) Rajendrappattinam       – to get rid of sins from previous births
103) Avinasiyappar                  – to get rid of sins caused by 7 generations
104) Kuranganil muttam        – to obtain success in all you do
105) Bavani                                 – to get rid of pithru dhosham
106) Aachanpuram                  – to get desired married life
107) Aadudhurai                       – to get rid of Dthrishti dhosham
108) Sankaran Kovil                 – to get rid of Sarpa dhosham

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How "Tuesday" become "Mangalvar"?

How "Tuesday" become "Mangalvar"?

In the Rama Katha Rasa Vahini, Swami explains how Mangalwar came into being. 

When Ravana is vanquished, Rama sends Hanuman to break the good news to Mother Sita. She is so happy, and says, “I don't know what gift to give you Hanuman. You have brought such wonderful news for me.”

Hanuman says, “Mother, you are so happy. What other happiness do I need in all the three worlds?”

Then Mother Sita says, “Hanuman, I don't know what I can give you but I grant you this boon: Since you have brought me such great news on this day, from this day onwards, let this day of the week be known as Mangalvar – the auspicious day.”

Jai sairam

Very Rare sitting posture of an Elephant!!!

Elephant " Akila "of Thiruvanaikaval temple, Tamil nadu. Sitting . Very very rare to see an elephant in this sitting posture.👇

Bhau Rajaram Ambika’s Transfer

II  Sai Ram ll 

Leela 4

Bhau Rajaram Ambika’s Transfer

Bhau Rajaram Ambika resided in Vaduz (Satara District) and worked in the Primary Health Center, in the Department of Primary Health and Immunization. One day, he received an order stating that he was being transferred to Nasik District.Bhau was quite unhappy about it, because in those days, transportation was limited. He would have to ride on a horse and the distance to be traversed was long. The officers in charge were British and a request for a stay or change was futile as they would not pay any heed to it. Now Bhau was in turmoil and didn’t know what to do. Around that time he heard about Baba’s divinity and benevolence, so he decided to visit Shirdi.Bhau thought he would tell all his problems to Baba,give him two paise as dakshina, and return after Baba had solved his problem.

Upon reaching Shirdi, he entered the Dwarka Mai and saw Baba seated in a corner. There was an earthen pot (kolomba) in front of him, in which someone had kept a few bhakris (unleavened bread made from Sorghum or Millet). Baba and two mongrel dogs were contentedly having their meal from it. Bhau was aghast to see this and he thought, “People pronounce him to be a great saint and here he is eating food with those slobbering dogs. Now that I have come here, I should prostrate and leave.” 

Baba turned and looked at Bhau and said, “Give me my two paise immediately.” As Bhau was giving Baba the two paise he was thinking, “After all it seems Baba is really a great saint as he is omnipresent and knows that I had decided to give him two paise prior to leaving Vaduz.” Almost as if Bhau’s thoughts were spoken aloud Baba replied, “Whether I am a great saint, or I eat the scraps with slobbering dogs, how does it concern you? You came for darshan (pilgrimage to see a divine saint or a deity) and you had your darshan (auspicious viewing).Here, have a piece of bhakri and leave.” As Baba said this, he took a piece of bhakri from his kolomba and threw it at Bhau.Bhau asked Baba, “Baba when should I come again to have your darshan?” Baba replied, “Why would you want to come again? Whatever darshan you want, have it right now.” 

Bhau had no choice, so he left. On his way back, he kept wondering why Baba didn’t ask him to return. Upon joining his duty he found an order cancelling his transfer to Nasik, along with an order to return to Vaduz immediately.

Now he understood why Baba had asked, “Why would you want to return again?”, as Baba had already granted his wish.Unfortunately Bhau does not state in which year he went to Shirdi. 

Baba is omniscient, and knows what Bhau has come for. He is omnipresent and is even present in slobbering mongrels. Baba by his omnipotence, had cancelled Bhau’s transfer orders. 

“He is the fear, cause of fear, and the destroyer of fear.” Hence he is called “Bhutakrut Bhayanasana”. He knows all the “happenings” as he himself is the reason for it, and is the happening that is the action and the result.

Ref.: Prasad, Volume 33, No. 9, August 1979, narrated by Shashikant P. Ambika.

Source : Baba's Divine Manifestations by Vinny Chitluri

Value of Labour

II Sai Ram ll 

Leela 16

Value of Labour

It was the month of May in 1946, when Vasant Pradhan and his friend visited Shirdi. That evening there was a pleasant breeze and the heat of the day had tapered off. So both the friends walked through the village, hoping to find an aged villager who might have met Baba and could tell them some leela or interesting anecdote. They walked through the narrow alleys and soon found an aged Muslim gentleman. He was seated on a stone, smoking a bidi. Vasant said, “Baba, are you a resident 
of Shirdi?” The man nodded eagerly. Then Vasant requested him to tell them about Baba and any experience that he may have had. Unfortunately that elderly gentleman’s name is not mentioned.

 He said, “I used to sit near Baba and puff on his chillum. Every day I would go to his durbar and carefully listen to what he said. Baba had a strange way of talking whenever he had something to tell a particular devotee, he would look at someone else and give his message or advice. Hence the person that he looked at was perplexed, but the devotee that it was meant for listened to it carefully and with concentration.Then he would fall at Baba’s feet, and heed his advice. 

Every day Baba would distribute vast amounts of money. He gave 5, 10, 50 and even 100 rupees to the devotees seated there. However, he never ever gave me any money. I owned a small farm and eked a living from it. One day, I accosted Baba and said, “Baba you liberally distribute money to all your devotees. I am exceedingly poor and yet you never give me a single pie.” Where upon Baba said, “Arre! Why do you want money? Your farm has a pot of gold in it.” The next day I carefully ploughed my field, put adequate manure in it and planted the seeds. 

Every day I worked diligently with Baba’s words ringing in my ears. Time rolled on and I never did find the pot of gold; however by my hard labour, every time I had an abundant harvest. Soon I was able to buy three of the adjacent fields. Now I am quite affluent, and along the way I learned that by constantly remembering Baba and working diligently you are bound to be successful. Years later I told Baba that I still hadn’t found the pot of gold. He laughed and said, “Continue trying.” Thus Baba’s words came true as I am now affluent and happy. Baba taught me that my hard labour and his grace can together yield a bountiful harvest.” 

Vasant also learned a lesson from this story. In chapter 19 of Shri Sai Satcharita, Hemadpant writes: “You put forth your best effort and work hard; I am there with a cup of milk standing right behind you. And if you don’t work hard don’t expect me to be standing with a cup of milk.”

Baba taught the illiterate and the literate devotee spiritual wisdom in such a simplified manner, that Baba was present in everything and is omnipresent. 

Ref.: Sai Prasad Magazine, Deepavali issue, 1992.

Source: Baba's Divine Manifestations by Vinny

Kashibai Kanitker’s Visit to Shirdi

II Sai Ram ll 

Leela 17

Kashibai Kanitker’s Visit to Shirdi

 Kashibai was born in 1861, in a wealthy Brahmin family in the town of Ashte in Sangli district. At the age of 9 she was married to Govind Vasudev Kanitker who was 7 years older than her.She had no formal education, but on account of her husband’s encouragement she learned to read and write. Kashibai soon mastered Marathi, Sanskrit and English.Kashibai was a prolific writer and received many accolades for both her fiction and non-fiction novels. She wrote the biography of Dr. Anandibai Joshi, the first lady doctor in India who received her education in the United States. It is read even to this day by scholars and aspiring doctors. Kashibai’s talent was a gift from God, as no other member of her family had that kind of writing skill. 

 Kashibai was fortunate to visit Shirdi numerous times, and Baba loved and respected her a lot. In her autobiography, she has written about her frequent visits to Shirdi. In 1899 her daughter Krishnabai was unwell, as she had had a mishap.The bullock cart in which she was riding overturned and she sustained a head injury. The wound on her scalp failed to heal even after the best possible treatment was given. Following this, she had frequent bouts of headaches, dizziness and numerous other problems. In 1901 Krishnabai returned to Ahmednagar where her in-laws resided, and was treated there. Despite the treatment, her symptoms continued relentlessly. Then Krishnabai got treated in Mumbai, Pune and Alibaug, without any respite. So Kashibai and her family went to Ahmednagar to look after her. 

 One day Nana Sahib Chandorkar visited them. Nana said, “You have tried all kinds of doctors, taken her for treatment to renowned hospitals, but every modality of treatment has failed. 

Krishnabai has not improved a smidgen and is getting worse by the day. Now listen to what I have to say. Near Kopergaon there is a village named Shirdi where a wondrous saint called Sai Baba resides. I will give you a little Udi of his which is a ‘cure-all’. This should be applied to her forehead and taken internally. She will definitely be rid of her problems. Thereafter do go and pay your respects to Baba.” Chandorkar then gave a glowing account of Baba’s divinity. However, Krishnabai in-laws and Kashibai’s family didn’t believe in these things, thus they didn’t use the Udi and didn’t go to Shirdi. 

A short while later, Kashibai’s husband Govind got transferred to Dhule, where they stayed for a year. During this period they had quite forgotten Baba’s name. The Kanitkers then moved to Malegaon, and then to Yevola, where Kashibai heard about Baba from the advocates that came from Ahmednagar to meet her husband. They spoke about Baba’s compassion and divinity, and asked Govind to go and meet him. A few days later she found a picture of Baba lying on the table. No one had given them the picture, nor had anyone sent the picture by post to them. Nevertheless, the thought of going to Shirdi didn’t occur to them. 

Govind Kanitker then visited Kopergaon on his tour of  duty and at that time they all visited Shirdi. Immediately after Govind Kanitker finished his work in Kopergaon, he was transferred to Rahata. As Rahata was the neighbouring village, they frequently visited Shirdi. Kashibai says, “These days where they have the Chavadi procession (South-facing Chavadi), that Chavadi was converted into a kitchen and we cooked our meals there. The Marathi school (now the Sai complex) was where we slept at night.” 

Kashibai says, “In those days Baba would accept no more than two paise as dakshina. With that money he purchased wood for his Dhuni throughout the day. He always paid the vendor 6 paise for it. Whether the vendor sold him 5 sticks of wood or the trunk of a huge tree, he would be paid no more than 6 paise. No matter how many times the cart came bringing wood, Baba never failed to purchase it, and the wood would be stacked against the rear wall of the Sabha Mandap.”.        
In her autobiography, she writes about the incident of Baba returning the dakshina to her husband. “Prior to visiting Shirdi I had heard that Baba used the money given as dakshina to purchase fire-wood for his Dhuni. I liked the idea immensely as each devotee would receive a fistful of Udi from his Dhuni.So I had brought a large amount of change (coins) with me. 

Every day I gave everyone the same denomination of coins to offer to Baba. On the last day I ran out of change so I gave everyone a different denomination of coin to offer. My daughter Banutai came to receive her money and said, ‘Mother why are you giving everyone different coins? Give everyone a coin of the same value.’ I replied, ‘I have run out of coins of the same denomination, and now there is no time to go and get change as it’s getting late. Just give what you have in your hand, and go and sit in the cart. Besides, for the past 4 days didn’t we give the same amount to Baba? That is enough.’ Then my husband and his entourage went to meet Baba. First the sepoy, the bailiff, and other officers went and offered their respects and dakshina. Then my children and other relatives gave dakshina. 
Following them my husband prostrated at Baba’s feet and gave him dakshina. Then Baba put his hand under the sack that he sat on and took out the money and returned all the money that was offered by the family. Thus my husband got proof of Baba’s omnipresence, but I felt hurt and sad. So I said, ‘Baba don’t you want to buy wood for the Dhuni?’ Then Baba repeated the same words that I had said to my daughter, ‘Didn’t you give me money for the past 4 days? That is enough.’” Thus, Kashibai also got an experience of Baba’s omnipresence. 

On Kashibai’s first visit to Shirdi while they were travelling from Kopergaon, she thought, “How does one recognise a true saint? I am quite naive about this. And I don’t know anything about this.” Then she remembered when she was young, she along with her parents had gone to Akkalkot. There they met Swami Samarth and paid homage to him. So mentally she decided that if Baba was like Swami Samarth then she would have faith in him. Kashibai and her family then went to the Dwarkamai and prostrated at Baba’s feet. However her eldest son Madhavrao and her son-in-law Gangadhar Panth Dabholkar were late in coming. When they went to the Dwarkamai, Baba had just returned from his bhiksha rounds and was seated near the railing. Just as they ascended the steps of the Dwarkamai, both of them saw Swami Samartha seated there. A short while later they saw Baba seated there. Afterwards they narrated this wonderful experience to her. Thus Kashibai got the answer that she was looking for, though unfortunately she was unable to see this leela. 

Thereafter Kashibai became ardently devoted to Baba and she frequently visited Shirdi and had wonderful experiences.

Ref.: Shri Sai Sagar, Volume 12, No. 3, Deepavali issue 2012

Source : Baba's Divine Manifestations by Vinny Chitluri

Baba’s Divine Manifestations -- Kashibai Kanitker & Shirdi Sai Baba

Kashibai Kanitker

Once, when Govind V. Kanitker was working in Yevola, he took his family to Shirdi. Prior to their departure from Yevola, Govind had hired a tonga for the to and fro journey from Shirdi. On that visit, Shama and his children accompanied them to the Dwarkamai. As soon as Baba saw them, he turned to Govind and said, “Now where do you think you are going? You will go alone from here at 2 a.m.” Kashibai realised that they would have to stay that night there. So they stayed in the old Marathi shala. Around midnight an officer from Yevola came to meet Govind, and handed him a telegram. The telegram was from his brother Chintu saying, “Mother is seriously ill,” and asked him to come soon. As Govind had to leave, Kashibai packed his bags for him and he left at 2 a.m., exactly as Baba had said.

The next day, Kashibai packed her bags and got ready to leave. When they went to Baba to ask for permission to leave, he refused. So they sat in the Dwarkamai. Baba said, “Time and again he promised to go and meet her, but procrastinated every single time. Now the telegram has come. Someone is sick, but the symptoms are present in someone else.” Baba literally said, “Who has the ailment, and who has the symptoms.” No one could understand what Baba was saying or to whom. Kashibai returned to her room, and Baba sent a platter full of burfis so she could break her ekadashi fast with them.

When the Kanitkar's returned to the Dwarkamai, Baba was getting ready to prepare some shira. Baba said, “Would anyone like to eat shira?” Immediately, the thought cropped up in Kashibai’s mind, “How to eat the shira prepared by a Muslim?” Concurrently Baba put both his hands over his ears and said, “Arre! I am not trying to desecrate or defile anyone’s religious beliefs. It is good, and if anyone desires to eat the shira they may do so.” Then Baba got up and washed the plates, wiped them, and filled the plates with piping hot shira from his handi. Thereafter Kashibai’s sister and other family members, including her children, started eating the shira. After a while, Kashibai requested Baba for permission to leave, but he was silent. At that moment Dada Kelkar came to the Dwarkamai. Pointing to Kashibai, Baba said, “She is my mother, and has come here from far away. She has observed the fast for ekadashi, so she and her family are hungry. Can’t you prepare some bhakri and feed her and the children? Thus your soul will be satisfied.” Hearing this, Dada Kelkar requested them to join him for lunch.

That day Kashibai received a letter from her husband saying that his mother was alright. However, his sister Gangu had severe labour pains, and had delivered a baby girl that night. Then Kashibai understood why Baba had said, “Someone is sick, but the symptoms are present in someone else.”

In 1906, the Kanitkers visited Shirdi again. On that occasion Baba had wrapped his finger with a dirty, oily strip of cloth. Kashibai mentally wondered what had happened to Baba’s finger. Simultaneously Baba said, “My finger got burnt, so I bandaged it.” And he unwrapped the bandage and showed her his finger that had turned whitish in colour. Later she heard that Madhavnath Maharaj of Nasik had burnt his finger and Baba had taken the burns upon himself.

On that visit, the villagers claimed that there was a rabid dog in Shirdi, and they tried to kill it with steel rods and sticks. They chased it around the village, until finally the dog took refuge in the Dwarkamai and sat behind Baba. The villagers cautioned Baba saying, “Baba, don’t touch that dog; it is rabid and will bite you.” Baba angrily drove the villagers away. The dog rested behind Baba for a short while and went away. Thereafter, it freely roamed about without any symptoms of rabies; nor did it attack or bite anyone.

Ref.: Shri Sai Sagar, Volume 12, No. 3, Diwali issue, 2012.

Source : Baba’s Divine Manifestations by Vinny Chitluri

God comes to earth in form of Guru

Once Guru and God arrive at a devotee's home. He came out and fell in their feet. When he went to God's feet, God said wait, first you should bow down to Guru.

When devotee went to guru's feet, guru said I have brought God to your home go and bow down to God first. Devotee returned to God's feet, then God said, your Guru has brought God in your life, he has told you Path to me, so first go to guru's feet. Devotee went back to guru's feet, then Guru said. I only have told you the path to divinity. But God has made you. Isn't it?! So go and bow down to God first.

Then he went back to God's feet. God said wait. This is all right but i want to tell you about God's and Guru's principle. In God's principle, i have justice system. If you do good deeds you get good return, good karma will take you to heavens, will yield liberation, you will get good life but if you do bad karma it will yield only bad results. You get punished, you go to hell, you will be stuck and your soul will suffer.

But see Guru principle, Guru is very innocent. When you go to Guru. How so ever you are, in whatever state you are. Whatever your karma's are. Guru will embrace you. Guru will purify you and brings you to my feet. That's why Guru never pushes away anyone. Guru only polishes you and bring you to divinity.

*So I always come to earth in form of Guru.

True well-wisher is one who talks about your Weaknesses in front of you and Proudly talks about your Strengths in front of others..!

Why do we have brakes in a Car?

Why do we have brakes in a Car? 

The answer will blow your mind...

Someone asked, "Why do we have brakes in a car"?

Varied answers were received, like,
"To stop", 
"To reduce speed",
"To avoid collision" etc., 

but the best answer was, 
"To enable you to drive faster" 

Give it a thought. It's true but seldom such smart out of box thinking is done,  much less appreciated. 

It's because of brakes that we can dare to accelerate, dare to go fast and reach destinations we desire. 

At various points in life, we find our parents,teachers, mentors, friends and spouse etc. questioning your progress, direction or decision. We consider them as irritants or consider such inquiries as "brakes" to our ongoing work. 

But, remember, it's because of such questions (read periodical brakes) that you have managed to reach where you are today. Without brakes, you could have skid, lost direction or gone astray or met with an unfortunate accident  !!!.  

Learn to appreciate the 'brakes' in your life.
Use them wisely....

Lord Narasimha behind Chakrathalwar

Within the Sri Vaishnavite tradition, the belief is that all aspects of Lord Vishnu are expansions or emanations of the Lord himself. This belief is peculiar to SriVaishnavism, and not reflected within other Vaishnavite traditions, such as Madhva tattvavada, and so forth.

In any case, according to the Sri Vaishnavite philosophy, the Sudarshana Chakra, the Panchajanya, Garuda, Ananta Shesha, etc, are all expansions of Vishnu.

The Sudarshana Chakra is represented as a 16 handed form of Vishnu, and is the main implement of Vishnu's justice. The Sudarshana derives its energy from Yoga Narasimha, the form of Vishnu in anger. The other forms of Narasimha, such as Laxmi Narasimha or Narasimha with Prahlada, are understood to be calm and benevolent. This leaves Ugra Narasimha, which is thought to be too angry to worship.

Also according to Aagama Sastras - there is a need for Sudarshana Azhwar to be always backed up by some form of energy. Ideally it is supposed to be a "Simha Moorthy"- any simha moorthy for that matter - for the same purposes as mentioned that the Sudarshana derives his energy from Yoga Narasimha - although no mention has been made of the Avatar. It has been put into practice by our acharyas and guru's who decided to modify the aagama slightly that Narasimha would be the most apt moorthy behind the Sudarshana Azhwar.

சக்கரத்தாழ்வார் பின்னால் நரசிம்மர் இருப்பது ஏன்?

திருமாலின் கையிலுள்ள சக்கரத்தை சக்கரத்தாழ்வார் என்பர். பக்தர்களின் துன்பம் தீர்க்க  திருமாலால் ஏவப்படும்  ஆயுதம் இது. சக்கரத்தை வழிபட்டால் துன்பம் உடனடியாக நீங்கும் என்பது ஐதீகம். பக்தனான பிரகலாதனைக் காக்க திருமால் நரசிம்மராக அவதரித்தார். தாயின் கருவில் இருந்து வராததால், இந்த அவதாரத்தை அவசரத் திருக்கோலம் என்பர். நாளை என்பது நரசிம்மனுக்கு கிடையாது என்று  குறிப்பிடுவர். துன்பத்தில் இருந்து விடுபட்டு உடனடியாக நற்பலன் உண்டாக  சக்கரத்தையும், நரசிம்மரையும் ஒருசேர வழிபடுவது சிறப்பு.  இதன் அடிப்படையில் கோவில்களில் சக்கரத்தாழ்வாரையும், நரசிம்மரையும் முன்னும் பின்னுமாக வைத்து சன்னிதி எழுப்புவர்.