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    11. Serpents crawl over him; he wears the skin
    of tiger and the ashes from the grave;
    Using BrahmA's skull as bowl he seeks alms in
    the streets from women at home; and in a wave
    ...
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    09. The One who sleeps in waves, and the One who dwells
    in Lotus sought in vain the feet and head
    of the great fire the One became! The swells
    of Ganges and the crescent moon his head...
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    07. The crinkled Ganges and the crescent moon
    adorn His hair, who bears a trident, deer
    and fire in hands, and manifests as boon
    for mankind, for all its woefullness and tear.
    ...
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    05. With Adi, Siddhi names, GaNesha sits;
    the Six-faced's fame was seen and sung by the Sage;
    SUrya, Chandra, Lakshmi and the nine planets,
    Sundarar the poet--they all your sight...
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    03. KONeshvar, they call him, DurgA his consort;
    She is worshipped with ghee-lit lemon lamps,
    and solves issues of marriage and support;
    The Six-faced here carries the Sage's thanks;
    ...
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    TirukkuDavAyil kONEshwarar

    Temple
    http://temple.dinamalar.com/New.php?id=312
    http://www.shivatemples.com/sofct/sct094.php

    Decaverse in thEvAram
    சம்பந்தர்:2.022 திகழுந் திருமா லொடுநான்...
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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    pradoSham hymn: My shelter, Your Feet
    (approximating to the Tamizh rhythm
    tanatAna tAna tanatAna tAna tanatAna tAna tananA)

    [Check this link for a Tamizh film song, some lines of which are in...
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    namaste Aanandinii!

    I have been writing these verses in Tamizḥ for quite sometime now Glad that I can do it in English verses and share it here. Thanks for your appreciatioṇ

    saidevo
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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    namaste ShivaFan!

    Your song is divine and inspiring! Do share what you write in verse here.

    saidevo
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    pradoSham hymn: Moments of bliss in mundane life
    [iambic tetrameter quartrain + iambic pentameter couplet]

    01. In the vAnaprastha stage in life
    my days go by in temporal lures;
    with...
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    09. He let ViShNu, BrahmA set out to seek
    the root and top, when he stood as a pillar of fire;
    when they never won, he showed them how unique
    he was; the one who is seen when thoughts...
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    07. He wears the crescent moon, and the flowers
    of bael and stramony; he holds an axe
    and a blaze of fire on crimson hands and showers
    his grace; one who dances with ghosts on the...
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    05. His frame in veil, but shows his countenance;
    his dancing left side foot on the day of Ardra,
    he shows in Dec; his right side foot in stance,
    he shows in April, Uttara Phalguna.
    ...
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    03. KamalAmbAl, is goddess UmA's name,
    the Lotus Lady who, with a pair of hands,
    blesses as the ShaktI root; and the tame,
    who are in debt, or ill, the god that stands
    as...
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    TiruvArUr TyAgarAjA

    Temple
    http://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=598
    http://temple.dinamalar.com/New.php?id=598
    http://www.shivatemples.com/sofct/sct087.php

    Decaverse in thEvAram...
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    Re: How did I reach my mothers womb?

    namaste.

    You might perhaps find answers to such questions here:
    http://www.dlshq.org/download/afterdeath.htm

    saidevo
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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    Hermaphroditic God!

    If Faith's belief not based on proof, then how
    our faith in God is justified?
    In spiritual quests, is faith a holy cow
    that must be held and fortified?

    The guru...
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    Re: Is 'Faith' necessary?

    namaste everyone.

    The only person we know with utmost certainty (because we instinctively feel it) is our mother. Even our father we know as so and so, only from our mother! And how many people in...
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    (concluding part)

    09. BrahmA, ViShNu couldn't find the head and base
    when He rose as fire from earth to sky!
    He dances with the ghosts in the funeral place
    to the beat of drums...
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    07. The darling son of One who took the hill,
    where pepper grows, He burnt the youth!
    The elephant mad that sages threw to kill
    He skinned and wore, and let the truth
    about...
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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    Supplication to Shiva

    I know you are around; I need to dive
    in mind and feel you, it's awesome!
    I try an image, offer blossom,
    and seek a kinship which, in time, will thrive.

    A flower at...
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    Re: Bhakti Yoga - For 'baseline development'

    vaNakkam EṂ

    Thanks for your kind receptioṇ You are right: God is outside and inside simultaneously while we practise bhakti: the extent he is in either side depends on our maturity as a bhakta.
    ...
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    Re: Bhakti Yoga - For 'baseline development'

    namaste everyone.

    Establishing a personal relationship with God of our preferred form (iShTa dEvata) in bhaktiyoga has the first advantage of giving as the assurance that He/She will be there for...
  24. Thread: Coming Home?

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    Re: Coming Home?

    namaste Satay.

    The first thing I noticed was that EM and Yajvan--among other members--are consistently active (what about TTA and Atanu?), that they are moderators, and that I have missed a lot....
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    05. In the bamboo woods it all happened, so the tree
    of the shrine is bamboo; KrupA's the name
    of the sacred pond; the shrine has much to see
    in carvings that set the mind aflame!...
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    Re: Panchakshara mantra

    Happy mahAshivarAtri to you too, SOL!
    saidevo
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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    The following poem employs the metre called amphimacer or cretic,
    which has the pattern /-/ (an unstressed syllable between two stressed),
    which is rare. The pattern in the last foot, sometimes,...
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    You're welcome, smaranamji.

    03. In the Goddess' sanctum, Arjun's battle story
    is sculpted on the pillar;
    Although the arrow hit the God of glory
    how could the shot be a killer?...
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    Re: Panchakshara mantra

    Here is an audio version of the hymn sung by Smt.UmA mOhan:
    https://soundcloud.com/dvenadcatoelicoknigi/uma-mohan-shiv-panchakshara

    saidevo
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    Re: Commoner's thEvAram

    TiruvETkaLam (near Chidambaram)
    ramaNi

    Temple
    http://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=855
    http://temple.dinamalar.com/New.php?id=855
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    Commoner's thEvAram

    Preface to HDF members:

    namaste Everyone!

    Members are aware that TEvAram is a collection of Tamizh hymns sung by the NAyanmArs, chiefly Appar, Sambandhar, Sundarar and MANikkavAchakar. The...
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    Re: Kanchi Paramacharya: A Virtual Darshan

    pp.079-082
    Remedy for madness

    The middle-aged boy suffered from madness. Medicines and mantras did not heal him even to the extent of a mustard grain. It seemed enough to the boy's mother that he...
  33. Thread: ॐ as God

    by saidevo
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    Re: ॐ as God

    namaste.

    ॐ is a part of almost all mantras and rituals used in Hindu pujas, which also involve meditation on the NirguNa Brahman it represents. If you do a google-search with the text "aum...
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    Re: Kanchi Paramacharya: A Virtual Darshan

    namaste Ajeet.

    I am glad you find the devotional experiences useful in answering your question. All the best in your spiritual progress.
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    pp.075-078
    You people are driving me away!

    One Sunday. PeriyavA went to the 'gangai koNDAn maNDapam' AnchanEyar (HanumAn) temple opposite shrIMaTham and sat down there. A large number of devotees...
  36. Thread: self inquiry

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    Re: self inquiry

    namaste everyone.

    vAch--Speech always results in reduction of the Truth, the Absolute Reality of Atman here. The Reality is reduced before there is no way of expressing It, as It has to be...
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    Re: Kanchi Paramacharya: A Virtual Darshan

    pp.070-075
    What guru-sthAnam is...

    "My daughter is getting older and older. There is no boy's horoscope that we missed as an alliance to her. I have tons of such boys' horoscopes!" A daughter's...
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    Re: Kanchi Paramacharya: A Virtual Darshan

    In the guava fruit, a girl...
    author:....... A shrImaTham (KAnchi hermitage) disciple
    compiler:..... T.S. Kothandarama Sarma
    source:....... Maha PeriyavaL - Darisana AnubhavangaL vol.3, pp.067-092...
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    Re: Multiple Deities

    namaste.

    As to why we Hindus worship many Gods as Adi Shankara has advocated, these old threads might throw some light:
    http://www.vedicdharmaforums.org/showthread.php?t=442...
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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    namaste.

    Please check this link for the information you require.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste
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    Re: Dining in darkness

    namaste Anirudh.

    The google Tamizh groups link is:
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/santhavasantham/qcA8gZjXvek

    When I posted this message in another forum, I was pleasantly surprised...
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    Dining in darkness

    Dining in darkness

    Here is an incident found in a Tamizh google group:
    (posted by shrI AKV Rajan)

    PLEASE DO READ TILL END

    I am sharing this wonderful experience, I recently had in...
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    Re: An incredible revelation

    namaste Eric.

    You said in the OP:
    I am also sadly aware that as the material world constantly changes, so too will my grasp of Jivanmukta, I will sometimes be wholly Eric in my mind and sometimes...
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    The rustic who turned into a devotee

    The years 1957-59 were a golden time in the history of Chennai metro during this half century. Those were the sacred months when the avatAra mUrti who blesses...
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    Re: Happy Birthday!

    Happy birthday to HDF and thanks to Satay for his untiring work.
    I am happy to be back again here after a long absence.
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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    namaste.

    You are welcome to post the poems you have, ShivaFan.
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    Re: Mukthi and self-realiazation

    namaste.

    This post might help you:
    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showpost.php?p=43167&postcount=9
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    Re: Beginning to Learn Sanskrit

    namaste.

    A good way to learn proper pronunciation in Sanskrit is to listen to the chanting of simple Sanskrit shlokas and learn to recite them and understand their meaning. Here is a link I came...
  49. Thread: Explain shiva

    by saidevo
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    Re: Explain shiva

    You can explain Shiva in one word: sarvam--everything.
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    Re: Good Hindu Fiction?

    "kathA sarit sAgaraH" by somadeva bhaTTa is perhaps the largest collection of stories in the world. Translation of this book in ten volumes can be downloaded here:
    ...
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