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Story Of Origin Of Nalayira Divya Prabandham – 4,000 verses by 12 Azhwars

The story of origin of Nalayira Divya Prabandham is associated with the Mudal Azhwars. It is a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses (Nalayiram in Tamil means 'four thousand') composed by the 12 Azhwars. Mudal Azhwars are divine beings as they were not born in a womb. Once, Poigai Azhwar was going on a pilgrimage to Tirukkovalur. It was night time and it started raining profusely. He took shelter at the Ashram of Mrigandu Maharishi. The shelter he found was very small. A couple of hours later the second of the Mudal Azhwars, Bhutatt Azhwar also arrived there seeking shelter from heavy rain. Soon the third Alwar, Peyazhwar also came and stood with the other two Alwars. The small space could only hardly accommodate the three of them. Suddenly they felt the presence of someone else. In order to see the fourth invisible person, Poigai Azhwar lit a light by singing his divine song (prabandham) starting with ‘Vaiyam Thagalia’. The second Azhwar lit second light

Sri Rama in Jainism – Lord Ram in Jaina Texts

Sri Rama is one of the 63 salakapurushas (great personalities) in Jainism. The various Jaina Ramayanas or other works about the life story and deeds of Lord Ram are interesting and differ here and there only in minor details from Valmiki Ramayana. Rama is called Padma (lotus flower) in Jaina Texts. The various Jaina Puranas and poetic works deal with Rama’s story or make references to it. Among the famous Jaina works about Rama are the Padma Purana in Sanskrit by Ravisena (677 AD), Paum Cariyu by Vimal Suri in Prakrit (1 st century AD), Paum Cariyu in Apabhramsa by Swayambhu, Rama Purana in Sanskrit (16 th century AD), Rama Charitra in Sanskrit (14 th century AD), Rama Purana in Kannada by Padmanabha (1580 AD), the Ramayana in Kannada by Kumudendu (1257 AD). Jainism depicts Dharma of Lord Rama as dharma in Jaina Dharma. King Dasharatha and King Rama are at various place shown as being initiated or are willing to be initiated as Jaina ascetics. Though Ravana is al

Kuresha – Life – Literary Works – Medieval Vaishnava Poet

Kuresha who lived during the 11 th century AD was a Vaishnava poet. He hailed from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. His parents were Ramamisra and Perundevi. His first name was Srivatsanka Mishra. Kuresha was one of the earliest disciples of Sri Ramanujacharya. He accompanied Sri Ramanuja to Kashmir, when his teacher wished to secure from the Saradapith, center of learning associated with Adi Shankara, the manuscript of a theistic interpretation of Brahmasutra (aphorism on Brahman Reality). The authorities of Saradapith did not allow the book to be taken away. However, Kuresha memorized its contents and reproduced them, when Ramanuja was writing his commentary on Sutras. Blinded By Ignorant King During a period of religious intolerance, Kuresha was asked to acknowledge that there is none greater than Shiva. Attempting to highlight the folly of trying to limit the limitless God, Kuresha replied, “Drona is bigger than Shiva” – punning on the fact that drone and siva are also m

Powerful Devi Sarva Karya Siddhi Mantra

Mother Goddess Shakti, who is Devi And Sarvamaya, she never abandons her good children. Below is a powerful Sarva Karya Siddhi Mantra dedicated to Devi – the Mother Goddess. Sarva Karya Siddhi Mantra ॐ  ऐं सर्वकार्यसिद्धि कुरु   कुरु स्वाहा Om Aim Sarvakaryasiddhi Kuru Kuru Swaha How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted on Tuesday and Friday. It should be then chanted for 41 Tuesday and Friday – on Tuesday and Friday for six weeks. Wake up before sunrise and after taking bath offer prayers to Ganesha and Surya. Light a lamp in the northeast corner of the house. Meditate of Goddess for few minutes. Chant the mantra 108 times. Put off the lamp. Donate food for animals on any Tuesday or Friday of the week.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Verse 1 - Meaning Explanation

Again, O mighty armed, listen to My supreme word, which, wishing your welfare, I declare to you, who are rejoiced (to hear Me). (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Verse 1) Sri Krishna’s words are nothing but the unsurpassed Truth. And Truth can never be heard too often. So, although the same Truth has been revealed by Sri Krishna again and again, once more, in His great compassion and love for Arjuna and for all humanity, He repeats it in a different way. It is because the Lord is ever watchful over His devotees and loves them so dearly that He never tires of teaching them. And to Arjuna, especially, the Lord is constantly giving advice because Arjuna received His words with such great joy. It is for that reason, says Sri Krishna, that He is teaching him. No teacher can give the best in Him unless He has disciples to appreciate and understand Him. When the disciples drink in the words of the guru as immortal nectar, then Truth flows from the teacher as from a perennial spring. The re