Sunday, 29 December 2013

WHEN DEVOTION CULMINATES ....


Indeed Amma, its heart melting; nenjai nigala vaikkum paadal. All the credit goes to Ramalinga Adigal. We are blessed to be around to listen to such wonderful compositions from our saints set to music by these great musicians and produced by some good souls for the benefit of mankind. Summavaa Sonnange Esaiku Kallaiyum Karaiya Vaikkum Thanmai Undu Yendru. When bakthi reaches its culmination point, what results is spontaneous compositions and songs like this.

True to the above Jnana Jyothi Amma has come out with a beautiful composition with accompaniment on the piano by Vimala Shanmugam.

Down yonder green valley,
Where streamlets meander.
Where twilight is fading,
I PENSIVELY ROAM... ( KALYANA THEERTHAM )

Or at the BRIGHT NOON TIDE,
IN SOLITUDE WANDER,
Amidst the dark shades,
Of the Lonely Ash Grove..
It was there,while the blackbird,
Was cheerfully singing,      ( AGATHIYAR PADHAM )

I first met ......."THE DIVINE...
THE JOY OF MY LIFE."
The Echoes ...Oh ! tell me, ..
Where is my Dear Father..,? ( POTHIGAI )

I've Trekked Hills and Mountains,
To Be With HIM Here....
OH DADDY !..PLS hear me,
I wanna be near Thee,
Be near thee FOREVER,
FOREVER...WITH THEE....


Friday, 27 December 2013

SARVA DOSA NIVAARANA MAHA YAGAM PART 2/2

When Bala Chandran and Suren came over for the Thursday prayer a day before their departure to India to take part in the Sarva Dosa Nivaarana Maha Yagam (at the Sri Agathiyar Sri Thava Murugar Gnana Peedham at Kallar) and to bid farewell to us, I asked that when they return home they should start blogging, narrating and sharing their experiences while in India.

Bala performing Abhisegam on Agathiyar at Agathiyar Vanam












Agathiyar giving a majestic Darshan
Bala returned on 25 December 2013 with close to 1,200 snapshots of his premier journey to India and a long story to tell. As he is well versed in the Tamil language, I hope he would blog in Tamil for the Tamil speaking community too.

A kind soul has shared SIDDHA HEARTBEAT at http://xn--vkc6a6ba9cg7h0ee.com/sage/

For those keen to blog or are interested in improving their blogs and its readership there are several good pointers given at http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/

Here's to happy blogging.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

SARVA DOSA NIVAARANA MAHA YAGAM PART 1/2

I received the following mail and a video attachment from a devotee who attended the festivities at Kallar. I share his mail and video.


Guruji avargallukku adiyavanin vanakkangal . Kallaril yagathil pangerkkum podhu edutha video idhanudan inaithullen- thayavu seithu parkkavum - Oru siru Oli vandhu selgirathu marupadiyum vandhu sendru vidugirathu. Enakku Yaravadhu siddharaga irrukko ena ninaikkindren - Ravi , Mogapair Chennai http://youtu.be/v6JZsa_WcnQ

Bala Chandran from Malaysia has shared the following photographs taken during his stay at Kallar.

A dance drama to entertain the devotees the night before the Maha Yagam
A dance performance by Manjushree Harsha
Tavayogi leading the prayers at the ashram

A majestic Thava Murugan
Tavayogi and Mataji performing the prayers

Suren from Malaysia receiving Tavayogi's blessing immediately after the flag raising ceremony
Herbs collected by Dr Ram Supramaniam of Tirunelveli, that was offered into the Yagam










Simbu accompanying a singer on a guitar


From Left: Manjushree Harsha, Harsha Vardhan from Bangalore, Bala Chandran from Malaysia, Jnana Jyothi Amma from USA, Balakrishnan Swamy Mn, Surendaran Selvaratnam from Malaysia

Mataji Sarojini Ammaiyaar addressing the devotees
Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal addressing the devotees
A portion of the devotees gathered for the festival
Foreground, from left: Suren (not visible), another devotee, Bala Chandran, Harsha and Manju among many devotees lighting the sacrificial fire. Tavayogi is seen in the background.
The Nilgiri Express passes through the ashram
Devotees assemble to pose for a photo with Tavayogi and Mataji

BALA & SUREN AT KALLAR

Bala who just returned from Kallar on 25 December 2013 has posted many photos of his stay at Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal's Ashram the Sri Agathiyar Gnana Peedham, the Sarva Dosa Nivaarana Maha Yagam conducted at the ashram grounds, his hike up to Mulasthaanam in the hills of Kallar, and his pilgrimage to Papanasam and Kalyana Theertam.

Check out these photos and many more of the Sri Agathiyar Gnana Peedham at Kallar at https://www.facebook.com/bala.chandran.355/media_set?set=a.10200793854883520.1073741846.1677544232&type=3

Bala at Tavayogi's Ashram
Bala receiving Tavayogi's blessings
Suren too receives Tavayogi's blessing

Bala presents a sketch of Agathiyar and Thava Murugar at Kallar to Tavayogi
Tavayogi immediately exhibits Bala's work

Suren (left) and Bala with Mataji Sarojini Ammaiyaar
Suren being blessed by Tavayogi


Check out photos of the hike up to Mulasthaanam at https://www.facebook.com/bala.chandran.355/media_set?set=a.10200793616077550.1073741845.1677544232&type=1,


Photos of pilgrimage to Kalyana Theertam at https://www.facebook.com/bala.chandran.355/media_set?set=a.10200792514450010.1073741844.1677544232&type=3

Photos of the journey to Baana Theertam at https://www.facebook.com/bala.chandran.355/media_set?set=a.10200794344255754.1073741848.1677544232&type=3'
Bala (left) and Suren