Monday, 30 May 2016

SRI AGATHIYAR MAA MAHARISHI POOJA & ARUTPERUMJOTHI AGAVAL PAARAYANAM AT AUM


The recitation (Paarayanam) of the Arutperunjhothi Agaval followed by prayers for Agathiyar and the Siddhas was conducted at the Agathiyar Universal Mission (AUM). Sri Krishna of AUM lead the recitation of the Siddhar Potri while Sadhu Janagiraman from Thiruvanamalai lead the recitation of the Agaval, explaining the verses along the way.

Members of AVM participated too.







Thursday, 26 May 2016

SRIMATH PAMBAN SWAMIGAL'S GURU PUJA


The temple committee of the Sri Mayuranatha Alayam in Dengkil will conduct Srimath Pamban Swamigal's Guru Puja tomorrow at their temple premises. Devotees are invited to participate.








Pamban Swamigal and one of his numerous compositions, the Shanmuga Kavasam was mentioned in the Sri Gnanaskanda Jeeva Nadi revelation for a devotee posted at http://kaumarapayanam.blogspot.ru/2014/06/3.html
ஆன்மியூரில் அருள் சமாதிக்குள் இருந்துகொண்டு
Aanmi uril Arul Samadhikkul erunthu kondu
அற்புதம் பல புரியும் ஆறுமுகன் அடியார் அருளிய
Arputham pala puriyum Arumugan Adiyaar aruliya
ஆச்சரிய மூட்டும் சண்முகக் கவசத்தைச்
Aachariyamoothum Shanmuga Kavasathai
சரியாகப் படித்து வா பின்னர்
Sariyaaga paditthu vaa pinnar
பைரவரின் அருளாலே பிரச்சினை தீரும்
Bhairavarin Arulaale piratchanai theerum
பொறுமையிறு பொறுமையிறு
Porumai eru porumai eru
பெருமை கிட்டும் பொறுமையிறு
Perumai kitthum porumai eru
In 1891 Pamban Swami wrote Shanmuga Kavacam, a powerful hymn of 30 verses composed for the benefit of Lord Murugan's devotees to protect them from illness of body and mind as well as from foes, wild beasts, poisonous creatures, demons, devils and biting insects. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamban_Swamigal)
1850-52 க்கு இடைப்பட்ட காலத்தில் பிறந்து முருகனை மட்டுமே போற்றி வணங்கி அவன்  திருருளினை நேரடியாக பெற்ற மகான் தான் பாம்பன் ஸ்ரீமத் குமர குருதாச சுவாமிகள்.
தமது பதின்மூன்றாவது வயதிலேயே அறுமுகபெருமான் பேரில் அருள் அமிழ்த மயமான பாடல்களைப் பாடத் தொடங்கிவிட்டார்.அது மட்டுமின்றி பிரப்பனவலசை எனும் சிற்றூரை சார்ந்த மயானத்தில் சதுரக்குழி வெட்டி அதன் கண் அமர்ந்து கொண்டு கடும் தவம் செய்தார். தவம் செய்ய தொடங்கி 7-வது நாள் முருகன், அகத்தியர், அருணகிரிநாதர் காட்சி கொடுத்துள்ளனர்.
மற்றொரு சமயம் 1923-ல் சுவாமிகள் தம்புசெட்டித்தெரு வழியாக செல்ல குதிரை வண்டியின் சக்கரம் அவரின் இடது காலில் ஏறிச் சென்றதால் கால் எழும்பு முறிந்து பொது மருத்துவமனையில் சேர்க்க பட மருத்துவர் காலை பரிசோதித்து எலும்பு இணைவது கடினம் என்று கூற சுவாமியின் சீடர்கள் சண்முக கவசம் இடையறாது பாராயணம் செய்ய முருகனின் திருக்கைவேல், உடைந்த எலும்புகளை இணைத்து அருளியது. (Arumuga Agathiar Whatsapp Group)
Pamban Swamigal went into the samadhi state at 7.15am on 30 May 1929.


Surendaren Selvaratnam who was in India recently, shared some photos he took at Pamban Swamigal's samadhi.







Monday, 23 May 2016

DENGKIL SRI MAYURANATHAR ALAYAM POURNAMI POOJA SPECIAL

SATHRU SAMHARA SIVA SUBRAMANIA TRISATHI HOMAM


The Sathru Samhara Siva Subramania Trisathi Homam lead by Saravanan Palanisamy of AVM was conducted successfully yesterday at the temple grounds of the Sri Mayuranathar Alayam, Sri Math Pamban Kumaraguruthasa Swamigal Thirukovil in Dengkil.

Originally we were rather apprehensive about conducting this puja, taking into regard the nature of this yagam. But it came as a great relief when Agathiyar blessed us through his Aasi Nadi reading for Saravanan Palanisamy yesterday morning, a day after the event. Agathiyar went on to state that Saravanan will perform puja at homes and in temples in the future and that Agathiyar himself would appear to bless all wherever he performs them. 

"எந்த தளம் சென்று நீ வழிபாடு செய்தாலும், நான் அங்கே வந்து நின்று ஆசி வழங்கிவிட்டுத்தான் செல்வேன்!"

According to members of the temple committee, this puja, what was postponed several times for various reasons earlier, saw the light of the day when Saravanan agreed to perform it. 

The Divine works in mysterious ways indeed.
















Photos courtesy of Srimathi Santhi Balachander, Dr Tiagarajah and other devotees.

On another note, after having run out of memory card space and battery power in my camera during the filming of the last event at the temple (See http://agathiyarvanam.blogspot.my/2016/05/pamban-swamigal-peruvizha.html), I decided to make a small investment to purchase more space in the form of memory cards and get an additional battery. Along the way I decided to invest in a tripod too. And believe me, using a tripod makes a lot of difference in the quality of the video footage as you can see for yourself in the Sathru Samhara Siva Subramania Trisathi Homam video.

Besides enabling us to be in the film too, not to mention relieving our arms and hands of the tension and stress in trying to keep our hands steady and considering the weight of the camera too, the tripod is a must, if you want to ensure steady, sharp shots. Here is a wonderful video on "How to Choose the Right Tripod" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc0UrwrlusU&feature=youtu.be.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

MURUGESANIN PULAMBAL


முருகேசனின் புலம்பல்

மாபெரும் கருணையான்...

எமக்கு அகமாய் புறமாய் இருந்து என் சொல் செயல் ஆகிவற்றை சிறப்புற செய்வித்து,

ஒவ்வொரு நிகழ்விலும் நின் கருணையை உணர்த்தி,

நான் எங்கு இருந்து நினைத்தாலும், எப்படி இருந்து நினைத்தாலும், ஆகதூய்மை புறதூய்மை இல்லாமல் நினைத்தாலும்,

உனக்கு பிடித்தது பிடிக்காதது என்று எதைசெய்துகொண்டு நினைத்தாலும்,

இளம் வயதில் எமக்கு பெரியதாக தெரிந்த அணைத்தும் இன்று அற்பமாக தெரியும்பொது,

உமக்கு அற்பமாக தெரியும் அனைத்தையும் எமக்காக இன்றுவரை வளங்கும்,

எமக்கு அருளியது போதாது என்று,

எமக்கு நிரந்தரம் என்று நான் எண்ணிய, நிலையற்ற உறவுகள், நண்பர்கள், சொந்தங்கள் என்ற பலர் வேண்டுவன அருளவேண்டி கேட்டபோது அருளிய,

இதற்கு மேலாக நின் அடியார் போல நடித்துக்கொண்டு,

உன்னை இன்றுவரை முழுமையா பற்றமுடியாமல் மாயாசக்திகள் வசம் சிக்கிக்கொண்டு இருந்தாலும் கூட,

எமக்கு வேண்டுவன யாவையும் யாம் வேண்டும் வண்ணம் அருளி,

எம்மை இமைபோல காத்து அருளும் நின் கருணையை என்னவென்று சொல்ல!!!

ஈசா ! நேசா ! என் அப்பா !

நின் மாபெரும் கருணையை எம்மை உணரவைப்பா !!!

உணர்ந்து உய்ய ஏங்கும் அடியேன்...


ஈசனே நின் திருவருளை உணராமல்

நேற்றைய கனவுகளை அடைய இன்று முயன்றுகொண்டு

நாளைய மலத்தை வெளியேற்ற இன்று சுவையென்று நினைத்து எதைஎதையோ நாடி உண்டு கொண்டு

நாளைய பிணங்களுக்காக உழைத்துக் கொண்டு,

அதனிடம் நல்லபெயர் வாங்க வேண்டும் என்ற எண்ணத்தால் என்னுடைய ஆசைகளை அடக்கி கொண்டு நடித்து,

நாற்றமும் அசுத்தமும் கொண்டு உடலுடன் உறவுகொள்ள எதைஎதையோ செய்துகொண்டு,

மாணம், கவுரவம், என்று பிறக்கும் போது இல்லாத ஒன்றை இப்பொது இருப்பதாக நினைத்து கொண்டு,

அது நிலைக்கும், இது காப்பாற்றும், என்று எதைஎதையோ நம்பிக்கொண்டு அதன் பின்னே ஓடிக்கொண்டு,

இல்லாத ஒன்றை இருப்பதாக கருதிக்கொண்டு அதையெல்லாம் பேணி காக்கிறேன் என்று அலைந்துகொண்டு,

என்றும் எப்போதும் உடனிருந்து மேல்கூறிய யாவும் அற்பமானது என்று அறிந்தும் !!

அதை அருளியாவது இவனை மகிழ்விப்போம் என்று தன்னை வெளிக்காட்டாமல் அருளிய வள்ளலே !!!

நின்னை என்னுளே உணர்த்தியபோதும் பொய்யை விட்டு விலக முடியாமல் இருக்கின்றனே பெருமானே ???!!

மெய்யுடன் லயிக்கும் மேன்மை வேண்டி அடியேன்.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A CONGREGATION OF BEAUTIFUL ATMAS AT AVM PART 3

In was indeed a joy to realize that this blog and the numerous books compiled and posted online has helped many come to Agathiyar and the Siddhas. Along the way Agathiyar prompted me to stream live the puja at Agathiyar Vanam Malaysia (AVM) through a young medical student in Russia, Stalin. What started as a private home puja and initially viewed by a single person from the USA, Jnana Jyothiamma, through Skype, eventually extended to the general public too with the blessings of Agathiyar. Many wrote in to inform that they were watching the live stream.


Just as my family and I observed and followed all the rituals that Tavayogi performed at his Kallar Ashram, those who came around to AVM and participated in the homam, abhisegam and bhajan, took back whatever knowledge they gained in conducting these rituals, and began to perform them at their own individual homes. Occasionally they used to congregate at AVM for prayer.



The many books of praise to Siddhas that AVM released served them well, many having adopted the format and sequence of prayer in their own premises.
































Both Agathiyar and Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal were the catalyst for me to indulge in these rituals. Initially hesitant to carry out the directive, not wanting to turn out to be a priest, Agathiyar then revealed in the Nadi that I was not doing it for myself but for all of humanity. Only then could I accept this humongous task full heartedly. 

Slowly I realized this was to be my mission too: to perform rituals, to blog, compile, published and fill the existing vacuum in Siddha worship and fulfill the needs of Agathiyar's devotees. And it so happened that Agathiyar gave me a task that I enjoyed doing.

Nadi Guru T.Ramesh, Kalai and Selvam have been very accommodating in reading the Nadi for AVM members. Agathiyar has saved us the trouble of seeking the Nadi in India. Nadi Guru Senthil had read my very first Nadi in 2002 in Malaysia. Nadi Guru Ramesh has patiently read my Nadi 53 times to-date. I am greatly indebted to him.


Bala Chandran Gunasekaran was pointed to AVM by Agathiyar in his Nadi. He held on faithfully to Agathiyar and later was a tool to propagate the Siddha path to family, relative and friends. He and his friends got together and started a group, Thondu Seivom, aimed at contributing financially and physically to society. Thondu Seivom performed their first annadhanam and prayers at the Batu Caves Murugan temple. That was a good start.





He then scouted around for a home where they could serve meals on a regular basis. He found one. Among their many projects undertaken to date is supporting a student complete her studies, providing provisions, groceries, clothing and utensils, besides sponsoring food once a month at this childrens' home.



Not remaining complacent with his on going deeds, nor neither resting on his laurels, Bala Chandran moved his family to contribute monthly towards performing an annadhanam at a handicap and mentally retarded children and elder center close to his home.  Sri Balachander Aiya has this to say about Bala Chandran, "He is a blessed soul. I feel so proud to be associated with great souls like Bala who feels that service is above self. Service to humanity is service to God. This is what ERAI wants."

Besides this noble mission, Bala Chandran has brought hundreds to Agathiyar for a Nadi reading, hence bringing many to the folds and path of the Siddhas.

Meanwhile Sri Balachander Aiya and his wife have generously opened up their home to host the numerous activities and events organised by AVM, the Agathiyar Universal Mission (AUM) and Babaji's Kriya Yoga Trust. Besides providing the space they provided delicious home cooked food for all the participants too. They have served Babaji's Kriya Yoga Trust well, coordinating their projects and sales of books on the local front. With his long standing and extensive knowledge and experience in the hotel line, it is only obvious that Sri Balachander Aiya is extremely good in organising events.


Along the way we are introduced to Yogacharya Gurudasan who is serving in Malaysia. The master volunteered to hold Kriya Yoga classes for AVM members and went on to initiate many students for the very first time, after going through an induction ceremony recently in Bangalore. He was conferred the title of Acharya and given the name Gurudasan by MG Satchidananda. Gurudasan was earlier initiated into Babaji's Kriya Yoga by MG Satchidananda too. 

AVM had the pleasure of meeting another master and his student. Master Sri Arunan, an exponent of Varma Kalai and Sri Yuvaraj helped conduct classes in this ancient art form of defense and healing for AVM members and the public. Those keen on pursuing this art form can call Master Arunan at +6019 6311049. Yuvaraj through his Sri Agasthiyar Sakthi Nyaanaalayam in Kepong, has provided immense support for AVM's activities and events.


Sri Krishna of the Agathiyar Universal Mission (AUM) joined forces with AVM to bring service and devotion to a greater height. Both Sri Krishna and his wife were dictated by Agathiyar in the Nadi to help fulfill the needs of those who were given parikaram or atonements in the Nadi readings. Hence they started AUM Holidays to cater to the devotees travel needs and pilgrimage both in Malaysia and India. Seek Aum Holidays at +6012 3970 431 if you are in need of a specific and tailor-made pilgrimage.  

AUM with participation from AVM went on a one day spiritual tour to caves, samadhis, ashrams and temples in Malaysia recently. Following the success of this tour, AUM has put together another spiritual package slated for 4 June 2016.



Sri Krishna and his wife had initiated and have been engaged in a feeding program, Pothigai Meals on Wheels for some time now. They prepare home cooked food to be distributed to the homeless and vagabonds in and around Kuala Lumpur city once a month during Pusam Star. AVM, Thondu Seivom and Amutha Surabhi came together to donate and joined in the distribution of food parcels.



Sri Krishna then was given an enormous task and responsibility of performing rituals at the Agathiyar temple at Eco City Sri Raja Sakthy Nageshwary Amman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, after the sudden demise of the devotee who established Agathiyar there.  Since July of last year Sri Krishna with Sri Balachander Aiya and Saravanan Palanisamy have been performing libation to the granite statue of Agathiyar and conducting the puja. Sri Krishna intends to hold a special puja for Agathiyar to commemorate a year of taking over the puja. The celebrations will fall on 7 July 2016.


Dr Tiagarajah of the Sri Mayuranathar Alayam, Pamban Kumaraguruthasa Swamigal Thirukovil in Dengkil invited AVM to hold a fest for Agathiyar, Sri Agathiyar Vizha at their premises recently (http://agathiyarvanam.blogspot.my/2016/04/agathiar-vizha-part-1.html). After the success of this Vizha, AVM and AUM together with the temple management plan to hold the annual Agathiyar Jayanthi and Guru Puja Vizha at the temple grounds. This year the festivity falls on 18 December.


Dr Tiagarajah, the force behind moving many activities and events, together with the temple committee, has brought this temple to the notice and attention of the public. His dedicated team has ventured to hold numerous fests for Pamban Swamigal in other states too.


The Dr has invited members of AVM to conduct the Sathru Samhara Siva Subramania Trisathi Homam over the weekend in conjunction with Vaigasi Visagam. Saravanan Palanisamy will lead the Yagam, as he did earlier during Agathiyar Vizha. Saravanan is much talented in recitation of both Sanskrit and Tamil verses, as testified by Jnana Jyothiamma, "The Vedic invocation chants by Sara and the group at the Havan was just Superb and very pleasing", relating to the video that was uploaded on Youtube by AVM at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n50cfFzjUHQ



Saravanan is multi talented having contributed accompanying art for Sri Velayudham Karthikeyan's Sitthan Arul blog at https://siththanarul.blogspot.my/2016/05/317-52.html


He has also a talent to write songs, having penned a couple of verses on Agathiyar at AVM.


Dr Janardena with assistance from others in the medical profession has come forward to hold a medical camp at the childrens' home soon.

Dr Krishnan of Hillriche Sdn Bhd has served many devotees who where guided to him by Agathiyar and others for an alternative medicine for their illnesses and diseases. Dr Krishnan is an astrologer and a Siddha medicine practitioner. My family and I have consulted the Dr many times. I am deeply grateful to the Dr.

Sri Arivananthan, a Siddha medicine practitioner too, conducts prayers for Agathiyar and the Siddhas at the Arul Guru Agathiyar Arul Peedam in Klang. He is well versed in performing the Yagam. AVM and AUM members had the opportunity to participate in the Sidhar Magavelvi Puja at his premises recently.



Surendaren Selvaratnam, Bala Chandran, Dyalen Muniandi, Magindran, and Sugumaran have served as the messenger bringing news and updates from Kallar from their frequent trips to India. Their photos and news has graced the pages of this blog.


Many others have contributed towards making each event organised by AVM and AUM a success. To all these wonderful folks out there, I can only say:

Forwarded by Praba