Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chidambaram Nataraja temple and two stotras

An introduction to Chidambaram  Natrajar temple      followed by two great stotras on Lord  Nataraja.

Ciompiled by

Chidamabaram  meaning  “Sky of consciousness”   or if you assume that its name  is   Chit+Ambalam  meaning  “The stage of performing arts”  or if we refer to  it by its   Tamil name  ,   Thillai ambalam  ((meaning  a place  having  Thillai trees-a species of  mangrove tress)  has   a very unique temple in India.  It is a temple  of  Lord Shiva as  Nataraja( the  king of dancing) .It is unique because  more than 99% of Shiva temples   depict him in the form of a Shiva Linga but here  the Lord stands   six feet tall  in a remarkable dancing pose (People say the statue  is made of Gold) , that too in the pose of Ananda Thandava(The male dance  of ecstasy).He is  also called “Thillai Koothan (the dancer of Thillai) in Tamil  To a Saivite in Tamil Nadu  ”  the  word  temple “ would only indicate  Chidambaram. Though God has   this unique form, in this temple , he is also  worshipped    as the “Sky  of consciousness” and this temple is referred   to as  Akasa Kshethra(the sky temple) . The God  is also worshipped   here in the form of Emerald Linga   as well as Crystal Linga  . Another greatness  about this temple is that , it is the oldest   temple in India with a  golden roof (AD 907-950) . Due to this  , it is called as Pon Ambalam (Golden temple) . Another great peculiarity of the this temple   is the “Chidambara Rakasiyam (The secret of Chidambaram). This  Rakasiyam can be seen by the devotees through a window next to the sanctum sanctorum  of the main Nataraja temple. Most of the time it would be covered by a curtain. When is is open we can see  the secret covered  by  layers  of musk over which a golden Vilwa garland will hang. The devotees believe that   the perennial dance of joy  of the god  is going  on there.
     There is an interesting story of its origin .I am quoting  extensively    from Wikipedia   “The story of Chidambaram begins with Lord Shiva strolling into the Thillai Vanam (vanam meaning forest and thillai trees - botanical name Exocoeria agallocha a, a species of mangrove trees - which currently grows in the Pichavaram wetlands near Chidambaram). In the Thillai forests resided a group of sages or 'rishis ‘ who believed in the supremacy of magic and that God can be controlled by rituals and mantras or magical words. Lord Shiva strolled in the forest with resplendent beauty and brilliance, assuming the form of Bhikshatana (The temple has a very pretty sub temple  odf Bhikshandar)  a simple mendicant seeking alms. He was followed by His consort, Vishnu as Mohini . The sages and their wives were enchanted by the brilliance and the beauty of The handsome mendicant and His consort. On seeing their womenfolk enchanted, the rishis got enraged and invoked scores of serpents (nāgas ) by performing magical rituals. Lord Shiva lifted the serpents and donned them as ornaments on His matted locks, neck and waist. Further enraged, the sages invoked a fierce tiger, whose skins and dons were used by Lord Shiva as a shawl around His waist and then followed by a fierce elephant, which was devoured and ripped to death by Lord Shiva (Gajasamharamurthy ).The rishis gathered all their spiritual strength and invoked a powerful demon Muyalakan - a symbol of complete arrogance and ignorance. Lord Shiva wore a gentle smile, stepped on the demon's back, immobilized him and performed the Ánanda Tandava (the dance of eternal bliss) and disclosed his true form. The sages surrender, realizing that Lord Shiva is the truth and He is beyond magic and rituals.”,It seems K Lord Vishnu who  witnessed the cosmic dance of Shiva informed Adhi Sesha about it   and he very much wished to see that dance once again   and dis penance addressing Lord Shiva , Lord Shiva appeared before him and agreed to his request but wanted Adhi Sesha to take a human birth    to witness that dance. Adhi Sesha was born as sage Patanjali (The sage who wrote  Sanskrit Grammar as well as  possibly the first book on Yoga called  Yoga Sastra) .He travelled all the way to present Chidambaram   and met there another great sage called  Vyagra Pada  (One with feet like tiger , to help him to   pluck  unsullied flowers for worship of Shiva)   who was worshipping the  original Shiva Linga of  Chidambaram   in that forest near the lotus pond of the temple  . They both continueds their penance there   and were later met a king called Sveta Varman . The God Shiva   danced  the Ananda Tandava   to these  three people there.  There is some reference that 3000 sages also joined them there and Lord Shiva entrusted  the upkeep of the temple to them. As a honour to Vyagra pada   , this temple town also is referred   as  Vyagrapuram (The  town of the tiger)
       This temple is spread over 64   acres and apart   from the main temple of Nataraja  , has  large temples  to Lord Giovindaraja, Shivakama Sundari (consort of lord Shiva) , Mukkuruni Ganesa , Lord Subramanya besides several minor temples , a huge temple tank(Shiva Gangai tank) , a thousand pillared hall, A hundred pillared hall   and so so on.  The entire temple except  the Giovindaraja temple is owned, controlled and managed by  Deekshithars of Chidambaram . They are believed to have been   3000  in number   and brought by Lord Shiva himself  to manage the temple  . Unlike all other temples in Tamil Nadu where God is worshipped according  Agama Sastras  , in this temple  worship is done according  to Veda.  A deekshithar   would  get the Right to worship in this temple and get a  share of the temple’s income only  if he is married.Their caste rule  insists that  they  should only marry a Deekshithar  girl .Also a Deekshithar  wouldlose his right and share if he moves  out of the temple town  or  gets employed in any other jobs . They were  acknowledged great scholars. This can be  dscerened from the fact that Mahakavi Kamban  was  not  allowed to  present his magnum opus Kamba Ramayanam without   their  recommendation. The population of Deekshithars as of now is about  300  only  due to various reasons . It is interesting to note   that the Govindaraja temple inside the  Natarajja temple  of Chidambaram is managed by the  Relegious endowment board of Tamil Nadu   and has a separate   entrance as well   as exit .  There are several worships  (deeparadhana) performed at the temple   The one   performed after  10 PM  (after every Hindu temple in India is closed) is supposed to be visited by all Hindu Gods  in heaven as well as from all the temples from India   is  considered  as the most important. Only six times in a year the main idol iof Nataraja is anointed. At that time it is brought out of the  temple  and placed  in the thousand pillared hall. Wikipedia says  “They are the Marghazhi Thiruvaadhirai (in December - January ) indicating the first puja, the fourteenth day after the new moon (chaturdasi ) of the month of Masi (February - March) indicating the second pooja, the Chittirai Thiruvonam (in April- May), indicating the third pooja or uchikalam, the Uthiram of Aani (June–July) also called the Aani Thirumanjanam indicating the evening or the fourth puja, the chaturdasi of Aavani (August - September) indicating the fifth puja and the chaturdasi of the month of Puratasi (October - November) indicating the sixth pooja or Arthajama. Of these the Marghazhi Thiruvaadhirai (in December - January) and the Aani Thirumanjanam (in June - July ) are the most important. These are conducted as the key festivals with the main deity being brought outside the sanctum sanctorum in a procession that included a temple car procession followed by a long anointing ceremony.”  You can get drowned   in the greatness   of this temple by reading the   great dance Drama  Nandanar Charitham   which was   written by  the great composer  Gopalakrishna Bharathi  ( )
    Volumes and Volumes have to be written to  describe the greatness    of this great temple  and it  cannot be   described  in a small space  , to which I am   attempting to do it., The Darshan time and list of festivals as given in  is given below:-
Dharshan Time

Morning 6.00.a.m to 12.00 noon
Evening 5.00.p.m. to 10.00 night

Daily Pooja

Time: 6.30.a.m. PAAL NIVEDHYAM
[PADHUKA (Lord's footwear) being brought from palliyarai to sanctum santorum in a palanquin]
7.00.a.m. MAHA AARTHI

7.45 9.00.a.m. KALASANDHI POOJA ( first pooja of the day)
[During the time kalasandhi homam, spatika linga abhishekam and maha aarthi] 11.00.a.m. IRANDAAM KAALAM ( 2nd pooja of the day)
[During the time spatika linga abhishekam & Rathna sabhapathi-Rubi Natarajar abhishekam] 12.00noon UCHIKAALAM (3rd pooja of the day)
[During the time spatika linga abhishekam and aarthi and the Temple will be closed]

5.15p.m. to 6.00.p.m. SAAYARAKSHAI ( 4th pooja of the day)
[During the time spatika linga abhishekam and shotasopachaara aarthi] 8.00.p.m. IRANDAAM KAALAM (5th pooja of the day)
[During the time spatika linga abhishekam,chidambara rahasya pooja, maha aarthi]

9.00.p.m. to 10.00.p.m. ARDHAJAAMAM (6th and last pooja of the day)

        Chidambaram is a major railway station  in trhe line between Madras and Kumbhakonam . There  is are number of touts  wandering all  over the place   with an aim to cheat devotees. Be careful with them.  Most of the so called web sites of the temple   are maintained  by the individual priests  of the temple .I could not get any phone number to contact  the temple administration. Since the Annamalai university campus   is situated in the temple town , there are no problems for accommodation and food. The other important temples of Chidambaram are  Thillai Kali kovil and Ilamayakkinaar kovil apart from temples in every street corner.
    I am giving below   two prayers with meaning addressed  to the God who is the king of dancers:-

I.Chidambareswara Stotram
(The prayer to Lord of Chidambara)

Translated by

( The Lord of the Chidambara temple is Lord Shiva in the dancing pose called Nataraja. It is the holiest Shiva temple of the south India. It is also a Pancha Bhootha sthala glorifying Shiva in the form of ether (sky). The great Shaivite saints have written voluminously about this great temple. Here is a mellifluous stotra praising that “Sea of mercy”)

Krupa samaudram, sumukham, trinethram,
Jadadaharam, Parvathi vama bhagam,
Sada shivam, rudramanantha roopam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 1

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is the ocean of mercy,
Who has a pleasant mien,
Who has three eyes,
Who has matted locks,
Who keeps Parvathy on his left side,
Who is ever peaceful,
And who is limitless and angry.

Vachamatheetham phani bhooshanangam,
Ganesa thatham dhanadasya mithram,
Kandarpa nasam, Kamlothpalaksham,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 2

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is beyond words,
Who wears the serpent as ornament,
Who is the father of Ganesa,
Who is the friend of Kubhera,
Who destroys pride,
And who has eyes like the lotus flower.

Ramesavandhyam rajathadrinatham,
Sri vamadevam bhava dukhanasam,
Rakshakaram rakshasa peedithanam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 3

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is worshipped by Lord Vishnu,
Who is the lord of the silver mountain,
Who judges and awards punishments,
Who destroys the sorrow of the future,
And who protects those troubled by rakshasas.

Devathidevam jagadeka nadam.
Devesa vandyam sasi ganda choodam,
Gowri sametham krutha vigna daksham,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 4

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is the lord of all devas.
Who is the one lord of the universe,
Who is worshipped by Indra,
Who wears the crescent of the moon,
Who is with goddess Gowri,
And who stopped the yaga of Daksha.

Vedanthavedhyam, Sura vairi vignam,
Shubhapradam bhakthimadantharanam,
Kaalanthakam sri karuna kadaksham,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 5

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is the ultimate end of Vedas,
Who destroys enemies of devas,
Who blesses with good his devotees,
Who killed the god of death,
And who has a merciful look.

Hemadri chapam trigunathmabhavam,
Guhathmajam vyagrapureesamadhyam,
Smasana vasam, vrusha vaha nadam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 6

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who made the golden mountain as his bow,
Who is the soul principle of three qualities,
Who is the father of Lord Subhramanya,
Who is the lord of the town of tiger,
Who lives in cremation ground,
And who rides on a bull.

Adhyantha soonyam tripurarimeesam,
Nandeesa mukhya sthuti vaibhavadyam,
Samastha devai pari poojithamgrim,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 7

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is nothing from beginning to end,
Who is the god of the enemies of the three cities,
Who is the chief ,worshipped by lord Nandi,
And who is again and again worshipped by all devas.

Thameva bhantham, hyanubhoothi sarvam,
Anekaroopam paramarthamekham,
Pinakapanim bhava nasa hethum,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 8

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is with in himself the end,
Who is all that is to happen,
Who has several forms,
Who is the only truth,
Who holds the bow called Pinaka,
And who is the reason for destruction in future.

Visweswaram nithyamananthamadhyam,
Trilochanam chandrakalavathamsam,
Pathim pasoonam hrudhi sannivishtam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 9

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is the lord of the universe,
Who is stable from beginning to end,
Who has three eyes,
Who wears the crescent of the moon,
Who lives in the mind of beings as their lord.

Viswadhikam vishnumukhairupasyam,
Trilochanam pancha mukham prasannam,
Umapathim papaharam prasantham,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 10

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is more than the universe,
Who is present in the face of Vishnu,
Who has three eyes,
Who has five faces which are having a pleasant look,
Who is the lord of Goddess Uma,
And who destroys sins and is ever peaceful.

Karpoora gathram kamaneeya nethram,
Kamasari mithram kamalendu vakthram,
Kandarpa gathram kamalesa mithram,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 11

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Whose body shines like burning camphor,
Who has very pretty eyes,
Who is the friend of the enemy of Kamsa,
Who has a lotus and moon like face,
Who has a very strong and zestful body,
And who is the friend of Lord Brahma.

Visalanethram paripoornagathram,
Gowri kalathram haridambaresam,
Kubhera mithram jagatha pavithram,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 12

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who has very broad eyes,
Who has a complete body,
Who is the consort of Gowri,
Who is the god of Lord Vishnu,
Who is the friend of Khubera,
And who makes the world holy.

Kalyana murthim kanakadri chapam,
Kantha samakrantha nijardha deham,
Kapardhinam kamaripum purarim,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 13

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is the God of good,
Who makes the golden mountain as his bow,
Who has given and shares his body with his wife,
Who is the God with matted locks,
Who is the enemy of the lord of love,
And who is the destroyer of the cities.

Kalpantha kalahitha chanda nrutham,
Samastha vedantha vacho nigoodam,
Ayugma nethram , girija sahayam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 14

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who at time of deluge dances the dance of destruction,
Who is not understood by all the philosophies,
Who has odd number of eyes,
And who helps the daughter of the mountain.

Digambaram,sankha sithalpahasam,
Kapalinam soolinam aprameyam,
Nagathmaja vakthra payoja sooryam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 15

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who wears the directions as apparel,
Who laughs mildly like a conch,
Who carries a skull,
Who is armed with a trident,
And who is beyond description.

Sadshivam sad purushair anekai,
Sadarchitham samasirassu geetham,
Vaiyagra charmambara mugra meesam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami. 16

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is always peaceful,
Who is always worshipped by many good people,
Who likes the songs of Sama Veda,
And who is the terrible god who wears a tiger hide.


Chidambarasya sthavanam padedhya,
Pradosha kaleshu puman cha dhanya,
Bhogaan asesham anubhooya bhooya,
Sayujyamapyethi chidambarasya.

Telling of benefits.

That blessed gentleman,
Who reads this prayer of Chidambara,
During the time of pradosha,
Will enjoy fully all the pleasures of this world,
And in the end attain the presence of the lord of Chidambara,

II.Nataraja Dasakam

Sengalipuram  Ananthrama  Deekshithar

Translated  by

(This prayer is addressed to Nataraja(the king of dancers)   , a form of Lord Shiva.   This has been composed by one of the greatest scholars of the last generation who was an expert in Upanayasas about stories of all Gods. Sengalipuram Anantarama Dikshitar (2 August 1903 - 30 October 1969) was a Śrauti scholar and also was a great exponent of the art of upanyasas (discourses) on various subjects in Hinduism. Born in the Thanjavur district  of Tamil Nadu as the first son to SriSubramanya Dikshithar, boy Anantharaman was initiated into the learning of the Vedass under his father Subramanya Dikshithar who was also known as chinna Muthannaval brother of Sengalipuram Vaidhyanatha Dikshithar or Periya Muthannaval. After a very fruitfullife , Sri Deekshithat took Apad Sanyasa and died. His Samadhi is in Chinna Thiruppathi, Salem, Tamil Nadu)

1.Kanaka sabha gatha , kanchana Vigraha  , kama vinigraha , kantha thano,
Kali kalithakhila papamalapaha  kruthi samavrutha deha vibho,
Kuvalaya sannibha   rathna vinirmitha  , divya kireeta , subashta thano,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God  who lives in the golden hall,  who has a golden body   ,
who killed God of love  and has amagnetic body,
Who removes all the sins created by Kali age ,
who is the lord   who  covers his body  in elephant hide
Who  wears  a divine crown  which   is embedded ,
With several gems and resembles   the blue lotus flower,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

2.Karakalithamala   , shula bhayangara , kala nirasaka  Padha vibho,
Padha kamala gatha   bhakthajanaqvana , bhaktha sukankana  deva vibho,
Shiva nilayagatha bhoothi vibhooshitha, deekshitha  poojitha  poojaya thano,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God who holds the pure trident   and  is the lord 
Who kicked by his    feet the horrifying    God of death,
Who is determined      to look after  the pleasures,
Of the forest of devotees   who come seeking  his lotus like feet ,
And whose form is worshipped   by  the Deekshithas,
Who have applied sacred  ash and came from Kailasa,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

3.Hara hara Sankara Bhaktha hrudambara vasa Chidambara nadha Vibho,
Duritha niranthara, Dushta Bhayankara  darasana sankara divya thano,
Dasa satha kanthara sesha hrudanthara, sankara rakshitha Partha guro,
 Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God who lives  on the minds of devotees, who shout,
“Hara hara Sankara” and who is the lord of Chidambara,
Who is fearful loking to those   bad people   ,
Who permenantly  cause    trouble to others ,
Who has a holy body seeing which you grant peace ,
Who occupies the heart   of  Adhi sesha with thousand heads,
AndWho s the teacher of Arjuna   who  gave him protection,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

4.Shiva , shiva Sankara  , Samba puranthara poojitha   sundara manthra nidhe,
Mura hara   sannithi mangala Darsana Manthra rahasya  Chidathma thano,
Pura hara   samharapapamapaa kuru, bheethimara athikrutha makilaam,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh peace  of peace   who is Sankara , who is  with the Goddess,
Who is worshipped by Indra   and  is the treasure  of pretty chants,
Who  grants auspicious  looks  near  the  killer of Mura ,
Whose form  is that   of secret chants   and the ultimate divine,
Who destroyed  the three cities, please destroy  my sins,
Fear   which is created by   all the enemies,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

5.BHujaka vibhooshana , bhoothi vilepana  , Phala vilochana  , loka thano,
Vrushabha suvahana , ganga payo dhara , Sundara  narthana  , soma thano,
Sutha dhana  Dhayaka , soukhya vidhayaka , sadhu dayakara   sathva thano,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God who decorates himself with snake  , who applies sacred ash,
Who has an eye on forehead  and whose    body is the world,
Who rides on a bull, who carries     a river  ,
Who dances  beautifully  , who has a body with Goddess,
Who grants sons   and  wealth , Who grants pleasant life ,
Who shows  mercy on the good   and has a body of pure conduct,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

6.SAkala hrudanthara , Chandra kala dhara  , manthra parakrutha  , bhootha dhadhe,
Charana samarchana   divya  druhagatha, Deva vararpitha   BHaghya dadhe,
Vidhi , hari narada   yaksha surasura  , bhootha krutha sthuthi   Thushata mathe ,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God who is in the heart of all  beings  , who carries crescent of moon,
Who is the one who has Bhoothas    that can be driven away by Manthras,
And who gets    satisfied   by prayers of  Vishnu, Brahma  , Narada,
Devas, Asuras   and  the Bhoothas,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

7.Giri Thanayarpitha  Chandana Champaka  , kumkuma pankaja   gandha thano,
Dhimi dhimi dhindhimi vadhana noopura, pada thalothitha nrutha guro,
Ravi kiranasthama yagatha  daivatha drushta sunarthana daksha thano,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God who has a scented body   due to application,
Of  Sandal paste , Champaka flowers ,Kukum and Lotus ,
Who is the   teacher of dance    from whose  feet ,
And anklet   the sound of “Dhimi,dhimi, dindhimi”   arises,
And who  is  the body punished by good dance ,
When the devas   come to see him   at time of sunset,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

8.Himi girija kara   sangrahanothitha   modha supoorna  , suvarna thano,
Guhagana nayaka, geetha gunarnava  , gopura suchitha  viswa thano,
Guna gana bhooshana gopathi lochana gopa kuladhipa mithramane,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

Oh God who got great joy  by getting  married ,
 To the daughter  of snow  mountain, who has a golden body,
Whose good qualities    are sung  by Lord Ganesa and Subrahmanya,
Whose super  great form is  indicated by the tall tower,
Whose decoration is good character , who has sun as an eye,
And who  is the great friend   of the chief   of the gopa clan,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

9.DAmaruka dharina  , indhu kala dhara, indrapada brutha magnikaram,
Guha jananiyutha   matha mrugothama marthijanakhila roga  haram,
Bhaja bhaja manasa vismruthikaraka  roga thanu pari dathapadham,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

God who holds the small drum , who wears crescent of moon,
Who grants position of Indra, who carries   fire in his hand ,
Who is  with mother of Subrhamanya  ,  who holds  the deer,
Who destroys al diseases   of devotees who approach him,
Who  removes   diseases like epilepsy  by giving his leg,
To those who have mind   always   singing him,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

10.Natha jana sankara   , pinka jada dhara , gandala sathkara gaura thano,
Varada pathanjali sathkruthi  sannutha  mruga charanapitha pushpa dathe  ,
Damaruka Vadana   bodhitha   sarva kalakhila  , Veda rahasya thano,
Jaya jaya hey  nataraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

God who gives pleasure to his devotees  , who has a brown matted hair,
Who holds poison in his neck , who is     white in colour  ,
Who was pleased   ny the prayers    of sage Pathanjali,
Whose feet was offered flowers by  he who had a tiger’s feet,
Who has all the arts   in the universe due to playing drum,
And who has the body   which is the secret of Vedas,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,
The peaceful luck   and    wealth in plenty.

11.Shivatha manantha padanvitha  Rama sudeekshitha sathkavi padyamitham,
Nadana padherathi  thushtikaram  , bahu bhagyameepsitha sidhikaram,
Padathi, srunothi cha bhakthi yuktho yathi bhagya samrudhi madholapathe  ,
Jaya jaya hey  nadaraja pathe  shiva bhagya samrudhi muparjaya  may.

This poem composed   by   the good poet  Antharama Deekshitha,
Gives eternal peace, makes  Lord Nataraja   happy,
Gives occult powers    to those who read or hear it with devotion,
And also grants   them    great luck without doubt,
Victory, victory   to  Lord Nataraja, please grant  me ,


Sundar said...

Please Please start a series and continue it forever on Astrology-more like Pearls of Prediction etc, where you can use Planets/Placements etc to illustrtae a point.


P.R. Ramachander said...

Dear Sundar, It seems to be a good suggestion but I am more interested in spreading our Hindu culture than spreading astrology .There are hundreds of people who do it.May god bless you.

Gyanada Brahmamurthy said...

Nice article, It is quite amazing to know that the Chidambaram Temple has many unknown and interesting facts. Read this interesting article that enlights on the those interesting facts of the Chidambaram Temple.

Poonam said...

Thanks for sharing the blog having useful information. Chidambaram is a small industrial conurbation well-known for its historic shrines and great architectural inheritance. It is famous for religious significance for Hindus. You can check out many other places to visit in Chidambaram.