Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Quotation from
Hindi poet
Ram dhaman singh  Dhinkar

Translated by

'क्षमाशील हो रिपु-समक्ष
तुम हुए विनीत जितना ही,
दुष्ट कौरवों ने तुमको
कायर समझा उतना ही।

Kshama Sheel  ho Ripu SAmaksh,
Thuum hooey viniteeh  jithna hi
Dushta  Kauravom ne   thumko
Kaayr samajja  uthanaa hi

All  enemies  are  generally patient,
And you became   that much more modest.
The evil  Kauravas  thought  you ,
Were   cowards   as  they thought  that you were modest

सच पूछो, तो शर में ही
बसती है दीप्ति विनय की,
सन्धि-वचन संपूज्य उसी का जिसमें शक्ति विजय

Sach poocho  , tho sar may hi  ,
Basthi ho  deepthi vinay  ki,
SAndhi vachan  sampoojya,
Usikaa   jisme   sakthi vijay

If you ask us the truth ,
Only in the  arrows  live.
The luster  of  modesty ,
The  words of  treaty  are complete.
When the   strength  points to victory

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Kumbakonam- the temple town , with temples to solve all problems of life

Kumbakonam-  the temple  town  , with temples to solve  all problems of life

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(I read  in whatsapp  that  for any problem in life  , there  is a temple  in Kumbakonam   to solve it. They  had also  given a list of temples and the problem that can be solved there.I   sat with my laptop and got info about  the distance of that temple from Kumbhakonam, the timings of the temple  , the phone number of the temple   and where  to get more info about the temple  ,I am sure that  once this information reaches tourists , they would not only visit  the planets of 9 temples  but also  visit the temple for  solving their problem   and return happily  after a  fulfilling pilgrimage)

1.Karuvalar cheri – to protect the  pregnancy and ensure proper growth
      It is  about 8 km from Kumbhakonam  .The telephone number is 0435 2000538. The temple   is open from 6 am to 12pm   and from 4 PM to 8 Pm .You can get  more info from

2.Garbha  Rakshambikai  in Thirukarukavur  For protection of pregnancy and ensuring  safe delivery
       The temple is about 20 km from Kumbhakonam   The phone number is  04374-273423  . The temple is open from  5.30 Am   to  12.30 PM    and  4 to 8 PM  .You can get  info of temple from

3.Vaitheeswaran  Koil  -For disease   free life
        The temple is about 55  km  from Kumbhakonam . The temple is  open from 6 am to 1 PM   and 4 PM to 9 Pm, The phone number is  04364 279423 . You can get   more info abut temple from  https://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=584

4,Swami Malai – to get wisdom
        The temple is a famous Subrahmanya   temple   which is 8 km from Kumbakonam . The temple is open from 9am to 12 PM   and 5.30 to 10 Pm . The temple phone number is   0435-2464421.You can get more  info from  http://www.swaminathaswamytemple.tnhrce.in/

5.Koothanur  -To study well
  This is a famous temple dedicted  to Saraswathi   and is 35 km away from Kumbhakonam . The temple is  open from  6 am to 1 pm   and 4-9 pm . The phone number is 04366-239909. You can get more info from https://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=678

6.To succeed  in all  our attempts    Patteswaram
       This is a Ambal(devi)  and Lord Shiva as Thenupureswarar   temple which is 8 km from  Kumbhakonam
Monday-Sunday (Except Friday)
6.00 AM - 1.00 PM & 4.00 PM - 9.00 PM
6.00 AM - 1.00 PM & 4.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Friday (During Aadi Month)
4.00 AM - 1.00 PM & 4.00 PM - 12.00 midnight
The temple phone number is  0435-2445227  and  you can get more info from  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thenupuriswarar_Temple,_Patteeswaram

7.To get promotion  -Kumbakonam Brahman koil
     This is a  temple dedicated to Lord  Vishnu   and is located in  Kumbhakonam  itself . The temple is open from   6-11.30 am   and 5.30 -9 pm . The phone number is   09486568160  . You can get more info from  https://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=590

8.To become wealthy  -Oppiliappan koil
     Oppiliappan koil is a very famous Venkidachalapathy koil   in Kumbakonam.  The temple is open from 6 am to 1 PM   and 4-9PM. The temple number  is 0435 2463385. You can get   all info needed about the temple from http://www.oppiliappanswamytemple.tnhrce.in/

9.To get rid of loan-Thirucherai Sarabheswarar
The temple also is known as  Kambakareswarar  temple .
  The temple is 13 km from Kumbakonam .The temple is open from 6 Am to 11Am  and 5 PM to 8 PM .The temple phone numbar is  0435-2460760. You can get  information of the temple from   

10.To get back lost wealth  -Thiruvidai marudhur  Mahalinga swamy

For soving problems of  periods of ladies  Nava kannika  of Kasiviswanatha  temple
The temple is llocated  9 km away from Kumbhakonam .It is open from   6 am to 11 Am    and 5 to 8 PM. Its phonr nymber is  0435-2460660  .You can get more info from  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalingeswarar_Temple,_Thiruvidaimarudur

12.To get a good husband  -Adhi Kumbeswarar temple

      The temple  is located  in Kumbhakonam itself  .The temple is open from 6 am to 12.30 PM  and 4-8,30 PM ,Its phonr number is  0435 2420276. You can get more info from https://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=591

13.For couple to live happily  Thiruchathi mutham
     Here the temple of Siva Kozhuntheeswarar  also called  SAkthivaneswarar .The temple is opn from 6 Am  to 12 noon  and 4 -8.30  Pm  ,The telephone number is  04352445237. You can get  more information from https://www.dharisanam.com/temples/sri-sakthivaneswara-swamy-temple-at-thiru-shakthi-mutham-shakthi-mutram

14.For rejoining  of couple  - Thiruneelakudi  Neelakandeswarar  temple
    The temple    is 22  km from Kumbhakonam. The temple is open between 6 am to 11 am   and 5 to 8 PM .Its phone number is  0435-2460660 .Some info can be got from http://kumbakonamtemples.in/sri-neelakandeswarar-temple-thiruneelakudi.html

15.To get rid of black magic   Atyyavadi  Prathyangira   devi
      The temple  is located  in Kumbhakonam itself about 500  meters from Oppilyappan temple. The temple is open from   5-11 am   and 4  to 8 pm . The phone number of the temple is  04352463414  and you can  get  all needed  info from https://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=662

16.To win in court cases THirubhuvanam   Sarabeswarar
The temple also is known as  Kambakareswarar  temple .
  The temple is 13 km from Kumbakonam .The temple is open from 6 Am to 11Am  and 5 PM to 8 PM .The temple phone numbar is  0435-2460760. You can get  information of the temple from   

17.To get rid of sins-Srivanchiyam
     The temple   of Vanchinadha   swamy  is situated here  .It is about  25  km  from Kumbhakonam  . The temple is open from 6 am to 12 Am   and  3 PM to 8 PM .  The phone number of the temple is  04366-292305You  can get  information  about the temple from  https://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=597

18.To get long life span –Thirukadayur
      The temple  of Kalasamharamurthy   and Goddess  Abhirami  is situated here ,It is about 50 km from Kumbhakobam town.  .You can celebrate  Sashtiabdhapoortthy , sapthathi  as well  as Sadabishekam here   ,The temple is open from 6 am to 1 PM   in the morning and 4 pm to 9 pm  in the evening .The contact  number of the temple  is  04364-287429. See http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/thirukadaiyur-abhirami-temple/


Monday, February 18, 2019

Some tid bits about Kashmir Hinduism

Some  tid bits  about  Kashmir  Hinduism

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Gunadhya  wrote  “Brihath katha (Very huge story)”  in Paisachi (savage)   dialect  in Kashmir  . This is perhaps  the only  book, which is reported  to have been written, in the unrefined  dialect  of Sanskrit.

The only  history  book  about  a Royal family  in India was  written   by  Kalhana  in Kashmir and is called  the  Raja  THarangini

The  oldest  republic  in India   existed  in Kashmir (Khamboja)

At the  time of Adhi SAnkara , Kashmir   was believed  to be   a land of great scholars.He is supposed  to have visited  Kashmir, defeated all the  scholars  and was recognized   as the  greatest   scholar

Swami  Ramanuja   is supposed  to have  written his commentary  of  Brahma  Sutras  , after  goibg to Kashmir to consult the Bodhayana Vritti 

Lord  Hanuman  , as per instructions of Goddess  Maharagya , took   away her  as per instructions   and consecrated  her  in Kashmir  , near  Srinagar. This  was  the greatest BHavani  temple in India  and Adhi Sankara  has   sung  two great stotras  on this BHavani  .She is now called  Khir Bhavani , and is the most important  Goddess  of Kashmiri  Pundits .Swami Vivelananda  is supposed  to have visited  this temple. The  water  of the well  of this temple  has   been reported  to turn red   and back to normal   some times

There  is advaithic and thanthric   branch of Shaivism which is  peculiar   to  Kashmir.The  great scholar  Abhinava  Guptha  is supposed  to be associated with it.

The famous  poetess Lalleswari   is the author  of Hindu folk poetry   called Laal Vakhs  ,She is also called   Lal Ded, Mother Lalla, Lalla Aarifa, Lal Diddi, Laleshwari, Lalla Yogishwari and Lalishri.

It  is believed  by some   that  Jesus Christ came  to Kashmir  and learnt   hindu  religion there .He was  called  EEsaa Nabi

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Raja Thatha writes

Raja Thatha writes

Most  of you  , my friends  , would be knowing about my contributions on  translation stotras  and krithis.You also may   know that  I do  some contribution  about  Brahmin  rituals .
  But most  of you may not know   that  I  am a story teller .Having heard lot of stories  from my father  , I started   telling stories   to other children  at the age  of 5. My father subscribed to Ambulimama  magazine in Tamil   and I was an avid reader  who read  the great stories  and my story telling skills improved  .At the age  of 12, I joined an english medium school and stated reading Grimms fairy tales  , Andersons fairy tales   and by the time  I entered college  , I had completed   reading  most of the english fairy tales as well  as  Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Brihath katha  manjari  , Pancha thanthra   and so on  .Due to this , wherever  I went  , I was  in great demand   as a story teller  .My children did hear   all these  stories and were  my great fan . So after  my retirement when I settled down, my daughter   wanted me to write   as many stories as I could   and she made a  web site out of it. I wrote  about  100  stories  classified as

Animal tales
Magical tales
Folk tales
Royal tales
People’s tales
Religious tales

It was her suggestion that  I included my
Rhymes ( indianized English rhymes   as well  as translated Indian rhymes)

 simple  Hindu prayers  for children 

 as well as
story like  biography of many great people.
    Even now  wherever I happen to meet  children  or their parents , as soon as  they know  I am their  children’s Raja Thatha, they  call their children   and introduce me to them,
  I really   enjoy  meeting them  and if time is there   tell them stories. You can see   , this aspect of my contribution in 

I invite  my young ald old friend to enjoy them

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Some easy tips to handle problems in life

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Some   easy tips    to handle problems in life

( Many such write ups come everywhere . I saw  this in one Whatsapp  Group. It says that   these tips     were given by Maha  Periyava. Having read   him a lot, these   do not appear to be  tips given by him.
But the tips    appear   to be useful. .But hould we  misuse  his name  like this)

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1.If  one after  another   people    are getting sick in our home  , if we donate  full yellow pumpkin to either   temples  or  charitable institutions , within three  days  the family   would get rid of  the  sickness
2,If you are  having good salary   but if money  is getting wasted in various ways  , feed sweet  biscuits   to birds  in the morning  times
3.If you feel  upset and sad  always, keep one  tumbler  of water  near your bed  , while you are  going to sleep. You yourselves  would  feel  the difference  next day  morning .But  you should  not drink   that  water  but pour it below  any tree
4.If for  no reason you are scared, if you wear a steel bangle on your right hand  , slowly   you would start   getting rid of that  fear.
5.If you  feel  like committing  suicide  , you would find great  improvement , if you put a small hole  in your nose  by a silver wire .You need not wear any thing
6.If   we carry some   artificial flowers   with us   when we travel in a  vehicle  , then accidents  would not happen
7.If  you  see a gold  coin  or  a picture of gold coin daily , you would become  prosperous 
8.If you  sleep  with  left  hand  below  , then  your life  span  would increase
9.If   we  have springs  all around  the house (even artificial) , you  would get more money
10. if  for no reason  little  babies  cry  at night  , keeping  a  glass of water  with  sea salt  would make  the  babies  sleep well
11.If  kitchen   and bed room are  nearby  , the couple would have  better understanding
12.If we  hang  a branch  of mehandhi  leaves at the front door  evil  spirits  would not enter  the house.
காஞ்சிமஹா பெரியவாசொன்ன, வாழ்க்கைக்கு வேண்டிய எளிய பரிகாரங்கள்.

(1) வீட்டில் ஒருவர் மாற்றி ஒருவருக்கு ஏதேனும் உடல் நல கோளாறுகள் வந்து கொண்டே இருந்தால் கோவிலிலோ அல்லது ஆன்மீக மையங்களிலோ
பகல் வேலையில் முழு மஞ்சள் பரங்கிக்காய் தானம்
செய்ய குடும்பம் உடல் கோளாறுகளிலிருந்து விடுபடும். இதன் சக்தியை
மூன்றே நாட்களில் உணரலாம்.

(2) நல்ல சம்பாத்தியம் இருந்தும்
பணம் வீண் விரயமாகி கொண்டே இருந்தால் தினமும் காலை
வேளையில் பறவைகளுக்கு
இனிப்பு பிஸ்கட்கள் வழங்க
வீண் விரயம் கட்டுப்படும்.

(3) மன வருத்தம், என்னவென்றே தெரியாத குழப்பம், மன அழுத்தம்,
சோர்வு போன்றவை
நாள் முழுதும் இருப்பின்
இரவு படுக்கும் பொழுது
தலைக்கு அருகில் ஒரு டம்ப்ளர் தண்ணீர் வைத்து
கொண்டு படுக்கவும். காலையில் சோர்வு, மன அழுத்தம் நீங்கி இருப்பதை நீங்களே உணரலாம். நீரை மரத்திலோ வெளியிலோ ஊற்றி விட வேண்டும்.
அதை குடிக்க கூடாது.

(4) காரணமில்லாத பய உணர்வு
இருந்து கொண்டே இருப்பின், வலது கையில் ஸ்டைன்லெஸ்
ஸ்டீல் வளையம் ஒன்று
மாட்டி வர பய உணர்ச்சிகள்

(5) தற்கொலை எண்ணங்கள்
மேலும் வாழ பிடிக்காதது
போன்ற உணர்வுகள் தொடர்ந்து இருந்து கொண்டிருந்தால் வெள்ளி
கம்பியால் மூக்கில் சிறு துளை போட அந்த எண்ணங்கள் மாற
ஆரம்பிக்கும். ஆண்களுக்கும் செய்யலாம். மூக்குத்தி
அணிய வேண்டியதில்லை.

(6) வாகனங்களில் பயணம் செய்யும் பொழுது
கூடவே சிறிது காகித பூ
எடுத்து செல்ல விபத்துக்கள்

(7) காலை எழுந்ததும் தங்க
நாணயம் அல்லது
தங்கங்கள் நிறைந்த
படம், ரூபாய் நோட்டுகள்
நிறைந்த படம் ஒன்று
பார்த்து வர செல்வ வளம்

(8) இடது கை கீழே
இருக்கும் படி படுத்துறங்க
ஆயுள் விருத்தியாகும்.

(9)வீட்டை சுற்றி நீரோட்டங்கள் இருந்தாலோ செயற்கையாக அமைத்து கொண்டாலோ பண புழக்கம் உடனடியாக உயரும்.

(10) காரணமில்லாமல் இரவில்
குழந்தைகள் தூங்காமல்
அழுது கொண்டே இருந்தால் அறையில் கல் உப்பு கலந்த நீரை
வைக்க, குழந்தை நன்றாக

(11)சமையலறையும், படுக்கையரையும் அருகருகே
இருக்கும் படி அமைத்து
கொண்டால் தம்பதியர்
ஒற்றுமை ஓங்கும். இல்லறம் இனிக்கும்.

(12) துர் சக்திகள் நம்மை
அண்டாதிருக்க வீட்டு
வாசலில் மருதாணி
கொத்தை தொங்க விட

வாழ்வோம் வளமுடன் நலமுடன்.

Rahu /Kethu transits(peyarchi) during March 2019

Rahu /Kethu  transits(peyarchi)  during  March 2019

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Rahu   and Kethu   planets have anti clock wise  motion   and stay  in a Rasi   for one and half years. Rahu moves to Mithuna  Rasi  and Kethu moves to dhanu rasi   this month  .Various pancgangs as usual  give various dates.The change is celebrated  today  in THirunageswaram  and keela perum pallam temples  . According to  Madathu  Panchangam  it is on 8th  march  ans according to some others  it is on  7th march
  Both Rahu   and Kethu   are only shadow  planets and are  termed  as half planets .They  do not cause great harm to  people  of  any rasi .It is believed  that marriages  and child births get  postphoned   due to their transit.
    The transit of Rahu  is  good only to those  born in  simham, vruschigam,medam Rasis.Others will have extremely minor  problems
   The transit of Kethu is good only to those born in kumbha , rishabham, , thulam  rasis.Others  will have extremely  minor problems.
The harm  or good   caused by their transit  would be very negligible.
Those  effected  by Rahu  should chant  prayers addressed  to Lord  Subrahmanya  on Saturdays  or  pray Rahu  himself  http://stotrarathna.blogspot.in/2009/07/rahu-stotram.html
And those   who are  affected by Kethu   should  pray  Lord Ganesa  on Tuesdays   or pray  Kethu himself 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Desire to get more than all the rest

Desire to get more than all the rest


(Story not mine but related in Tamil  by my friend sri Vasu Iyengar. Thanks to him)

One very rich billionaire   announced .
“I am going   to distribute all my wealth ,
Free    to all those    who come to the beech,
As much as   every one   wants,
With the first come   , first  served basis.”
And an ocean like    crowd assembled there,
Every one  fighting   to be   first in the crowd.

Unable   to control   the crowd fighting  with each other  ,
To be the  first  , he again  announced,
“The first  person in queue would get ,
Only one    rupee   of my wealth.
And every man behind would get  double,
Of the man just in front   of him,
And within   minutes   the beech  ,
Was emply of   persons  because  ,
Every one   was driving   as far away  ,
As possible from   the billionire.

How come Parvathi got Married to Shiva?

How come  Parvathi got  Married  to Shiva?

For he wore only a  Tiger hide  , had  a river ,
AS well  as moon  on his head , was a strict  vegetarian,
And did not have  any  parents or relatives

Based  on Kannada  joke

a.no need of  washing machine or soap

Mother  Parvathi    was not willing   to work  ,
And she   had no need   to wash his cloths ,
AS he    wore  only   the skin  of an elephant  .

b.No Cauvery water  scarcity

Mother parvathy   never  felt  any water  scarcity,
AS  water  was always  pouring from his   head

c.No current cut   from Electricity department

She  felt  no need  for  lamp  of any sort   or  current cut,
AS He   was   wearing   a crescent  moon on his head

d.No need   to get  gas refill in time

She had no need   to cook as   he was   a vegetarian,
Who  can and would  eat  fruits and vegetables

e.No in laws to worry about

There was no need   for her   to bother  about,
Troubles   from in laws as  he did not have  parents or sister

And so  she thought  , Shiva was perfect husband and married him