PARAKUNNATH VETTAKKORUMAKAN PAYYAN KSHETHRAM (TEMPLE), AROLI, KANNUR

TEMPLE POOJA





On 26 October, 2014 and 27 October, 2014 Thanthri Puthuserri Illath Shankaran Namboothiri will come to our Temple to do certain poojas to include the constructed chutambalam in the Temple, to increase the divinity of Our God and to do ‘Sudhikalasham’. 



On 26 October, 2014 evening Thanthri will start the poojas like Vasthu Pooja and others.  


On 27 October, 2014, poojas will start at 05:00am and will be finished by 09:00am. The ‘Puthari Vellatam’ which is being annually conducted in our Temple will be at 07:00-08:00pm and after that there will be an ‘Annadanam ‘(feast) in our Temple.

Requesting everyone to attend to make these poojas a success.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I FELT THEE, SHIVA

Photo: I FELT THEE, SHIVA

My Tree of waking
only showed me that all trees
are of your making
In the root of my soul i felt Thee, Shiva 
leaf by leaf learnt the dance,
the tree of my waking
set the forest shaking
in the root of my soul,
i felt Thee, Shiva.

Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.

I FELT THEE, SHIVA

My Tree of waking
only showed me that all trees
are of your making
In the root of my soul i felt Thee, Shiva 
leaf by leaf learnt the dance,
the tree of my waking
set the forest shaking
in the root of my soul,
i felt Thee, Shiva.

Happy Dhanteras – The Festival of Wealth

Photo: Happy Dhanteras – The Festival of Wealth

Dhanteras is the 1st day of the 5-day long Diwali festival in India, most commonly celebrated in north India. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi. The word Dhan means Wealth and Teras means 13th Day as per Hindu calender.

Happy Dhanteras – The Festival of Wealth

Dhanteras is the 1st day of the 5-day long Diwali festival in India, most commonly celebrated in north India. Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi. The word Dhan means Wealth and Teras means 13th Day as per Hindu calender.

Parvati , the paramount bhaktin and shaktin of her Lord Shiva

Photo: Parvati , the paramount bhaktin and shaktin of her Lord Shiva Shiva
A very beautiful image indeed. Parvati in padma asana in front of the Shivalinga, as she remembers her Lord, who is the rider of a timeless odyssey, symbolised by his being astride on the robust Nandji.
Where she (the bhaktin Parvati) is, 
He (the timeless lord) must always be!
She is Shakti, and Shivji is also called Shaktiman.
She is the paramount Bhakt , and He is always watching over her. Her every wish is His command. such is the deep love of Shiva parvati.

Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.

Parvati , the paramount bhaktin and shaktin of her Lord Shiva Shiva
A very beautiful image indeed. Parvati in padma asana in front of the Shivalinga, as she remembers her Lord, who is the rider of a timeless odyssey, symbolised by his being astride on the robust Nandji.
Where she (the bhaktin Parvati) is,
He (the timeless lord) must always be!
She is Shakti, and Shivji is also called Shaktiman.
She is the paramount Bhakt , and He is always watching over her. Her every wish is His command. such is the deep love of Shiva parvati.

O, destroyer of Cupid! O, the three-eyed one! Salutations to you, who is the forest-lover, the nearest and the farthest; the minutest and the biggest, the oldest and the youngest; salutations to you who is everything and beyond everything!

Photo: FB930 * Nageshwar Jyotirling - #Dwarka #Gujarat *

नमो नेदिष्ठाय प्रियदव दविष्ठाय च नमः
नमः क्षोदिष्ठाय स्मरहर महिष्ठाय च नमः।
नमो वर्षिष्ठाय त्रिनयन यविष्ठाय च नमः
नमः सर्वस्मै ते तदिदमतिसर्वाय च नमः॥ २९॥

O, destroyer of Cupid! O, the three-eyed one! Salutations to you, who is the forest-lover, the nearest and the farthest; the minutest and the biggest, the oldest and the youngest; salutations to you who is everything and beyond everything!

नमो नेदिष्ठाय प्रियदव दविष्ठाय च नमः
नमः क्षोदिष्ठाय स्मरहर महिष्ठाय च नमः।
नमो वर्षिष्ठाय त्रिनयन यविष्ठाय च नमः
नमः सर्वस्मै ते तदिदमतिसर्वाय च नमः॥ २९॥

O, destroyer of Cupid! O, the three-eyed one! Salutations to you, who is the forest-lover, the nearest and the farthest; the minutest and the biggest, the oldest and the youngest; salutations to you who is everything and beyond everything!

Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara

Photo: FB931 *Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara *  

He who knows the all-pervasive, omnipresent Self, the obliterator of multiplicity, the supreme bliss, who is beyond comparison, becomes one with Siva. 

 Yogaraja's commentary:

Through the experience that “I alone am manifest in the different forms,” the spiritual adept knows himself as Siva, pure consciousness and massive bliss incarnate, and is not affected by limitation in any form. Obtaining this wisdom from reasoning, scriptural authority (Agama), his own experience, and deep reflection, the adept becomes Siva, casting away all of his self-imposed limitations.

No prerequisites are required to obtain the knowledge of the Self. Therefore, all those who are subject to birth and death and are human can become one with Siva, after the awakening of the recognition of Siva (the realization that “I am Siva.”)

What is the nature of Siva? The reply given in the verse is the “all-pervasive omnipresent Self.” Siva is the Self of all subjects and objects. In other words, he is both the transcendent and the immanent reality. He is the one who, everywhere and at all times, dissolves into pure consciousness the infinite variety of the world manifestation. He is unique because of the absence of any deficiency or want in himself, and therefore he is of the nature of supreme bliss. One who realizes his Self to be of this nature becomes Siva.

*Abhinavagupta's Paramarthasara * 

He who knows the all-pervasive, omnipresent Self, the obliterator of multiplicity, the supreme bliss, who is beyond comparison, becomes one with Siva. 

Yogaraja's commentary:

Through the experience that “I alone am manifest in the different forms,” the spiritual adept knows himself as Siva, pure consciousness and massive bliss incarnate, and is not affected by limitation in any form. Obtaining this wisdom from reasoning, scriptural authority (Agama), his own experience, and deep reflection, the adept becomes Siva, casting away all of his self-imposed limitations.

No prerequisites are required to obtain the knowledge of the Self. Therefore, all those who are subject to birth and death and are human can become one with Siva, after the awakening of the recognition of Siva (the realization that “I am Siva.”)

What is the nature of Siva? The reply given in the verse is the “all-pervasive omnipresent Self.” Siva is the Self of all subjects and objects. In other words, he is both the transcendent and the immanent reality. He is the one who, everywhere and at all times, dissolves into pure consciousness the infinite variety of the world manifestation. He is unique because of the absence of any deficiency or want in himself, and therefore he is of the nature of supreme bliss. One who realizes his Self to be of this nature becomes Siva.

Happy Dhanteras

Photo: FB932 * Happy Dhanteras *

May this Dhanteras Light up new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered wealth , prosperity , undiscovered avenues, Different perspectives, everything bright, and fill your days with pleasant surprises and moments.
Happy Dhanteras –

* Happy Dhanteras *

May this Dhanteras Light up new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered wealth , prosperity , undiscovered avenues, Different perspectives, everything bright, and fill your days with pleasant surprises and moments.
Happy Dhanteras

MAHADEV!!

Photo: MAHADEV!!

Shiva, Loved by millions from time immemorial,  is also called Mahadev- Great God or  God,of Gods. 
A  member of our group asked for a story:  How did he become that?  
My answer is that He did not 'become' that, He was ALWAYS that. 
It is only the Acknowledgement  of this reality  on the part of the others that  can be thought of as a time that they  titled Him Mahadev and he started being “called “ that.

Now, when was this time? Who titled Him As  the God of all Gods?
Was it when Brahma and Vishnu started trying to scout the Linga of fire, and realised that they could not Fathom His Beginnings  or end?

Was it When Daksha, the haughty father in law realised  that Shiva Himself , was the very essence of the Veda Yajna  which he deployed to show Shiva  down?

Was it when No other God could Withstand the Impact of Ganga Coming to Earth from Heaven, and Shiva easily received her on His Matty Hair and then trickled Her down Gently to quench the thirst of all creation?

Are you getting the point- Shiva has always been Mahadev!  it is only The acknowledgement  that makes  it clearer. God Has always been God, our title does not make Him that!
Shiva is timeless, His stories abound on thousand lips and million hearts. So, according to me there can be no real verification of when the title came. Only a favourite story :)

So all I can share with you about this deep Question, is just my own favourite story Of Shiva that showed Him as Mahadev. And that is the Drinking of poison at the time of Samundra Manthan, the churning of theOcean. Who else can ever do this , but a true Mahadev?
And here is the story I like:

“Now, it is my turn to ask”, smiled the Yogi. “Why did you choose me?”

 “Although God is one, His attributes are different in His different manifestations. Your form held a particular appeal for me. I was awed both by your appearance and character. Here was a lord, with no kingdom, no material acquisitions, no riches, nothing, yet he was bestowing gifts upon others. Here was a God sitting serenely in meditation, a technical God? Someone who loved his wife and children, and was so much at ease with Nature. Someone who loved the forests and the hills, the rivers and the springs and all the beings, that lived in them. I loved the way you let your hair hang loose, and was intrigued at your informal attire. I was particularly taken in by your spirit of sacrifice. It is said, that once all the Gods and demons, realised that there was ambrosia in the Ocean. But they had to churn the Ocean for this ambrosia. Casting their differences aside, they made teams, and using a mountain for the churner, and Vasuki, the largest snake available, as a rope, they churned the Ocean. All was well, till they realised, that as a result of production of ambrosia, venom would also be produced, in sizeable quantity, by the vomiting of Vasuki, after such an ardous task. This too, had to be disposed by consuming, in accordance with the laws of  Nature. No one dared to consume their little portions of the venom. Everyone was interested only in the ambrosia. You stepped forwards and consumed the whole of the venom, because it was of prime importance to you, that all must get ambrosia, even if it meant your death. Thereafter they realised, that you were ‘Mahadeva’ Lord amongst lords.”

{From The Yogi and the snake by Shail Gulhati}
Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.

MAHADEV!!

Shiva, Loved by millions from time immemorial, is also called Mahadev- Great God or God,of Gods. 
A member of our group asked for a story: How did he become that? 
My answer is that He did not 'become' that, He was ALWAYS that.
It is only the Acknowledgement of this reality on the part of the others that can be thought of as a time that they titled Him Mahadev and he started being “called “ that.

Now, when was this time? Who titled Him As the God of all Gods?
Was it when Brahma and Vishnu started trying to scout the Linga of fire, and realised that they could not Fathom His Beginnings or end?

Was it When Daksha, the haughty father in law realised that Shiva Himself , was the very essence of the Veda Yajna which he deployed to show Shiva down?

Was it when No other God could Withstand the Impact of Ganga Coming to Earth from Heaven, and Shiva easily received her on His Matty Hair and then trickled Her down Gently to quench the thirst of all creation?

Are you getting the point- Shiva has always been Mahadev! it is only The acknowledgement that makes it clearer. God Has always been God, our title does not make Him that!
Shiva is timeless, His stories abound on thousand lips and million hearts. So, according to me there can be no real verification of when the title came. Only a favourite story 

So all I can share with you about this deep Question, is just my own favourite story Of Shiva that showed Him as Mahadev. And that is the Drinking of poison at the time of Samundra Manthan, the churning of theOcean. Who else can ever do this , but a true Mahadev?
And here is the story I like:

“Now, it is my turn to ask”, smiled the Yogi. “Why did you choose me?”

“Although God is one, His attributes are different in His different manifestations. Your form held a particular appeal for me. I was awed both by your appearance and character. Here was a lord, with no kingdom, no material acquisitions, no riches, nothing, yet he was bestowing gifts upon others. Here was a God sitting serenely in meditation, a technical God? Someone who loved his wife and children, and was so much at ease with Nature. Someone who loved the forests and the hills, the rivers and the springs and all the beings, that lived in them. I loved the way you let your hair hang loose, and was intrigued at your informal attire. I was particularly taken in by your spirit of sacrifice. It is said, that once all the Gods and demons, realised that there was ambrosia in the Ocean. But they had to churn the Ocean for this ambrosia. Casting their differences aside, they made teams, and using a mountain for the churner, and Vasuki, the largest snake available, as a rope, they churned the Ocean. All was well, till they realised, that as a result of production of ambrosia, venom would also be produced, in sizeable quantity, by the vomiting of Vasuki, after such an ardous task. This too, had to be disposed by consuming, in accordance with the laws of Nature. No one dared to consume their little portions of the venom. Everyone was interested only in the ambrosia. You stepped forwards and consumed the whole of the venom, because it was of prime importance to you, that all must get ambrosia, even if it meant your death. Thereafter they realised, that you were ‘Mahadeva’ Lord amongst lords.”

{From The Yogi and the snake by Shail Gulhati}