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Vaikunta Ekadasi

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Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple,…Continue

Importance of prapatti

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When we carry out our prescribed nitya (such as sandhyavandana) and naimittika (such as pitru tarpana) activities and also optional kamya activities (homas, vratas, etc.) with or without benefit…Continue

Anout a teacher named Sri Krishna...!!!

Started Dec 11, 2009 0 Replies

Radhe KrishnaKrishna...!How much has been said about him? And yet, how much remains unsaid? How many perspectives to this one man? How many faces? How many colours? How many different roles?What we…Continue

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interest in reading books like garga samhithai chakra,nandala books and also interested in srivaishnava darshana
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Thirumazhisai Azhwar

This is a biography of the GREAT AzhwAr by name "Thirumazhisai AzhwAr" (born at Thirumazhisai, to Bhargava rishi and his pathni kanakangi after an unusual of 12 months stay in the womb). Seeing the foetus that came out as just a lifeless lump of flesh with no arms, legs, etc., they were terribly depressed and with unwillingness left it at the "moongil" (bamboo) bush and proceeded on their spiritual journey. Our Lord Sriya: patih appeared with His consort and blessed the "flesh" with Their katAksham and it turned into an alive, Divya tEjas, cute little bundle of joy; a fully developed and lovely baby which was later picked up with both the arms affectionately by a tribe(Harijan) named "ThiruvALan". A really blessed couple Thiruvalan and pankaya chelvi, was very much overwhelmed by the grace of God for this Gift of swarna vigraham-like baby.
Again an unusual (this unusualness is found on many occasions in this AzhwAr's life) phenomenon of not drinking or eating any thing nor any expelling of any waste by this baby saddened them. They really longed to see the baby drink or eat something; It has been happening for quite some time and this unusualness news spread everywhere and attracted lots of people to see and be blessed with the darshan of this divine child, who is growing and developing like any other normal child without absolutely any intake. When a simple, devoted agriculturist old couple paid their visit, they brought some cow's milk with them and the old lady lovingly placed the baby on her lap and offered the milk saying "Oh our beloved thirumazhisaiyE, the one who came amidst us by the grace of Sriman Narayana, please take this milk and remove our worries, dear" and IT STARTED DRINKING, guys. (one can imagine the happiness mixed with "Anandha" tears that must have flowed in the hall!) And they were coming everyday to offer the milk to the baby; one such day the baby AzhwAr showed and signalled the left over milk to be drunk by the old couple; The moment they drank, they regained their youth; yet another marvel by the Divine AzhwAr, who was none other than chakrAyudha (the Discuss of maha vishnu). The "young" old couple, later were blessed with a male child called "Kanikkannan" who at a later stage became a close friend/aredent disciple of ThirumazhisaiAzhwAr.

The AzhwAr, actually had learnt tried all other religions/doctrines., namely., Buddhism, jainism, advaita and in fact became a staunch devotee of Siva (with a name siva vAkya. pEyAzhwAr argued with him, showed him evidences from vedas ans smrithis to claim sriman Narayana as the supreme deity, and finally initiated him into vaishnavic philosophy and named him bhaktisArar. AzhwAr later declares his struggles in his pAsuram:

"After my futile efforts to know the supreme principle through jainism, buddhism, and saivic philosophy, I am blessed by sriman Narayana to take refuge at the Lotus feet of Sri Devi and have escaped all problems and misfortunes since then."

BhaktisArar visited various sthalams (temples) and came to Thiruve:ka (bhoodhathAzhwAr's birthplace) and was allured by the beauty of the Lord and the scenic beauties and decided to stay there for some time. Our Kanikkannan, too joined bhaktisArar and served him as an ardent disciple (sishyA) to AzhwAr. There was also an old lady (unmarried) who devotedly, whole heartedly served AzhwAr by cleaning, mopping, drawing "kOlams" etc.. AzwAr was greatly impressed by her indefatigable service and devotion towards azhwAr and appreciated her openly; The old lady was moved and regretted that she joined him at this age only and not when she was able so that she could have continued to serve for more years. Hearing that, azhwAr's kind heart melted and showered his graceful look (katAksham) on the lady, who was immediately transformed into an extremely beautiful young lady. (This AzhwAr's miracles are really great, dear vaishNavALs) Later, during a "nagarvalam", the pallava king saw her in azhwAr's place and married her.

After some years, when the king actually noticed that his queen is not ageing and has got the same youthful look while he was getting old, he found out that it was AzhwAr's divine katAksham that did the magic. He asked Kanikkannan who was summoned to the court to make a request to AzhwAr on behalf of the king, Kanikkannan refused saying he and the AzhwAr will not yield and sing for a mortal. That enraged the king and he ordered to banish Kanikkannan from his kingdom. Kanikkannan said "this is not the only sthalam for me; The entire world is His" and walked off.

He went to azhwAr and narrated the incident which forced him to leave that placeand begged for his pardon for leaving him; AzhwAr felt very sad that his dearest friend/devoted disciple is leaving him. He did not feel like staying there without kanikannan. Hence, AzhwAr, too decided to push off from Thiruve:ka. AzhwAr went straight to the temple and prayed wholeheartedly with tears in his eyes and requested the Lord also to come along with them, as he can not think of living without the Lord.

" Kanikkannan is going out of kanchi,Krishna! I am also leaving with him. You don't have to lie down here any more; You also roll your "serpent bed" (AdhisEshA) and follow me" and FRIENDS, OUR LORD FOLLOWED THE AZHWAR WITH THE SNAKE ROLLED AND TUCKED UNDER HIS ARMS.

The king next day got the news that the temple is desolated and the entire city looks dark and lifeless, he understood his folly and rushed immediately to chase the trio. He caught them on the way and prostrated on the ground, repenting for what he had done; requested them to forgive him for his mistake and to come back to kanchi. AzhwAr and Kanikkannan, understanding the sincerity of his regret and repentance requested the Lord again to return and stay at kanchi. Needless to say, the Lord obeyed.

Once on his way to Tirukkudantai, he stopped for a while to take rest and he sat on the a sort of bench-pial in front of a house in Perumpuliyur. A few brahmins were reciting vedas inside that house. On seeing the "harijan" (our AzhwAr), they stopped their recitation since, as per tradition and shAstrAs, Veda was not to be recited in the presence of a person belonging to the fourth caste and our AzhwAr immediately understood and was about to leave when the Brahmins started their recitation.

They forgot the next line and at what point they had left the recitation. The AzhwAr broke open a paddy seed that was lying there with his fingernail to indicate the exact context which had a reference to the paddy seed. The brahmins were simply flabbergasted and astonished and realized the greatness of the AzhwAr and asked for his pardon.

When the priest of the local temple wanted to honour the AzhwAr, knowing fully well his bhakti and GnAna, some people objected and spoke ill of the AzhwAr. Tha AzhwAr felt hurt and prayed to the Lord to show himself to these people in his physical body to prove that the antaryAmi is the same Narayanan in all living beings, irrespective of the religion, caste,creed colour, sex etc.,

Meaning:" What is the use of your having those resplendent hands if you cannot remove the idiosynchrosy of these ignorant folk and make me powerful in their midst? Lord, with the divine discus in your hand ! Teach these fools a lesson by showing yourself appearing in my very physical body" Again, The Lord obeyed the AzhwAr and showed himself off in the body of AzhwAr and the protestors were simply astonished and prostrated and begged for his pardon. (It only again goes to prove that no one is superior or inferior by birth; it is just bhakti and love for Him which will make us dearer to Him- No one chooses his kulam, parents, life; It is all His mercy)

On reaching Tirukkudantai ( Kumbakonam), he let the birchbark leaf containing his writings in the waters of river Kaveri. The leaf floated back to him holding his works viz.,'Tiruchanda Viruttam' ( a poem of beautiful verses) in which he sang the following beautiful verse:

" Before I was born, He was standing in Ooragam, was sitting in Paadagam and was lying down in Tiruvekka.At that time I was not born with wisdom; When once I was born with this wisdom, I never forgot. Therefore, the Lord left all those places and has taken permanent abode in my heart". The idea is that the great Gnanis never considered themselves as born at all until they realized this ' Artha gnAnam'. And, once they realized this, they had no other avocation than being immersed in the thought of the Lord.This is how Mumukshup padi explains this sentiment.

The other work of the AzhwAr is 'Naanmugan Tiruvantadhi'- a poem commencing with the words 'Naanmugan' - a reference to the four faced Brahma. The first stanza of the Antadhi categorically states

"The four faced Brahma was born to Krishna and to this Brahma was born Sankara. I am declaring this truth in this poem. Resort to this without any doubt, if you desire to wipe out the pangs of birth"

The AzhwAr was so straightforwarded, outspoken, fearless and established the oneness and supremacy of Sriman Narayanan and sri vaishnavam. He became an exemplary Sri vaishnava AcharyA and it is told that he spent about 700 years meditating on Tamil Nadu.

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Human Mind

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 9:42pm 2 Comments


The human mind is always oscillating. The nature of the human mind is to project a desire and chase that desire, let us for simplicity call it 'A'. 'A' is what the mind wanted. As soon as it catches 'A', it ends up dropping it. Now again the mind is wandering and is instantly directed at something else (Economics supports this argument by telling us that human wants are unlimited).So now it focuses on something else, lets call it 'B'. Now it wants 'B' and it… Continue

First three Azhwars...

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

PoigaiAzhwar, BhoothatthAzhwar & PeyAzhwar

PoigaiAzhwAr, BhoothatthAzhwAr and PEyAzhwAr are the three mudal (first) AzhwArs who were not only contemporary azhwArs; but were born on three consecutive days in SiddhArti year, Aiyppasi month on TiruvONam, Avittam and sadhayam nakshathrams respectively ;and the babies appeared on flowers of different kind (and not were born like us actually!- They are ayOnijars). Their period was estimated as 7th century A.D. (Though we are not attaching… Continue

Importance of prapatti

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 9:58am 1 Comment

When we carry out our prescribed nitya (such as sandhyavandana) and naimittika (such as pitru tarpana) activities and also optional kamya activities (homas, vratas, etc.) with or without benefit intended for ourselves and definitely without any harm intended for anyone else, then we can be considered as practising Karma yoga. When this is done sincerely, with the intention of pleasing Emperuman and Thaayar, and knowing that it is Bhagavan who is acting through us, the Karma becomes spiritually… Continue


Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

The term Azhwar literally means "one who has dived deep into the depths of the transcendental bliss or God experience" It is a Tamizh ("Tamil" as often known) term. Tamil is the ancient language of South India also called the Southern language in contrast to Sanskrit, which often is referred to as the Northern language. Azhwars were born in South India in regions now referred to as the Tamilnadu along the banks of some of the well-known rivers of this region such as the Tamirabarani, Palaaru… Continue

HUMAN MIND.....!!!!

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 3:32pm 0 Comments


Human mind is never still..

Like the flowing water it moves steadily & endlessly from one

thought to another..

-the mouth likes to talk..

-the tounge carves to taste..

-the eyes long to see..

-the legs desire to walk..

Every sense organ goes outward seeking pleasure

How can the mind-control be achieved??

The water is controlled by arresting its flow..


- dams

- embankments

only for a… Continue


Posted on November 5, 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Who are the companions of the one who treads the spiritual path?

Perseverance and patience...

What is ignorance of the intellect?

Trying to realize God through the intellect after being fully aware that God is way beyond the reach of the intellect...

Where do all questions end?

In direct experience alone...

Who is most unfortunate?

One who wastes his entire life trying to solve problems that were created due to unnecessary… Continue

Quotations by/on Krishna !!!

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 10:09am 0 Comments

1." The true path leads to one and decisive knowledge.The knowledge of the undecisive branches in all directions and in unending " - Krishna Source: Bhagwat gita

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2 . " The purpose of human life is to enquire:

Who am I?

Where have I come from?

What will happen to me at death?

Why do I suffer?

Why do others suffer?

Who is God?

How can I serve God?

Why is there variety of living… Continue

Nectarine Droplets from Srimad Ramayana!

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 10:47pm 1 Comment


In the Sundara Kandam in Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, Hanuman narrates the Ramayana from the beginning up to that point of time, to Sita Devi who is held captive by Ravana. Following this, Thrijada describes a dream where she says that she witnesses Sri Rama Pattabhishekam. Therefore, effectively, the entire Ramayana is covered in this one Kandam and that is the reason Thy doing parayana of the Sundara Kandam alone is considered… Continue

What is pleasing to Krishna? How can one make him happy?

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Cheerfulness pleases Him

Sharing with others pleases Him

Sacrifice pleases Him

Giving up ego pleases Him

Selflessness pleases Him

All beautiful things please Him

Helping others pleases Him

Flowers please Him

Honesty pleases Him

Truth pleases Him

Simplicity pleases Him

An open heart pleases Him

Patience pleases Him

Not finding fault with others pleases Him

Unconditional love pleases Him

Caring for cows pleases… Continue

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At 4:43pm on January 27, 2016,
Ram Charan Das

Hare Krishna dandvats, Mataji. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I do hereby wish you all the best in Krishna consciousness, Gauranga, Radhe Radhe, Hari Bol! Hare Krishna.

At 1:06pm on July 28, 2013, shivakumar.animator said…
At 11:15pm on December 24, 2010,
padmavati mataji
At 4:06pm on October 29, 2010,
padmavati mataji
Pranam Sudharsana. Hare Krishna.
At 4:06pm on October 29, 2010,
padmavati mataji
At 11:10am on June 4, 2010, Revatinandan Dasa said…
Yes! I am your friend. Did we meet any time, I use to live in chennai. Now in Srirangam. Looks like putting a lot of time nice seva. Hari Hari.
At 3:40pm on May 14, 2010, Praveen Thiruvallur Asuri said…
Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha!

Nice to hear that. Will tell my mother about this. She is giving Varnanai on TTD Channel for Srinivasar Kalyanotsavam. Will tell you the date when she does that, you can watch it if possible. If you have uploaded any of your Upanyasam audio recordings, please let us know.

Adiyen Dasan
At 7:40am on April 16, 2010, Agarwal Sushil said…
..radhe krishna..
At 1:19am on February 22, 2010, Devi Radha Dasi said…
Hare Krishna,

thank you for adding me

At 11:17am on February 20, 2010, geeta kakkar said…
Radhe Radhe,
Thanks for the encouragement.

Take care.
At 12:31pm on January 22, 2010, Krishna Samy said…
thanks for adding me as friend ,

At 9:46am on January 14, 2010, suja said…
hare krihsna mataji
happy pongal

At 12:12pm on January 6, 2010, suja said…
hare krishna mataji
there r a lot of tamils in Iskcon .. just that we dont get to know them.. im glad that ur a tamil too & a gold medalist... wow....
mataji i hv been longing for tamil speaking devotees ... coz im so much interested in the history of alwars... a big thank you to you...
At 7:19am on January 6, 2010, suja said…
hare krishna mataji,
please forgive me..i was thingking that ur tamil since ur @ chennai...
yeap mataji me tamil ...
hare krishna
At 2:02pm on January 5, 2010, suja said…
hare krishna mataji,
need your assistance , hope am not troubling u ... can u translate SUPERSOUL CONNECTION to tamizh pls...
thank you
hare krishna
At 7:40am on January 1, 2010, Sudakaran Sangaran said…
Hare Krishna! Thank you for your new year wishes. May the best of all things come your way this year. Happy New Year. Haribol!
At 7:51pm on December 28, 2009, Sudakaran Sangaran said…
Hare Krishna! Its always a delight to come to your page. Happy Sri Vaikuntha Ekadasi! May Lord Sri Ranganatha/Sri Krishna bless you with sweet bhakti. I wish you a very beautiful day in Krishna Consciousness. Take care and blessings from all. Haribol!
At 5:20pm on December 24, 2009, Subrata Ganguly said…
Hare Krisna,

Thank you too for your cordial invitation and acceptance. Haribol.
At 8:26pm on December 16, 2009, Sudakaran Sangaran said…
Hare Krishna Swami! PAMHO! AGTSP! ATS (Alwar Thrivadigale Sharanam)! Priya swami I dont have any pics of our sweet Lord Sri Ranganatha on my profile page. What I meant was that the pic is on my altar at home. I have not taken any camera shots of them. I dont have a camera swami. Just describing by simple activites for this sacred month. Sorry for the miscommunication. Forgive me. Haribol!
At 12:22pm on December 11, 2009, Neeraj Nama said…

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