grsastrigal wrote:Mahakavi- You are like Somu. Never failed to amuse me. Please help me with the rest.
1) Koosamal- I forgot the story. One Temple in which we can see the Scar on Lingam because of this... Is this the same story..
2) Koottathil- Must be Sundarar.
3) Veesi Madurai MaRan- Pittukku maN sumandha Kadhai..
The next SaraNam is very interesting
1) Seelamilladhoru- (Lady spitting on Shiva was unheard.....what is this story)
2) Ganga...on the Head..
In the Anupalavi- the first word - "Andhamil". what does it mean ?
Read the contents of the following URL for an account on eRipatta nAyanAr and pugazh cOzha nAyanAr. eRipattar used a battle axe (kai kODAli)
to destroy anything/anybody which/who makes any attempts to harm the servitors of Lord Shiva.http://www.shaivam.org/naeripat.html
I am not sure if this episode has any connection with the scar on the lingam.
When the Lord, in the guise of an old brahmin, proclaimed Sundarar to be his slave and stopped his wedding, Sundarar abused him as "pittA" (mad man). Later on when Sundarar followed him as his slave he asked the Lord what shall he start with in singing his praise. the Lord told him to start with the word of abuse he used, "pittA". That was the first song Sundarar sang, "pittA piRai sUDi perumAnE aruLALA"
The king Madurai mARan caned Him for goofing off on the job of helping dam the river vaigai when it was in spate.
As for the lady who spit on the lingam, it was the wife of a servitor of the Lord called nIlanakkar. She followed her husband wherever he went to do the pUjai. One time a spider fell on the lingam. She was gripped with fear (for the harm it may do to the lingam!) and blew on the spider to make it go away. The husband thought she was defiling the Lord by spitting on the lingam. He discarded her for such a sacriligious act. The Lord appeared in his dreams that night and showed the blisters all over His body except on the spot where the wife blew. I will let you imagine what happened next.....(The aNDa migunda that I used before is not valid.)
Finally, am I "amusing" you grs or "informing " you?
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