[Advaita-l] What is Gupta Navaratri?
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Tue Feb 19 00:04:34 CST 2013
Once a person was doing great tapas repeating the raajamaatangi moola
dhvajastambha of Madurai Meenaakashi Temple. When his punascharana ripened,
Meenaakshi Devi appeared before him in the form of a courtesan chewing
betel leaves and
asked him to open his mouth. Enraged that a courtesan dared to ask him to
accept her half
chewed betel leaves he scolded her severely. She went away and asked one
who was on the service staff of the temple to open his mouth and placed the
half chewed betel
in his mouth. From that day it seems he became a composer of both sangeetha
Subbarama DIkshitar Narrates this story in Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini
and records one
composition of his in the book.
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Venkata sriram P
> <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> > Namaste,
> > The mantra japa should be performed with tAmbUla charvaNa for siddhi.
> I am reminded of an episode in Sri SyAmAshAstri's (composer who was a
> contemporary of Sri Thyagaraja and Muthuswami DikShitar) life centering on
> 'tAmbUla charvaNa' and the spitting of the red juice on someone. Pl.
> relate the story if you recall it.
> > regs,
> > sriram
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