[Advaita-l] Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar
keshava.mahadeva143 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 22:36:48 EDT 2019
Divya Prabandham 2344:
tAzh saDaiyum neeNmuDiyum oNmazhuvum chakkaramum
soozharavum ponnANum tOnrumAl soozhum |
tiraNDaruvi pAyum tirumalaimEl endaikku
iraNDuruvum onrAi isaindu ||
My lord who dwells in Tirumala, has two forms in one - matted hair, a tall
crown, an axe, a Chakra, an encircling snake, and a golden waist band.
On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 9:58 PM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 4:42 AM Keshava Mahadeva <
> keshava.mahadeva143 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Sir,
>> I remember this where you have written an article on this.
>> Just like Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar, Kannappa Nayanar also followed the
>> steps of Maha Vishnu.
>> He was ready to pluck both of his eyes out to prove his devotion to
>> Parama Shiva which Vishnu also did. This has been stated all over the
>> Puranas, Upanishads and Sastras.
>> yatra lebhe harishchakramupAsya bahubhirdinaiH ||3-84-11
>> puShkaraiH shatapatraishcha netreNa cha jagatpatim |
>> Hari (viShNu) obtained his chakra after serving the lord of the universe
>> (shiva) for many days, with blue lotuses and lotuses with hundred petals
>> and also with his eyes
>> Likewise, if we check all the stories of Nayanars and the things they did
>> to please Parama Shiva we will be able to find that would have been done by
>> Maha Vishnu in the Puranas.
>> Vishnu is the first Nayanar.
> Just as Shiva is the Parama Bhaagavata.
> All this only go to reiterate what Sridhara Swamin said in his invocation
> to the Bhagavata commentary:
> माधवोमाधवावीशौ सर्वसिद्धिविधायिनौ। वन्दे परस्परात्मानौ परस्परनुतिप्रियौ॥
> I bow to Mādhava and Umādhava (Shiva) who are both 'Isha-s' Supreme Lords. They
> are capable of bestowing all accomplishments (to their devotees). They
> are both the selves of each other and both love to engage in the stuti of
> each other.
> And what Veda Vyasa has said in the Mahabharata:
> रुद्रो नारायणश्चैव सत्त्वमेकं द्विधा कृतम्।
> लोके चरति कौन्तेय व्यक्तिस्थं सर्वकर्मसु।। 12-350-27a 12-350-27b.
> [Rudra and Narayana are only two manifestations of One Principle.......]
> In Tamil there is an expression: ஓருயிரும் ஈருடலும்... One life force and
> two bodies...
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