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thiruk kaNNan kudi - part 5 - sravaNa pushkaraNi

From: Rengarajan (vasanthi_at_umich.edu)
Date: Sun May 03 1998 - 05:46:05 PDT

Bhaktha kodi bAgawathAs, adiyEn's namaskArams to your
thirup pAtha kamalanagaL.

Moolavar: lOka nAthan
          sAma mEnip perumAL 
          ie ., shyAmaLa (blue in color) mEni perumAL
          neela mEkap perumAL
kOlam   : ninRa thiruk kOlam (standing posture)
thAyAr  : lOka nAyaki
ursavar : dAmOdharan nArAyanan
          Sridevi
          boodEvi
ursavar thAyAr : aravinda nAyakai or aravinda vallith thAyAr

Facing:  East Facing
vimAnam : uthbalavathAka vimAnam
theerttham: Sravana pushkarani
            This pushkarani is very special in two ways. The
very hearing of the name of this pushkarani will cleanse all
the sins of those who are hearing about it.  The  pushkarani
is a very beautiful one surrounded by the pasumai of tanjore
delta. In the southern banks of this pushkarani there is   a
sannithi for addinaathan in a sitting posture as similar  to
Srivaikundam. There are some research efforts that are being
carried out on this sannithi from the purAnic sources.
The main reason for naming this part as sravana pushkarani is
such that readers may benfit from very chanting of this name
as they read this part.

Prathyaksham :
or those who had the darshan of the Lord here:
Lord Brahma, Sri Gowthama, King Ubarisaravasu, Sri Vasishtar, 
Sri Brugusauthyar, Sri mAadarar, thirumangai Azwar HIMself.

There are some details presented  in  adiyEn's  thala purAnam 
on "thiruk kaNNa puram" kshEthram written two years ago as to 
what  aspects  of  a   place or a "divya dEsam" constitue  an  
"ashtAkshara mantra siddhi" kshEthram. Similar to that,  this 
kshEthram  also  has  some  "adaip peyar" or a  special  name 
due to its constituents, known as "pancha pathrA". 

1. River,  
2. Woods or Jungle
3. Town or nagaram
4. Temple
5. theerttham

There  may  be  many places or divay dEsams that have these 5 
aspects  in  it.  But  this divya  dEsam  has  some  type  of 
speciality in each of these 5 aspects. That  is  why  this is 
referred in purAnAs as "pancha pathrA".


Sri Arvainda  vallith   thAyAR  samEtha  Sri  dAmOdharap  perumAL 
thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri SridEvi Sri boomAdEvith thAyAr samEtha Sri dAmOtharap perumAL
thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan