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Blogging on the grace of Lord Ranganathaswamy of Srirangam:Ranga, the reclining deity of Srirangam in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu boasts of the biggest tower in Asia and one among the biggest temple complexes. The deity installed in the temple in stone form is called Ranganatha while the idol used for taking out in processions is called Azhagiya Manavalan. Ranga is said to be the most beautiful idol in the world, in the eyes of Azhwars. Ramanujacharya (whose 997th birthday falls on May 4, 2014), says that the Lord Rangaraja is most kind father of all living beings. Ranga is the only deity who has been sung by all the ten azhwars. How can ordinary persons like us describe all the good qualities of the lord in one small blog? Ranga deserves millions of blogs :) View some photos of Srirangam deities from Facebook
Trip to Anandalwar Temple on Sunday - February 15, 2015
I started with the spiritual aspects of my journeyThe above image is of the newly coronated Jeeyar of Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt. In his poorvashrama (prior to becoming Sanyas) he used to work in Iskcon as editor of Kannada monthly. I know him during his days at Malleswaram when he was bringing out Yogakshema magazine with my uncle Ananthachar (I used to meet my uncle Ananthu and had also met the person who shares my name) Even when the Jeeyar is bowing or prostrating, he is not supposed to keep his staff on the ground. It is always held aloft.
Kirangur blog continued here
Another of my blog is my trip to TirupatiOn Sunday- February 22, 2015, I saw 4 jeeyars together at Tirumala. They were Pedda jeeyar, Chinna Jeeyar, Satagopa Jeeyar and Yadugiri Yatiraja Mutt Jeeyar (I did not have the camera with me because I had just returned from VIP darshan of Tirumala Balaji temple). For the whole day from morning till evening, my ears were very lucky to hear words equal to nectar from famous personalities. The central theme was Sharanagati (surrender) of one's soul to God. My mom also listened to the lectures with me from morning till evening shattrumurai. I was given a shawl and a bag by TTD temple along with all the bhagavathas at the goshti. That was the first time I got a shawl even though I have been attending the annual event from past 10 years. The shawl is very traditional wear- worn by Jeeyars and big name asthikas. Anyways, thanks to Kannamani and Bhaktisaran for distributing the gift to me.
Tirupati blog continued here
I see people listening to music while working in offices. I myself do not have such habit, but just to escape the constant interruptions, I just wear the earbuds as if I am listening to music. Occassionally, I do hear some traditional songs and please click here to view the lyrics of songs I hear