Thirupukazh

TRUE BHAKTHI

We all know about Bhakthi yoga.The other yoga’s are Karma yoga and gana yoga.Some people also follow Raja yoga.Bhakthi Yoga is very simple to follow .

Arunagiri nathar wanted to commit suicicde by jumping from a twoer in Thiruvannamalai

At that time Lord Muruga stopped him from commiting suicide and asked him to sing in praise of him.And he started the first line of Thirupukazh

Muttaitaru Bhakti Tirunakai Attikkirai Shakti Sharavana
Muttikkoru Vittu Guru Para Ena Odum

Arunagiri nathar immediatly picked up the word and started singing Thirupukazh.So,we can say Thirupukazh birth place is Thiruvannamalai

There was a poet in Thiruvannamalai who sang in praise of Kali.He called himself a Kali Bhaktha.When he met Arunagiri he said

“I am ready to invoke Kali inforont of us,
Are you ready to invoke Muruga infront of us?”

Arunagiri started singing a song in praise of Lord Muruga “Athala Seda Narada” and Kali Bhaktha chanted some mantras to invoke Kali devi.

Lord Muruga broke pillar and came out of it,but kali did not appear at all.She knew that her bhakthi was not a real bhakthi

When we sing a prayer to god it should not be a show off

Prayer should be done in concentration.God will appear or do things for us.If we pray him with true bhakthi

“BHAKTHI IS A VERY POWERFUL SHAKTHI WHICH GIVE US MUKTHI”ARUNAGIRI NATHAR

variyar and mahaperiva

VARIYAR SWAMIGAL AND AACHARYA SWAMIGAL

One day variyar swamigal went to Kancheepuram to meet Aacharya swamigal(Mahaperiva)

He took with him a basket full of Poor man’s apple (Nelli fruit)

Aacharya came to know about and called his assistant whispered some words into his ears

Variyar swamigal came to Kanchimutt and fell at the feet of Mahaperiva..Mahaperiva said “WHY ARE YOU DOING NAMASKARAM TO ME I HAVE ALREADY INFORMED MY ASSISTANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO NAMASKARAM TO ME DIDN’T HE TELL YOU”

Variyar said calmly your assistant informed me about this but still i felt like doing Nmaskaram to you like others.What is the reason for refusing my Namaskaram asked Variyar swamigal.

AACHARYA SAID THAT YOU ARE THE 64TH NAYANMAR.I HAVE GREAT REGARD FOR YOU AND NAYANMAR’S.

Variyar was surprised to hear this he offered the basket full of Poor man’s apple (Nelli Fruit) and said that you should live long.So,tht you can do service to the people

AAchrya said I am doing service inside the mutt,but you re doing service by visiting town after town

Your service is greater than mine with Aachrya’s blessings Variyar returned to his place

variyarmhp