It is thought to be the greatest poem of the Chola era poet Auvaiyar, written shortly before her death. The Chola dynasty, which emerged around the ninth century, went on to rule most of South India for the next four hundred years. The Cholas presided over an important renaissance in Tamil literature, art and architecture, particularly temple construction. The name Auvaiyar has been given to a number of important female poets, of whom three in particular stand out as literary giants. Auviayar II gained recognition in her life time as a court poet of the Chola monarch and as sometimes a peace envoy between warring states. Nevertheless, it is her less widely taught ode to Vinayaga , that stands out as one of the most important poems of classical Tamil.
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Since childhood, her seeking was tremendous, and when her parents started seeking alliance for her marriage, she deeply prayed to Sri Ganesha, to transform her form to that of an old lady, and immediately, Sri Ganesha blessed her with an old form. Since then, she continued to spread the Divine message. Her messages were well received by the kings of Sangam period, and many times brought peace to warring states, by her wise words.
In her spiritual pursuits, she has been blessed many a time by Shiva ,Sakthi,Ganesha and Karthikeya. The outpourings as a result of such divine darshans provide a guidance to ardent seekers, in their quest to know the Truth. Gold, if it is to become purer, it has to undergo a number of tests.
Similarly a seeker of truth ,is put to a lot of tests by the Divine, to see whether he or she is earnestly seeking the Ultimate. In the case of Avvaiyar too, many were the plays and tests the Divine played. While Avvaiyar was traveling inside a forest, Shri Karhikeya, appeared as a small boy, sitting on top of a tree laden with sweet fruits. Avvaiyar was passing by the tree, and her mind was engrossed in some deep thoughts and she never saw this boy who was up the tree.
The boy called Avvaiyar, and asked her whether she wanted any of the tasty fruits, which he was ready to pluck and throw to her. Avvaiyar asked the boy not to disturb her as she was introspecting on some high divine aspects and thoughts. The boy persisted in his request and asked her whether she wanted the fruits , Hot or Cold. Avvaiyar got irritated when she heard this request of this boy, and asked him, how a fruit which was in the tree could be Hot or Cold. Avvaiyar half heartedly said to the boy to throw to her , a Cold fruit.
The boy with a trick in mind deliberately threw the fruit, not into her hand, but on a heap of sand nearby. Avvaiyar, angrily went to the spot where the fruit fell , picked it up, and with her mouth blew the sand which was sticking on the fruit.
On seeing this act of Avvaiyar, the boy mischeivously asked her , whether the fruit was Hot, to which she replied in the negative. The boy asked her why she was blowing the fruit to cool it , if it was not hot. Suddenly Avvaiyar realized that this boy was no ordinary human, and Karthikeya revealed to her His Divine Form. Avaaiyar , fell at the feet of Karthikeya and thanked Him for making her realize and see her Ego. Avvaiyar prayed to Karthikeya to remove the Ego , which was a hindrance to her path of Ascent.
Incidents Leading to Rendering of Vinayaka Agaval. Avvaiyar , an ardent devotee of Shri Ganesha, performed pujas to him. She heard that Sundarar , another Shiva devotee had started to Kailash. Avvaiyar too wanted to join him and reach Kailash, the abode of Shiva. With this thought in mind, she started performing Sri Ganesh Puja in a hurried manner.
Sri Ganesha appeared before her and asked her why she was performing the puja to Him in a hurried manner today. Avvaiyar replied that Sundarar had started for Kailash and that she wanted to join him and thus was performing her puja a hurried manner.
Sri Ganesha said to Avvaiyar to perform puja to Him in a slow manner with full involvement and one mindedness and promised her that at the end of the puja , He will take her to Kailash before everyone. Avvaiyar performed the puja with full faith and as promised at the end of the puja , Sri Ganesha , lifted her up and took her to Kailash.
Divine musical notes emanate from the anklets adorning the fragrant , cool, red colored lotus feet of Vinayaka. The gold araijna and the scented new floral designed dress add to the beauty of Vinayaka's waist. Possessing a big belly, strong tusks and a elephant face, which is decorated by a bright red " Sindhur". The majestic ears blowing chaitanya , decorative crown on his head, and his chest sports the " sacred thread ".
Shri Mataji on Swarupa of Shri Ganesha. In Shri Ganesha, specially, it is auspiciousness. So whatever you worship or accept has to be auspicious. Every shape has a coefficience and all the shapes do not necessarily give vibrations. We take Shri Ganesha as granted.
We do not understand that we have to awaken Shri Ganesha within us. There is Shri Ganesha already existing In you; as innocence and it cannot be lost, Shri Ganesha is an eternal being.
To keep this Ganesh always shining within us, is to remember that you were made in the same pattern as Shri Ganesha. His kundalini, his pure desire is on his stomach. It is significant to understand this. It means that he need not have to conquer the temptations of Mooladhara. He is also beyond temptations of food, power etc. Because His stomach represents absolute abandonment and freedom. He is not worried about his looks.
Shri Ganesha accepts it. He is all the time one with the Divine. He is what He is because He is a satisfied soul. The Kundalini on the stomach shows a completely self contented, satisfied personality of Shri Ganesha. When you have all the powers with you, you know you are powerful. As you are created in the same image of Shri Ganesha you have to understand that you have to accept whatever God has given you. Transcending the frontiers of words , in the " Turiya " state , Ganesha was present.
Oh Ganesha! Vinayaka , thou came in the form of the Mother , to sunder the bondage of Samsara. Using the weapon "Koda" , sunder my karmas , and rescue me from the samsara cycle.
By your sweet words which are like Ambrosia, reveal to me the much desired Jnana. Revealing the way to establish samadhi, drive away the darkness caused by ignorance and sunder all karmas. Blessing me with the four states, Ganesha removed the illusion caused by the three malas. Revealing to me the Six chakrasand their qualities, take me to the seventh chakra which is the real mauna state.
Explaining the working of Ida and Pingala Nadi's, you also reveal the sushumna path which takes me to sahasara lotus. Awaking the dormant kundalini, which is sleeping in Mooladara, you make it travel through sushumna, which passes through the mandala's of surya , chandra and agni.
Shri Mataji on Kundalini. Now we say that it is pure desire. It is your chaste desire. It has no lust or greed in it. That power is your Mother and She Is settled down in the triangular bone. She knows everything about you just as a tape recorder. She is absolute knowledge. Because She is so pure that whatever Chakra She touches, She knows what is wrong with that Chakra before hand; so She is quite prepared and She adjusts herself fully so that you do not get a problem by the awakening.
If any Chakra is constricted , She waits and goes on slowly opening that Chakra. The Kundalini is the primordial power and is reflected in you. In a human being, it is like many strands of energy, like rope. This energy is all twisted together to form that Kundalini. When your kundalini rises, one or two strands out of this come up and pierce the fontanelle bone. It has to pass through the innermost nadi known as Brahma Nadi. It is a spiral movement throughout. The kundalini is spiral and nadis are also like a spiral.
The second innermost is Ida Nadi. She starts sending these threads through Brahma Nadi; by that they relax the centre. Then She enters into Sahasrara. All these things are in that energy. We know of many energies like electrical, light energy etc. These energies cannot think.
They cannot adjust and work on their own. They have to be handled by us. It thinks. That cell has got a little Kundalini in it. But within you a tremendous force of Kundalini exists. If you do not want to grow in your awareness then She does not supply the energy which is stored in you. All her power is nothing but love. She gives the power to forgive. Even when you think, the energy for thinking comes from Kundalini because you are asking her help.
The power of Kundalini is absolute Purity, auspiciousness, holiness, chastity, self respect, pure love, detachment, concern, enlightened attention to give you Joy. When you worship Adi Kundalini, the reflection in you, which is your Kundalini, is very happy. Also the deities feel happy.
Vinayagar Agaval lyrics in English
Since childhood, her seeking was tremendous, and when her parents started seeking alliance for her marriage, she deeply prayed to Sri Ganesha, to transform her form to that of an old lady, and immediately, Sri Ganesha blessed her with an old form. Since then, she continued to spread the Divine message. Her messages were well received by the kings of Sangam period, and many times brought peace to warring states, by her wise words. In her spiritual pursuits, she has been blessed many a time by Shiva ,Sakthi,Ganesha and Karthikeya. The outpourings as a result of such divine darshans provide a guidance to ardent seekers, in their quest to know the Truth.
Vinayagar Agaval is a devotional poetic hymn to the Hindu deity Ganesh. It was written in the 10th century during the Chola dynasty by the Tamil poet Avaiyar , shortly before her death. Vinayagar Agaval defines a religious path, part of the Tamil devotional tradition of Bhakti , within the Hindu philosophy of the Shaivite sect. Its application as a spiritual tool begins during concentration on a physical image of Ganesh and continues with the use of the Agaval's description of Hindu spiritual belief and practice, and aspects of the teachings on human life attributed to the deity. According to Hindu tradition a person reciting the Vinayagar Agaval every day will realize his true potential. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.