MAHAAN’S and GURUJI’s Gift to Harsha – GiriPradakshinam

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

MAHAAN’S and GURUJI’s Gift to Harsha – GiriPradakshinam


On the night of 3rd. April 2010, when we went to meet our Guruji, Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal, He had advised us to take our son Harsha, for a GiriPradhakshinam, during the Brahmamuhurtham hours (3 a.m. to 5 a.m.), by car, as per Sesha Mahaan’s instructions. Our Guruji had said that Mahaan, Incarnation of Lord Shiva – Sri Arunachaleshwara, would Grace Harsha, with the beautiful ethereal fragrances.

On the morning of 4th. April, as per Guruji’s instructions, we all set out for the Girivalam, at about 3:15 a.m. Harsha had just been woken up.

Our Divine Guruji, and our noble mentors Shri. Rajagopal and Shri. Murthy, were already on their Girivalam, as planned. As we turned into the Giripradhakshinam road, we met Guruji, and Shri. Rajagopal and Shri. Murthy. After seeking Guruji’s blessings, we had the Darshan of the magnificient Arunadri, we proceeded a few paces down the road.



Suddenly, a strong scent of Nalennai (Gingelly oil) and Shikakai (Soapnut powder), (used in a South Indian traditional oil bath), wafted in the air, and soon it grew overpowering. This was the fragrance of the Holy bath of Lord Shiva, (as Guruji had told us). Very anxious for Harsha to experience this Divinity, I quickly got Harsha down the car. Wondering if Harsha could sense anything, I asked him to look at Lord Arunachala Sesha, in the form of the Holy Hill, and chant “OM SATHGURU SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL THIRUVADIKKAE”. Suddenly, Harsha looking around, said, “I want to smell the ground”. It was bewildering to hear a statement like that from Harsha, since he was a child who had never spoken about his feelings, experiences, likes or dislikes, before. Before his words could sink in, he unexpectedly crawled down on to the road, and lay prostrate before Lord Shiva Sesha! After that, he chanted Sesha Mahaan’s Moola Manthra, 10 times.

All of us stood transfixed at that moment, and no words could ever fully do justice to what we felt at that moment!

(When we first met our Divine Guruji, in November, 2008, Harsha, a child affected by mild autism, had several problems with respect to temper, behaviour, emotions, food, sleep, wearing clothes, speech, communication, and socialization, and even looking at us!

Despite several kinds of therapies, it was soleley after we met Guruji, and received His Divine Blessings, and Sesha Mahaan’s Divine Grace and Merciful Love, that Harsha progressed very well, on his path to recovery.

Harsha, today, is a sweet and calm child, with hardly any issues, and he is beautifully picking up on his communication and socialization skills, through Mahaan and Guruji’s Benevolent Grace.)

Sesha Mahaan knew Harsha better than any of us! We were witness to the fact that Sesha Mahaan, made Harsha actually want to seek out Mahaan’s ethereal presence, and want to offer Mahaan, his Namaskaarams! (We did not know Harsha was capable of that!)

I wish to express what Harsha might have felt at that moment:

Sri Arunachala! Sesha GuruNatha!

I prostrate before You…

You are my Living Word,

You, are what I feel,

You are my Divine Light!

Who consumes me…

Your heart is my abode!

May I be with You

every living moment, My Lord,

For You have blessed Yourself to me…

We saw Guruji and Shri. Rajagopal, and they too were very surprised by Harsha’s gesture! It was Sesha Mahaan’s Leela!!

Soon after, we resumed our Girivalam, and Lord Arunachala Sesha Shiva, blessed us with different fragrances – that of wild flowers, Lavender, camphor, and the fragrance of the Holy smoke of the Maha Homam.

Frequently we got down from the car, and Harsha wanted to smell the ground a few more times, and he offered his Namaskaarams, to Lord Sesha, each time we got down. Admiring his spontaneity, we too offered our Namaskaarams to our Dear Lord Shiva Sesha.

Harsha was now wide awake, at this hour of the morning, like never before, we were all very happy for Harsha and were very grateful to our Supremely Compassionate Sesha Mahaan!

The Supremest of Mahaan’s Blessings was yet to come!

As we were approaching Adi Annamalai, we saw some fireworks in the sky, and heard people cheering and some music. We showed Harsha the fireworks, and he grew very happy and interested.

Further down, we saw a huge crowd of people, walking down the road, playing some music and drums. Wondering what it was all about, and thinking how we would get past the crowd, to resume our Giripradakshina, we just got near the spot where there was a small detour lane, to get around, back to the main path.

As we came out from this small lane, back to the road, we had managed to get ahead of this crowd. We now saw that it was actually a procession of the Gods, circumambulating the Hill of Arunadri! – the Utsava moorthis (the main deities of the temple (usually made in bronze), who are brought out in procession, during the times of special worship, and festivals, for the benefit of the bhakthas!)

We, along with Harsha, witnessed more fireworks, and jubiliation, and beautiful Kolams (Rangoli designs), to welcome the deities.

Arulmigu Sri Arunachaleshwara and His consort, Sri Apeethakuchambal, were beautifully decorated with flowers and garlands and beautiful jewellery, and garments, and a glimpse of the Utsavar was an arresting moment in our lives!

(We later learnt from Guruji, that this procession of Lord Annamalaiyar and Goddess Unnamulaiyamman, was very rare, and happens only 3 times a year!) AND, WE STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF GOD, WITNESSING THIS DIVINE EVENT!

This Divine Darshan of the Resplendant Lord Shiva and His ravishingly beautiful bride, Goddess Apeethakuchambal, stole our hearts!


Totally unaware of what was to come, we had set out on this auspicious day, for the Girivalam. It was for this very special Grace that Lord Sesha had instructed us to take Harsha for the Girivalam, and blessed us with the Darshan of the most precious and Divine events in Thiruvannamalai. It was Sesha Mahaan’s Leela again!

Harsha, and all of us took the Lord’s blessings, and we got back to our car. Overjoyed at the experience, we completed the circumambulation, with our hearts full of gladness and contentment.

Later after having completed the Girivalam, we were greatly honoured to meet our Divine Guruji, and all our noble mentors – Shri. C.S. Swaminathan, (Guruji also introduced us to Shri. C.S. Swaminathan, the senior most devotee of Avathar and Mahaan Sesha.) Shri. Rajagopal, and Shri. Murthy, at the Ramanashramam.

Our Benevolent guruji, Shri. C.S. Swaminathan, Shri. M.Rajagopal, Shri. A.K. Murthy

With Guruji’s Sathsang with all His disciples, all of us discussed how beautiful it was to witness God’s procession during the Giripradhakshinam.

Guruji and Mahaan had blessed us to witness this rare and Divine event!

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Girivalam experiences – Vaishnavi, Santosh

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Every step in Arunachala Girivalam,

is a step closer to Mahaan Sesha!


To Whom will I bow,

but to You, my Lord,

Who are the expanse of my life!

SESHA – SHIVA SESHA….

The Majestic One – Perisher of all evil,

The Merciful One – who grants us our daily living,

The Beautiful One – who slowly and gently,

teaches us Sanmaargam,

Glory be to You….The Lord of the Cosmos!!

My Namaskaarams to my Divine Guru,

Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal

(Incarntaion of Lord Sesha)

My Namaskaarams to my Divine ParamaGuru,

ParaBrahmmam, Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal

(The Lord of the Universe, the Eternal Consciousness

Incarnation of Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu,

Our Supreme Force)

On the morning of 3rd. April, 2010, we (My Husband Shri .Santosh and  Smt.Vaishnavi Santosh Bangalore) were blessed by the Auspicious presence of our Guruji, Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal, who Graced us by guiding and accompanying us on the Giripradhakshinam of the Holy Arunachala.

With the Holy blessings of our Guru and ParamaGuru, and with the  Love that that the beautiful and grand Arunadri exuded, and inspired in us, we began the Giripradhakshinam, close to 3 a.m., in the auspicious hours of the BrahmaMuhurtham, from near Sri Ramana Ashramamam.

With the Darshan of Sri Arunachaleshwara, as we turned into the Girivalam intersection, Lord Sesha, Incarnation of  Sri Arunachaleshwara, welcomed us with the enamouring fragrance of the Jasmine, in the early hours of a warm summer morning. It was a very warm welcome, it was the warm abode of our Sesha Shiva….the warmth of home….

Sesha!

The Lord of Supreme Beauty!

The Lord of Boundless Grace!

You awaken the soul

With the Aroma of Love…

In Your Brilliance

lies this Bright and Fragrant flower,

that adorns Your

Tender Heart!

May I always worship You Noble Feet

With the Divine Jasmine..

Carrying our happiness in our heart, still in the dark of the early morning, we were blessed to walk under the beauty of the moon, that shone so beautifully upon the splendid LingaRoopa of Lord Shiva!


O Sesha! Beautiful Moonshine!

O Lord of the skies!

How beautifully You assume different forms!

You are the Holy Hill!

You are the Radiant Moon!

And yet how beautifully You shine upon Your own Linga Roopa!

With Guruji’s and Sesha Mahaan’s Grace, immersed in the beauty of Shiva Sesha, as we approached the Varuna Lingam, we were greeted by the refreshing smell of the orange peel, akin to Neroli oil. (Orange oil or Neroli oil, are essential oils, that are supposed to refresh one’s soul, and calm one’s nerves.)

To realize how much God cares for us, how He wipes out our worries, and rejuvenates us with new hope, is what I felt when Sesha blessed us with the fragrance of the Orange.

Sesha!

With the sweet smell of Orange,

You have set our hearts aglow, my Lord

To see the Dawn of Hope

Tranquil & Happy,

To receive Your Mighty Grace!

As we proceeded on our walk, our Blessed Guruji began to expound on the marvel,ARUNACHALA!

The Hill of Arunadri has 5 peaks, (at-Pancha Mukha Darshan-11 kms from Sri Arunachaleshwar Temple on the Giri Pradakshina Road)  that symbolize Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi, Lord Ganesha, Lord Karthikeya, and Sri Chandikeshwara.


As one walks along, the different peaks seem to merge into each other, and sometimes emerge from one another. Visually, it is a beautiful play of the visual forces.. The union of the many into the One, is the essence of  Advaitha philosophy.

Everything unites into the Lord of our Universe – Shiva Sesha. Sesha means REMINDER-i.e.The Absolute-The Lord of Universe-Shiva for us.-Shiva Sesha.

As we continued our way, soon, there was a burst of aroma, one of Lavender, – a flower whose fragrance heals the body, mind and heart! It is not surprising to note that a flower with a tint of the Divine colour of purple (The colour of Lord Shiva – the blue light), can have such restorative effects on the Bhaktha’s being.

All the stress and exhaustion that we carried in our minds were dispelled, by this beautiful gift of Sesha!

Sesha! The Divine Light!

Your Divine Presence alone

can wipe away all my sins

bringing peace to my troubled heart!

As the Bhaktha walks around the Hill, awe-inspired by Shiva’s grandeur and glory, the Lord’s Love for His Bhaktha, enraptures the heart, through waves of magnetic attraction. These ethereal waves of Love reach us, wafting in the breeze as beautiful, delectable fragrances.

The Love of our Lord, makes us look up to Him….

ARUNACHALA is Heaven on earth. Every morning, during the hours of the BrahmaMuhurtham (3 a.m. To 5 a.m.), Guruji explained to us, the rituals of the Lord, and the Devas, and other celestial Gods, can be experienced, if one rests his heart in the Lord Himself.

Lord Shiva’s Holy Bath, is followed by the morning Homam and Poojas performed by the Devas, and the MahaRishis.  This is followed by the MahaNivedhanam (offering of food to the Lord). All these sacred rituals are performed in the early hours of the morning (before sunrise), the BrahmaMuhurtham literally, the span of time, when the Gods and the Divine beings become pleased with man, and shower Their Grace on him.

As we were passing through Adi Annamalai, there was suddenly the fragrance of gingelly oil and shikakai (sesame oil and soapnut powder) powder! Guruji explained to us that this was the Holy bath of Lord Shiva. To be audience to such Divine rituals, is a matter of great fortune! What can the mind think, when it is dazed by such heavenly brilliance!

It was around 5:30 a.m. – the time for the Divine Naivedhyam to the Lord. As we were eagerly anticipating what was in store for us, the enticing aroma of Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal), wafted across our faces!

It was a humbling feeling to feel how the Gods had endeared us to offer the Divine MahaPrasaadam.

As we we were nearing the spot of the Panchamukha Darshanam (the spot where all the 5 peaks (facets) of Annamalaiyar are visible), the fragrance of Champaka flowers, rose-water, karpooram (camphor), and chandanam (sandalwood), enveloped us.

Lord Sesha! Divine Beauty!

We immerse ourselves in Your Glory,

You are the Heavenly Sandalwood,

That draws our mind to Your Sublime Self.

You are the brilliant camphor,

that kindles my soul with Grace.

You are the Ethereal Champaka flower,

whose fragrance is unmatched.

You are the Cool and Pristine rose-water,

flowing gently and deeply in our hearts.

Soon, our path turned towards, the ton road, which led on to the Isanya Lingam, and then finally, the Indra Lingam. As we made our way through this stretch of the Girivalam, my walk got very difficult. The roads were very stony and gritty. Guruji has said that the more difficult the path gets, the more one’s karmas (past deeds) get washed away.(you have to walk without foot wear).

Guruji, very patiently waited for us, as I almost struggled to finish the last stretch of the Giripradakshinam. Towards the final stretch, we were blessed with a very beautiful Darshanam of a small cloud crowning the peak of Sri Arunachala Shiva. Guruji said, it was like the vibhuthi (sacred ash) beautifying the forehead of Lord Shiva. It was a splendid spectacle!



The varying expressions and forms of the Holy ARUNACHALA are truly breath-taking and awe-inspiring. The Holy land of Thiruvannamalai is truly one, of Supreme Power, Magnetic attraction, and Divine Miracles!

Guruji, without Your Divine presence, my life would have remained meaningless. Thank You forever and forever, my Dear Guruji.

To You, my Holy Guru, I prostrate….

May I always serve You with Devotion and Love…

My Anantha Koti Namaskaarams, to You, Guruji…

My Anantha Koti Namaskaarams, to You, Sesha Mahaan…

I shall gladly tread upon stones, my Lord

for they take me to You, Lord Sesha!


– Smt.Vaishnavi Santosh, Bangalore

Arulmigu Sri Arunachaleshwara & Sri Apeethakuchambal (Urchavar)

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

These are photos of Sri. Arunachaleswarar and His consort, Sri. Apeethakuchambal (Urcavar), taken during the Panguni Utthiram festival.  The beautiful Lord Shiva and His consort, can be seen in such a ceremonious procession, only three times a year.


Sri Arunachaleshwara with His consort Sri Apeethakuchambal

Sri Arunachaleshwarar

Sri Apeethakuchambal

These photos were taken on 4th. April, 2010.

Photos taken by Smt. Vaishnavi Santosh, Bangalore

WALKING WITH OUR GURU (GIRI PRADAKSHINA OR CIRCUMUMBULATION) – Shri. SUNDARA RAJAN SUBRAMANIAN

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvaddikae

WALKING WITH OUR GURU (GIRI PRADAKSHINA OR CIRCUMUMBULATION)

SUNDARA RAJAN SUBRAMANIAN (New Delhi)
04.04.2010. 20.53pm.

It was a wonderful experience on Wed, April 1st, early morning Girivalam.

It was your presence that instilled confidence to complete the 14 kms.

Before April 1st, (past weeks) I had the experience of reciting in my dreams for a long time. This was going on till we left on 31st. On the 31st March we met you and discussed life with you. Then you said, we will leave at 3:15am next day morning.

Once I also had the doubt “will i be able to complete 14 km?” Then I said, when Guruji walking by side, will be able to complete the track. I set the alarm to 2..15 am so that we get ready by an hour. Suddenly, 2 am I felt “wetness, drops” on my neck, heard, “get up it’s 2 am.” Maybe, was I “sweating on my neck?”

We were ready and started the walk. It’s a very unforgettable experience in my life time. Three more devotees joined us. Jasmine fragrance gave us the start. All along Shri Guruji shared the spiritual information about the Malai. He also showed us the spots where our Great Mahan asked our Guruji to sit and medidate. We walked …walked …many people took lead over us. Second fragrance was flowers…

We came across Shri Ramana Maharishi’s palam. Our Guruji told us about Shri Ramana’s life and he used to sit on the “palam” during his Girivalam. Third fragrance….smoke coming from  a “havan”. Guruji said, Devas are doing “havan” Fourth fragrance….I immediately said, it’s ;pongal. Then came icecream flavor…and so many many.

Guruji showed us the peaks. How they fall back, (from different angles, while we walked) one-after-other and finally become ONE. It’s total “happiness” till the end.

Exactly at the end  of 7th km, my wife could not continue. We slowed down.  All along we visited all the Shiv lingas till the end of the trip. I persuaded my wife to come along slowly and it’s Mahan’ grace we all completed the girivalam. It took us nearly 6 hours. Once completed, I told Guruji, we will come back to walk again and to visit the places  where Ramana Maharishi medidated. I left Thiruvannamalai “half-heartedly” as one has  to move on to other commitments.

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvaddikae

Om Saravana Bhava

Sundara rajan
New Delhi.


EXPERIENCES WITH SWAMIJI DURING HOLY ARUNACHALA GIRI VALAM – Shri. M. RAJAGOPAL

Experiences with Swamiji during

Holy Arunachala Girivalam


OM SATHGURU SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL THIRUVADIKKAE

The Holy Arunachala also referred  to as Thiruvannamalai has long been regarded as Lord Shiva Incarnate in the form of Shiva Lingam and bestows divine Grace on all the faithful worshippers irrespective of caste and creed. Our Swamiji , Sathguru Sri Rajalingal Swamigal   has circumambulated the Holy Arunachala Hundreds of times and has recounted to His shishyas,  Divine Experiences enroute the Girivalam (also called Giri Pradakshina or circumambulation)). Swamiji explained to us that during the Brahma Muhurtham time – 3.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M,  various  Devatas, in their customary worship of Lord Shiva, pass the route of Giri Prdakshina (anti-clockwisw direction)and bestow their blessings on the devotees .

Shishyas from Bengaluru  – Sri. Santosh  and Smt. Vaishnavi;  & from Mumbai/ Pune – Sri. M.Rajagopal and Sri. A.K. Murty were fortunate enough to accompany Swamji during the Girivalam Scheduled on 3rd and 4th April 2010. We are pleased to share with the Avathar  Seshadri  Bhaktha Samajam Members our wonderful and divine experience attained thanks to the grace of Guruji, Sathguru Sri. Rajalinga Swamigal.


Preparation for the Parikrama (Girivalam)

We woke up early in the morning about 02.00 A.M  took our bath and after prayers, joined Swamiji at the appointed time 03.00 A.M at Thamarai Nagar, closest to Seshadri Swamigal Ashram and Ramana Maharishi Ashram. Forehead smeared with Vibhuti, Barefooted, with clean veshti and bare chested we set forth with an austere beginning.     Swamiji instructed us to keep the Mind steadfast in the Bhakthi and all of us chanted our Guru Mantra ‘OM SATHGURU SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL THIRUVADIKKAE’.   Swamiji explained to us that Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal being an Avathar of Lord Shiva  resides within our SELF  and accompanies us in our passage of Life  – removing all obstacles and making  us realize the True Purpose of our Birth.  Thus disciplined, we were of a single goal of obtaining Lord Shivas Grace during the Girivalam.  Swamiji kindly explained to us the sanctity of Girivalam, Arunachala Mahima and identified wonderful moments all through the trip.  The Eight directions of Arunachala  have been identified along the perimeter road leading to Girivalam  and Shiva Temples have  been installed  as per the Agama Sastras. We paid our respects to the Eight  directions  of Lord  Shiva. Following directions were explained to us by Swamiji.

SOUTH Direction  -YAMA LINGAM

SOUTH WEST Direction-  NIRUTHI LINGAM

(CENTRE – SURYA LINGAM)

WEST Direction-  VARUNA LINGAM

NORTH WEST Direction- VAYU LINGAM

NORTH Direction – KUBERA LINGAM

NORTH EAST Direction-  EASANYA LINGAM

EAST Direction- INDRA LINGAM

SOUTH EAST Direction- AGNI LINGAM

We  started   receiving the aroma of  Arali Flowers fragrance and permeated us for a  long  time. We learnt that these aromas were generated from the Holy Arunachala and we felt the presence of our Master and Lord Sathguru Srt Seshadri Swamigal beckoning us to Lord Shivas Land. The scents were punctuated with scents of wild flowers which lifted our spirits and made light of the exertion during the walk.

More blessings were in store for us all through the Parikrama. Exactly as our Swamiji explained to us rarest of the rare fragrances associated with celestial worship engulfed us, although for fleeting moments.  Swamiji informed us by His Gnana Drishti that all Devas were performing their worship of Lord Shiva at this moment and step by step different Abhishekhas (Ablutions) were being performed for Lord Shiva.  The First of the offerings started with the ceremonial bath with Sesame Oil followed by Shikhakai wash ( Soap Nut Powder).  As the Lord is Vast,  yet reaches out to His children in every possible way,  all of us partook of the scents emanating  from the Lord.

Swamiji identified different facets of Arunachala wherein, we were able to see the various Manifestations of Lord Shiva by signifying the  peaks  such as  ‘ARUNACHALA – The Father  with  UNNAMULAI – The mother, LORD KARTHIKEYA – The God Of Warfare & Protector, LORD GANESHA – The God of Success and Wisdom and finally LORD SHIVA HIMSELF in His Universal Form.  We were delighted to see the peaks in successive formations during the Parikrama. Swamiji explained to us the significance of Gauthama Rishi, during the Parikrama.  Gauthama Rishi was ordained to worship Lord Shiva and pass on the blessings to the true devotees of The Lord.

Gautama said:

I worshipped the Lingas installed by sages and bathed in all Tirthas. Finally I had darshan of Arunagiri, the Linga in the form of the famous Hill Arunachala. I prayed: Lord Arunachala the Supreme Self! By merely looking at Thee one obtains the merit that accrues by following all the dharma. One need not practice austerities thereafter. Even Devas wish to dwell in this abode of Thine. This is the only place in the world where one can see a Linga in the form of a Hill. This form constitutes three kinds of powers (Sakthi).

Sonachala (Shiva) said:

Make it clear to all that Arunachala (Annamalai) in this physical form, composed of earth, is truly Shiva. I shall describe to you the Lingas on the earth, which are in the subtle form. You may worship ME in accordance with the Agamas and with the power of your austerities.”

Saying this, Sambhu revealed HIMSELF to me as Shiva. On seeing this Linga adorned with all kinds of ornaments, I felt that the goal of my life has been attained.

Lord Shiva said:

I listen to the prayers of devotees at that spot and grant the boons desired by them. I pardon all the faults of those who adore ME. Gautama! You must examine the Agamas and prescribe the methods of worshipping ME. Let special poojas be conducted on full-moon days. Let thousands of Chathrams (Choultry) supply free food on that day. Let everyone make gifts according to his ability.”

Gowri seeks the advice of Sage Gautama

Gowri repents Her act of slaying the Demon Mahishasura!

Parvathi went to the Maharshi Gautama and said:

This devotee of Shiva was killed by ME. I am therefore overcome by sorrow. O! Sage! You do know Dharma! I wanted to protect the Devas. While fulfilling my promise, although for the protection of the Devas, I have committed an act of Adharma. This Linga which was around his neck clings to MY hand. How shall I expiate the sin of killing a devotee of Shiva?”

Gautama who was well versed in the Dharma of Shiva replied:

Gowri! Do not fear that You erred by having killed a devotee of Shiva. Mahisha could not be conquered by the Devas not because he had the good fortune to possess the Linga, but because he had to be killed only by you, the beloved of Shiva.

It is said that a Linga worn without proper initiation, will bring ruin upon the wearer. He swerved away from the virtuous path by his evil counsels. In any case, the sight of this Noble Hill, is a sure means to expiate all sins.”

We were treated to the Full blessings of Lord Shiva in His Astral form through additional fragrances appearing in sequence as if it were to take place as part of The Celestial Offerings to The Lord. We had long whiffs of Rose Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Champaka (Shenbhagam) and Tulasi.  The Aromas were followed up with the fragrance of Homam to the Lord with dried Cow Dung    (Varali ) and Ghee.The Lord wanted us to witness the complete Pooja in its unique form by giving us the Camphor Offering for a very long spell.

Incidentally, several devotees too passed our way and many of the ladies identified that Arati appeared to be performed near by, giving the Fragrance of Karpoora (Camphor) ! How could we explain to them that in reality celestial offerings were in progress at the realm of The Lord Himself in the Universal form of Lingam in the visible (Uruva Nilai) and Invisible Form (Subtle State).


All Poojas  have their Finale with Theerthams and Prasadams being partaken of by the True Devotees.  We were all treated to the Theertha Prasad consisting of Pancha Kavyam .  This was followed by the Aroma of Sarkarai Pongal complete with the flavor of cows ghee and all the condiments and spices . All of us were instantly transported to a blissful state, where nothing needed to be seen; but had to be experienced in the company of our Pujya Guruji Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal.  We all had our senses in their places; but it was The Guru and Master – who had tuned the Senses to receive the Lords Gift during the Girivalam (Circumumbulation)

Is this the Heaven or The Earth ?   – We all seem to be in between, thanks to the sweetest play of our Master Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal and our Guruji Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal – We have just been witness to the Divine Experience so Gracefully and Bountifully Endowed on us  by the Lord Shiva in The Form of The Holy Arunachala.


This rare experience is not Privy or exclusive to a few devotees. This feast is open to one and all – Come with a True Heart, Open Mind, Bhakthi to the Lord Shiva and Deepest reverence to Sathguru Sri  Seshadri Swamigal. We are grateful to Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal for giving us the True Eyes, True Mind, True Senses and above all Good health and the opportunity to witness the Celestial Experience.

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