Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ganesha, Ganesh, Pillayarpatti Ganesha

28 April 2015

Ganesha, Ganesh, Pillayarpatti Ganesha


Ganesha, Ganesh, Pillayarpatti Ganesha
Inside the oldest cave temple on rock cut form
Situated between Pudukkottai and Karaikudi towns
Rock cut images of Lingodbhavar and Lord Shiva

Testimonies to the vibrant temple culture of Tamil Nadu
Steeped in tradition passed down through centuries
 Pillayar…portrayed with two arms and a trunk
Curled towards right in valampuri style and form

6 feet tall mammoth Ganesh in excavated cave
Off of a hill in the precincts of the temple
Along with Tiruveesar, Marudankudi Eesar
Vaadaamalar Mangai enriching the stalapuranam

 Lord Vinayaga, the Lord of Wisdom blesses
Wishes of devotees satisfied like Karpagam tree
Seated without Angusapasam with his legs folded
Artha Padma asana of the incomparable leader

Valampuri Vinayaga facing north bless all with wealth
Inscriptions dated back to 1600 year ancient dwelt
 Innermost rock cut shrines of Karpaga Vinayaga
Came into being along with Tiruveesar in pre-pallava origin

Reminiscences of Pandya Patronage to this temple
As we visit this place to seek his blessings,
We bow down to him in devotion for unending peace 
 Vinayaga is the beginning and he is the path for growth

God of beginnings and God of wisdom bless us 
Making us realize the inner strengths of all of us
Ganesha, Ganesha…Ganapathi Baba Moriya!
Ganesha, Ganesha, Pillayarpatti Ganesha!

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