Shiva in the City of Nectar

Shiva in the City of Nectar

One after another, the tales unfold the follies of ancient devas, asuras, sages, men and mythical beasts.

Author: Preetha Rajah Kannan

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9788184957877

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Throbbing with non-stop excitement, Shiva in the City of Nectar sweeps across Heaven, Earth and the Underworld, narrating the exploits of the mysterious and powerful blue-throated god. One after another, the tales unfold the follies of ancient devas, asuras, sages, men and mythical beasts. And through them all, Shiva blithely takes on the guise of beggar, saint, monarch, merchant, fisherman, hunter, warrior and woodcutter; walking through the three worlds to slay rampaging demons, perform his Dance of Bliss and embrace good and bad alike. Shiva is portrayed in all his multi-faceted mystique – the tender lover who woos and weds Goddess Meenakshi; the eternal Guru who dispenses wisdom; the fierce avenger whose third eye flashes fire; the generous benefactor who showers blessings on his devotees; and, above all, the gentle prankster who embodies the essence of Vedic faith.
Categories: Religion

Hounds of Shiva

Hounds of Shiva

Sambandhar sang a hymn asserting that planetary alignments were powerless to
disrupt the lives of Shiva's true devotees. He confidently set out on his mission to
Madurai, the City of Nectar, which Shiva had blessed with amrit from his matted ...

Author: Preetha Rajah Kannan

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9789387944114

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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As its mahout goaded the mammoth royal elephant to the open space where Navukkarasu was held, the beast trumpeted in fury, knocking down walls and ornamental arches in wanton aggression. The earth shook under its tread and the crowd surged back in fear. Navukkarasu fearlessly stood his ground asserting, “The Cosmic Dancer who wears a garment of elephant hide will protect me.” The animal charged forward - only to stop short before the saint. In an instant, all aggression leached out of the beast. As docile as a lamb, the elephant circumambulated Navukkarasu, clumsily fell to its knees, and raised its trunk in homage to him. Lumbering to its feet, it then carefully backed away from its intended victim. Hounds of Shiva is a treasure house of tales with impassioned, heroic acts of sacrifice, devotion and service in the lives and times of the Nayanmars – the sixty-three Shaivite saints who were exemplars of bhakti. Kannappa gouges out his eye to heal Shiva’s wound; Punitavati renounces her youth and beauty to follow the Lord as an emaciated ghoul; Siruthondar sacrifices his own son at Shiva’s command; Iyarpahai gifts his beloved wife to another man; Samandhar raises a boy from the dead; Poosal builds an intricate Shiva temple in his heart. But the book’s hero is Lord Shiva, who assumes myriad disguises to sport with his devotees, blessing and testing them. Filled with astounding miracles, Hounds of Shiva is an untold tale of the Blue-throated Lord and a feast for the mind and soul. Preetha Rajah Kannan is the author of Shiva in the City of Nectar, an enthralling collection of stories based on the revered Tamil text, Thiruvilayaadal Puranam. She is also the editor of Navagraha Purana, a translation of the eponymous Telugu work on the mythology of the nine planets, by celebrated author V. S. Rao. Kannan has contributed extensively to newspapers and magazines, such as The New Indian Express and The Express School Magazine. A homemaker and a mother of two boys, she lives with her family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
Categories: Fiction

Asian Religions 1971

Asian Religions  1971

numbers of local people into the city and to the river at the most auspicious
periods of time in both the Wedding and the Journey Festivals . The most ... Siva
sprinkled the city with nectar for which reason it is called " Sweetness " ( Madhura
) .

Author: Bardwell L. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030237813

Category: Asia

Page: 239

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Proceedings of the Asian Religions Section of the 1971 American Academy of Religion annual meeting.
Categories: Asia

The Nectar of Discourses on sh v sya Upani had the 40th Chapter of the Yajur Veda

The Nectar of Discourses on   sh  v  sya Upani   had  the 40th Chapter of the Yajur Veda

3 When Pārvati expressed surprise over the fact that the house of Vibhishana
situated in the middle of the city of Lankā escaped devastation of the fire , Lord
Shiva explained to her that there was nothing strange about that fact because
God ...

Author: Swami Vidyānanda

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037818609

Category: Upanishads

Page: 388

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Categories: Upanishads

Driving Holidays in India

Driving Holidays in India

... it was originally named Maduram , meaning ' city of nectar ' , because drops of
nectar from Lord Shiva's locks fell here . Madurai , the oldest city in Tamil Nadu ,
was the capital of the Pandyans and this lotus shaped city grew and flourished ...

Author: Bob Rupani

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066830954

Category: India

Page: 227

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Categories: India

Madura the Temple City

Madura  the Temple City

There is , however , a tradition that Siva was so pleased with the buildings of the
city that he sprinkled nectar ( Madhu ) over it — hence the name . It seems , on
the other hand , more probable that an Aryan colony settled down here and
named ...

Author: J. P. L. Shenoy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021077057

Category: Madurai (India)

Page: 122

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Categories: Madurai (India)

South India

South India

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131915832

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

The History of India from the Earliest Ages The Vedic period and the Mah Bh rata

The History of India from the Earliest Ages  The Vedic period and the Mah   Bh  rata

... of pearls , and their raven tresses hung down upon their fair faces like young
snakes clinging for nectar to the full moon . ... Now it so happened that Raja
Kansa performed a great Raja Kansa persacrifice to the god Siva in the city of
Mathurá ...

Author: James Talboys Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000054664

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

The Warrior God

The Warrior God

The baby, raised on earth as a prince of the Pandalam dynasty, awaits his tryst with destiny. Here is the story of Sabarimalai, where legend and history meld into one tidal wave of devotion.

Author: Preetha Rajah Kannan

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9789388423533

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Suddenly, the silence of the jungle was shattered by the crash of branches. The prince froze. Some large animal threshed through the thick undergrowth. Manikanthan silently followed the trail of destruction. He emerged from the jungle onto the banks of the Azhutha. There before him stood a huge she-buffalo, muscles rippling as she lapped the water. It was none other than the wicked Mahishi. Sensing the intruder in her domain, Mahishi raised her head. A young boy stood by the forest edge. He held a bow in his hand; a sword hung in the scabbard by his side. The asura and the boy stood motionless, locking eyes. The Warrior God: Ayyappa of Sabarimalai depicts the epic confrontation between good and evil. Mahishi, the buffalo-headed asura princess, wreaks vengeance on the devas for killing her brother, the mighty Mahishasura. She subjugates the gods and unleashes a reign of terror on the three worlds. A series of divine events culminate in the birth of Mahishi’s nemesis, Hariharaputra – the son of Shiva and Vishnu, later known as Ayyappa. The baby, raised on earth as a prince of the Pandalam dynasty, awaits his tryst with destiny. Here is the story of Sabarimalai, where legend and history meld into one tidal wave of devotion. Discover why five crore pilgrims annually ford rivers and trek through forests and hills to pay homage to Ayyappa. Preetha Rajah Kannan is the author of Shiva in the City of Nectar, an enthralling collection of stories based on the revered Tamil text, Thiruvilayaadal Puranam. She is also the editor of Navagraha Purana, a translation of the eponymous Telugu work on the mythology of the nine planets, by celebrated author V. S. Rao. Kannan has contributed extensively to newspapers and magazines, such as The New Indian Express and The Express School Magazine. A homemaker and a mother of two boys, she lives with her family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
Categories: Religion

Journal of Indian History

Journal of Indian History

The legends of Tamil country account for this temple city as Mathurapuri and
Kadambavanam . Accordingly , the city was founded by Kulasekara Pandya and
its people were blessed by Lord Siva showering nectar from his matted locks .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037781473

Category: India

Page:

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Categories: India

The iva Pur a

The   iva Pur     a

Author: Jagdish Lal Shastri

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: IND:39000006081892

Category: Social Science

Page: 2120

View: 763

Categories: Social Science

India

India

Located on the southern bank of the Kaveri river, this is an ancient city where, as
legend says, Shiva's arrow- shattered the cosmic pot (kumbb) containing the
divine nectar of creation (amrit). This myth has given Kumbakonam both its name
 ...

Author: Abha Narain Lamba

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0789483955

Category: History

Page: 824

View: 130

Describes the history and culture of India and offers tips on accommodations, restaurants, and sights.
Categories: History

Discover India by Rail

Discover India by Rail

City of Nectar MADURAI Ex - Chennai he ancient capital of Pandyan kings , on
the banks of the O Vaigai river , Madurai is reputed to be a sacred place . As per
legend , the divine nectar falling from Lord Shiva ' s locks gave the town its earlier
 ...

Author: Sandeep Silas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054133890

Category: India

Page: 277

View: 153

Categories: India

Census of India 1961 Madras

Census of India  1961  Madras

In short , it is believed that Lord Siva was Himself the architect of this holy shrine
and this ancient city , around the ... of the poison vomitted by the serpent jewel of
Lord Siva was warded off and the city purified by the rays of nectar ( madhu ) ...

Author: India. Office of the Registrar General

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112042294865

Category: India

Page:

View: 341

Categories: India

Census of India 1991 Madurai pt A

Census of India  1991  Madurai  pt  A

God sprinkled the whole twon with drops of sweet nectar ( amrtam ) shaken from
his locks , to purify and bless the city . Hence the city came to ... The city is also
known as Kadambavana Ksetra , Kannipuram , Sivanagaram , Dvadasantalam .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053198530

Category: India

Page:

View: 322

Categories: India

Oklahoma Directory of Manufacturers and Products

Oklahoma Directory of Manufacturers and Products

( 0410 ) , Enid Bills Wood Shop ( 2587 ) , Oklahoma City Billys Nectar & Candy
Co. ( 3410 ) ... City Plant Black , Sivalls & Bryson Inc. , Tulsa Black , Sivalls &
Bryson Inc. ( 2075 ) , Tulsa Div . of Black Sivalls and Bryson Inc. , Okla . City Black
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435079755708

Category: Manufactures

Page:

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Categories: Manufactures

Incredible India

Incredible India

The Pandya king Kulasekara built a great shrine at the site of the lingam and a
city was built around the temple . Lord Shiva made a divine appearance on the
day when the city was to be named and blessed it with drops of nectar which fell
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070112985

Category: India

Page: 320

View: 515

Categories: India

Fodor s India

Fodor s India

The sweetness of Madurai comes from the nectar which fell from the hair of the
god Siva upon the city . It is Siva and his wife , Meenakshi , who are honored in
Madurai ' s greatest man - made landmark , the Meenakshi Temple .

Author: Eugene Fodor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003967786

Category: India

Page:

View: 618

Categories: India

Jageshwar Abode of Lord Shiva

Jageshwar  Abode of Lord Shiva

Shiva is always hungry for affection ; takes himself poison and provides nectar to
the rest . Shiva is liberal ; he ... There is a 1200 feet high Shivalinga in Babylon
city of Turkistan and 300 feet high Shivalinga in Hedrapolis city . There are many
 ...

Author: C. M. Agrawal

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050029761

Category: Jageshwar (India)

Page: 166

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The Present Monograph Tries To Unfold The Tremendous Impact Of Lord Shiva And His Associates On The Social, Cultural, Religious And Psychological Outlook And Practices Of The People. This Research Work Is The First Of Its Kind Giving A Very Interesting Account Of The Practice Of Pledging Manautis And Observing Parthiva Poojana At Jageshwar, The Seat Of Swayambhu (Self-Born) Linga. The Book Contains Seven Chapters. Chapter 1 Introduces Kumaun Himalayas With Special Reference To Almora And Jageshwar, As Well As Sources, Objectives, Methods And Procedures Of The Study; Chapter 2 Discusses Tirthas, Prayers And Manautis, Chapter 3 Presents A Detailed Account Of The History And Mythology Of Jageshwar, Chapter 4 Describes Art And Architecture Of Various Temples At Jageshwar, Chapter 5 Narrates Importance Fo Idol And Linga Worship As Well As Importance Of Lord Shiva And Shiva-Worship; Parthiva Poojana And Maha Mrityunjaya Japa, Chapter 6 Assesses Devotees Views Regarding These Temples And Chapter 7 Gives A Resume Of The Preceding Chapters. There Are Appendices Dealing With Important Shiva-Temples Of Kumaun, Twelve Jyotirlingas, Inscriptions Of Jageshwar, Examples Of Devotees Prayers, Lord Shiva S Famous Stutis, Shiva Peethas, Rudraksha. Shree Maha Mrityunjaya-Kavach Yantram, The Questionnnaire, Items Of Shiva Poojana And Parthiva Poojana, Shiva-Sahasranamavali. The Work, A Happy Mingling Of Historical, Archaeological And Sociological Study, Is A Very Interesting Document On Indian Culture And Civilisation. This Study Is Of Special Relevance And Great Academic Interest And Importance For Those Who Are Eager To Appreciate This Priceless Treasure Of Indian Art And Cultural Heritage. The Author Has Marshaled The Facts Not Only Critically But Lucidly. Thus The Work Is An Abiding Contribution To The Field Of Higher Researches.
Categories: Jageshwar (India)

Kumbh City Prayag

Kumbh City Prayag

Shiva Kumar Dubey. Vinata once told her son Garud that he could free her from
bondage by retrieving the nectar pitcher . Garud was successful in his attempt
and with the nectar pitcher he started for the hermitage of his father , Prajapati ...

Author: Shiva Kumar Dubey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051842352

Category: Allahabad (India)

Page: 139

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Categories: Allahabad (India)