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|Dear readers ,|
For a long time I haven't been able to frequent to this blog-world of mine, which I do miss a great lot just like a most of you.
There is some bad news and good news I have got to share with you (just like one of those TV ads,Surf Excel i think). The bad news is that , I wont be updating this blog any more (may be once in a blue moon). Now , for the good news. Perhaps a month back I started my new blog-world @
http://saptharathnas.blogspot.com (NAdhAmritha upAsakAs)
The blog is dedicated to my "saptharathnAs" . I am hoping to continue posting more on that blog. I take immense pleasure in inviting the readers of this blog to "NaadhAmrutha upAsakAs". I would like to share my personal experiences with "Naadha UpAsanai" as i enjoy along with the kAtAkshams of the nAdhAmrutha upAsakAs and the nAdhapriyan.
Now, Why did i want to start up a new blog dedicated to nAdhOpAsakAs? I strongly concur with the Sri Vaishnavaite concept of prapatti and sharanAgathi ( I am actually a telugu brahmin born and brought up in tamil country,just like my most favorite mAnasIga guru..I will introduce him very soon). When one surrenders onto bhagawAns dhivya kamala pAdams, one gets closer to the bhagawans dhivya mani pAdukAs(sandals). I said "mani pAdukAs". The pAdukAs are embroided with fabulous rathnAs. The rathnAs represent the bhagawaThAs who sing in praise of the lord in the sweetest nAdhams the sound of which will instantly destroy all the bAdhams(distrubances) of kali. Then,If one practices nAdhOpAsanai wIth shraddhA and bhakthi and other qualites(I will talk about them in a future post), one gets the bhAgayam of getting something superior to mukthi. What is that? Musically mingling with our lord while being on earth (very similar /perhaps even superior to JIvan mukthi)
Am not sayin this . The great sri ranga bhaktha, Swami VEdanTa desikan has beautifully and peerlessly elaborated not in just a few verses but in a garland of exquisite 1008 verses. (sriranga pAdhukA sahasram). My first post in the new blog is on the same. Swami DEsikan has in fact sung in praise of NammAzhvAr. He infact composed those 1008 verses (sanskrit) in a mind-blowing 3 hours.
Though this blog , I would like to share the glory of what swamy dEsikan had composed in thousand verses several hundred years back as I experience and enjoy it ONLY through the katAkshams of the great souls like him.
On the same note ,If there is any of you who would like to contribute/ share your experiences with Carnatic Music (CM) from a bhakthi perspective, I would really like you to start a blog/ joint post in my blog.
Here are some ideas on what you can write on..
1. Write a personal account relating to a particular krithi/ krithis(kirtana) of the "saptharathnAs"
2. Writing interesting anecdotes from the lives of the great souls including that of the saptharathnAs ( it can even be an article that you might have read in some yester-year magazine;/book that the current generation is not aware of)
3. Translating and commenting (appreciative) a book ( something you think is priceless)
All the articles should ultimately focus on the greatness of NaadhOpAsanai / NaadhOpAsakar.
with sathguru dhivyApAda smaranAs,