LEELAS OF SRI KUZHANDAYANANDA SWAMIGAL
As promised earlier, Iam posting few more leelas and few more rare pictures of Shri Kuzhandayanandha Swamigal.
|Swamigal as Trilingeshwar|
When Swami was in Kashi, an Englishman by name Lord Pramli was the sub collector for the city Kashi. Oneday lord Pramli was in his garden with his wife. Swami passed through the garden. As any other Englishmen he lost his temper seeing an Indian there. Out of his anger he whipped Swami, but his wife suffered the pain. He turned red on the above incident and ordered his servants to bring Swami to his residence. But to his shock the residents were already bleeding and suffering. His anger peaked to the maximum and he locked the door by keeping Swami inside a room. As he turned around after locking the door, he was shocked to see Swami outside. He soon realised his mistake.Surrendering to Swami`s feet he pleaded to forgive his act. Swami made him realise the truth and showered his blessings. Lord Pramli started celebrating this day every year as Swami`s Arathana festival. Even today this festival is celebrated in Kashi in his name.
KASHI INSIDE THE CLOSED EYES
When Swamigal was in Pudukkotai, a sanskrit scholar approached him. He told Swami about his longing desire for going to kashi. Swami knew his true devotion and decided to bless him. He asked the scholar to sit beside and close his eyes. The scholar saw holy
Ganges, Sri Viswanatha Visalakshi temple, the
samadhis of Guru Ganapathi Baba and Sri Swami in Pancha linga ghat and various
other shrines in Kashi inside the closed eyes. He was filled with joy and
started praising the glory of Swami.
RAMAKRISHNA PARAMAHAMSA & SWAMIGAL
When Swami was in Kaashi with name TrilingaSwami, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa visited the holy place and met the holy man. After returining to Dakhineswar, while doing pooja, he saw Swami`s form appearing in the heart of Goddess Kali. He soon understood Swami`s divinity and returned to Kashi along with his disciples and again met Swami and revealed this fact to his disciples. He saw Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakthi residing in Swami`s holy body.
|Ramakrishna Meeting Trilingaswamigal|
Ramakrishna decraled that Swamigal is a real Paramahamsa and “a veritable image of Shiva”. After the samadi of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Swami Vivekananda who could not bear his Guru`s departure met Swami. Swami understanding Vivekananda blessed him so that he could meet his guru whenever he wanted to.
|Sri Swamigal with a devotee|
(during his second Samadhi Period)
Swami was once proceeding to
. He then lodged in a mandir, inside
a dense forest. A group(which used to sacrifice men towards Goddess Kali)
caught Swami and took him with them. Instead of objecting, Swamigal camly sat
there and started corrected the rituals which the group made. Ujjain
After the rituals were over, the Pujari took a sword and was about to cut Swami's head. But before the former action would occur, Swami himself came forward and removed his head with his bare hands as if removing a mask. The headless body, threw the head into the fire;
When the head thus removed was thrown into the holyfire, a new head emerged at Swami's holy body. Everybody were awe-struck and begged the pardon of Swami. Swami ordered the group to put aside these blind beliefs and as a compensatory act to build a samadi there and worship the same. This samadhi is known as "BALAMANDHIR or BALASAMADI".
DEAD BROUGHT ALIVE
Once when Swami was in Dindgul, as usual he was surrounded by many devotees. One among was Krishnamoorthi. He had a son who while playing in hot sun suddenly fainted. He was soon taken to the doctor to hear the news that the child has lost his life. The deprived devotee(Krishnamoorthi) took his child to Swami.
He pleaded Swami to give life to his son. Swami agreed to the request of his devotee under a condition that his dead son must be with him in a room which must be locked outside for 3 days. Three days passed away. Fourth day when the door opened, the whole city gridled the room. When Swami rubbed the dead child from head to feet, the child woke up as if he got up from a sleep.
|Sri Kuzhandhayanandha Swamigal|
in a different attire
(Around his third Samadhi period)
DRINKING WHITE WASHING LIME
A skeptic person once tried to test Swamigal; He wanted to prove him a fake. He brought a bucket full of Calcium lime (Sunnambu) before Swamigal and in pseudo reverence requested Swamigal to drink the curd he had brought.
Swamigal, immediately drank the bucketful of lime, to the last drop without any hesitation. Within few minutes, the person who did this wicked act fell down and started crying out as he was unable to bear the suffering.
APPEARANCE IN THE JYOTHI
Once, Swamigal went to Pudukkottai; The Maharajah of Pudhukottai arranged for a grand welcome to Swamigal. Just before the great procession could start, Swamigal called the Maharaja and ordered him to burst all the crackers at one instant; The Raja was baffled, but could do nothing when Swamigal insisted again and so he ordered the same.
At once, the sky transformed into carnival of colors. Swamigal commanded to the King “Oh Raja ! see the glimmering lights on the sky. The king was taken aback to see the lustrous form of Sri Swamigal sitting on each and every shaft of the light that appeared in the sky !
TEST FOR DEVOTEES
When Swamigal spent few years in Tiruvannamalai, people started assembling daily in front of the cave where he stayed. The crows always sought for material benefits and only a very few wanted to know the divinity. Swamigal sat simply with closed eyes and never uttered a word. Suddenly currency coins started falling from nowhere. Those who wanted material benefits, bunched upon the notes and left the place. Even after this, a few people remained there. Swamigal showered His blessings on those who sought spiritual knowledge.
He also gave an indication about a young boy who will come there after few years. Swamigal added that the boy will be an amsha of Lord Muruga and advised people to pray to him. (few years later, the divine boy came to Tiruvannamalai and he is none other than Sri Ramana Maharishi)
AS A FAKIR
A Muslim from
North Arcot district was suffering from a dreadful disease and no medicine could
cure him. He had heard the greatness of Swamigal and so came to Tiruvannamalai
in search of him. He chanted verses from the holy Quaran and worshipped
Swamigal. After a few days he became still worse and fainted. Swamigal appeared
before him in the form of a Muslim Fakir and cured his illness without delay.
The man prostrated before the Holy man who gave him freedom from pain and suffering and Swamigal gave darshan in His original form as Brahma Sanyasi. He offered all his belongings at the feet of Swamigal and lived the rest of his life as a sage at Tiruvannamalai.
Swamigal had presented the gift of vision to few of his devotees on rare circumstances. When everyone saw Swamigal in His normal form, very few saw not His but his beloved deity.
|Shri Kuzhandayanandha Swamigal|
Once, a large heap of flowers and garlands were brought after the Sri Chakra Pooja. The devotees thought of offering it to Swamigal and Worship him. Swamigal was offered the garland and was decorated with the flowers and paada pooja was done to Swamigal. His body was bathed in divine brilliance and ray of splendor emanated from His face. Sri. Mahalingam, a saint who was present there had a vision of Lord Muruga ( Senthil Aandavar) in Swamigal.
On another day two boys from a drama company came to Swamigal. The troupe was coming from
and now camped at Rangoon . When they came before Swamigal, everyone
saluted Swamigal. But the Mridangam player did nothing but kept on looking at
Swamigal and tears stared welling out of joyful bliss and finally he broke down
and started crying. After sometime, Swamigal gave a “Hmm” sound and he
prostrated at Swamigal’s lotus feet. Madurai
The boy later informed that Swamigal had granted him the vision of Himself as SSenthil Andavar of Tiruchendur.
DHARSHAN AFTER SAMADHI
Swamigal’s power is immeasurable and cannot be defined. Though he was kept inside the Samadhi in the year 1932, many devotees were blessed with his Darshan even after this.
The very next day of his Samadhi, Swamigal came out of the Samadhi and partook the food from the cowherd boys which was witnesses by a shopkeeper.
He also gave darshan to Shri. Ragupati Venkatraman , one of his prime devotees and also Swamigal’s (brother’s) desendant. He ordered to construct a temple for him at Vathalagundu
Shri. Sivasubramanya Iyer, one of the ardent devotees of Swamigal, was also a freedom fighter and was imprisoned during Swamigal’s Maha samadhi time. After his release he started coming to the Samadhi daily. Once he brought his 5 year old daughter and asked her to sit near the Samadhi, while he went to well to take bath. On his return, he was astounded to hear from his daughter thet Thaatha (Swamigal) came out of the Samadhi pit and played with her.
SAYINGS OF SRI KUZHANDAYANANDHA SWAMIGAL:
* One who is not satisfied will not satisfy anybody. One who is happy and contented will always make others happy.
* The tongue is always ready to speak unwanted things. One must always have a control over it.
* We should always help the needy and not the greedy.
* The uncontrolled mind is more dangerous than the dreadful enemy.
* One must always practice what he preaches.
* One can win others only if he conquers himself. But conquering oneself is the most difficult thing.
* The good or evil results only on one's own deed. One's action cannot purify or harm the other.
* Don't mistake modest men for fools and gloat not to cross-beware whirlpools.
* Win the enmity through love. Live for others and conquer selfishness. Always fight for truth and conquer the evil.
MAHA VAKYA RATHNAVALI:
1. As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones similarly the soul accepts new material bodies giving up the old and useless ones.
2. Though the rivers flow in various places they reach the ocean at last. Similarly whatever may be the religion, the ultimate goal is to reach the Brahma - the only GOD.
3. The Brahma which is Birthless, Endless, Formless and Flawless assumes various forms to guide the mankind.
Sri Raaja Poojitha Kuzhandayanandha Swamigal Mahima Ashtothra Naamavali
Ajabaaja Preethaya Namaha
Agajesi Prasada Bhuve Namaha
Arunadri Thabhassaryaya Namaha
Aacharya Yogadrise Namaha
Aagamanda Vicharathaya Namaha
Om Ebaasayathmane Namaha
Om Ebyasam Poojithaya Namaha
Om Eeshanathrayavarjithaaya Namaha
Om Eedikne Namaha
Om Eebsitha Daaya Namaha
Om Uchishta GanesopaasanaayaNamaha
Om Oordhvadhrushtaye Namaha
Om Oordhvarethase Namaha
Om Rigvedhadhre Namaha
Om Rishaye Namaha
Om Ridhithaaya Namaha
Om Enangavadhanaya Namaha
Om Enomushe Namaha
Om Ihigaishwarya Dhaayakaya Namaha
Om Omkaaraya Namaha
Om Ojaswinae Namaha
Om Audhaaryaathi Gunaalayaaya Namaha
Om Annapoorna Krupapoornaaya Namaha
Om Amho Mushe Namaha
Om Anahankrudhaaya Namaha
Om Kaligne Namaha
Om Kalpanadheethaaya Namaha
Om Kamandalu Kaashaayapruthe Namaha
Om Kashi Manikarnikaa Samsrayaaya Namaha
Om Kumaaraya Namaha
Om KaalaDesikaaya Namaha
Om Kesaraaya Namaha
Om Keela Kaamine Namaha
Om Ganapathip Priyaaya Namaha
Om Gangavakaahinae Namaha
40. Om Kaangeya Subhamachaaya sumoothimathe Namaha
Om Gireesaaya Namaha
Om Keeshpadhaye Namaha
Om Girijaa Raadhanaya Namaha
Om Guhaaya Namaha
Om Karunaalaye Namaha
Om Gora Chandi Homa Dharshitha Vaibhavaaya
Om Chakravarthi Samaaradhyaaya Namaha
Om Chakra Raaja Samarchakaaya Namaha
Om Chidhaknaaya Namaha
Om Chinmayaaya Namaha
Om Chinna Samsayaaya Namaha
Om Saasthra Sevithaaya Namaha
Om Jagath Gurave Namaha
Om Janma Heenaya Namaha
Om Jara Marana Varjithaaya Namaha
Om Jarapaathavasappooraya Namaha
Om Jishashipurakosaaraaya Namaha
Om Gnanine Namaha
Om Gnana Prathaaya Namaha
Om Gyeyayinamaa Namaha
Om Dimbaaya Namaha
Om Dundu Sahaayavathae Namaha
Om Thathvavidhae Namaha
64. Om Thathva swaroopaaya Namaha
Om Sri Trilinga Swaminae Namaha
Om Thunthulaaya Namaha
Om Dakshina Moorthi Sathsishyaaya Namaha
Om Dhikvaasase Namaha
Om Dhishanaarchithaaya Namaha
Om Naikaalaaya Namaha
Om Niralambhaaya Namaha
Om Nethre Namaha
Om Nepaala Poojithaya Namaha
Om Paramathmane Namaha
Om Parasakthi Poojanarhaaya Namaha
Om Paraathparaaya Namaha
Om Poornaaya Namaha
Om Puraanaaya Namaha
Om Paladhaaya Namaha
Om Baalakaaya Namaha
Om Munaye Namaha
Om Poorithaaya Namaha
83. Om Poori leelaaya Namaha
84. Om Bhuvana Manthra yanthara vidhyae Namaha
Om Sri Meenakshi Chikataashatyaaya Namaha
Om Yogeesaaya Namaha
Om Raama SevithaayaNamaha
Om Lambothra Pramaaya Namaha
Om Lalithobhaasthi Thathparaaya Namaha
Om Viswamoorthaye Namaha
Om Visaalakshaaya Namaha
Om Sri Vidhyopaasakothamaaya Namaha
93. Om Shanmaathura pthaam poja sakthaaya Namaha
Om Shatgunavathye Namaha
Om Soothiye Namaha
Om Sarvakaaya Namaha
Om Sidhaaya Namaha
Om Sidhithaaya Namaha
Om Subrahmanyaaya Namaha
halasya kshtra nadha Bakthaaya Namaha
102. Om Haalasyakshetra Sidhi puryayaNamaha
Kshetra Baalaaya Namaha
Kshwma Vaasase Namaha
Kshamana Nidhaye Namaha
Satguru Baaladesikendraaya Namaha
108. Om Satguru maunadesikendraaya Namaha
Om Satguru Baala ganapathi swamineNamaha
Om Satguru swaminaatha Prabhrahmane Namaha