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Discussion in 'Cheeniya's Senile Ramblings' started by Cheeniya, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    By Jove, you may be right there! People say that at any point of time, there will be three great sages in Tiruvannamalai, one in invisible form, one in human form and one in the form of a lesser being.
    'Puhuvai pirakkinum punniya unnadi
    En manathe vazhuvathirukka
    Varam tharal vendum'
    Sri
     
  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Cheeniya Sir,
    This is the stanza I wanted to write..but bonkforgot the middle lines and made -up myself...

    sriniketan
     
  3. dolorcosta

    dolorcosta Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Bhargavi

    It is interesting that you mention that some rishis took the form of lizards.

    In Kanchipuram in the Varadaraja Perumal Swamy temple, are the sculptures of two lizards carved on the ceiling of the corridor. The lizards, one covered with a plate of Gold and the other with a sheet of Silver, are believed to be the disciples of an ancient rishi who were cursed to become lizards by their guru. For a long time now, people who visit the temple stand in line to touch the two lizards, in a gesture that means both getting the blessings of Sri Varadaraja, and also helping liberate the disciples from the curse. According to the legend, the Sun and the Moon stand as witnesses to this event. The sculptures of the Sun and the Moon can be found beside those of the lizards.

    I have visited this temple and have also touched these sculptures.

    Regards.


     
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  4. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    dolorcosta,
    Thanks for bringing this to my notice.:bowdown..yeah...I have heard that there is a golden lizard and silver lizard..but don't know the tale behind it..

    sriniketan
     
  5. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sri
    From the information pouring in about lizards, it is not surprising and in fact fully justified that they find a place even in our 'Panchangams'!
    Sri
     
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    Rightly said, Cheeniya Sir...

    But you should also know one thing...that, if a person overhears others..he is sure to be born as a lizard, that's what elders said., isn't it...
    It must be for the mortals like us...and not for rishis...

    sriniketan
     
  7. Raba

    Raba Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Cheeniya Sir,

    I feel it as a serious humour story (oxymoron??!!!):bonk

    Very well written as always:thumbsup
     
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    Dear Anna

    Because of Raba I also had the pleasure of reading the lizard story.
    Good that the lizard died and you were saved. Otherwise how could I have got the relation of this loving Anna. I think here in IL when people feel lost they start reading your ramblings and feel better. Yesterday also Paru had given fb to your post written in 2007 na.


    i pray to God to give you long life and good health .

    with namaskarams
    viji
     
  9. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Raba
    I am hearing of oxymoron after a long long time! I have always wondered why this particular figure of speech has a moron attached to it. What is so stupid about it? Actually it is tough to make a sentence with an oxymoron. Moron, therefore, appears out of place there.

    Sorry for digressing! I thank you for your kind fb.
    Sri
     
  10. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Viji
    Thank you not only for your typical FB but for your good wishes too. I really value good wishes from those who I have never even met in my life. I am beholden to IL for making this possible. As an elder to you, I give you my abundant blessings!
    Sri
     

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