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Story Of Poompavai

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  1. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Thirunyana Sambandar-the story of poompavai


    Thirunyana Sambandar sings the pathigam to bring Poompavai to life from ashes in front of Lord Kapaleeswar in Thirumayilapur.

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    Shivanechar was the name of the wealthy man, who lived with his beautiful daughter Poompavai in Thirumayilapur. He was a devotee of Lord Shiva.As the marvels performed by Thirunyana Sambandar reached him, his admiration for the young son of God grew out of bounds.
    Such was his devotion to the Lord that in his mind and heart he promised his beautiful daughter Poompavai in marriage to Thirunyana Sambandar.
    One morning Poompavai in her seventh year goes with her friends to the garden to pluck flowers. In the garden the child gets bitten by a venomous snake and dies. Her grief stricken father does not lose faith in the Lord, he collects his child's bones and ashes in an earthern pot and awaits for Thirunyana Sambandar and to fulfill his promise he had made in his heart .
    In his sixteenth year Thirunyana Sambandar comes to Thirumayilapur.The overjoyed father with great reverence invites the young prodigy to his abode and speaks of his beautiful daughter and shows him the pot.
    Thirunyana Sambandar had the pot brought out and in front of Lord Kapali sang the Pathigam which brings poompavai back to life, the girl rose out of the pot now in her twelfth year, so beautiful that words could not describe her. The devotees who had gathered around were overjoyed and sang the praise of the Lord.
    Shivanechar offered his daughter's hand in marriage to Thirunayana Sambandar, to which the God child politely replied that it would not be proper for him to marry his daughter as he had given her life.He consoled the father as best as he could and went on his travels with his devotees to sing the glory of the Lord.
     
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  2. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    :hello:Beautifully retold in best choice of words the greatness of Kapali and his devotees.
    2. Thirunyana Sambandar Told that..
    Since Lord had brought back poompavai to life, she then becomes Lord's child and so convinced shivnesan not to insist him to marry her. He sang few pathigsms in this connection which are played in kapali temple on festival days. Pathigams carved in huge granite stones fixed on the western side compound wall of the temple at mylalore Chennai. This incident belongs to 7TH CENTUARY AD.
    Poompavai remained a spinster for rest of her life.
    INCIDENTALLY this name POOMPAVAI occurs in a popular cine song in box office hit shivaji played by Rajini and Shalini. The song sequences in glass house with some incredible magic or and mad effects was hit among young bloods.
    Thanks and Regards.
     
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    netflx Bronze IL'ite

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    My dad used to tell me this story. Wonderful read Cheeniyaji.

    @Thyagarajan you mean actress shriya, not shalini
     
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    :hello:
    Thank you . I stand corrected. It is Shreya.
    Regards.
    God Bless.
     
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    How nice it would be,if another Thirugnaana Sabandar is there to bring back the lives of youngsters,bread winners of the family, who succumed to Corona!
    Jayasala42
     
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  7. Cheeniya

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    @jayasala42
    According to Malthusian Theory, Malthus believed that natural forces would correct the imbalance between food supply and population growth in the form of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes and human-made actions such as wars and famines
    Is that what happening now?
     
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    jayasala42 IL Hall of Fame

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    Is it possible to reconcile oneself that the mass scale ends relate to the balancing act of nature ? It has to be accepted -is the ultimate command.
    jayasala42
     
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    Dear Cheeniya sir,
    I have lived my childhood days in Mylapore and visited the temple almost on a daily basis. Those days some 40 years back the temple would only have a handful of people. For us children it would be a place of not only worship but fun. We would run around the temple. There use to be peacocks in a cage. Don't know if it is still there.

    But I never knew the importance of this temple. Reading your post brought back all those memories. Never knew any story connected to this temple. Thanks for the enlightenment.
     
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    @Thyagarajan
    My dear Thyagu
    Thanks a lot for your first response. You seem to have something to say on various aspects of life from A to Z! But for you quite a few threads will be like வேரில் பழுத்த பலா!
    Sri
     
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