Maanasa yaatraa to the 12 Jyotirlinga's - tryaMbaka
anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 24 10:01:46 CST 1998
I would like to continue my dvaadasha jyotirlinga series with this
verse in honor of tryambakeshvara mahaadeva, on this most
auspicious day of Mahaashivaraatrii.
sahyaadrishiirshhe vimale vasantaM
prayaati taM tryaMbakamiishamiiDe ||
sahyaadrishiirshhe - on the peak of the Sahyaadri mountain
vimale - pure, clean
vasantaM - living
godaavariitiira - the banks of the river Godaavarii
pavitradeshe - sacred place
yaddarshanaat.h - by whose vision
paatakam - sin
aashu - quickly
naashaM - destruction
prayaati - attains
taM - that
tryaMbakam - tryaMbaka, Shiva
iisham - the lord
iiDe - I praise
I praise Lord tryambakeshavara who lives on the peak of the Sahyaadri
mountain, in the sacred place that is the banks of the river
Godaavarii, and at whose sight all sin is destroyed quickly.
According to the Manu Smriti, the great sins (paataka's) are defined
brahmahatyaa suraapaanaH steyaM gurvanganaagamaH |
mahaapaatakaanyaahuH saMsargashcha taissaha ||
Killing a braahmaNa, drinking alcoholic beverages, theft, and
sexual intercourse with the wife of the Guru, are said to be
the great sins.
Anyone, who associates with a person who has committed such a sin,
also commits a great sin.
About tryambakeshvar: This Jyotirlinga is near Nasik in modern
Maharashtra. It is about 18 miles from Nasik-Panchavati (where
Shrii Raamachandra lived with Siitaa and LaxmaNa for some time),
near Brahmagiri and on the banks of the river Godavari.
Pilgrims worship tryambakeshvar Mahadeva after the customary holy
dip in the Kushavarta Teerth. On the occasion of the Mahashivaratri,
a huge crowd of people from all over the country gathers to
participate in the worship.
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