kaangEya : meaning?
Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan
kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU
Mon Mar 25 20:31:03 CST 2002
On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM wrote:
> Actually there is a tamizh krithi (carnatic song) of Papanasam Sivan
> in which the pallavi goes like "kaarthikEya kaangEya gowri tanayaa".
> As you said the second word should refer to Subramanya (and not Shiva as I
> mistook it). Then it should be "gaangEya". I have heard people singing
> it as "kaangEya". I am not sure about this.
In Tamil, there is no written difference between "k", "kh", "g", "gh" and
"h". Hence you find people writing and sometimes even (mis)pronouncing
"Mahaalakshmi" as "Magaalakshmi". I think it's simply a matter of a
Sanskrit word being "Tamilized".
> But please tell why Subramanya is called as "one who was born of river
I have heard that the seed from Shiva was hot and so had to be cooled by
the river Ganga, and then Subrahmanya was born...or something like that...
Learned members who're devotees of Subrahmanya should be able to clarify.
-Kartik (aka Gaangeya :-))
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ext Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan [mailto:kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU]
> > Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 5:58 PM
> > To: ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG
> > Subject: Re: kaangEya : meaning?
> > On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM wrote:
> > > Dear members,
> > > Can someone please tell the significance of the name
> > > "kaangEya" for Lord Shiva?
> > "Gaangeya" usually refers to BhIshhma, since he was born of
> > river Ganga.
> > I think it also refers to SubrahmaNya for the same reason.
> > Perhaps you mean "Gangesh" for Shiva since he is the Lord of the Ganga
> > (He caught her in His matted locks).
> > > Thanks,
> > > chandrasekaran.
> > -Kartik
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