[Advaita-l] A vichAra on the word "nArAyaNi"
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 23:42:51 CST 2011
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> Also,in “lalitOpAkhyAna”, at the time of the celestial marriage of
> Kameshwara & Kameshwari, kanyAdAna was performed by Vishnu, being Her
> sahOdara and She was addressed as “nArAyaNi”.
See this image:
(Picture of MeenAkshi being wedded to Sundarewarar (Madurai) as ViShNu is
doing the kanyAdAnam)
In the Tamil culture, they regard Subrahmanya (Murugan) as the nephew of
ViShNu: tirumAl marugan (son-in-law of ViShNu).
In 'shivAShTottara' there is a nAma: viShNuvallabhAya namaH.
In my original post on this topic I had quoted from two Tamil poetic works.
For the benefit of those who do not know Tamil, I am giving the meaning of
the highlighted portions thereof:
(i) Divya Prabandham 1186: (Tirumangai Azhwaar)
'*பிறைதங்கு சடையானை வலத்தே வைத்துப்
//The One (Hari) who has on His right side the One (Hara) Who sports the
crescent moon on His matted locks.//
*(ii) Thirumarai 6-81-8:
திருநாவுக்கரசர் தேவாரம்: (The Shaivaite Saint TirunAvukkarasar also known as
*குடமாடி யிடமாகக் கொண்டான் கண்டாய்* (?)
//The One (Shiva) who has to His left side the 'kuDamADi' (ViShNu)//
Learned members may specify the meaning of this Tamil term: 'kuDamADi'. I
found one meaning thus: kuDam ADi = performing kuDakkoottu (
It looks like a kind of dance that Vishnu (as Krishna) performed. More
information is welcome.
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