Monday, March 21, 2011

Chandrama Manaso Jaathaha

Moon-like face of the Goddess Durga

Moon was closest to earth on the full moon day of March 20th, 2011 ( sometime between 19th midnight to 20th sunrise) in approximately 18 years or so. Even if the moon was still 356,577 kms. away, the size of the moon was 14% bigger than its usual size and 30% brighter than usual!!
Sri Adi Sankaracharya's Soundarya Lahari clearly conveys that the Goddess who is the Divine Spouse of Lord Shiva is the embodiment of moon. Her moon-like lustre and moon-like countenance are described most poetically by the great saint in almost all the 100 slokas of Soundarya Lahari. The day when Super moon happened was a full moon in the constellation of Poorva Phalguni (the nakshatra of Goddess Kamakshi/ Sri Bala Tripura Sundari).
"Chandrama Manaso Jaathaha", this verse from Purusha Sooktham conveys that the moon is born out of the mind. The approach of the Goddess closer to earth could be felt in the instant cooling of the mind.


Renu said...

namaskaram madam,
Very nice post.You are really great to find such things.

Veenaagayathri said...

Namasthey, Thank you very much, nothing great about me!!

Renu said...

Namaskaram madam,
I hope you remember me madam.I am
at Calicut.You have taught me a slokam about Rajamathamgidevi.I chant the slokam everyday and I had a fortune to learn it from you.Also you have given upadesam to my mother.I am daughter of Narayanan.

everythinginmymind said...

Gayathri ji,
I think this verse also teaches us to keep our mind(manasu) as cool as moon to understand the Holy Goddess. Ultimately, this is what most of us try for, right? I think this is a very important point teaching us to nurture our mind with positive thoughts and cool and calm nature.
Please correct me if I am wrong.


Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Renu,
It is you!! Very happy! Hope you are doing pooja regularly and also your music practice. My regards to your parents.
Best wishes!

Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Sri.Hari,
You are absolutely right!

Renu said...

Namaskaram madam,
Thank you madam.I am doing the pooja regularly & veena practise also.Hope you are doing well madam.
With regards,

Rajesh alias Balasubramanian said...

Dear Madame,

Are you in Twitter?


Veenaagayathri said...

Dear Sri.Rajesh, I am not in Twitter.

Anonymous said...

Hello Gayathriji,

Mahaswamigal has said in Deivathin Kural how to pray: Visualize Ambal in the moon together with Lord Shiva (as Shiva-Shakthya) with their feet on our head. Or for that matter pray to any God only together with their consorts with moon as their halos and their feet on our head.

Most of you may know this.

I read your post about your dilemma in leaving the shores of India, thanks for sharing that.

You are truly blessed to be under the kataksham of Mahaswamigal.

I have seen Him just once in 1986 or '87 and that time I was not aware of Him at all. I was standing in the corner of the open space in Kanchi Matam when all of a sudden I saw Him walk across with other people. Don't know what happened but I rushed towards Him to prostrate the ground on which He walked. But the other people surrounding him shooed me away
afraid that I may touch Him by mistake. He did not see me, that is what I think. I could not speak to Him, but thanks to your and others'
experiences I feel like I have known Him for ever.

Like you I am always thinking of Him intensely. He has come in my dreams twice.

Thanks for everything,

Veenaagayathri said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with Maha Periyavaa.
When He comes in dreams, it is reality and not a dream! You are blessed.


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