Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Surya Upanishad Mantra - Awaken your solar power






                         Video : Tutorial for learning Surya Upanishad

Links ( scroll to find ) :

Audio : http://media.radiosai.org/journals/Archives/Vedam_schedule.htm

Lyrics with meaning
  
 : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxeSoIgoGbdOcWZhem0zTWtVTW8

If you have practiced and want clarification ( if you are chanting it correctly ) ,you can send your recorded voice message via whatsapp to +60163059916.



 Surya Upanishad is a very powerful veda mantra from Atharva Veda.Atharva Veda is well known for the Upanishads.Namely, Ganapathi Upanishad,Narayana Upanishad and this well-known Surya Upanishad.Each of these mantra expounds the related deity as Para-Brahman ,the source of creation and all glories.

Contents of Surya Upanishad.

 As Surya Upanishad is a veda mantra,you should understand as to how it was founded.Veda mantras are cosmic sound vibrations perceived by sages who were in meditation.These vibrations were orally chanted and taught to disciples.

Origin of Veda Mantras ? What are Veda Mantras - Click here





 The Sage ( Rishi ) who received Surya Upanishad is Bramha.Gayatri 
 Chandah ( the metre used.Vedas are chanted in particular tone and length known as 'metres' ).

  These details are found at the introduction of Surya Upanishad.






Then,the form of Lord Surya, seated on a chariot with 7 horses,having four arms bearing two lotuses,the others bestowing promise of refuge and boon,
set in the red lotus is described.

 Then comes the Gayatri Mantra.Gayatri mantra invokes the energy of the Sun.



 Lord Surya is later glorified as the manifestation of the entire creation and the source from which creation existed.

 He is also described as the senses,motor organs and bodily functions.

 Surya is also described as the energy from which all creatures were born and who will merge back into.




 Effects of Chanting Surya Upanishad.

 These are taken from the Upanishad itself.

(1) If this mantra is chanted facing the Sun,one is released from the fear of great diseases

(2) His poverty perishes

(3) He becomes free from various sins such as eating forbidden foods,having forbidden sexual relationships,indulging in conversation with people having no character.



(4) At midday, if one recites this facing the Sun,he is released from the great 5 sins.

(5) One should be careful when imparting this knowledge to undeserving people.

(6) He who chants at dawn becomes fortunate,gets livestock,masters Vedas


(7) When recited during three periods namely, dawn,mid-day and dusk, one gets the fruit of performing hundred Yagyas.

(8) Reciting this when the Sun is in Hasta Nakshatra,one conquers death.








 Sun worship has been a very prominent part of our ancients.Even today,many of you would be carrying the traits of affinity to solar energy.Chanting the surya upanishad can stir this inbuilt memory within you to its fullest potent.


Lord Surya's energy played an important role in Mahabaratha.Kunti Devi conceived Karna - a prominent character of this Ithihasa through Lord Surya's energy.

 The manifestation of Surya's energy expressed through Karna's mystical and superhuman traits.





In Ramayana, Rama and Lakshamana were intitiated into the secrets of sun worship by Sage Vishwamitra.Lord Rama recited a hymn  known as 'Aditya Hrdayam' which guaranteed His success in the war.

 By chanting the Gayatri.( Remember that Gayatri addresses the Solar energy and is chanted in Surya Upanishad.This is something not many know of ) .Sage Vishwamitra could summon powerful weapons.

 Lord Rama belonged to the Solar Dynasty.

Correct way to chant and the benefits of Gayatri - Click here


Unfortunately, Sun worship has declined evidently today.

 Why is it important for Sun worship ?

 You function with solar energy itself ! 

The Sun exists as an objective physical phenomenon.The Moon and the Earth are there.The Earth has come from the Sun.The Moon has come from the Earth.Both the Earth and the Moon have come from the Sun.They are fragments of the Sun. Without the Sun the world cannot exist ; there can be no birth or death.Nothing can exist without the Sun. This was the reason the ancients worshiped the Sun as Divine. Elements of the Sun are present in every human being.Everyone has originated from the rays of the Sun.The light within each one is derived from the Sun.As His light is present within us,we are a fragment of the Sun.Each one of you carries the imprint of the Sun within you.




When the Surya Upanishad refers to the Sun,it is not just the physical Sun.It also refers to the inner Sun- the embodiment of the spiritual light within.The physical Sun we observe everyday.But the inner Sun,the Sun of divinity that we have inside us,we may not observe unless we learn to look within. The physical Sun gives us light that nourishes and purifies.The inner Sun gives us illumination and spiritual wisdom that removes the darkness of ignorance.

The intense heat of the physical Sun scorches everything and kills germs.The spiritual wisdom of the inner Sun has the power to burn out evil desires,dears and harmful attachments.
The physical Sun is very far from the planet Earth.When we observe the Sun from here,we see a tiny disc,but we know how bright and vast it really is.Similarly,the inner Sun that we have deep within us,is very far from us and it seems very tiny and insignificant.But when we approach our inner Sun we realise just how infinite it really is.Experiencing this infinity,we are illumined and transformed. - Baghwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

In a nutshell...

Sun worship should be appreciated once again.As a deity, Surya is visible to our naked eyes as a star.Chanting the Surya Upanishad and the Gayatri to this visible form of God will elevate us highly.

Remember that most of us carry a dense affinity to solar energy as our ancients were ardent worshipers of the Sun.This genetic makeup can hasten our progress in tapping this energy.

May the chant of Suryopanishad fill the atmosphere as dawn peels over the sky to kiss our forehead with its nourishing rays.





Surya Upanishad Recitation

Monday, 16 October 2017

History of Karrupar

  



 Karrupuswamy as a deity is stealing the limelight on the contemporary.His popularity is rising as we speak and people of different ethnicity around the globe have started worshiping Him.

  This would be my third article on this deity,who is indeed very much close to my heart.The other two articles can be found here :

(1) Karrupar Mantra

(2) Mystery behind the salt immersed Karrupar @ Sivakaliamman temple

 So let's look into the 'morphological' aspects of this deity.We start with Sri Karuppar.

 Sri Karuppar or Karuppanaswamy or Karrupuswamy ( all three terminologies denote the same deity ) is the prototype of the Karrupar vamsam or lineage.This means that there are many other individualised consciousness or identities of karrupar along the line after sri karuppar,which we will discuss later.

 Sri Karuppar is described as a fierce looking warrior,dark in colour ( depicted blue) , handsomely moustached, forehead adorned with tirunaamam ( vaishnavite tilak ) , holding a machete or sword (aruval ) and riding a white horse.These are the standard features of Sri Karuppar, or the standard form of Karuppar.




 The widely-accepted legend behind Sri Karuppar dates back to the period of Ramayana,which occurred more than 20 000 years ago.



 Kusha,brother of Lava who is the child of Sri Rama is said to be Karuppar.When Sita Devi was sent to exile into the forest,some series of events occurred where Sage Valmiki creates a child from darbha grass after Sita's child, Lava went missing from his sight.However,Lava was actually safe with his mother.Hence,this resulted in two children. In order to differentiate the children,they were asked to walk through a fire test.Lava braves it unhurt while Kusha gets somewhat charred into a dark-skinned child.Sri Rama blesses Kusha as a guardian deity.

 There are several versions of this story above with slight variations.Again,emphasising that this is the widely-accepted story and not purely authentic.There's no solid evidence for this story.

  Some facts correlate with the incidences of this story though.

1. Kusha in sanskrit means darbha grass.It corresponds with the story which claims that Kusha was created from darbha grass.In many Karuppar temples,the dhyana sloka ( invocation prayer describing the deity to be meditated upon) sung in tamil address the deity as ' He who is born from darbha' ( darbhaiyil piranthavane ).



2. Karuppuswamy's naamam ( forehead marking) indicates a vaishnava relation.This could be highly possible if Karrupar is Kusha, son of Rama.




 Other karuppars along the line

 Sri Karuppar,as mentioned earlier,is the prototype in the karuppar deities.There are more forms of karuppars.Each have their own name,features,history and traits.

  Many have confusions regarding this.They confuse other forms of karrupar and associate them with Sri Karuppar.However, there's no significance in this confusion as all of them express the same energy.But some clarification does no harm.There are 108 karuppar identities overall.


                                        108 names of karuppar

  Sangilli Karuppar



 Sangili karuppar is one of the most well-known identities amongst the 108 karuppars.His history dates back to the era when Madurai was ruled by Tirumalai Naicker ( 1623 - 1659 AD ).He was the leader of the Piranmalai Kallars ( Kallars of the forest region ).Madurai Veeran,another well-known guardian deity co-existed with Sangili Karuppar.Apparently ,they were rivals, as the former was under the king while the latter,Sangili was a robinhood.




 An interesting part is that there are elders who reside in Madurai today who claim that their grandparents were certain that Sangili Karuppar and Veeran were the same person.In fact,there is a famous saying in tamil about how Veeran and Sangili cannot be seen together.Sangili Karuppar is said the be the mask uptaken by Veeran to help the poor beyond his duties within the royal patronage.

 If you notice the features of Sangili,He is different from Sri Karuppar.Sangili does not wield an aruval or sword,eventhough it is considered as an important insignia of karuppar worship.He wields a spear instead and is wrapped with chain.You can see these features in Sangili Karuppar trance sessions to verify this.

 18 aam padi Karrupar





 Another famous form of Karuppar.Also known as Malayala karuppu.Legends say that Malayala Karuppu appeared to the priests who protected the temple in the form of a pitch-black warrior,with a long sword and matted locks.He promised to guard Azhagar temple. 

 Similarly,there are many other forms of Karuppar, such as Periya karuppu,chinna karuppu,nondi karuppu,bhootaraja etc..



 Video above : Sankaran Kovil Karuppar.The priest here channels the karuppar through trance.You can see that the karuppar's language,style of speaking and even diet varies from other karuppar forms.


 Ultimately,they all express the same energy.They respond fast to one's prayer,protect dharma ( righteousness ) and safeguard justice and control time.

  Karuppars are associated with both Shaivism and Vaishnavism.Karuppuswamy is said to be the expression of Kala Bhairava.He is also seen as the fierce aspect of Krishna or Vishnu.Personally, I have testified this as well.You can access His energy in the same way whether you see Him as an expression of Shiva or Vishnu.



 The Bhairavas. We can see the parallel of Karuppar system to that of the Bhairava system. The picture depicts the Ashta-Bhairavas - eight expressions of Bhairava, headed by Kala Bhairava - who is the standard form of Bhairava ( like how Sri Karuppar is the standard in the karuppar system ).

  Note that each of the Bhairava forms are unique in their own way.They have their own vahana ( vehicle ) , attribute and form.60 more forms of bhairava branch from these ashta-bhairavas.So that totals to 68 forms of bhairava excluding the prototype Kala Bhairava.

  



 This is the form of Swarna-Akshara Bhairava.He does not have a fierce form as how we would expect a Bhairava to be.He sits with His consort and blesses devotees with wealth.A form of Bhairava who gives wealth. Heard of it ? Yes,He exists.

 In a nutshell...

  Whichever guardian deity you worship,worship them with the adhered protocol.If you are going into rituals,it may be better to learn up about the forms properly.For example,the shrine of Sangili Karuppar must have a chain.






 If these are too complicated,simply use the karuppar mantra-meditation technique I have posted via a link at the beginning of this article.That can get you connected to the energy of karuppar through any form you like.Or you could even worship Karuppar as Vishnu or Kala Bhairava. Sivakaliamman temple of Serdang express their Karuppar as Vishnu.I have articled this as well,which you can find in a link at the beginning of this article as well.


         
                          KLEEM HAAM KARUPPUSWAMIYE SWAAHA

                                       OM NAMO NARAYANAYA

                          KASHI KAAPU RAADHI NAADHA KALA
                                       BHAIRA VAM- BHAJE
  

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Reviving Legends

 This post is on legends and heroes whose tales are on the verge of dying from memories of fellow men.

  There were some stories apparently from history told by my father some time back. that I could not find reference elsewhere.I shall list them here.I do not have evidence for these stories,but let's keep them alive should they be authentic. 

1. The Doctor who revived the dead

     This was narrated by my father's professor,around 1970s.There lived a doctor somewhere in ( Greece ? If I am not wrong ) who had mastery over the art of reviving the dead.However,the public saw him as a wizard and killed him.Over time,death-rate increased in the population with uncontrolled disease spread.That was when they started appreciating the doctor's skills.They erected a temple for him and worshiped him there,with remorse.

   There were and are many yogis in India who can do this by means of yogic powers.However, having someone out of India at that time ( ancient perhaps ) was something commendable. I have no further knowledge about this incidence.Perhaps,I wish someone ,somewhere in this globe has.

2. The Indonesian King , bled by blood.

   Also narrated by father.Not sure of the source.. but here is what I can recall 
There was a king in Indonesia,who was born with a beard.He was extraordinary and interestingly - invincible.He was resistant to death.He was a strict vegetarian.The invaders could not overcome him to conquer his territory.Hence,they sought cheap-trickery.The king's invincibility could be broken only by having him contact with blood. 

 The invaders resorted to the king's cook so she could spike some blood drops into the king's meal.The cook however mentioned that the king was to be as sharp as a tack to the slightest presence of blood - adding to his attribute of strict vegetarianism.

 So this is what these cheap folks did.They shot the king's young daughter who was playing outdoors.Upon sighting this,the king rushed to aid.Ultimately,he was stained by his daughter's blood,which thus perished his invincibility.The invaders took advantage of the emotional play and killed the king with gunshots at once...

  These stories had been engraved in me quite deeply.Despite knowing their whereabouts,these two heroes remain close to my heart.

  

Friday, 1 September 2017

Mystery behind the salt immersed Karrupar @ Sivakaliamman Temple , Serdang

Karrupar shrine in 2013


   Sivakaliamman temple of Serdang, Malaysia is a a rather prestigious temple most Malaysians are aware of. A unique feature of this temple is that of the karrupar deity who is pooled by generous mounds of salt.Devotees are allowed to offer salt around the deities

  to an extent where they are immersed in it...


                                               September 2017

So what is the relation between this salt ritual and Karrupar ?

  Salt is associated with Lord Vishnu and Vaishnavism,specifically as being originating from Vaikuntha ( the abode of Lord Vishnu ) . Vaikunta is the place or stage of no ' kunTitha' - a stage where there is no dullness or stupidity ; no mutilation,misery or grief and no fear.




 The Lord of the Universe is the Lord enshrined in your heart.If you play on the heart strings with ecstasy, the heart will be Vaikunta itself.

 Vaikunta as the abode of God means a place that is changeless.Many things may change in a man,but his heart is changeless.

   Where the singing of the Name of the lord fills the air with its splendour and fragrance,that place is indeed Vaikunta-  abode of Vishnu.


                            Image : Offering of salt to Lord Vishnu


  Puranas apparently glorify salt for its divine qualities.Salt is revered as it plays an important role in various aspects - particularly food.In many cultures,salt is also used to repel negative energies.



  Coming to Karrupaswamy..

 Karrupar is a deity who has legends associating Him to Lord Vishnu.He is more often seen as Kala Bhairava or the fierce aspect of Shiva.

  Nevertheless,many see Karrupar as the fierce form of Krishna as well..Another commoner view is the parallel between Karrupar and Kalki - the 10th Avatar of Lord Vishnu.


Karrupar - who is depicted as a fierce looking 
warrior deity,dark in colour ( illustrated blue) with a machete or sword held high, riding a white horse , with a Naamam tilak ( forehead marking used by Vaishnavites - devotees of Lord Vishnu ) adorning His forehead.These are the standard features of Sri Karrupar.




The parallels in Lord Kalki's form

 Link below will enable you to read in-depth on the connection between Karrupar worship and Perumal worship by ancient tamils : 



Oppiliappan

Another interesting point to note is that,the Karrupar in Sivakaliamman temple is also called by the name ''Uppiliappan''.Uppiliappan is the form of Lord Vishnu in Uppiliappan temple , Kumbakonam, India.
                                                                            



In a nutshell,this temple adores the touch of Vaishnavism and this has found its expression in the Vishnu-expression of Karrupar.That's the reason for the salt bath.Even Pratyangira Devi in this temple is expressed under the touch of Narayana.





 Pratyangira Devi of Sivakaliamman temple.She holds a conch and chakra ( disc ) prominently,as how Lord Narayana would.This is something unique to the deity in this temple.Other Pratyangira shrines do not hold this feature.



Lord Vishnu holds the conch and chakra to symbolise sound and time.The conch indicates sound and chakra indicates time.Lord Shiva,similarly expresses sound through his damaruka and time through the trident ( trisula) 


Sound and time are the essence of the universe or creation.


As such,our team who generally chant the Sri Rudram to Karuppar,chose to recite the Narayana Upanishad this time - and it was a great experience.Below is the sharing of the video :




Narayana Upanishad chanting for Karrupar,Sivakaliamman temple , Serdang.

Narayana Upanishad is a veda mantra from the Atharva Veda that exalts the all-pervasive Narayana as the source of creation and cosmos.

Ps - Sri Rudram was later chanted during archanai for Kaliamman as per the Gurukkal ( head priest's ) instruction.

Lalitha Sahasranam archanai is done every Fridays,besides grandiose Yagyas and poojas on special occasions,in this temple

 Jai Kali




Friday, 28 July 2017

Why can't we go to temples after a relative's death ?

If you are from an Indian family,you must have probably been prohibited from entering your altar or going to temples for some period of time should a relative pass away.



 So is this really an authentic practice of the vedic culture ?

 NO.

  Unfortunately this is a superstition that is deeply rooted in our society.Let's see how this practice was founded.




 In olden days,each family had only one lamp ( vilakku ) in their altar. They did not have several fancy lamps and oil stock to light up several lamps like we do today.

  As such,when a family member or relative passes away,the lamp ( vilakku ) usually used in the altar is used for the deceased.In this situation,there was no lamp in the altar.Hence,generally the family members did not conduct prayers or enter their puja room. Prayers were done in front of the lamp used for the deceased itself.

 Overtime,exaggeration has ballooned the negligence of altar during death into a hoohah of self-made taboo that no one should conduct prayers or go to temples / altar.

  Even today,we chant vedas and sing bhajans in front of the lamp offered to the deceased.This clearly shows that prayers were never a taboo when a death occurs.

  Death is the time when we were actually encouraged to chant and sing devotional songs.The vibration created gives the mourning ones immense strength and blessing.Importantly,it provides an abundant vibration to the deceased that may aid in dissolving it's karma and perhaps -even providing liberation.




   
  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Trance Oracling : Arul Vakku - Gift or Curse ?


  'Arul Vakku' is a rather fluid term.To ascertain what this article highlights on,I would use 'trance oracling'.

  In laymen cognition , this refers to the utilisation of a human body by a 'divine force / entity ' to confer help to devotees by resolving their questions  and healing them.

  Mechanism of trance

  Mental logic is just assumption based on what society has fed upon us.Never use it to explain dimensions you have no idea of. This is what has befallen the practice of trance oracling unfortunately.Certain 'enlightened' beings who claim to know the nut and bolts of trance slander this practice by terms such as 'god downloaders'. They ask as to how a human body, impure by nature possibly 'download' GOD into itself.



 Firstly, no one 'downloads' god. What happens in trance is that,there is a temporary heightened / elevated or mimicked consiousness in a person,which is beyond the person's control.The resultant intense energy is expressed as flame sparks,heat,dance,gestures and so on.



  When the trance happens for oracling purpose,there is mimicked and heightened consiousness,which is stable in nature and used for a noble purpose of helping devotees.The person's consiousness is mimicked to that of a deity. To put in other words, a deity's enlightened consiousness or energy is reflected onto a person temporarily.

  If you place certain nail pieces near a magnet,you will realise that the very nail pieces act like a magnet after some time.The nail and the magnet are of different objects,but both are capable of acting alike.This is but a poor analogy on how trance works.




  This is why people in trance act like the deity described.Their brainwaves,physiological attributes and even body changes in this trance state.This is when they start helping devotees  through healing or revelations.

  The person who channels  is  sometimes chosen by the deity itself.At times,a person has to undergo mastery via a guru-sishya process.Otherwise,it can be even inherited in family.

  Those who can heal and give arul vakku without getting into trance are those who have an already established consiousness.They do not need external support to heighten it.

  These beings , even if not yet enlightened,are matured and evolved enough to access space-time dimensions to give vakku or perform healings.



 Trance oracling is very much prevalent in all ancient cultures of the world.This culture has been destroyed from many parts of the world,except those with Vedic influence.

 Even today,in many parts of India,trance oracling in karrupar , veeran or muni temples are doing wonders. Healing of the blind,mute and diseased occurs in instance.Unwavering promises and faith is established in the hearts of devotees.Stern advises given has transformed many alcoholics into a noble path.

  This,I believe is a gift we should value.We can make use of the divine to communicate to us in an approximate physical level.

  Dr Pillai of the Karrupuswamy mantra fame is now working on making  westerners channel Karrupuswamy's energy in the United States.



 Dr Pillai 

 Hence,any reason for opposition of this tradition is merely due to ignorance or false perception.

 Arguments such as , ' why must He walk on sharp machetes ( aruval ).It is not needed' or ' why promote future predictions ' need deeper understanding


    Stepping on machete or sharp objects can be exhibited by the siddhi known as laghima - where the body becomes very light.This enables levitation and floating also.Hence,no pain is induced by the sharp ends as pressure is minimised by the extremely reduced body weight.


  These feats produced in trance state - such as  walking on flame uninjured,standing on needles, climbing a flight of machete-based stairs are not some circus show.These are shaktis or siddhis that our very culture glorifies.These had been always exhibited by yogis of the past and present.Shouldn't we be proud of this ? When the west can acknowledge and recognise Jesus's divinity when He healed the sick , walked on water or turned water into wine, we fail to appreciate and see the wonders of these divine shaktis in our very own culture  - perhaps maybe we are too used to it.In ancient India,there was at least one Jesus in every street. Or,maybe because the west has told us that this is barbaric and uncouth.These are the only possible reasons.

  Hypocrisy lies in people who beg the temple deity to heal his / her diseases or to establish a future he desires , but mocks trance oracling sessions.

 When Jesus walks on water - we wow.When our yogi next door does the same - he is a fraud.






Self-concluded ideas as mentioned earlier,are dangerous.Fake trances do exist,but that does not deny the original attribute of trances.Just because a holy person doesn't get into trance,doesn't mean that it does not exist.Trance is not about a personality.As it is clearly mentioned,trance is a temporary heightened consiousness or mimicking of consciousness. This explains that personality here does not matter. In another poor analogy ( good analogies can never exist in the aspect of divinity - as it is something to be experienced rather than explained ) , it is like asking if a person's personality is needed to light a matchstick.. It is in a way calling a deity - lord Agni you know .. all you need to know is the method to ignite the flame.Next, you need to know how to use the flame.If you are careless, it could burn you altogether.This is how divinity can work -like the fire.

  Ultimately who are we to judge another person's spirituality ? Just stay empty and love all,serve all. 




   May the tradition of arul vakku continue to enrich and benefit 
us,in its authentic form.






Saturday, 8 July 2017

Reclaiming Indra : The Devaraja.





This article is what I would call a tribute to Indra ( haha ) . Actually more of an awareness article to bring light to the glories of Indra.

 I had always adored Lord Indra despite His downgraded recognition as a vedic deity on the contemporary ( present day ) . My friend Anirudh Sainath ( Molee Art ) 's profound interest and facebook posts on Lord Indra inspired me to write this article - mainly to promote his pages on rare vedic references on Lord Indra,and his marvellous artworks as a digital painter


                                 
                                 Anirudh Sainath's artwork on Indra

 I have attached the link at the end of this article which directs you to Anirudh's page on the Vedic references on the glories of Indra.

 Why ?

 What has happened in the past few decades is that,certain comics and serials on Ithihasas and Puranas have portrayed lord Indra in a horrid manner. Even in many narrations,Lord Indra is often targeted for His flaws in an exaggerated manner.He is made to see as a weakling.The actual glories of Indra as per the Vedas ( particularly RigVeda ) has been forgotten.


         
                             TV serials often portray Indra as a joker

In real, Indra is very highly gloried and given a prestigious importance in the Vedas.In fact,it is said that Indra and Rudra are one with two names ( symbolically ).




 Even Thiruvalluvar had revered Indra in his kural as such :


(1) ஐந்தவித்தான் ஆற்றல் அகல்விசும்பு ளார்கோமான்
இந்திரனே சாலுங் கரி
Aindhaviththaan Aatral Akalvisumpu Laarkomaan
Indhirane Saalung Kari
The king of gods Indra the great, is the prime example for the power that one can acquire by conquering his senses.


(2) பொறிவாயில் ஐந்தவித்தான் பொய்தீர் ஒழுக்க
நெறிநின்றார் நீடுவாழ் வார்
Porivaayil Aindhaviththaan Poidheer Ozhukka
Nerinindraar Neetuvaazh Vaar
Those shall long proposer who abide in the faultless way of Him who has destroyed the five desires of the senses

 I had previously written an article on Indra and Rudra , which can be found here :

 Article on " Rudra and Indra : Their Parallels "

 Note that Indra is adored as 'the master of the senses' or 'the aspect of the mind'.

 A lot of vedic mantras bring Indra into reference.To quote,I will display certain images from several parts of the Vedas.




 Indra is mentioned in the Medha Suktam, from Krishna Yajur Veda.He is acknowledged to bestow us with knowledge, together with Agni and Surya.




  Chamakam, from Krishna Yajur Veda which is part of Sri Rudram ( the most powerful chant of Lord Shiva ) , has the mention of Indra abudantly in the 6th Anuvaka ( part ) .Indra is brought along with other deities to bless us.



   In Ganapathi Atharva Sirsam  ( Ganapathi Upanishad ) from Atharva Veda, the most powerful vedic hymn of Lord Ganesha , it quotes Ganesha as '' thou art bramha,vishnu,rudra,indra,agni,vayu,surya and chandra''. 



   In Narayana Upanishad from Atharva Veda, Indra is given reverence along with Bramha,Rudra  and the Adityas.Sakras refers to Indra.



   Indra is mentioned in the first verse of Pavamana Suktam , which is chanted as a purification mantra in puja and yagyas.



   In Laghunyasa, the invocation chant from Krishna Yajur Veda done before Rudram,glorifies Lord Indra as the basis of our strength - both mentally and physically.From the strength derived from Indra,guided by our heart,we utilise it rightly.



   In Nyasa done during puja, Lord Indra is invoked to reside in the shoulder.


    Lord Indra being referred in the majestic Sri Suktam.

   A digital artwork of Anirudh Sainath - depicting the saptarishis ( the celebrated 7 sages, the 7 disciples of Lord Shiva as the Adiyogi ) with Indra.

  Indra is worth a prestigious recognition at present. His importance as the master of senses and mind must be revived.This is a justice I believe,we should all do.Please kindly do not blindly follow the depiction shown in tv serials,where much distortion happens. 

  It is evident that disrespecting Indra is equivalent to disrespecting the Vedas.



 Indra as the cosmic pillar - the fulcrum of the Universe.Art by Anirudh Saniath.Indra is said to be the cosmic pillar where all 33 crore devas reside.



 Anirudh has created a facebook page titled ' Reclaiming Indra', where he updates vedic quotations on Indra. Access it below :

https://www.facebook.com/Maghavan/


  Hoping that Anirudh's magnificent artworks get further appreciation.He is very much underrated for his great talent.His artwork can be accessed here : 

https://www.facebook.com/MoleeArt/


                             Lord Indra as a child - Anirudh Sainath



                          Lord Indra the dragon slayer - Anirudh Sainath



             Lord Indra as a baby with His mother, Aditi - Anirudh Sainath


                       OM NAMO BHAGAVATE INDRAYA


Gayatri For Lord Indra : 

 DEVARAAJAYA VIDMAHE
 VAJRAHASTAYA DHEEMAHI
 TANNO INDRA PRACHODAYAAT

 May we know the devaraja ( King of Devas )
 Let us meditate on the wielder of Vajrahasta ( Thunderbolt - weapon of Indra )
 Let Lord Indra enlighten us.