This morning, I woke up much earlier – around 5AM – than normal due to sore throat, nasal block due to cold, stomach pain – sounds like all flu kind symptoms. Being Thiruvadhirai day, although I wanted to start my puja early, I wasn’t ready. After my coffee, sat on my couch – fully stretched – covered myself with a woolen blanket (remember I live in Chicago and this is winter time – awfully cold) – I was warm and comfy – simple. I held my iPad on my hand and played the speech of Mahaperiyava on Arudhra Darshan (from my post yesterday) with my headphones on. After 15 mts into this comfortable setting, my eyes were trying to dose – I was hoping to get some more sleep.
Can you guess what was Periyava speaking right at that time in my ears in that lecture?
“In margazhi masa cold temperature, we are pouring cold water on the heads of Parameshwaran and doing sandhana abhishekam to whom who is already very cold by having ganga and moon on His head, His wife as half of His body (Paravatha rajakumari – from snowy mountains). Where does He get this strength to bear all this? At this time, we all are trying to warm ourselves under woolen blanket. We should try to throw the woolen blanket and get to Shiva puja or attend someone doing the puja…this is called “kulir vittu pochu””
I guess Gods couldn’t tolerate my laziness and sending all possible messages to me, for which I am going deaf-ears !!!
Of course, the natural next step happened “vaari surittukondu ezhundhen” and finished my puja and typing this 🙂
Being caught red-handed for laziness, let me try to compensate that by sharing these videos of abhishekam to Lord Natarajar 🙂
Om Nama shivaya!
Periyava Padhan Saranam!!