(சிவஞான சுவாமிகள் அருளிய காஞ்சிப் புராணம் – மாணிக்கவாசக சுவாமிகள் துதி)
Date: 7th JULY, 2019 – SUNDAY
Venue: Shiva Temple complex, Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh.
8:30 am: Abhishekam, alankaram and maha deeparadhana for Niruthi Valampuri Ganapathy followed by abhishekam for Manikkavachagar idols.
Chanting of ‘Thirumurai’ & ‘Thiruvasagam’
12:30 pm Special Pooja for Manikkavachagar panchaloka idol and procession within Siva Temple complex followed by Maha deeparathana
Devotees are welcome to join in chanting of ‘Thiruvasagam’
Manikkavachagar a messenger of the Almighty who wrote ‘Thiruvasagam’, a book of Shaiva hymns. He was one of the main authors of Shaiva Thirumurai, the key religious text of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta. His work ‘Thiruchitrambalakkovaiyar’ was sung entirely in Thillai Chidambaram. Throughout his work, Manikkavachagar discusses how important it is to forego attachments and cultivate dispassionate, devoted, sincere and simple hearted love to Lord Siva in order to attain beatitude.
Manikkavachagar’s work ‘Thiruvembavai’, a collection of twenty hymns in which he has imagined himself as a woman following the ‘Paavai Nonbu’ praising Lord Shiva. The twenty songs of ‘Thiruvembavai’ and ten songs of ‘Thirupalli Ezhuchi’ for the ‘Thirupperunturai Lord’ are sung during the holy month of Margazhi.
The Holy books ‘Thiruvasagam’ and ‘Thirukkovaiyaar’ having got the unique distinction of being penned by the Almighty Himself.