019 StaretsyDivineGrace

Posted Date : 06:00 (15/01/2019) January 15, 2019  Sakthi Vikatan
திருவருள் செல்வர்கள்! - 19 - ஸ்ரீபாம்பன் ஸ்வாமிகள்... தொடர்ச்சி...
Divine Grace Staretsy – 19 – Srīpāmbaṉ Swāmigaḷ -- Continued. Part II.
பி.என்.பரசுராமன் Author: P.N. Parasuraman. NAGAMANI V
பின்னத்தூரில் வெளிப்பட்ட அருள்வாக்கு! The manifest Grace-filled God-inspired utterance in Piṉṉatthūr
Srīmath Pāmbaṉ Swāmigaḷ is a meritorious person, whose utterances are devoid of lies. All his statements are Satyam. Even today, his poems committed to memory by his devotees continued to protect, preserve and guide them. 1
Srīmath Pāmbaṉ Swāmigaḷ supplicates to Muruga-p-Perumāṉ. All the servitors who sing his songs should get Murugan’s grace. Even today, the devotees who commit his songs to memory are the living proof enjoying its fruits. 2

Of his utterances, the most famous one is, “Though neglected, do not abandon my believers.” This is one supplication of Swāmigaḷ to Muruga-p-Perumāṉ. 3

இதோ அந்தப் பாடல்:
Here is that poem.
எனைத் தள்ளினாலும் எனை நம்பினவர்த் தள்ளேல்
கனைத் தண்டை சிலம்பவரும் கழுகுமலை முருகா
தினைத் தனையு நீங்காத திருவில் எனை வையாய்
நினைத்த வரம் நல்குகந்த கிரி்க்கருணை நிதியே...

There are many incidents of this nature. Let us look at an event that proves the saying of Swāmigaḷ as God-inspired Grace-driven uttering. 4


Piṉṉatthūr is a place south of Chidambaram Temple Town. In one among many visits by him, Swāmigaḷ was in Siva-Niṣtai (Meditation of Siva). The locals came for Darśan of him. 5They asked Swāmigaḷ, “This place is called Piṉṉatthūr. We don’t know how and why this name came about. 6
Swāmigaḷ did not stop to think. He answered immediately. 7
Swāmigaḷ: “In this place, Srī Mānikkavasakar Swāmigaḷ had debates with the Buddhists. He made the king’s daughter born with the absence of speech to speak. By his debating skills, he caused the Buddhists retreat from their arrogant posture. Because it happened in this place, it is called Piṉṉatthūr (The area where the Buddhists withdrew in defeat in debates). 8

In Piṉṉatthūr, an ancient Siva Temple was in ruins. Raththiṉam Piḷḷai came forward to renovate the temple. He also wanted to fact-check how much of SrīSwāmigaḷ’s story was true. 9
With that intent, he met up with Araṅgasāmi-p-Piḷḷai, a leading horoscopist. That day was a Monday, 9th day of Māci month (Mid-February to Mid-March), in the year of Krōthi (38th year in a 60-year cycle). 10
Raththiṉam Pillai addressed Araṅgasāmi-p-Piḷḷai, “knowing what I have in my mind, you must give me the answer.” That was all Raththiṉm Piḷḷai spoke. Not one word more. 11
That horoscopist was full of Divine Grace. He wrote out all the details in a piece of paper in a few seconds and gave it to Raththiṉam Piḷḷai. 12

Having read it, Raththiṉam Piḷḷai, the man immersed in temple service, was astonished. These are the text in the paper. 13

The Text: V. Iraththiṉasāmy, Temple on the mind, Forest temple, New Temple Service, Temple tank in the North, The buried idol will be found, Tiruvāthavūrar, Lankan girl with congenital speech loss, made to talk, The town named after the retreat of Buddhists. 14
Because of the increase in insult to Siva by the Buddhists, he in Piṉṉatthūr was invited for a discussion and debate. Srīswāmigaḷ won the debate. His enemies caused a great deal of hardship to him since they could not accept his winning the debate. To cause insult to them, SrīSwamigaḷ wrote many wonderful books including ‘Saiva Samaya Sarabam.’ 15
What we know of the greatness of Srīswāmigaḷ is little. In the last article, we saw the cure of a woman by Srīswāmigaḷ. That woman is my wife. In the name of Imavāṉ’s grandson Muruga Peruman, Srīmath pāmbaṉswāmigal to this day sends his Divine showers of grace to us remaining in the Mayūrapura Samādhi temple. 16
You too at least once go the Sacred temple and receive the grace of the Guru and the Divine Grace of Muruga Peruman. As you get the Darśan of Srīmath Pāmbaṉ Swāmigaḷ, you will find that instant the paths open to you for the removal of your problems. 17
Divine Grace will grow and thrive.
The author with the golden tongue, P.N.Parasuraman. Images: V.Nagamani
Srīmath Pāmbaṉ Swāmigaḷ, Chidambaram