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Above all, there's Shiva.
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Oct 4, 2018 18 tweets 6 min read
A thread dedicated to dear friends @GhorAngirasa and @Gopanarya.

They churn out so much knowledge that even a Dummkopf like me picks up titbits.

But then, I have my advantages. I simply pack a bag and go... 😋 Some time ago, GA had posted an image of a लकुलीश vigraha from a rock cut temple near AritApaTTi, a village underneath the hills, some distance outside Madurai.

So I went. To see. To seek. To pray.
Oct 3, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Today with my #WalkToTemple trip, I realise that I have completed a unique milestone.

In the list of top 10 tallest Gopurams in India (possibly the world), I've covered the 8 that are in Tamil Nadu.

Once I visit Hampi (10th) and Murudeshwar (2nd), I'd have covered all 10. 🙂 9. South Gopuram of Meenakshi Amman temple.
Height: 170 feet tall.
Sep 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Sun's Anvil. In Europe, sun roofs would be open. Well... At least the drive looks promising!
Sep 7, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Vadachennimalai Murugan temple. Subramanya appears in 3 forms - as a smiling child in the sanctum, as a grihasta with VaLLi & Deivanai and as an ascetic danDAyuthapANi. All three forms are swayambhu, as the legend goes.

Flyover visit! 😄 A couple of km away, Darth Vader looms.
Sep 5, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Aug 19, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
Yesterday the #PondyLitFest closed with a wonderful recitation! Listen in.

It was for about 20 min, so this will be a thread.
CC: @PondyLitFest The handsome young gentlemen are from a veda pathashala in Karuvadikuppam in Pondicherry.
Aug 16, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
हर चुनौती से दो हाथ मैंने किए,
आंधियों में जलाए हैं बुझते दिए।

आज झकझोरता तेज़ तूफ़ान है,
नाव भंवरों की बांहों में मेहमान है।

पार पाने का क़ायम मगर हौसला,
देख तेवर तूफ़ां का, तेवरी तन गई।

मौत से ठन गई।
#AtalBihariVajpayee Yep.

Jul 30, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Jul 20, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Bongobandhu Pranabda!
#NoConfidenceMotion Tu rukh. Aata hoon tere paas.
Jul 20, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Shishupala's time is over.
#NoConfidenceMotion "Kaise laga? Kitne marks denge, Modiji?"

"Sau. He he he!"
Jul 19, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
A what-if scenario:
Court opens #Sabarimala to women capable of child bearing. Activists will engineer a 'violent act where enraged devotees attack a woman'.

I fear that this is where we'll end up. Beefed up security, all sorts of impositions on devotees, even a closure. The larger ramifications for worshipping a Tantric deity is just unthinkable.

It will be a sad day for Hinduism if the verdict ends in opening up of the temple against the Agamic rules.

Apr 30, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
And when He had called unto him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
~Mathew 10:1 [Thus says the Lord] I have for a long time held My peace, I have been still and restrained Myself. Now I will cry out like a woman in travail...

~Isaiah 42:14
Jan 7, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Stairway to Kailāśa I saw Him in my dream...
I saw Lord Ranganātha!
Sarvāṅga sundara!
Decked in colours divine!
Dec 2, 2017 79 tweets 32 min read
Scroll up to see me list. Will add one more in the next tweet.
And this one was simply too divine! 👆👇