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Muzhuneeru Puchiya Munivar
The munis completly smeared in Holy Ash. The Lord who burnt the
three forts by His graceful smile, who burnt the dhEvA of desire with a wink
of His eye, who dances enjo
of His eye, who dances enjoying in the Self when the creations are reduced
to ash before the regeneration that Lords holy blessing substance is the
Holy Ash. The three adorable rated Holy Ash being kaRpam, an^ukaRpam,
upakaRpam and unacceptable being akaRpam, one should accept
the first three those purifies one from the flaws like desire.
When the cows that give the holy five substances for the Lord to
get anointed are about to send out accepting that with the gomaya mantra
, in the sacred fire grown for Lord shiva with the shiva mantra praised
by the celestial bodies putting thus accepted cow dung saluting the Holy
Feet of the Three-eyed Lord, the Holy Ash that results is the chaste
Bringing the dung that is dried in the forests, powdering it, wetting
with the water of the cows, with the aththira man^dhiram casting
it and then putting in the ritual fire and taking the properly burnt Holy
Ash is the an^ukaRpam.
Other than ash from the forest fire, fire in the cow yard and a few
such ashes, making balls out of the dung with the water of the cow chanting
the holy mantras and then burning in the ritual fire and the Holy Ash thus
obtained is called upakaRpam.
Thus taking the Sacred Ash humbly chanting the shiva mantra the
slaves of the Lord adorn themselves. The Holy Ash the fame and fruit of which
very big to explain and that makes good for the devotees who wear with
respect kindles the spiritual progress. The munis wear this holy substance
praising the God. Let the Holy Ash and its glory as found by the muzu n^IRu
pUchiya munivar stay in the mind.
This chapter in periya purANam describes in detail how to prepare
the Holy Ash and how to wear it.
1. thirun^IRRup padhikam
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