Thursday, February 9, 2012

TV Programme - Vijay TV Parampariya Pokkishangal

T V Programme - Vijay TV Parampariya Pokkishangal (பாரம்பரிய பொக்கிஷங்கள்)

In this morning's episode of Parampariya Pokkishangal (Vijay TV, 6.20 am) in continuation of talks about stone inscriptions (kalvettu) in temples, Kudavayil Dr. M. Balasubramaniam described the inscriptions by Kulothunga II aka Anabhaya Chozhan. (அநபாய சோழன்)

Periya Puranam (பெரிய புராணம்) rendered by Sekkizhar (சேக்கிழார்) was first recited in King Anabhayan's court. Before knowing the Periya Puranam, Anabhayan had inscribed about his reign in the Thiruvarur temple stating that he and his Queen Bhuvanamuzhududaiyaal (புவனமுழுதுடையாள்)
adorn the Chozha throne like Lord Shiva and Parvathi adorning Kailayam. Such was his pride! 

After introduction to Periya Puranam, he corrected this inscription to say that he and his queen sit on the Chozha throne due to grace of Lord Shiva. 

Learning further from the Periya Puranam, he added another inscription that he is a bee circling the lotus feet of Lord Nataraja! Knowledge about the nayanmars made him so humble!


  1. Hi Lakshmi,

    Nice to read this post today. You have brought History alive - I could visualise the Chola King and his Queen - first their proud nature and later their connection to the Divine. Beautiful as usual. I simply loved the picture of Lord Nataraja. Hope to see you more often in the blogging world.

  2. When devotion enters,pride makes an exit.This is best illustrated in post of yours.