Verses on Lord Ganesha - Pillaarayaastakamu

Verses on Lord Ganesha: Pillaarayaastakamu

Verses on Lord Ganesha: A legend explains why Ganesha is worshiped before any other deity or prior to any important event. It happened that Lord Shiva asked Kartikeya and Ganesha – his two sons – to circle the world and return. Kartikeya hurried off on his peacock, but Ganesha walked around Shiva and Parvati. He explained that for him, his parents constituted the world. Pleased, Shiva granted him a boon, saying that before undertaking any important task, people would pray to Ganesha. According to the Narasimha Purana, if he is not worshiped at the beginning of a ceremony, he creates obstacles for the performers. Therefore, no matter what the occasion or ceremony be, Ganesha is worshiped before all other deities.

Verses on Lord Ganesha by Pillaarayaastakamu

  • No reflection is possible in a lake which is not still
    Your form can not stay in a disturbed mind
    Fill fully in my mind and give me peace of mind
    Pillayaya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • Originating calmly in a tiny way in Nasika Thrayambaka
    Receiving waters from tributaries and rivulets through Maharashtra and Andhra,
    Becoming water to cleanse the Divine Feet of Lord Ramachandra at Bhadradri,
    Encircling Lord Veerabhadreswara at Pattiseema,
    Turning into a huge river and Annapurna at Rajahmundry,
    Then proceeding from there, at a spot, just before Godavari merges her Lord, the Sea
    You reside, Grace me with your benevolent looks
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • You, the Lord of Fulfillment and Intellect
    Your brother, Lord of Sri Valli and the Divine Army, Devasena
    Will be blessing us with good intentions, riches and wealth
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • For us, the Cart of family responsibilities
    Becomes unmanageable in the muddy path of pulls and pushes
    And are not able to bear the weight of the yoke
    Make our minds disturbance-free and fill them with calmness
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • The coconut tree flourishes continuous with lovely and simultaneous
    Presence of leaves, flowers, tiny, tender, and ripe nuts;
    And the homes blissful with infants, babies, kids, youth and elders;
    And Your face lights up when you Grace us
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • Continuous flow of thoughts is mind,
    Constant presence of sensuous feelings is cupid,
    The beloved always recollected in thoughts is love
    Your continuous presence in our thoughts and feelings is devotion,
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • Atheists vouch for your non-existence
    And the believers see you everywhere every second
    These quarrels exist always
    Give me absolute faith in You without even an iota of doubt
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • All the globe is presently in turmoil
    Innocent human-beings are massacred in the name of religions
    Repair the minds of the religions and save us
    Pillaraya! The Presiding Deity of Yanam town!
  • Oh! Beloved Son of Parvathi, whose body is effulgent lightning,
    Gracing me you made me compose these verses
    Oh! Divine Scribe for Sage Vyasa!
    Accept and receive them with love and affection
    And bless me Giver of all Knowledge!
    Remover of all Obstacles! Illustrious Son of Lord Siva!
    The Shower of riches and wealth!
    Pillaraya! The Pesiding Deity of Yanam town!

∼ “Verses on Lord Ganesha” by “Pillaarayaastakamu”

Poem and Translation by Varanasi Ramabrahmam. (Pillaraya is regional language name for Lord Ganesha. Yanam is part of Union Territory of Pondicherry which is on the banks of river Godavari and is geographically located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India)

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