The Sacred India Tarot Archive – 9 & 10 of Lotuses – Parvati Marries Siva

CONTINUING the Sacred India Tarot Archive, by Rohit Arya and Jane Adams;  with another rip-roaring chapter from the “Siva Purana”.  

In the Suit of Cups/Lotuses, we follow Siva and Parvati’s courtship into their marriage.  For a thousand years they resided on Kailas, behind the Himalayan range, to which all spiritual paths lead – through Badrinath, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Kamet (see recent posts on the Chakras.)

We left Parvati being pestered by sages in the forest, and particularly by her Intended, Lord Siva, who arrived in a funny mask, and bad-mouthed himself, to test her resolve.

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From the Siva Purana – A Reminder:

Parvati listened, threw her head back laughing,  and said  “O excellent sages!  My tenacity cannot be affected.   Being born of a mountain, toughness is congenital to my body.   Pondering over this with your short intellect, you will please desist from preventing me.   When you glorify Vishnu as the abode of noble qualities or as a sportive deity, I do not contradict.   But Siva is Brahman, unchanging and without aberration.  He assumes shapes and forms for the welfare of His devotees.  He does not make a show of worldly lordship; therefore He assumes the attitude and behaviour of great Yogins.   O brahmins, the Lord is devoid of attributes,  unborn, free from illusion, of invisible movement, and a cosmic Being.  He does not shower His blessings on the ground of faith or caste.  I know Him truly.  O Brahmins, if Siva does not marry me,  I shall remain for ever a virgin.   Even if the sun were to rise in the west, even if the mountain Meru were to move;  even if the fire were to be cool,  and even if the lotus were to bloom on a rock at the top of a mountain,  my stubbornness cannot be nullified.   I am telling you the truth.”

After saying thus, and bowing to those sages,  the Daughter of the Himalayas stopped and recalled Siva with an unruffled mind.   The holy men blessed her and returned to Siva’s abode.

In brief, Siva Himself then appeared to her as a fraudulent Brahmacharyin,  and did His best also, to deflect her devotion.   And even as Parvati in utter weariness was about to brush him off,  He assumed His true form,  embraced her and said,  “Where will you go,  forsaking me?   You are not to be discarded again by me.   I am delighted.   From today I am your slave bought by your austerities.   I am sold to your beauty.   Even a moment appears like a Yuga.   Even in the three worlds I do not see a beloved like you.  O Parvati, in every way I am subservient to you!   Your desires are granted.   O beloved, come near me.   You are my wife.   I am your bridegroom.   I shall take you immediately to my abode on Mount Kailas.”

Kailas & Lake Manasarovar

Kailas & Lake Manasarovar

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From Rohit’s Book with the Deck:

“Joy pervades the Divine realms as Siva finally succumbs to love and marries Parvati.  All classes of living beings join the festivities led by the relieved devas. For Siva has promised them their deliverer – his son Skanda will be born, and he will kill the demon Tarakasura.  In his bliss he has even agreed to resurrect Kama, for as he comments wryly – “Am I too not under Kama’s sway now?” …

Sacred India Tarot 4 - Brahma, The Emperor

Sacred India Tarot 4 – Brahma, The Emperor

“The marriage of Siva and Parvati is the prototype for almost all Hindu weddings until today.  It is symbolically re-enacted in countless temples, while the Khandariya Manadeva temple in Khajuraho is one giant sculpture of the various stages of this Divine nuptial.  It has a resonance within the culture as an ode to supreme happiness that is simply not present in any other episode … Love should unite families, not disrupt the social fabric.  Even Siva the wild man, uncontrollable, bizarre, settles into the ritual order of the cosmos.  He becomes an example of Dharma.  To complete this reintegration into the social mainstream, the great god Brahma acts as the priest presiding over the ceremony. The accumulated powers of Yogic solitude will now be harnessed for the well-being of society and the world.”

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Visual reference for Siva/Parvati

Visual reference for Siva/Parvati

Rohit’s Notes to Jane in 2004 – 9 of Lotuses:  Siva Marries Parvati

“The visual provided is almost self-explanatory.  Brahma is the priest performing the ceremony, so you might want to refer back to the Emperor card.  Also, please remember that nipples and pubic areas are to be carefully covered with drapery!”

Visual reference from comic book - the marriage of Siva & Parvati, and the gods petition Siva

Visual reference from comic book – the marriage of Siva & Parvati, and the gods petition Siva

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Jane’s Notes

How little they knew!  For the Dharma to bear fruit, an aeon of experiential bliss is required, while the world’s cosmic imbalance – the ravages of demon Taraka –  awaits resolution. In fact, Parvati was unable to conceive in the normal way.  Their odd shaped offspring, Skanda, Ganapati and others, would be born from drops of sweat, and from the friction of their inevitable quarrels.

Here is the finished card of their marriage ceremony.  As within a Vedic shrine, Brahma the Creator-god presides.  Parvati, the Daughter of the Mountain, and reincarnation of Siva’s earlier bride Sati, was born dark and comely, like Solomon’s queen.

Sacred India Tarot 9 of Lotuses - Brahma officiates the wedding of Siva and Parvati

Sacred India Tarot 9 of Lotuses – Brahma officiates the wedding of Siva and Parvati

Brahma is the first of the divine Trimurti – Creator, Sustainer, Destroyer.  The other two are Vishnu and Siva.  In Hinduism, Brahman is not Brahma.  Brahman is the One transcending every divine Face:  the un-named, ineffable and Immanent Presence, containing All.

As you may remember from previous Parvati posts, Brahma-Creator was impressed by Tarakasura’s demonic austerities – his powers of concentration – and unwisely granted him a boon of conditional immortality.  The one condition was for a son of Siva to destroy him.   Everyone knew this was impossible. Siva being a Yogi, had no interest in women.  So Tarakasura unchecked, meddled with the Universe, creating outrageous virtual technologies and reaping dismay in all beings.   This is an aspect of Brahma-Creator when it goes manic.

But the Great Yogi, meeting his elemental match in the Himalayan steadfastness of his future bride, at last bowed to Kama the god of Desire – whom his third eye had incinerated.

Sacred India Tarot - Kama god of desire

Sacred India Tarot – Kama god of desire

Sacred India Tarot - Siva incinerates Kama (5 Lotuses)

Sacred India Tarot – Siva incinerates Kama (5 Lotuses)

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Rohit’s Notes in 2004 – 10 of Lotuses:  Siva agrees to restore Kama

“The visual reference provides the template.  You could also use the Gangadhara Siva as further reference.  Basically it signifies a restoration of balance to the cosmos with the resurrection of the Eros principle which is Kama.  It completes the suit on a note of reconciliation and harmony.”

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Jane’s Notes

NB – we finally drew a brand new Siva Ardhanariswara for 10 of Lotuses, to embody this theme.  At one point, Rohit suggested I draw a little reconstituted Kama figure in the bottom corner somewhere.   This never got done;  but the restoring of Kama is adequately covered in the Royals of this Suit.  (See next post in this series.)

Sacred India Tarot World Shakti for card 21 - originally drawn for Queen of Lotuses

Sacred India Tarot World Shakti for card 21 – originally drawn for Queen of Lotuses

This is the first Queen of Lotuses – Rati, the wife of Kama – that I drew.  Her kundalini was considered so powerful that Rohit promoted her to World Shakti in the Major Arcana, and I drew a new Siva Natarajan for her consort in the World card.

Pradyumna the son of Krishna and Rukmini was originally intended as the Knight:  in the end re-shuffle, he became the King of the suit, and Kama himself the Knight.   I was then commissioned to draw a new sensual Rati for the Lotus Queen.

Sacred India Tarot, Kama's wife Rati, detail

Sacred India Tarot, Kama’s wife Rati, detail

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Further Correspondence:  Rohit and Gautam to Jane, re Lotuses 10

20 October 2004 – “… card number 10, Siva agrees to restore Kama, I want an ARDHANARISWARA, which we can scan from the Presence of Siva book.  In the case of the card, the reconciliation and restoration of Eros to life can happen only by an integrated male and female energy, in short, the Ardhanariswara.  The figure standing by the bull is perfect to use. 

Ardhanariswara

Ardhanariswara

“I want to get this across to Jane now, because the speed at which she is hurtling along, we might have the card ready before we can talk to her.  I also want Jane to do a Dattatreya.  I do not know where we will use it, but it certainly has some scope in the pack – perhaps as a bonus.

31 October 2004 – “I think we should switch characters of Kama and Pradyumna for King and Knight of Lotuses, as Pradyumna is the healed person, and Kama is still immature.” 

“With regard, Rohit.”

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Ardhanariswara in Elephanta cave

Ardhanariswara in Elephanta cave

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Jane’s Notes

“Ardhanariswara” means “the Lord whose half is Woman” – the ultimate reconciliation:  the Great Work of alchemy:  a humane maturity.   Siva the solitary Yogi, Rudra the Wild Hunter, now basks in feminine beauty all down his left side:  she is seamless with his masculine power – the ultimate bliss, and union of the polarities.

The Bull Nandi is Siva’s vehicle and contact with the Earth.

The beautiful image above, is in the Elephanta cave on an island near Mumbai;  and here below is the finished Sacred India Tarot card Ten of Lotuses … as in The Chakras on the Tree of Life.  (and their sequel)

Sacred India Tarot 10 of Lotuses - Siva Ardhanariswara

Sacred India Tarot 10 of Lotuses – Siva Ardhanariswara

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Correspondence circa November 2005 – Gautam and Rohit

“Hi Jane, 
“Herewith feedback from Rohit.  I was away in Ramana Ashram and Puttapurthi for a few days.  We loved the card, but Rohit had a few points.  Warm regards, Gautam.

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“Gautam – The pic is as usual great, but there is no Kama in it, so how do we know he is going to be restored to life – no gods either, as in the picture reference we sent, where they are pleading with him to restore Kama.

“It is a really good, even spectacular picture, but for once in this suit it has missed this point.  Maybe some sort of ghostly Kama re-materializing in a corner would do the trick?  I mean it could stand on its own, most Ten of Cups are boring and static.  This card at least looks beautiful and dynamic, but some thematic unity perhaps?

“I do not understand what Jane says about the colours as they seem okay, maybe they look even better in the original artwork.  Too much blue, is it?

“Rohit.”

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“Dear Gautam and Rohit
Yes, you had given me the visual reference of the gods begging Siva to reinstate Kama;  but you then wrote an email replacing this idea with Ardhanariswara ! – which I took literally.  In my view, the Ardhanariswara incorporates the restoration of Kama and harmony to the universe, and the gods begging for it in the same composition would already have been given it!  so their plea would be a bit superfluous.  

“It is very difficult indeed to squash additional history into these narrow oblong frames, compositionally – one needs the panorama.  So let me know what you think.  Perhaps I could reduce the existing Ardhanariswara in size, and have a bit along the bottom with the gods in it, rather like as in the Ace.

“The colour  – you are getting an electric blue which is OK but in the original this same blue includes violets, indigos, greys and dark and light.  Otherwise the colour balance is good.

Yantra Siva Shakti

Yantra Siva Shakti

“The Yantra I sometimes use is I think, one of the Mother Goddess ones, and shorthand for the Sri Chakra:  two shakti triangles descend through one ascending Siva triangle.  I have a reference to it here, I will find the book and look it up for you.

“Jane.”

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Ardhanariswara in Elephanta

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From the “Siva Purana” –  Part Two:  A Tale From the Marriage

HER age long weariness subsided.   When the fruit is realised, the exertion during the process of undertaking, perishes.   A wedding in every realm took place upon Kailas; the vast army of the mountains and the gods on coming together shone like the Eastern and Western oceans joined;  and when they met,  the Lord Siva and His sky-piercing father-in-law considered themselves blessed.   And thanks to the trident-bearing Siva’s nectarine glance, Kama emerged from the ashes, a comely, wonder-inspiring body with splendid dress and features, and Kama’s wife Ratti ceased her lamentations and rejoiced.

Siva took Parvati to a delightful, brilliant, and isolated place on Kailas, and told her,  “I am reminding you: If you remember your previous birth, speak out.  In my divine sport, you are always my beloved.”   Making a wonderful bed conducive to good sexual pleasure, rendered smooth and fragrant with flowers and sandal paste, and auspiciously supplemented with objects of enjoyment, Lord Siva, the bestower of honour,  indulged in dalliance with Parvati for a thousand years.   In that divine sport, at the mere contact with Parvati,  Siva lapsed in trance ;  she also,  and neither knew the day nor the night.

When Siva, following the worldly way, began to enjoy his pleasures,  a great length of time passed by as though it was a mere moment in their awareness.   And the gods gathered together gloomily, and their spokesman Brahma petitioned Vishnu: “It is for the fulfillment of our task that Lord Siva, leader of Yogins, free from aberrations, the unsullied,  revelling and resting in His own Self,  has married.   No son is born to Him.  We do not know the reason.  How is it that the lord of gods is delaying the action?”

Maithuna in Khajuraho - photo credit http://trailsntrials.in

Maithuna in Khajuraho – photo credit http://trailsntrials.in

Vishnu replied  “O, Creator of the Universe, there is nothing to worry about.   All will be well.   O Lord of gods, seek refuge in the great Lord Siva.   Those who dedicate their minds to Him joyously and devoutly have nothing to fear from any quarter.   The interruption to amorous dalliance will take place at the proper time, not now,  O Brahma.   Any task carried out at the proper time is crowned with success, not otherwise.   If the enjoyment is desired by Siva, who can stop him?   When another thousand years are completed, He will desist,  out of His will.   If anyone separates the copulated pair by tricky expedient, he will suffer the pangs of separation from his wife and sons in every birth,  and fall from perfect wisdom.   O gods, Siva’s act of enjoyment will extend to a thousand years of celestial calculation.  After that period is over, you can go there and do such things as will necessitate the fall of the semen on the ground.   The son of the Lord named Skanda will be born of that.   O Brahma, return to your abode.”

After saying this, the Lord of Lakshmi went back to his harem.   But on account of the dalliance of Siva and Parvati,  the Earth quaked with the weight along with Sesa the serpent chief and Kacchapa the tortoise,  who support Her.   And the cosmic air, the support of everything, was stunned.  The three worlds were acutely terrified and agitated.   Vishnu was again petitioned by the depressed gods; this time He took them all to Kailas.  Siva’s attendants would not at first let them in.   “How should they know what Siva, the great Lord, is doing in Parvati’s apartment? He has been there for many years.”   But Vishnu, the favourite deity,  went to the doorway of their apartment.  The tumultuous cry of the heaven-dwellers distressed by the demon Taraka, mingled with the sound of his eulogy to Siva, as he wept bitterly.

Hearing this, the great Lord, expert in Yogic theory,  yet free from lust,  did not emit his semen, as he feared to offend Parvati,  but came to the door where the distressed gods were gathered.   Siva cannot resist His devotees.   They begged Him,  “O Lord, carry out the task of the gods.   O great Lord, save the gods.  Slay Taraka and other demons, and take pity on us!”

Siva replied,  “O Vishnu, O Brahma, O gods, you are the goal of everybody’s mind.   What happens necessarily must happen.   Nothing can stop it.  It already happened.   Now, O gods, listen to what is relevant to the context.   Let him who will, pick up this discharged semen.”   After saying this, He let it fall on the ground.   Urged by the gods, Agni, the Vedic god of the fire offerings,  became a dove and swallowed it with his beak.   Meantime, Parvati arrived, saw what had happened, and blazed with fury.   She scolded Vishnu and the gods:

“Hi, Hi, O gods, you are wicked and selfish,  and you give pain to others.   For the sake of realising your self-interests, you all seduced the Lord and spoilt my pleasure.  I have become a barren woman.   Ye gods, after offending me, none can be happy!   Hence, O wicked heaven dwellers, you will suffer.   Let your wives be utterly barren.   And you, Agni, be the devourer of everything,  and let your soul be afflicted.   You are a fool, a rogue.   You do not know Siva’s fundamental principles.  You have come forward to carry out the task of the gods.  It is neither proper nor beneficent to you, to have eaten up Siva’s seed.”

After cursing the fire thus, Parvati the Daughter of the Himalayas, returned to her apartment along with Siva, dissatisfied as she was.

[Now, O Sage, listen to this story of the birth of Guha.  “Guha” means the Cave of the Heart.   Better known as Karttikeya or Skanda, he was born in a thicket, in a forest, out of the semen of Siva,  without the intervention of Parvati,  and fostered by the Pleiades constellation (Krttikas).   When grown into a youth, he became the Commander-in-Chief of Siva’s army,  and fought and slew the Demon Taraka.   As he killed (mara) the evil (ku) Asura or Demon, he became known as kumara.]

O Sage, hear now the details of His birth.  The gods are wont to partake of the offerings of food consigned to Agni, the sacred fire, in accordance with the Vedic text.   Hence, the gods became pregnant.   Unable to endure within them the force of the semen, they became afflicted,  overwhelmed and scorched.   They had already lost their wits with Parvati’s curse.   In this terrible state, again they sought refuge in Siva.   With palms humbly joined in reverence, they beseeched Him,  “O great Lord,  consort of Parvati,  what has happened now?   Your magical power cannot be transgressed.   We have become pregnant and also scorched by your seed.   O Siva, take pity on us.   Remove our miserable plight!”

Siva in Rishikesh

Siva in Rishikesh

ON HEARING their eulogy, Siva came at once to the threshold,  and on hearing these pitiful words,  laughed and replied with His usual sympathy to His devotees, “O Vishnu, O Brahma, O gods, all of you listen carefully.   You will be happy.   At my behest, you shall vomit this virile semen of mine.”

Accepting this command with bent head, Vishnu and the other gods immediately vomited it out, after recollecting Siva as the Imperishable. Siva’s seed, lustrous and golden in colour, as it fell on the ground,  seemed to touch the heaven, huge as a mountain ;   and Vishnu and the other gods were relieved.   Only Agni was not happy.  The distressed Fire deity eulogised Siva with palms joined, and piteously spoke:   “O Lord of gods,  I am a stupid and deluded servant of yours.  Forgive me my fault.   Please remove my burning sensation – O Lord, benefactor and sympathetic to the distressed!”

Siva said delightedly,  “It was improper of you to swallow my semen.  Hence your sin became formidable at my bidding,  and the burning sensation was not cured.   Now that you have sought refuge in me, you will be happy, I am pleased with you.   All your misery will dissolve.   Deposit that semen carefully, in the womb of some good woman.   You will become happy and particularly relieved of the burning sensation.”

On hearing this, Agni replied,  “O Lord Siva, this splendour of yours is inaccessible and unbearable.   No woman in the three worlds except Parvati, can hold it in her womb.”  Then Narada, the great Sage and Messenger of the gods, counselled him:  “O Agni, listen to my words to dispel and relieve you of your burning sensation.   They will yield great pleasure and ward off your pains.   Take recourse to the following expedient, by Siva’s will.   O Agni, deposit this semen of Siva in the bodies of the ladies who take their morning baths in the mouth of Magha river!”

kamasutra image, Khajuraho

kamasutra image, Khajuraho

IT SO HAPPENED that the wives of the Seven Celestial Sages came to a certain spot, desirous to take their early morning bath in the mouth of Magha,  together with other rites and observances.   After the bath, six of them were distressed by chilliness,  and wished to warm themselves by the fire.   The Sage Arundhati of good conduct and knowledge, saw they were deluded by Siva’s magical art, and tried to dissuade them.   But the six ladies stubbornly insisted on going by the fire to ward off their chill.    Immediately, the semen particles entered their bodies through the pores and hair-follicles, O sage!   The Fire was relieved of that burning sensation.   And vanishing at once from the scene,  Agni in the form of a flame, went back happily to his region,  mentally remembering Your good Self, O Sage,  and Siva.

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O AUSPICIOUS One, all the women became pregnant,  and badly distressed by that burning sensation.   They went home, and O dear, the husbands on seeing the plight of their wives were outraged.   Consulting one another, they discarded them;  and there was chaos in the ashram.   And in this miserable state, the six ladies felt very distressed indeed.

The Rishis wives were driven hither and thither, and at last managed to cast off the irritant semen in the form of a foetus on the top of Himalaya Mountain;  they were then relieved of their terrible burning sensation.   But unable to bear that seed of Siva, trembling with earthquakes, lava and avalanches of melting snow, the Himalaya range was scorched, cracked open and hurled it into the Ganga river.  And O great Sage, Mother Ganga rose up in enormous waves,  and deposited Lord Siva’s intolerable semen in the forest of Sara grass by the banks.

The semen that fell transformed to a handsome good-featured baby boy, glowing with glory and splendour,  lying among the reeds;   and the myriad inhabitants of the three worlds felt an unknown increase of pleasure within them.   O great Sage, on the sixth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Margasirsa, and with six faces, Siva’s son was born in the world.   At that moment, upon their mountain in Kailasa,  the Daughter of the Himalayas and the Lord Siva knew great joy, and rivers of milk exuded from Parvati’s breasts.  On reaching that place in the Sara grass, everyone felt very happy.   An auspiciousness blossomed throughout the three worlds, pleasing to the good,  and obstacles occurred to the wicked,  and particularly to the demons.   The sky throbbed with a mysterious sound of the Dundubhi drum.   Showers of flowers fell on the boy.  And O excellent Sage, there was great delight to Visnu and the gods, and jubilation everywhere.

Extract from Siva Purana

Kamadeva

Kamadeva with his sugarcane bow

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THIS PARABLE has been culled directly from the Siva Purana which goes into much greater detail as to Parvati’s austerities, the betrothal and the wedding, the birth of the elephant headed Ganapati, etc.   The symbolism concerning the Pleiades constellation,  light from which split the core of Himalaya mountain,  and created “the river” and the elements,  is rich, racy and of multiple depth,  as the Puranas draw on yet deeper strata of Vedic material.  (It is commemorated in the greatest festival in Southern India,  Deepam, the Festival of Lights,  which takes place when the full Moon is in the Pleiades – November/December – and during which beacons are lit at the top of Arunachala and in Ramana Ashram itself.)   The relationship between the Sara grass, the flame and the mantric language is touched upon in the Guru Mantra Bhashya of Ganapati Muni. (A translation of this is available on request.)

Siva is the Puranic incarnation of the Wild Hunter, Rudra, and Parvati was Rudra’s erstwhile consort, Sati.   The fire of their yogic lovemaking, a still point (sthanu) in a turning world was immersed for aeons in the waters of primordial awareness,  from which innumerable forms of life proliferated.  

A rewarding and visionary study of these archetypal themes can be found in Prof.Stella Kramrisch’s Presence of Siva (published by Princeton in the USA,)  which skilfully and sensitively orchestrates together Vedic and Puranic strands of a recurring mythos  — Rudra-Siva and his fiery progeny.

The discovery of Ramana Maharshi as the archetypal Skanda or Kumara – the warrior who immobilizes the demon of the mind by Self-enquiry – is touched upon philosophically in the Ramana Gita, by his spiritual “brother”,  Ganapati Muni.  The Muni’s Forty Verses in Praise of Ramana appraise him thus: 

Sacred India Tarot - Ramana as Skanda (Knight of Staves/Wands)

Sacred India Tarot – Ramana as Skanda (Knight of Staves/Wands)

“WHO HAD,  in foregone times,
pierced through Krauncha hill, 

foregoing the joy of being fondled
on his mother Parvati’s lap, 

that he might incarnate in human shape as Ramana 
to pierce the dark
that densely encircles man on Mother Earth 

whose heart now floods with joy on account of Him!”

(Skanda, the son of Siva and Parvati, is famed in the Puranas to have pierced this hill and broken it to pieces.)

“Salutations to the One
who has transcended all qualities, 

the astute celibate,  the one with human habilments, 
the Master and Slayer of Tarakasura!

“Here is no divine peacock that can bear you; 
no Ganges you can bathe in;  no nectar of mother’s milk 
from Parvati’s breasts,  no celestial choir of vina-players to sing to you;

“Oh!  Pounder of Krauncha hill! 
How is it that you yet abide in Arunagiri?”

Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni
from  Forty Verses in Praise of Ramana

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Rohit Arya

Rohit Arya is an Author, Yogi and Polymath. He has written the first book on Vaastu to be published in the West, {translated into five languages} the first book on tarot to be published in India, co-authored a book on fire sacrifice, and is the creator of The Sacred India Tarot {82 card deck and book}. He has also written A Gathering of Gods. He is  a corporate trainer, a mythologist and vibrant speaker as well as an arts critic and cultural commentator. Rohit is also a Lineage Master in the Eight Spiritual Breaths system of Yoga. 

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