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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thirumylai Sri Peyazhwar mangalasasanam @ Thiruvallikkeni 2008

Till a few months ago ! ~ life was normal, people lived happily without fear of spread of dreaded disease.  At Thiruvallikkeni there are numerous occasions of Perumal purappadu – once a year Sri Parthasarathi Perumal visits Eekkattuthangal and enroute He visits Thirumylai.  .. .. and Thirumylai Peyalwar comes to Thiruvallikkeni for mangalasasanam  ..  [Sri Adhi Kesavar too visits Thiruvallikkeni for vana bhojanam and have heard from elders that Thirumazhisai Azhwar too had been visiting Thiruvallikkeni six or seven decades ago !]

Science or religion ! ~ often people pose this Q to simply show that they are rational thinking !

Research is normally a plodding, tedious process. Scientists check and recheck their data; review and re-review their conclusions; then submit their hard work to a scientific journal for publication, where their peers put it through further scrutiny. Covid just as any other viral pandemic has proven once again that many a times diseases do not compulsorily adhere to their schedules and timelines. As COVID-19 has raced across the globe, public-health experts, political officials, doctors and patients scrambled to find answers about the disease. Digital sites that posted manuscripts of scientific papers before peer review have flourished since January, and editors of prestigious medical journals have asked their peer reviewers to complete their analyses, traditionally done over weeks, in just days.

That pressure to publish is exposing the tension between the desire within the scientific community to only release information once it has been fully vetted–a process that takes weeks and months–and the urgent public need for actionable information in the midst of a devastating pandemic. It’s not simply an academic matter for those in the research community; increasingly, policymakers have turned to the scientific process to guide their decisions–not to mention the doctors who trust it for finding ways to treat their patients and save lives.  In between in WA / FB and social media, everyone became subject matter expert prescribing their suggested remedies and reasoning out why it would not spread in certain areas !

The result is a confusing and often contradictory set of messages from public-health experts.  In June 2020,  a World Health Organization expert declared that COVID-19 spreading from people without any symptoms was “very rare,” then admitted a day later that the conclusion was a “misunderstanding” and based on only a few studies. The concern over asymptomatic spread is a major reason behind social-distancing practices and advice for people to wear face masks in public. Now comes another stunner.   The World Health Organization on 7.7.20  acknowledged "evidence emerging" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.

The simple recipe perhaps is – ‘be very careful’ – don’t venture out unnecessarily. Practice social distancing, wash your hands with soap / detergent / sanitizer. Do not have physical contact with people, try to keep good health, eat good food and pray Emperuman, the great Saviour for happiness and normal living.

நம்மை நல்வழிப்படுத்தி எம்பெருமானிடம் ஈடுபாடு கொண்டு நல்லவைகள் செய்ய என்ன செய்ய வேண்டும் ?

**தேசும் திறலும் திருவும் உருவமும், மாசில் குடிப்பிறப்பும் மற்றவையும் – பேசில்**

வேறொன்றும் வேண்டாம் ! ~ எம்பெருமானிடம் மையல் கொண்டு அவனையே நினைத்து அவனிடத்திலே கைங்கர்யங்கள் செய்தாலே போதும் !! எம்பெருமானை நினைத்த மாத்திரத்திலே, அவனது - தேஜஸ்ஸும், பராக்ரமமும், செல்வங்களும்,  அழகிய ரூபமும், குற்றமற்ற நற்குலமும் மற்றுமுள்ள நன்மைகளும், நம்மை நலம்புரிந்து வந்தடையும். 

An interesting news read is - Aavin has introduced five new milk products, including buttermilk meant for increasing immunity, choco lassi, mango lassi, long-lasting ultra-high temperature processed milk and Tea Mate milk. Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami launched these products on Tuesday. A press release stated that the buttermilk is meant for increasing the immunity of people which will help them fight coronavirus. "The buttermilk comprises ginger, lemon, holy basil, pepper, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt. It is available in 200ml bottles for Rs 23," the release said.

The Covid news continues to be distraughtful. With a spike of over 20,00 cases, India's COVID-19 caseload inched towards eight lakh on Wednesday while 482 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total count of cases reached 7.42 lakh and the death toll has gone up to 20,642.     Meanwhile, in some positive development, Mumbai recorded the lowest single-day figure in nearly two months as the number of cases came down to 806, taking the tally to 86,132. In Dharavi too, only one new case was reported.  Southern Tamil Nadu saw a spike in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday even as the spread of the virus seemingly came under control in Chennai city, where 1203 cases were detected on the day the State total stood at 3616 new cases and 65 deaths. 

Just think of our mindset, 1200 on a single day – makes Chennaites happy – for in the recent past, it was hovering close to 2500 per day .. .. perhaps this could be the result of 17 day intense lockdown – now from Monday (6.7.2020) – the intensity is lowered and traffic is flowing high in the city – what to say !!

25th Sept 2019 was a significant day ~ Purattasi Ekadasi day.  On all Ekadasis, there will be periya maada veethi purappadu of Sri Parthasarathi Swami at Thiruvallikkeni Divyadesam.   Last year on this Ekadasi day – it was special as   Sri Peyalwar from Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Devasthanam visited Thiruvallikkeni.  Later in the night, it rained pretty heavily and was wondering how Thamizh thalaivan Sri Peyazhwar could have reached back his abode at Thirumylai.  Rains are not new and the Muthal azhwargal enjoyed ~ in fact that was the very reason how we got those treasure-trove of thiruvanthathis.   On that beautiful rainy day at Thirukkovalur, Sri Peyalwar in the company of Sri Poigai Alwar and Bootathalwar, lighting with the Universe and love, had darshan of Emperuman.  

Sri Peyalwar was born in a well in Mylapore (thence known as Mylai Thiruvallikkeni).  His birthplace is in the present day Arundel Street in Mylapore closer to Mylai Madhaava Perumal Kovil.  At Thiruvallikkeni, the road adjacent to Sri Parthasarathi Kovil houses a separate sannathi (temple by itself) for Sri Peyalwar and the street is named after the Azhwar and is known as ‘Peyazhwar kovil Street’.

Sri Adhi Kesava Perumal Devasthanam better known as ‘Kesava Perumal Kovil’ is near Mylai Kapaleeswarar Temple and the Chithirai kulam belongs to this Temple.  Here are some photos of Thirumylai Sri Peyalwar purappadu on 28.09.2008 .. contains couple of photos of  His Holiness Sri Kaliyan Vanamamalai Jeeyar swami (the then peedathipathi).

adiyen Srinivasa dhasan
[Mamandur Srinivasan Sampathkumar living in  Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam]

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