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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Emperumanar Simhan 2023 - இராமனுசன் மன்னு மாமலர்த்தாள் அயரேன்

Emperumanar Simhan 2023 - இராமனுசன்  மன்னு மாமலர்த்தாள்  அயரேன்


Often described as the king of the jungle, lions are a distinctive and well-known big cat species. The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.   For all of their roaring, growling, and ferociousness, lions are family animals and truly social  !! – however, from time immemorial they are known for their strength and power.   Male lions boast impressive manes, conveying a range of information about their owners status among the pack. Long dark manes indicate that the lion is in peak condition. The darker the mane, the more attractive to females.  

Lions have strong, compact bodies and powerful forelegs, teeth and jaws for pulling down and killing prey. Their coats are yellow-gold, and adult males have shaggy manes that range in color from blond to reddish-brown to black. The length and color of a lion's mane is likely determined by age, genetics and hormones.  Without their coats, lion and tiger bodies are so similar that only experts can tell them apart. 

When Disney’s “The Lion King” opened on Broadway, it took everybody’s breath away. With animal puppets in all styles and sizes, costumes that turn performers into lush exotic plants and stunning effects that, for example, seem to build a huge lion mask out of nothing but light, it set new standards in theatrical beauty and imagination. 

Away,  more than a century ago, African lions terrorized a railroad-construction project in Tsavo, Kenya,  killing and eating 35 workers. But how and why the big cats became “man-eaters” is still a matter of scientific debate. But the grieving victim, the mankind would not talk about the cruelty that they mete out to lions and every other animals !! 

More than 3,300 skeletons and carcasses from captive lions in South Africa—nearly equivalent to the number of the country’s wild lions—were legally shipped to Vietnam, Laos, and elsewhere in East and Southeast Asia between April 2016 and April 2019, new reporting reveals. This finding is important because it sheds light on the inner workings of the global trade in big cat parts—illegal as well as legal—that’s pushing lions and other wild animals closer to extinction.  For decades, South African farmers have bred the king of beasts as a commodity. Many of the country’s 300 or so farms, which hold 10,000 or more captive lions, are geared to tourists who want to get close to the animals—even walk with them or pet cubs. Some farmers charge trophy hunters thousands of dollars for the guaranteed opportunity to shoot a lion for its head, skin, teeth, or claws. 

Taming a lion or hunting it is considered a virtue all along.  Lion represents power and domineering it – humans considers valorous.  At Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam, in the ongoing Thiruvavathara uthsavam of  Swami Ramanujar, on day 2 - Udayavar had purappadu in pallakku in the morning and in the evening it was Simham – a shining silver one at that. 

நயவேன் ஒரு தெய்வம் நானிலத்தே சில மானிடத்தைப்*

புயலே எனக்கவி போற்றிசெய்யேன், பொன்னரங்கமென்னில்

மயலே பெருகும் இராமனுசன்  மன்னு மாமலர்த்தாள்*

அயரேன்,  அருவினை என்னை எவ்வாறு  இன்று அடர்ப்பதுவே?      

Thiruvarangathu Amuthanar in his glorious work contemplates that he shall seldom offer workship to any other God on earth, will not praise some mortal with high sounding words like  ‘you are akin to a cloud that gives rain’ – one shall never forget the lotus feet of our Acharyar  Sri Ramanujar who unbountiful love flows like a cloud on the mere mention of holy Thiruvarangam.  To those, karma can never approach nor do any harm. 

adiyen Srinivasadhasan.
Mamandur Veeravalli Srinivasan Sampathkumar

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