KMS013. VISITS TO HILL TEMPLES

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

KANCHI MAHA SWAMI

Maha Swami, at Pudukottai Town,
To visit hill temples, he was so keen,
That he spent his time in studying
The built-in-cave temple drawings.

There were several cave temples,
Inside Tirumayam,Chithannavasal,
Kundandarkoyil, Narthamalai,
And also at Kudimiyanmalai.

Kings of Chola in their days,
Drilled hills for man made caves,
And drew many colorful pictures
On their walls with plants extracts.

Many natural springs exist,
At Chitannavasal hill site,
Which yielded fresh water,
As a boon from the nature.

Maha Swami, with the help
Of a few electrical pumps
Got the entire water removed,
To see anything deep inside.

They saw, to their surprise,
Stone made Siva lingams,
At the bottom of the springs,
In full shape, without damages

Maha Swami sanctified the lingams
And performed necessary ceremonies,
For the well being of all people,
As was done in any Siva temple.

Devotees came in large numbers,
To worship those new lingams,
And were wonder stuck by then,
How for years none has seen?

The King of Pudukottai Kingdom,
And some local leading citizens,
In turn, organized the celebration
And supervised well its function.

Thus, with his inner-eye vision,
He found out what was hidden
Deep inside the spring waters,
And identified the Siva Lingams.




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