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Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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The Episode Of Sri Kala & Hasti
Kannappa Nayanar Siva Panchakshari Mantra
Holy Thirthas What To Adore
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Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
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THE EPISODE OF KANNAPPA NAYANAR

On the auspicious day of lunar eclipse, when countless devotees and sages assembled for special pujas, Kannappa came there bathing, and with mouthful of water for abhisheka in his hunting shoes as usual. When he was about to offer abhishekam, he saw some yellow discharge from the left eye of the Lord. He was upset. In his zeal to heal the affected eye, he decided to transplant his eye into the Lord's eye socket. Deciding, he pulled out his left eye with an arrow and put it into the Lord's eye socket. What a marvel! The eye shone exceedingly brilliant at once. Before the vanishing of the flickers of smile, he found the right eye watery and the same yellow fluid coming out. He was about to repeat the same process for healing, by putting his foot on the affected eye of the Lord to indicating the point to be translated, for he could see nothing if his only eye too were to be pulled out. There appeared then, the compassionate Lord and stopped his inimitable venture. Demonstrating the real nature of true bhakti to the spectators, the Lord disappeared granting Salokyamukti as desired by Kannappa in addition to restoring the eye sight to him. Doesn't he deserve the ever watchful benign look of the Lord here in this loka more than Salokyaprapti in the loka above? Hence the installation of his image in the garbha griha of the Lord, and it is seen even today. He was canonized later and called, Kannappa or Netresa Nayannar.

 

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