…..“Amara Prabhuhu to Mara Prabhuhu

LordKrishna  in Guruvayoor stands out and has enticed everyone the most.  The beautiful stature of Lord Guruvayoor attracts the devotees to come in large numbers  and imagine to  hug the Lord. Guruvayoor is located in Trichur district in Southern India. Sri Narayana Bhattatri composed the beautiful Narayaneeyam, containing thousand slokas which is sung in most of the houses in India .

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Guru and Vayu  adorned  the  deity  of Lord  Krishna to Narayana Saras and  ParamaShivan  was residing in a temple. On seeing  Lord  Krishna, it is said that  Shiva moved out of the temple and shifted to a place called Mammiyoor. So  ParamaShiva gave his own place to Lord Krishna and that is verily where Guru and Vayu consecrated Krishna. The little Krishna stands there as “Guruvayurappa” even today. ParamaShiva’s temple in Mammiyoor is about a kilometer away from the Guruvayur temple. It is believed that  Shiva looks at Lord Krishna and is doing penance in Mammiyoor.

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Poonthanam was a great devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan . (Kerala ) . He was an ordinary and simple man . He was not familiar with Sanskrit . He used to sing praises of the Lord in Malayalam which was his mother tongue.  Out of sheer love he wished to chant Sri Vishnusahsranamam  . He  started  reciting Vishnu Shahasarnamam . Among the 1000  holy names  at one particular place ,  instead of reciting the Holy name  as “Amara Prabhuhu” he recited it as “Mara Prabhuhu”. Amara connotes Devas and Amara Prabhuhu means the ‘Lord of all Devas’.

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Another great devotee of Lord Krishna ( Guruvayurappan ) Bhattathiri   a Sanskrit scholar the author of the epic Srimad Narayaneeyam , who was passing by  , heard Poonthanam reciting the nama as Mara Prabhuhu.

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The next day, Poonthanam again recited the name as Mara Prabhuhu. Bhattathiri who was passing by  became  upset  hearing Poonthanam’s recital of Vishnu Shasarnamam . He walked near to his place and roughed him not to  chant Vishnu Shasarnamam since he had not learnt it properly. Poonthanam was sad for the offence .He pleaded LORD to forgive for his poor knowledge in Sanskrit.

That very night, the all compassionate Lord  Krishna  arrived in Bhattathiri’s dream  and commanded  him that he was pleased with Poonthanam’s  devotion more than Bhattathiri’s scholarliness. He also clarified that the holy name  he chanted was correct and  is indeed “Mara Prabhu” which connotes “Lord of all human beings, plants and animals”.  Coming to terms ,  Bhattadri realises the offence he had committed .

The very next day, Bhattathiri  rushed to  his house and prostrated unto Poonthanam and that “Amara Prabhuhu” and “Mara Prabhuhu” are indeed correct and requested him to continue chanting the nama verse as “Mara Prabhuhu”. It was indeed a divine play of the Lord to show that he was indeed “Mara Prabhuhu”.

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There was a follower  of Poonthanam who would string garlands to  Lord Guruvayurappan. She would offer the garland to the Lord every evening. One day she was running a little late as she had some chores to complete. By the time she reached the temple,  the Dolotsavam  was  over  and the temple was closed.

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There was no one else in the temple and she saw Poonthanam, who was the last person to come out of the temple. She offered her obeisances  to Poonthanam and  expressed her  sadness  that she was not able to get the garland Lord  on time

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Poonthanam took her near a tree before the temple  and asked to offer the same .This  tree called “Manjulal”  is housed outside Lord  Guruvayurappan temple. One would first have the darshan of the  holy tree before entering the temple. Since the Lord was “Mara Prabhuhu” who is the Lord of trees [Mara], Poonthanam requested the girl to offer the garland to this  tree. She implicitly obeyed Poonthanam and offered the garland to Manjulal.

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 The next morning, when the priest  opened the temple to wake up the Lord, they saw the same garland around the Lord’s neck. Such was the Lord’s compassion on that little girl who verbatim obeyed  a devotees words.

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Narayana Narayana Narayana Narayana  Narayana

Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

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About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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6 Responses to …..“Amara Prabhuhu to Mara Prabhuhu

  1. G ANAND says:

    Jai HO prabhu!! dasan.

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  2. Kazhiyur Varadan says:

    Reblogged this on kazhiyur varadan's web blog and commented:

    Bhattathiri rushed to his house and prostrated unto Poonthanam and that “Amara Prabhuhu” and “Mara Prabhuhu” are indeed correct

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  3. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om! Varadan, won’t Lord Guruvayurappa grant unto me 1% of your Devotion?
    Adiyen-Ramanujadasan -Jai Sriman Narayana!

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  4. shobana57 says:

    I feel closer to Lord Sriman Narayana after reading your blog and your service is commendable.

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  5. G ANAND says:

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  6. Vittala Dasan says:

    Vittala Pandurangaa வளர்க உமர் தொண்டு

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