The Message of the Koel – Peruvanam

भूषाभोगिश्वसितपवनैः फालनेत्रे प्रदीप्ते

स्विन्नस्येन्दोरमृतपृषतैरूर्जितं निर्गलद्भिः ।

मौलौ यस्य द्रुहिणशिरसां मण्डली मण्डपान्तः

क्ष्मादेवानां श्रुतिपदजुषां संशयानुच्छिनत्ति ॥  ८४ ॥

Listen to this verse

‘As the breaths of Śiva’s circlet of snakes

fan the eye that sits on his forehead to a blaze,

the crescent moon above it starts to melt,

dripping amṛta upon the garland of Brahma’s skulls

draped about his head.

Thus revived the skulls resolve the doubts

that trouble the temple Brahmins

in their study of the Vedas.*


*Again this is the Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple just south of Thrissur.


Verse 84 – Pūrva Bhāga

कोकिलसन्देशः – उद्दणडशास्त्री । The Message of the Koel – Uddanda Śāstrī




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