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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 367 (May 14, 2017)

My Lord who is capable of taking many -----, manifested as -----, dug and lifted the ----- in yore; He is known as -----, broke the tusk of an ----- and is beyond meditation for -----; He is stationed in the -----, big ocean and is ----- me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 366 (May 7, 2017)

The Lord who, in yore, protected ----- by holding a mountain as an -----, conquered seven raging -----, resides in ----- in ----- posture, made the ----- Yama stride the battlefield and do the job of ----- (Lanka) by destroying the unbowing ----- of ----- in the war. His ----- is -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 365 (Apr 30, 2017)

If one contemplated the one (Rama) who, with ----- and by shooting an -----, felled and finished the one (Kumbhakarna) who had a long ----- between -----, He is the one who delights the -----, is replete with ----- and has a ----- form.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 364 (Apr 23, 2017)

The red-lotus eyed ----- pulled (my) ----- away from mingling with ----- for just anything. (So) I am ----- “My Mater!”, “-----”. I am ----- towards that benefactor.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 363 (Apr 16, 2017)

The ----- dug out the massive earth, wears a ----- surrounded by plaited, ----- ----- garland and shot ----- (with arrows). If the ----- isn't residing in my heart, ----- will I live?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 362 (Apr 9, 2017)

O Lord residing in ----- which has sky scraping high ----- and is full of -----! -----! (Confined) In this ----- made up of earth, -----, fire, ----- and the ----- hanging sky, and replete with -----, I have come groaning, ----- and very sad, to surrender unto You. -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 361 (Apr 2, 2017)

If you are eagerly looking for the Lord who had ----- kept in his stomach the earth, the -----, the ----- oceans and everything else and then -----, then there are people who have ----- the one who who manifested as a ----- of unimaginable greatness, entered the deluge, lifted the massive ----- and wedded the beautiful, dark ----- -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 360 (Mar 26, 2017)

In yore, the Lord accepted a gift of ----- and zoomed into a ----- form in order to measure with His feet the earth which is ----- as a bloomed -----. His long ----- ripped through the high worlds and ----- beyond the -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 359 (Mar 19, 2017)

Praise without ----- the proper way in which the ----- ones worship with ----- the one who affectionately resides in beautiful ----- surrounded by waterful, ----- ocean, and having ----- ----- and fields!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 358 (Mar 12, 2017)

The ----- the Lord, of unmatched youth who ----- destroyed the defences of the ----- of -----'s son Baanaasura, likes is ----- where Kurava women ----- on the chief of cowherds in ----- raga and dance suitably

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 357 (Mar 5, 2017)

alaikaL madiNthu eRikiRa ------aip pOnRa NiRam udaiyavanE! ------aip pOnRu viLanGkum pirAnE! NInNda cheNthAmaraik kanNkaLaiyudaiya -----! cheNthAmarai malaraiyoththa ------ai udaiyavanE! en ------l paal churakka, unnai azhaiththum NI -----. ------udan evvidaththiliruNthukonNdu enna -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 356 (Feb 26, 2017)

-----! Several ----- and sages meditate (upon Your divine virtues, and in the process), derange their body, ----- softened up, and worship You, carrying ----- strung together, holy water, ----- and -----. Will this not ----- the greatness of You, the root cause of every ----- that is imaginable, one of unchanged attributes, possessor of ----- and driven merely by ----- note?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 355 (Feb 19, 2017)

In yore, since the Lord smote ----- with His ----- and killed him, the ----- worshipped Him. He is the one who has Garuda on His -----. If you keep ----- that ------'s names, they will ----- all your ----- in quick time.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 354 (Feb 12, 2017)

He smote a cunning ----- (with His feet), felled the ----- trees, went with the ----- and safeguarded cows, played the beautiful ----- and stood like a -----. ----- the -----’ king and the ------grazer!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 353 (Feb 5, 2017)

The one with the eyes akin to red ----- has stolen my -----. (Hence) First up, my beautiful ----- lost its hue and -----, and then, my ----- lips and ----- eyes turned -----. -----! Henceforth, in this issue of ours, what can the ----- ----- do?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 352 (Jan 29, 2017)

The one who swallowed and then ----- the ----- oceans replete with -----, the hills, the mountains, the -----, and then, the massive ----- housing ----- places, and all else, is our master. This Lord of ours is the ----- who resides in ----- which has dense -----s touching the ---- land and scurries of big -----. I have ----- by chanting His -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 351 (Jan 22, 2017)

O good -----! Isn't it ----- to be endowed with the best of -----? That we have attained (thanks to god's grace). (So) Be firmly entrenched in praising with ----- the Lord who wears cool ----- swarmed by ----- glued to flowers.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 350 (Jan 15, 2017)

O -----l flowers spurted on the high hedge! Could you place me in the ----- of those who have departed from the -----, without scorching me like the hot ----- of the ----- housed in the ----- hand of the Lord invoked in the ----- and the one who has His abode in ----- which is beyond all the ----- in the sky?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 349 (Jan 8, 2017)

The Lord drove a ----- in the ----- war in which there were many a king, held ----- as a captive with a sturdy ----- -----, and destroyed the pride of ----- which was surrounded by a wavy -----. I have lost my ----- bangles and my -----. Look at this!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 348 (Jan 1, 2017)

O one who is timeless and ----- sweet like a ------'s string ----- as per the grammar of music! The ----- enjoyed by many -----! The pure joy! The one akin to -----, ambrosia and -----! My -----! Other than ----- I have none (as refuge). (So) I pray, You ----- ----- in Your mind!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 347 (Dec 25, 2016)

A ----- is there in everyone's -----; There is the ----- Manthram that all can (easily) chant continuously; there is also ---- to reach the ultimate -----, the point of no-return. (Still) Why some people ----- into ----- ways?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 346 (Dec 18, 2016)

The cool dew of pouring ----- has turned into ----- and it is paining me. (Is it) A ----- for having desired to to see the Thulasi ----- and the ----- of the Lord who resembles ----- and massive, cold -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 345 (Dec 11, 2016)

If (You) speak with those who ----- well your way of talking, it will be -----. What indeed is the ----- of Your troubling ignorant ----- like us? O ----- who has the hue of the -----, big -----! One who built the bridge! (We) Swear upon Your -----! (You) ----- ----- -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 344 (Dec 4, 2016)

She says, 'O, the one who destroyed -----'; and further says, 'O, the one who has the powerful ----- on flag'. With a troubled -----, she breathes -----. With overflowing ----- and -----, she stood with ----- hands.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 343 (Nov 27, 2016)

O Lord residing in -----! First up You held ----- ----- to You. (Then) As a result, I destroyed my terrible -----. (And also) You ----- Your presence in my ----- through these -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 342 (Nov 20, 2016)

The Lord held the Asura who took the form of a ----- who showed up big by ----- the icy -----, the massive ----- and the wind, and tore open his -----. He will ----- us all from entering -----, the abode of -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 341 (Nov 13, 2016)

----- talking angrily, -----'s haunting -----, the ever roaring noise of the wavy ----- and the slipping of -----, all these (happened) ----- we started getting interested in the Lord, the Consort of -----, who wears beautiful golden clothes over her -----, has a ----- gait akin to a ----- and a coiffure filled with -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 340 (Nov 6, 2016)

Those who do not repeatedly ----- on the Lord who lifted the ----- as -----, stopped a hailstorm and removed the distress of the -----, in a ----- posture with their head to the -----, are useless people who suffer staying in the ----- filled with -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 339 (Oct 30, 2016)

Those who plan an ----- thinking their heart is ----- and own and send the ----- (as messenger), will do well to drop it. (Because) I sent (my heart) to the feet of the Lord who tore the ----- heart of -----, but (it) has departed me, remained ----- and has been ----- (around the Lord) till -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 338 (Oct 23, 2016)

The cowherd Lord went into the hot (owing to poison) -----, climbed the ----- tree, jumped over the hoods of the venomous ----- and danced even as his ----- clinked, and then played the ----- flute. This ----- came over and ----- -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 337 (Oct 16, 2016)

The ----- that I am, my ----- burns the moment I think of it! The Lord decked our thick ----- with a ----- of fragrant ----- flowers and showed 'I will die if we are separated' kind of ----- (and deserted). (O, friend!) Worship His ----- ----- where the sea waves wash ashore ----- and -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 336 (Oct 9, 2016)

Seeing all the entirely ----- ----- (of the Lord), and with the knowledge that it is all ----- -----, (one) must ----- in -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 335 (Oct 2, 2016)

You should not ----- it as a mistake the words uttered out of ----- by those who are not full of ----- but have ----- knowledge. (Because) Isn't it that even the ----- committed by the ------headed ----- were a ----- for attaining Your glorious ----- (later, in the form of Sisupala) after realisation?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 334 (Sep 25, 2016)

The Lord of ----- and -----, who made the rain ineffective with a -----, tamed seven ----- with strong ---- in yore for the sake of one with a slender waist, went as a messenger for the -----, avenged the enmity with a rolling -----, hurled a ----- over a ----- and killed both, resides in -----. Let's ----- the same!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 333 (Sep 18, 2016)

O ----- who is reclining on a ----- -----! My ----- are desirous of really seeing You by ----- You with ----- without break -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 332 (Sep 11, 2016)

O, ocean-hued Lord! Why is that You have ----- on the ----- bed Adhisesha who has a ----- ----- mouths and ----- ----- emitting eyes, enjoying ----- divine experience, and replete with radiance, with abundant beauty of the top side resembling a -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 331 (Sep 4, 2016)

Lord Sriman Narayana released the ----- eyed ----- with tusks akin to the moon ----- . I pledged to offer to Him the ----- gathered over morning, ----- and ----- sessions and submit my ----- after ----- and chanting His ----- names.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 330 (Aug 28, 2016)

O Lord! You employed Your feet to ----- and disfigure the body of -----. May You, as ccompanied and worshipped with great verve by -----, -----, Indra and (other) -----, manifest in the ----- for (my) -----, at least one -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 329 (Aug 21, 2016)

We offered worship at the ----- of the Lord who threw the ----- of a cow (over a wood-apple tree) and felled (its) -----. (Thereafter) All (our) terrible ----- are not to be seen anywhere near. Where have they disappeared? Into the -----, or the wave-flowing -----, or the winds, or the fire or the -----? (Do not know) Alas!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 328 (Aug 14, 2016)

O -----! Go, settle and ----- the cool ----- woven in the garland of the Lord of ----- whose form is attractive than the -----. He manifested as the ------bound -----, Koorma and the exemplary ----- Avathara.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 327 (Aug 7, 2016)

The beautiful ------hued Lord wears a radiant ----- crown replete with ----- wreath over it. He finished a huge ----- living in the -----, clear ----- formed from ----- falls on a big mountain.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 326 (Jul 31, 2016)

O ----- that absorb water and pour it down as ----- for the ----- for -----! Have you also, like (our) ----- and us, been caught in the grand majesty of the -----, and suffering because of your affection for Him? May you (get rid of the sorrow) and -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 325 (Jul 24, 2016)

Will the ----- who destroyed the cart while kicking it, do what he wants with my ----- and deem their union itself as wedding and lead ----- together, like ----- and -----? (Or) Will He let the town ----- and ----- aware and ----- in a proper manner in a model marriage -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 324 (Jul 17, 2016)

The Lord, in the yore, manifested as a ----- and fork-lifted the -----; He is Himself the big ----- and the expansive -----; He is always like ----- and ----- in the hearts of His -----; He once heartily chose to be born as a ----- and grazed cows. (I) Worshipped Him in -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 323 (Jul 10, 2016)

In the yore, Rudra, a practitioner of true -----, preached ---- sages in the ----- of a ----- tree, the ----- that he follows of worshipping the Lord who measured the earth, reclined in the ----- and lay sleeping on a -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 322 (Jul 3, 2016)

The ------hued -----, the ----- of the celestials, my very ----- soul, is the ----- Lord reclining on a hooded serpent. He drove the ----- in the deadly war for the Paandavas against the -----. O, ----- will these eyes (of mine) see his victorious -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 321 (Jun 26, 2016)

O ----- who ----- the -----, massive Earth! Owing to your -----, I have fallen into the sufferings of multiple -----. ----- will I attain Your great feet after ----- the old, ----- and severe Karmic -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 320 (Jun 19, 2016)

O ----- dwelling in ----- where ----- drill into quality flowers! You are worshipped by Nithyasooris who offer ----- flowers, salute with folding their ----- like ----- and reach out to Your feet. Now You have entered my ----- and I shall never let You go away.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 319 (Jun 12, 2016)

----- is beautified by ----- spraying from the bunches of the big ----- flowers that grow in the Heaven flowing as a -----. It is the ----- of the one who stopped the cowherd clan’s festive offerings from reaching ----- and instead diverted the same to -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 318 (Jun 5, 2016)

Mother and ----- will ----- through the long ----- even without inquiring me as to what the matter is.Even our ----- who has a ----- akin to the clouds doesn't show his face.The big ----- that I am, my ----- isn't done with even after I am finished. There's ----- to spare a thought about me!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 317 (May 29, 2016)

It will ----- (our stature) if (we) worship the primordial and ----- Lord by uttering the glory of His pair of ----- after gathering mountain ----- -----. quality ornaments, ----- and fragrant -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 316 (May 22, 2016)

He is the master of -----, well-versed in wondrous acts like getting ----- (for stealing butter) and has a form as radiant as -----. I repeatedly drank the ----- ambrosia, that my Lord is, and got rid of the ----- arising out of the connect with the ----- and -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 315 (May 15, 2016)

Having manifested as ----- with the intent of an encounter, the ----- Lord tore into and bifurcated the ----- chest of the -----, with nice-looking and radiant -----. His abode is beautiful ----- where ----- ----- while pecking into the ----- leaf buds of trees abundant with sweet -----, and is surrounded by groves full of flower buds.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 314 (May 8, 2016)

O Lord who created the whole ----- on a ----- flower (which blossomed over the navel, through Brahma)! You bent a ----- and shot ----- that pierced the strong -----’s chest. O ----- of -----! You steal the ----- of those who worship You! O one who ----- over and blesses all those from the ----- quarters! -----! -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 313 (May 1, 2016)

O ----- heart! Worship the Lord who is our -----, the master of our ancestors too, one who is cool, ----- eyed and carries His Consort of delicately ----- -----, than even a twig or a -----, on His -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 312 (Apr 24, 2016)

Holding a mountain as -----, the Lord protected the ----- by ruining the rain; He cut asunder the strong ----- of the warring ----- after ----- had fled (the battlefield). His abode is the beautiful ----- where swarm of ----- feast on pretty ----- flowers which ooze honey, and is surrounded on all sides by -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 311 (Apr 17, 2016)

The abode of the ----- Lord who is praised by ----- and ----- till their ----- swell, is ----- where abundant dry pods of the ----- trees rattle even as bamboo plants on the ----- way rub to emit ----- that paints the ----- red.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 310 (Apr 10, 2016)

O Benevolent Lord! Even if You had not taken an ----- birth, ----- in affluence and got the name -----, would it not have been possible (for You) to take the -----, which, You had embraced to Your -----, kept in Your ----- and then released? Pray, consider and ----- (about this) so that ----- may understand!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 309 (Apr 3, 2016)

My Lord! In order perform ----- to You in every possible way, can I merely wish to sing Your praise and worship You and relieve of my -----? Please tell me! You are chief of all in the -----; the primordial cause of all the eight -----; the ----- wealth and -----! I will eulogise ----- only.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 308 (Mar 27, 2016)

You have the discus, big -----, -----, yellow vestments and crimson hue of the sky, the Lord of -----! I had drowned and was floundering in the ----- ocean called ----- before finding the ----- by Your -----. Show and bless me with the ----- gesture of Yours!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 307 (Mar 20, 2016)

O, Devotees (of God)! Destroy your ----- Karmas and ----- by carrying ----- flowers and reaching -----, where the ----- sing ----- and day forever and the ----- flowers from the hills make the surroundings fragrant! Worship there, offer folded hands and (thus) be elevated!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 306 (Mar 13, 2016)

The Lord with the hue of a massive ----- lifted the ----- as the (great Varaha) in yore; ----- as (umbrella) the (Govardhana) mountain; terrified and finished -----; reclined on the ----- of big waters; stood with all His glory on view in -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 305 (Mar 6, 2016)

He is the ----- of the ------dame and the earth dame; He is the chief of the beings on the earth as also the -----; He is the Lord who has the residents of ----- subservient to Him. He has ----- taken abode in -----. ----- will (we) worship here in ----- and with ----- filling?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 304 (Feb 28, 2016)

O, those who are desirous of coursing through the ----- of the sun and reaching ----- in order to permanently attain the pleasure of ----- (therein)! Fill in your ----- with the holy ----- of the lotus------ Lord, enjoy yourselves, get rid of the effect of the terrible sins from -----, and thus -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 303 (Feb 21, 2016)

He is the ----- of the (five elements like) the ----- sky, ----- and water, the ----- and the sun too, the living-beings of the fertile earth and all sorts of other things; He is the ----- -hued Lord. I found my ----- worshipping Him in ----- situated in ----- where -----, who are ----- like the ----- -born Brahma, reside.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 302 (Feb 14, 2016)

It is ----- which is worshipped by ----- with true devotion. It is ----- which eradicates sins and -----. It is also ----- which is the ----- of the Lord who held the ----- to destroy the Asuras and save the -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 301 (Feb 7, 2016)

In yore (in Vamana Avathara), he delighted the wives of ----- with (His) form, and then (as Thrivikrama), ----- the whole -----. O -----!, Rest his beautiful head on a ----- bed and ----- from behind, ----- the one with a thousand names!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 300 (Jan 31, 2016)

O ----- heart! Holding garlands and -----, the Nithyasooris and ----- attain the the Lord who reclines on the serpent and having a radiant -----, saying 'Get up! (we) shall forever worship'. Come, let us ----- His abode ----- replete with well-grown bamboo trees and fragrant ----- flowers full of pollen, oozing ----- honey and surrounded by bumble bees.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 299 (Jan 24, 2016)

I have ----- attained You, the rare ----- for terrible -----, one who grants firm mind, one who is the inseparable ----- of the -----, the ----- one who does not let (the mind) in other matters, and the one who cut asunder the demoness's -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 298 (Jan 17, 2016)

The ----- of the one who swallowed the -----, the eight -----, the earth, the ocean, the -----, the fire and other such things is the ----- ----- which is surrounded by radiant mansions. It indeed is ----- where the livid one who ----- the bow in yore and dispersed the hordes of enemies who came together ----- to fight him in the -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 297 (Jan 10, 2016)

(I) Worshipped Your -----. Stew beautiful ----- with my ----- at Your great -----. Fondly praising Your form in -----, I realised that the life of dwelling there and ----- You is the best.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 296 (Jan 3, 2016)

Women whose waists are delicate as a -----, come and ----- (about His mischiefs). But then, the master of the ----- that He is, He jumps and plays with His -----. I sent him after the grazing calves, the ----- way which is very hot that even the ----- wither. A great ----- it is!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 295 (Dec 27, 2015)

When one reflects, (great sages) say that ----- is the Supreme Lord. No one can ----- His -----. This is what has been ----- and determined as the truth (in the Vedas and Vedangas). Even to those who have done whatever -----, the fruition, in the end, is the result of the ------wielding Lord's -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 294 (Dec 20, 2015)

The Lord made ----- subservient to Him and took into His service. He is the one who chopped asunder the ----- and heads of the ----- demons by shooting arrows from His deadly bow. He is the Lord of ----- which has ----- replete with men as handsome as ----- and Subrahmanya and women with ------eyes, and unceasing ----- buzz every day.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 293 (Dec 13, 2015)

O -----! What is the use of haunting me all the time? The Lord who reclines on a nice ----- bed, stands in cool ----- which is full of ----- mansions nestled with green------ ----- betel, -----, coconut and -----trees. My good ----- belongs to Him!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 292 (Dec 6, 2015)

----- who went to the sacrificial land of Mahabaliand took ----- with His beautiful hands, then measured with three steps and captured the whole world, has a ----- for weapon and a bird for -----. O ----- heart! ----- (to me)! ----- the feet of the Lord reclining on a serpent!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 291 (Nov 29, 2015)

I desired and have entrenched in my -----, without disparity, the one who manifested as Vamana in the disguise of a -----, one who is rare as ----- treasure and one who is a -----. O senses of extremely wicked -----! Run (away); delay not! The soul, which is the ----- (of the Lord), is not like before. It is (now) ----- by Him.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 290 (Nov 22, 2015)

You had reclined on the big ----- where ----- deposit and -----. Now you have kindly entered my -----. O Lord of ----- where -----, ----- bees caress the fragrant ----- and ----- flowers, and then, leave them for the fronds of ----- coconut trees! Henceforth, even if you think of leaving (me), -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 289 (Nov 15, 2015)

----- has ----- engulfed by the ----- smoke spreading over the sun light on top of the sky-scraping ------white mansions on the ------like long streets. It is the ----- of the one who came at ----, lay on his bed of flowers, then entered my ----- and made my ----- eyes brim with tears (by departing).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 288 (Nov 8, 2015)

Those who are set to go to the ----- of unbridled bliss, avoiding the grip of the ----- senses traversing ----- matters! Forever be ----- in the grace-predominant ----- of the Lord who killed the demons by splattering their -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 287 (Nov 1, 2015)

The entrance ----- of the great city, which is the place of ----- and surrounded by a fortress, will shut down for other than those who follow the unfailing path of the Lord of -----, before they can get rid of the ------like worldly binding which they themselves cannot release from. This I have known now.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 286 (Oct 25, 2015)

As destined by the Lord of ----- to show me the path to -----, I am going -----. O heart! laugh at the -----! The two feet of the Lord who rides the beautiful bird and wears honey-dripping ----- (are) on my -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 285 (Oct 18, 2015)

----- and ----- bees hum sweetly while the fragrance of the ----- flowers spreads everywhere in -----. It is the abode of the majestic Lord who went (to Lanka) and thrashed the ten heads of ----- besides cutting asunder (his) chest and -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 284 (Oct 11, 2015)

Only the ----- of the Lord (of everything) protects (us all). As per the truth in the saying 'even enemies will (some day) become -----', the ----- which in days of yore used to call for a showdown every night with hostility and blew fire flame (over us), has now turned ----- since (we) have worn the attractive, cool ----- garland of our Lord -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 283 (Oct 4, 2015)

He doesn't go away from (my) -----; He is extremely keen about his ----; coming to think, He is is of a subtle nature; He is the essence of the the ----- Swaras. The Lord, who dwells in ----- which is surrounded by radiant and excellent jewel -----, has today entered ----- into my heart. This is -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 282 (Sep 27, 2015)

The Lord sucked the ----- out of Puthana who came as a -----, as also ate ----- and -----. He took the form of the pure and beautiful Vamana, and even though unfit (to do so), went begging to ----- and asked him to '----- three strides of land -----', He (then) strode over the seven worlds. He has the hue of ----- flowers. O Heart! Go and reach Him in -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 281 (Sep 20, 2015)

“O Celebrated -----! Come here! O One who held aloft the -----! O ------dancer! O ----- of the Vedas! My Lord of -----, Wonder-Lord! (You) Come near me; without saying ‘-----’! When the ----- say harsh things and complain (about You), I will not ----- it. So, come here!”

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 280 (Sep 13, 2015)

O, -----! If the ever-tormenting terrible distresses have to be struck severely and driven away, ----- adorn the ------like Lord who has ----- for us from time immemorial, -----, ----- and -----, with garlands of hymns!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 279 (Sep 6, 2015)

Even when ----- was entrenched in our hearts, the ----- on our ----- slipped off! What -----? We have been born as ----- and accordingly have our ----- in tact. So be it. (But still) Will we keep away from singing the praise of ----- and ----- where the Lord has taken a liking to reside.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 278 (Aug 30, 2015)

Those who renounced numerous inherited ----- after having tamed their -----, reproached their ----- bodies, and those who have not sought the Lord, reach the long-lasting and delightful ----- and then return. (But) Attain the feet of the Lord with ------ banner; there will never be -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 277 (Aug 23, 2015)

O Heart! The followers of ----- and Sramana religions which are symbolised by the well-grown ----- and Asoka trees, and their gods dwelling in the temples, are all over the place. Even then you (have escaped embracing them and) have ----- to the Lord who has beautiful eyes and showers His grace from His abode ----- which is surrounded and praised by the Devas and -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 276 (Aug 16, 2015)

O swarm of ----- sitting on flowers and having eyes similar to the red lotus and form akin to the -----, much like the Lord of the -----flower grove surrounded -----! O thick, exquisite pools! O ----- flowers found therein! Pray, tell me a ----- (to escape from you).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 275 (Aug 9, 2015)

You are the embodiment of the undrowned earth, sky, air, fire and water. So, is it ----- on Your part that You were unsparing in ----- the ----- life of the ----- ----- who ventured into a battle owing to his -----? (No).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 274 (Aug 2, 2015)

She blabbered saying ------flowing ----- and -----; inquired about ----- and then kept quiet; spoke about affluent ----- and -----; grew thinner at heart. Alas, why has this happened?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 273 (Jul 26, 2015)

The Lord has His auspicious feet entrenched in -----. besides the ----- being the shadow, wherein live exemplary -----. He wears a nice, cool, ----- and beautiful ----- garland. He has a thousand -----. Other than Him, I have no refuge -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 272 (Jul 19, 2015)

He wears nice Thulasi garlands abound with buds sprouted owing to attractively------ bees blowing the ----- of ----- petals. He ----- and measured the sky and the earth with His beautiful ----- feet. (My) Heart is immersed in and ----- by them.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 271 (Jul 12, 2015)

O Lady! He (Krishna) is the Husband of Earth dame, Consort of the ----- and the manly son of -----. Playing a ----- flute, he entered our hamlet at night. Thereafter, my -----'s flowery eyes dropped, ----- tightened, lotus lips ----- and her form got totally changed. O, what indeed will (I) -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 270 (Jul 5, 2015)

(An elderly person) is surrounded and worshipped by Nithyasooris even as he is chanting the -----. The lady of the sea is his -----. The blaring conch is on one side and the ----- on the other. Further, come to describe his colour, it is akin to the ----- flower and the -----. With his eyes and form extremely beautiful, he is as dear to me as my -----. When (I) asked who he was, (he) replied that he is -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 269 (Jun 28, 2015)

O flocks of ----- always looking to pick your prey in picturesque water bodies! My Lord, who has------like lips and holds the discus in his hand, resides in ----- surrounded by tall ----- fields. Go, see and tell Him with ----- the tale of ----- of the poor me!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 268 (Jun 21, 2015)

He is lying on a -----, reclining on Aadhisesha and sleeping since long in the dark -----. He blessed ----- ever since childhood. ----- for the handsome one who resides in -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 267 (Jun 14, 2015)

O people who do not understand how to attain ----- and do penance by taxing their body and reducing it to a ----- and go about eating (just enough) to survive! The true ----- to Moksham is ----- who is hailed by the ----- as the first-cause Lord and is ----- to Nithyasooris.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 266 (Jun 7, 2015)

The Master (of one and all) has ----- that measured the whole world. He is the Lord who has ----- as revealed by the ----- that sound like a -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 265 (May 31, 2015)

O Heart! The Lord who toddled so that the well-rooted big ----- trees broke and fell, and the one who holds the discus is -----. He has lotus feet that are forever worshipped by -----. When (Indra’s) anger resulted in rains, He went at once and removed the misery of the ----- by lifting the mountain (Govardhana). He resides in -----. Go and reach there!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 264 (May 24, 2015)

For the sake of the beautiful, ------armed -----, the Lord killed seven ----- with terrible horns in a trice. Contemplating Him, we are looking forward to the -----, which is greater than -----. Isn't it the proper way (for an aspirant of the Moksha)?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 263 (May 17, 2015)

Will (our wish) always remain fulfilled? The Lord,who is the chief of cowherds, ----- and -----, is atop the triumphant Garuda. Will (we) have the fortune of worshipping Him in that posture with folded hands and also in ----- which is His permanent dwelling place, surrounded by big groves, and where masters of the four Vedas, five ----- and six Angas reside.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 262 (May 10, 2015)

Even as He (stealthily) ate -----, an annoyed ----- beat Him with churning stick; He even let her tie Him with a short knotted rope. The ------hued Lord resides in ----- which is surrounded by solid, big fort-wall. I chant His ----- daily and -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 261 (May 3, 2015)

The Lord who manifested as a man-lion in order to cut asunder -----'s chest, is the One who has Adhi Sesha whose ----- are conspicuously invisible. He is the soul of all the four -----. He has Rudra, who bears honey-like Ganga, as ----- of His form. He reclines in ThirupPaarkadal. His ----- are the Divyadesams (mentioned in the previous verse).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 260 (Apr 26, 2015)

He is primed (for me), learned to toddle so as to fell ----- trees, killed ----- by deceit. He is the king of -----. Should he come, ----- -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 259 (Apr 19, 2015)

I was in distress and helpless in this sea of -----, like a drowning ----- caught in the ----- waters of the ocean. There came (the Lord) with His ----- form and the discus and conch and ----- became one -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 258 (Apr 12, 2015)

My daughter with a waist that would surpasses lightning and ----- creeper, has little sympathy for her ----- and -----, that we are. Desiring only the comfort of leaning on the shoulders of the Consort of -----, she went (with Him). Will ----- ----- which is endowed with ----- groves, ----- and water?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 257 (Apr 5, 2015)

Is it the ----- mouth that opened up and spat -----! Are these the round, red, ----- eyes that resemble hot firewood! What a ----- is it that the Lord Supreme, the master of ----- emerged as ----- in the form of -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 256 (Mar 29, 2015)

I wanted to ----- (You something). With word, deed and mind, I ----- and immensely enjoyed seeing in my ----- the petal-soft, lean ----- in ----- form who lifted the earth on His tusks. How is that it is so delectable?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 255 (Mar 22, 2015)

He is the first-cause of all that is sentient and non-sentient; the primordial Lord who, while being -----, became ----- and Brahma; stands in my -----, life and consciousness as delectable as -----, -----, ----- and -----; He turned ----- into Himself. I have realised Him.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 254 (Mar 15, 2015)

O the one dwelling in ----- comprising wise men, where the ----- conjoins the top of the houses! O handsome! -----, -----, ----- and the other Devas have brought great holy flowers for worship and stand -----, betwixt. This is beautiful evening time. Come for ----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 253 (Mar 8, 2015)

-----! I know not -----. The Swami wields a discus and a ----- ----- bow (in His hands). ----- ----- -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 252 (Mar 1, 2015)

He has hands that wield the ----- conch and a fiery -----, and a form that resembles a big -----. He has a long ----- that is adorned with Thulasi and (hence) wafting its fragrance. He is my Master and the ----- Lord of -----, reclining on a serpent bed. His red ----- ----- ----- ----- -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 251 (Feb 22, 2015)

O Lord! Your ----- form which is akin to the cloud of pure -----, the red lips, -----, lotus eyes, all this have filled my mind! You have reclined in the ocean of pristine ----- similar to the dark blue cloud atop the big ----- mountain. I cannot ----- (Your beauty).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 250 (Feb 15, 2015)

The one who dwells in my heart is the Supreme Lord who blessed the elephant with mortar-like ----- feet. He is the Lord with ----- eyes and ----- arms. Singing His names while dancing, will relieve my ----- of sadness and add ----- to them.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 249 (Feb 8, 2015)

O the One who ----- Brahma on the (navel) lotus! The eldest son of -----! The Consort of -----! O my dark-hued Lord dwelling in ----- where bumble bees hum ----- songs! O wielder of the bow (Saarngam) fitted with arrows! -----! -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 248 (Feb 1, 2015)

The Lord who made His abode in ----- where ------drunk ----- hum around, overpowered ----- bulls for the sake of the big, lily-flower-like dame in the yore. I have firmly held in my heart that those who have not become subservient to Him do not belong to the ----- folk.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 247 (Jan 25, 2015)

O Merciful -----! The sheen of (my) body, -----, bangles, heart and my ----- have all destroyed my well-being and left me, owing to my helplessness. Alas! How long could I sustain my -----, singing the great virtues of my ----- of ----- surrounded by cool -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 246 (Jan 18, 2015)

O Lord! You are the -----, the fire, the wavy ----- and the wind. You are sweet like ----- and milk. In the yore You emptied Yourself of the earth you swallowed. Would the butter churned by the ----- be sufficient to ----- Your -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 245 (Jan 11, 2015)

O, one like -----! Pearl necklace of -----! I have no refuge other than your grace. O, ----- of those devotees who worship Divyadesams! Worshipping You, I have found the -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 244 (Jan 4, 2015)

The night of extreme darkness and dew scorches more than the sweltering -----. Alas! The beautiful, big chariot of the exquisite, radiant ----- does not appear. The ---- of lotus-hued eyes does not emerge either. So I stand permanently melted. Who can rid of my -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 243 (Dec 28, 2014)

This garland of verses comprising ----- composed by -----, the chief of the residents of ----- surrounded by beautiful groves, is a recollection of a mother’s lament on her daughter’s ecstatic infatuation with ----- who swallowed the entire universe and slept on a fig leaf. No ----- can befall on those who are proficient in reciting this.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 242 (Dec 21, 2014)

You stand on (the Thiruvenkata) -----, You sit in (the Paramapadha) ----- and You sleep in (the milky) ocean. Once You covered the Earth (as Thrivikrama), swallowed it on another occasion and came as boar and lifted ----- some other time. In good times, You created good ----- and made gods (for them to worship as appropriate). You indeed are the ----- who bestowed these benedictions!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 241 (Dec 14, 2014)

The Lord who took on and conquered ----- bulls, gifted the ----- blood so that the vultures' prey ----- is filled to its brim with his attractive hands in order that the fire-hued bull-rider (got rid of) his ----- that all others washed their hands of. It will be a ----- if one starts narrating it.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 240 (Dec 7, 2014)

The Lord of the celestials suddenly jumped from the sprout-filled, well-bloomed ----- tree and appeared on the stage which the hoods of ----- was like, and danced adroitly on it. He resides at ----- of ----- which is replete with noble Brahmanas who are the masters of the ----- fires, the four -----, the five sacrifices and the ----- ancillaries of the Vedas.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 239 (Nov 30, 2014)

Those who are capable of contemplating the ----- Lord and fill their hearts with ----- to Him, will aspire to see ----- that is destined for them, soon. They will consider their ----- (attached with the soul) as a disease.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 238 (Nov 23, 2014)

(Owing to Your mischiefs) If children go home crying, their respective -----, unable to stand it, come here complaining about You which You take pleasure in O -----! Your father doesn’t care about You, nor am I able to scold You. (Be that as it may), O handsome child of -----! ----- ----- -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 237 (Nov 16, 2014)

He ----- (the universe) and brought out, (as Thrivikrama) strode through and (as Varaha) lifted, lay (on the sea shore in Sri Ramavathara) and stood there (for the celestials after killing Ravana), sat over in coronation ----- and courted (Bhu Devi). With these explicit -----, He stood there as if proclaiming that the world is His. I am blessed to compose this beautiful ----- Prabandham on the Lord for whose -----, this is like delightful rain.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 236 (Nov 9, 2014)

The Lord of the celestials, who swallowed the ----- worlds and slept as a child on a -----, is a dark ----- gem who has stationed Himself in ----- which is full of strong, ----- elephants. Will my aesthetically-jewelled daughter reach Him now?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 235 (Nov 2, 2014)

The Lord was the saviour as he removed the misery of ----- who destroyed -----’s sacrifice. His abode is ----- where alluvium of fine ----- is replete with mangoes that fell from trees.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 234 (Oct 26, 2014)

Even if (one) gets rid of -----, death, old age and ----- and also attains the joy of -----, I would only think that the -----, associated with failure in praising the feet of the Lord who measured the earth, is -----. Would I deem it otherwise? (I won’t).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 233 (Oct 19, 2014)

The garland of verses composed by -----, whose shoulders are mightier than -----, recounts the ----- words spoken by an estranged cowherd-dame at night (at Gokulam), addressing the pollen-filled ------eyed One. Those who praise the Lord with it will rid of -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 232 (Oct 12, 2014)

(I) shall not ----- with those who are not (single-mindedly devout) like -----; shall not consider the luxuries of the other gods as -----. Forever (I am) ----- towards the Lord of ----- who is the chief of Nithyasooris.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 231 (Oct 5, 2014)

My Lord, who has immersed in me completely, has a ----- which is divinely dazzling; His eyes are ------like; ----- are lotus too; the chest is the abode of His Consort; the navel is where ----- resides. ----- has occupied another part. Wonderfrul, indeed!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 230 (Sep 28, 2014)

Even if all in the world (together) sing His glory, getting ----- to worship Him with folded hands, eyes entrenched on (His) exquisite feet and ----- full of His praise, will that be a good enough eulogy for the one who killed ----- for the sake of (Dame) -----? (Not quite).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 229 (Sep 21, 2014)

The Consort of the Dame born of the densely-petalled lotus, wields the sacred ----- in His hand, as also, the -----, the big mace, the attractive bow ----- and the large, beautiful conch. Together, they have ----- in this world as ----- in order to protect the -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 228 (Sep 14, 2014)

All the celestials and Asuras of the other worlds and ----- world, unable to comprehend You, call You by whatever names. The Lord who has -----, ----- and ----- on His form and the holder of the discus and conch, is the one who can alleviate our distress.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 227 (Sep 7, 2014)

O Lord! One who held aloft a -----, massive (Govardhana) mountain as a ----- against a hailstorm and saved (cows and cowherds)! O the killer of the demon -----! O -----! One who relieved the ----- elephant (Gajendra) of its distress! O ----- (of all worlds)! O ----- who killed the elephant (Kuvalayaapida)! One who removes the ----- of those who meditate (You always)! One whose glory is glory beyond praise! Pray, (You) bless me with the good fortune of worshipping You -----!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 226 (Aug 31, 2014)

A rutted elephant (Gajendra) typically running frenzied, entered an expansive pond. He was exiting after plucking a beautiful, well-bloomed ----- (in order to offer it to the Lord) when he was besieged by adversity and was trembling. Was it not because he ----- the feet of the discus-wielding Lord that he attained the abode of the ----- (Paramapadham), in the yore?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 225 (Aug 24, 2014)

The harsh rays of the ----- scorch (my) tired body with bangles and -----. The fragrant ----- garland of the Lord with the hue of dark, lashing ocean of ----- waves, calls me out (for a fight). What will I do?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 224 (Aug 17, 2014)

Paying heed to the ----- worlds of the cruel dame (who seconded) the wicked uttering of the ----- maid, the Lord relinquished (his) own ----- and kingdom and proceeded through thick forests and finished off demons who were troubling (sages). His abode is ----- surrounded by groves replete with ------dripping flowers.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 223 (Aug 10, 2014)

My Lord took the form of bachelor Vamana and grew covering the massive three -----. He churned the ----- ocean; He showed me His beautiful, gem-like form; He is stationed with true glory, revealing Himself to the residents of ----- surrounded by the abundant ----- of -----, ----- and coconut. There is no ----- for me other than His pair of feet.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 222 (Aug 3, 2014)

O the one who bears in His beautiful hands the Yama-like (in finishing off foes) ----- and the white conch! (You) swallowed the entire universe one moment and then revealed it. Even if You do not show up when I call out ‘-----!’ repeatedly, Your lotus-like, ------chiming feet are an ornament to my -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 221 (Jul 27, 2014)

O my heart! Even though the Lord is beyond the ----- of the mind, do contemplate and ----- about Him. Even if we think about the Lord rarely, He does not leave our hearts and remains there. Why then is our ----- not ----- Him?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 220 (Jul 20, 2014)

The Lord of ----- who saw the end of enemies (like Ravana) by defeating them in the dreaded war-field, with (them) falling prey to animals, and (their) majestic chests that were adored by ----- consumed by fire. Those who keep Him in their hearts and rejoice are our ----- -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 219 (Jul 13, 2014)

O Leader Lord who took the help of the ----- army, (built a bridge), crossed over the ----- sea and destroyed the demons there by shooting ----- arrows! Aren't You also the Lord with the ----- feet who (went as Vamana), begged and got a gift of ----- from Mahabali and usurped (all the three worlds) by straddling over, leaving no place for Your gifter even to stay?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 218 (Jul 6, 2014)

Whenever I see blooming flowers like -----, -----, -----, -----, my supple soul and body erupt in joy that all these are the forms of the Lord.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 217 (Jun 29, 2014)

The Lord, who took a form combining a man and a ----- and tore a ----- apart, dwells in ----- Srivaikuntam, the vision of which only my heart yearns to have, irrespective of whether it is ----- or day.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 216 (Jun 22, 2014)

The Lord who, with the -----, severed the ears and nose of the ----- mistress of -----, who, with gaping, cave-like mouth, made advances to -----, is the resident of ----- where He is forever inseparable with the grand, innocent (as regards the sins committed by devotees) dame (Bhooma Devi) and Sri Devi.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 215 (Jun 15, 2014)

The -----, the fire, the blowing -----, the sprawling oceans, the massive -----, the wandering, hot, radiant sun, the cool moon, the clouds that move -----, the living beings, the ----- quarters, all the surroundings, the (all-inclusive) -----, all these are manifestations of the Lord’s desire.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 214 (Jun 8, 2014)

The Lord arrived at -----’s sacrifice as a -----, begged ‘give (me) -----‘and got the land. With one stride, He measured the earth and with the second, He straddled the worlds above. ----- by the one who strode; ----- by the one who measured the world.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 213 (Jun 1, 2014)

With softened and melted ----- deep inside, (she) utters ‘O one full of -----’ and turns ecstatic; then, calls (Him) ‘O benefactor! and ----- of my soul!’

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 212 (May 25, 2014)

My -----, my Lord ----- my mortal human birth, made me His own and bestowed His abundant grace. My Master, who dwells in ----- where ----- accompanied by lightning converge, has taken a seat in my heart.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 211 (May 18, 2014)

Worship the Lord together with His Consort with garlands made from beautiful flowers, -----, ----- and ----- till the mortal body exists. (If not), Praise Him as much as possible by singing His names; that would be very good.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 210 (May 11, 2014)

O my Lord worshipped by Nithyasooris of the ----- world! Without knowing my true self, I had been an egoist and egotist, thinking ‘me as -----’. (But now) All my ----- are at Your disposal (is my submission).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 209 (May 4, 2014)

O dawdling cool -----! It is only for the purpose of seeking to find rare flowers daily and placing them at -----’s feet that (the limbs) have been created. (Then) why indeed has the misfortune of experiencing separation occurred? -----! Split my body into two if (you) cannot go and tell Him and get a favourable reply.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 208 (Apr 27, 2014)

The dwelling place of the Lord who came as a ----- man-lion and tore apart Hiranya with straight, sharp claws and ----- (the oozing blood), is the fresh grove-surrounded ----- in ----- where handsome Vedic seers of legendary, great affluence reside.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 207 (Apr 20, 2014)

He (on the first day) vanquished Ravana, the king of Lanka surrounded by -----, skyscraping -----, and (on the following day) felled his ten heads by shooting an incomparable, sharp arrow. He is the ocean-hued Lord and the dweller of ----- where ----- sing and pretty peacocks dance. The ----- which adorns His ----- is well entrenched in my heart.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 206 (Apr 13, 2014)

The days keep lapsing like ----- (that cut into our lives), with dwindling of strength owing to illness and catching up of -----. The day of death is approaching. (So) O heart, well realise that it is ----- to be in the service of the Lord and worship praising Him! May the Lord’s feet then bestow the permanent pleasure, that is, a life without return!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 205 (Apr 6, 2014)

O Lord of beautiful ----- which is reverberating with sweet sounds of chants (of verses on Him) and the -----, replete with ensembles and ceaseless dancing! O ----- whose arrows pierced through (seven) trees! I have been worshipping Your feet with flower garlands aplenty for a long time. Pray, You do not think of keeping my ----- away (from You) and letting it wither!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 204 (Mar 30, 2014)

The ----- Kshethram which is the abode of Brahmanas who are Devas of the -----, is the one which the Lord offered to the Nithyasooris (to enjoy Him) in the yore. He is the Lord whom the celestials vie with one another and rush in to worship with ----- in -----, controlling the five elements and the five senses (that act as deterrents to reaching Him).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 203 (Mar 23, 2014)

-----, the benefactor, and the son of -----, showered his grace and protected me by destroying (my) severe sins carried over from the yore. (So) I shall speak about the benevolence of ----- who is the pride of the beautiful -----, and spread the same for the eight quarters to know.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 202 (Mar 16, 2014)

O Lord dwelling in ----- where groves are surrounded by -----! (My) heart gets ----- whenever I think about Your auspicious virtues that destroy sins; If I start speaking (about them), it melts into water; if I start -----, my precious soul burns. (So) I do not know how I can serve You.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 201 (Mar 9, 2014)

The Lord who went between two ----- trees and also measured the worlds is (the one) who sucked the poison from the -----, stole and ate butter from the -----, took on a ----- elephant and finished it, and tore apart the beak of a bird.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 200 (Mar 2, 2014)

O Lord residing in dazzling -----! Orthodox Vedic scholars have come waiting here, chanting ----- and holding water in -----. O mischievous! Don’t defy standing at a crossroads! Listen to the words of the ----- at least for some more time! Let me light the evening lamp which will show Your contour in order for me to -----. Come fast!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 199 (Feb 23, 2014)

When the earth and sky worlds had been engulfed in total darkness, the blemishless Lord manifested as a ----- and retrieved the precious -----. He dwells in ----- where the waves of the Kaveri washes ashore bright, dazzling nine gemstones, bamboo-pearls, ----- and gold.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 198 (Feb 16, 2014)

One who destroyed the Asura clan and Lakshmi’s Consort who rides the large, wondrous bird and the Lord who protects cows has ----- as His abode. The girl therein is like a ----- with beautiful feathers. A pair of lotuses, ----- and ----- flowers, armoury of spears, fish and similar things are no match for her bewitching eyes whose gaze (this) soul cannot bear.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 197 (Feb 9, 2014)

O One who wears wreaths of Thulasi garland! O Lord residing in red-lotus waters-surrounded ----- which is in ----- where ----- of undiminished great glory live! Pray, rid me of my -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 196 (Feb 2, 2014)

You killed the strapping elephant with dreadful eyes, O Lord of -----! But for falling at Your twin feet, where else can I go for refuge? I am like the ----- on the ----- in the middle of the wavy ocean which returns after being unable to find the ----- in all quarters.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 195 (Jan 26, 2014)

O Heart! We are all the time worried about wealth, children, land and ----- mindlessly. But, ----- has bestowed us with the knowledge to contemplate his auspicious virtues that remove our terrible distress. Are these benevolences something he does to others? (No; they are very special)

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 194 (Jan 19, 2014)

The Wonder-Lord reclines in -----. Can (His) devotees afford to miss His handsome chest where Sridevi dwells, His emerald frame, -----, pristine lotus eyes, red lips, ------like mouth, well-crafted crown and radiance?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 193 (Jan 12, 2014)

The Lord who dwells in ----- which is worshipped even by the glowing Nithyasooris, is the chief of the cowherd boys, and is the Wonder-Lord. Uniquely, He resides in all the Divyadesams that are special to Him, merely by His wish.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 192 (Jan 5, 2014)

“----- the Lord who holds a ----- conch, clad in -----, bestows grace in plenty, wields the discus, and is the Consort of Lakshmi?” “(We) Saw him at ----- with locks of fragrant, beautiful hair dropped and spread on shoulders like flocking of ecstatic bees”.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 191 (Dec 29, 2013)

He is the Lord near, Lord afar and the wonder-Lord who stayed put in my thoughts. He dwells in ----- where bamboos split up and spill radiant gems and sparkling white pearls. I know nothing else than the feet of ----- (as refuge).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 190 (Dec 22, 2013)

In the yore, the Lord went to the Asura's (Mahabali’s) great sacrifice as a manikin seeking alms (of three strides of land) in order to size up the seemingly difficult-to-measure, expansive Earth. O Devotees who wish to eradicate your ----- through chanting His names! Reach ----- where the Lord, who reclines on a double-tongued serpent couch in the dark, massive ocean, gladly resides with His Consort!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 189 (Dec 15, 2013)

(Devotees!) Before (your) allotted lifetime draws towards a close and (you) become very weak, reach ----- which is the place of the hooded serpent, and where thick groves and ponds are situated!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 188 (Dec 8, 2013)

The moment one utters the need to recite the Names of the Lord who holds the right-curling, esteemed -----, goodnesses such as -----, valour, wealth, ----- and immaculate pedigree will voluntarily accrue in good measure.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 187 (Dec 1, 2013)

O -----! I know this person (well). He is the ----- who taught (the four Vedas to Brahma) in the yore. (Now) He coveted (my) golden -----, entered my heart, and refuses to leave. Do not know what exactly he has in mind.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 186 (Nov 24, 2013)

Haven't the severe Karmas (angry because they lost their dwelling place) turned ----- inside their eyes and are depressed, showing sullen face? Who can force and distress me when I have packed in my mind the ----- of great qualities of the Supreme Lord? (None can).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 185 (Nov 17, 2013)

O -----! One who, with (a) big-striding foot of Yours, measured the entire earth and (with another), transcended the space to reach Vaikuntam! You have entered the ----- and broke the ----- as well as our hearts, with Your charming smile! (Not stopping with that) If You have us in Your embrace, what will the bystanders not say?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 184 (Nov 10, 2013)

This decad of spotlessly-tuned garland of verses among the thousand on the Lord who stocked up the seven worlds comprising countless souls in Himself, and consumed ----, was composed by -----. With this, (people) will sever the tough, materialistic life and attain -----.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 183 (Nov 3, 2013)

O Lord of Nithyasooris! (Leaving Your abodes like Paramapadham), You have chosen to dwell my heart. You have been the ----- of the world from time unknown. You swallowed and kept the entire Universe in Your stomach. You have stationed Yourself with infinite glory in ----- where Srivaishnavas of great piety and orthodoxy incessantly engage in Vedic rituals. ----- me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 182 (Oct 27, 2013)

The Lord who is unattainable for those who have no devotion and who do not contemplate Him, was born in ----- which is surrounded by groves of fragrant flowers, and has stationed Himself in ----- for being worshipped by the whole world. Will my fish-eyed daughter be able to see -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 181 (Oct 20, 2013)

The red-lotus-eyed Lord revealed Himself through wondrous acts such as —reprieving the snake after taming it, smashing (the tusk of) the formidable elephant, grazing the cows, breaking the wild lime tree, ripping the bird’s beaks, dancing the Kuravai, playing with pots, drinking from the (ogress’) breast, killing the wrestlers and lifting the mountain (like an umbrella).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 180 (Oct 13, 2013)

The Lord dwells in ----- where stags stay with their pairs and He has come over to reside in ----- where leaf-stalks are found atop coconut trees and tender coconut bunches hang low in water bodies.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 179 (Oct 6, 2013)

To rid the world of the burden of a wicked clan in yore, You adroitly drove the chariot of Arjuna, did wondrous deeds and finished off (the enemies). Then, You gave the heaven to the ambitious and gallant Duryodhana, et al, and kingdom of the Earth to the Pandavas. O, God par-excellence! -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 178 (Sep 29, 2013)

Those who worship the Lord — who is beyond comprehension and far away, who has a thousand names, red eyes and dark-hue — with folded hands, will not be afflicted by good or bad Karmas; will never (again) reach the hell of Samsara; will not in any way go the evil way.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 177 (Sep 22, 2013)

Exquisite, great and glorious Lord of -----! After my father and mother gave birth to me and departed, You became my father and my mother. (I) Shall not heartily sing (anything) but Your dark-hued form.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 176 (Sep 15, 2013)

Brahma, who is distinguished in all respects, praises the Lord of ----- with his four tongues, adores (chanting the Vedas) with his four faces, worships with his eight beautiful eyes on all sides, while sitting on a red-golden-hued lotus emerging from His navel. When will I strew flowers at the Lord’s feet and -----?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 175 (Sep 8, 2013)

He manifested as a divine boar and lifted the Earth that was submerged in deep deluge with His tusk and saved it from destruction. Would anyone who is aware of this through scriptures and looks to realise his wishes, seek anything other than the feet of the Wondrous Lord?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 174 (Sep 1, 2013)

Before phlegm fills your body and stifles your breath (leading to death), meditate on the feet of the Lord with Sri on His chest. There is no use of the worldly pleasures that can make you ignorant even if you possess the divine knowledge.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 173 (Aug 25, 2013)

Pouring fire and creating smoke all over the place, the raging Asuras came to the war but the Lord, in a trice, tore their shoulders, legs and heads into pieces with arrows. He holds in His beautiful hands the sword, charming bow, curvy discus, mace and conch and foreve dwells in the town of *-----*. O heart! Proceed to the destination!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 172 (Aug 18, 2013)

The Lord with a mountain-like chest that is adorned by a garland of cool Thulasi dug into by bees and smeared with honey paste, is the one who broke the tusk of the confronting elephant (of Kamsa) and the one who is rider of the (Garuda) bird. My Master, that He is, reigns over the town of *-----* which has famous streets that are fit for chariot ride. Is it right for that dark-hued Lord to steal my bangles!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 171 (Aug 11, 2013)

Will they conduct wedding ceremony to the lass by decorating and seating her in the dais, make it known to relatives and others that she is for Damodara? (Then) Will my daughter, being the Consort of the Lord of gods, go round the fig branch worshipping it (as per family convention), to the rapturous beat of drums and flutter of festoons (all around)!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 170 (Aug 4, 2013)

Those who have the name as ‘sub-servients of the Absolute Lord (reclining) on the serpent’ will only be celebrated by the representatives of Yama as “these are devotees of our Lord whatever be the conduct of the devotees’ and not examined and known as regards their virtues.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 169 (Jul 28, 2013)

The steadfast and austere sages, those who attained deliverance, the ever-green Nithyasooris -- they all stand and worship (the Lord). Is it ever possible for us to fully praise the one who churned the deep ocean? Pray, tell me!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 168 (Jul 21, 2013)

O heart! If you think as wrong the vain talk of unwise people on the premise that the body — which has been made of diseases — is real, then learn to speak of the glory of *-----*, the abode of the Wonder Lord who manifests as the fiery Sun with blistering rays, the Moon and the cloud-floating sky.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 167 (Jul 14, 2013)

O child-king who kick-smashed and destroyed the cart and the Arjuna trees! You grabbed the breast of the ogress and drank the milk. O Lord dwelling in *-----*! I do not then understand anything as they really are. It is bed time now. Come for *-----*!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 166 (Jul 7, 2013)

Sweet to the ears is that of the name of *-----*. It alone is the (shade-providing) shelter for all in this world. I have (providentially) attained the Lord who is the filling substance for (my) poetry. If one examines, it is the very essence of the Vedas.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 165 (Jun 30, 2013)

She does not eat even a single day; nor does she sleep. She is not a well-matured woman, but only a girl of tender age. (Still) she worships *--1--*, the abode of Krishna. Her thoughts are (always) on the dark-ocean-hued Lord. How wondrous is this!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 164 (Jun 23, 2013)

Misery will not befall those who have attained the first-cause Lord of *--1--* where Vedic scholars live with affinity. Just by always worshipping (His) feet, deseases will vanish and sins will keep off. So, where is the grudge for me? (None at all!).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 163 (Jun 16, 2013)

O, devotees! Come down from all the eight quarters. The Lord with the radiant form, the first-cause of the world, One who measured the three worlds comprising the Universe, has taken abode in *--1--* where sweet sugarcane and large, fertile paddy grow. Let us go to the temple there, circumambulate and dance.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 162 (Jun 9, 2013)

Does the Lord who holds the Discus intend a few more births for me or has He proposed the day on which I would experience a devout service at His feet in Parama Padham! Loveless towards Him, ignorant and lowly that I am, what does the Lord have in mind? (I do not know.)

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 161 (Jun 2, 2013)

Those who are capable of reciting this decad from the flawless thousand on *--1--* composed without blemishes by *--2--* will get rid of rebirth.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 160 (May 26, 2013)

He is music, the sweet nature of the music, the ghee in milk, the the Master of the massive Vaikunta, of radiant form, the sacrifice, the light of the lamp, the Earth, the mountains, the flowing waters, the rising moon of the evening, dear as eyes to Vedic seers. I found Him in *--1--* and stood there seeing Him to my eyes’ content.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 159 (May 19, 2013)

All the pranks of yore of *--1--* surrounded by bee-bumming groves and river Kaveri, are sung by *--2--*. Those who are capable of singing and dancing these will become devotees of *--3--* and light of the eight Quarters. And their feet are fit to be on my head.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 158 (May 12, 2013)

O my pure heart! The farmers drive the robust bullocks and till the soil in the fields that are to be tilled all the time, an act which pushes the beautiful water waves and lotus flowers. Worship those devotees who are committed to worshipping *--1--* which is full of fragrance of the red water lily flowers that escaped the farmers’ back-and-forth tilling.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 157 (May 5, 2013)

O Lord! Using a serpent (Vasuki) as the rope, a mountain (Manthara) as the stirrer and the ocean as the container (all together), You churned hard to bring up the nectar. Is it due to the resultant tiresomeness that You have taken the reclining posture at *--1--*-, sitting at (*--2--*) there and standing at (*--3--*)?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 156 (Apr 28, 2013)

O Lord residing in *--1--*! One who is dear to Piraatti - the dweller of the lotus that blossomed at the right time, Bhooma Devi and the esteemed Nithyasooris! One who walked as a messenger between kings of sceptre and parasol! The sweet-spoken one! One who is the glowing lamp of the Vedas residing in my heart. I have attained You.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 155 (Apr 21, 2013)

Those who are well-versed in reciting this decad among the thousand verses sung with love by *--1--*, who attained the Lord of the Discus by his service to Him (of preaching and reforming people), will realise *--2--*, the city of no return.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 154 (Apr 14, 2013)

(I) Would like to seek Your feet alone. Shall always sing only Your praise. Even when I have to wear (on my head), I shall only wear the beautiful feet of Yours, the Discus-wielder. So, what if whatever happens, to me?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 153 (Apr 7, 2013)

O heart! Salt pans flow all over the place with heavy oysters spilling over to the streets and piling up pearls, providing prosperity to *--1--*, whose Lord shot scorching arrows and scattered the culpable, powerful demon’s big heads. Attain His feet!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 152 (Mar 31, 2013)

‘(He) shot an arrow and Lanka got destroyed; (He) lifted a big mountain in order to stop the incessant rains and thus protected the suffering cattle’ — hailing thus, all in the world worship Him as He goes about riding the massive mountain-like divine bird. He resides in *--1--*.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 151 (Mar 24, 2013)

The tall-growing red paddy fields which bend like a horse's face, announce their worshipping of the Wonder Lord whose form is akin to the dark clouds at *--1--* whose chief and one who is rich in the wealth of (devotion to Vishnu) and an illustrious Vedic seer. Those who have the fortune and devotion of reciting this garland of decad of songs composed by *--2--*, will attain the feet of the Supreme Lord.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 150 (Mar 17, 2013)

In yore, the lotus-eyed Lord lay asleep for a long time as a child on a fig leaf, after swallowing the seven worlds. He is the one who reclines in *--1--*, which is surrounded by beautiful, cool and fragrant fields and big groves full of lakes with innumerable lillies, where bees live by drinking (nectar) from the flowers.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 149 (Mar 10, 2013)

*-----*, other than whose glory my mouth will not extol with fondness, is difficult to reach for those deceitful people who do not seek the feet of the unblemished one who finished the evil-hearted Kamsa, and who is the Consort of the soft-footed Nappinnai who is kind to Her devotes. What a wonderful fortune (I) have had now

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 148 (Mar 3, 2013)

Did the blue water lilies — because they traversed the forests, entered ponds and by the sheer strength of their feet stood there firmly for a long time and did penance — possess the hue of the Lord who pot-danced (in Krishna Avathara) and measured the earth and sky with rocking feet (in Vamana Avathara)?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 147 (Feb 24, 2013)

O Cowherd Lord residing in cool *--1--* full of cool, fertile fields that have paddy sheaves as fence, large moats, well-bloomed groves and exquisite, tall mansions! You flexed the bow with Your beautiful hands and rolled the heads of *--2--* so as to send them to the world of Yama.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 146 (Feb 17, 2013)

He is one with beautiful red-lotus eyes, coral lips and black-gem hue. He, the Lord of Nithyasooris, is our Wonder-Lord with countless auspiciousness, who resides in *--1--* of clear, abundant pool water.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 145 (Feb 10, 2013)

*--1--*, whose vocation is to protect the Universe, merged everything into His person (at the time of destruction) and then from His navel, produced creator Brahma, Indra and the other celestials and (their) godly worlds.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 144 (Feb 3, 2013)

As dark, big clutters of clouds converge and clangour, mountainous serpents — mistaking it (the sound) to be that of elephants (and thinking that they can be preyed upon) — relocate here in *--1--* whose Lord has been sung by *--2--* of *--3--* where attractive bees hum their way into vast groves. Severe sins will not come near those noble devotees who can sing (this) sweet garland of verses.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 143 (Jan 27, 2013)

There is no way (past sins) can sit in this (my) heart like they did before! (Because) The small place is insufficient even for the glory of my red-eyed Lord. So, rather than stand in a corner and cringe, isn't it better for the sins to find their way out from here?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 142 (Jan 20, 2013)

O Lord who dwells in the exquisite, orchard-surrounded *--1--*! I shall not seek anything but Your grace. O Gem! O Ruby! *--2--*! O Light Effulgent, pray, show me a benevolent way.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 141 (Jan 13, 2013)

In order to sever rebirth in this massive world, we worshipped the feet of the resident of *--1--*, worshipped Lord *--2--* by singing numerous songs, got rid of Karmic attachments of yore, shunned social connections and attained *--3--*. O compliant heart! Could you hear?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 140 (Jan 6, 2013)

O heart! Worship the Lord who, in the yore, strode out and measured the world and so grew tired; hence He is sitting in *--1--*, reclining in *--2--*, of blemishless virtues and the Kamsa-killer!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 139 (Dec 30, 2012)

One holding a beautiful, radiant discus in Your hand! O handsome! When You entered the lake and grappled with the venom-spitting serpent, I lived through it. Why did You do something that turned my stomach? You have no fear. O *--1--*-hued Lord; You keep on doing things that please *--2--*.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 138 (Dec 23, 2012)

O stupid people (who prostrate before lowly godlings)! It is fine if you are well versed in chanting the Vedas. If not, reciting the name *--1--* is their quintessence. This is what the Vedas have asserted. (So) Know about the ways and means of praising *--1--* with His names.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 137 (Dec 16, 2012)

I joined my hands to worship the Lord of *--1--* where pearls float in the sea waves. Holding on to His Thulasi garland, my heart trailed Him. Will it stay put (there, leaving me alone), ignorant of the etiquette? (O, birds!) Go, tell my heartache to *--2--*.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 136 (Dec 9, 2012)

The feet of *--1--* are the destination of devotion. The dark-hued lotus-eyed Lord who holds the *--2--* stands as Water, Sky, Earth, Fire and Air. He is one with the names and glory that are sung by the celestials.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 135 (Dec 2, 2012)

O young people! In the yore, the Lord took the form of a child, lay on the lap (of Brahma) and counted the punishable demon’s heads with his feet. He resides in the bowered *--1--*. Go there with love!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 134 (Nov 25, 2012)

The wealthy Lord of (fertile) *--1--* where the waters of the *--2--* vigorously flow through the fields, pervades everything but eludes everyone; He is the substance of the four Vedas; He had already taken all my things and (now) has attached my soul too.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 133 (Nov 18, 2012)

I was delighted to worship the Lord of *--1--* and *--2--*, the Consort of the glowing flower-dame with beautiful form, the insatiable ambrosia and the dark-as-the-rain-cloud Lord who dwells in *--3--*.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 132 (Nov 11, 2012)

O my Liege! Lord of *--1--*! You killed Raavana (the king) of the perennial ocean-girdled Lanka city! I shall not think of any other god; I have the fortune of placing You firmly in my heart and achieved freedom from birth because of that.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 131 (Nov 4, 2012)

O Lord who come riding the extremely angry (towards enemies) Garuda like a dark cloud on a golden (Meru) mountain! O *--1--*! One with a bright crown! One who dwells in *--2--* which has abundant fields and who killed Maali and Sumaali! You hold the (five) weapons Discus, Conch, Sword, Bow and Mace. Pray, You do destroy our distress!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 130 (Oct 28, 2012)

O Lord of gods! You dwell in the thoughts of those who take recourse to systematic meditation and remove (their) sins. You stand in *--1--* which has tall mansions resembling a mass of hills, You sit in *--2--* and recline in *--3--*. What to say of (Your) simplicity?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 129 (Oct 21, 2012)

The Lord churned the ocean in the yore; He took the form of fish and controlled the water during the deluge. He is the resident of the southern *--1--*, the Consort of Lakshmi and my Master. I saw Him in *--2--* surrounded by fertile, wet fields.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 128 (Oct 14, 2012)

We shall worship the Lord who frightened and killed a terrifying elephant (known as Kuvalayaapeetam) by plucking its tusk and one who has feet with tinkling-anklet and a strange dancing gait, in *--1--* which is surrounded by flowery groves marked by branched out trees. We shall then go and worship the trustworthy Lord in *--2--*.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 127 (Oct 7, 2012)

(O Lord!) The hill resorts *--1--* and *--2--* are Your favoured abodes, and (my) heart also has become your preferred dwelling place. But pray do not desert the Milky Ocean, Your erstwhile abode!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 126 (Sep 30, 2012)

It is the order of the world to say that those who offered praise to the Lord of *--1--* attained salvation and those who abused Him found their deliverance too. Stupid that I am, am I qualified to praise His greatness? (Not at all, but) I shall not scoff at it either. In order to rid of Samsara, (my) love for the wavy ocean-hued Lord is enormous, you know.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 125 (Sep 23, 2012)

*-----* has a frame like gathered monsoon clouds, with a beautiful glow, a pearly white smile, coral-red lips and pearl neck-laced chest. My heart reaches out with love towards the feet of those who shed tears (of joy) and gather round and stand longing for a glimpse of that rare grand effulgence.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 124 (Sep 16, 2012)

You came enquiring about your elephant, then stood asking ‘are your eyes fish?’ What kind of (irrelevant) talk is this, if others were to know? We have been guarding these groves for the raincloud-hued Lord of *-----* with the hue of the raincloud soaked up from the sea, for a very long time. (But) we have never known you.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 123 (Sep 9, 2012)

My munificent Lord who slept on a fig leaf has a strong stomach which encompassed all the seven worlds. Who can understand His dark and mysterious will?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 122 (Sep 2, 2012)

He resides in the fragrant, groves-surrounded *-----*. He came as a little child (in Krishna Avathara) and slowly walked up to the rope-shelf, and ate the aromatic butter with pleasure. How can we say ‘we do not know him’? (Surely not).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 121 (Aug 26, 2012)

O my Master, I reached for You, rendered enjoyable service and attained Your feet. This is all I need forever. Miseries will not besiege the devotees of the Lord of *-----* where learned Vedic scholars live.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 120 (Aug 19, 2012)

He reclines on the Milky Ocean which was churned (in Koorma Avathara) and vanquished an Asura by name Kalanemi. He then came on earth as Rama and helped the frightened brother of Vaali by piercing with His arrows the seven trees together, which were entwined. That Lord dwells in *-----* and you attain His feet and get perpetual succour.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 119 (Aug 12, 2012)

The radiant, revolving sun has disappeared with his chariot. Even the moon with beautiful rays is scorching. Alas! I joined my hands in worship of the Lord of *-----* surrounded by ponds and fertile groves. And I lost my beautiful rouge and bangles.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 118 (Aug 5, 2012)

O men of the world! It was He who earlier created you and the gods you worship. He, the First-cause (of the World) with unending goodness and fame, dwells cosily in *-----*, a town surrounded by beautiful, balconied mansions. Sing its praise and dance merrily, roaming all around!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 117 (Jul 29, 2012)

(One) Need not stand in the middle of mountains, or bathe in the water bodies, or stand in the middle of the Five Fires (and do penance). Sincerely worship the Lord of *-----*, who is adored (by all), with flowers. All the terrible Karma will vanish.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 116 (Jul 22, 2012)

O Lord of *-----*! I cannot refrain from saying it; (so) let me say what I know: You regard me only as any of Your other devotees. You know who is good and who is bad. You know everything about this world. (But) You don’t know about my nature only.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 115 (Jul 15, 2012)

Our Lord came as a boar with strong tusks and a lion with bright teeth; he lifted the large earth and gored the Asura (respectively). His abode is the walled-city of *-----* where big-winged beetles sing His praise at dusk and blow the white Jasmine conch.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 114 (Jul 8, 2012)

He manifested as a bachelor in order to rid of the woes of the celestials, besought three strides from Mahabali and then measured all the seven worlds by Himself. Behold Him, my Master, who holds the discus — the triumphant, unique and principal weapon! He is the chief of the celestials and has stationed Himself in the prosperous and beautiful *-----* where splendid streets are surrounded by honeyed groves, high roof and big halls mark palatial houses in which reside tradition-bound Vedic scholars.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 113 (Jul 1, 2012)

To rid the burden of the world, He created the mighty Bharatha war, and through His wondrous deeds, He routed and killed armies. He then left and entered His own dwelling place in the sky. I reached for His feet and had the fortune of worshipping Him. (So) who else can be my master?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 112 (Jun 24, 2012)

Our Lord! You are the chief of even the celestials! O red-eyed Lord, with Lakshmi on the chest! You chose *-----* as the temple to reside and reclined therein on a broad-hooded, thousand-mouthed serpent bed.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 111 (Jun 17, 2012)

O Ladies! (This girl) will regard and worship no other god than Him. (But) you, of your own volition, pray other gods by shaking your shoulders and dancing. Praise the Lord revered by the Vedas who is the king of *-----*. She will, at once, recover to become her own and dance in ecstatic worship (towards Him).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 110 (Jun 10, 2012)

The bow-wielding Lord pierced the strapping body of the lowly Raakshasa of Lanka that had rock-strewn fort-wall, with His neat, hot arrows. (But) He is the benevolent one, good to the affluent Vibheeshana. Looking for, I found Him in *-----

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 109 (Jun 3, 2012)

O great Lord of *-----* where water-birds stroll and Vaalai-fish splatter in the pond even as big, black Palmyra fruits roll over! Isn’t it You who, as Nrusimha, gleefully tore the frame of an enraged, strong-shouldered Hiranya into two pieces?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 108 (May 27, 2012)

Earlier (in Rama Avathara), He sent a message to (His Consort) through Hanuman, and destroyed with rage the great Lanka, the city of Ravana, with an arrow. Later (in Krishna Avathara), it was He Himself who, for the sake of the Pandavas, stood to be called ‘he is their messenger’, and He reclines in *-----*.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 107 (May 20, 2012)

The Wonder Lord Krishna reclines in *-----* as well as in the ocean, and His words are well entrenched in my heart. (Hence) I know the way so that neither the fear of death, nor the backlash of sins nor their terrible effects will befall me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 106 (May 13, 2012)

The One who has a bird as His mount as well as the insignia of His banner, and swallowed and emitted the Universe, dwells in the cool *-----*. If you join Him there with determination and recite even one among His thousand names, all your illness and sins will surely vanish, so I am saying knowingly.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 105 (May 6, 2012)

O beautiful ladies! My sweet-nectar Lord of *-----* has a good-looking hair lock, lovely lips, attractive eyes, and a pleasing lotus on his navel. My Master that He is, indeed, caused my loosened bangles to slip out of my hands.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 104 (Apr 29, 2012)

Standing behind a huge herd of cattle of varied hues, under a forest of parasols, His form shining brightly, His dark, beautiful and fragrant hairlock adorned with a peacock feather, in the midst of cowherds, His beautiful lotus eyes sparkling, He plays His flute singing songs, and dancing with His cowherd friends. My daughter, on seeing such a handsome cowherd lad, has swooned.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 103 (Apr 22, 2012)

The very blessed ones who control their senses with understanding, worship Him offering select flowers and with devotion in their hearts while reciting His names with good knowledge, will get to see the ocean-hued Lord’s feet.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 102 (Apr 15, 2012)

Wondrous Lord! If I were to attain the unchanging, infinite pleasures of the Self, for many endless ages that neither shrink nor stretch, will that ever match the service to You even if it were for a short while or only once? (Certainly not).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 101 (Apr 8, 2012)

The cowherd folk in Gokulam danced, overturning the rope-shelf at the porticos (of their houses), spraying aromatic ghee, milk and curds all over. They danced merrily tossing their dishevelled, soft, thick hair, and lost their minds in the process.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 100 (Apr 1, 2012)

O flocks of peacocks! You are sporting Lord Krishna’s cute hues and are trained and charming dancers; (but) I fall at your feet (pray stop the dance!). See the plight the Lord who sleeps eternally on a hooded serpent, has brought on me!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 99 (Mar 25, 2012)

O Lord of water-surrounded Thiruvinnagar! My Liege! Affable one of ThirukKurungudi! Honey of Thirunaraiyur! Terrified by the arrow looks from the fawn-like eyes of the moon-faced dames, I came running and surrendered unto You.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 98 (Mar 18, 2012)

Whenever I see the clouds, or the large mountains, or the deep ocean, or the dark night, or the constantly bee-humming flower, or anything else of dark hue, my heart leaves me and flies out thinking, 'This is Lord Krishna’s glorious form'.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 97 (Mar 11, 2012)

O my refuge, dwelling in the citadel of (my) heart! O the the killer-poison who finished the king of the cool Lanka! O trickster who posed as a manikin to take the earth! So my words will always praise (You).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 96 (Mar 4, 2012)

O stupid heart! Without talking the things uttered (by the Vedas and Saasthras) again and again, (we) cannot realise the (Lord’s) glory. He does not reveal Himself except to those who do not desire (other things). Other than spending time worshipping Him who resides in the heart of the unblemished, is it possible to compose verses (on all His greatness), tell me! (not possible!).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 95 (Feb 26, 2012)

The discus-wielder pierced seven large trees with His bow and then destroyed Lanka. The day has drawn to a close with the grace that He has showered on us. Alas, sister! What can we do? We have no help! The Sun is sinking into the sea, and a lethal evening comes to kill the soul that is hoping to survive!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 94 (Feb 19, 2012)

O, wondrous Lord with fragrant flower and cool Thulasi crown! You rid me of my (worldly) desires and took me as Your own. Body, soul, death, birth all these are amazing acts of Yours; but You still indulge in further deceptions. Pray, tell me, what tricks are these?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 93 (Feb 12, 2012)

The one with mat-hair where Ganga strolls, and Brahma perform penance for countless ages to see You but bow their head in shame (in being unsuccessful). In yore, taking the celestials by surprise, You came with concern and showered Your grace on an elephant. (Because You have not shown compassion towards me) O, merciless! How can You be deemed as refuge?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 92 (Feb 5, 2012)

Wearing a bunch of glory-lily flowers on the right ear and elegant jasmine garlands on the shoulders, letting His long curly hair cascade stylishly on His back, He kept on playing on His flute sweetly. Seeing the approaching cowherd lad in this fashion, my daughter had a craving for His beauty. She stood there confronting Him instead of making way. Her ivory bangles have slipped of her hands and her body has shrivelled.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 91 (Jan 29, 2012)

Songs, prose, stories of yore from the Ithihaasas, the Puraanas that are potent with truths, the sacred fire, the expansive sky, the Smruthis of Manu, the Sruthis of the four Vedas — all these realities have been created by the Wonder-Lord’s will.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 90 (Jan 22, 2012)

As Rama, He pierced seven Sala trees. He chased the wonder-deer for the sake of His well-adorned Consort. He hurled arrows so as to fell the southern Lanka king. In yore, He went as a manikin, made efforts and captured the earth.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 89 (Jan 15, 2012)

O my cowherd! O my pet black-gem! The three worlds are spread from your navel- flower. In the midst of Your effulgent radiance, how is this soul to see and attain You?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 88 (Jan 8, 2012)

The dark-cloud Lord who rescued the long-trunked rampant elephant in distress, is a dark precious gem, a beautiful emerald. He is my Lord, my Master, and Lord of the Universe who resides in my heart as well. Attaining Him, I have found succour.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 87 (Jan 1, 2012)

O, cuckoo! My body has thinned down and melted to the bones; my large, spear-like eyes are not closing. Cast into the ocean of misery for a long time, I am struggling without a lifeboat called Sri Vaikuntanathan. You would know about the despair of separation from a beloved, isn’t it? So, call and invite here the noble Lord of golden hue who bears a Garuda banner.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 86 (Dec 25, 2011)

Was He the wondrous one who swallowed the eight directions, the erupting oceans and the seven worlds all together, then snugly slept on a fig leaf? I can never comprehend this spectacle. His hue matched that of the dark cloud and the attractive, tall mountain; His eyes and lips were akin to the fragrant lotus. He stood there for all the celestials to curtsy. Aho, what can one say of His beauty!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 85 (Dec 18, 2011)

The celebrated one who protects the seven worlds in a thousand ways, has a thousand names. The Lord whose form has dark rain-cloud hue, is our own Narayana.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 84 (Dec 11, 2011)

Vishnuchiththa has been thoroughly initiated (by an Acharya) into the famous truism that the great Lord of Arangam told in yore in the form of the Charama Sloka, and so is worry-free. If the Lord’s word “I like he who likes Me” itself be false with Himself, what can anyone do thereafter?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 83 (Dec 4, 2011)

One who is crescent-headed, the four-faced god, the radiant Devendra and everyone and all the worlds without a single exception, including the earth, fire, water, air and space, the moon and the sun, and everything was tucked compactly into a corner of a small child’s stomach and got covered all at a time. Thus, our master that He is, upon swallowing everything, lay asleep on a fig leaf. Will we ever deem anyone other than this wondrous Lord as our god?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 82 (Nov 27, 2011)

The entire town sleeps; the whole world is surrounded by pitch-darkness; the water bodies have calmed with the waves subsided; the night has stretched into eternity. Alas, if the Lord who swallowed the universe and sleeps on a serpent couch does not come, who can save my extremely sinful soul?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 81 (Nov 20, 2011)

You shook the wood-apple on the tree; felled the attractive Arjuna trees that confronted; tore the jaws of the horse Kesi. They call You -- the one with the hands that did all that -- Krishna. You drank the milk of cowherdess; ate the earth and butter too; then drank the breast of the ogress. O Manikin, in yore You manifested as Boar!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 80 (Nov 13, 2011)

I shall not covet things that belong to others; shall shun the company of lowly people and seek that of noble ones; shall not praise a god other than Thirumal. (Therefore) How can sins accrue on me?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 79 (Nov 6, 2011)

O Pure one, who, like a radiant full moon offers motherly protection to all the living beings! O Cool lotus-eyed one! O Cowherd! One who, in yore, swallowed the seven worlds surrounded by wavy oceans! How can I ever forget You?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 78 (Oct 30, 2011)

My fair daughter has lost her good looks to Lord Krishna who wears many a nice-fitting ornament, reclines on a hooded couch and has red hands as well as feet.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 77 (Oct 23, 2011)

O Wonder Lord! You are the child-bearing mother; You are the birth-giving father; You are the Acharya too. O Lord who drank the poison breast to finish off the extremely cunning Poothana! How wonderful Your ways are!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 76 (Oct 16, 2011)

Without even giving him an umbrella and sandals (for protection), I sent my Damodara for grazing calves into the blazing hot forest where sharp broken rocks would pierce and hurt his feet. Alas! I have done such a heartless thing!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 75 (Oct 9, 2011)

O, noble heart of mine! Know that the Supreme Lord exists forever; know that the Lord — who resides in the tall, sky-smashing hills of Venkatam which is full of water falls, and who grew tall and overpowered the earth while measuring it — resides permanently in the hearts of His devotees!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 74 (Oct 2, 2011)

Worship (the Lord) everyday with fresh flowers; sing His names. Can attain Moksha for sure.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 73 (Sep 25, 2011)

A caterpillar growing on the bitter Neem tree will eat nothing but Neem. (Similarly) I, Your servant, seek none other than Your lotus feet. You rid the waning young moon of his misery. O Radiant Lord, You have reclined on the five-hooded serpent!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 72 (Sep 18, 2011)

O my Lord with lotus feet that produced the Ganga water! You hold the discus, conch, mace, bow and the dagger in Your beautiful hands. O Lord of Gods who came as a lion! O Lord with the chest in which dwells the dame of the honey-oozing, soft (lotus) flower! O ocean-hued Lord!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 71 (Sep 11, 2011)

The Southern Arangam — where the celestials and those on the earth throng to worship, and devotees as sweet as honey and milk converge and mingle — is the abode of the Lord of the entire Universe who came as a boar, a fish, a turtle, a man-lion, a manikin and Rama Himself.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 70 (Sep 4, 2011)

As the innocent, good ladies saw the Universe inside the (child’s) mouth, they were delighted and said: “this is no cowherd-child but the adored Lord Himself, endowed with all the auspicious and wondrous qualities”.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 69 (Aug 28, 2011)

He cast His arrows and cut asunder the twenty arms, all the (ten) heads and the two legs (of Raavana). Worshipping the feet of those who worship His feet is a great favour my graceful hands can do (for me).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 68 (Aug 21, 2011)

This decad on the Lord who strode the earth is from the matchless thousand verses composed by Satakopan who hails from Kurugur which is surrounded by tall groves. Those who are well-versed with this, will be blessed with the desired Kainkaryam to the Lord and win praise from the whole world.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 67 (Aug 14, 2011)

He is the Thulasi-garland chested one. The huge, hillock-like elephant stood in the pond, battling with the swallowing crocodile, holding a lotus with its long trunk and bellowed “Narayana! O Gem-hued Lord! O Serpent-recliner! Come here and rid of my misery!”

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 66 (Aug 7, 2011)

With an auspiciously beautiful Vanamala adorning Your chest, wearing a tail-feather of a peacock (on Your head) and a bright, soft cloth on Your body, a bunch of flowers perfectly placed behind Your ear, You enjoyed blending with honey-odour-coiffured dames, and came playing Your flute sweetly. But it appears that Your flute would not come playing solely for us even for a single day.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 65 (Jul 31, 2011)

You appeared as a lion from out of a plain pillar and split the body of the haughty Asura. O Resident of high-rising Thiruvenkata hill and the lord reclining on the elegant serpent! Pray take notice of me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 64 (Jul 24, 2011)

My daughter lost her beautiful complexion — to the conch-bow-dagger-mace-discus wielding lord who has deep red lips and eyes and whose crown is adorned with fragrant, cool Thulasi garland.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 63 (Jul 17, 2011)

The Lord who is standing, sitting, reclining and striding (in my heart) is never satisfied and will never leave from there. In the yore, He came with beautiful hands, split Hiranya’s mouth with a vicious whack and tore his chest. Is the Lord not loving (towards devotees)?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 62 (Jul 10, 2011)

Walking unsteadily and singing with a melting mind and welling eyes, this bright-forehead girl looks everywhere and calls ‘Narasimha!’ and gets exhausted in the process.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 61 (Jul 3, 2011)

“Aho, sister! See, He was beaten up by the dark-coiffured cowherd dame (Yasodha) and bound up with a short spinous rope.” “Though He was bound up with a short spinous rope, He is hard to meditate upon and reach even for the celestials, O, sister!”

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 60 (Jun 26, 2011)

His standing on the high hill, His sitting in the sky above, His sleeping in the wavy ocean... were all before I was born. (But now) The wonder-lord, the lord who sleeps on the serpent, the first-cause lord and the lord with the lotus dame — His standing, sitting, reclining... all these acts happen in my heart.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 59 (Jun 19, 2011)

O Lord Narayana! Your grace may land on me today, tomorrow or some time later, but it is definitely coming. I have no refuge except You. Nor can You exist without me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 58 (Jun 12, 2011)

Even the useless and worthless souls, he (Satakopa) will reform and put to use. O, Lord of Kurugur where cuckoos haunt, I only seek to love your great feet.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 57 (Jun 5, 2011)

Will He come this way? Pleasing my spear-like sharp eyes, the Lord of ThirukKudandhai amid nectared groves… Will He come this way?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 56 (May 29, 2011)

I do not mingle with people of the world who consider this material life as real. I only call out “My Master!”, “Aranga!”, and swoon with fascination for My Lord.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 55 (May 22, 2011)

Our Lord, who assumed various forms in all places, holds a conch and a discus in His beautiful hands.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 54 (May 15, 2011)

I have seen the daylight and I have seen Narayana. Having seen Him in my dream, I saw Him in reality. He wields a discus, has bright feet and His form is much like His radiant self in Paramapadham.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 53 (May 8, 2011)

O eternal, luminous light! Our master! Wish-granting gem! The Lord residing in Thiruvenkatam! You came, entered my heart and stayed put there. Now I shall never let you go.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 52 (May 1, 2011)

O foolish people! For the love of money, clothes with border and a sheaf of paddy, you give your children lowly names. Call them by the names of Kesava, who is the Lord Supreme Narayana, and be happy. The kid’s mother will never go to hell.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 51 (Apr 24, 2011)

The foremost among gods are the threesome, and the chief among them is the ocean-hued Lord Vishnu. The grace of gods other than the benevolent first-Lord is a waste in this world surrounded by seas.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 50 (Apr 17, 2011)

I pursued the path of relentless service to the Lord and worshipped Him the way He Himself has ordained in the yore. And, the moment I saw His lotus feet, all my sins have dispersed.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 49 (Apr 10, 2011)

She wears a necklace and looks into the mirror, shakes her bangles, sets her Saree right, faints, then applies rouge on her coral lips, stands up, steadies herself and prates about the greatness of the thousand-named lord. Indeed, she is infatuated with the peerless gem-hued Lord!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 48 (Apr 3, 2011)

ThirukKanna Puram is a place where Brahmanas undertake their ritual of feeding fire by chanting the Vedas. Here resides the Lord who (in the Krishna Avathara) cringed in fear and ran to wipe off His mouth smeared with curd on seeing His mother Yasodha with a stick in her hand. I have lost my beautiful bangles to Him.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 47 (Mar 27, 2011)

O Heart! For so many days, months, years and innumerable ages, we have gone through so many births. Today, without any prior thought, we have attained Ramanuja, who is filled with love for the Lord of Aththigiri of eye-catching shoulders. (What a great fortune!).

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 46 (Mar 20, 2011)

The earth and the big world above are tucked inside You. (But) You have entered into me through my ears (by way of Upadesams from Acharyas) and have come to stay. Who knows who is bigger — I or You? Now think, O, wielder of the discus that pierces the body of enemies!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 45 (Mar 13, 2011)

He chopped off the arms and heads of the king of Lanka which is surrounded by big oceans. Bow your heads to His feet and strive to cross the ocean of Time!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 44 (Mar 6, 2011)

The Lord took the form of a lion and appeared at dusk and tore apart the chest of Hiranya and destroyed him without any hardship to son Prahlada. He is the same one who broke the tusk of a raging black elephant and overpowered it.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 43 (Feb 27, 2011)

If you are in search of the abode of the one who bears the blaring white conch and the fierce bright discus, come, I shall offer you a little clue. There are people who saw Him on a chariot driven by white horses and bearing the victorious monkey banner, stealthily guiding the army in the Bharatha war.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 42 (Feb 20, 2011)

With dark fragrant curls of hair lock hung low over His shoulders, His fish-like Makara earrings dangling flashily on either side even as He was accompanied by a powerful and ready bow, He came here and stood before me like the twosome. His hands were like red lotuses, His lips, eyes and feet too were of identical hue. O friend, seeing Him thus we feared that He was some god on earth!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 41 (Feb 13, 2011)

Someone stands within me with large red eyes and ripe coral lips, pearly white teeth and dazzling dangling earrings shaped like Makara-fish. Dark as the rain-cloud, He wears a radiant crown, has four arms, and holds a beautiful bow, conch, mace, dagger and discus.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 40 (Feb 6, 2011)

O Lord! Now I know. You are the Lord of Siva and Brahma; You are the cause of everything; All that is known is You; All that remains to be known is You; You are Narayana, the benevolent. I have understood this well.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 39 (Jan 30, 2011)

Our Great Lord and Master resides amid river Kaveri — which is holier than even Ganga — whose gushing waters serenely flow over beautiful bowers in Thiruvarangam. Having seen His exquisite reclining posture, how can I forget Him and live? O! powerless, hopeless me!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 38 (Jan 23, 2011)

I shall worship Lord Thirumaal — (benevolent as) mother and father — who redeems us at the right time by coming to the rescue of the soul that has entered some body and has been subjected to fall and flounder through repeated cycles of birth and death.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 37 (Jan 16, 2011)

I, this devoted self, shall adorn my Master – who killed the deer of deceit, who went between Maruda trees, who strode the earth, who churned the ocean with a mount and gave ambrosia to the celestials – with pure, great garland of poems.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 36 (Jan 9, 2011)

To speak of food, the mouth-nectar of the beautiful Lord who strode the world is yours. For a resting place, you have the Lord's palm. (So) Womenfolk are mounting a big protest against you. What you are doing is not fair, O Conch!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 35 (Jan 2, 2011)

If you can chant the name ‘Madhava’ repeatedly, no harm will come, nor will sin attain you.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 34 (Dec 26, 2010)

Let all do what they wish, for, is it possible to find ways to reform the vast world? On my part, I have freed my good heart of untold miseries through the grace of Krishna, Lord of the celestials.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 33 (Dec 19, 2010)

In the great Bharatha war the Lord drove (Arjuna's) chariot. He held Mahabali captive in huge golden cage. He destroyed the ocean-grilled southern Lanka. He is the one whom I have lost my bangles and rouge to!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 32 (Dec 12, 2010)

The Lord is easy to reach by devotees through love; but He is hard to access for others. He is one who is coveted by the lotus-dame. Oh, what to say of the simplicity with which he was caught after stealing churned butter and got tied to the mortar, and his pleading!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 31 (Dec 5, 2010)

O ocean-hued Lord! Hail to You! (I) have a polite submission to make. If you intend to grant me a boon, then here is what I seek from You. Pray, You should unite my thoughts scattered in other matters and enable my mind forever meditate upon Your Lotus feet.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 30 (Nov 28, 2010)

The dark cloud-hued Lord is the one who came as a cow-herd boy and ate butter. He has stolen my heart. He is the Lord of Nithyasooris and the Lord of the beautiful Arangam too. After seeing Him – my Lord of ambrosial delight – (my) eyes shall see nothing else.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 29 (Nov 21, 2010)

According to one’s own nature and understanding, each one praises and worships the deity of his choice by painting the image on the wall or placing the idol on a pedestal. Yet, the Lord who measured the world is the Supreme One.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 28 (Nov 14, 2010)

Speak, O green parrot! The strong-armed Lord who holds aloft the radiant discus on His right hand is in Northern Venkatam. Speak His arrival, O green parrot!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 27 (Nov 7, 2010)

Is it owing to traversing the world that the feet are hurt? (Or) Is it because of boring a trembling Lady Earth as a Boar that the body is sore? You lie in ThirukKudandhai on the banks of Kaveri which flows past the barriers of mountains and forests. Pray rise and speak out the reason for the same, O Kesava! Auspiciousness to You!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 26 (Oct 31, 2010)

In four Divyadesams – Thiruvenkatam, Paramapadham, Thiru Vehka and the fertile ThirukKovalur – the Lord presents Himself in the standing, sitting, reclining and striding postures respectively. By merely saying this, one's suffering will vanish.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 25 (Oct 24, 2010)

When Arjuna placed garlands at the world-measuring feet of the holy Lord, he saw them being borne by Siva on his head, which made him clearly understand the greatness of the Thulasi-garland Lord. Now, must His glories be spoken by anyone anymore?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 24 (Oct 17, 2010)

The Lord who had come to protect the world-famous Janaka's fire sacrifice, broke the bow in the great assembly. On seeing His ring, the flower-coiffured Sita exclaimed, “Hanuman! your proofs are matching”, and then pressed the ring to the top of her head and exulted.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 23 (Oct 10, 2010)

My gold, precious gem, stunning lightning, my lord and my master – we had worshipped Him at the peak of Thiruvenkatam. We shall go and have His Darsan in Thiru-Thanka too!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 22 (Oct 3, 2010)

Krishna! Creator of Brahma! O First-cause, Dark-hued Lord! This servant of Yours has never starved for want of food even for a single day. If ever there comes a day when I do not keep meditating upon the Manthra ‘Namo Narayanaya’, nor worship Your feet with fresh Manthra-flowers picked from the Rug, Yajus and Sama Vedas, that indeed will be a day of starvation for me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 21 (Sep 26, 2010)

Dashing white waves wash ashore red corals and white pearls and they illuminate the dusk like beautiful lamps. This is at Thiruvallikkeni where the Lord and my master -- who has His exquisite chest adorned by the lotus dame -- resides.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 20 (Sep 19, 2010)

Hail! Hail! Hail! Gone is the severe curse of worldly existence. Hell has given in and Yama has no work here any longer; even Kali will end, you see! The ocean-hued Lord’s devotees descended on earth in abundance and we saw them singing and dancing everywhere!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 19 (Sep 12, 2010)

O Lord of Viththuvakkodu wielding the lightning-like Discus! Just as the wealth renounced by someone in his search for You keeps coming back to him, I shall keep returning to You only, even if You repel me.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 18 (Sep 5, 2010)

His names are so great that when the inmates of Hell heard them from the conversation between Yama and Mudgala, even Hell became Heaven. (But) even good men forget that He resides in Arangam and keep worrying! That, in fact, has me worried.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 17 (Aug 29, 2010)

The primordial Lord reclines on a serpent in ThirukKudandhai, Thiruvehka and Thiru Evvulur as also in Thiruvarangam, ThirupPer and Thiru Anbil. He who is lying on a serpent in the Milky Ocean too, enters the hearts of those who meditate Him.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 16 (Aug 22, 2010)

It gives (those who chant it) a good family, wealth, decimates all the miseries of devotees; confers Moksha and with benign grace bestows the great fortune of Kainkaryam; grants strength and everything that is good. And it does more good than even a mother. I have discovered the benedictory word which gives the pure good – Narayana it is.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 15 (Aug 15, 2010)

Lord (Vishnu) created Brahma on His lotus navel so that he could create the gods and beings of the worlds. Is there any god other than my Lord who is worthy of worship with flowers?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 14 (Aug 8, 2010)

Senses deteriorated, body overtaken by stiffness, stricken by depression and seeking loneliness, throat obstructed by phlegm, blabbering badly — before all this happens, worship the Lord in Vadhari, who is circumambulated by Srivaishnava devotees holding cool Thulasi wreath and chanting (His) thousand names, singing and dancing in ecstasy.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 13 (Aug 1, 2010)

Aadhi Sesha unraveled the mysteries of astronomy and You are his Antharaathma. My life has been well spent and sustained by learning, writing, reading, hearing about You, prostrating and paying my obeisance, and worshipping You.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 12 (Jul 25, 2010)

When Govinda played the flute — running His smallish fingers over the holes, His red eyes tilting, His coral-like lips formed like a bud and little beads of sweat formed over His raised eyebrows — flocks of birds left their nests and fell like broken twigs all around and herds of cattle spread their legs and stood with lowered heads and motionless ears.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 11 (Jul 18, 2010)

O! My Rama! Heeding the foul words that emanated from my foul mouth, You relinquished this big land, the dark and imposing elephant, the chariot and the horse and at once went to the forest with the sharp-eyed like a ghee-coated spear, bejewelled Sita and the younger brother Lakshmana following. How did You walk? My Lord! What can I do?

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 10 (Jul 11, 2010)

At all times and forever by His side, we must perform spotless service only to the radiant Lord who is the master of even my forefathers and who resides in Thiruvenkatam, a hill which is renowned for its falls resonant with majestic sound.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 9 (Jul 4, 2010)

O Lord of Thirumaalirun-Cholai! Neither the one who has the ox on his flag-banner, that is, Rudhra, nor Brahma nor Indra knows of a medicine that could cure the disease called rebirth. O dark gem-hued Lord, my great Acharya! Relieve me of the disease and take me to the portals of Your temple!

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 8 (Jun 27, 2010)

O Lord of Kanna Puram! I have nothing to do with those who believe that there is another God. Having learnt the sacred eight-syllable Manthra, the only thing I have chosen is service to Your devotees.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 7 (Jun 20, 2010)

The Lord of the Vedas, the eventual recipient of Vedic rituals, the perfectly sweet fruit enjoyed by seers, the elephant calf of Nandagopa, the first-cause worshipped by earthlings, the nectar and my master… I have seen Him in the great Mayilai ThiruvallikKeni where women of matchless qualities reside.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 6 (Jun 13, 2010)

With His eight hands wielding eight victorious weapons, the Lord of Attabuyakaram has never known defeat. In the yore, He precisely hurled His Discus to kill a crocodile in a pond and His feet are our sole refuge.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 5 (Jun 6, 2010)

When Sriman Narayana walks, Aadhi Sesha plays the role of an umbrella; a couch when He sits; sandals at His feet when He stands. He becomes a float when the Lord reclines in the massive ocean, a divine lamp with its eyes emitting bright light and he wraps around Him like a soft silk and serves as a cosy pillow too.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 4 (May 30, 2010)

With tears oozing from her eyes and saying “the food I eat, the water I drink and the betel I chew are all my Lord Krishna”, my young daughter, I am sure, has enquired about the Lord’s place of fortune on the earth and found her way to ThirukKolur only.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 3 (May 23, 2010)

The dweller of Thiru Aththiyur is the One who rides a bird; the One who reclines on a serpent whose hoods are studded with beautiful gems; the One who is the theme of the Vedas that profess the three Agnis; the One who is the Lord of even the one who drank the poison of ocean (Siva). And, He is our Lord too.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 2 (May 16, 2010)

O, Lord of Aranga Maanagar, even if one were to get the lifespan of a hundred years as mentioned in the Vedas, one half of that will be lost in sleeping; ignorant childhood and youth will take away plenty of years of the rest; disease, hunger, old age and distress will take their toll too. Hence I shall not desire birth anymore.

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Weekly Paasuram Quest - 1 (May 9, 2010)

O, Lord of cool Thiruvenkatam of steepling mountains! One who is committed to providing succour to the world! Damodara! Wise one! With my soul and body embossed with Your Chakra emblem, I look up to Your grace. Pray what You have in store?

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