Saturday, 31 October 2015
Rohit Raveendran from Kerala visited the new Kallar Ashram site recently. He mailed me some moments ago.
Dear Shanmugham sir,
Recently i have been to the new kallar site along with tava yogi. i snapped few pics and i thought i would share it with you as it would be a great material to share in your blog.......
Rohit was interviewed for a television network some time back when he went for his Jeeva Nadi reading.
The Kallar ashram has put on hold all Jeeva Nadi readings until January of next year as they are busy with the construction of the new temple complex. The annual Agathiyar Jayanthi and Guru Puja where the highlight of the two day event would be the lighting of 108 sacrificial fire pits or yagam, Sarva Dosa Nivarana Maha Yagam is set to be held on 29 December 2015. Tavayogi is rushing to meet this dateline, at least have the accommodation and the meditation hall completed by then.
Siddha Heartbeat thanks Rohit for his contribution.
|Agathiyar at the present day ashram|
|Thava Murugan at the present day ashram|
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Sri posted yet another beautiful piece on the master in his fb.
"The Master never explained his methods or ways in healing the sick, who came from far away to be treated. He simply used to touch the sick and close his eyes only to mutter a few incoherent words.
The ones who were around him tried hard to listen to what he was saying, but none could grasp what He said, so they ended up making their own postulations.
One of them said to the other, "The Master is uttering mystic syllables, which could be as ancient as Time itself."
Not wanting to be left behind, the other one interjected, "I think He is directly talking to the souls of the patients, to make them whole."
Yet another one jumped in by saying, "I guess He is using the techniques of Pranic Healing to heal them of their diseases."
One after the other, those who were close to the Master, passed a judgement on the Master's methods and ways, but none of them could ever guess the real technique.
Years later when the Master was on his death bed, he called upon a young disciple, who had served him diligently all throughout and he explained the method for him to carry on the lineage.
The Master said, "All you need to do is summon up all your compassion and touch the afflicted ones and say, 'Yours is mine and mine is yours...be healed from now!'
The disciple with tears in his eyes said, "All along, you have been carrying all their mundane baggage on your shoulders and bestowing your spiritual blessings on them?"
The Master simply smiled and gently slipped away in to oblivion.
~ No one will ever carry your burden for you; but it they do, then you are the most blessed creature on this Planet Earth, to have found a true Savior and Guru."
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Siddha Heartbeat received the following photos of work in progress at the new Kallar Ashram. Work on a bore-well to supply drinking water is in progress made possible through donations by devotees of Agathiyar.
On another note Bala Chandran Gunasekaran reminded us at AVM that today was the day 2 years back when Agathiyar opened his eyes in his bronze statue at AVM.
Friday, 16 October 2015
AVM members are creative indeed as seen in the following contributions to Siddha Heartbeat.
ஓம் அகத்தீசாய நம:
அகத்திய ஜோதி கண்டிடவே..
உந்தன் புகழ் பாடி.
உந்தன் குரல் கேட்டு.
ஆனந்த நிலை - அகவாழ்வில் வாழ்ந்திடவே.
ஓம் எண்ணிலா கோடி தேவர்கள் சித்தர்கள் ரிஷிகள் முனிவர்கள் நம.
|Poster by Bala Chandran|
|Verses & Poster by Mahin|
|The latest poster announcing next weeks puja at AVM by Stalin|
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
I had always wanted to know my past birth. From small I was reminded that I was a Chinese in my former birth, the reason being that I had an unique birth mark on my right forearm. Chinese who saw me as a baby had often mentioned to my mother that I was born a Chinese baby but had died upon delivery, in my past birth. Tradition has it that, they brand the little tiny lower arm with a mark so that they could identify the mark and see if the child is born again in their family circle in the next birth.
Until I was 13 I was taken to see a Chinese medium in event I fell sick. I remember pretty well how my parents and I stood in front of a majestic portrait of a Chinese God while the Chinese medium got about doing his stuff.
According to https://en.wikipedia.org, a Chinese medium is known as Tongji.
According to https://en.wikipedia.org, a Chinese medium is known as Tongji.
Tongji is a Chinese folk religion religious specialist, usually translated as a "spirit medium", "oracle", or "shaman". A tongji or jitong is a person believed to have been chosen by a particular shen 神 "god; spirit" as the earthly vehicle for divine expression. A tongji appears to be entirely under the control of forces in the spirit world. Frequently a person who will become tongji experiences himself, at an early time in his or her life, to be coming under the compulsion of some god to be possessed by him. The person may well resist that compulsion. Should his resistance fail, he will from time to time enter into a trance in which he may beat himself with a nail-studded ball at the end of a cord and handle to the point that he draws blood from multiple wounds on his back. While in this trance state he will experience himself, and the members of his community of belief will experience him, as speaking the words of that god.
Very often the medium stood in front of the huge painting placed at the altar and hit his bareback back with the blunt edge of a sword while chanting verses in Chinese. He would then write Chinese characters in red ink on a thin piece of yellow paper and burn that over a glass of water. He would then ask me to drink the water mixed with the ash from the burnt paper. I would be cured. The only time I visited the government hospital for treatment was at age of 13 when I was bitten by a dog. Fearing that I could come down with rabies, I was given medical treatment.
Later in my early twenties, I stopped by a Chinese temple to pay homage to my God father. There I noticed an unique method of fortune telling. I gave it a try. I had to shake an open can of sticks with numbers inscribed on them until a single stick drops out from the can. The number on that stick is then referred to a big book of predictions. Mine was 11. The caretaker read out the writings pertaining to number 11 from the book. He translated the reading into the Malay language that I could understand. With whatever little knowledge of the Malay language he managed to convey to me that I had many friends. "Indeed" I replied to him as I had many friends. He corrected me saying that what he meant was that I had divine friends, as in angels, close to me and caring for me. And so I came to understand that I had Gods looking over my shoulder. What did I do to deserve their grace, I would ask myself occasionally.
In 2002 when I went for my very first Kaanda Nadi reading, Agathiyar through the reading revealed my past. I needed to know my past karma so that I do not make a blunder again. I needed to know my past karma so that I could work on it and work towards a better future. I needed to know my past karma so that I could share and counsel others so that they too do not fall for the trap of illusion.
Many a saint have shared accounts of their lifes and questioned the many possible reasons leading to one having to take a rebirth.
Ramalinga Adigal through his literary work MANU MURAI KANDA VASAGAM wrote a prose that carried the many possible events that might have led to one's birth. Adigal mentions an extensive list of the probabilities for one’s rebirth.
“Did I create fear in others?
Did I hurt my loved ones?
Did I summon and tarnish others,
Did I stop others from making donations?
Did I smear my friends?
Did I sabotage friendships?
Did I speak gossip that lead to families being destroyed,
Did I refused to help one in need,
Did I increase taxes and rob others,
Did I make the poor suffer?
Did I act unjustly?
Did I stop the means of income of others?
Did I entice others and cheat them,
Did I rip work but refused to pay accordingly,
Did I adulterate rice with pebbles?
Did I ignore the hungry?
Did I refrain from feeding the poor?
Did I exposed those that had taken refuge with me,
Did I aid those who committed murder?
Did I scout and spy on behalf of thieves,
Did I snatch properties belonging to others and lie to them?
Did I sleep with those who had lost their virginity?
Did I abuse virgins who I had a responsibility to protect?
Did I rape those who already had had a husband?
Did I lock up birds in their cages?
Did I not feed the calves?
Did I build up this body by consuming meat?
Did I poison drinking water?
Did I fell trees that gave us shade?
Did I destroy others out of revenge?
Did I demolish public halls?
Did I not listen to my parents?
Did I not greet my Guru?
Did I not give my Guru his dues, for his sustenance?
Did I envy the learned?
Did I find mistakes in the writings of the wise?
Did I offend devotees of Shiva?
Did I offend the yogis?
Did I prevent the public from conducting their prayers by shutting the doors to the temples?
Did I smear the name of the Lord?
What sin did I do, I do not know”, questions the Saint.
Listen to a rendition of Adigal's composition set to music at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ0xS8Uwt1Y&list=PLHzSyCuecHydnkZeYI_ZxI9uTVuQ-k81w
Rengaraja Desiga Swamigal throws some light in the preface to his interpretation of Adigal's MANUMURAI KANDA VASAKAM, originally in Tamil, translated into English by R.G.Rajaram,
"The Supreme Grace Light the compassionate to all living beings, the Chief of Gnosis, St. Ramalingar’s “Manumurai Kanda Vasakam” has forty three aphorisms. He discusses very clearly the merits and demerits of virtue and evil (punya and papa). The list of evil that men shall abhor are listed. These are the sins which subject men into irredeemable mundane bondage. By calling out “did I ever commit…….” He lists out sins of the society and advises us to get salvation from them."
R.G.Rajaram translates Adigal's plea as follows,
"Did I ever,
1. Throttle the mind of the Samaritans?
2. Pull them to court on false allegations and spoil their reputation?
3. Prevent people giving alms?
4. Divide the Friends united?
5. Was deceit for true friendship?
6. Enhance tax and burgle?
7. Starve the hungry poor?
8. Punish any one without compassion?
9. Partial in land disputes and spoil their livelihood?
10. Assist Killers?
11. Was a spy for thieves?
12. Enamour the things and lie?
13. Lure and cheat?
14. Close the thorough fare to prevent trespass?
15. Reduce wages for work?
16. Ignore the hunger stricken?
17. Refuse alms for beggars?
18. Carry tales and spoil the relationship?
19. Desert in the midway?
20. Expose the refugees under distress?
21. Be in the company of unchaste?
22. Seduce the modest girl under guard?
23. Rape a Housewife?
24. Abort and enjoy?
25. Feel reluctant to worship my preceptor?
26. Forget to pay preceptor’s fee?
27. Exhibit displeasure of countenance to the learned?
28. Find fault in the composition of great men?
29. Enslave a bird trembling in a cage?
30. Prevent the calf to feed on the mother?
31. Grow my body eating flesh?
32. Sell mixing up paddy and sand?
33. Harm loved ones?
34. Close down potable water pond?
35. Fell shady trees used to rest in scorching sun?
36. Destroy others’crop out of enmity?
37. Demolish Public Hall?
38. Keep the doors of temple closed?
39. Scold violently the disciples of Lord Shiva?
40. Belittle the people on penance?
41. Abuse great Saints?
42. Ignore the advises of parents?
43. Abuse Gods and become Egotist?"
Rengarajar writes in the preface further, translated by R.G.Rajaram
"These 43 utterances summarize the don’ts of humanity. Saint Vallalar addresses to Lord Almighty, whether He was gullible with any of these inhuman qualities and thus driving home, the benevolence of Lord Almighty descends spontaneously on those who are devoid of any of these qualities."
Having stated thus, Adigal provides deliverance from our past sins.
"Moreover if one wants deliverance from those sins, he suggests ways and means also. If one gives up killing and meat eating and prays unto him wholeheartedly, the very moment St. Ramalingar, the supreme grace of light joins him and remedies his sufferings and he will make them realize also”.
Yet another translation by Aasiriyar Arulvanan is posted by Lalitha at http://lalitha-arutperumjyothi.blogspot.my/2011/07/manu-murai-kanda-vasagam.html
Paramahansa Yogananda says, “Knowledge of the law of Karma encourages the earnest seeker to find the way of final escape from its bonds.” He provides a solution too, “Seeds of past Karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the fires of divine wisdom.”
Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal says if there is Karma then there is birth. Karma is the cause of birth. Birth is a result of past Karma. “The life we are living now is a result of our past Karma and the life we live now will determine our next birth”, he amply puts it, clear and forcefully.
Padmasambhava says, “If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions,”
“What you are what you have been, what you will be is what you do now” goes the saying of the Buddha.
The night Buddha attained enlightenment; he went through several stages of awakening. One of it was where he had the recollection of his previous lives.
Sogyal Rinpoche in his book THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING, HarperSanFrancisco, 1993, quotes Buddha’s THE MIDDLE LENGTH SAYINGS (originally quoted in H.W.Schumann's THE HISTORICAL BUDDHA, London, Arkana, 1989)
He narrates Buddha’s experience.
He narrates Buddha’s experience.
“I remembered many, many former existences I had passed through: (he mentions a hundred thousand - Ed) in various world-periods. I knew everything about these various births: where they had taken place, what my name had been, which family I had been born into, and what I had done. I lived through again the good and bad fortune of each life and my death in each life, and came to life repeatedly. In this way, I recalled innumerable previous existences with their exact characteristic features and circumstances. This knowledge I gained in the first watch of the night.”
In the second watch of the night, he gained knowledge of Karma.
“With the heavenly eye, purified and beyond the range of human vision, I saw how beings vanish and come to be again. I saw high and low, brilliant and insignificant, and how each obtained according to his Karma a favorable or painful rebirth.”
Swami Rajarshi Muni in YOGA - THE ULTIMATE ATTAINMENT, Jaico Publishing House, 2004, explains Karma.
“During each earthly existence, a soul creates innumerable Karmas in the form of thoughts, words, and actions. These Karmas leave behind corresponding subliminal impressions that are carried forward with the subtle body from one life to the next. When these latent impressions become activated at opportune moments in the present life, or in a future life, they awaken into desires, which then amass volitional energy sufficient to lead the soul to perform new Karmas. Thus, the Karmas of the present life lead to the Karmas of future lives. They establish a continuous and unending chain of causes and effects.”
Annie Besant and Bhagawan Das in SANATANA DHARMA by the Theosophical Publishing House, 2000 explain,
“Karma literally means action, but as every action is triple in its nature, belonging partly to the past, partly to the present and partly to the future, it has come to mean the sequence of events, the law of causes and effects, the succession in which each effect follows its own cause.”
“What is called the consequence of an action is really not a separate thing but is a part of the action, and cannot be divided from it. Nothing occurs which is not linked to the past and to the future.”
Paramahansa Yogananda in his AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, Self-Realization Fellowship, 1990, writes,
“The effort is part of the Karma, as much as the goodness or badness: Karma is not a finished thing awaiting us, but a constant becoming, in which the future is not only shaped by the past but is modified by the present.”
Ram Das in PATH TO GOD - LIVING THE BHAGAVADGITA, Harmony Books, 2004, says,
“Every act we do creates Vasanas, life waves, based on the desires connected with the act. Even when we die, they continue; the physical body dies, and what remains are those subtle life waves, those mental tendencies that function like a kind of psychic DNA code to determine your next round.”
Eknath Easwaran in DIALOGUE WITH DEATH - A JOURNEY THROUGH CONSCIOUSNESS, Jaico Publishing House, 2002, says,
“Hindu and Buddhist mystics would go so far as to say that we have come into this life expressly to fulfill our unfulfilled desires, which as unconscious drives or Samskaras shape everything we do. The slightest thought has consequences, as does the slightest act. Over the years it is the sum of all these consequences, large and small, that shapes our lives. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.”
“Thoughts are the very source of our Karma, for from our thoughts flows everything: words, actions, desires, decisions, and destiny. Karma is not imposed by some cosmic lawgiver outside us.”For more on karma see http://agathiyarvanam.blogspot.my/2014/05/if-one-were-to-follow-episodes-posted.html
Srinath Raghavan posted the following lovely piece on fb some 34 minutes ago. His piece makes us ponder and think of our individual role and mission in taking a birth. Was it solely to feed and nurture this body or to care for those around us too. Siddha Heartbeat thanks his father for a beautiful advice, "Be useful to the people around you, Cus' Success is short lived". SH thanks Sri too for allowing us to use this wonderful piece among the many he keeps churning out each day.
My Dad always used to tell me,
Be useful to the people around you,
Cus' Success is short lived,
But being useful goes a long way,
In adding value to your life indeed.
When you are fit and fine in body,
Do as much as service possible,
Help people see the brighter side of life.
Bring a smile unto their faces,
And fill their hearts with cheer,
Without expecting nothing in return,
Not even a simple "Thank You!"
I used to wonder what to do,
Or how to begin all this,
Small acts of kindness were done,
But making service my life's motto,
Was an altogether different deal.
Trapped in a thankless job that required,
My constant attention and presence,
I forgot all about it,
Till when my whole world changed one night,
It became twisted and topsy turvy.
There was chaos within and all around me,
Not knowing what to do or whom to approach,
My whole world came crumbling down to pieces,
As my loved ones were all struggling,
To be alive for one more day at the least.
That's when grace descended,
In every step of the way,
The Universe showed me a clue,
Of a seed being sown,
For others to reap the fruits.
I realized the importance of being useful,
For Success cannot earn you true friends,
Who will stand by you in darkness,
When you have lost everything in broad daylight,
But being useful will get you,
Those who will even die for you unknown.
I have a long way to go,Sri did not stop at that but carried on inspiring many, lending a shoulder, and bringing a smile to their faces as seen in a mail from someone whom he had helped, as posted by Sri.
To become useful to people,
But one lesson that I've learnt long ago,
Still continues to inspire me,
"Share your smile with others,
And try to wipe away their Tears,
Cus' when you do with a sincere heart,
Someday someone will do it for you too...!"
Here is a heartfelt account of a Daughter-in-Law, who had requested a "Soulfully Yours" session for her bereaved Mother-in-Law. Although I humbly don't ascribe to many of the words used for me, but will nevertheless let it be.
"Human grief has many origins illness, betrayal, suffering, bereavement...the list is endless. To my mind Putra Shokam (loss of child) that comes to parents tops the list. Tears that can't be reasoned with, an emptiness that constantly echoes the futility of the last few decades of your life.With the passing away of my husband I was in the dumps, but found various ways and support systems to recover some sanity. However silently around me was a Mother wallowing in so much misery that if you looked into her eyes you would cry. I did not even speak to her often because I knew not what to say... two grieving ones, much worse than the other.
Not knowing what to do I turned to Soulfully Yours...Srinath. After a few delays we worked out a session. Delays because I had to prepare her to share her grief and believe that maybe it could even lighten. (Sri cooperated completely by the casual approach of a friend visiting). She had resigned to the rest of her life crying for a lost child.
I am writing this so that the message can go to so many silent grievers that there is a way... the way of the divine... the way of love that heals... and Srinath Raghavan is a true messenger of the divine.
At the start all barriers that my mom in law had and all the hesitation she had collapsed with the warm consoling hug he gave her. The mother in her shed all her tears in a moment and from there on the session was smooth. They had connected.
Just by reading her heart he told her about lot of her private loving moments and unfulfilled wishes for her son. He also reminded her about her devout offerings to Lord Rama thru her life and her special relationship with the lord. Her eyes lit up with pride when he mentioned she had another son equally well brought up and who loves her a lot and how she had to live well for him. He told her she had been a most loving mother and wife and even today it is she who kept the family together. She had been a lovely obedient daughter full of joy and beauty. She was surprised and happy like a little child on hearing all this. Everyone had forgotten the little girl in her including herself and somewhere the joy and beauty had become pain and heaviness only.
They agreed to meet again. She was a little brighter but ready for much more. Nothing can heal like the touch of the Divine Mother and Sri silently does a beautiful job of transmitting Her touch. The divine is always around..round the corner...Address : Soulfully Yours. May many lives arrive at this address seeking themselves..
Monday, 12 October 2015
Love for Agathiyar mooted a young kid from AVM, Sujeniszwaran to sketch a beautiful drawing of Agathiyar.
Another devotee of Agathiyar Rakesh Krishna who watches the live streaming of the Siddha Puja from AVM penned these verses immediately after today's streaming, just moments ago.
உம் நாமம் சொன்னேன்
உம்மைப் பார்த்தேன் மன நிம்மதி பெற்றேன் அகத்தீசா!
சங்கடங்கள் போக்கிய உம்சாந்த முகமும்
கஷ்டங்கள் நீக்கிய உம் கருணைக் கண்களும்
கருணை புகட்டிய உம் காந்தப் பார்வையும்
ஏற்றம் தருகின்ற உம் எளிய தோற்றமும்
மகிழ்ச்சி தரும் உம் பரந்த மனமும்
அன்பை தரும் அரவணைக்கும் தன்மையும்
உண்மை புகட்டும் உம் நலம் காக்கும் பண்பும்
பெருமை சேர்க்கும் உம் பெயரின் வலிமையும்
பிறவிபயன் தரும் உம் ஆற்றலும்
நாங்கள் அனுதினமும் உணர்கிறோம்...
உம் நாமம் சொன்னேன்
உம்மைப் பார்த்தேன் மன நிம்மதி பெற்றேன் அகத்தீசா!
அருள் தருபவரே போற்றி
ஆனந்தம் தருபவரே போற்றி
ஓம் எண்ணிலா கோடி தேவர்கள் சித்தர்கள் ரிஷிகள் முனிவர்கள் நம...
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Mahin, Nalini and Rakesh share more passionate compositions on Agathiyar and the Siddhas penned by them.
அகத்தீசா! உந்தன் பேரை சொல்லவே இந்த பிறவி போதாது அய்யா!
கற்பூர ஜோதியிலே உங்கள் அழகினை காண கண் இரண்டு போதாது குருவே.
அக இருள் நீக்க கர்ம வினை ஓடிட உந்தன் பாதம் பணிகின்றோம் என்னை ஆளும் அரசே.
அகத்தியம் தந்த அருளாளா
சத்தியம் காக்கின்ற கருணைகடலே
அகத்தியமே சத்தியம் என்ற என் உயிரே
சந்தன காப்பினில் எங்கள் சங்கடங்கள் தீர்ப்பாய் குருவே அகத்தீசா!
Shoba Narayan, author of several best sellers including Monsoon Diary, Katha, and Return to India had written an elaborate account of her personal visit to Palani temple. She shares information about Lord Murugan, the Siddhas, Agathiyar and Bhogar and the reasons for doing rituals. She shares a rare peak into the making of the famous Palani Panchamirtham as she brings us into the inner corridors of Palani temple where the famed Panchamirtham is made and packed for sale. She shares certain insights about the running of the temple and provides us the Panchamirtham recipe too.
SIVA STUTHI released by ABIRAMI AUDIO
Recited by Ramu.
Music by Purushotama Sai.
1. Sivastakam (0:05)
2. Lingastakam (3:02)
3. Bilwastakam (6:13)
4. Vishwanathastakam (10:27)
5. Siva Pooraanam (14:42)
6. Thirunitrupaathikam (29:15)
7. Kaathalaagi Kasinthathu (38:09)
8. Natarajar Pathu (45:22)
ஸ்ரீ அகஸ்த்தியர் - பாடல் | Sri Aghasthiyar - Song
இசையமைத்தவர்/Music Composer : வீரமணிதாசன் | Veeramanidaasan
பாடல் ஆசிரியர்/Lyric by : Traditional
பாடியவர்/Sung by : வீரமணிதாசன் | Veeramanidaasan
ஒலிப்பேழை/Album : ஸ்ரீ அகஸ்த்தியர் | Sri Aghasthiyar
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சந்தைப்படுத்துபவர்/Marketed By : VMD Infotainment
ஸ்ரீ அகஸ்த்தியர் பாடல்கள்
இவ்வொலிப்பேழை (3 ½ மணிநேரம்) ஓடக்கூடியது. இதனை சிவன் அடியார்களுக்கு சமர்ப்பிக்கிறோம். இல்லத்தில் பூஜை மற்றும் காலை மாலை நேரங்களில் தொடர்ந்து ஒலிக்கும் வகையில் வடிவமைக்கபட்டுள்ளது.
Sri Aghasthiyar Songs
This album which runs for 3 ½ Hours. We are happy to dedicate these songs to all Sivan Devotees. Definitely this album to be played during pooja. Om Namasivaya:
Siddha Heartbeat thanks Aiya and VMD Infotainment for giving us this treasure that has finally satisfied and fulfilled a long awaited penchant to hear a traditional collection of hymns and songs on Agathiyar. Thank you for filling the vacuum.
Agathiyar Satagam: A beautiful collection of 100 songs of praise on Agathiyar by Kunangkudi Maasthan Sahib brought to us by Veeramanidaasan Aiya.
Sri Agathiyar Archanai or Sri Agathiyar Asthothram
Follow Agathiyar Satagam on page 163 and Sri Agathiyar Archanai on page 59 ofAgathiyar Pusai the Complete Book of Praise to Agathiyar Tamil Transliteration in English by agathiyanproductions
108 Potri Archanai on Lobha Ma
Thirugnanasambandhar's praise of the Lord at Agasthiyampalli
Thursday, 1 October 2015
There is yet another variation of folk song known as the Chintu. According to the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN LITERATURE Volume 2, " Chintu is a song composed and sung on different occasions such as in the worship of a particular deity or in the daily prayers of the school children. The former is called Kavati chintu and the latter Ennai chintu. Kavati chintu describes the greatness of the deity and the landscape where the temple is situated."
Agathiyar's "Shanmuga Nayagan Thotram" is set to this beat. This beautiful composition from Agathiyar on his Guru Lord Murugan. Agathiyar, explains the many instances and forms where Lord Murugan appears. View the song on page 33 of SIDDHARGAL VALANGIYA ERAI PAADALGAL. Listen to it at http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/moviedetail.asp?mid=td00327