Abhay Vignesh Liginlal

3 Eyed Mercy - Poem by Abhay Vignesh Liginlal

I bow before you lord Shiva
O supreme and cosmic truth,
I bow before you lord tryambaka 1
O mighty 3 eyed deity,
I salute you lord somashekhara 2
Bearer of the crescent moon;

Hail him mankind
For he is Neelakanta 3
Who stores fatal poison in his throat
And wears the dreaded serpent on his neck,
Endowed with matted hair
Which bears the sacred ganges
He holds the three gunas 4
Sattva 5, rajas6 and thamas 7;

He is the great lord of yogis
Who sits couched on tiger skin and subdued lust
Hail him for he is Nataraja 8, the master of thandava 9
The last chant in times book.

1. Tryambaka - trya -three, ambaka-eye
2. Somashekhara- Soma-nectar Shekhara- crest
3. Neelakanta- blue throat(cosumed poison)
4.Gunas -operating principles of nature- Sattva5, , rajas6, and thama7, or namely creation preservation and annihilation
8.Nataraja-Eternal cosmic dancer
9 Thandava-dance leading to cosmic destruction or cleansing.

Topic(s) of this poem: spirituality

Form: Blank Verse

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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