Sunday, February 15, 2009

Shri Maha Sastha Vijayam - First Purana of Sastha


The worship of Lord Shastha is very much common and widespread, and We have many stories explaining the glory of Shabarimala Ayyappa. But, there is no proper book so far containing all the aspects of Lord Maha Shastha like stories of Shastha’s other incarnations, his marriage episodes with Prabhavathi Devi and with Poorna & Pushkala, his son, his parivaras, etc are not known to many. Many devotees expressed their wish that a compilation may be done on the significance of the Lord.

The search of light started 12 years ago, traveling cross and wide to many temples, volumes of texts, manuscripts and inscriptions. Finally by the grace of Lord, it has resulted in the Book, Shri Maha Shastha Vijayam

This Is Not A Regular Ayyappa book containing only the story of Pandalam, Mahishi and pradhishta at Shabarimala. This contains Rare and unknown Purana Stories, In depth details, and puja kalpams, giving answers to many doubts.

To highlight a few aspects of the book, "SHRI MAHA SHASTHA VIJAYAM", the book contains:

* About 85 Puranic Stories of Lord Hariharaputra divided in to Five Kandams (Cantos) –

Mahima Kandam , Leela Kandam, Prabhava Kandam, Vaibhava Kandam & Upasana Kandam

* Notable age-old temples of Shastha in India and their history

* Stories of Various incarnations of Shastha

* 5 rare Sahasranamas of Shastha – from Puranas and Puja Kalpas and 2 Trishatis

* Complete Puja Kalpam with Avarana

* 11 Ashtothras for Shastha (in Various forms)

* Ashtothras for Poorna and Pushkala

* Moola Manthras for Various Shasthas (a work by Shri Adi Shankara)

* Various forms of Shastha - paintings (almost 20 forms of Shastha)

The book is very first of its kind and is running to 400-500 pages almost to the extent of an encyclopedia.

The Worshipful Acharyas of Shringeri Sharada Peetam, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam had blessed the project. Swami Dayanandha Sarswathi and Many Guruswamis and senior upasakas of Lord Shastha had expressed their happiness and had blessed the project.

By the blessing of the Gurus, based on the book, a lecture series is made on Lord Sastha for 5 or 7 days titled “Sastha Mahathmyam” like Bhagawtha Sapthaham..

The book is Priced Rs. 400 /-

It is in Tamil subsequently to be translated into other languages like English, Malayalam and Telugu.

You may read the interview of the author, Aravind Subramanyam to THE HINDU

Book is Available at:
94 B, Third Street, Tatabad, Coimbatore 12 aravindsai@gmail.com
Phone : 99946 41801
My Site : www.aravindsastha.com

You may send MO or DD or Cheques in Favour of "V.Aravind Subramanyam" to the above address and can obtain the copy of the book through post or courier

20 comments:

  1. varuga Varuga thiru Saasthanandha avargale..

    Bloggingil pattaiya kilappa enadu vaazthukkal.. :)

    I've added this to my favs in my blog..

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  2. Iam Shankar from Chennai. Excellent work Shri Arvindji. Pranams to you. My prayers to Sri Dharma Shaasta to continue to shower his abundant grace on you.

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  3. Dear aravind
    Swamiye saranam iyyappa
    read the book, enthralling and great effort from you by the grace god.
    our first meeting at abglore alst week is cherhishable for long years to come
    Dr.S.Sankaran
    ISRO

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  4. Dear Shri Aravind,
    I want the book published by you. Please provide the details of Telugu or English book, if published. Kindly mail the details to amvhyd@gmail.com

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  5. Dear Aravind,

    I'm anxiously waiting for the english version...pls let me know if it is published at jivan.swami@gmail.com. And ya..you have done a grea8 piece of work ....Keep it up...Swamiye Saranam Aiyappa ..

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  6. How can I procure the above book? Is the malayalam version ready?

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  7. Dear Sir,

    Swami Saranam.

    My Name is Mr.R.Kumar from Dombivli,Mumbai. I saw your Tube in the net.

    I wish to get one copy of Shree Mahasastha Vijayam in Tamil. Kindly advice the cost and courier charges. I will arrange to send you D.D or t.t.

    What other books you have?? If you have any old sastha Pattu, Virutham, Please let me know the cost.

    Thanks for your support and understanding.

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  8. Dear Mr. Aravind,
    Twice I wrote to you regarding Maha Sastha Vijam Book. Can you please tell me where will I get this? While checking the same with Giri Trading in Chennai they were not sure about the publication, If you can let me know the price I can deposit in your account.(Including the courier charges). Thanks
    Manikandan. R- 09840822134- Chennai

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  9. Dear Aravind,

    How can I get a copy of the book. I am in Sydney now. Do you have a online version?

    Thanks,
    Swami Sharanam
    Raghu

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  11. Hello sir,

    I did watch your Sastha mahatmyam this morning. You mentioned about kulathuril ayyan at kalidaikurichi. We are from tirunelveli and my mother in law used to say our kula deivam is Kulathur Sastha and that we don't where that temple is. Is the temple you mentioned today is Kulathur Sastha? If so we are very happy to know that we finally found our kula deivam temple. Kindly clarify our doubt.

    Swamiye Saranam Aiyappa

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    1. http://shanmatha.blogspot.in/2012/03/part-vi-dharshan-of-temples-of-lord_29.html

      see the link, might be helpful

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  12. Dear sri Aravind Swamy
    Swamiye saranam iyyappa

    I am from chennai, my kula deivam is Thoondikarar, Can u please tell me the story of thoondikarar or there is any book tells about thoondikarar and also i want to know the story of manjappar swamy .. Please can u reply ..

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  13. Dear Arvind Swamy garu, where i get the telugu version of your book can u send me details of it ........

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    1. YOU CAN PAY HIM THE BOOK AMOUT WITH SHIPPING CHARGES OR U CAN CONTACT GIRI TRADERS FOR THE BOOK ..

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  14. Keen to know about Kulathur in Varavu Songs sung in Nurani Sasthapreethi

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  15. SWAMY

    SIR HAVE YOU ANY KANNADA VERSION OF SRI SHASTHA MAHA VIJAYM ?
    SIR IF IT'S THERE WHERE I CAN GET .....

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  16. SWAMY

    SIR HAVE YOU ANY KANNADA VERSION OF SRI SHASTHA MAHA VIJAYM ?
    SIR IF IT'S THERE WHERE I CAN GET .....

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  17. Dear Sir, our family deity is Mambazhathurai Bhagavathi Amman. In your research, did you come across the history of the temple and how goddess Pushkala (consort of Ayyappan) have a temple at Mambazhathurai. Also interestingly, Achencoil has a Sannathi for Mambazhathurai Bhagavathi Amman. Your information on all these will be of great help. Thanks in advance.

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  18. Swamiye saranam ayyappa how to buy the book

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