Faith Adi Sankara generally begins his bhakti stotras by invoking the concerned deity in the very first verse itself. But the acharya thinks it is appropriate to start the Subramanya Bhujanga, sung on Muruga at Tiruchendur, Siva’s younger son, with obeisance to the elder son Ganesha, said Sri B. Sundarkumar in a discourse. It is customary to seek Ganesha’s blessings before commencing any work for its successful completion. The first verse gives us a taste of the acharya’s fluency of thought and
Faith The avatara rahasya, as explained in the Bhagavad Gita, shows that the main purposes of the Lord’s incarnations are to protect the good people from the atrocities of the evil and powerful, and to establish righteousness when it gets weakened in the course of time. The Devi Bhagavata Purana also features an interesting section on the avataras of the Lord in various yugas in general and on Krishna avatara in particular, during the interaction between Vyasa and Janamejaya, pointed out Sri K.