Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Swami Vivekananda on Lord Parthasarathy

“Lord Parthasarathy is there for us, ready to be our Sarathy in Life and guide us all the way through if we are ready to offer selfless service”

Calls for 'Life-long sacrifice' to uplift the Poor and the Oppressed 

A Sacrificial Journey will be full of 'Deadly Thorns' but believe in Lord Parthasarathy and you will succeed 
This day 120years ago (August 20, 1893), Swami Vivekananda sent a letter to Alasinga Perumal of Triplicane wherein he showered heaps of praise on Lord Parthasarathy.

Calling Lord Parthasarathy as a friend of the poor, he directs us to the Parthasarathy Perumal temple to seek the Lord’s blessings. 'Take a bow before Lord Parthasarathy of Thiruvallikeni and give an undertaking before Him of a great sacrifice, one of a whole life for the poor, the lowly and the oppressed - for whom Lord Parthasarathy comes from time to time and whom he loves above all.'

Swami Vivekananda asks us to take a vow to devote our whole lives to the cause of redemption of the 300million poor 'who are going down and down every day.'

Sacrificial Journey will be full of deadly thorns
While he cautions us that this is not the work of just one day saying that the path is full of most deadly thorns, he gives us the confidence that Lord Parthasarathy of Thiruvallikeni is there for us ready to be our Sarathy in Life and guide us all the way through if we are ready to offer selfless service.

Swami Vivekananda wants us to have eternal faith in Lord Parthasarathy and asks us to set fire to the mountain of misery that has been heaped upon India for ages. He says  'the misery can be easily burnt down.'
Despite the task ahead of each one of us being a grand one, especially in light of the fact that 'currently we are all so low',  he reminds us that we are the sons of Light and children of God. Belief in Lord Parthasarathy and reposing trust in Him will help us succeed in all our endeavours, concludes Swami Vivekananda.


Anonymous said...

It is an excellent Article

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this nice piece.

Never knew that Swami Vivekananda commented on Lord Parthasarathy so eloquently.

T.S. Raghavan said...

Good and great info.
Only thing is that u mentioned alasinga perumal??
Azhagiyasinga Perumal??
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PRabhu S said...


Thanks for your kind words.

He has written that letter to a person - Alasinga Perumal- known to him in Triplicane.

It may be a short- friendly- form for Azhagiya Singa Perumal...but his letter has been addressed as 'Alasinga Perumal'