Krusadai Island: the Biologist's Paradise

Jeyabaskaran, R and Lyla, P S (1996) Krusadai Island: the Biologist's Paradise. Seshaiyana, 4 (1). pp. 63-72.



The name Krusadai may symbolically mean Lord Shiva with matted locks - as a manifestation of Lord Dakshinamurti. The exact meaning of the word Krusadai is difficult to fathom . 'Kru' (as a corrupt form of 'Kuru' may also mean short or abridged) is perhaps wrongly spelt for Guru meaning Teacher or Mentor. (in Tamil,in both ways 'Kru' or 'Guru', it could be written). Assuming its Tamil version of the word 'Kru' to mean Guru = i.e ., 'Mentor' or Nestor - and 'Sadai' meaning matted locks, we can visualise the picture of Lord Dakshinamurti. In its serene atmosphere, the place is veritably ' an eternal abode for silent meditation. Lord Dakshinamurti is known to teach and dispel all doubts of 'sishayas' or disciples by transmitting the lessons of discourses and answers and replies to doubts raised ''through thought waves" in eloquent silence and in eternal bliss, when and where speech becomes superfluous!

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Krusadai Island; Biologist's Paradise
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Marine Biology
ID Code:7690
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 09:43
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