Spiritual Tourism XXIX - Heavens on Earth
The Parthasarathy Temple at Guruvayur
The Symbolism Behind Partha Sarathy
The Chariot is the human body, Sareeram Ratham eva cha. . Know that the Absolute Self is the Rider, Atamanam Radhinam Viddhi, The Discriminative Intellect, Prajna, is Arjuna, fighting with the background of Eternity, with the Infinite Self as the metaphysical Ground ! The five horses are the five senses and the Mind the reins, Mana pragraham eva cha.
Atmanam Radhinam Viddhi
Sareeram Radham eva cha
Buddhim thu Saradhim Viddhi
Mana Pragraham eva cha
In other words, Lord Krishna symbolises the Almighty Self and the Holy Geetha is the Lamp lit by Him at the altar of humanity, which contains the direct instructions of the Self to the discriminative intellect !
This Temple is consecrated to the Lord in His Aspect as the Divine Teacher, the Revealer of Absolute Truths to mankind !
Sweet Thy Dance, Sweet Thy
All about Thee is sweet indeed !
Nrityam Madhuram, Sakhyam Madhuram
Madhuradhipathe Akhilam Madhuram
Remove the negative elements from my mind
O Revealer of the Vedas Fourfold
May my intellect follow Thee always
My will in tune with Thy Will,
My purpose in tune with Thy purpose
Confer Bliss on us , O Lord of Bliss !
Let us follow His principles
and Eternal Bliss will be ours !
By Govind Kumar