Spiritual Tourism XXXX1, Heavens on Earth - Rayiranelloor
When the Sun enters the 180th degree, Libra, on Oct 17th, Thula Vishu
occurs. On this day, the great Yogi, Naranathu Bhrantan, received
Enlightenment in Jnana Yogic terms or had a Vision of the Divine Mother, in
Bhakti Yogic terms !. His story is inextricably linked with Kerala Culture !
He was one of the 12 Geniuses born to one lady, fathered by Vararuchi.
Thousands flock to this great Mountain, to this Temple, to pay homage to
this Genius, on Thula Vishu Day !
Worldly people will think that the Yogi is a mad man. The Manike (
philosopher ) is like the Mantike ( madman ). This great man was called mad
by the world ! Born to Vararuchi and Panchami, he laughed at human Sisyphean
Ths is the mountain where the Warrior Goddess, Durga Devi revealed Herself to the divinely
Naranathu Bhrantan ! He saw Her swinging in a swing, oonjal. She
disappeared, leaving 9 imprints of Her Feet.
Cheiro called India ' the wonderful land of Mysticism" and this place
be developed as a tourist spot ! How beauteous the green mountain looks !
This life is a bubble, flimsy, evanescent. Let it go the way of the bubble !
Look at Bhagavan's statement in the Gita " Anityam Asukham Lokam ",
world is non-eternal and the source of unhappiness !
his philosopher-brother, averred that love of money is the root cause of all
seed of Danger
suppressor of Wisdom
ouster of Bhakti is Money!
Q - Who was Vararuchi ?
Vararuchi, one of the Nine Gems of Vikramaditya's Court, fathered 12
Geniuses via a lady.
This Master made the Rayiranelloor
Mountain as his dwelling place. 500 feet above sea level and width 300 acres.
The footprints of the Warrior Goddess formed a pit and it was on this pit
where Her Shrine was made later. The water level in the pit never went
down, even in summer and the pit was a huge source of water ! So the priests
never had to worry for water, for Pujas and Archanas.
We have this Temple on a flat land
of about six hectares. Thousands flock to this place, from both Kerala and
outside. Like the Sage, they also want to have Darshan of the Divine Mother on
this auspicious, holy Day. People believe that the Mother Divine will bless
them with many gifts like marriage, cure from illness, birth of children etc.
The main essence of this story is that there is no caste, creed or Religion
and all the so called castes have a common ancestry.
Last year, 75000 visited this temple. This
year it is expected to be more than one lakh !
One pilgrim said last year " There was
a huge rush in the morning. The climb is becoming more popular". The
Administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure the safety of
pilgrims this time.
The Mother Divine had taught this Yogi the
mysteries of existence and cause.
The Yogi used to roll up boulders to the
peak of the hill, only to release them by mid noon. This symbolises the fate
of people who had a practice of hoarding wealth.
Legend has it that Mother Kali appeared
before Naranathu Bhrantan and told him to ask for any boon ! Bhrantan said
" Please move the elephantiasis from my left leg to my right leg " !
What is Mysticism ? That which is never
spoken ! Let the critics say why this crowd is there in the first place. We
congratulate Surendra Krishna, the architect who built Naranath's statue.