September 11, 2009

പുനര്‍ജനി [ ReBirth ]

This is about an Indian concept of RE-BIRTH.
It is NOT "life after death", but a concept of washing away our sins
through a ritual and having a new life.[It is only a concept and
personally I dont believe in these kinda concepts]

Last week I came to know about a place called
"Aareswaram Punarjani".
Aareswarm is a Sastha Temple situated at the top of a hill,
near Kodakara, Thrissur district. There is a "Punarjani" rock
inside the temple compound, which is considered to be sacred.
The custom of Punarjani is as follows:
Punarjani is a path through which we have to crawl through the rock.
In order to get Paapa Moksha, we have to enter through the opening
in the rock from one end.There is a narrow path through the rock,
a normal man can hardly move through that. But it is possible to
walk sideways, sometimes a gentle bending of body is required.
It'll take only 5-10 mins to reach the other end which is being a
bottle neck, extra care has to be taken while rushing out of
"Punarjani" exit.

It is a belief that, once we enter into "Punarjani", it is not
recommended to go back; we should have to exit throgh the
other end after completing the full path of Punarjani.

The premises of Aareswaram temple is so beautiful.
There is also scope for a short trekking through the the temple side.
Normally people dont used to go to to the top of the hill,
but the panoramic view from the top is awesome.
We could see a lot of other neighbouring places like
"Matathoor" and "Kanakamala".

"വിശ്വാസങ്ങള് എന്തുമായിക്കൊള്ളട്ടെ
മനസ്സുകൊണ്ടെങ്കിലും നമുക്കു പുനര്ജനിക്കാം
കഴിഞ്ഞ കാലത്തിന്റെ പാപക്കറയെ വിസ്മരിക്കാം .
സദ്പ്രവര്ത്തികള് കൊണ്ടു, നല്ല ചിന്തകല്കൊണ്ട്
ഓരോ ദിവസവും നമുക്കു
മനസ്സിലെ നന്മകളുടെ പുനര്ജനിയിലേക്ക്
നൂഴ്ന്നിരങ്ങാം ."


Those who come from Ernakulam side have to follow the route
Ernakulam -> Ankamaly -> Kodakara(Around 50 Kms)
Take diversion from Kodakara Junction towards
Vellikkulangara/Kodaly route. Only 4 Kms from Kodakara Jn,
to reach the place.