This is simple but most appealing ritual of the whole practice of this pilgrimage.
It looks light pink/red in color, with so many medicine values. After my inquiry with other pilgrims, I came to know that the water was totally medicated and safe as they boil the water by mixing special roots of some trees and other important healing contents like jeera and red pepper etc.
We reached Pampa around 2:30 PM, quickly entered in the pre-announced hotel during the travel. With the help of guru swami we kept all our “irumudis” in one clean place in that hotel and went to Pampa River to take bath. But when I saw the river I was totally stunned it was far away from my expectations with totally mud filled water and unpleasant environment with left clothes and mudra maalas. I was totally disappointed and afraid even to take bath in that. I just prayed swami ayyappa and had just three deep dips in the river and came out of it. Trying to forget that bath I dressed in Black lungi and towel to start the bare foot trek to sabarimala with a side bag on shoulders and “Irumudi” on head. With a loud “Saranu gosha” Guru Swami kept respective “Irumudis” on our heads and started our trek holding a coconut in one hand which was taken from side bag around at 3:30 PM. The first stop was at “Pampa ganapthi” temple, there we broken our coconuts in a single attempt and eagerly proceeded with enough energy. The onset of treck is energetic and full josh, as all our motto is to see the splendid God as early as possible. I was ready with arrow (decorated by guru swami while doing “Pettai thulli") in one hand by supporting other hand on “Irumudi” which was on my head.“Before we started, the experienced elders had warned us not to take rest in between the steep climb because then We would have tough time and greater inertia to resume the climb.”
I felt like this was an easy trek to finish compared to my old treks - If I am not bare foot. As some of the swamis are slow in their ascent I felt forming special group to proceed with all young and enthusiastic swamis and I did the same. With some guide lines from Guru Swami we moved further with greater ascent.
We were just before “Padunettambadi” we have to break another coconut just beside “Padunettambadi” before climbing it and the same we did. Then the next is our most awaiting moment after a long waiting and painful trek we are just few seconds away from the “Padunettambadi” (The very famous 18 golden steps). There was huge crowd being diverted by police to main path of the temple after crossing these golden steps. It was the most memorable moments in life and it was the most awaiting minutes every body are eagerly waiting for touching all 18 steps, but we were fully disturbed and pulled drastically by them to cross with in seconds. The steps were built so steep and we don’t even think of any thing while climbing them. I saw people who were dying to touch all the 18 steps to pious their devotion and to get rid of their sins to attain virtuous state in their life.
I was able refresh my whole senses, it was a BIG refresh to my soul, I forgot the whole world around me and it’s a great rejoice and rejuvenation to my whole soul. I can’t express this feeling just in words. One should feel this. I thank the all mighty God Sri Ayyappa Swaami.
Ayappa was looking articulate and too charismatic and piercing. When I looked straight into ayppa eyes, he seemed to touch my soul with his striking gaze. It was heartfelt feeling of my soul. I can’t forget this for my life. My longing was pleased.
Day 4(Sunday) - 21/12/2008
I was totally surprised to see the Palanquin bearer’s hard work to carry the pilgrims who are unable to climb the hill. I felt like they are real heroes on that hill. I got a chance to observe these Palanquin bearers as we have taken their short cut route during descent.
Then we spent long time to search our bus among the thousands of buses being parked there. Though each state bus were parked separately with proper name boards indicating state names it is not that easy to find our bus. At last we entered in our bus around at 9:15 AM and waiting for other devotees. Once the bus is filled with all of us we started around at 11:30 AM to “Malliyoor Maha ganapthi” temple. Once the bus started moving on the hill roads due to a satisfied feeling and the nice wind from lush green forest on each side of road I nap for some time.
We reached “Malliyoor Maha ganapthi” temple around at 2:00 PM and had lunch there after our darshan. Then it was long journey to Bangalore via calicut. We had dinner in Calicut around at 9:00 PM. On the way to Bangalore from calicut we have taken very famous eatables of kerala – “Banana chips” and “Halwa”.
Day 5(Monday) – 22/12/2008
A journey like these is fulfilling and gives a stir to both our mind as well body.
This is how I fulfilled my longings … Thanks to Sri Darma Saasthaa for giving me this strength to write all my experiences in this pilgrimage.Related my Blog posts :
I can say this was most awaiting holy trip for me since 10 years. I am so happy that I finished this trip successfully with out any troubles. I should thank Vivekananda Travels - Bangalore for making this a grand success.As planned by Vivekananda travels it is 5 days trip and here how it went...I am kanni swami in this trip as this is my first visit to sabarimala.
Day 1(Thursday) - 18/12/2008
Really I sensed the solitude as no one around me - not even parents and friends. I really comprehended the pain of “Lonely journey”.
Day 2(Friday) - 19/12/2008
Dress code to be followed strictly during this entire trip (All Kerala Temples): With out any shirt we should wear just one Dhoti (Panche/Munde).
The main temple is constructed in a round shaped house with red colored clay tiles with a very small door, which no one expects while watching first time. This round temple is surrounded by some more small temples in a square/rectangle shape of temple along with outer safety wall.
It is believed that by offering coconuts for each of our desires, Devi will give us boons and fulfill all our dreams.
Elephant @ Guruvayur temple
There was a big metallic frames constructed around the main temple for this temple for the purpose of decorating the temple completely with lights during festival times. This kind of arrangement we saw in most of the other Kerala temples too.
It is believed that by bursting the crackers in the temple premises our desires will be fulfilled. This kind of tradition we can observe in most of the Kerala Hindu temples.
Day 3(Saturday) - 20/12/2008
The tradition of playing action-packed music with Mridangam, Tavil, kool, thimila, chenda, kombu, kuzhal, dolu,thalam and Manjeera is really awesome while opening any temple.
ఈ కాలం లొ జనాలంతా "అమెరికా వెల్లాలి-అదర గొట్టాలి", "చందమామ ఎక్కాలి - చల్లగా తిరగాలి" అంటుంటె ఈ మనిషి (కాదు ఇప్పుడు స్వామి కదా!)ఎమిటి "శీతాకాలం చన్నీల్లు పొసుకుంటాను అంటారు పైగా బెంగులూరు లో ఉంటూ" అనుకుంటున్నార ???సహజం మనిషి అన్న వాల్లకి వచ్ఛె ప్రశ్నె ... "
ఒక్క మాట లో చెప్పాలి అంటే దేవుడి తో సమానం గా చూస్తూ కనపడిన ప్రతి చోటా వంగి వంగి దణ్ణాలు కూడా పెట్టె వాల్లు .అన్ని స్పెషల్స్ ఒక్కరి దగ్గరే ఉంటే క్రెజీ గా ఫీల్ అవ్వటం సహజం కదండి.అందుకే గామోలు నేను చేయాలి అని నిర్దారించుకున్నట్టు ఉన్నా మనసులో, ఇంకా అలా ఏదయినా మనసులో ఉంటే మాటలా మరి, అది కలవర పెట్టకుండా ఉంటుందా ... ఇక సమయం కోసం 15 సంవత్సరాలు గా చూసి చూసి, ఆ భగవంతుడి అనుమతి తో 2008 లొనే పూర్తి చెయాలి అన్న సంకల్పం తో ఎవరూ తోడూ లేక పొయినా ఊరు కాని ఊరు లో(బెంగులూరు ఊరే కధా!! అంటే మన ఊరు కానివన్నీ అలా అనాలని పిస్తుందెమో ...అబ్బో దీని గురించి ఆలొచిస్తూ ఉంటే ఇంకో టపా రయ్యొచు), తొందరపడుతూనే నిసితం గా అన్ని తెలుసుకుని నే మొదలు పెట్టెసా.
ఇక్కడ చన్నిల్ల కి ఒక చిట్కా ఉంది, బయట చలి గా ఉండతం తో మన శరీర ఉష్నోగ్రత దాని కి తగ్గట్టు గా మారి మనల్ని చలి కి తట్టుకొనెలా ఉంచుతుంది. కాని మనలో చన్నీల్లు ... అని యెళ్ళ తరబడి మదిలో ముద్రించుకున్న భావన ఒక్క సారి తడవగానె చెరిగి పోతుంది అంటే నమ్మండి.మొత్తానికి దీక్ష లో మొదటి పరీక్ష భెషుగ్గా పాస్ అయిపొయా !
ఇ బ్లాగింగు అలవాటు కు ముందు నన్ను ఒంటరితనం నుంచీ అతి ఎక్కువ సార్లు కాపాడింది అంటే అది నా స్నెహితులు ఇంకా "వంట".ఇతవరకు అయ్తే మాములు వంటే అతి జాగర్త గా కావలిసినవి అక్కర్లెనివీ అన్ని వేసి చేసినా ఎదో కొత్త గా
కీరవాణి బాణి("అంతా రామమయం ..") లా చెప్పాలి అంటే నాకు అంతా భక్తి మయం. ఇది ఒక అద్భుతమయిన ఫీలింగ్.ఎవరితోను ఎక్కువ గా మట్లాడకుండా, ఖ్షుద్బాద కి సరిపడా మాత్రమే బొంచేస్తూ, రెండు పూటలా చన్నిటి స్నానం చేస్తూ మనకి మనమే ఒక్క కొత్త దనం తో కనపడుతూ , మనకి మన మీద మనుకున్న నమ్మకం మునుపెన్నడూ లేనంత / తెలియనంత నింపుతూ , ప్రపంచం లోని ప్రతి ప్రాణి లోనూ భగవంతుడి నే చూస్తూ , మనలోని చెడు ని దూరం చేస్తూ సాగిన ఈ నలబయి రొజూలు, నిజం గా నా జీవితానికి ఒక మైలు రాయి.రాబొయె కొత్త సంవత్సరం-2009 లో కూడా నాలో వచ్హిన ఈ కొత్త మర్పులు ఇలాగే కొనసాగించాలి అనుకుంటూ, ఆ భగవంతుడి ని ప్రాదిస్తాను.
ఇక పొతే నా సహచరుడు సహజం గానే సహనశీలి, కావున ఇక నాకు ఏ ఇబ్బంది లేకుండా దిగ్విజయం గా ఈ దీక్ష ని పూర్తి చెయగలిగాను. ఎలాగయితే నేమి ?మొత్తానికి నా చి.కా.కో దాని చికాకు అన్ని తీరబొతున్నాయి.మూడు రోజుల నా "శబరిమల యాత్ర" పూర్తి కాగానే యాత్రా విశేషాలతో ఇంకా నా అనుభవాలు, అనుభూతులు మీతో పంచుకుంటూ మళ్ళి ఇక్కడే కలుస్తాను ఈ రొజు కి శెలవు మరి. ఈ లోపు మీరు ఇక్కడ నా పాత టపా లు అన్న్ని చదివి మీ అభిప్రాయల్ని రాయండి.
During the last 40 days I am totally involved in all possible divine services. As part of this I have seen some precious stone/gems in the Telugu movie jewelery. So I would like to share you the interesting things I came to know, of course my feelings too; after watching those movies. I can say again Old is bold - new is italic.Here is the list one by one...
Seetaakalyanam : Before watching this movie, I never knew that - this movie was directed by Bapu. Then I realized that this should be Bapu's move only as I have a opinion about his movie titles(Mr.Pellam, Radha Kalyanam, Radha gopaalam, etc.) has female domination in the title but sure not much in the movie. Generaly Hindu mythological movie titles based on "Raamayanam" stress Rama but Bapu is unique in his style and hence the title became "Seeta Kalyanam". Not only director - Bapu for this film surprised me but also the other team memebrs like Writer - Sri. Mullapudi Venakata Ramana and music director Sri.K.V. Mahadevan etc. Mullapudi venkata ramana, I know him only as a writer for many comedy oriented novels and stories but he is more than my innocence. He is a versatile writer with his penning. The dialogues he wrote for this movie are really awesome. But this great duo combination of Bapu - Ramana is fabulous.
They both are like "one mind operating in two bodies".Their combination is ultimate. Though Bapu is famous for his cartoon paintings and Ramana famous for his funny penning they made this film as Gem in our Telugu movies Jewellery.When I am watching this color movie I learnt many interesting things about Viswamitra. I know him just as one famous Rishi. But in his past he was a great king, due to his greedy about Kaamadenu at Vasishta muni asrama and due to his highest quality of ego, he became "Rajarshi". He prays deep for god to attain the greatest position in Rishi's which is called Brahma Rishi to be supreme over vasishta muni. And of course he is successful in achieving all those along with all the greatest powers in archery too. This never helped him only due to his ego. Hence he wants to give the whole powers of him to one who can serve the people at his best. Hence Rama and Lakshmana got all the powers from him.Like this many ineteresting facts were revealed in this movie.
The narration of facts by Parasurama after Seeta swamyamvaram is really interesting. I don't believe If there is any person who can't enjoy the beauty of this gem. BTW the prime role Seeta by Jayaprada is good. With out having sophisticated graphics technology also Bapu has shown the best output of his creativity those days. Many of us know how best Bapu - Ramana pair used to capture Telugu people nativity and picture them. No doubt this film also give the same feeling for us.
BTW Thanks to my friend - Haranadh who gave me this DVD to know many things.
Paanduranga mahatyam :
Sure many of us will play cymbal on their lap while watching the song "Jaya krishnaa mukundaa muraari ...” And this is the longest song in Telugu movies till now which is around 15 mins sung by famous singer Ghantasala.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao - Pundarikudu,Anjali Devi - Rama,Chittor V. Nagaiah - Jahnavi,Padmanabham - Pundarika's brother,Saroja - Kala ..Every body excelled in their roles to make this gem. The main theme of the movie is to serve the parents which are equal serving of god. At the end Pundarika (NTR) gets a boon from Panduranga to merge with him.
"Serving parents is the best way of salvation", this is the moral of the story.
Satyana narayna swaami Mahatyam:
Ramana reddy, getting a boon from the Relangi, to make gold by his single touch, and the song after this scene teasing all the village people is totally funny. "Manchi Tarunam minchina dorakadu naaradaa ..." This song by Naarda (Kaantaa rao) is one of the most popular songs in this movie.Over all NTR, Relangi and Ramna reddy every body are best at their performance in their roles.
The main theme of the movie is to tell us the importance of the Vratam.
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All the young minds theme is one, not only did thousands of people turned up for the peace March at the Gateway of India yesterday but they were loud and clear about what they wanted..... "A Change and Action not bhashan "
Here I would like to attach a hot discussion between one of my close friend and me about the terrorists attacks / blasts in Mumbai and my Post about that incident … Here is the online chat between us ... I felt like we have discussed many sensitive issues/feelings in many of our minds … Hope it bags your opinion also here in the same place.
10:54 AM ramana.gelli: I didn’t get y did u bring Raj Thackeray n sms stuff
10:54 AM ramana.gelli: I didn’t get y did u bring Raj Thackeray n sms stuff
10:55 AM me: I just want to picture my upset abt the incident and...As well as, I am pity abt the people who are not even thinking abt tragedy to nation but commenting some politician
10:59 AM ramana.gelli: They commented because, he is hiding in the time of crisis
me: What do u mean by hiding ?
11:00 AM ramana.gelli: Had he came out and helped, they would hail him as a leader
me: can he go and fight along with NSG commandoes ??
hwo many politicians came out and joined with rescue teams ?
ramana.gelli: at least helping out the injured who r brought in
ramana.gelli: no one
11:01 AM u should b the one with difference if u r portraying as leader
me: then why to blame only Raj Thakare
ramana.gelli: why not
11:02 AM he was the one responsible for violence few days back in Mumbai in the name of regional pride
11:03 AM me: that message was generated frm a non Marathi guy i guess ...but forget abt the man in SMS, Is that a right act frm an ideal Indian when whole
ramana.gelli: take like this
thackeray followers attacked north Indians when they cam for writing an exam
Which is not a right thing?
11:04 AM me: ofcourse...It’s our internal problems how we can link all these in a national tragedy situation
11:05 AM being in
then why to blame him
11:06 AM it is just act of dividing the nation ...when we all need to be unite...
11:07 AM ramana.gelli: so person who generated SMS,thought that would reach at least few Marathi’s would understand that region pride is not the one wanted in our country, but lack of national pride among some people(who helps the terrorists) is creating havoc
I think u will get by the above point
11:08 AM being in location doesn’t change
11:09 AM one thing is am hurt with incident, but no emotions felt, just thought it as naseeeb
11:11 AM me: I / we, who ever reads that SMS will only get the wrong essence or fun in the SMS but not at all the essence u r assuming ..If he is really in that context to untie all mankind...he should mention the moral at the end ... otherwise it becomes some thing like people wrongly understanding Karan johar abt his "Dostana" movie ... (people are focusing the Gay relations only but not the real essence of it)
11:12 AM I’m more concerned abt the situation...But the SMS forwarder is least bothered abt it
11:14 AM ramana.gelli: it’s just like this, underlying thing of human life is, leading life positively and think positively
me: yes ofcourse we all should be in that line only
11:16 AM but unfortunately the people thinking in -ve will always fwd this kind of SMS...And one day they may start some big distruction in country...When ever the -ve feel / mad in him reached its peak. Then we can’t blame even
ramana.gelli: but in panic we never thing properly, keeping aside positive or negative
11:17 AM me: one who lives in +ve never get -ve thought at all in his life...And his life will be glittered all the way
ramana.gelli: but I can understand the SMS is generated to do mockery with raj thackeray's agenda
11:19 AM me: yes
11:24 AM ramana.gelli: I have thought and could formulate a solution
me: plz tell
11:37 AM ramana.gelli: 2 yrs mandatory work in Armed forces will instill discipline and national pride and love for the country
Then we should have a database of all Indians and people entering
me: sounds good
11:38 AM ramana.gelli: and every citizen of
11:39 AM and they should verify whether his is updated in his details r not
Then our surveillances systems needs to be upgraded
Highly sensitive and scanners needs to b installed
11:40 AM Highly sensitive scanners needs to b installed
UV scanners or so, which can see what, is inside
A bag or luggage
Like xray scanners
11:41 AM and every person entering any crowded place will go through another scanner
Which scans his image and maps from the database
Any error in that
Alarms to be rose
11:42 AM and photo to b flashed across screens
And have RFID identities for each person
And they need to carry them where ever they r
11:43 AM how r u feeling with my idea?
me: sounds very good ..Have to think abt practicality of it.
we have very sick politicians - who can't even do that small job - who will always invest crores and crores of rupees on useless projects and schemes - few days back what happened u know ? u might know this - point to consider - the very important CBI and CID office websites with all our country secure data being hacked by terrorists ...happened only due to our govt as they gave the site maintenance to a 3rd party vendor .. (Instead of that Govt should have its own server maintenance site and it should be maintained by completely by Govt in its private and secure location)
ramana.gelli: Loop hole is corruption can damage all this stuff in minutes
11:46 AM u know the hacks go daily on our secure data
me: yes of course
ramana.gelli: Chinese have also started hacking Indian systems
Some time back
11:47 AM me: k
11:48 AM ramana.gelli: what do you think how this terrorism came?
11:49 AM ramana.gelli: because of
ramana.gelli: they wanted to b supreme
i still have doubt
11:50 AM that
ramana.gelli: because they r the one who appointed the current ISI chief
me: i c
11:51 AM ramana.gelli: from where come the weapons flowing to terrorists?
Of all the industries in
ramana.gelli: the biggest is ARMS and ammunition
11:52 AM their turnovers are more than 100bn$ to 1000bn$
11:53 AM me: ohh my god
11:58 AM ramana.gelli: yes boss they r not listed on the stocks
11:59 AM me: Got urgent call for meeting in office... TTYL
go throgh that article once u r back
12:00 PM me: sure
12:13 PM ramana.gelli: The Islamic "jihad" was supported by the United States and Saudi Arabia with a significant part of the funding generated from the Golden Crescent drug trade:
In March 1985, President Reagan signed National Security Decision Directive 166,...[which] authorize[d] stepped-up covert military aid to the mujahideen, and it made clear that the secret Afghan war had a new goal: to defeat Soviet troops in Afghanistan through covert action and encourage a Soviet withdrawal. The new covert U.S. assistance began with a dramatic increase in arms supplies -- a steady rise to 65,000 tons annually by 1987, ... as well as a "ceaseless stream" of CIA and Pentagon specialists who traveled to the secret headquarters of Pakistan's ISI on the main road near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. There the CIA specialists met with
12:20 PM ramana.gelli: Pakistani intelligence officers to help plan operations for the Afghan rebels.4
1:20 PM me: I just saw the URL...it is having vast information … it has unbelievable information. Thanks for sharing.
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