Urakkuzhi - " This holy canal is about one km North of Malikapuram. This place is believed to be the most sacred place . Here there is a waterfall and a small creek in to which the water drains. This creek is named Urakuzhi. It seems to be a small hole. But when one sits in its bosom, it appears to be spacious enough to give a cool dip. It is believed that a bath in the Urakuzhi theertham washes off all the sins.
"I am the conscience in the heart of all creatures I am their beginning, their being, their end I am the mind of the senses, I am the radiant sun among lights I am the song in sacred lore, I am the king of deities I am the priest of great seers…" 🌀👁🕉
The great exponent of the Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna is one of the most powerful incarnations of Shri Vishnu, the protector and preserver of the Hindu Trinity. Of all the Shri Vishnu avataras he is the most popular, and perhaps of all Hindu gods the one closest to the heart of the masses. Krishna is dark and extremely handsome. The word Krishna literally means 'black', and black also connotes mysteriousness.
For generations, Krishna has been an enigma to some, but God to millions, who go ecstatic even as they hear his name. People consider Krishna their leader, hero, protector, philosopher, teacher and friend all rolled into one. Krishna has influenced the Indian thought, life, and culture in myriad ways. He has influenced not only its religion and philosophy, but also into its mysticism and literature, painting and sculpture, dance and music, and all aspects of Indian folklore.
Indian as well as Western scholars have now accepted the period between 3200 and 3100 BC as the period in which Lord Krishna lived on earth. Krishna took birth at midnight on the ashtami or the 8th day of the Krishnapaksha or dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan (August-September). The birthday of Krishna is called Janmashthami, a special occasion for Hindus that is celebrated around the world.
Stories about Krishna's exploits abound. Legends have it that on the very sixth day of his birth, Krishna killed lady demon Putna by sucking on her breasts. In his childhood, he also killed many other mighty demons, such as Trunavarta, Keshi, Aristhasur, Bakasur, Pralambasur et al. During the same period he also killed Kali Nag (cobra de capello) and made the holy water of river Yamuna poison free.
For many years, Krishna lived with the Pandava and Kaurava kings who ruled over Hastinapur. When a war was about to break out between the Pandavas and Kauravas, Krishna was sent to mediate but failed. War became inevitable, and Krishna offered his forces to the Kauravs and himself agreed to join the Panadavas as the charioteer of the master warrior Arjuna. This epic battle of Kurukshetra described in the Mahabharata was fought in about 3000 BC. In the middle of the war, Krishna delivered his famous advice, which forms the crux of the Bhagavad Gita, in which he put forward the theory of 'Nishkam Karma' or action without attachment.
After the great war, Krishna returned to Dwarka. In his final days on earth, he taught spiritual wisdom to Uddhava, his friend, and disciple, and ascended to his abode after casting off his body, which was shot at by a hunter named Jara. He is believed to have lived for 125 years. Whether he was a human being or a God-incarnate, there is no gainsaying the fact that he has been ruling the hearts of millions for over three millennia.
In the words of Swami Harshananda, "If a person can affect such a profound impact on the Hindu race affecting its psyche and ethos and all aspects of its life for centuries, he is no less than God." ✨👁🕉🐚🌀🎨🙏🏻
Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya Namah ; Jai Shri Krishna! 🐚🌀🙏🏻
छोटी सी मछली पानी के उल्टे बहाव में भी आगे निकल जाती है जबकि विशालकाय हाथी तक उस बहाव में बह जाता है क्योंकि मछली पानी की शरण में है। बिलकुल इसी तरह जो भक्त ईश्वर की शरण में रहते हैं , वे विपरीत परिस्थिति में भी संसार सागर से तर जाते हैं. !! 📿🕉📿 Namaste Beautiful Souls. 🌀✨🌀God is our ultimate shelter and he is sufficiently powerful to protect us in all circumstances. Sometimes you are in doubt, will He really be there to take good care of me, if I give up my plans and surrender to him? During the manifold legends, God has shown that He takes care of all those who surrender to him. How God protects his devotees against all the odds is best expressed in many stories. Prahlada, the supreme devotee of Shri Vishnu, was unaffected by the weapons the demons had used against him. Markandeya was saved from the clutches of death by Shiva. God takes care of His surrendered devotees is an irrevocable truth. Turn to the Lord and express your confidence in his care and protection. "I'm your instrument. You can use me as you wish. I have no agenda of my own. I am here to accept your desire as my life and soul, and give everything to serve You.” ~ Develop this vision, increase your faith. In good times and in bad, try to see Gods plan and arrangement behind everything. Our setbacks or disappointments are but part of Gods plan. These situations help to burn up some old karma or to bring us to the point of understanding that God is our ultimate shelter. So understand this and emotionally separate yourself from your problems. You are far greater than your problems. You should never let one dark cloud cover the entire sky. The sun is always shining on some part of your life. Everything that happens is a life lesson. Everyone you meet, everything you encounter, they are all part of the learning experience. Never forget to acknowledge the lesson, especially when things don’t go your way. It only means something better is out there waiting. Trust God, Trust Shiva!! Love, Happiness & Gratitude ✨👁🕉🐍🌀🔱🌷🐚🌙⌛️💀🔔🍃🌊🙏🏻