Sacred pilgrimage

(05/01/2004 07.30 to 08.05)

Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah!

Om Nomo Bhagavati Maa Tara Tarini!!

Om Rama Krishna Hari!!!

 

Rishikulya is a very sacred and ancient river. It is believed to be there from the beginning of Satya Yuga. It is also believed to be the River Saraswati in those days. Later it was called as Rishikulya as most of the Rishis during Satya Yuga were living on the banks of this river and were doing their penance. Also Lord Rama traveled on the banks of the river during His Vanavasa and has installed 18 Shiva Lingas on various villages on the banks of the river. The river is originated at Rishimalya Parvat and flows to Bay of Bengal over a stretch of 164 kilometers. The confluence of the river and sea is at a place called Ganjam. In the month of Chaitra Krishna Dwadasi, a dip at this confluence is considered very sacred washing away all the sins and prarabdha. Every twelve years on this day, a mela on grander scale like Kumbha Mela is observed and a dip on that occasion is considered as most auspicious.

 

Importance of this ancient river and its associated sacredness has been lost over time. But by the Divine Will, again it is being revived by the Supreme Creator Himself through His Divine messages and His Divine Sojourn. Recently a Divine Understanding has dawned upon explaining the importance of Sacredness of the 18-kilometer stretch of this pious river from Ganjam to a village called Raipur. A pilgrimage in this stretch with proper understanding can result in a quantum evolution and realization of the Ultimate Truth. By blessings of Gyana Rupini Goddess Saraswati flowing as Rishikulya, one can achieve the True Knowledge about oneself and accomplish the True Mission of one’s life.

 

The names of the villages in this stretch, their original names during Satya Yuga, and spiritual significance associated with these looks totally magical. They are explained as follows:

 

Ganjam: The spiritual journey begins from this place. This is the confluence of River Rishikulya with the Ocean, Bay of Bengal. Ganjam in Sanskrit means bald. It is advised to take a dip at this place and be bald and be nude of one’s bundle of belongings. One always carries a heavy but unnecessary bundle of one’s likes, dislikes, opinions, judgments, and prejudices. This is the place one can imbibe the holy vibrations that helps throwing away this bundle making one pure and pristine, and making fit for the evolutionary spiritual journey.

 

Karapada: This village is pronounced these days as Karapada (d as in ‘dam’). In earlier days of Satya Yuga, it was pronounced as Karapada (d as in ‘that’). In Sanskrit ‘kara’ means hand and ‘pada’ means foot. It stands for the physical body consisting of the limbs as hands and feet. This denotes the gross ‘Anna Maya Kosha’. One usually identifies oneself with the physical body. This identification, though erroneous, is deep rooted. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this village and imbibing the vibrations here, one can easily drop this identification. The understanding dawns that one is not the physical body. One is not one’s body.

 

Hamsapura: When one breathes in, the sound that is produced is ‘Ham’, and while breathing out ‘Sah’. Lord has programmed to every living being this Truth of ‘Hamsa’ or ‘Soham’ with every breath. This breathing process unceasingly keeps on repeating the meaning ‘I (Aham) am That (Sah)’ – not this breath. ‘Pura’ means village- a confined place of dwelling. After dropping the identification with the gross physical body, one usually identifies oneself with the ‘prana’ – the ‘pranamaya kosha’. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this village and imbibing the vibrations here, one can easily drop this faulty identification of one with one’s breath. Here the understanding dawns that one is not one’s breath. One is not one’s breath.

 

Munashipentha: In Satya Yuga, this village was called as ‘Manasapentha’. In Sanskrit ‘Manasa’ means mind. And ‘Pentha’ means market – usually a crowded place where transactions happen. After dropping the identification with the body and breath, one usually associates oneself with one’s mind, which is nothing but a bundle of thoughts – ‘monomaya kosha’. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this village and imbibing the vibrations here, one can easily drop this mistaken identification of one with one’s mind full of thoughts. One is not one’s mind.

 

Gangapura: This village was known as ‘Gam-gaam-pur’ in Satya Yuga. This village is adjacent to the earlier village Munashipentha. ‘Gam’ means misery. ‘Gaam’ means temptation. In this village the river is deep with a broad well called ‘Kasmari Ganda’. In Satya Yuga, it was called as ‘Samsari Ganda’. ‘Samsar’ means the phenomenal world and ‘Ganda’ means a broad well. This denotes that this ‘Samsar’ is nothing but a projection of the mind and is full of miseries and temptations. The ‘Samsar’ looks so real that one is deeply entrenched in the well of the ‘manasa’. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this ‘Samsari Ganda’ and imbibing the vibrations in this village, one can easily drop the attachment to the world around which is nothing but illusory projection of one’s mind. One does not belong to the ‘Samsar’. Rather ‘Samsar’ is one’s idea, a mental imagination and is not true.

 

Potlampur: In Satya Yuga this village was known as ‘Patta-Lam-Laam-Pura’. In Sanskrit ‘Patta’ means beyond or transcending. ‘Lam’ means attachments. ‘Laam’ means aversions. ‘Pura’ means confinement in form of a village. One creates one’s own world and confines inside it by virtue of one’s attachments and aversions. One’s true Self is clouded by these intellectual proprieties – ‘Gyanamaya kosha’. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this village and imbibing the vibrations here, one can easily drop this faulty attunement with Intellect. That leads one to live a choice-less life full of acceptance and surrender. One is not one’s intellect.

 

Baranga: In Sanskrit ‘Bara’ means ‘Srestha’ the extraordinary, the best. ‘Anga’ means body. After shedding the gross body, breath, mind, and intellect; what is left out is the best body full of Light and Love. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this village and imbibing the vibrations, one can feel oneself as a bodiless body, the Witness who lives in the body. Once you drop the body, mind, and intellect; your ego vanishes and what remains is the pure Witness, the True You.

 

Madhapura: In Satya Yuga, this village was known as ‘Moda-pura’. Moda means ‘Ananda’ or Pure Bliss. Once you are bodiless, you experience yourself as nothing but pure bliss. By taking a dip in the sacred river here and imbibing the vibrations, one can experience this pure Bliss.

 

Handi Ghara: ‘Handi’ means an earthen pot. ‘Ghara’ means house. This bodiless state brings the understanding that one is nothing but all pervasive Consciousness. Like there is no difference between the space inside a pot and the space outside the pot. Similarly there is no difference between the individual consciousnesses. They are one and the same. This understanding dawns up by taking Holy dip in the river in this village and imbibing the vibrations of this village.

 

Hindula Shola Ghara: ‘Shola’ means sixteen. ‘Ghara’ means house. ‘Hindula’ means demolish. Now one needs to constantly demolish the sixteen houses that confines one to individual consciousness. They are the five senses (gyanendriyas), five limbs (karmendriyas), five sense objects (tanamatras like sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell), and mind. By taking a dip in the sacred river in this village and imbibing the vibrations, one can clearly understand the futility of triad of the subject, the object and the experience that the subject having about the object, as one and only one Consciousness that is ‘Chit’. Here one experiences that pure consciousness, pure knowingness transcending the duality, and multiplicity of ‘Samsar’.

 

Raipur: In Sanskrit ‘Rai’ means essence. Here one understands one’s true essence is nothing but all pervasive, eternal, ever present Existence that is ‘Sat’. By taking a Holy dip in the sacred river in this village, the understanding dawns upon is that one is ‘SatChitAananda Swarupa’ Bramhan. There is no difference between the bodiless body that is the Witness realized at Baranga and the SatChitAananda Bramhan realized at Raipur. One is One indivisible, inseparable, eternal Bramhan.

 

Tara Tarini: In Raipur on the top of a mountain is the temple of twin Goddesses Tara and Tarini. ‘Tara’ is the Goddess who has shown the Light throughout the spiritual journey. And ‘Tarini’ is the Goddess who has facilitated crossing of all obstacles during the journey. ‘Tara’ denotes Light of Gyana Shakti. And ‘Tarini’ denotes action actuating Kriya Shakti. It is now time to climb up the mountain and pay obeisance to the Twin Goddesses expressing one’s heartfelt gratitude and pray to facilitate spiritual sojourn of all devotees who take up this pilgrimage.

 

Itinerary

 

1 Chennai 21/03 08.00 Berhampur 22/03 02.00 (Kara Mandal Expr)

2 Berhampur 22/03 05.00 Rishi Malya 22/03 09.00

3 Rishi Malya 22/03 12.00 Ganjam 22/03 16.00

4 Ganjam 23/03 16.00 Karapada 23/03 16.30

5 Karapada 24/03 16.00 Hamsapura 24/03 16.30

6 Hamsapur 25/03 16.00 Munashipentha 25/03 16.30 (also Gangapur)

7 Munashipentha 26/03 16.00 Potlampur 26/03 16.30

8 Potlampur 27/03 16.00 Madhpur 27/03 16.30 (also Baranga)

9 Madhpur 28/03 16.00 Handi Ghara 28/03 16.30 (also Hindula Shola Ghar)

10 Handi Ghara 29/03 16.00 Raipur 29/03 16.30 (also Tara Tarini)

11 Raipur 31/03 16.00 Puri 31/03 20.00 (also Sakshi Gopal)

12 Puri 02/04 08.00 Bhubaneswar 02/04 16.30 (also Konark)

13 Bhubaneswar 02/04 21.30 Calcutta 03/04 05.00 (Puri Howrah Mail)

14 Calcutta 08/04 20.00 Chennai 10/04 05.00 (Howarah Chennai Mail)

Om Rama Krshna Hari!!!

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