Friday, July 22, 2016

849. Story of KABALI...............!

This is the story of KABALI……no not the movie!

Kabaliswarar is the name given to Maharudradeva. There is a temple in Mylapore, Chennai. This is one of the sacred shrines in Tamil Nadu has a Gopuram (Spire) and a big water tank to the west of the temple. The view of the temple and the tank is picturesque. This temple was release rather consecrated in 7th century B.C by the Pallava kings. This temple is open throughout the year. And the show (sorry) dharshanam timing is 6.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M and again from 4.00 P.M to 8.00 P.M. Temple is open to all without paying for tickets.

Now let me tell you the story of KABALI.

Once Maharudradeva was meditating on Mount Kailasa, His abode. A group of sages headed by Srustikartha Brahma arrives there. They have a serious problem which they think Maharudradeva will provide a suitable solution. The pros and cons of the solution are discussed. Parvati, the consort of Maharudradeva is also deeply involved in the discussion. Brahma has a suggestion but his suggestion is not approved by the lot. Brahma asks Maharudradeva for his opinion. Maharudradeva too feels that the solution suggested by Brahma to the problem was not apt. Without fear and favour our Maharudradeva rejects the solution. Srustikartha Brahma is furious.

We all know Maharudradeva has five heads each having a name viz., Tatpurusha, Aghora, Sadjyota, Vamadeva and Ishana. And amazingly Brahma too had five heads at that time. Now when the whole lot of the sages were interested in the solution that Maharudradeva was to provide, Brahma became egoistic. He was so imbalanced in mind due to the inflated Ego, that he said if it is the number of heads one has to be the criteria to provide the solution to the problem, he too has five heads like Maharudradeva.
Now our Maharudradeva who does not stand Ego, stood up; he cut off one of the head of Brahma and made him Chaturmukha Brahma. Since Maharudradeva had cut off the Kapala (skull in Sanskrit) the group of sages present there named him KABALISWARAR.

Many of the fans (apacharam apacharam) devotees believe that this is not a story that was scripted but a real incidence. No one knows when this happened as the main character in this incident Maharudradeva is himself ETERNAL.

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