An Omniscient7 mins 8.8K 7 mins 8.8K
A story of dormant emotions and life
Sky is the limit for birds because they can fly for their living beyond all boundaries. They don‘t know man made boundaries. After all they are innocent birds. I always looking them all once and try to feel the joy to cover my loneliness because the best creation of God has no time to recall or listen even to me or my story or emotions which I had kept safe in my heart for a long time with a ray of hope that one day will come when I can tell those for once at least. Like an evergreen tree, you can hear me and you can feel me in each and every part which belongs to me. Had you asked any time? Ask this question to yourself? Search the answer from your deepest mind! You might be thinking who is this, showing mirror to us. Don’t be surprised if I say, I am none other than your nearest and your root. I am Trikaripur, the most silent and oldest observer of your ever changing behavior and every moment of your life.
I was the pat of Mooshika Dynasty in ancient days. During, British rule I was under Madras Presidency in Malabar District. It became a part of Kerala with that state’s formation on 1st November, 1956. According to Hindu mythological belief people think that my name has been derived from 'Sree Haripuam‘ and then 'thiru Karipurttltl' and later on to the present name. This much you may know, but there was a very interesting story behind my present nomenclature. Have you ever tried to know that or ever asked me? No. You don't have time for that. You think no one cares for these things or that it's unnecessary! But my friend, you should be attached with your roots, your land. Now this staple arises, I am controlling my anger and describe this interesting story because I feel you are only my past, present, future and forever surveillance.
The story began with the Hindu mythology. Parasurama who was one of Lord Vishnu's 'Avathar' during his journey to Kerala', created a number of beautiful temples. He constructed a city of towers and mansions decorated with gold and precious stones. Over all he also made a menagerie for elephants with arrangements for feeding and breeding. This place is known as 'The Village of elephants“ or ‘Karipuram" and later on ’Thrikkaripurum' which with the passage of time came to be known as the present day what I am. Do you know apart from this story, there are one more interesting immortal story lies in ancient mythological believe. The famous 'Gajendra Moksha‘ which is stated in 'Shri Maha Bhagavatham' occurred here only in front of Shree Chakrapani Temple which is also built by Lord Parasuram.
People of this region knew me as the southern end of this District kasaragod. I am lying along the coast of Arabian Sea and comprises of fully cultivation midland. Great feeling comes when people called me the ‘Gateway to Kasaragod'. Do you ever feel the colorful beauties of my villages which literally have the completeness of natural scenic beauty of the Gods own Country? I am feeling proud to say that l have an old and glamorous cultural heritage. It's rich and deep roots in performance of Folk Arts like Kaliyattum and festivals like Kolkali, made me popular throughout the region. No one can even imagine how I feel happy when I see people from different religions participating in celebrations of festivals of other religions. I am famous for the communal harmony; do believe I love my people as my own nearest and dearest one without any symbolism like the Muslims, Christians or Hindus whatever they are. The only thing I know that, they all are my every beats of heart and light of eyes. Now, I am getting little emotional. My eyes are getting wet. Anyway, let our journey continue.
My basket is full of various important places of worship. I was watching them from the beginning when they had begin constructing it. Frankly, saying the only change I found that the faces of my people. I could remember the innocent face of the little boys came with his father after with his son and thereafter with his grand seedling. Now they might be not coming but that journey is still continuing by his successor in that similar way and similar mind what they had started at.
Do you know, the ancient town Junta Masjid, Mettammal Sayyid Muhammed Moula Juma Masjid which are stand with their won dignity still making me proud. The silent beauty of Thimvambadi Temple and Udinur Sri Kshetrapalka Khethram makes me wonder and glorified. It takes me to the spiritual world by leaving this external world when I got touched with the golden memory of Sree Kaleeswaram Temple, Eyakadu Ayyappa Temple and Olavara Temple. I supposed to be the only one living and alone witness of those glorious moments what was closely associated with these immortal symbols of devotion and peace. Waking up with the ﬁrst ray of morning sun and the birds twittering along with the Morning Prayer in the St. Pauls Church, which makes me feel too closer to Him every time. I can‘t explain you how much I eagerly await every year for these festival excitements and to see the unity to the devotees of Sree Chakrapani Temple in the month of March and April. This festival 'Ulsuvain' which starts on 'chatayam' day in meena masam and the 'kodiyellam’ festival which carried for 7 days. Oh! I can't explain the excitements over those days. Besides ‘kodiyellam’ the first day festivities include ‘Thayambaka panchavadyam' when the time flies over dream city. On the seventh day with 'aaratlu kodiyirakkam and aarattu sadhya' the festivities for the year ends. These days are not new for me even then I feel the same enthusiasm and same enjoyments that was since the beginning of these events. Since from your forefather I am enjoying, these festivals like 'Sapthaaham' occurs in the month of May or in Vaishak Masam. Not only these festivities, I have my heartiest involvement and participation in Eid and Christmas also, which I like the most. This is all about these festivities which make people closer together since long time and they distribute the gifts of love and respect to each other. When people are embracing each other with great love and affection I can’t control my tears joy. I fell heavenly and also credit myself for inculcating my values to them. But recent days I am watching a festival celebrated by you people with lots of colors, music and noise also with different flags. I don’t know what is that? May be a new festivity what I never seen before. People are much more concomitant with this festival along with my teeny hoppers. Some where I heard that, this festival is nothing but the ‘festival of democracy’ or something related to that word. They also told the name of that function as 'Election' or vote'. I assumed that it may be new ‘social development of human civilization beside dynasty in ancient days and British rule, anyway my people are happy with that kind of festival, then even I am also feeling happy because nothing is more important to me than your happiness because as you are my dearest one, my life. This is all about me.
After a long time I am feeling fresh. I feel valued. You may realize the pain of loneliness and vividness one day. Aged like me who were always around you, who are trying to speak with you but you never have had time for them or may be literally forgotten. Don’t forget my dear, we are full of life experiences and practical knowledge what you always need in every step of your life. That’s the truth about nature!