Symbolism of Dharma Shaasta (Sabarimala)

Usually, Dharma Shaasta is proven with two consorts, particularly Poorna and Pushkala. These names translate to “Completeness” and “Prosperity”, and are allusions to the 2 paths – Jnaana and Bhakti, via which one reaches the Absolute as Self-Realization.Fairly than the 2 consorts, these signify the 2 halves of the Lord itself, within the pure Yogic posture and kind one sees at Sabarimala.The Lord is seen in a novel Yogic posture, typically additionally seen in Lord Narasimha, Dakshinamurthi or Aanjaneya. Right here, the Lord is seated upright, with His legs bent and each ankles touching the Mooladhara or root Chakra. The erectness of the posture allows free stream of Kundalini Shakti or the Life pressure via the seven Chakras. It’s humanly tough to take care of such a posture for lengthy length, and to forestall the legs from straying away, the Lord has a band (Yoga Pattai) tying his legs with the again.Thus, Chin-Mudra, or the gesture of focus, consciousness and actuality is the true and supreme educating of Self-Realization. One sees this very same Mudra within the type of Dakshinamurthi. Thus, the correct half of Dharma Shaasta highlights the trainer or Shaasta Side, and that is exactly Poorna Devi – completeness of knowledge, information and understanding of actuality.The left hand of the Lord rests on His leg, pointing in the direction of His toes. In all seated types of Ayyappan, one will certainly see the left leg lifted up, regardless of whether or not the correct leg is lifted up (as in Yoga Asana kind in Sabarimala) or hangs down (as in Veera Asana varieties in different temples). Thus, relying on the peak of the statue, when the devotee stands or sits earlier than the Lord, he’ll discover the Lord’s raised toes on the stage of the guts. This, and the Lord pointing to His toes, is His message to put His toes firmly within the coronary heart (Hrudkamalam). The Lord as Krishna or Narayana says the identical within the Bhagawad Gita – “Maam Ekam Sharanam Vraja”.Having the Lord’s toes within the coronary heart and consistently considering on Him is the cultivation of Bhakti or Divine Love, and that is additionally the best solution to domesticate Sattva Guna, good conduct and Dharma, and finally attain the Lord. Thus, the left half of Dharma Shaasta highlights the righteousness or Bhakti or Dharma Side, and that is exactly Pushkala Devi.Thus, the 2 consorts, or moderately the 2 halves of the Lord signify the idea of Dharma-Shaasta with predominance of Narayana and Shankara features respectively.