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Monday, September 22, 2014

the friends meet..



the friends meet..




This is how Ramapurathu varier(രാമപുരത്തുവാരിയര്‍ ) describes the meeting of Krishna with Kuchela the Sudhama... in his great work in Malayalam "Kuchelavrittam( കുചേലവൃത്തം)
The wizened brahmin in tattered clothes was walking in hot sun towards the gate of Krishna's mansion in Dwaraka.. and the Lord, standing in his elevated seat, saw his friends approaching..
He left everything and ran towards his friend..
His eyes, red as lotus was redder with tears..

അന്തണനെ കണ്ടിട്ടു സന്തോഷം കൊണ്ടോ തസ്യ ദൈന്യം
ചിന്തിച്ചിട്ടുള്ളിലുണ്ടായ സന്താപം കൊണ്ടോ
എന്തുകൊണ്ടോ ശൌരി കണ്ണുനീരണിഞ്ഞു, ധീരനായ
ചെന്താമര കണ്ണനുണ്ടോ കരഞ്ഞിട്ടുള്ളൂ
that Krishna with eyes red as lotus shed tears on seeing the brahmin...
was it happiness on meeting his dearest boyhood chum.?.
was it on seeing Sudhamas miserable state.?
No one could say..
for no one has ever seen that bold Madhava crying like that