AFFERMATH OF SATI'S IMMOLATION
is another version, accounting for the bleeding of the archamurthi
in the shrine. This pouranic episode too has received greater
respectability along with acceptability with mute submission.
to it, when Sati immolated herself in Yogagni at the ruthless
himiliation meted out to her by none but her father, Lord. Siva
descended right at the Yagna Sala and put the place and people to
total destruction, that went beyond recognition. Placing the corpse
on his shoulders, he started Thandava Nrithya in such frenzied fury
and wild excitement that the world and people shook and shivered to
an incredible magnitude that Lord Mahavishnu appeared on the scene
and thwarted the Mahapralaya by cutting the corpse into several
pieces with his potent Sudarsan disc. The fragments fell at several
places throughout the length and breadth of India. And each place
became a much hallowed Saktipita of ethereal significance, universal
veneration and perpetual visitation.
Among the fragments that flew
and fell at different places, Mother Sati's Yoni - reproductive
organ fell here at Chengannur. And that accounts for the
menstruation of the Principal image - Mother Parvathi since then.
Which out steps which in credibility is not the lesson to be sought
for from the two, but unconditional total, mute acceptance of the
divine power, permeating every inch of the sacred place is the
important point that alone beckons the theists for visitation and
adoration. Aren't the sports of the Divinity mysterious?