POORNATHRAYEESA TEMPLE - TRIPUNITRA
- the sacred meeting place of the three Vedas - Rig. Yajur and Sama
lying close to Ernakulam is treasuring up a great spiritual wealth
in the form of Krishna temple, built as back as in the Dwaparayuga.
The idol installed by Arjuna was brought from Vaikunta and so has
great sanctity and popularity.
to legend, a pious Brahmin dashed into the court hall of Sri Krishna
once and bewailed the loss of his nine children, who died one After
another soon after birth. Every time his lamentation was loud and
too deep for tars. Moreover, he was audacious to blame the ruler
saying hat his sensuality and laxity in moral was the chief cause of
all the woe beaten his lot. Arjuna, who was present, then promised
that there would not be any recurrence of such misfortune and he
would jump into fire, if the next child were to meet similar fate.
The Brahmin went home. All the while Krishna smiled, but said
the untoward happened - the tenth child died. Arjuna prepared for
Agnipravesa. Krishna intervening took him to Vaikuntha in his
chariot. Welcoming them, the Lord of the Vaikunta said that in order
to see Nara and Narayana both at a time, he created that situation -
loss of 10 children.