What Is Above And Below Kalachakra

Kalachakra is a powerful symbol in many spiritual traditions. Learn about what lies above and below it and the deeper meaning behind this mystical concept.

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Harivarasanam

The song Harivarasanam is sung every day at Sabarimala temple at the time of closing since the 1950s. For a long time, it was believed that its author was Kambakudi Kulathur Srinivasa Iyer. Of late, there has been a claim that the song was written by Konnakathu Janaki Amma. Her father was the chief priest of Sabarimala from 1907 to 1920. The popular version of the song was sung by Yesudas for the film Swamy Ayyappan in 1975. The original title of the song is Hariharatmaja Ashtakam.

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In the earlier episodes of Shiva Purana, we have been seeing the structure of the universe; seven worlds below us, then our Bhuloka, then six worlds above us up to Brahma's Satyaloka, then above that Vishnuloka, then Rudraloka, then Maheshwaraloka, then Kalachakra, and above Kalachakra Ishwaraloka or Shivaloka. Even though we use the terms Rudra, Maheshwara, and Shiva as synonyms, they are not the same. Rudra is that aspect of Shiva who is responsible for the elimination of the universe. Maheshwara shrinks the eliminated universe into a microform and takes care of it till ....

In the earlier episodes of Shiva Purana, we have been seeing the structure of the universe; seven worlds below us, then our Bhuloka, then six worlds above us up to Brahma's Satyaloka, then above that Vishnuloka, then Rudraloka, then Maheshwaraloka, then Kalachakra, and above Kalachakra Ishwaraloka or Shivaloka.
Even though we use the terms Rudra, Maheshwara, and Shiva as synonyms, they are not the same.
Rudra is that aspect of Shiva who is responsible for the elimination of the universe.
Maheshwara shrinks the eliminated universe into a microform and takes care of it till the time of the next creation.
Ishwara or Shiva is the ultimate supreme, supreme reality, Parabrahma, Paramatma.
The rest are all small parts of him.
Kalachakra is the border between the world that is influenced by maya and the world beyond.
Up to Maheshwaraloka, maya is there.
Once you go to the other side of Kalachakra, there is no maya.
By the way, what is maya?
Maya is not illusion.
मा लक्ष्मीः कर्मभोगो वै याति मायेति कथ्यते।
मा लक्ष्मीः ज्ञानभोगो वै याति मायेति कथ्यत्ते॥
Maa means Lakshmi Devi.
That's why her husband is called Madhava.
There are two types of experiences, physical, and intellectual; karma bhoga, and jnana bhoga.
Both are given by her, Lakshmi Devi.
कर्मभोगो वै याति
ज्ञानभोगो वै याति
मा याति
From that, maya.
So Kalachakra is very very important.
It is the boundary between the transient world and the eternal world.
It is the boundary between the destructible world and the non-destructible world.
It is the border between the finite world and the infinite world.
It is on this Kalachakra that Yama sits on his buffalo.
Yama has no access to the world above Kalachakra.
How to attain Ishwaraloka also we have seen.
By doing nishkama puja of Siva linga.
Sakama puja of Siva linga will give you pleasures and comforts in all the worlds below Kalachakra.
Sakama puja will give you health, wealth, power, position, enjoyments, knowledge, higher worlds like Swarga, Satyaloka.
But still you will keep on taking birth and dying.
Some of the higher worlds, once you attain them you can be there till the end of the kalpa.
But at the time of kalpanta pralaya, you will die and take birth again in the next kalpa.
The only way to get out of all these is nishkama puja of Shiva linga.
By doing that you can reach Ishwaraloka or Shivaloka where there is no death, there is no time.
The worlds below Kalachakra are for the mortals.
Ishwaraloka is for the immortals.
Ishwaraloka is also called Jnanaloka.
The world below Kalachakra is called Karmaloka.
As soon as you enter Ishwarloka, you can see a white bull.
The four legs of that bull are honesty, purity, non-violence, and kindness.
Its horns are tolerance.
Its ears are self-control.
From its mouth comes the sound of the Veda.
This bull is dharma embodied.
Its ears are piety, belief in God.
Its mind and intelligence are faith.
The beginningless, endless Lord Shiva is sitting on top of this bull.
In this world, there is no day, there is no night.
If this is the ultimate goal, then why should you do the routine pujas, and vratas?
Only by doing routine pujas, and vratas, observing dharma you develop interest in Shiva.
It is a step by step progress.
If you are a devotee of Shiva, if Shiva is allowing you to worship him, that means you have already progressed in the spiritual path.
If his eyes are on you, it is also certain that you will reach Ishwaraloka some day or the other.
But you have to work hard and demonstrate your eagerness.
It is pure bliss in Ishwaraloka.
There is nothing else.
It is his grace that is going to take you to Ishwaraloka.
You see a queue.
So many people are waiting in the queue.
You learn that they are waiting to get into a beautiful garden.
You can either join the queue or simply walk away.
That is up to you.
That much earnestness you have to show.
That eagerness you have to show
That commitment you have to show.
Then he will lift you up.

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