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Charchani

(Description of the Paramdham)

 

During his spiritual compaign, when Mahamati Shri Prannathji reached Panna (in M.P.), at that time the Sundarsath living close to him and serving him, used to describe among themselves each and every object of Paramdham, which was termed as 'Contemplation of the Dham', or 'Chitavani'. This subject-Charchani is written according to these private musings of the Sundarsath. (the relevant reference books are Chhoti and Badi Vrittis of Shri Laldasji).


As it is, Sadguru Shri Devchandraji also used to impart the knowledge of the actual objects of Paramdham to the Brahmamuni Sundarsath. It is during such descriptions, that the Shri Yamunaji was manifested at Shri 5 Navtanpuri Dham. This has been mentioned by Mahamati Shri Prannathji, as indicated by Sadguru, and out of his own experience, in the Parikrama book. Reading this book, the Sundarath taste, the actual experience of these incidents'.


The Sacchidanand form beyond Akshar Brahma, is Parabrahma Paramatma. The Divine-beauty-filled, completely Self-evident, Light-form Parabrahma Dham, is the secret behind the Real form of Poornabrahma Paramatma. This is indicated by the names 'Divya Brahmapur', 'Param Dham', etc. in the Scriptures (e.g. Chand Upan., Maheshwar Tantra, Kaivalya Upan., etc.) The above book acquaints us about the Paramdham. (i.e. Chhoti Vritti, etc.)


Although the description of Paramdham will be made through worldly language only, yet, in order to actually experience Its Bliss, one has to absorb It in one's heart like a machine. Unless and until one can mentally transport oneself to that arena of consciousness and absorb It, one can not gain the Real experience ! Mahamati Shri Prannathji himself has said, that it is not possible to capture the beauty of Pramdham in worldly language; yet, he has endeavoured to describe Its undescribable Splendour, exclusively for the benefit of his beloved Brahmatmas.This only goes to reveal the depth of his compassion !!


There are totally seven Perambulation Arenas (Parikramas) in Paramdham, which cover the twenty five wings of Paramdham. Since it is not practical to cover all the Seven Parikramas in this treatise, we shall try and briefly cover 'One-Perambulation;, for the benefit of our Internet viewers. We request them to try and raise their level of receiptivity to a Higher plane of Consciousness, so that they may derive maximum benefit out of this short treatise.


With this short introduction, we take you through the various Divine arenas in the first perambulation.


The First Parikrama (Circumambulation):

In the middle of the Infinitely circular 32-facetted Paramdham, is the colorful Mansion, the Supreme Abode of Aksharatit Poorna Brahma Shri Rajji. This Colorful Mansion (Rang Mahal) and the Abode (Dham) of Akshar Brahma stand facing each other with great splendour. At a distance of 4.5 lakh koshas from both, in the middle Shri Yamunaji is flowing.


Shri Aksharatit's Paramdham is situated in the West facing Eastward; and Akshar Brahma's Dham is situated in the East facing Westward.


On both banks of Shri Yamunaji, towards both the Dhams, there are Seven groves each, of Kel (Plantains), Limbu (Lemons), Anaar (pomagranates), Amrit (Mango), Jambun (Rose-apples), Narangi (Oranges) and Vat Vriksha (Banyan trees) respectively. Towards the right and left there are two bridge-cum-palaces (Pul-Mahal). The centre bathing-wharf is famous by the name Paat-Ghat. From Paat Ghat a pathway leads us straight to the steps, which takes us up to the main-entrance door of Rang Mahal.


This Rang Mahal or Paramdham is One Bhom above the ground level (1 Bhom=400 Koshas; 1 Kosha = approx. 2 Kms.). This is a 201 facetted extensive round Mansion. It has ten storeys. In front of the Rang Mahal at the ground level there is a beautiful courtyard open to the Sky (or, Chandni Chwok), in which, towards the North and Sourth, stand two raised palforms (Chabutara) beautified by Red and Green trees over them. Climbing one hundred steps from this courtyard, one reaches the main entrance of the Rang Mahal. As one enters, there is a 28-pillared courtyard in front. Standing there if one looks around, one can see 2 circular rows of six-thousand Mandirs (rooms) each. Between these 2 rows of Mandirs, there are two circular rows of pillars forming three concentric lanes between the Mandirs. Ahead of the 28 pillared courtyard, there are 32 concentric circular rows of square and round Havelis (open spaces), placed in groups of four alternately. After the first set of square Havelis ahead of the 28-pillared courtyard, the 5th round Haveli has two concentric circular rows of 64-pillars, each made of jewels and precious stones. Further down in the middle of this round Haveli, there is a raised-platform waist-high, with 64 pillars mounted over its edge. In the middle of this raised patform (Chabutara) there is a golden throne studded with gems, on which Shri Raj Shyamaji (Yugal Swaroop) are seated; and surrounding Them 12,000 Brahmatmas are seated divided into three concentric circulars rows. This is called 'Mool-Milava'.


Ahead of the 32 concentric circular rows of Havelis, there are different kinds of palatial rooms, gardens, fountains, etc. In order to comprehend all this fully, one should read the 'Vritta Grantha' of Paramdham, and see the Charts depicting the same pictorially.


The Second Storey:

Every thing else remaining the same as in the ground or first storey, only on the right side there is an extremely mind boggling deceptive maze of mirror-like walls, floors, ceilings, etc.housed in a mansion consisting 12,000 rooms, which occupies the space covered by 16 square Havelis. Every day Shri Raj Shyamaji and the 12,000 Brahmatmas play games. It is called the 'Bhulavani.


The Third Storey:

There is a large open balcony (Chhajja) from where Shri Rajji gives darshan to the animals and birds, and also Akshar Brahma. Shri Raj Shyamaji perform many Lilas here for 9 hours (06 A.M. to 3 P.M.) along with 12,000 Brahmatmas. The famous 'Love-dailogue' between Shri Rajji and the 12,000 Brahmatmas takes place here, everyday.


The Fourth Storey:

Here, in one of the square Havelis, Navrangbai and her troupe present dance-programs till 9 P.M.


The Fifth Storey:

Here the resting Lila (Shayan Lila) takes place. It is called the Blissful Arena, Love-Arena, Resting-Arena, etc. The Lila takes place between 9 P.M. and 6 A.M.


The Sixth Storey:

Here, in place of the outer circular row of 6000 rooms, there are open verandahs, where many kinds of Aerial vehicles are parked (Aero planes, etc.) in which Shri Raj Shyamaji and 12,000 Sakhis go for sportful wandering between 3 P.M. and 5 P.M.


The Seventh Storey:

There are many multi-designed Swings here, one facing the other, and they appear as if clapping of hands, while swinging. It is called the Swing-Arena.


Eighth Storey:

Similar to the Seventh Storey, here also there are Swings, except that pairs of Swings criss-cross each other while swinging, giving the appearance of 4 hands clapping simultaneously. This is also called the Swing-Arena.


Ninth Storey:

Here, all around, there are wide balconies, in which beautiful thrones with chairs surrounding the throne are provided. From here Shri Raj Shyamaji and 12,000 Sakhis see the beautiful Scenery all around.


Tenth Storey:

This is the Terrace. This contains different kinds of parks with beautiful flowers in them. Each park contains fountains, small canals, and small flower-gardens. In the middle there is a high raised platform, on which Shri Raj Shyamaji's Throne is there, with chairs all around for the Sakhis. On every full-moon day (Poornima), they come here, and enjoy the Bliss of the moonlit night. From here also scenes all around can be seen. On the outside edge of the Terrace (Chandni) there are 201 facet-corners, domes, red flags, small tingling bells, etc., all around. It is called the 'Picture-gallery'. All the 25 wings of Paramdham can be seen from here. Now coming down from the Terrace, and climbing down the steps to the ground level, if one starts walking along the pathway (Raus) meant for perambulation (Parikrama), then, coming towards the South-East corner, one comes across a 16-facetted fountain (Chehebaccha). Going down South, we can see the Vat-Peepal Ki Chowki. This Chowki (Rectangular open space) is 1500 Mandirs long x 500 Mandirs broad. (1 Mandir = 100 Koshas). It contains 75 Banyan trees (Vat Vriksha) and Holy-fig trees (Peepal Vriksha) alternately placed. There are a total of 100 fountains in and around this Chowki.


Noor Baag:

Walking towards the West and passing the 16-facetted fountain in the South-West corner, one comes across the Noor-Baag in the west (there are 16-facetted fountains in all four corners of the Rang-Mahal). This garden is 1500 Mandirs long x 1500 Mandirs broad. There are totally 100 Small gardens within the Noor Baag; and 1017 fountains all around. The Noor Baag has a total of 66,000 iron pillars in it, supporting the Phool Baag above it at the level of the Rang Mahal.


Phool Baag:

Above the Noor Baag, is the Phool Baag supported by 66,000 pillars. Its dimensions are the same as the Noor Baag below - i.e. 1500 Mandirs long x 1500 Mandirs brood). Like the Noor Baag, it has totally 100 small gardens in it; and a total of 4012 fountains all around.


Lal Chabootara - (The Red Balcony):

Coming towards the North, we can see the Lal Chabutara at the level of the Rang Mahal. This balcony is 1200 Mandirs long x 30 Mandirs broad. This balcony is situated alongside 40 facets of the Rang Mahal. Each facet-space is fully carpetted, has a Throne and Chairs around it. From this balcony one can see 41 rows of 41 trees each, which form 1600 wrestling-arenas within themselves. Shri Raj Shyama and 12,000 Sakhis see the wresting-bouts between the various animals, and other acrobatic feats performed by the animals and birds. From the wall on the Northern-side, the trees of the Bade-Van begin.


Taad-Van:

Walking down further towards the East along the Northern pathway - one can see the Taad-Van (Palm trees). This grove is 300 Mandirs wide x 510 Manidrs long. There are totally 170 gardens in this grove. Along the edge there are Palm-trees and in the middle there are other trees. These trees extend upto the 10th storey of Rang Mahal. There are thousands of swings hanging from these trees. Towards the Rang Mahal, there is a swimming-pool (khadokali) in the Taad-Van.


Walking along the Taad-Van one arrives at the Eastern face of the Rang Mahal. Coming to the middle of the Chandni-Chowk's entrance, if one faces the East, one can see the seven groves (Saath Ghat) mentioned in the beginning of our description. We have now completed One Parikrama of the Rang Mahal. There are six more such Parikramas covering the Rang-Mahal, becoming proportionally more extensive sequentially. The 25 wings of Paramdham are situated within these 7 Parikramas.



Reference: Shri 5 Navtanpuri Dham site