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MY JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM - TRAVELOGUE
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SAINT GEEVARGHESE MAR GREGORIOS OF PARUMALA

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thZw ]dbpXpt]mse Dutw ]Xfm Npsncnpp. tImbvp ]pdp sInS ]pXpXmbn ]WnbshbmIbm tImbvpnse sInStfm `wKnbpw henhpapv. ]pdp sXcphpI hnkvXmcapXpw hn kmcapXpamIpp. t\scadnv tImbvpn hgnI CSppw Ibandambn ISI shnpXpw BIpXn\m hnHmw Xoscbn. Cu hgnIsfmw shšpIfm Xfncw CSsncnpp. Nne Itmf apgph shmSambn hfncnpXn\m Xpct]mse tXmnpw. shfnn\mbn apIfn Zzmc hnpv. Xpc t]msebp sXcphpIfn Ccp]pdhpap jmpI `nnbn Xpcpmnb AfI Ft]mse tXmpw.

tImbvp GItZiw aqp \mgnI Npfhv ImWpw. CXp hfsc I\apXpw 1012 tIm DbcapXpw henb IpIfm ]WnbsXpamIpp. Nne `mK ]pXpWnbmsWnepw ]gb tImbpsS in Nne efnepv. tImbn\npw \mep `mKtv Hmtcm tImhmXn Dv. ]SnmtdXv sbm hmXn Fpw IngtXv FkvXmt\mkv hmXn Fpw sXtXv kotbm hmXn Fpw hStXv _ms_ BqZv Asn Zskmv hmXn Fpw ]dbsSpp. ]e tKm]pc DXn sbmm hmXnent\mSv ASpXn\v ZmhoZns tKm]pcw Fv t] ]dIbpw ZmhoZn\m ]WnbssXv hnizknbpw sNpp. CXnt R Ibdn hfsc _ehpw Dbchpw D Hcp ]gb ]WnbmIpp. Nppw InSpIfpw ImWm\pv. CXv Ctm Xpn ]mfns Bbp[imebmIpp. ]ocnI CXns Dbcn m]nnpv.

tImbvpnep sInSfpw sXcphpIfpw ]pdsabp ]pXnb ]WnItfmfw ImgvNbvp `wKnbpw Aemchpw Dhsbnepw hnip I_ m]nsncnp IywXm ]nbpw AtXmSv kao]nncnpp. AIvk F sInShpw bhp\mbmc, kpdnbm\nmc, A\mbmc, eoIm CKp]vXmbm, Cu {InkvXob kapZmbfpsS ]nI, ZbdmI apXembhbpw bqZnbpw hennepw `wKnbnepw Aemcnepw Ghpw {]iwk\obfmIbm Ch tImbvIp sInSfpsS \yq\XIsf aqSnfbpp Fp ]dbmw.

IywXm:
Chbn Imhns ip I_ Ccnp IywXm F sInSw Ctmgs tImbvIp ip atmkns Zbdmbvv hSp `mKmIpp. Dutanep kIe sInStfm CXp henhpw Gw AecnsXpw Xs. Fm {InkvXym\n imJIfpw CXns\ `n]qw _lpam\np hcpp. CXntep {]thi\w sXphip \np Hcp {][m\ hmXnIqSnbmIpp. bhp\mbmpw, kpdnbm\nmpw, eoImpw, CKp]vXmbmpw ]nIfpw apdnIfpw CXn\pnepv. hnip I_dnSw, tKmKpm, sle\ncmn hnip Ipcnins\ IsSp ew apXembhsbmw CXn\pn BIpp. ap]d {][m\ hmXnen Xpn ]mfw Ftmgpw ImhepXpw Xmtm AhcpsS ssIhihpw BIpp. Fmepw Bpw Ftmgpw CXn {]thinv Bcm[\ Ignm Xhmdp kzmX{yn Ftmgpw Xpdncnpp. Cu henb hmXnen\p apn Hcp aphpw Dv. ChnsSsbtmgpw ]mfmcpsS Imh Dv. At\Iw sInS Hcn Hcmfm ]Wnbshsbt]mse Hnsncnp Cu sInSġv Hpv IywXm (Dbv) FmWv t] hnfnsSpXv. Fnepw B \maw {][m\ambn {]tbmKnpXv CXn ]Snmdv ASpp ay`mKp hfsc Dbcfn D hrIqSmcamb henb IqSmcn\mIpp. AsX IywXbnse ]e sInSfnhp AXypaambncnpXpw CXp Xs. CXns Dv 100 tIment Npfhpw 70 tIment Dbchpw ImWpw. CXnse hfhp hmXnepIfpw XtheIfpw Aemcfpw Im kztemItam Fp kwibnpt]mIpw. `mcmbncp Htcm almcmPmmcm ]e Imefn sNs theIfptSbpw AemcfptSbpw {]XnabmWv ChnsS Imm\p hntij. ip kxhpw shnbpw sImpXs Dms hnfpI AWnbWnbmbn XpsncnpXpw Ah kz XpSepIfnepw shn XpSepIfnepw Xqn {]IminpXpw Im IpapsamsX Hpw ]dhm\n. CXn cmhpw ]Iepw Insmncnp At\Iw sagpIpXncnIfptSbpw hnfpIfptSbpw {]Imiw kqcys\ tXmnptam Fp tXmntmIpw. IqSmcns ta`mKp ayw Hcp henb hophebpsS hrw ImSnsImv aqSsncnpXn\m ]pdp\nv kqcys civanbpw AIta\np At\Imbncw Zo]fpsS {]Imiw Cu ImSnbn ASnptm D `wKn Ah\obamIpp. Cu IqSmcw Fm {InkvXym\nIġpw s]mXps Hcp sInSamIqp. CtXmSp tN \mep hitmpamWv Hmtcm kapZmbfpsS ]nI \npXv. t\sc Ingphiw bh\mbmcptSbpw Aemctadnb ]n eoImcpsSbpw ]Snmdv kpdnbm\nmctSbpw sXphip sInSns cmw \nebn Am\mbmcptSbpw ]nI BIpp. HmtcmIqcpsS ]nItfmSSpp taepw Xmsgbpambn apdnIfpw Dv.

{][m\ IywXm Fp ]dbsSp hrIqSmcns \Sphn Ingp]Snmdmbn GItZiw 14 tIm \ofhpw 4 tIm hoXnbpw AItabpw ]pdtabpw Aemchpap Hcp sNdnb sInSw Dv. CXpw kZmt\chpw hnfpIfmepw sagpIpXncnIfmepw {]Iminsncnpp. Cu sInSw cp apdnIfmbn Xncnsncnpp. ]Snmsd sNdnb apdnbn hScnIn Ingp ]SnmdmbnmWv hnip I_ CcnpXv. I_dn apI am_n IpsImv aqSsncnpp. Fmhcpw Imhns\ hnfnbpw {]mnbpw sNpXv Cu emIpp. CXntep {]thinphm Ingsapdnbn\nv Hcp sNdnbhmXnepw Ings apdnp IywXm IqSmcn \np {]thinphm Ingphiv Hcp hmXnepw Dv. Cu Ingsapdn Hcp shšp Imhns I_dn hmXp hncpXpw ssZhZqXm CcpXpamb B ImIpp. Cu apdnI cpw am_n IpsImv ]Wnbsncnpp. IywXmbn CKp]vXmbmv ]nsbp ]dbsSmhp Hcp {]tXyI sInSw Csnepw hrIqSmcn hnip I_dn apdnbpsS ]Snmtd `nntbmSv tNp IvtZmivIZoim F ]WnItfmSpIqSnb Hcp t{XmtWmkv am{Xw Dv.

IywXmbpsS ]Smmdphip ]nbpw AtXmSptNv taepw Xmsgbpw D apdnIfpw kpdnbm\nmcmb \psS hIbpw Ctmgpw \psS ssIhiw CcnpXpw BIpp. IpdpImew apv Iptd \mftp Cu ew A\mbmp ip{iqj sNbvhm hnpsImSpncp AhImiw ]dp AXp AhcptSXmsWv hmZnppsnepw hyhlmcw kpdnbm\nmp A\pIqeambncnpXv am{Xa, Ctmgpw \psS ssIhihpw BIpp. Cu ]nbpsS sXs `nnta D Hcp hmXn Xpdm Hcp Kplbpw AXn cp IdIfpw Hpcv IpgnIfpw ImWmw. IdIfn Hv \ntmZotamkntbpw atXp Adnanbmmc butknsbpw I_dpI BIpp. {][m\ IywXmbntep sXt henb hmXn ISp AItp {]thinp ep Hcp shšpv. AXp Imhns\ Ipcnin \nndnhp Ipfnn ImIpp. Imhns\ Ipfnn kabw I\ymkv{XoA IcpsImncp ew CXn\p ]Snmdp himIpp.

tKmKpm ]n::
Imhns\ Ipcnin Xqnb tKmKpm ]n A\mbmcpsS ap]d ]nbpsS t\sc IngphimIpp. CXp IywXmbpsS Xd\ncn\nv Fp]p tIm DbXmIpp. CXn hSpIngs AcnInep t{XmtWmkns Iogv Hcp am_n Ipw AXns \Sphn Iotgmv Hcp Zzmchpapv. Imhns Ipcnip \mnb Ipw AXns Zzmchpw Cu am_nfns t\sc IogmIpp. B hnip ens _lpam\n\p thn am_nsImv aqSn shncnpXmWv. Ipcnip \mnb Zzmcw shnbSpsImv ASncnpp. Cu ASpXpdp Inpt\mpXn\pw hntcm[an. CXn\p sXphiv IpcnipacW kabp ApXambn ]nf ]mdbpw AXns hnShpw Imm\pv. CXn\pw _lpam\n\mbn hnShp Hcp am_n In\mepw hnShv ]nf XInSn\mepw aqSsncnpp. XInSp \nnt\mnbm kmm ]md ]nfncnpXv [mcmfw ImWmw. Cu ]mdbpsS ASnbn ISmhp ]nbmWv. AXn Cdn tatmp t\mnbm Cu ]nfv ]mdbpsS FnbncnpXp kv]jvSambn ImWmhpXmWv.

ISmhp ]n:
Cu ISmhp ]nbnse t{XmtWmkns Ingt `nnbmIp ]mdbn BZmans XetbmSv shncpp Fpw anktZp AhnsS Ahpw hopw sImp _enIgnncpp Fpw a\pjyhns cmbn Imhns hnemhn\np HgpInb cw ]md ]nf hnShn IqSn HgpIn a\pjyPmXnbpsS ]nXmhmb BZmans inckn hoWp Fpw {]mNo\ {InkvXob ]mccyw ]Tnnpp.

]nf ]mdta m]nncnp tad am_n In\p sXphiv Hcp t{XmtWmkpw AXnt am_nfn sImnbpmnb ssZhamXmhns Hcp cq]hpw Dv. Cu cp]w hnetbdnb cXvfm Aecnsncnpp. CXn\pw sXv ssZhamXmhns \man Hcp t{XmtWmkpv. IpcnipacWn amXmhpw tbmlm GhtKen\pw \nncpXp Cu embncpp Fp ]dbpp.

bhp\mb]nbpsS Ingphip IywXmbpsS Xd\ncn\nv Fp ]p tIm XmWv sle\ncmnbptSsXv ]dbsSp ]nbpw AXn\p sXpIngmbn Fp]p tIm XmgvNbn ipIpcnip Isnb Kpl Fp ]dbsSp ]nbpw \npp. ChnsSbp t{XmtWmknt sle\n ipIpcnip ]nSnp sImp \np Hcp cq]w am_nfn sImnshnpv. Dbnstijw Imhv aKvZssembvp ImWsXp {][m\ IywXmbnbvpw eo]npw CSbnemIpp. eonbnep Hcp t{XmtWmkns Hcp`mKp Hcp IXqWpv. CXv Im\p` _p[\mgvN am{Xta XpdsSpIbpp. ASncnptmgpw Hcp Zzmcn IqSn ImWmhpXpw B Zzmcn Hcp tIm CncnpXpw BIpp. Imhns\ sInb Xq Fp CXnt\pdnp ]dbsSpp. iXm[n]\mb semnt\mkns\ inctZ\w sNbvX ew, Imhns hkv{Xw Novbn ew apXembn ]eXpw Ipdnp apdnI bhp\mb ]npw eo ]npw CSbnembncpp. Chbn Hmtcm t{XmtWmkpw Dv. Cu ]d sInSsfmw IywXm F s]mXptcn Ds {_lvam sInSfn DshbmIpp. hnip I_dpw tKmKpmbpw Ctm bhp\mbm, A\mbm, kpdnbm\nm, eoIm, CKp]vXmbm Cu kaqlġp Iw Ignm XpeymhImiap s]mXpe BIpp. amtdm\mbmpw s\tkvXmmpw IywXmbn Nne AhImifpw efpw apImefn Dmbncpp. Ctm Ahpw CwojpImpw Hcp kw_hpw AhImihpan. CwojpImp kotbm\nepw apw Nne anjy ]nIfpw kvIqfpIfpapv. IywXmbnp ]pdsnepw A[nIw AIeamsX bhp\mbmpw eoImpw CKp]vXmbmpw A\mbmpw henb ]nIfpw ZbdmIfpw thsdbpw Dv.

CKp]vXmbmcpsS ZbdmbpsS aphip Hcp sskphrw Imm\pXp A{_lmw Ckvlmns\ _enIgnm `mhntm BpsIm _nsXmbn I B hramsWp ]dbpp. Ctm Imm\pXp B hrsa, Hcp ]gb hrns aqn Infnph henbXpw sNdnbXpamb ]e hrfpsS tiJcambns{X. CXns inJncfn NneXp \mw HSnsSpp.

ttms tZhmebw:
ttms tZhmebw ]Wns sXpIngs tImWn tamdnbm aeta Bbncpp. Cu ep Ctm Hcp henb aXnsIpw Dn alZp]nbpw \npp. Ingpw sXpap aXn tImXsbmIpp. Ingtmv _mt_Zldnsbm (Ftpap hmXn) Fp ]dbsSp Hcp henb hmXn DmbncpXp Ctm sInbSncnpp. Imhp IgpXta hml\tadn tZhmebntep FgpnbXp Cu hmXn hgnbmbncpp Fp ]dbpp. C{ktbens {][m\ ssZhmcm[\ ehpw Imhns\ ImgvNshXpw Xm ]etmgpw Ccpp ]TnnXpamb B tZhmebw Ccp ep Ctm \np alZp]n Fp]n hntijambn Xos Hcp shmS sInSamIpp. Hmtcm ]n 30, 40 tIm \ofw ImWpw. CXns D`mKw cv ]nqWpIfm hrambn Xncnsncnp cp D`mKfpw AXn\p 60 tImen IpdbmsX Dbcap Hcp hrIqSmchpw BIpp. CXn\pn Xd\ncn\npw GItZiw Igptmfw Dbcn Hcp henb ]mdbpXns\pdnp alZp kzmtcmlWw sNbvXtm Cu ]mdbpw tatmp Dbp Fpw K{_ntb aepp ]nSnp\nn hfscmetmfw \newsXmSmsX \np Fpw ]noSp Iosg `nnsIn DdnXmsWpw alZpIm Hcp hymP ]ga ]dI ]XnhpXv \tmSpw ]dp.

K{_ntb ]nSntm ]XnsXp ]dbp ssIhncepIfpsS ASbmfhpw CXnt tcJsSpnbnpv. Cu ]mdbpsS Iogp Hcp KplbpXp \n_namcpsS {]m\m eambncppt]mepw. KplbpsS ayn hmXn ASncnp Hcp InW Dv. C{ktb _enIgnXv Cu ]mdta Bbncpp Fpw alZpIm ]dbpp. Cu ]nbpsS sXp Cu aXnsInXs tImtbmSptNp AIvkm]n Fp ]dbsSp Hcp henb sInSw Dv. ainlmbps Im]mZw ]Xn]md, Hmmdv Dutantep {]thintm BZyw Ccpp {]mn ew apXembh Rsf ImWnp. A\cw CXn\p Iogp Hcp apdnbntepw AhnsS \npw Iq \ncIfm \nd Hcp henb ]mXmfapdnbntepw Ah Rsf sImpt]mbn ImWnp. XqWpIfpsS Nphn Hmtcm Zzmcw DXp Ipcnipbpm IpXncIsf sInbXmsWp ]dbpp. Ctm apqdn IpdbmsX XqWpI Dv. apv aqhmbncw Dmbncppt]mepw. CXn\p hSp`mKp shw kqnp InWdpI hfsc Dspw ]mXmfapdn ttm Xs ]WnbnXmsWpw ]dn Dv. CXp IqSmsX aXneIp hSSpp Ings tImtbmSptNp Hcp sNdnb sInSw DXp ttms CcnnSambncpp Fpw kp`mjnX FgpXnbXv ChnsS shmbncpp Fpw ]dbpp.

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