Raja Thatha writes his story of the “kochu kutty” of Guruvayur
It was a dull morning in the island of Dwaraka .
Sree Krishna knew that it is time for him to go,
And he knew Vali whom he had killed as Rama ,
Was hiding some where to send an arrow to kill him.
Among all the treasures that he wanted to save,
Was a black idol of a boy wearing a loins cloth ,
Whom he used to play as well as worship as a little child ,
And he wanted him safely installed to be worshipped.
He called the teacher of devas to come there ,
Entrusted the little black child god to him,
And told him, “Consecrate him in such a place ,
Where all people , would love him like their child.
He also told him, “Even if they consider him as their little boy,
They should consider him as their father who will protect them.”
Guru agreed but said “How do I travel from this place ,
Which is an island carrying that dark little darling?”
Krishna said, “ not to worry “ and summoned his friend,
The wind God and told him, ”Carry Guru and his child,
To a place where he wants to go , though they are little heavy.”
And wind god took Guru and his child and reached Gujarat.
Wind asked Guru “Shall we fix hum here , seem to be good people”
Guru said “These people even though Good are essentially ,
People who do business and I do not want my child to be here.”
They reached the Mahratta shore , Guru felt they were warriors.
Wind God was tired and said , let us go inside but Guru said “no”.
Let us go through the beech only because Krishna loved ,
His Dwaraka with a great beech” and so they flew further ,
And reached the land of the devout people of Karnataka.
Guru told him . “seems to be okay for me , but there is already,
A butter eating Krishna here and I do not want this baby also here”
And so they entered the God’s own land recovered from the sea ,
Seemingly populated by people , who loved their temples greatly .
When they flew for some more time they saw an adult ,
Grazing cattle near a temple and they asked him , who he is,
And what is this temple and he replied , “I am lord Shiva himself,
And this is Mummiyoor , which Guru explained as land of his Mummy
Lord Shiva promised them that he would look after the new baby,
If all pilgrims who go to visit the”Kochu” , should also see him.
And the wind was happy at the decision because he can take rest,
And Guru consecrated that little one , who is the father of all there.
The king Janamejaya heard about the arrival of the child in Kerala ,
And built a temple for him and that child , became a child,
In every home all over Kerala and when they were in trouble,
They did not call any other God but call “Ende Guruvayurappa(Oh my father living in Guruvayur”
Adhi SAnkara who was born to a couple in Kalady as a result of prayer,
To Lord Shiva at Trichur was passing near the temple without entering it,
Seeing a Bhootha Bali being conducted there , but he fell down on the way,
And realised it fault and sang about that baby in his “Octet to the cowherd.
As per the orders of God he systematized the worship procedures there,
Did mandala Bhajanam for forty one days and established the Mandala Vilakku,
For forty one days and then came the Vilwamangalthu Samiyar ,
Who had the good fortune of seeing the God himself playing in the temple.
Then there was a childless Widow called “Mother of Kurur”
Who was blessed by the Lord of Guruvayur as her servant boy,
Then came one of the greatest devotees of the child of Guruvayur,
Called Bhattathiri , who wrote the story of the child and got rid of his pain.
Along with Bhattathiri came another simple Brahmin who loved,
The child in side the temple as his own which was lost on his first birthday,
And he wrote that “when the child of Guruvayur is dancing in our hearts,
Why there was a need for another child too love at home.”
There was no home in Kerala which did not love their child in Guruvayur,
Even if his poor or rich , Brahmin or Dalit and Hindu or Non Hindu.
When any of them are in trouble , even before calling their mother ,
They would call “Ende Guruvayurappa” and the child reached there to help them.
These great devotees made people all over the world realize,
That the child in side the temple of Guruvayur would take care off,
Problems of each and every one who came there with a packet of misery ,
And would return it to him as a packet of joy as well as pleasure