Names are just labels to identify you
There was a man who was named Papi(sinner) by his parents. He felt extremely bad about it and went to his Guru to get his name changed. The Guru requested to him to take a walk in the village , chose a name and come back ..Papi first met a man who had lost his way. When Papi asked him about his name, he told that , it was Marga DArsi meaning, one who shows the way.Papi thought that he also has been given a wrong name and then saw one man’s dead body being carried to the cremation ground.The curious Papi enquired about the dead man’s name and they told him that it was Mrutyunjaya, the person who has won over death. Papi immediately returned back to his Guru and told him , “Sir I have realized that the name that people give it to a person is a luggage label and is only a means of identification.” This is a famous story from Upanishads . Whenever I remember this story , I remember the white Karuppans, the rich Pichai, the ugly murugans , the blind Meenakshi , the very clean Kuppai swamy , the merciless Karunanidhis, the very thin Parvatha Vardhinis, the very selfish Thyagarajans, the natarajan who does not know how to dance, the Sangeethas who does not know how to sing, the mangalams who are inauspicious , the Nallan who is not at all good and so on . Yesterday I saw a poem about funny Hindu names in Kerala which I have given below..Again my request is please understand that our names are only labels which helps others to identify us. Its meanings and our characters may not have any connection whatsoever
WE do not know whether Kerala was named .
AS Cherala , the garden of chera dynasty ,
Or as Kera Ala , the garden of coconuts ,
But the names of people there also is interesting
There is a girl called Pankaja valli there ,
Which means she is as tender as the tender vine ,
Of the lotus plant , but she would be so fat ,
That cannot walk and sari would have length sufficient to her,
There is another girl call “AAsa latha” which would mean,
The climbing plant of desire but if you happen to see her ,
You would realize that she is a very dejected lady,
AS none of her desires were ever fulfilled.
Yet another girl is Santhamma whose meaning ,
Indicates that she is the personification of peace,
But if she gets angry , tigers and lions would get ,
Sacred and run away and she would break everything she sees.
If an unfortunate person like you would be fated ,
To see eyes of Kamalakshi, the lotus eyed one ,
And Meenakshi, the one who has fish shaped eyes,
You would see that she has round protruding eyes.
Like that, the Pankajakshan would be having tilted eyes,
Vidhyadharan the one carries wisdom would have failed in third standard,,
Pushpangathan who is suppose to have soft body like flower would have itches all over his body,
Manikandan whose voice is suppose to sound like bell, would have a horrible voice.
Santhosh the ever happy one will never ever be happy in life,
Sathyan, the truthful one would never ever tell the truth,
Vijayan , the victorious one would get defeated in everything in his life,
Gopalan , the one who looks after the cow would be the butcher of cows,
Viswambaran the one whose home is the universe would never any home,
And to know whether saji, suji Sanu , Soonu , Sunil .Kamal and Vimal,
Are females are males , you would have to see them personally ,
And unless you realize that name is only a label. You would never be at peace.