Beema Palli:Visiting a Saintly Place:Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS
18th August 2012, Eve of Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadhan is marked by a celebration all over the Muslim world, I also made a visit to this of the spiritual zone near the city of Trivandrum.
Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar and it is a holy month best known as the month of fasting and the month in which the Qur’an was revealed. This year the lunar month of Ramadan begins around Saturday 21 July 2012 and ends a month later around Saturday 18 August 2012. The end of the holy month of Ramadan is marked by a celebration known as Eid al-Fitr.
The holy month of Ramadan is often used as a month in which the believer renews and increases their spiritual connection with God by praying more recommended prayers, reciting more verses of the Holy Quran, giving more charity and refraining from doing sins and seeking repentance for past sins. But the month of Ramadan is different from the other holy months because it is a month where fasting is a requirement
Beema Palli near Trivandrum.
This famous place of worship is dedicated to Beema Beevi; a saintly Muslim lady who is was bestowed with miraculous spiritual powers. She is a member of the family of Prophet Mohammed and is believed to have arrived from Mecca (Saudi Arabia) to preach the Muslim religion-Islam. Beema Beevi and her son Sayyidussaheed Maheen Aboobaker were interred here.
Beemapally Urus is a local festival, celebrated among the people of Trivandrum of Indian state of Kerala, to commemorate Syedunnisa Beema Beevi, a saintly lady, whose tomb is in Beemapally near Trivandrum, Kerala, South India.
(“Urs is basically a “function” not to celebrate rather to remember the deceased).
This memorial is visited and worshiped by pilgrims belonging to all religions. The most important part of the festival at Beemapalli is Chandanakudam Mahotsavam which is celebrated for ten days to commemorate Beema Beevi’s death anniversary. Believers bring money in pots decorated with flowers, incense sticks and sandalwood paste, as an offering during the festival.
Location: This holy place of Muslim pilgrimage lies about five kilometers southwest of Central Railway Station of Trivandrum, on the shoreline towards Poonthura.