A Journey to Jerusalem by Parumala Thirumeni
literary work is distinguished by singular characteristics. which are
unknown to the prose of other day. It seems Parumala Thirumeni was
familiar with the unique techniques of literary works, like arrangement
of ideas, minute presentation of facts, division of material into
paragraphs, use of familiar diction and small sentences etc.
In the same way, the usage “Puthen Thee” (New Fire) is also
Parumala Thirumeni’s own contribution to language. The fire appears
near the Holy Sepulchre. Candles are lit from this fire and given to the
faithful. Parumala thirumeni describes it, it seems as though the light
comes down from heaven. This is actually the light of other word. There
are beautiful descriptions like, “tides like mountains”. this book
totally reveals the personalty of ;the author and this lis la unique
characteristic of a travelogue.
Parumala thirumeni reached Jerusalem during the Holy Week in 1895.He had the money for meeting his travel expenses and also offering for the Holy place, collected directly from certain churches in Kerala.
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