In a few days, I will be saying good bye to Chennai. Hence, its appropriate that I write about the City which I feel is a part of me. I am sure I will miss Chennai's culture, December music season, my sweet home and the terrace, Marina beach, Besant Nagar beach and the list goes on.... But the one place which I will miss most is Parthasarathy temple.
Right from my first visit to the temple till today, I sense something magical about the temple. I feel I am in another world where I can connect with the Lord.
Ranganathar sannathi - There has not been a single visit where I have not cried before Him. I really do not know why I cry. This is one of the main reasons why I prefer to visit the temple alone. I remember the first visit to the temple with my husband and he concluded that I am facing problems in the marriage and hence am crying. :) Its tough explaining my feelings to them.
And you can just not take your eyes off Parthasarathy perumal. He mesmerises you and every time I am just awe-struck. Just like he acted as a sarathy to Parthan and guided him in the Kurukshetra war, I strongly feel He will guide me at all times. He gives me courage to face the world. Its a comfort that strengthens me mentally.
Yoga Narasimhar: I told my friend over lunch that I have never been able to darshan the moolavar of Yoga Narasimhar clearly because there is so much a distance between Him and the place where we can stand for darshan. It so happened that I had to visit the temple the next day and what a surprise. There was a change in the way we had to move for darshan and you could actually go closer to Him and have a clear darshan. I know it is a coincidence but at that moment it was a great feeling.
I am planning to visit the temple over the weekend. I hope He invites me frequently.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Last week was an important one. I believe I learnt something important about me because of two instances.
1. Until yesterday, if someone had asked me to define my life in a few words, it would have been self-dependant and straight forwardness. But yesterday as I was reading Ayn Rand's "We the Living", something struck me hard. It happened when Kira, the protagonist tells herself "Kira, you are a brave soldier".
2. The same happened when I read the following quote - "The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."
Its like when you watch a movie and you feel some particular scene has happened in your life and you are stunned for a moment.
The battle has started and I would be extremely proud of myself if I can say a few years later what Kira had felt.