Monday, July 03, 2006

Chilukur temple....

This temple is very famous in whole Andhra.... I really dont know if its famous in whole Andhra, but I am damn sure that it is very famous in Telangana and Hyderabad. I have heard alot about this temple...that there is no need for offerings and should see God directly and stuff.... I was really wondering why anything..like strike something havent happened for such kind of new rules in a temple. Now heard a new thing that government is trying to aquire it....I guess its run by some private pujari's...thats why its safe till now....
I wanna tell some interesting things I noticed there....
The most horrible thing is I planned to visit on weekend....And everyone can understand what a weekend is!!!!!Got a bus at Mehadipatnam and I was shocked to notice that almost all of them got down at one stop!!The journey was good...watching green grass and trees everyone. I didnt notice that speciality in Hyd till now. Thought that Hyd is short of greenary...ofcourse it is!!! But not to that extent what I thought....
After getting down there I could see beautiful Himayat Sagar lake and the tall buildings of Miyapur which reminds me of Hogwarts school in Harry potter :-)
Interesting right!!!! As soon as I got down, small children were deciding among themselves that this visitor would get cocunut and stuff at my place... I was shocked!!! Wat is this!!! Its me who should decide it right!!! Anyway I didnt comment anything as my sister said it common here. Later entered temple..... I could see people standing in queue. I thought its a small one and could end in 30 mins... But I was wrong.... The moment the queue in the outer entrance has ended...the other queue has started... I was really amazed by looking at all those zig-zagged lines and people chanting "Govindaaaaaa Goooovindaaa" and never complaining about things there...I was wondering how many more queues are there as such... My mom was literally shocked. My sister asusual she knows everything about this stuff.
Atlast I entered temple. I was perplexed again to see people going around the temple doing pradakshanas like small children playing ring-a-roses game!!!! Ofcourse the major difference is children stop in the middle and these people decided not to!!! :-)
I could see people having a pen and paper in their hand... literally running around the temple pushing people backwards as if they ought to win a race.....
Well I decided to make pradakshanas very slowly thinking abt God with concentration... I was successful for the first two rounds....I missed my mom and sister in that crowd. Then I became a part of the crowd.. :-) ... couldnt do anything more than that....
The management over the temple was very good.... they were pleading for the visitors to stop doing 108 pradakshanas and do it sometime later. I was happy that something good is going on in this country.... While doing pradakshanas I was thinking what could literally drive those people to come here and pray. Suppose I have a wish...Is it that I do really aim for that to prove the existence of God, the almighty!!!! Or is it that I firmly believe that God is there and he will do that for me!!!! I really didnt understand that thing.....
As far as I am concerned I really dont know which is true!!! Can justify myself only when my wish comes true. I have heard from a lot of people about this becoming true. I should ask this question once to those guys....
Well I came out of the temple and started back to home....It was really a pleasant journey...btw I forgot one more thing...While I was standing in queue with my mom and sis, my sister was giving instructions as to how should I see God... what to do and what not to do...Some guys who were standing infront of me were laughing at my ignorance and my doubts which I was asking my sister... for which she doesnt know the answers.
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Thats it!!!!

5 comments:

praphul krothapalli said...

You better read a few works of Richard Bach if you want to understand the God and his story!!!

Well, I believe its ultimately our desire and the magnitude of our desire coupled with relevant actions that decides whether it comes true or remains a dream.

Did you read 'the alchemist'? a short story about following your dreams>

What you've written reminds me of a similar conversation I had with my friends once :)

Btw, I did visit the temple twice :0

pyarideepu said...

thank you praphul for the comments.
i didnt read any works of Richard Bach. It would be good if u suggest some. Also I read "the alchemist".

praphul krothapalli said...

sent you a mail about my recommendations for what books make a good read.

tell me how you like them.

Suman Y said...

good to see that you are asking questions .. analysing .. and are willing to know the answers ..

this kind of inqusitivness generally dies down very soon in ppl .. lets keep searching and one day we shall find the answers ..

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