Monday, December 20, 2010

சிருங்கேரி Trip

Too short to call it a tour, yet we made it up into a spiritual weekend. Our first destination was Horanadu. From Shimoga, we hired a taxi and proceeded towards Horanadu. The whole drive was pleasant and refreshing. We encountered lot of waterways, few elephants and coffee estates on the way. After nearly 4 hours we reached Horanadu. It is a village completely surrounded by forest. The view surrounding the temple was really startling.

We got an accommodation in Temple trust itself. After an hour, we came out refreshed, ready to visit Annapoorni temple. Ma Annapoorni is in a standing posture and is quite gigantic in thanga kavasam. Annadhanam is a regular feature at the temple and it is unique to note that both at Horanadu and at Sringeri, they first serve rasam, followed by sambhar payasam and buttermilk. As I was fasting, while others enjoyed their afternoon meal, I sneaked in my tiffen box at adige mane(kitchen) to collect some poha which I can enjoy in the evening.

On our way, we got down at Kalasa to see Kalaseshvarar and Sarvangasundari Ambal. It was another three hours journey to Sringeri. When we reached Sringeri, we were utterly tired that my eyes begged an immediate sleep. But for few hours we dodged our eyes and went inside the mutt to see Jagadguru doing pooja.

Initially, my Kanchi slaved mind compared this Acharya and that Acharya for every now and then and made me wonder whether the trip will be peaceful or an internal turmoil as usual. Thankfully, I convinced myself as I was the only person seeing the difference, while the rest of my company were in their cool self.

Sringeri is best-suited spiritual destination because of serene atmosphere, which surrounds the temple. While outside mutt Mother Nature spreads her love, inside mutt, Sharadambal marks her strong presence that it is close to impossible to take leave of her. After a hearty and fulfilling darshan, we left for Guru darshan.

We did Bhikshavandanam and pada pooja and sought His blessings. At mutt, free lunch and dinner is served to all devotees. Though food quality is good, administrative sluggishness is too high that eating there is not always a pleasant experience. But when ma Sharadha has already made us content, this slight inconvenience could not displease us.

Atlast, we had to start for our train. Unwilling to leave, I paid a final visit to Sharadambal and joined our gang. Overall, it was a very well spent weekend.


Blogger தக்குடு said...

படிக்கர்த்துக்கே ரொம்ப அழகா இருக்கு சிருங்கேரியை பத்தி, 3 வருஷம் பெங்களூர்ல இருந்த வரைக்கும் நினைச்ச போதெல்லாம் அங்க போனதுண்டு. கர்னாடகால எல்லா இடத்துலையுமே சாரு! சாரு!னு சொல்லிண்டு ரசம் தான் முதல்ல வரும், அதுவும் ரெண்டு தடவை வரும் அதுக்கு அப்புறம்தான் சாம்பார்,பாயசம் & மோர் எல்லாம்.

ஒப்பிட்டு பார்த்தாக்க எங்கையுமே நம்மாள அனுபவிக்க முடியாது. சிருங்கேரி ராஜகுருபரம்பரை, மத்த யாரோடையும் ஒப்பிட்டு பார்க்க முடியாது.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 4:00:00 AM  
Blogger தக்குடு said...

உங்க கமண்ட் பார்த்துட்டு தான் இங்க வந்தேன். தக்குடுவோட உம்மச்சி ப்ளாக் ஐடி எப்பிடி கிடைச்சது உங்களுக்கு? எந்த foremத்துலையும் தக்குடு இல்லையே!! anyway நீங்க வந்ததுல ரொம்ப சந்தோஷம் மாமி!..:)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011 4:03:00 AM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

thanks for dropping in thakkudu :)

Thursday, January 06, 2011 6:32:00 AM  
Blogger fieryblaster said...

sringeri guru paramparai oppittupaarkka mudiyada illaya enakku theriyadu. Kanchi ponal vara nimmadi aladi. ammavathukku pora kuzhandai madiri dhan irukkum. Kanchi guru paramparai kuranjada enna?

Thursday, January 06, 2011 6:35:00 AM  
Blogger தக்குடு said...

//Kanchi ponal vara nimmadi aladi. ammavathukku pora kuzhandai madiri dhan irukkum. Kanchi guru paramparai kuranjada enna?//

Dear Mami, naan apdi sollavey illai, rendu peroda sampruthayam differentunuthan i told. rendu eyela yentha eye osathi? rendumey namakku mukiyamthan...:)

Thursday, January 06, 2011 9:48:00 AM  

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