Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Temples Visit

We planned to visit two temples this morning: Meenakshi amman temple and the Cave temple opposite to it.

The Cave temple is called Ramalingeshwar temple. The BGS Public School is located near this cave temple. The approach to the temple is not that good : either the school (which is using the temple rock for construction activities and almost shunning the location of a temple)  or the government could lay a tar road. Easy direction tip: Take the road on your left before you would take U turn for the Meenakshi Amman temple. The temple is just below a huge rock and a person of height 5' 3" can easily walk I guess. Inside the cave, there are statues of Lord Shiva, Ram-Lakshman-Seetha. The pujari spoke in Tamil on our request and he explained about the temple in broken Tamil. The temple is open from 5.30 am till 1 pm. Again in the evening from 4 pm till 7 pm. The pujari shared some amazing facts: (a) There is a secret path from this temple leading to Nandi Hills (b) There is also a secret path from this temple leading to Kasi! (c) This temple is several hundreds years old  (d) Above the cave, on the rocks, there is a foot print of Bheema.

After worship, we also found a small meditation hall. Pujari said there is a sathyanarayana puja on Sunday.

Now, I have a secret wish to come to this place for long hour meditation.

This place isolated from Bangalore's busy-ness needs enough awareness.  Its a wonder cave and should be preserved.

After that we visited Meenakshi Amman temple. A peaceful temple. I only wish outside the temple also the environment is kept clean.

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