The title has it for those who have been through it.......yes i am to blog rather bash on the very shrine that is sometimes over hyped!!! TIRUPATHI or Yeezhu Mala[7 Hiils]
I am no hardcore theist or a non believer in very existence of the Almighty but just why so much for just one place...there are 108 holy shrine in this sect called "Srivaishnavam" each glorifying the different embodiment of the mentor "Lord Srinivasan"and Tirupathi got it self famous from time not known even to my forefathers but its grander and magnitude was always never stated less...one mythological reasoning being the Lord is supposed to have taken abode here after his glorious Reunion with "Padmavathi Thayar or Goddess Lakshmi"and it is believed the Divya Thambadiyer give darshan to the human race from here with "Thayar" in his heart, one of many specialties of this place...
"The ‘Swayambhu’ or naturally formed two metres high idol of Sri Venkateswara depicts the Lord’s standing image on a lotus. It has four arms and on the chest are the images of Goddesses Lakshmi and Padmavati. The majestic jet black idol is adorned by a mass of gold and precious stones. Most striking is the fabulous crown which is said to be the costliest single ornament ever made in the world. The darshan of the deity is a heavenly experience."...a little snippet from the WWW.
my compelling idea behind this blog is nothing to do with Lord Srinivasa but his creations the 6th sensed Human Species theism is always admirable as it always creates a awe when you get to learn about this Unknown yet very omnipotent superpower but when theism grows out of bounds to fanatism or just freaking crazeeee it results in what is happening at Tirupathi...this very Lord can be can be viewed or one can have a Darshan of Him in a more descent and comfortable manner be it for a Villager or a Villa Owner but people lose focus and control eventually and behave even worse than untamed cattle!!!
both a Free Darshan for our villagers and the Sudarshana Entry for the villa owners eventually converge into a single Q inside the "sanctum sanctorum" simply justifies the fact that all is one before the Almighty...but till you reach that very sanctorum its a fight more preciously a bull fight as to who makes it to that inside!!!
to some its more a picnic, i had coupe of children of age group 17-18 more young adults who where chanting the lords name "Yezhu Kundala Vada Venkataramana Govinda Govinda" he was tolerable initially more as it was a holy shrine and such occurrences were common more so inevitable but he was slowly growing to be more of a menance to the extent that even his parents were getting bugged...to add to that he presumed his voice was one of SPB or KJ Yesudas,frankly the noice created from scratching the steel was a little better than his voice!!!
this was not all, we were caged into one of the many cellars with a Hyundai Plasma TV playing Ramayana for 6hours i guess i saw the whole Svayambhara - Seetha Rama Kalyanam!!! with people jumping across all directions around you, babies shitting in their dippers and that stink hanging in the air for quite sometime...
yet all this phobic stuff and bashing was bombed out of the mind when glimpse of that majestic Almighty posing before you with his mystifying powers and grace for 10 minutes!!!
कायेन वाचा मनसेंद्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतिस्वभावात् ।
करोमि यद्यत् सकलं परस्मै नारायणायेति समर्पयामि ॥ ३३ ॥