I am very sorry for not updating the blog for quite sometime :(.. Quite busy with some visa work and so bit tied up here..I wasnt able to meet my blogger friends last saturday due to heavy rain. But I will definitely meet them before I leave to London. I have extended my stay for 2 more weeks due to the above mentioned visa work that needs to be sorted for my mother.
If you guys are visiting Tiruvanamalai, try to visit the small murugan temple on the hill near the mulaipaal theertham. You can see an orange flag flying over the temple and it is directly situated behind the main temple gopuram. You just need to walk up for about 10 minutes or so to reach this temple. This temple was built by my uncle who passed away recently. The murugan statue is the most beautiful murugan I have ever come across in my life. There is a young saint who is maintaining the temple and daily poojas are performed by him. He told me that during kirthigai about 1500 litres of milk are used for abhishekam and I went what! Even though I felt it was like wasting all the milk in the name of God - but from another point you see that He is the one who gives us everything. I couldnt take pics of the temple since I didnt take my camera - but I plan to visit the temple again probably next week. I will make sure that I take pics of the temple and the deity. When I went to the temple, it was karthigai somavaram - so they were performing a special abhishekam to the deity in the evening. After the abhishekam, they gave kesari and sundal to some sivan adiyars and I also joined them (me being a sivan adiyar too ;) )!
That was a blissful moment eating prasadam with the devotees of the Lord and it should be experienced! Then we were also served tea after the prasadam. I spent almost 7 hours or so in that temple and also did some meditation on a nearby rock..It was just blissful..Its a must see temple if you go to Tiruvanamalai.