Visiting Isha Ashramam at Coimbattore India – July 2018 on Guru Pournami Day

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In between these two major events, Inner Engineering and Kailash Manasa Sarovar yatra with Sadhguru, another desire borne – to visit Dhyanalinga at ISHA Center Coimbattore, India, that too on Guru pournami day as I was reading somewhere  only two days in a month – Amavasya and Pournami days all the devotees are allowed to do water and milk abishekam to Dhyana Linga and the desire becoming intense day after day. When I went to India before I started Kailash yatra, I had to stay at Hyderabad for 5 days awaiting for my group visa to Tibet. I planned a day trip to Isha Ashram at Coimbattore on Gurupournami day. Even when I was still in US, I was making inquires (by sending emails to ISHA foundation) whether I could attend any of Sadhguru’s programs on that day as I wanted to see/hear him at least for few min. There was Sathsang in Tamil (apparently he was speaking only in Tamil) and it would start around 12 pm and goes until midnight as chandra grahanam or lunar eclipse fell on that day. Even though it is in Tamil, I just want to stay there for few min to have Sadhguru’s darshan and listen to him for few minutes even though I do not know Tamil. But I was told that once I sit in sathsang, I was not allowed to leave the place (I know how strict Isha people are in that

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So I was there around noon time and i got awestruck looking at 112 feet Adiyogi welcoming me very affectionately.

 

 

I was in a rush to go to Dhyana linga even though my aid was suggesting to visit Linga

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Bhairavi (there was a long line there too), I went to Adiyogi Alayam. I read that water abhishekam f

rom 6 am to 12 pm and Milk abhishekam from noon

till 6 pm. So I did not want to miss my chances of water abhishekam. But of course due to some miscommunication, I did not get a chance for water abhishekam. And I was just sitting there not to loose my chances for milk abshishekam. My aid suddenly came with a vessel full of water and told me that it was Kailsah water and I could do abhishekam and my joy knew no bounds. Then I got to milk abhishekam also – do not think of what is possible and what is not possible.

 

Around 2:30 pm I cam out of Dhyanalinga and had some lunch and wanted to visit Linga Bhairavi but the temple was closed and I was told it would be opened at 5 pm. So I went to dhyanalinga and sat for 2 hours – I was not in any deep meditation or any of that sort, but some how I did not feel like getting out. when we came out and went to Linga Bhairavi temple, we were told that there was going to be a special pooja for ammavaru and the tickets were sold out by then and we were told to wait and may be after 7 pm ( after amma vari procession around the ashram premises, we would get to go in the temple. I was sitting out side and all the mantras that are being chanted in the temple are very well audible to us sitting in the open premises out side. And it is was nice cool evening and listening to the sacred chants was an amazing experience. I was sitting little farther from the temple and more people are coming and sitting very close to the temple, I also went and sit at a corner. after I sat there no one was allowed to sit next to me, even if people were coming , they were being directed ny the volunteers t go the other side. I thought I was sitting at the back and to a corner. To my amazement, amma varu came out for procession and she just quietly passed by my side, just goosebumps and thank all my stars with such a blessing (as I was little bit disappointed (not very much though) as I was not allowed to enter the temple) as ammavaru came and walked just by my side to bless me and compensate for the little disappointment I had undergone.

1a04cfb6-981b-4638-8133-9d24d3d844ff.pngOnce that happened, I immediately found my way out to go out the ashram as I need to catch my flight in a couple of hours. When I was approaching Adiyogi, I heard Sadhguru speaking in English. He was having Sathsang in front of Adiyogi in an vast open space. I was in an extremely blissful state as I could see him, hear him in English. I was standing there for another 20 min. He was almost at the tail end of his Sathsang in English, there was guru stotra for another 10 min by the fabulous Sounds Of Isha group and then Sadhguru started his Sathsang in Tamil.

I am thankful for every min of my visit to Isha Ashram. Every desire fulfilled in a beautiful way.b0d2c169-fc61-4173-975a-7ade59e06ea0

 

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కోరి కనిపించవా, లేక కోరికని పెంచావ – 2

I went to bed earlimagey yesterday as I was not feeling that great and suddenly woke up around 11:30 and thinking of posting Bapu SeethaRamulu for SriRamanavami wishes, and I was looking on Prashanthi’s Timeline on Facebook for a pic I gave them on their wedding anniversary, which I could not find. Then I checked back in my Bapu’s collection (the posters I bought at NATA convention few years ago) for some wedding ceremony pictures, I do not even remember that I had bought Seetha Ramula pic. And I found this. My joy knew no bounds. Ekanga Bhadrachala Ramuluvarae Sakshathakarinchaganae, felt little emotional.

Forimage the past few months, whatever comes into my mind is materializing very divinely ! Thanks Baba for being with me and holding my hand all the time.

I have few more experiences to pen down in this series – kori kanipinchava leka korikani penchava

 

Anjaneya Swamy కోరి కనిపించవా, లేక కోరికని పెంచావ !

IMG_5859 IMG_5860 IMG_5861 IMG_5862Anjaneya – kori kanipinchava, or korikani penchava – కోరి కనిపించవా, లేక కోరికని పెంచావ !

Thursday around midnight, I saw Anjaneya Swamy with vadamala on Facebook, it was soooo good, apart from appreciating the beauty, like a normal human being, I felt like eating vada and sambar immediately, but I could not. Yesterday night, when I came to my sister’s place, I casually mentioned it to her. she immediately soaked the urdu dal. Today we made vadas and sambhar. But we were not even thinking of having a vadamala to Anjaneya Swamy. After we finished everything and my sister suddenly asked me whether I wanted to make vadamala to Anjaneya. I thought she was asking me whether I would want to do it in temple and I said no as the temple people were not willing to do that when I took vadamala few months ago to the temple and I was very upset then. She wanted me to put it on Anjaneya at her place only. And today is Karthi’s birthday and Anjaneya is his Istadaivam. I thought may be vigraham can not hold this heavy garland. But with so much ease, we were able to adorn Anjaneya with the VADAMALA. It came out so beautifully. I thought He has planned everything by appearing in front of me the way He wanted to be at my sister’s place on a Saturday and also on Karthi’s birthday.

so Anjaneya కోరి కనిపించవా, లేక కోరికని పెంచావ ! whatever, I am so happy and blessed. Thank you for being with me !