Shiva Krupa

Temples of India signify the very root of Hinduism and its culture. To be worth of the trust reposed by our ancestors, it becomes our primary responsibility to sustain our heritage for generations to come.

Monday, March 23, 2009

After a long wait

When things get extended beyond a reasonable period of time, people become disappointed and frustration starts at that point.Possibly this applies with all walks of life.Yet there are people who never give up and work harder than ever before.This logic may be applicable when we find someone who would like to take a fresh step regardless of the failures that occured earlier.This concept sounds well for me when the villagers tell me in frustrating tone that all their efforts to restore the past glory of the temple in their place are nothing but fruitless.In my effort to convince them I used to present the issue in such a way that the solution seemed to be quite easy.Finally they used to put a question to me"how was it made possible". The secret of success ,when revealed,seemed to create a remarkable change in their minds. My answer to them was never think too big of you however big you are in the eyes of the people.Remember you are just a tool so as to accomplish a given task. Thank Heaven for getting such an opportunity.Things will start move on the moment you realise the truth.Apply this thought when things are not in your desired way. I had to recall this theory during my recent visit to Kollumangudi ,some 15 km south of Mayiladuthurai. Sri Mahakalanatha temple of this place is in dilapidated condition.Although the temple has plenty of lands,the contractors neither give paddy nor cash due for the temple.The priest's condition is also pathetic as he finds difficult to pull on with very poor income with which he struggles to run his family. The 4 ft image of Sri Dakshinamurthi attracts few locals on Thursdays but the temple is not benefitted. Hence I have suggested to call for a meeting of locals,executive officer of the temple and like minded people and form a committee that can authorise people to take over certain jobs of their choice and also to mobilise support from outside.I wanted the feed back to be made available within a week so that the date for the meeting could be fixed and the renovation work can start without further delay.The last Kumbabishekam was conducted several decades ago but the outer wall has crumbled at many places. Trees are seen deeprooted into the massive stone structures.Perhaps this is the right time to remove them;or else,the entire structure may have to be rebuilt which will be too costly.Let us hope that the work starts after a very long wait.

1 comment:

  1. that is a beautiful, serene ShivaDakshinamurthi. Thank you for posting.