Saturday, June 18, 2016

Happy Feeling And Funny Feeling!

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Young elephant WITHOUT chain marks!

We had been to Kukke Subrahmanya temple, a couple of days back.  I will write more about it later.  I saw this baby elephant there which looked very happy, blessing people.  It had no chain marks on its ankles, which is very rare in temple elephants.  Felt very happy.

Another scene at the same temple complex, near old Subrahmanya temple, we saw this.  The temple is surrounded by a water body.  It looked like a river some 20 years back but now the water is nearly absent.  You can notice in the picture.  What we found weird was, people piling up stones one upon another and folding their hands at them.  I asked the security lady who was standing there, why people were doing that.  She laughingly said that one day, somebody did that for fun and seeing that other people had started piling stones one upon the other.  On my way back somebody said that if we pile up stones and pray for an own house, it works, it seems! So many 'houses' are there now!


I think we are not the right persons to laugh at them.  All of us have many types of superstitions like going to particular temple for different ailments, like Subrahmanya temple for skin problem, Vaikam Shiva temple for stomach problem, etc. Well....our country is full of temples for all sorts of problems.  We have to take everything easy!

We visit this temple because somebody said that we have got Naaga dosha (Somebody in our family must have harmed the serpent/snake sometime!)!
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8 comments :

SG said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos. Waiting to hear more about this temple. There is even a "specialist temple" God for getting American Visa.

Sandhya said...

SG: Thanks for the first comment! http://maradhimanni.blogspot.in/search?q=Visa+temple This is the temple you have mentioned, I think!

Renu said...

We mortals have so many desires and who best to ask for..of course god:).

KParthasarathi said...

Nice one.Superstitions cannot be explained logically however strange and funny they may seem.It is a matter of faith and known to deliver results to the believers.I am looking forward to your detailed posts on Kukke and Udupi temples.

Sandhya said...

RENU: I agree with you, Renu!


K.PARTHASARATHY: After seeing the people 'building' houses there, I am now convinced how these beliefs start! We visit some temples regularly every year believing that the gods will keep our family safe. Yes, our effort also should be there....Gods will give us moral support!

Sujatha Sathya said...

I am from Udupi. This is the first time have heard of this stone practice . Saw it now in your pic. Makes me want to ask around :)

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Destination Infinity said...

I think these are symbolic gestures that give people hope that one day they too could build their own homes.

Destination Infinity

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