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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »
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By our Arunachala's grace I have completed my journey. This was the first time I travelled by bus from Hyd to Tvnmlai.
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The preparations were "full on" for the anniversary of our master and I was feeling very bad that I am going to miss the birthday bash but what to do thats how it goes. Thanked Arunachala & our master for giving me the oppurtunity to visit & left the home.
Vinod happy that you completed the journey . It would have been great had you stayed on for the Master's anniversary .Anyway the very fact you could visit Master Shrine and do Girivalam to Arunachala itself is a big blessing .

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However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2012, 06:09:14 PM »
Dear Vinod, I am soo happy to read about Your visit to our Father and our Home,and all what You did and saw.  Wonderful! :) It is natural that You wanted to stay longer,to be there for Holiday too. Who would not. I am afraid that if i come there,i wont want to come back here anymore. I have such feeling. But even trip for few days is a Great,Great Blessing! Only thought of it is even,so every thouch of that sacred ground is a great boon. No matter You are back to strugling world,the Blessing and Grace,and presence of Bhagavan and Arunachala are always with You. Strugles will go away,it is bound to be so. So happy that You have been there! :) With love and prayers,
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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2012, 07:28:51 PM »
A bus journey, that too at night time will always be a tiring affair. You have to take a day extra and you should take rest on the
first day, with a brief visit to Asramam and the rest of the things you can cover on Day 2,3 and 4.
Arunachala Siva.

Dear Subramanian,

Thats very true! The main problem is the mode of transprt. If we go by air & cab it is still time consuming of 6hrs being expensive, if we we go by train & bus it is too time consuming (aprox 20hrs) & if we go in direct bus it is too tiring (aprox 11 hrs). It would have been better if there is a air port in Tvnmlai, with a direct/connect flight.

But yes, if people are not used to bus journey it is big hell, but thats okay as we say in hindi "kuch paaney ke liye kuch khona padtha hai"

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!




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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2012, 07:49:39 PM »
Dear Subramanian, Atma Vichar & Jewell

Thank you so much for all your kind wishes!

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!

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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2013, 12:24:04 AM »
Dear All,

Last year when I have done pradakshina I met a guy of my age, who is a local guy. I always follow the dress code when ever I am in this sacred land. So as per the book "guide to girivalam" I always wear white clothes & wear rudraksha mala & do girivalam. When I met this guy during girivalam, he told me to be careful with such dress code because it may attract some siddhas which may be in any form and if it is in some strange form then it may be a shocking/scary experience for me.
Usually I do pradakshina in the late nights and mostly alone, so his words pinches me some times when ever I am alone. Is there any truth in this, since he is a local guy?

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!

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« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2013, 12:53:14 PM »
Dear All,

Last year when I have done pradakshina I met a guy of my age, who is a local guy. I always follow the dress code when ever I am in this sacred land. So as per the book "guide to girivalam" I always wear white clothes & wear rudraksha mala & do girivalam. When I met this guy during girivalam, he told me to be careful with such dress code because it may attract some siddhas which may be in any form and if it is in some strange form then it may be a shocking/scary experience for me.
Usually I do pradakshina in the late nights and mostly alone, so his words pinches me some times when ever I am alone. Is there any truth in this, since he is a local guy?

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!

Vinod

Arunachala is a place for Siddhas and nothing surprising in siddhas moving around in various forms . But if you have the mind focused on the Maha Mantra "Arunachala Siva Arunachala Siva .." while doing pradakshina then you need not fear anything . Usually during darkness when we are traveling alone there is a natural fear in any place but that fear need not be there when you travel around Arunachala as you do not consider Arunachala to just another hill of mud and rocks but a very living form of Lord Shiva .

Om Peace .
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2013, 01:11:35 PM »
Dear Vinod,

The Siddhas may be coming and going on the girivalam route. But they will not scare you threaten you in any way. Do not
worry!

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2013, 01:11:17 AM »
Yes thats true!

But I am not sure why that guy shared to me like that. Okay lets leave that.

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Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2013, 11:18:28 AM »
Dear all,

I feel very fortune to be present in arunachalam on the special occasion of shivraatri and will share my impressions when I am back.

Om arunaachaleshwaraaya namaha!