Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lord Ganesha... I felt your presence!

Hi friends, I would like to share my following experience with you. Auspicious Ganesha Chaturthi, the birthday of Lord Ganesha is celebrated all over the world in different ways and in our family too at my native place Kasaragod we worship our family deity through all religious rituals. Our family priest who is conversant with all rituals, by chanting Sanskrit verses invokes Lord’s divine energy in to the beautiful clay idol decorated with various flowers and costly ornaments. Since many years I am observing a drastic change in the eyes of the idol as soon as the priest completes the chanting of those mantras or Sanskrit verses which are meant for Pranapratishhtha or giving life to the idol. With the completion of mantras, the eyes of the idol become lively. In the night, the priest ends the rituals by chanting “visargena mantra” praying lord Ganesha to come out from the idol and return to his world. With the completion of these religious chants the liveliness in the eyes of idol disappears immediately. I am closely watching this miracle every year and with every passing year my belief on the existence of God has become more intact. I have captured this photo on 23.08.2009.

1 Comment:

Rangan Badri said...

This is a wonderful observation Kamath. God wanted you to observe.