Monday, 1 October 2012

This Time - it is Kukke


Lights On.. Action 1 2 3…

Ooohhhhhhh….AAhhhhhh………jinka lakadi jinka lakadi ..Similar sounds and whistling rented the air. Girls, boys, men, women, senior citizens and all kids came together to enjoy the tunneling effect, something which was the first to many of us.

Dark and bright, dark and bright this day or is it night
one, two, three and four
Wow.. so good!! Can we have some more?

56, in all, counting one by one
A wonder in our face, once it was done
Amma, please, please, can we have a re-run
It was great, awesome and fun

For many years now, I thought that people got hyper and give such special effects only to  a rajini starrer. No..This was NOT a endiran or a shivaji and none of the rajini starrers. It was a kudos to the engineering marvel created by man. The journey from sakleshwarpur to Subramanya road by the kannur express was just awesome. My son went on asking me "how did they do this"?"How did they do this" and solemnly took oath that he would become a train driver when he grew big and particularly in this train. :)

People went crazy and got so excited that whenever the train passed through a tunnel, there were huge shouts and cries. The bridges after every tunnel added to the oooo’s and aaahh…’s. They were such that one cannot see the track below and would give u a feeling that the train is actually flying across the rivers. With the "dadang dadang" sound, it surely sends a fear down your nerve. 

There are 56 tunnels in this path with some being as long as ½ km. There are small creeks all along surrounded ofcourse, by the Western Ghats. There is only one colour that we can see all round - green , green and green. I really wondered. Many of us plan holidays outside India. It usually is in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, etc etc. and we proudly speak of it too. People fail to realize that our  country has such rich beauty to relish and appreciate.

We got off at Subramanya road to drive to Hotel seshnag ashraya in kukke. The autowala charged us a whooping Rs.200 for 4 people. The hotel is a decent one and is very close to the temple. Got ourselves refreshed and started our pilgrimage with the visit to the Subramanya temple. We went at around 5.0.p.m and there was no crowd absolutely. The GODs are (in order) vasuki, adisesha and lord subramanya sitting on his peacock. The lord is not very clearly visible as it is heavily decorated and is very small too. We had to get this info from the priest present there who was extremely reserved and feared if pearls would roll down lest he opened his mouth. We then went to Adi Subramanya temple which has the main snake hill (putthu). It was here that lord Subramanya first appeared in the form of a snake.

 The next day, we left to dharmasthala at around  . This place is nearly 50Kms from kukke. We reached dharmasthala at around 9.30 and had finished darshan by 10.a.m. We had a rare nirmalya darshan of Lord manjunatha. The crowd here also was not much. The cleanliness that is maintained here is worth a mention. Not only here, in all temples that I have visited in Karnataka, utmost care is taken to keep the premises of the temple clean and tidy. Many banners and videos depicting the expected behaviour of devotees are displayed making the public constantly aware of what they are expected to do.

By 10.30 we left to kateel. On the way, we stopped at a beautiful ram temple. Lord Ram along with his consort Sita , Bharath, shatrugna, hanuman, various forms of shakti, the nava garahas are all carved out in marble. It had the flavour of a north Indian temple.

We then headed to kateel to see Durga Ma. The roads are well maintained; they go winding and winding with a canopy of trees on both sides. As I said , you can see only one colour here and that is green, green and green.

She sits small with four arms. Her temple is amidst a river. The time was apt and we had the divine opportunity to view the maha mangala aarathi. The Goddess was decorated and decked with jewels giving a majestic yet motherly look. We had free lunch at the temple complex. We then left to udupi at around 1.30.p.m.

We reached udupi at around 3.p.m. The temple was absolutely free and it was like Krishna was waiting only for us. We went round and round three times to see the kutti hero. And what to talk of the cute, cuddly, chubby Krishna who sits there holding a gili gili toy in one hand and butter in the other. Black is beautiful but never in my life have I seen black being so mesmerizing and so enchanting. He is dark as the new moon. Yashoda had decorated him in full gold. His eyes are twinkling looking eagerly if mother will give him more butter to feast on.  No wonder devaki veiled at the loss of the childhood pranks of Krishna. Though she gave birth to him, it was yashoda who had a great advantage of seeing him grow, of bathing him with her affection. I was reminded of oothukadu’s composition..”enna thavam seidanai yashoda..endrum nirainda para bramam amma endraikka” (What tapas did u do oh yashoda that the para brahmam himself calls you “amma”).

Frankly, I didn’t want to leave that temple. Krishna was so very attractive that you never feel like lifting your eyes off him. Oh my GOD…what a beauty, what a beauty!!! We left with a heavy heavy heart.

We left Mangalore to board the train to Bangalore. In Mangalore, we went to the gokarnatheshwara temple in kudroli. This temple is relatively a new one (around 20 years ) and is indeed very beautiful. Special mention of annapoornaeshwari is a must. The deity resembles the one in horanadu and is bedecked with rich jewels.
The train to Bangalore again went through the same tunnels. We were asleep but there was one soul who was awake and wouldn’t want to miss this chance even if it were to be night – shriram.

Note: The day train (Train no: 16515) YPR karwar express operates only on Mon, Wed and Fri. It leaves yeshwanthpur at 7.30 and reaches subramanya road at 3.10.p.m. The tunnels are built only between sakleshpur and subramanya road. So, if you wish to experience this, plan accordingly.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Kerala temple tour

Where do I begin? Should I start with the nail biting beginning or the thrilling end? Does back waters get to the front lines or the beauty of kerala houses and their living. Should the beauty of the temples take predominance or the deities residing in have their first go? How about the food here or should I be the neat roads?

Well, anything said is less. Our train was scheduled at 9.p.m and unfortunately, we left at 8.p.m which  was pretty late. Not only have we got entangled in this smasara sagara, but also in these traffic jams and signals. My mother, father , aunt and shriram reached the yeshwanthpur station at 8.40.p.m after putting a brave fight to Bangalore traffic. We were worried if sundar and his parents would make it. It was 8.50.p.m and the tension was mounting. I called sundar and he said “You pepole carry on, don’t think we can make it”. My heart sank and shriram was almost in tears. Then I asked him “Where are you. I can request the TTR to delay the train by 5 minutes”. “I am in G15 coach” came the answer. “Oh god..there is a time to have fun and play” I thought and was relieved that they made it.

The train journey as usual was a pleasant one but this time it was more enchanting because it was kerala’s greenery everywhere and drizzle all the time. We reached Bagavat gardens in chenganur and halted there to get ready for our first DD in kerala.

There are totally 11 DDs (divya desams) in Kerala. We covered only 8 which are in close proximity. Since the tour was specifically to see the divya desams, we started from chengannur which has the most number of DDs. Else, one can start from trisur too and come down to chenganur.

Some common information about the temples in kerala.

All the Vishnu temples that we saw have swami in standing posture and four armed – shankam, chakram, gadha and padmam. There is no separate thayar sannidhi except in thirupuliyur. In all the others, Swami has locked mahalakshmi in his heart.

Every Divya desam we visited, we saw people reading ramayanam. I am not sure if it was because that it was the last day of the adi month. But all said and done, people here are very pious and more devoted. The temples are spic and span and very well maintained. All of them have the dome shaped gopuram. None of them have mosaic flooring or artificial lighting. The entire temple and specially the garba gudi is fully illuminated with lamps. This gives a special aura and devotion to everyone in the temple. People maintain pin drop silence unlike other temples where a lot of gossip and loud talking is done.

All temples in kerala open in the morning by and close by 11.30 a.m. The evening timing too are from 5.p.m to 7.p.m. Since 16th was the beginning of the avani month for them, we were lucky that all temples remained opened till 8 to 8.30.

All Men must remove their shirts, vests before entering the temple. ladies usually are in sarees. Though salwar is allowed in most of the temples, it is better to wear sarees while visiting guruvayur. Rules may change any time.

Usually the temples dont accept any kind of offering from devotees. Everything is done from the temple. Also, the only prasadam one gets is fresh and original chandanam.

Each of the pancha pandavas have built a temple for Maha Vishnu in and around chengannur.

15/8/2012 – The Chenganur train (Kochuveli Garib rath epress) reached chenganur at 10.30. We halted at Bagavath gardens, a decent hotel.

We visited three temples on 15th evening. I have given the name and details according to the order in which we vsitied

  1. Thirupuliyur (DD No.86)
Swami here is called by the name of “Mayapiran”, Thayar is called “Porkudi nachiyar”, Thirtham is Pragya Saras and Vimanam is called Prushotaman. This temple was build by the second of the pancha pandavas, Bhima.

  1. Thiruchenkundroor (DD No. 87)
The Swami is called by the name of “Imayapiran”. Initally, built by the devatas, the first pandava, Yudishtra renovated this temple. Yudishtra was very depressed when drona, his guru died because of his lie. In order to do paschatapam, he renovated this temple. 

  1. Thiruvanvandoor (DD NO. 89)
Swami here is sung by the name of “Pambanai appan”. Nakula, the fourth pandava is said to have built this temple. One can see lord krishna doing kalinga mardanam on top of the gopuram. Namma alwar has sung pasurams here

16/08/2012 Morning:

  1. Aranmulla (DD No.88)
Swami here is called “Thirupuralappan” and thayar is called padmasini. The thirtam is pampa tirtham and has vamana vimanam. Arjuna after killing karma felt bad in the way he killed karma and did penance here. He then built this temple for mahavushnu. Lord ayyappan’s jewels are stored in this temple and are taken to sabari malai when needed. There is a “banni” tree, where the pandavas hid their weapons when they were in the 13th year of their exile in incognito.

Sine it was the last day of the month of Adi, a grand alankaram or decoration of lamps with flowers and other material was done which looked great and divine.

  1. Thiruvalla (DD No. 90)          
Swmi here is called “Sri Kolapiran Perumal Temple” We also saw abhishekam to the lord here.

  1. Thirukadithanam (DD No. 91)
Swami here is called “Adbutha Perunal” built by the last pandava, sahadeva. It is said that at the end of kali yuga, perumal here will vanish which was lead to deluge of the entire world. Also, kunti devi breathed her last here.

Chenganur is a lovely place with narrow roads and houses all along the road. You can never see any deserted place. All houses have a big garden showing their love for mother nature. The constant rain with occasional drizzle gave a mystic feeling and one wondered how can a place be so unpolluted and so serene.

16/8/2012 Evening

We checked out of the hotel and left to ernakulam which has the remaining two DDs. We hired a scorpio. The journey is something to remember and relish, All through we could see back waters. It sure lives up to the name as “God’s own country”. Surprisingly, the number of apartments are quite few in ernakulam. Most of them are independent houses with a lot of space for garden and greenery. We had booked rooms in Vedanta Wakeup but the attitude of the people here was more foreigner friendly. So, we took a home stay nearby called rampart homestay which was cosy and well equipped. This is very close to the Arabian see backwater.

To visit the other two DDs, we took a ferry from our place to ernakulam. The ferry ride was enjoyable specially for the kutties. It is better to take  aferry from here. A Taxi would mean a waste fo time and money. From ernakulam, we hired 2 taxi to reach the two DDs. Time was ticking and we were not sure if we could make it to the last DD. Sundar, kids, myself and my mother-in-law came by one of the taxi and when we were almost close to the temple, there was a block in the road which was very disappointing. But HE lives up to his word. If we try climbing two steps for his sake, he climbs down 10 steps to lift us and this proved it. The temple remained opened till 8.30.p.m that day due to celebrations for the last day of the adi month. HE not only gave us darshan but also gave us an opportunity to see the seeveli and we also got s special blessing in the form of a garland from the lord. Our intention was only to see the lord but he blessed with more than what we asked for.

  1. Thirukarkarai, Edapally (DD No.92)
Swami here is called by the name “Sri katkarai Appa Perumal temple”.

  1. Thirumoozhikalam, (DD No. 93).
This is situated near cochin Air Port.
Swami here is called “Moozhikalathan Perumal”.

With this, we ended the Divya desam tour and thank GOD for having givn a good and satisfactory darshan at all places.

            17/8/2012 Morning: Chotanikare, Kalady 
            17/8/2012 Evening: Trissur
We staryed at the home stay. On 17th morning, few of he ladies visited chotanikare.

An important note: If you want to cover chotanikare, kalady and trisur in one day, one has to start as early as 6.a.m

We checked out at 8.a.m. and left to the abode of he great jagadguru, Shri Adi Shankara. It was pouring constantly all the way. We reached kalady at 12.00. noon. The ashram is maintained by shringeri sharada mutt. One can see the Samadhi of Sri Shankara’s mother Aryamba, the exact place where he was born and the poorna river which flows just behind his house. The vibration here is something which one must experience. A small temple for shringeri sharade is established here. Guru anugraham is something not all get. The guru has to identify his shisyas and it is a bhagyam if one gets a guru. With the hope and faith of getting this anugraham in life…we proceeded to thirusur to have a darshan of Lord shiva who is known by the name of vadakum Nathan.

Trissur Vadakum Nathan temple is spread over a huge area which is maintained in an excellent manner. The lush green lawns gives a serene look. The Lord here is Lord Shiva which is fully formed of ghee and doesn’t melt at all.  The alankaram is great and definitely is a treat to the eyes. This place has a great history.

Parashurama wanted to do tapas and aimed his arrow. The arrow fell at this temple. Since, there was no temple or GOD installed there, he requested Lord Shiva to come down and give darshan. Lord Shiva along with his consort parvati, blessed parashurama and ordered him to build a temple here. Since the lord himself chose this place to reside, kerala is called “God’s own country” and Thiru Siva Perur came to called as Trissur. And since Lord Shiva who resides in kailash came down all the way to the south, he is called vadaka Nathan (Lord of the north) here. There is a particular order in which open has to go round the prakaram which is displayed at the west entrance. Over one lakh lamps are lit in the temple during shiva rathri. The temple is open till between 4.a.m to 11.30 a.m in the morning and from 5.p.m to 8 pm in the evening.

After this satisfying darshan of the lord, we proceeded to the place that all were looking forward to - guruvayur. We checked in at Gokulam resort. There ar emnay hotels available around the temple. We took the hotel at west nada which is around 5 minutes walk from the temple. East nada also has many hotels and are very close to the temple.

Sundar and I had planned for the nirmalya darshan of Lord guruvayurappan on the next day.

18/8/2012 – Guruvayur

Got up at 1.30.a.m, had bath and went to the temple for nirmalya darshan of the lord. The temple opens at 3.a.m. It is better to be there at 2.30 itself. The crowd is not much at this time and we get to see the lord without any alankaram. Small made and four armed, your hair stand up with awe and devotion. This happens without your knowledge and involuntarily. Such is the megic of HIS presence there. That Lord who sustains the whole world, That kid who played wonders in his childhood, that krishna who gave the world the knowledge of gita, that damodara who played rasa kreedai with gopis, that lord who is a friend of friends, a lord of lords, a child of children was attracting people from far and wide in his small garba griha illuminated with only lamps. This is another beauty of temples in kerala – no artificial lighin whatsoever. The radiance is just magnificent and divine.

After having the nimrlaya darshan, sundar and I went to another round of darhsna where we got to see the shankabishekam (abhishekam with the conch). We bathed the Lord with tears of Joy and thanked him for having given this wonderful sight.

We returned to the hotel and got kids ready for another round of darshan. And this time it was the lord fully decked and dressed up. What we thought was only nirmalayam but he gave a better one. Time and again he re-instates that when we aspire to see him once, he gives us double/triple the joy. It is very true too that one should not ask favours from the Lord. When we ask for something material, he grants our wish but when we don’t ask him, he will give 100 times more than what we wished for. And as the saying goes, we don’t get what we desire, we only get what we deserve.

The rudra theertham is the temple pond is of significane and also the Shiva temple at mammiyur is a must see after seeing guruvayurappan. It was at the instruction of lord shiva that guru and vayu installed guruvayurappan here. Hence, this temple must be visited. Just ½ km from the temple, we can walk upto this temple. One can also get fresh banana chips near the temple.

In the evening, we went to the elephant camp which is around 3kms from the temple. There are around 63 elephants in the camp which is fully maintained by the temple. It is a good attraction for kids to see so many elephants at one place. Then we visted the Venkata perumal temle and parthasarathy temple which are close to the railway station.

Whatever I write or say is short of words to express the happiness and the ecstacy in me. One has to experience these feelings by actually going to these places. I hope this blog will give some guidelines to people who read it.

Fully satisfied and happy . we left to our destinations on 18th night.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Mulbagal - A weekend getaway for temple freaks!!

It is a two hour drive from bangalore north to mulbagal. We left at 7.a.m - sundar and myself leaving the kids at home. After constantly listening to the alapanai of hari and shriram at home, their non-stop talk and fights, it was a different tune  in the car - the songs in the raagam of purvikalyani, hindolam and shankarabaranam straight from AIR was pleasing treat to our ears. A breakfast break at kamat upachar, kolar , took us exactly two hours to reach mulbagal. My father-in-law had given us details about main temple sin mulbagal.

1. We went to koodumalai - now called as kurudu malai (which is a misnomer). Legend says that the trimoorthis - bramha, vishnu and shiva came together here to install lord ganesh. Hence the name koodumalai. (coming together). This was a growing structure since kruta yuga and when the tempe strucutre was built by the vijayanagar king, shri krishnadevaraya in kali yuga, it stopped growing. Visited by all stalwatrts like rama in treta yuga and krishna in dwapara yuga, is quite popular landmark in mulbagal. One has o take a diversion to the left from the NH-4 and travel towards srinivasa pura. The big arch and the yellow boards are neatly laid down giving the right directions. The Lord is majestic and is well maintained. This is one of the protected monuments coming under the archelogical society of India.

Then we headed to the temple nearby dedicated to someshwara and kshamadamba. The priest here was very well informed and gave s a lot of information about the temple and in general. This temple had 31 prakarams when constructed but was destroyed by hyder ali when he attched the place. This temple was built by the great dakanachari under the patronage of the chola king. One can notice that the carvings here are typical mimic of what one can see in belur and halebeedu.

Some general info that the priest gave us. Generally people are not allowed too close to the god. This is because, the entire region between the garba ruha and where we stand is divided into 4 portions. The first ofcourse is the garba gruha, The second is called the nava kusha mandapam. Here the jewels and belongings of the Lord are stored which again is a restricted area. The next comes the sukha-naasi. The people who recite the vedic mantrams for the lord are made to sit here and chant. It is made sure that there is maximum sunlight and breeze to make the people comfortable in chanting the mantras. The last protion is called the ranga mandapam which is the place for devotees to have a view of the lord. This was new to me and was indeed a good piece of info.

After this, we went to the Anjaneya temple which is very close to the mulbagal bus stand. Looked like the Anjaneya is a swayambu and very powerful. Many people flock to this temple and today being a saturday was all the more crowded. Purchased a few books of bhakti sudha and purandaradasa kritis and started off to yet another important place - the madhwacharya mutt for our lunch ofcourse.

The madhwa mutt contained the brindavanam (samadhi) of Sripadaraju swamigal who attained samadhi at this place. He was born in 1404A.D and became the mutt head of mulabagal. The food was good with a typical tinge of the karnataka style brahmin food.

It was time to get back home putting an end of the short yet sweet trip. Once a while, we have to take time off for ourselves. This really rejuvenates and gives a better frame of mind to get back to your routine. Listening to all hindi sons on our way back took me back to my good old school days of chitrahaar, and saturday evening movies.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

It was HIS day

To be born as a human being is a very special gift of GOD because it is we who can relate ourselves and our relationship with HIM. And if the realisation of HIS presence and power is strong in us, then the path to liberation becomes more easy because when we realise that eveything is because of his iccha and than we are just puppet dolls in HIS hands, he comes down to lift us to his abode.

For a brahmin, specially a boy child, the upanayanam is a very important milestone in his life. He is called "dwija or twice born" as his bramhopadeshan is considered to be his second birth. Elders say that the right age is between 8 to 16. It is said that before kamam (desire) creeps in, one should have his upanayama conducted so that his thoughts become pure and his mind is trained in the right direction.

For me personally, I consider the transition of a boy from kumara to bramhachari as a very very special one. He becomes eligible to know bramha gyanam. A child who does his nitya karma with shraddha and bhakti is considered to be next to the sun god.

Shriram our first son is blessed to have this anugraham and to have his upanayanam done at the tender age of 8. Not all get this bhagyam. We are happy that he has been chosen to take this bramhacharya vratam early in life. We only hope that he lives upto it.

We decided to have this fucntion at home. It is recommended that all functions be undertaken at home because of this auspiciousness and goodness to the people at home. So, we decided to have this function at home with selected people attending it. Both, me and sundar were very excited about this. It is hard to believe that the kid who use to hold my dress and cry while going to his kinder garden, the kutti boy who used to play imaginary games like "auto-auto" and train games is going to have a huge responsibility of his shoulders. That kid for whom 24 hours is not sufficient for his playtime is going to be eligible for great studies. But shriram right from childhood has a good interest in listening to mythological stories and slokas. He has a good clarity in his pronounciation and an interest in learning. touch wood!!! This is the reason that triggered me and sundar to have his upanayam done early.

Since, we decided that the poonool kalyanam be done at home, it was a big job of co-ordinating everything. The catering, the  flower decoration, the video, the invtiations etc etc. The preparations started well in advance , I think, from the month of December. My parents took care of all purchases like silver puchase, the veshtis for the bramins, the gifts for badil maryadai, the gold/silver poonool for shriram and bakshanam.

At this point, I will be failing in my duties if I don't express my gratitude to my parents. They have been amazing source of strength and moral support to me right from the beginning. If not for them, I would not have been so confident in doing things. My father, an extremely disciplined man who has a never-say-no attitude. Even if it is lifting a mountain, he would do it in spite of his age of 68. A person of amazing positive attitude, I have never seen him using words like"cannot", "will not", "difficult" etc. There is a lot to be learnt from this man.

And my mother - she is an embodiment of patience. An equal match for my dad, always positive in her approach, a pious and a great hearted lady. Even a golden statue made like her will not have as much patience as herself and this is surely not an exaggeration.

My in-laws also have been a  great source of support to me and sundar. Pious and spiritual in their out look - I am happy that my children have the right environment to grow in. Encouraging and appreciative in whatever we do, I am blessed to get in-laws like them.

The function was conducted for two days. The first one called Naandhi and the actual upanayanam on the second day.Naandhi for fixed for 25th february, 2012 and the upanayanam was sheduled for 26th feb. As days were nearing it was getting all the more hectic and tiring and tense. As I have mentioned before,the local arrangement were completely taken care of by me and sundar. It was an enjoyable experience when you do things for your child all by yourself. I don't quote this with a sense of pride but with a feeling of happiness.  After all, whatever we do is GOD initiated and GOD executed. So, I have nothing to be proud of.

Naandhi is like a vratam where nine bramhanas chant vedic mantras and tie a sacred thread on the boy's hand. We have to honour each of the bramhanas as they signify the gods, the nine planets, the nine directions (I am not very sure of the exact significance)

The upanayanam is important in the sense that the bramhopadesham is done on this day. I will not elaborate on the rituals done as it is a known one and the sastrigal will direct accordingly. The gayathri mantram is taught to the boy in secrecy. This being a very very sacred mantra should not at any cost be told in public. These days people play the mantra as a song, teach these is schools which a very very great sin. One who doesn't not know the significance of any mantra should not chant them as it will show its ill-effect on the person who chants and on the one who teaches also. So, whoever reads this blog - you may or may not know it. Please spread the word that gayathri mantra should not be told in public, cannot be taught by anyone to anyone. Spead this meaage even if it comes to being a bit harsh. It is better to get a few rude words onto you rather than have wrong vibrations around you.

The biksha is another important and enjoyable sight to see. Shriram has to ask for bhiksha from people. In those days, boys were supposed to go from house to house and beg for alms and live only on them. Today the world is changed. It was a very cute sight to see when shriram said "bhavati biksham dehi".

The tiredness set in when all people left. The work of all those one week's of hard work was taking its toll on me and sundar. The task is not yet over, there is another one now to get shriram sit and do his daily duties.

People feel proud that their children do well in studies, in music, in dance, in sports etc etc., but when it comes to reciting daily prayers, it always takes a back seat and is compromised. If a child sings well or is good at any sport, it is easily recognized because this is something that gives you a material benefit like name, fame, money etc. But when it comes to chanting slokas or doing your daily duties, parents also compromise. Since these things don't give a direct visible material benefit, we do not know the impact of these in our lives. The name and fame we get is only for this life but the prayers that we do is going to save us for all our future births.

The very purpose of dividng the society into 4 sets of people is that the everyone is benefitted from this.  All people in the world be happy.

So, as a bramhin, one is supposed to do his nitya karma. One is not a bramhin just by birth but by his karma. He has to follow the rules laid out for him. He has to somehow do his duties in spite of his busy schedule. That is the commitment one has to show towards the almightly. Only if bramhins do their nitya karma and their duties, will the world be more happier place to live in. Like mentioned before, he is one who is entitled to get bramhagyanam. So, he has to make use of this opportunity and use it to the best of society.

I hope shriram realises this and lives upto what he is supposed to be.

Ram Ram