Monday, June 30, 2008

Tirupati...

...is totally f*cked up.

People are too civilised to be part of crowds. It may not be too long before Lord Balaji moves His hands from 'blessing' pose to His forehead, unable to witness the commotion.

Purpose of the visit gets defeated, when one gives the heaviest sigh of the lifetime on exiting the temple!

18 comments:

SK said...

So true!!!
God is everywhere, avlothan. :--)

But you know I have been to Thirupathi only once, and I saw the God for 3 seconds, and wonders followed in my life. I would like to believe it was God's works.

Narayanan said...

kabali the kind guy !!
u still call them people .

rosemilkinabottle said...

Exactly my sentiment! But people still find the need to go there in order to feel God's "miracles" as long as those people exist, God save Venkats!

Friendly Stranger said...

Seriously.....
I had been to Tirupati when I was a kid..
I felt really good and divine then...
But when I went there again last year, I was quite disappointed with commercialized face of Tirupati.....

maxdavinci said...

me goin this week! lets see....

chutneycase said...

jargandi jargandi!!

Yes yes, ezhukundalavaada is the very paavum.

I always have some 1000 things to ask when standing in the queue but the moment i see mr.7 hills apdiye everything will blank out.
:D

Priya Iyer said...

i find it highly commercialised, and as you say, maddeningly chaotic. not my idea of religion, to be honest...

Ela said...

Evvalavu tasty aa ladhu ellam kudukaravara paathu ippadi u r telling kabali?!

gradwolf said...

what can we do?

other than, shout like asin, "En Perumaleeeeeeeeeeeeeee"

wt said...

uhmm...but still those few sec/mins of Perumal Darshan makes it all seem worthwhile na?

Sridhar said...

Can't agree with you more, Arun. I don't know if I really believe in God, but yours is so funny. Here is something that happened once when I was there. Totally irrelevant, though.

I just wanted to see how one of those metal detectors worked. This one is the frame type where we walk through it. I just touched it and examined it (Mechanical Engineer, you see!!!) above my head. And then moved on. After, say, 30 minutes in the queue, we had moved ahead about 50-60 feet. I just turned back and noticed all people who were coming behind thought it was some sculpture of sanctity. They started touching it and did the "kann-la othi"fying. I was in splits. I was not even able to concentrate on Venky after that.

Destination Infinity said...

In total contrast, when we went to Guruvayur, there was a power cut when we were standing in the queue. It was slightly dark. After a few seconds, the power came back. The queue was intact and people were standing in their respective positions. Quite a disciplined crowd, I must say. If the same thing had happened in Tirupati.......

Destination Infinity.


Destintion Infinity

rahman said...

currently being in chennai myself, I share your sentiments exactly.

The same goes for chennai too...

Preeti said...

Yea? U say? I've just been wanting to go!

SLOGGER said...

I think, f*cked up and Tirupati don't go together. Its our call to go there or not to go there. I don't think people in India ever want to be part of solution, but sure know how to bitch about it...P.S, I am not picking on you, it just what I feel

maduraiveeran said...

I went last december and it wasnt as bad. We did the darshan in 2 hours and laddu in 1 hour. But the rain made it very difficult. We were all soaked by the time we were done.

Hawkeye said...

well.. you work hard, make money and earn the right to avoid queues :-)

RukmaniRam said...

and yet, people go there.