Monday, February 20, 2012

A moment of silence..A moment of prayer





On my morning walk today, around 6 am, when the streets are devoid of noise, cunning and chaos. I entered a tiny lane for my everyday conversation with my Ganesha ( Hindu deity, supposedly the son of Shiva & Parvati), stashed in the confines of a very tiny temple. I had thought that the fallen leaves and I were the only occupants of the street, but then I chanced upon this man. Perhaps he was a laborer somewhere, on his way to his work in the morning. I saw him quietly open his slippers and stand in unbelievable grace, hands folded in an embrace to the Gods. Most such laborers in India belonging to lower castes are not allowed entry into the temples that are often governed by upper caste Brahmins. But this did not deter the man. His feet did not touch the inner sanctum or the boundaries of the temple and yet there was something in his prayer that was so beautiful. A moment of surrender, and utter privacy. I clicked from a distance and felt strangely touched. A prayer is but this, as I know it to be. A Hindu and a Brahmin, I did not enter the sanctum too that day, a far greater sense had taught me all that needed to be learnt.


8 comments:

elixir_of_life said...

:) well that is definitely heart warming...

Prashanth said...

That is how one should respect God but many of us don't do so. The pic speaks for itself. Great pic...:)

Raj said...

So deeply touching. Have no other words to say.

Archer said...

as always such a crisp note.. how are u girlie..hope all is good.. meez Off FB.. just email me directly.. will be off FB for a while, no reason :)

Take care

Pritha

Kajal said...

Loved this post.. Straight from the heart and just reading it gave a tang in the heart..I pray for God to answer whatever he asked for..moments like these humble us.

AmitAag said...

...really touching...

maliny said...

heart touching . . made me say a small prayer to God myself .

umashankar said...

True. God is to be found in humblest of places. What is the point if he can hear you only at Amarnath Dham or Mecca?

ps. That is an ace image.