Monday, September 10, 2007

Power of Prayer!

Its only a few months since we came to US . A month after we arrived, we visited a temple 15 miles from our place. It was not like the temples I have gone to in India . It was an ordinary brick building, which never gave one a clue that it was a temple. But my impression changed as I stepped into the building which housed beautiful icons of various Hindu Gods.There was a large hall for meditation and the atmosphere was calming. I enjoyed the silent vibrations that penetrated the surroundings. I found a huge accommodating auditorium at the basement of the temple. A function was about to commence in the auditorium. A deep desire to perform at this temple sprouted in me.The splendid auditorium was so beckoning! I made a silent prayer .....It was a genuine and intense prayer......! To me prayer has been a communication ...for when ever I communicated clearly my prayer has always been answered....!

Even with very little exposure and limited by the fact that I am a total stranger ....My prayer was answered!
I danced in the Bharatiya temple last week and I enjoyed every moment ! Things have materialized in a very short span of time ...which have confirmed my faith in prayer !


Bharathy said...

I too feel the same,Nanditha! sincere, heart felt prayers had been far!!..Ppl who are good at heart are always the beloved of GOD!!(he he)..!!

I wonder how u were allowed to shoot the pic of the main IDOL..I had gone to Bridgewater Vaishnava temple(near Newyork) in US and they never allowed to take a pic!!!

You look so cute and that (narrating story?)posture and the dance posture are reallly too good..You are cute!:)

Mishmash ! said...

Nandu, the Mohiniyattom costume makes you look so graceful! :)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i didnt shoot at the temple . I got the snap from the net!
thank you, dear!

am i not graceful otherwise:(

SG said...

Heartfelt prayers will be answered..always..

Nice shots..You look pretty as always:))

Jyothsna said...

The temple in Dubai is the total antithesis of what you've said. But there is a temple - thats what matters. A prayer from the heart is always answered! You look so beautiful and graceful !I'd love to see you perform :)

Sharmi said...

waw you look so good. I too am a great fan of visiting temples all over US more than other places.

Maddy said...

it is, i guess, nice to have a serious hobby like dancing...personally i know very little about dance, though i watch some on TV...

mathew said...

nice to know that you are so satisifed with your perfomance...and more importantly your wish came true :-)

I dont know much about dance..Its like asking michael jackson about nuclear physics... ;-P

But appreciate your dedication to it..

MyVision said...

You said from outside, it didn't look like temple; but when you went in, it was very different and the vibrations made the difference.

Many temples, which do look like temples are very different inside. i am speaking about temples in India. too much commercialization; and the vibrations inside are really not conducive of prayer. I have got such feeling from quite a few temples.

I am sure, your prayer through dance must have given you immense satisfaction.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

Sg ,

yes prayer is a very powerful weapon!


Dance is always a charging experience for me!I enjoy doing it!

I am not going to ask you abt. dance. Liked the analogy you used in describing it!

mamu, i agree with you .nodays the sanctity of prayer is lost in many of the temples.We even end up bribing for getting close to the idol in many temples.

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

First time to your blog and I must say I went on reading one post after another. You have a very nice way of writing. Loved to read your posts.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi first time here...enjoyed reading ur post...u from kerala , i suppose..from the mohiniyaatam costume...gud to know that people get to hold on to our talents, irrespective of age or location..

Nanditha Prabhu said...

Shilpa , I am honored by your comment. Thank you for visiting!Are you the one who presents fabulous konkani recipes?

Kitchen scientist,
welcome! I enjoyed your blog too!hey, what do you mean by " irrespective of age"? I am still young:(

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

Yeah I am the one who posts Konkani recipes. But I can tell you that I am speechless at some things I found out about you from this blog. You are just amazing. I read about your post to go and talk to Japanese kids...Well, thats something I can't even imagine doing...I would have started shivering there :).

Nanditha Prabhu said...

then I am a fan of yours even before you know. I frequent your space often and being part of konkani community myself , I loved your blog. and the recipes.Any one in my shoes would have explored japan. It was a necessity in the beginning which I today treasure as sweet memories !
thanks again! keep visiting!