Just another few days to go before I come back…visited lots of places, met lots of people/friends, had good time. At the end, my mother had to be admitted for a surgery – nothing life-threatening, but a procedure that has to be done. Surgery is over and she is on the recovery path..should be home in the next few days..
I planned this trip in a way that I would be in Kanchipuram for Maha Shivarathiri. It looks like I was not blessed, I ended up in the hospital room with my mother, helping her. I tried hard to stay up all night – but couldn’t do it beyond 2 PM. It was hard to be on a hospital room, lights turned off, nobody to talk to and stay up all night….I am glad I was able to help my mother – wish I were able to attend at least one abishekam in the temple 🙁 Looks like my prayers aren’t enough….
Regarding devotees’ experiences, I am coming back home with lots of files…will start to publish once i am back to US. Life here during such short stays are very busy and unable control/manage the time – it manages me!
On the veda rakshana drive, all the cheques collected in India/US have been handed over to Shri Chandramouli – some more are still left. I will update you all in the next week with more details…
Looking forward to connecting with you all soon.