I have been planning to write this soon after my return from India. However, things started to get busy. Better late than never.
I have to thank the following three blog friends from the bottom of my heart to accommodate us during my trip. If I don’t do this, I will carry a big sin for the rest of my life!
In Ms Shoba’s case, we knocked at her door in Srirangam at around 10PM. As usual, we gave no heads-up – just showed up! The whole family was so kind – they took care of us well ; had good conversation – talked about Brahmasri Mullaivasal ganapadigal etc for sometime and we left. They were so happy that we could meet them etc…They didn’t mind the late hours – they were so kind with the smile of their faces!
Shri Balasubramaniam and family hosted us for one night in Chidambaram. We did not give them any notification about our arrival/dinner plan etc. The whole family was patiently waiting for us to come; offered a great dinner, gave us a comfortable stay that night, which we really wanted. Shri Balasubramaniam is such a great Nataraja and Periyava devotee, I consider myself fortunate to meet someone like him. He also is a great role model for his nephew in nithyakarma! Hats off to you sir….
Shri Venkatesan, Trichy. We have done a video interview of Shri Venkatesan’s father in law. Their family already had Shri Ganesa Sharma as guest staying at their place when he was at Trichy for sapthaham. We originally went to their house at 10 PM to talk to Shri Ganesa Sharma – we talked, talked and talked. When it was around midnight, we decided to sleep there. We = 3 adults!! Stayed that night and left the next day morning after coffee, breakfast and all the good stuff….I can’t thank enough for their entire family to put up with us with loud conversations in the middle of the night and yet let us stay!!!
By now, as you can see, just showing-up has become a trend, isn’t it? I truly felt bad in all cases.
In case if you are wondering how I managed to get all these great treatment..They were not for me..Shivaraman was in the middle of that “we”! That is why!!
Thank you Shivaraman and sincere thanks to all these three families for having us….