Two years back, I received an email from a devotee in Atlanta asking for my address as she wanted to send me something “surprising. It was interesting – not knowing what it is, I gave my address….Few days later, I received two very large size poster of Lord Kailasanathar. I was extremely thankful and felt blessed to receive. On an auspicious Mahasivarathiri day, I framed it and added it to my puja room. Even after all that happened, I never thought that I would go to Kailash one day. Sometime in the fall of 2015, set of devotees from Chicagoland started discussing about a trip – it slowly started and now within few months with the blessings of Lord Kailasanathar and Mahaperiyava we are actually going – can’t believe it!
A group of 35+ Mahaperiyava devotees both from US and India are part of this team….We are blessed to have very learned ganapadigal, devi upasakars and several Sivanadiyaars accompanying us. While most of them are going directly to the yatra, few of us (including me) are visiting Kathmandu to get darshan of Lord Pasupathinath before the yatra. After the yatra is over, some are visiting to Naimisharanya Kshetram before heading back to Chennai/US.
We received the blessings of HH Balaperiyava for the trip. We sincerely hope that we have the blessings of Mahaperiyava who is none other than sakshaath Parameswaran to complete this yatra smoothly without any vignams.
Thank you Smt Bhuvana Natarajan to send that lovely Kailasanathar photo, which in my mind somehow started this trip.
Aum Nama Shivaya!