Shared by Smt Jayalakshmi & Bharath Singh in FB. There is no great service than doing these kind of services at temple. We choose to financially support but getting into this level. I know that it is easier to say while logistics are difficult. We all should try to do this when health is supporting us to do these.
Aum Nama Shivaya!
His name is KN Krishna Bhat – 86 years old. He gets paid just two times a year.
And he cleans and does puja to the massive 9+ feet tall “Badavi Linga” in Hampi, Karnataka, everyday. Badavi = Poor woman. Some poor woman made this majestic Linga possible long ago.
After Vijayanagar empire was destroyed by Bahamani Sultans, no puja for 430 years. The temple roof was destroyed by fanatic invaders, but the Linga remained intact.
He restarted puja in 1980s after Kanchi Swamy took initiatives. Rain or shine.. Health or no health.. He is there daily to do puja. This place always has water surrounding the Linga – 365 days. He asks for drop in two wheelers from people and gets home in the afternoon.
What dedication 🙏