Sunday, August 5, 2012

"With Sri Nannagaru in Jinnuru" - (By Dr.Mithin)

It was by a chance thought that I decided to go and meet Sri Nannagaru in Jinnuru during Shivarathri, 2012.

I booked my tickets at the last moment and was hence a little apprehensive of clearing of waiting list.

By Guru's Grace I was able to get the ticket confirmed and thus started towards Jinnuru.
Once having reached Paalakollu I hastened to Jinnuru which was about 10 km away. I wondered what Sri Nannagaru will say on seeing me for the first time in Jinnuru.

I thought he might say' You have covered a lot of distance to see me.'

On arriving near the village I saw that it was adorned by a Lord Murugan temple with a beautiful Murugan statue. I paid my obeisance to the temple and went on towards Sri Nannagru's house.

I saw the house filled with devotees and went inside. On the door of the house was a sticker with Sri Ramakrishna's picture. The saying read

'He who sincerely strives to realize God will realize Him.'

I entered the house and climbed the raised platform in front of the main door which was used by the devotees for sitting. Suddenly Sri Nannagaru came from behind and looked at me and said 'You came a lot of distance to see me.' Saying this he smiled.

He then pointed out to me a sofa on the platform and asked me to sit there. He then went inside

Afterwards devotees came and made elaborate arrangements for worshipping Guru's Feet.

I was sitting just next to the chair where Sri Nannagaru would be seated later. I understood that the Guru wanted me to see this mode of worship.

Sri Nannagaru came and sat on the chair.

Now the devotees who had recently lost their ten year old child, came and washed Sri Nannagaru's feet and adorned wit with flowers.

Sri Nannagaru looked on at the proceeedings amidst chantings of Sri Nanna Paramamtne Namaha by the devotees.

He caught me looking at him.

At that exact point of time I was wondering 'Ah! How heartlessly we put the Guru to follow our fancies. And how calmly he accepts out eccentricities.

He smiled.

After the pooja, he looked at me said ' There is a speech in the Ramana Kshetram today. Would you like to speak to the audience?'

I did not know what to say

I nodded.

He said 'Ok go and occupy my room in Kshetram. I will come by afternoon.'

I nodded again and showed him a photo of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupathi smiling.

He looked at the photo with a smile on his face.

I said ' When I look at him, I feel I am looking at you.'

He ignored my words with a smile and that koment I felt that Sri Nannagaru was making me understand something much deeper.

What it was, I came to know a few weeks later.

Dr.Mithin Aachi is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession. He is a star-gazer, painter, and writer. He is an amalgamation of all kinds of arts and activities. He is a happy go lucky person, who just sees love in everything. From the very tender age, he had an quest to know the truth. He admires and worships Rama Krishna and believes Nannagaru is an avatar of Rama Krishna and worships him in this form. He is a simple person who is an embodiment of love.

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