Kanhangad was a 3-day visit filled with regular activities. This time we had 21 people. Some came for one day and some for two days and some remained with us throughout the 3 days.
|Nityananda Samadhi Temple, Kanhangad|
|Place where Amma lives|
|Amma in her eternal bliss|
|The narrow path to the temple|
|The well behind the temple|
|The spot inside the temple where Bade Baba was spotted first as an infant|
After spending a good amount of time, we took his leave and he as usual nodded, or okayed with a head jerk or simply stayed silent as each bowed and took leave.
We then went to Siddha Surya Narayan Jeeva Samadhi only to learn that the gentleman who we met last time had left his body just a fortnight back. Last time, he had taken to his house where the Siddha's room and bed were there, and had invited us for the function which he said would be done in a grand manner. The preparations for this function was visibly going on. He can be seen in the video of our last visit. This Samadhi is a powerful place as i had mentioned last time, and we sat inside the Samadhi place.
Taking leave of the priest and the kind women there, we left back towards the ashram. It was 9:15 p.m. when we reached the ashram. Even after this entire day's activity and coming back late to the ashram, we did not want to go immediately to the rooms.
Instead, we went up the Nityanand Samadhi Temple and sat there for a while. The energies of this place is awesome. After half hour we got back to our rooms and were happy to know that there was some food left for the hungry tummies. Quickly and silently, we went to the Annapoorna Hall and had our meals. A wandering swami was kind enough to help us with the food and serving. Then, we came back to our rooms. Some went to sleep and some of us sat down on the floor outside our rooms till about 1 a.m. All this while i was just awed with the most little 7-month-old Prathistha, who traveled with us everywhere! Such a tender little one with nothing but adorable smiles at whoever looked at her!
|At Siddha Surya Narayan Samadhi|
|The youngest one ~ Prathista :)|
Next day evening we all had to leave back home and none were actually in the mood to. We then went to sleep and woke up next day and were up in the Nityananda Samadhi Temple. There is a space just in front of the temple and some of just sat there in peace for sometime until the bells of the 7 a.m. arati rang at the temple. After attending this arati and the arati at Janananda Swami's Samadhi down, we had our breakfast and spent some time in the caves.
Then, as planned, we left to Anand Ashram where we this time also were able to meet Swami Muktananda, the current caretaker of the ashram. He imparted a few words and blessings on everyone of us with biscuits as prasadam.
|Panchaloha idol of Bade Baba at his Samadhi Temple|
|Arati at Jananand Swami's Samadhi Temple|
|The caves built by Bade Baba in the ashram|
|The naughty little|
As i laid stretched in my sleeper seat, my eyes quickly ran through the wonders of this magical place and how after any number of visits, it can still seem to be the first time. Thanking Bade Baba and everyone who came there, it didn't take much effort to fall into deep sleep. Namo Nityananda!
Below video also contains pictures, videos and info from the previous article.