Well, our surprise didn’t stop here. As if this Sathya is no big surprise, we were taken to another spot nearby, where, about a 12 years old girl by name Thilagavathy is doing the daily pooja to a Shiv lingam. The place is called Gidankarai on the way from Edamachi to Salavakkam, about 2 kms from Edamachi. Once upon a time, there should have been a temple here and two tamarind trees had grown around the lingam in such a way that the lingam is now just peeping through from the bottom between these two massive trees. The remains of the compound walls are seen. The Nandhi and the Chandikeswar were lying around, half-buried under the earth and now they are put in proper places and daily poojas / pradhosha abhishehams have been started by none other than this 12 year old girl. Here she didn’t talk much, only answers to our questions. I was a little puzzled over her look – whether she was little frightened or fully matured as a typical sacred soul getting disturbed in the middle of the pooja.
The location is very beautiful and the place was kept very neat. It was amazing to hear the conversation between the two girls like “when are you going to start the prdhosha pooja next time? …call me before you start, I will finish mine and then join you.. Ramamoorthy Sir has told some methods to do the pooja and we both will do like that..”. It was simply amazing to see these girls doing these kind of works at such an young age, most importantly with all their little wealth.
Again, I appeal to the readers to visit these places, participate, contribute, at the least……, call up the girls, encourage and wish them.
Phone: Thilagavathy – 97515 22168