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Story – Bhakti is Greater Than Wealth

Worship of God in mind is always better than worshiping through show of wealth and pomp. We make spirituality and worship an event by loud music and numerous other embellishments. But true Bhakti is in realizing the God inside us. Once a king wanted to show his devotion to Vishnu for this he built an ornate temple and fixed the date for the consecration (Kumbhabhishekam ceremony) of the temple.

Advertisements about the greatness of the temple were announced in all nook and corner of the kingdom. There was huge preparation for the inauguration – dancers, priests, musicians from all over the kingdom and neighboring kingdoms arrived to participate in the event.
The night before the Kumbhabhishekam of the temple, the king had a dream and in it Vishnu appeared and said that a poor potter has built a small temple and he is going to dedicate it to Me tomorrow. Vishnu said that he cannot disappoint his ardent devotee – the potter. The potter was a great bhakta and he always thought about Vis…

Kumbh Mela 2013 Photos

This particular photo tour consists of photos taken during Kumbh Mela 2013 at Prayag – Sangam (Allahabad). Below are photo links to collection of Kumbh Mela photos. The page will be updated as more collections are published online.

Link - Kumbh Mela 2013 photos by Indian Express
Link - Kumbha Mela 2013 photos by Hindustan Times

Link - Kumbh Gathering in 2013

Related Photo Tour of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010

Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Maha Desikan Thoughts

Untouchability is unacceptable. Only those who do not perform their duties with sincerity and commitment are untouchables. Caste has no role here.

This is Kaliyuga. My views may not have takers. Not only the politicians, but most of the people are committing mistakes. But there is hope if there is repentance.
Ego is the cause of all caste and religious conflicts.
Adherence to dharma and performing one’s duties will bring about the change.
Discipline is essential for the development of tolerance, a vital ingredient for harmony.
You can achieve anything with kindness and love. On the other hand, enmity begets enmity. If you need friendship and fraternity, you have to tolerate, adjust and unite. The policy of give-and-take is a must for the peaceful life.
Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Maha Desikan – 46th pontiff of Sri Ahobila Mutt
Source – interview published in The Hindu.