Thursday, October 02, 2003

2003-Oct-02:

The Day of the Mahatma, popularly known as "Gandhi Jayanthi". How did I spend it ?

Well I visited the temple of Lord Krishna at Bangalore, popularly known as ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple (http://www.iskconbangalore.org). It's been one of my favorite places of worship/visit, not that I've been there quite often (since that place is in Blr' and I'm a resident of Chennai). I've been to other ISKCON temples at Mumbai and Mathura (yet to visit the one in Chennai, where I've been residing for all my life) but haven't found those as captivating as this. They seem way too commericialised, crowded and unorganized !

BTW, I went there along with my parents, aunts and an uncle. The other thing is that I spent a lot of time trying to get to and from that place as well my relative's 'cos I didn't know the route fully well. It seemed almost like a site-seeing trip around Blr'. Given that my cousin's place (where I was staying all the while) is quite close to Brigade Road, we usually pass thru' that and it's quite a fun place to spend time ;-)

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