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Somanathan Iyer


A Trip to Tirumala


Long ago when I was in my teens
Joined by my brother and cousins
Set off to the holy shrine Tirupati
The abode of Lord Sri Venkatewara
The trip was sudden not planned before, it was
Last week of June with an active monsoon
Forty miles from our town we
Travelled in a bus and alighted at
Chandragiri famed for its historical fort
Embarking our journey from there
Through forest road we chose to walk
Unforgettable was the twelve miles trek
Ignoring mild warnings of the locals
Of impending danger from wild animals
We numbering five proceeded our strive
A narrow mud road it was, covered
Both the sides with big trees and thick bushes
Varieties of cherries and berries apart from
Guava and sapotas feasted our taste buds
The streams with sweet and crystal water
Quenched our thirst increasing our thrust
Monkeys, Jackals, wild Boars and Cobras
These were the animals we confronted with
Which posed no danger to any of us
Huge idols of Hanuman and Garuda
Installed somewhere in between
Heard our prayers in guiding us for safety
Steep steps we climbed at the fag end of our trip
A different world awaited as the nature was at its best
With clouds virtually hovering over our heads
Chill and gentle breeze chirping our bones
Tirumala the abode of the Lord graced us
With all its splendor and divinity unparalleled!

Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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  • Rookie Ankur Thakur (7/20/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    Very nicely written and useful too.

    I have never been to Tirupati, but now would love to go there...someday! (Report) Reply

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