Dharmastala - Where you see yourself

Updated: Apr 19, 2009

Hi friends,

Its my grandma’s wish, that I should wipe my hair to god Manjunatha, who is there in dharmastala. My family planning to go and finish the pilgrimage, but time didn’t allowed us, last week, we finally decided and started our journey.

Last Wednesday morning 3.30 am, we started, but there is no bus to banglore from my village pallikonda until 5.00 am.(Actually every bus to Bangalore will cross my village). So we went to Vellore and the boarded bus to Bangalore. Afternoon 11.55, we reached majestic.

The we had lunch, then we boarded Dharmastala but at 1.00 pm, after a long journey, we reached hassan at 5.45 pm, hassan is a beautiful and well planned city, which is center to mangaluru and Bengaluru(sorry, Bangalore was changed to bengaluru). The real journey started after hassan, full of forest, full of waterfalls and kerala style houses gives so much pleasure to our eyes.

Also the way the drivers drive the bus is simply fantastic, my dirver constantly driving the bus with 60km even in the danger curves, I really enjoyed his driving. If you wana roller coster ride, go to dharmastala, you will definitely enjoy the bus ride.

We reached that beautiful temple at 9.55 pm, then as usual, I booked a dharma room and we had dinner there. Morning 4.00 am, me and my father went to wipe my hair, it took nearly 3 hours to finish that proccess. Then our family went inside temple at 9.30 am, and came out 11.45 am. Then we went to Dharma Saapadu, means afternoon meals. Its just rice with rasam, but it tasts like amirdham. I already know about the afternoon meals, but I felt the sweetness of the meals at realtime. It was simply superb.

We started our return at 2.00 pm afternoon, and reached home at 4.00 am. All in all, it was a beautiful time, I spend with my family, after my college studies.