It was in January 2018, during the Pongal holidays that we planned to visit Tirumala Hills for having darshan of Lord Balaji. We had planned everything in advance and had booked the darshan tickets as well, two months prior to our visit. Before starting the Journey, I prayed to Dadashreeji, that our visit should be special one as we were visiting Tirumala after many years.
For travelling from Coimbatore to Tirupathi, I had booked tickets by train. On the day of the Journey, we reached the station well in time. But to our shock and dismay, the special train was running late by 6hrs. Now if we wait for the train, the next day program at Tirumala would not be possible. We had to start our journey somehow to reach Tirumala by at least late night.
Hence, we decided to take a bus to Salem, which is enroute to Tirupathi. We reached the bus stand and immediately boarded a bus to Salem. On the way, we were told that that there is train to Kattpadi from Salem at 2pm. We reached Salem by 1pm and immediately rushed to the railway station to catch the train to Kattpadi. With great difficulty we boarded this train, it was very crowded and we could not even stand comfortably in the train.
It was in this difficult situation, that I remembered Dada and said “Dada why so much of problems to reach Tirumala? I had prayed for a special tour and you are giving this. Anyways, it is your will that we have to go through this suffering; I accept it and will go through it”. The moment this thought crossed my mind, something changed in me, I felt more calm, more relaxed.
In a few moments, a lot of passengers alighted at the next station and we got seats to sit. The rest of the journey was comfortable and we reached Tirumala at midnight and found that the gatekeeper was waiting for us. Thanks to Divine Grace we were not left in the cold!
The next day being Makara Sankranthi, we had an early morning visitor to our Guest House. A friend’s friend, who works in the Temple came with lot of Prasad from the temple. It was a blessing to receive the sacred Prasad on the auspicious day. We had the Prasad and distributed it to all the guests at the guest house as well.
We had a beautiful darshan of the Lord Balaji in a record 30 minutes, which usually takes minimum 2 to 3hrs. It was ALL His Grace that He made it truly SPECIAL. One thing, I learnt from this tour was just to flow, with the flow, accepting it as His Divine Will and Everything will be truly Divine and beautiful at the End!!!

In gratitude and love,

At Your Lotus Feet,

Maitreyi Roopa.


My Dada, my Inner Voice.

Driving a car in heavy traffic is a big pain especially when you know that auto drivers and bikers will just cut lanes and come from anywhere. At such a time, the sensors in a car are extremely helpful. They start beeping when something comes close to the car and warn danger. The closer the other object comes, the faster the sensors beep, alarming you to stop, slow down or go the other way.
Once you start driving a car with sensors, you will not be able to drive without it simply because they make life so much simpler and easier. The new age cars come with in-built sensors. One can also get them installed on your own later.

Lucky for us, we all come with in-built sensors – the inner voice of the Divine within us. It guides us at all times on its own. When we are about to bang into something harmful, take the wrong turn or so much as even give the wrong indicator to a new choice, it starts beeping – guiding us from within. Depending on the traffic noises outside of us (read influence of the mind, situations, our connection with ourselves internally and many more such factors), the guiding inner voice may get dimmed. We may not be able to hear it at all times but it surely beeps. The stronger your connection with it, the stronger the voice will be at every step of your life.

Immensely grateful to Dadashreeji, for reconnecting us with our Inner Divine and blessing us with Maitri Sambodh Dhyaan to re-establish and strengthen our bond with the Divine.

In gratitude and love,

At Your Lotus Feet.

Maitreyi Anjita