In March 2008 my husband was trying to find a murthy (statue) of Lord Murugan for our altar. We both, for some reason feel a very strong attraction to Lord Murugan.
Trips to several stores and an internet search got no results. So I contacted a local Murugan temple to see if they had any ideas. I spoke with the Chief administrator and he invited me to visit the temple.
The following week, I visted the Murugan temple and had a wonderful time and I started to attend weekly. By the third week, I was becoming a regular fixture! I was even helping the priest.
A few weeks later, I was at the temple as usual, when after the final evening puja, the Priest came up to me and said “Here, give this to your husband!” He passed me a beautiful copper vel!
This vel had come to the temple with a large shipment of vibhuti from a very special Murugan temple in South India.
I originally wanted to purchase a vel from Vaaak Sounds, but they were all sold out.
But there’s a funny ending to this story. Remember when I mentioned that I had gone to several shops and couldn’t find a Murugan statue? Two weeks ago, I went back to one of the shops I had checked–and sitting on the shelf were about a dozen Murugan statues!
Needless to say–I bought a small one and he travels with my husband and I wherever we go.
I believe that we needed the energy of Lord Murugan and this was Baba’s way of bringing it to us.
Thank you Baba!