By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, Sep 09
The elder pilgrims of the state returned from Rameshwaram with inexpressible spiritual experience and energy here today. They got the privilege of having darshan of Jyotirlinga under the Chief Minister Pilgrimage Scheme. A special train carried them to Rameshwaram. Relatives and near and dear ones received the pilgrims at the Habibganj railway station.
Phoolwati Bai and His husband Nathan Singh residents of Panna Nagal locality in Bhopal could not believe that they had darshan of Shri Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga so easily and comfortably. Nathan Singh was managing his family somehow but is without job due to old age. His elder son Vinod works is a home appliances shop. Two younger songs Bhupendra and Ravi are employed with a book shop. When contacted, Vinod said that “despite yearnings to take parents to pilgrimage I could not do it. I would say that Shiv has given us a chance for Shiv Darshan. Nothing more we can expect.” Phoolwati Bai’s joy knew no bounds. She says that so comfortably we went on pilgrimage. She showered blessings on the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan praying for his longevity.
“Taking bath in the holy pools sanctified my soul. This could not have been possible even if we had spent for all the facilities provided to us, observes 65 year old Shankar Rao Deshmukh a resident of Chandrashekhar ward of Betul district. He says “one can rarely have a chief minister like Shivraj who cares every one”. Parvati Bai -70 a resident of Tikari village of the same district says “it was unbelievable. How it happened I had no idea. The fact is that I have been to Rameshwaram. One thing I know that it was all made possible by Shivraj Singh. It was due to him a poor got a chance for the pilgrimage.”
Shri C.S. Chadhokar -70 observed that any journey for a pilgrimage is tiresome as darshan of the Unknown is not possible without pains. But mine was extremely comfortable. I got everything with this holy journey. Shiv Darshan, bathing in the sea and warm reception, so much in a single journey. I simply say that there are Shravan Kumars in every age.”
“Our status changed overnight from VIP to VVIP says 62 years old Harnam Sing of Amaravad Khurd of Bhopal. Had there been no Tirth Darsnan Yojana, I could never imagine for a pilgrimage, he says with pride.
Govind Nagar and his wife Smt. Shanta Bai Nagar of Rajgarh say that “we have earned blessings for our seven generations. A true devotee of Lord Shiva can do it and care so generously.
“I do not have words to express my gratitude to Shivraj Singh. After I return from Rameshwaram I can say that I have achieved everything I wanted, says 66 year old Baburao of Magona Khurd of Multai in Betul district.
Shri Surendra Singh Yadav -66 of Bhopal is a social worker. He says that sending somebody for pilgrimage is like visiting pilgrimage. Thus Shivraj Singh has done a great job. We will ever remain grateful to him.”
Gulab Bai of Ishwara Nagar Shahpura Bhopal informs that she had been thinking of gong on pilgrimage for last so many years but this year proved luckiest. Shri Mishrilal Malviya of Lalghati Bhopal said all our plans to visit Mathura Vrandavan failed but due to Shivraj we could have Shiv Darshan.”