Sometimes you experience something memorable out of the blue. Such events can’t be planned. The same happened with me recently when I landed in the famous Gurudwara of Andheri in Mumbai.
I had gone to the D N Nagar Metro Station area for a work-related visit. I reached my destination much before time, which is rare for me considering my work schedule. My auto-rickshaw stopped just near the Gurudwara. The sight was enough for me to enter it, more so since I was before time.
I have seen this Gurudwara in some television shows and movies. I always felt I should visit it some day but it just kept on delaying. But here I was at the place all of a sudden.
I was surprised to see a young man in rich clothes and attire on the footwear stand. He was extremely polite and humble. The beautiful sight of the main dome ensured that I didn’t feel the steps while climbing up despite it being a tiring day.
The inner sanctum of the Gurudwara instantly fills you up with peace. No matter how hectic day you had, you will feel relaxed as soon as you enter it. The sight of other devotees and the priest-like man with the Guru Granth Sahib felt like my own even though they were strangers.
I was there only for few minutes but that was enough to rejuvenate me.
The experience reminded me of my visit to the Gurudwara in Matunga west in Mumbai.
By: Keyur Seta