I have got an opportunity to get dharshan of the holy deity of JP Nagar Shiva Temple, Lord Shiva- the lord of Moksha.
The roof of sanctum sanctorum of the temple is constructed in a design of lotus, which having a beautiful sight. The more interesting fact is that the greenery around the temple which gives a cool , peaceful atmosphere. It is difficult to see such a cool and peaceful worshiping place in a Metropolitan city anywhere.
The much interesting thing is that, the priest of the temple given me the Prasad, I surprised on seeing that, that were 6 big size Rudrakshas. Rudraksha seeds considered to be a very auspicious thing in India by Hindus. The name for this seed came from Sanskrit as Rudra is Lord Shiva and Aksha is eyes, in full the eye of lord Shiva. not only that, many consider it having cosmic powers of healing, harmony, health and keeping mind cool. Rudrakshas are used as beads for organic jewellery and mala and are valued similar to semi-precious stones. It is difficult to get the original Rudraksha from market due to its availability, the same reason it is costly also. The Rudraksha trees are found in hill forests only, mostly in Himalayan ranges and rarely in Nilgiri hills.
On surprise I asked the priest, how he could give me this precious Rudraksha, that also in numbers. Then he shown me the source of it, all the trees surrounding the sanctum sanctorum of the temple are Rudraksha trees, and the seeds getting from the fruits of tree every day are used to be given as prasad to devotees. The fruits are looks like blue berry and ripen fruits taste sweet and a mix of bitterness.
it was a wonderful and blessed moment in my life on visiting and spending a little time there.