Last Sunday turned out to be a great day of great fun. Thanks to Rajat, I came to know about the group named YJI (acroynym for Young Jains of India) and was able to join a trip to this temple nearby called Kulcharam Ji.
It looked odd in the beginning that I would be waking up at 5:30 in the morning and getting ready for this trip but the fact that I have been postponing my temple visits for a long time and also that this was more of a fun trip ala gathering, I decided to give up a little on my weekend sleep schedule :)
It was around 2 hrs journey after we picked up ppl from almost all parts of the cities starting from Gachibowli followed by Madhapur, Liberty circle, Paradise and soon. As more and more people kept joining in the enthu was growing, by the end of pickup schedule we were 26 in numbers. During the introduction round, Guidelines for which were set by Pranjal(HR :)), we came to know about all the people and also learned almost everyones names (Kudos to Pranjal, nice game). The group include ppl from almost all parts of the country and also representing lots of IT companies. From the statistics it turns out the Majority of Jains come from MP and specifically regions around Indore :D
The priests at the temple were very helpful to let some of us do the "abhishek" while some others sat praying and others did the 108 parikramas. I am a kinda novice in terms of religious knowledge and lingo so I would avoid writting to much about it right now.
This was followed by a nice Lunch at the venue of Daal Baati and Churma. A game of housie (Tambola) and Antakshari followed. The evening pakodas and tea were tasty too. Preeti and Nitin concluded with few words about YJI (not mentioning them here).
For more photos please check the gallery at http://picasaweb.google.com/yji.hyd