Last weekend on 15th of May 2016, the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) from MMU Malacca had organized a small spiritual journey to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple for the Indian students here in Malacca. The journey began from MMU Malacca at 5.30pm. We had a small gathering while crossing out the checklist before departing, so that no one is left out from the trip before we depart. The sole purpose of this journey was to get blessings from the goddess Sri Maha Mariamman, the Mother God before the final examinations for the current short semester.
As we were on our way, we were delighted with the live “FM” tuned by the participants in the bus which gave us all interesting talks and facts throughout the long drive. While being entertained, we were able to witness the sweet scenery of a sunset which was hidden among the clouds, and the view was superb! At that very moment, my instincts told me that it’s going to be a day to be treasured forever.
Upon our arrival at the sacred place, we were surprised to see the huge crowd at the temple entrance. As we look closely, we realized a wedding of a romantic couple is being held. The best part was that we were just in time to witness the arrival of the bride to the stage for the official “tie-knot” session.
After witnessing such a blissful wedding, we then continued with our main purpose, which was to get blessings from the Great Mother God. At the same time, we looked through the magnificent hand crafted and painted art defining each role of the Gods on the wall of the ceilings and tombs. They were decorated with mind-blowing sculptures and paintings based on the Hinduism traditional culture that amazed me to the core! Just before leaving, we gathered nearby the entrance and took a group picture as a sweet remembrance of being pledged on this sacred place on a beautiful day.
Then, it was finally time to make a move from the temple to have our dinner as we were back on our proposed schedule. As we left the temple, our inner souls and minds had been blessed with a calm and unmeasured peacefulness from within. It was truly a special feeling! The bus was then routed to the nearest and one of the popular restaurants, Restoran Shanmuga, Bukit Tinggi - Klang for their most famous dish, their very own Nasi Lemak! Having a great meal after a long journey of travelling to the north far away from our home ground was truly satisfying. As time passed by bringing in the cold breeze of the night, it was eventually time for us to depart and go back to Malacca. The smile on everyone’s face sure did make this journey a blissful and remarkable one.
Surprisingly, it happened to be their very first out-of-state event and turned out to be a very memorable and successful one for the club and the participants. The event was directed by the club’s Head of Cultural Divison, Ms. Kalpana Rajendran under the supervision of Indian Cultural Society (ICS) President, Mr. Amudhan Arumugam and a solid teamwork from the part of the members and high committees of the club as well. It’s a job well done I would say!