Since the news of Superstar Rajinikanth’s ill health broke, the ardent fans of Rajini have been organising special pujas and offering their prayers for the speedy recovery of the 61 year old matinee idol.
Few of his fans and their relatives who gathered at Vadapazhani Temple, Chennai here on Thursday organised an Yagnam to ensure the actor gets well soon. The priests performed Ganesha, Mrityunjya and Navagraha Havan for the long life of the star. Some of the fans even tonsured their heads for the recovery of Rajini at the temple.
“I am from Vadapazhani Rajini Fans Association. We are performing this Yagnam and tonsured our heads to ensure that our Thalaivar should recover from his illness soon and meet us”, Shekhar, a Rajinikanth Fan said.
Keeping the faith in Rajini
Earlier this week, in the town of Hosur, Tamil Nadu, over 50 Rajinikanth fans got together and ate rice off the floor as part of the Mann Soru ritual(Click here to read more…). Held at the Kalikamba temple, the prayer was conducted to ensure the speedy recovery of the actor. On Thursday, several fan clubs got together to pray at the Mahim Ganpati temple in Mumbai.
On wednesday, in Tirupati, Andhra, his fans who gathered at Alipiri, the foot of the Seven Hills, broke as many as 1001 coconuts at the Padala Mandapam, the starting point of the flight of steps that lead to the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara. They smashed the coconuts one after the other on the granite floor in front of the imposing shrine seeking the divine intervention of the Lord to see their super star back in ‘action’ on the silver screen.
It’s not just in South India that fans have been organising special pujas — his followers in Delhi, too, are hard at prayer. “I’ve been keeping a tab on every update that’s coming from the Chennai hospital. I also offered prayers for his recovery at the local temple. With so many people’s wishes, I’m sure he will be okay,” says 26-year-old graphic artist Karthik Jairaman. “Since the news of his ill health broke, everyone in my family has offered prasad for his recovery at the temple in our locality,” says 23-year-old student, Divya Iyer.