Anil Ambani and his mother Kokilaben visit the Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple in Madurai and are enchanted by it.
My mother...she has travelled all over the world. But, if it is Tamil Nadu, she wants to come again and again.
This was stated by the business tycoon Anil Ambani as he spent nearly an hour at the famous Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple here on Sunday.
Accompanied by mother Kokilaben, a visibly delighted Mr. Ambani offered prayers to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar.
This is my first visit to the Meenakshi temple and my mother is generally fascinated by the temples in Tamil Nadu, he said during his conversation with Karumuttu T. Kannan, Chairman, Board of Trustees for the temple.
While he was being taken around the corridors (praharam), Mr. Ambani sought to know about the temple, its history and the recent renovations. This visit to Madurai was decided only on Friday. Then my mother told me that we are going to the temple in the morning to get a clear view as her previous visit to Madurai temple was in the evening, Mr. Ambani said.
He took personal attention of his mother and walked slowly along with her holding her hand. This morning when she was getting into the car at the hotel for proceeding to the temple, I told her…Mummy, you are looking very happy.
Mr. Ambani told Mr. Kannan about the temples he visited every year. I go to Kedarnath and Badrinath regularly, he said.
After coming out of the sanctum sanctorum, Mr. Ambani, who heads the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, enquired about the temple paintings and the period during which the temple was built.
Each king expanded the temple during his time, but the sanctum sanctorum is around 2,000 years old, the temple Chairman explained.
Seemingly a firm believer in God and destiny, Mr. Ambani observed that things will happen when the time comes.
Before he left for Rameswaram temple by a special chopper, Mr. Ambani and his mother were presented with temple prasadam and shawls. He arrived in the city on Saturday night with his mother in a special flight.