Yesterday, my uncle and I took a drive as far as Tiruninravur, a small temple town, some 20 kilometres from Chennai. On the way, we were discussing a host of issues. The topic turned to how the three primary Gods of the Hindu pantheon all had divine consorts, and how this was a distinguishing feature of the Hindu religion.My uncle remarked that an exception was the Lord (Venkateshwara / Srinivasa / Balaji) of Tirumala, the most prominent of all Hindu temples. He remarked that the Lord of the Seven Hills stands alone, repaying his debts. (The Lord is supposed to have taken a loan from Kubera, and is repaying it even today.)
I couldn’t help blurting out… “There is a significance to it. Even if you are God, you will be left alone if you are laden with debts!”
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