When Nirmala Sitharaman Refused to Disturb a Devotee at Udupi Temple and Waited for her turn instead
The Udupi Sri Krishna Matha temple is in Udupi, Karnataka. There is a 1000 year old Udupi Anantheshwara Temple in the main complex. It is said that the temple was consecrated by Jagadguru Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century.
It seems that the Indian Defence Minister NIrmala Sitharaman visited the temple while she was in Karnataka.
When she entered the sanctum-santorum, there was a devotee praying to Krishna in his own way. As her security detail stepped forward to talk to the devotee, she instructed the security official to step back and move back. She and her companion stood on the side and waited for the devotee to complete his prayer.
Once he was done, Ms Sitharaman then went ahead and prayed to the deity. (source – @TeamIndiaFirst Tweet)
In the eyes and in front of the deity, everyone is the same. It is a place for existential transformation. At that plane, social status, power etc does not count. Existentially what matters is something totally different.
These are the type of leaders we need for the country.