Fremont, located on the southeast side of the San Francisco Bay is a picturesque city surrounded by a scenic mountain range. Historically, the Spanish were the first settlers and in the mid-1840's, Fremont attracted American settlers. It was during the year 1956 that neighboring communities joined together to incorporate the City of Fremont.
Above and the beyond the rich history of Fremont, the city offers a unique alluring experience to Hindu devotees. Sri Ranganathar, the mighty lord of SriRangam (a small Island town that is the foremost of the 108 Divya Desams), has taken over the Fremont hills and
showers his blessings from an altitude of about 1500 feet above sea level.
Sri Arangan - the Lord rests within magnificent temples along the banks of the Kaveri river (TamilNadu, S.India) in one part of the world, he is resting beneath the open sky with Adisesha as his only hood on the face of the Fremont Hills in an entirely different part of the world.
This is truly a dazzling self-manifestation created by Lord's own accord. Geologists may call it an act of erosion by the Wind energy. Did nature perfect itself this time? As a true devotee, I believe this manifestation (Swyambhu) transcends all scientific explanations.
As a devotee of Lord Vishnu, this re-iterates several facts that may already be known to us.
The supreme power (Aadhi perumal, as we all know) continues to manifest in different forms to appeal to his devotees spread across the globe.
Sriman Narayana is omnipresent and is always visible to the inner eye (the mind) of true devotees. Lord himself reaches out to his true devotees wherever they may be.
In his reclining posture over the celestial serpent Adisesha, the Lord continues to whole heartedly embrace the woes, requests, prayers and praises of his devotees.
I count myself extremely fortunate to be one among the several thousands of devotees in the bay area to continue to receive Lord's blessings and grace.