'I pray only when I really feel like' 

Published: 12th December 2012 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2012 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

Maalavika-Manoj

Understanding of god

I do not know if there is a ‘god’ above, but I  know that there is some kind of energy that governs the way our universe works. And I think that energy is within each of us.  So,belief in our own powers is the belief in god.

Spiritual beliefs

My family is spiritual and so I’ve grown up in  a spiritual environment, but I am fortunate to have parents who respect what I believe in and don’t thrust religion or their beliefs in me. I believe in karma because I’ve seen so many instances in my life that made sense. I also believe in good and bad vibrations.

I’m a strong believer of the fact that there’s a common thread that binds all the beliefs of every religion together and that should be respected and understood by everybody in this world.

Spiritual practices

I’m not ritualistic at all. I take part in poojas with my family when they conduct them, but am not particularly motivated to do them on my own. I like exploring and understanding religions and their respective spiritual practices, but I don’t follow anything in general. I pray only when I really feel like.

Pilgrimage sites

I have visited many temples in India. But I’d love to probably spend a Christmas eve at the Vatican or go to the Mecca during Eid to see what it is like. I love adventure, and religion as a field of study, has always interested and intrigued me and so I’d love to learn more about it.

(Maalavika Manoj is a city-based singer)

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