Prior to leaving for Peru, I sought guidance from a Pandit nearby. I wanted to speak to a pandit and received recommendation from my best friend. She said this pandit was leader at a Kali temple in Queens, NY. For a very long time I felt the calling to attend Kali temple but was told by many women in my family to stay away.. I was told it may not be safe. I never understood this and continued with persistent questioning as to why. Afterall, Kali is a goddess in Hinduism.. why would there be any reason to fear praising her?
I was recommended to see this Pandit as there was concern that my depression may have been caused by a bad omen that was on me. I was told this Pandit would be able to tell me if this was true and how to remove.
After learning this Pandit was of Kali temple, I knew this was meant to happen, my meeting him.
Upon arriving, I was led to basement of building next door to temple, where many people were sitting and waiting to see this man. There were about 6 or 7 people sitting in the basement. I wrote my name on check-in list, I was number 23.
I was asked to keep the meeting under 10 minutes, as the work was draining on the Pandit and he was of old age.
I waited from 8am until 12:30pm for my name to be called. I took my hair down from its bun and entered the Pandit’s office in the far corner of the room. He had an executive styled desk with a pile of donation money people had brought, sitting on the corner. In front of his desk was a set of murtis that were displayed across the entire wall, a rather large Kali murti in the middle. The energy in the room was strong. I took a seat next to the Pandit and looked into his eyes, they were almost all grey, full of love, and it felt like he was looking straight into my soul. I didn’t get a chance to look around the room much more than that, as the Pandit immediately began speaking to me.
He asked my date of birth, May 7, 1986. He took a laminated sheet, found my day and next to it, it said ‘Vishnu’. He said I was born under Lord Vishnu. Being born under Lord Vishnu means I should keep strict fast on Thursdays.
The Pandit told me I am a good person, very kind, that I help others. He said I am very stubborn and once I make up my mind, no one can tell me differently.
He said I do too much for people and I need to learn to say no. He said, “ya own dog turn back and bite you.”
He said he sees me having headaches and stomach pains in near future.
He said I have a short temper. He said I have problems in my personal life because people don’t like the truth; I don’t take things into consideration when I am speaking truth, I don;t care when, where, how - I speak straight forward and tell the truth. He said many people will say I have bad manners because I do not take the when, where, and how into consideration.
I responded, “Only when I need to be,” he smirked at me.
He then did some work which included matches and cloves, saying prayers, and then gave me some suggestions regarding how I should keep prayer, at what time was best, and different things of the nature.
He read my hands, confirming I was deeply spiritual, he vocalized a sense of amazement saying I would have an army of children. I laughed, ‘perhaps I have my grandmothers hand,’ he smiled lovingly at me.
He continued telling me many things about my life, tears were streaming down my face.
“Do you have any questions?,” I was in too much of a daze, I only managed to ask if now was a good time to embark on my spiritual journey, “Yes, do it now.”
A couple weeks later, I went back to Pandit Penchan, a friend wanted to visit with him. He was no longer there. We were told he stopped having meetings with people.
I feel very thankful to have had the opportunity to speak with this man.
Sharing this journey with hopes of deeper understanding and to help aid you in your own inner travels.