He Comes Home

I have lost patience with the stories I guess, so instead of mythology, let me tell you about the Elephant-Head God that paid a visit to my building. Like most other housing societies in Mumbai, mine too brings an idol of the God with a lot of pomp and fanfare. However, the joy is short-lived as the immersion of the idol happens in just two days. It is said that any idol brought home to fulfill a wish should be immersed in water once its work it done. Too bad a ritual, but its a tradition that needs to be followed without breaks.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. ceceliafutch says:

    Very colorful photo. Too bad about the immersion piece.


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks cecelia, it is sad, but it does compensate for the joys by the celebration!


  2. frizztext says:

    wonderful great RED page!


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks Frizz 🙂


  3. Touch2Touch says:

    Maybe not-clinging is part of the ritual —
    Trusting in Ganesha for next time as well?


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Ya when the ritual does happen, you’d find peple chanting that as we send you back home to heaven, promise us you’d return soon the following year


  4. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ~ A. A. Milne


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