Thirty Three crore Gods and Indian Women

Counting on to the 33 crore gods whom we worship in our country – A few women dressed up in traditional attire was hell bent on performing a Puja (Prayer) in office. A few would be an understatement; I should rather say a majority of women dressed up in traditional attire.

Two Ganesha idols kept in the office paved way for Ganesha festival celebrations. Ganesha otherwise Ganapathy – A lord with the head of an elephant is the son of lord Shiva. The fumes of Agarbathy and Camphor raising up in the air, the vilaku glows bright in front of the lord’s Idol. The viboothi or basma stay untouched by the devotees as the people did not wish to spoil their three layers of make-up.

Glittering sarees and salwars kept the eye balls rolling left; right and center.

Idol of lord Ganesha in the bay - Photo Courtesy - A good friend
Idol of lord Ganesha in the bay – Photo Courtesy – A good friend

They chanted prayers like:

“Om Shree Maha Ganathipathehe Namah”; Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva; Ganapati bappa morya and so on…

Finally they distributed the “Prasad” which consisted of boiled Black Channa with scraped coconut. As I walked out of the floor; the size of the idol got bigger. The count of Indian women who actively participated also got bigger. It looked like as if I was watching an Ekta Kapoor Mega serial.

The early morning mockery lasted an hour, exactly from 10 am to 11 am. Later the day, camera flash lights continued for long hours even after the lunch, our young friends continued to click pictures which would essentially form part of the Mega show offs in Facebook.  Thanks to Mr. Zuckerberg!

Now the question is, Do we really pray out of devotion, fear or because it is sacramental?

Taking skews from the movie (Oh My God) OMG! I think Idol worship should be done away with. If they have continued to do their job; I think god would have been much happier.

“Work is Worship”. Sometimes, we just refuse to learn from our mistakes.