Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Holy smoke

Guru took me to the Highgate Murugan Temple today. Interesting place in that they operate a ‘pay for pray’ system whereby you can ask the priests to pray for you by filling in a chit at the entrance to the temple and making a small donation to the clerk. The clerk writes your name in Hindu on your prayer ticket and then you take the ticket to the altar of your choice. The altar priest prays for you and you bless yourself with the heat from the candles lit in honour of the god. Then they put sacred powder in your ticket (like wrap of heroin) and give it back to you with some blessed flowers and fruit from the gods. You can also go downstairs and have vegetarian lunch for no charge at all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do the prayer yourself and with full intent.