Now i must confess, that I am not really very religious and if at all I worship - I usually make the sign of the cross and pray to "Jesus Christ" courtesy of the 12 years of convent education at a Catholic school. But if it was going to help me get my dream girl, I was ready to go to any temple and worship any god. But before that I had one small doubt; Wasnt Lord Hanuman a Bachelor god? How could he help me get my girl? My mom launched into a long explanation of Hindu religious scriptures as we got dressed and ready and till the driver came back from his breakfast.The gist of it was, that Lord Hanuman had given his all to join together Lord Rama And his wife Sita who were separated from each other and if i prayed to him he would bring my girl from wherever she was and join her with me for eternity. This made sense and so we set off for Kakalur, near Tiruvallur.
Meanwhile to keep us occupied the authorities had arranged for some music and dance...the dancers were in a religious frenzy and they were imitating the actions of Hanuman in their dance steps.
Finally, the alangaram got over and the screen was removed and we had a great darshan...I prayed that I would soon meet the girl I would spend the rest of my life with. My prayers said to the lord we came out and waited for the driver to get the car to the entrance of the temple.
Today being a Saturday, there was a heavy crowd at the Perumal Temple too. so we had to wait in line and then finally got to see the Lord. there were two pecliar things i noticed at the temple. One was a ingenious mechanism to join both the bells together so they will ring together during Pooja time and the second was a funny horse sculpture at the entrance below which was a saying from "Brhamamgaru's book"- Brahmamgaru was a Seer who was supposed to have lived atleast a 1000 years before in these parts and who had prophesied in a book of sayings(like Nostradamus)that the end of the world would finally come when waves lapped the Rajagopuram's (the top) of the temple. So does it coincide with the Mayan prophecy? something i have to verify when i get back home.
So after a long and devout day spent worshiping the Gods we headed back home to Chennai and i am now off to the gym to lift a few weights. After all this praying i guess i should compensate by going out partying tonight. But more on that later.