Friday, October 10, 2008

India through my eyes - What the Gods eat !


Grams sold outside the Azhagar (Alagar )temple dedicated to Vishnu near Madurai . This is bought by devotees and served to the Gods.. I asked why and no one answered..

19 comments:

Ravi Kumar said...

Oh my! what would they do with all that grams?

mitr_bayarea said...

Apt title for this post, perhaps the temple varalaru may be that serving these grams to Alagar may bring prosperity, do away with diseases, something along those lines etc.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Oh my GOD !

vishesh said...

exactly why? Oh God!

GMG said...

Hi Lakshmi! Sorry for the delay in coming here, but these last weeks have been hectic; no, I’m not talking about the financial/economic crisis… ;))
Anyhow, why do the Gods need all those grams? ;)
Blogtrotter is now on its 200th post: «The Libyan Sea»! Hope you enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Gil

alok said...

I guess there are many more such interesting yet unanswered things are present in other temples too :)

I am curious to know if you are able to get an answer for your question?

Veens said...

seriously a BIG sigh!

God! would be in pain to see this!

ceedy said...

Just a thought? Are they recycled...

Nomadic Matt said...

what happens when the gods don't eat the grain?

Kamini said...

Surely all this must be cooked and served to temple visitors? I shudder to think of any other use for it.
Kamini.

Indrani said...

After the offerings and ceremonies are over,they are offered to the poor I guess.
Huge quantity!

Stephanie said...

I always wonder what happens with the grains after the Gods have eaten their full...

~vagabond~ said...

I like how you composed the photo...with the man sitting behind the flood of grain. When you find out the answer to your question, do share. :)

Ivana said...

mmm...interesting culture...

Shantanu said...

Wow! That's an amazing photo (and a lot of chana)...

Wendy said...

That looks like many many grams of grams!

Mridula said...

Good question Lakshmi!

Lakshmi said...

Ravi - If i knew the answer, i would tell u

Mitr-Could be..some kind of practise for ages

harekrishnaji - :) nice expression

Vishesh - Yes, why ?

Gil - Congrats on your 200th post..the crisis is everywhere..maybe these grams would help :)

Alok - yes..anything to do with faith are all unanswered..will tell u if i know

Veens - Umm..The devotees would like to think the opposite

Ceedy - U never know

Matt - Ah ! thats another question

Kamini - Maybe..but we didnt see any prasadam being served

Indrani - Ironically its the poor who are selling them

Stephanie - Man probably eats them :)

Vagabond - The huge mound was the subject..and there are more such mounds.. will tell u

Ivana - Cultures are a way of connecting to people ..dont u think so

Shantanu - :)Im sure the foodie in you is thinking of exotic dishes made of it

Wendy - Yes..and there are many shops like this

Mridula - :) Unfortunately no answers

A-kay said...

Came here from Mitr's blog - you have an awesome blog. Will come here more often.