Snapshot: Blessings Before the Journey Around India

29 April 2013

Swamiji blessing sanDRina and our journey around India that begins tomorrow 🙂

We had a Satyanarayan Puja at my parents’ home in Chennai and I got the Pujari to invoke the gods’ blessings for sanDRina. After the aarti, this burning coconut was smashed on the ground and I rolled sanDRina over some lemons for good luck, as is traditional in Hinduism. Not sure how long those flower garlands will last but should help in case I get pulled over by the cops 😉

And no, that’s not a Ganesha sticker on the windshield but a fractal from the Mandelbrot set. I pray to the motorcycle gods :p