We in Chennai aren’t particular about which gods we worship (or occasionally don’t). We have a kovil in every lane – sometimes even two! We pay our respects to all divine entities and display no prejudice. But our real religion is our coffee-tiffin. Every eatery in the city has a patron deity and every deity’s devotees patronize a particular “pure-veg hotel” (occasionally even “High Class Veg”).
If you’re in Mylapore, visit Lord Shiva at the Kapaleeshwar temple. And then check out the Karpagambal mess.
If you are more of a materialist, drop in on Lord Vishnu at the Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane and once you’ve enjoyed the prasad, Follow the crowds to Ratna Cafe.
Church goers, head for mass at Besant Nagar’s very famous church then cross the road to Murugan Idli. Do not miss the sweet pongal.
Any pantheists out there? You can worship the universe one dosa at a time. (Please, don’t get pedantic about the definition of pantheist on a Friday afternoon!)
I haven’t forgotten my fellow agnostics. How can we really overrule the possibility of a creator for as long as such beauty exists?
Atheists, I understand how you feel. It’s hard to believe in a loving and fair god who allows this abomination to pollute our sacred soil
And now I’m hungry! Well done, Goddess… Have an awesome weekend, everyone!
You know, the hardest thing about writing these posts is trying to find a synonym for awesome. See you back here on Monday! Bring along a friend or two 😉