It was close to that. We went to Grand Bassin today. Woke up early, bathed, dressed up, my mum prepared a picnic and we were there in one hour. Yeah! Ain't that awesome? So we reached Grand Bassin, had trouble to find a proper parking space. And minutes later we were praying down there at the edge of the lake. We completed all the rounds of deities and donations in less than one hour. While returning to the car I saw this wonderful purple flower and I could not resist. I managed to get one that has roots to it. Yeah holy pilgrimages are truly beneficial.
But seriously, religions and religious festivals should not be taken too seriously as some people just might be taking advantage of that piety and god-fearing nature most people have. For instance I've noticed a serious seasonal inflation regarding the price of bananas, coconuts etc... Basically all those fruits and provisions usually used during this period of time.
Plus they were actually selling bael leaves at the entrance of the great Shiv temples at Grand Bassin. Yeah you might say it's just donation but... who the hell are they kidding? I know that temples and religious institutions have costs but I sense that they are more than breaking even here.
Thanks survivaliq.com for the bael leaf image.
Anyway so much for the dark issue and now for some fun issue, today is Kushie's birthday! He is a five year old little boy now. hihi! Happy birthday Toops (though I know you won't be reading my blog.)
Aah so much for today dudettes and dudes and my cheering aliens. This post was a perfect example of a what I did today post!