Saturday, 28 January 2012

Respected Saraswati debi, - I am sorry . Or not.

I don't understand Sanskrit (want to learn but still have not) so I see no point in offering pushpanjali to Durga or any of her daughters. At least I need to know what I am saying/praying/asking for. And to put it mildly, I am not too fond of fasting. So, after waking up at 1p.m and gulping down a half a mug of black coffee, I saw Saraswati debi,a monochrome murti, with plates and plates and plates of fruits  and what not. I did not have the decency to bathe , so I was maintaining a safe distance but was later told that it didn't matter (they were tired of me hovering around in crumpled clothes, not ironed in a decade).  I promptly perched on the sofa, looked at Saraswati debi  and had my plateful of fruits, then proceeded towards Khichudi, labda, chatni . A very happy fat penguin-woman walked back upstairs. Bliss. :)

 On a full stomach I earnestly prayed for her well-being. Then I realised that she is the goddess and I should pray for my well-being, anyway I can't think on a full stomach, I feel very sleepy. Once upon a time this day was about wearing a saree, visiting some local schools where a puja was held (my school had a church and we celebrated Christmas), and then about ..well...forget it. Then there was that song "Saraswati bidyaboti, dilam tomay khola chiti ...".and those Bengali essays in school where you had to write all kinds of made-up shit "saraswati pujor ayojon shuru hoye jay aager din thekei, amader bidyaloyer chhatro chaatrira mile byasto hoye pore nana kaaj e, debir murti aana theke mondop shojja...." blah blah blah...once in an essay, throughout the entire 2-3 pages I had put the bo-phola on the first donteh-shaw..and our lovely teacher did not notice..my father did..:P . but as I said. forget it.

 Now that I have grown up, I am mature, I know what really matters in life- a good lunch.

Bye. 

8 comments:

Particular Girl said...

hahaha! Tui puro zaa-taah! :D

moo-moo said...

tati sondeho aase?

Nivedita said...

jata dili! ekdom moner kotha. Even I don;t see the point of appeasing gods with bribes of anjali etc!

moo-moo said...

@niv.. :) some just enjoy wearing a saree and venturing out ..even that is hard work for me. :P

Simantini Sinha said...

ekhon bhable ektu lojja lage je tokhon oto smartly ki kore sobai sari pore berie portam? as if, otai sediner uniform! i respect the lost innocence! btw, maa saraswati-r well-being er jonno bodhoy ei prothom keu pray korlo :P

Arse Poetica said...

Who provides lunch-Lakshmi or Saraswati?

Sisters Sinister. :-/

"effervescencia" said...

I love how you are blasphemous! I love i. And I respect it. I'm so glad that sense exists.

moo-moo said...

@effervescencia BAAP RE ! ki jobbor ekta naam rekhechish . daant bhenge gyalo. shei chemistry class er kotha mone pore gyalo effervescent and delinquent salts. May be I am wrong !! and thanks. :)