Monday, March 26, 2012

The man no one notices

In India everyone has a God
Some blue..some black

In the green of the fields
Stacked sometimes along with a haystack
In the cut out of a stone
Stashed in some rock..
In the entrance of a house
Yonder and beyond the MA, LLBs, MBBS & other such crap-

You'll find a neatly garlanded God in some cheap rack

There s a god for Science, a God for the Arts
A God for power, a God for submission
A God for dance, a God for calm
The common thread...
Some more groveling, some more asking
Never anything to do with 'Giving'

And beyond them is the..Dwarpal!
The man no one notices.

© 2012 Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury

( Image courtesy Google)


Revacious said...

Btw, in Tamil Nadu, many castes worship the dwarpal. He's known as Aiyyanar.

Mom with a Dot said...

The thought has often crossed my mind too. Good to know some ppl pray to them:)