The colours of devotion: Sai Baba Temple, 4th T Block, Jayanagar

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It’s always very enjoyable to watch the colours and festivities at a temple, whether or not one is reliigiously inclined. Standing across the road from the Sai Baba temple in Jayanagar 4th T Block, I caught the saint looking out over the votive bell and the heads of devotees.

 

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Vishnu and His consort, too, were decked up for the festive occasion.

 

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The temple looked beautiful in the chilly night air.

 

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In the kalyana mantapa next to the temple, I spotted this beautifully decorated idol of Alarmelu Manga, the consort of Tirupati Venkateswara.

 

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The flowers, the colours, the crowds…I enjoyed the spirit of devotion and festivity as I walked past. One can enjoy the beauty of our festivals even if one is not an ardent devotee!

 


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