A Divine Galore —-Year 2000

Come along , come here
 Come Meena amma 
the vendors  call
one displays the archana basket
the other  swings the rose 
and jasmine garlands 

Greeting them with a namaskar
I run to the sanctum
of Meenakshi temple, I am late, 
 Lo! the bells go, time for abhishegam.
which will last for an hour.
 I walk through the corridors
 eyeing each sculpture,

  the artistic excellence,
the way they depict the legendary 
manifestations keep me in awe.
 The bells chime ,the curtains go up 
  bejeweled Goddess Meenakshi
 smiles. The devotees cry
Amma, Amma, prostrate 
at her feet.