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I just saw a thread which was started on facebook, concerning whether Govinden has simply become a cultural carnival, stripped of most if not all religious and spiritual meaning.  I couldn’t have phrased it better.

While i am totally for socialising using the mighty cultural tools left to us by our ancestors, it pains my soul and breaks my heart whenever i think of what condition i found my Lord Krishna murthi in that favourite temple of mine when i went back home recently.  That same murthi which this saturday shall be adorned with garlands and diyas simply because now is Govinden, by people dressed to the eyeballs in what some seriously consider to be fashionable temple wear – does not seem to hold much interest to most people during any other time of the year.  Makes you, or at least me, wonder whether people actually know what in the world they are doing during this whole month of Govinden.

The call of the flute is so much more powerful than that.  If you just take the time to listen.

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