Bhajans and prayers in Mumbai trains

There are our Main Gods, Rain Gods and then there are Train Gods!

The busy Mumbai life leaves us with no time for anything... not even for prayers. So some Mumbaikars have made the local trains their temple!

Rightly so, since these trains do fulfill some of our wishes like reaching work just a few minutes late, reaching back home, staying in shape (running on FOBs, lifting luggage with one hand while streching the other hand to hold the train handle...). And what could be a better way to pray to the Almighty - utilising the long commute hours. So some local train commuters, equipped with books, pictures of Gods, bongos, manjiras and the memorised and popular bhajans, sing along in a group while occupying acertain 'fixed' area in the compartments.... every single working day!

Good, for it might please the Gods who might enable these people fulfill their small and big wishes. But what about those who are studying in the trains for their exams, thinking of an idea for the next client pitch, having a headache or catching up on the sleep the busy Mumbai life has deprived them of? Well who cares?

Now, MS Gopal aka Slogan Murugan from Mumbai managed to get us some great pictures of the bhajan routine in trains (more pics). God bless him!



Click on M S Gopal's blog for photographs and stories from the city that's always on the move.

3 comments:

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

Wha! Main Gods, Rain Gods and then there are Train Gods!

:)

Copywriter gene!

Thank you. It's super.

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

:) Thanks! Now I know who to bother when I need train pics (oh i need so many of those to support my articles)!

Maya said...

Really nice :-)Hope to read more such articles.....and nice work with the photos too....cant believe that they have actually created a temple!!!