Went to the big Ganesh temple in Pune this morning and was just unexpectedly moved to tears of joy and gratitude. I love it when God sneaks up on me like that.
One of the shirtless guys in orange pants tending the altar obviously could tell I was into it. He motioned for me to come up to the altar, marked my forehead, placed an orange scarf around my neck, and gave me some prasad (blessed candy). So generous and kind.
Ganesh, the elephant god, is the mover of obstacles and he has been good to me in my life. And, right now, I feel blessed indeed.