Mayapura, West Bengal
Walking the Celebratory Path
She walked to the temple. Then she walked to the samadhi, and then she flew off in a helicopter, just as she had when she arrived. The road was decorated just for her, painted in white swirls against the grey asphalt.
Bengal’s leader, Mamata Banerjee, is Chief Minister for the state, and she came to visit Mayapura. Dozens of police placed themselves in posts to guide and direct the crowds, some of whom were chanting and greeting parties.
“She is short and she moves fast,” said one devotee regarding her walking to the two buildings. She went before the deities of Krishna and offered her pranams. She was also introduced to Ambarish, Henry Ford’s great-grandson, and encouraged him to open a car manufacturing plant in the area. (No comment). After her milestone visit, she sent a message indicating that Mayapura will be a major tourist attraction in India.
Her visit was short and sweet, and I am projecting that she’ll be back on the trail and including a walk up the steps to the up-and-coming TOVP, The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.
2022 is the year of the construction’s completion. That is the vow made by Ambarish, chairman of the project, and his team.
Every year more and more pilgrims are walking these trails. Numbers are increasing. Spirituality is on the rise.
May the Source be with you!6 km