The priest is Anjaiah of our village, an SC. His grandfather founded the temple when, based on a dream, he discovered the rock with Aanjaneyulu Swamy’s image on it. The family has inherited the priesthood. Earlier his father performed the worship. Caste plays in many different ways in my country.
Children of all shapes and sizes with covers of all shapes and sizes wait to collect handfuls of guggulu from everyone.
In a city these children would be seen as ‘begging’. In a community, these children are everyone’s children. All the hamlets of the panchayat converge here on this day.