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Sunday, 14 May 2017
Stories from Annasamy Anna (8)
"The village godess Gangamma is the goddess Ganga, the river. The river is also all water, including the water in the womb where the foetus grows. And the water in the arrack.
One wise man in the village saw the youth going to seed because of arrack.
He then asked Gangamma in the liquor bottle what she thought of herself, destroying communities, by her very being.
And Gangamma answered, 'The destiny (talarotha) of the Gangamma in arrack is different from the fate of the Gangamma in well water, and the Gangamma in the river. And each have to follow their role.' "