The temple was encircled with carvings of various gods with interesting characteristics. This handsome god guards the entrance.
However, some of the other gods had already been sent to me. I took a picture to show you, but it didn’t come out, so I’ll have to describe them.
One was a wolf-faced god with 4 arms. Yes, I’ve dated those wolves who apparently had four arms as they were all over me.
Another was what I dubbed “middle-aged god.” He had a protruding tummy. Now, icons of the Buddha have a belly and it is considered good luck to rub it. So perhaps my guys have really been good luck charms in disguise.
We lit three incense sticks and make a wish with each one, then stick them in a bowl of sand with others’ wish sticks. I don’t know what my mates wished for and I didn’t share mine either. Best they go directly to the gods without earthly interference.
So our adventure continues. The 3.5 days in Singapore included many fun events, including a visit to a Chinese doctor across the street from my hotel when I awoke in the middle of the night with chills and 102-degree temperature. He prescribed a foul-tasting concoction to be consumed once a day for 3 dasy. I nearly gag when downing it, but felt better within hours of the first dose.
We’re in India now — Delhi — having been joined by 11 more women for the two weeks here. Another 3 will join us en route. Today we go to Agra and tomorrow view the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It is supposed to be moving and spectacular and very romantic. I’ll report what I experience.