The recent post on Gujarat reminded me of some of the places I visited on my travels through the state. One place which still blows me away when I recall it is the Bala Hanuman Temple. Inside this temple people have been chanting continuously (24-7-365) the same chant since August 1, 1964! The chant is the “Ram Dhun” and the invocation is ‘Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram’. My friend Noah, and I, chanted with them for an hour or so and then took prasad (fruit and nuts offered to the deities). It was quite extraordinary. This level of devotion is incomprehensible in the West. They are still chanting, right now, as I type these words. Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram.