There may be one or two such spots elsewhere
Bharat - Maha Bharat the newborn polity
Has spiritual rendezvous innumerable
Every hamlet, village, town, city
Has a temple, an abode for the worshipful divine
Our gods are innumerable; their numbers go on going up
Ma Shakti has Four, Eight and Fifty-one peethas
Even after She was disembodied
Every inch of land, nook and corner of land
Even mountains, rivers and water-tables
Are spirit blessing and blessed.
But, why many scams, murders, atrocities
Blood-curdling rapes, day in and day out?
Surely Shakti from Her numerous peethaas
Must have been venting Her disgust, anguish and wrath
Leaving children to the mercy of glib-tongued multi-crorepatis.