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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014


Angelee Deodhar
Chandigarh, Union Territory, India

Finding Mother

Among the pantheon of gods and goddesses in Hinduism, there are some lesser known deities, one of whom helps people to find things. My grandmother always prayed to her if she had lost something, saying, “Dhoondni Mata please find my lost item, I promise to offer you two and a half grains of rice,” and lo and behold, she would find whatever was lost. Now Gran is no more to intercede on my behalf, but my faith in the goddess remains and I often pray to her. She always obliges. I only wish she would help me find the star Gran has become . . .

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