Should even one’s enemy arrive at the doorstep, he should be attended upon with respect. A tree does not withdraw its cooling shade even from the one who has come to cut it. ~Mahabharata 12.146.5
Getting to Bhuleshwar Temple was no easy task – just as getting to anywhere in Pune is fraught with challenges of the traffic kind.
We hit heavy, heavy traffic on the road due to construction. As is common in this country, the construction was unmarked. The cars and motorcycles, as is the norm in Pune, created their own paths and lanes contributing to the heavy congestion when they, inevitably, had to merge back into the main line of the street. Hurry up and wait. I was thankful I had a driver to get me through the mess.
The temple was high on a hill out in the country. The road was steep and a bit…
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