Govinda prays at Siddhi Vinayak templeJuly 19th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Bollywood star Govinda, his wife and two children prayed at the revered Siddhi Vinayak temple here for divine blessings as the actor feels his family has been facing a trying time. “I had taken a vow on my family’s behalf to hold a prayer ceremony at the temple. Too much has been happening too frequently and we need the gods to be slightly benevolent towards us. Now I feel the worst is really over. Things can only get better,” Govinda old IANS.
“It was something I’ve never done before in all my years in Mumbai. Of course I’ve always been devout and I do believe in praying regularly. But I’ve never had a havan (fire ceremony) in a temple before,” Govinda said after the ceremony Thursday.
“At this moment, when things have just started going well for us, we need all the blessings and best wishes we can get. I feel god has been testing me for reasons best known to him,” he added.