While setting up the operating room we heard strange noises coming from outside and found a group of monkeys climbing up and down the hospital walls. That was the last thing I expected to see at a hospital in India.
After dinner our team was invited to the temple to meet the Swamiji. It was explained to us that the Swamiji is like the local Pope, highly respected and cherished. The Swamiji built the hospital, the medical school, and the temple. It was another crazy bus ride up to the temple and our team was exhausted but when the Swamiji asks for your presence you do not decline. The temple was breathtaking!
A temple priest preformed a small ceremony at each alter. They invited our team into the dining hall to enjoy some warm tea and sweet biscuits. After, we went to a conference room where the Swamiji welcomed us to Nagamangala and thanked us for participating in the Rotaplast Mission.
Finally, after a very long and tiring day we headed home. As we slowly crept our way down the village it began raining, a much needed rain that cooled the nighttime air. We all welcomed the comfort of a bed and a good night's sleep.