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|30th June 2007, 00:26||#1|
New Swift Vxi - puja at showroom!
Bought a new Swift Vxi some time back. On the day of the delivery, it got quite late in the evening - around 9 p.m. And, I was thinking how I would take the car to a temple at that time. But lo and behold, a panditji was right there at the showroom, hovering around my new car as I was still talking with the dealer (happened to be a friend of a friend). What more could I ask for!
Panditji did the entire puja rituals right there, even before I had set my foot on the accelerator on my way home. The sweets, the roli, moli, flowers, dhoop, just about everything was present. I felt good after the puja, satisfied with the fact that the Gods had been worshipped before the first rev of the engine.
I must admit there was no such 'facility' available the last time I bought Santro or the 800 before that. People can have 'different' preferences about performing a puja. But for people on the run, or getting late, or those wanting it at the right time at the right place, this is a good thing.
No offence meant to anyone. Any comments, or any similar experiences?
|30th June 2007, 01:14||#3|
|30th June 2007, 01:16||#4|
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Aaaha, which other industry can provide this level of service? Taking God to the Beleiver! I hope one day I would be sitting in my office and feel like having Coffee and immediately Starbucks CEO would appear in front of me with a Coffee cup in hand.
|30th June 2007, 01:22||#5|
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When we used to buy cars from former Maruti dealer PASCO Automobiles they always used to do PUJA of our car and also used to hand over a pack of sweets ... Damn i miss Pasco Automobiles.
|30th June 2007, 01:52||#6|
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I still remember when we took delivery of my Dad's Fiat Padmini in 1983, they had a puja function for the car. I was only 3years old then and I remember the car being driven over fresh lemons etc...
I think most of the dealers in India do provide Puja services.
|1st July 2007, 14:32||#7|
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|1st July 2007, 16:11||#8|
Panditji did not ask for it. I gave him what I thought was a good amount. And, he did not say anything. He seemed like a good man.
Of course, later, I tried to calculate his total earnings of the day. If the showroom delivers even 10 cars in a day (and that is very conservative by today's standards), multiply that by just the minimum 3-figure amount and you have the Panditji earning handsomely the entire month.
But, of course, I don't hold anything against the man. What he did (or does) was a thorough job and I was satisfied.
|1st July 2007, 22:07||#9|
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Nothing uncommon especially with Maruti dealers. Most dealers have full Time Panditjis.
|2nd July 2007, 21:07||#10|
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Even when i took delivery from Sagar auto 2 yrs back, there was a pandit on premises. A year later they went a step ahead and even constructed a small temple on premises.
|2nd July 2007, 21:12||#11|
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The other day I took delivery of my cousin's Swift from Sai Service Mumbai, There was no puja but they did hand over a box of sweets to us apart from the garland which they put on their own. The also broke a coconut as far I remember so I can call it a mini puja. No driving over lemons or anything.
|3rd July 2007, 00:05||#13|
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Did you buy your Alto from Marketing times ? Bcoz they have this Puja service and the best part is the audio system which plays bells ringing.
Although a puja but could not take it seriously when i bought my Black Zen (not Estilo) from there in 2005 April.
Sold it off after 7 -8 mths though.
|3rd July 2007, 07:42||#14|
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Yes, this is happening at quite a lot of showrooms, Panditji comes, reads something, puts tilak on yr forehead, puts the sign on the car, breaks coconut in front of car, expects a dakshina from you, OFF YOU GO THEN !!!
I have experienced it at Honda Agra with a friend and Hyundai Gurgaon , found it pretty interesting and I am talking about over 2 yrs back so not recently.
|3rd July 2007, 12:52||#15|
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OT: Guys, any noticable difference in the performance of the car after performing Puja? My mom insisted on a Puja of my car too and I got it done.
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