I am sure each one of us have atleast one friend who religiously go to Sabarimala. The mental toughness shown by these devotes always amazed me - the winter, food restrictions, and other do's and donts. Its a religious practice but certainly brings in discipline. The devotees are committed to this practice year on year. But what irks me is sometimes when I see people treat this practice as a fashion and lost its relevance. I really feel sad when I see people who go for 'just like that' and observe no restrictions - especially when they smoke. Here is a young "devotee" smoking to counter the winter.