It was no surprise that Apollo Hospitals on Greams Road in Chennai transformed into a prayer hall with scores of 'Amma' fans endlessly indulging in deep devotion - offering prayers and performing poojas for over a fortnight now.


Well, high-profile visitors like Rahul Gandhi of the Congress to Amit Shah of the BJP tip-toed upto the second floor of the hospital to meet the second-rung leaders of the AIADMK. The latest high-profile visitor was Superstar Rajinikanth, who zoomed into the hospital along with his daughter in true 'Kabali' style on Sunday. 


However, even the Thalaivar had nothing to say about Puratchi Thalaivi Jayalalithaa.


From 2 pm on October 19, the man standing in queue is none than Lord Ganesha, specially erected by Jaya devotees with the belief that the idol will ring in luck and prosperity. Nobody stopped to think if the elephant-headed God will be able to use his ‘super-powers’ to gain access to the TN CM.


Going by Jaya’s oft-used dialogue, "Makkal ku enna venum nu oru Amma ku dhaan theriyum" (only a mother knows what her children want), Ganesha is after all the Mother's fond child. The opposition DMK, meanwhile, is praying if at least the lord’s charioteer – the mouse – sneaks in to give us a sneak-peek into Amma's health status.