Daily Prompt : Bedtime

Books are a very important part of my life. I read at different times but bed time is also reading time, at least a few pages.But not tragedies at that time:)

When I read the word bedtime, my thoughts  went back to days in childhood. My grandfather lived with us. Every night while we were in bed he used to sit beside us and recite ‘shlokas’ called Shiva Aksharamala. These shlokas were about Lord Shiva and each shloka started with alphabets, from beginning to end. At that time I did not know all this it was just good to listen to him. I got the whole lyrics in Google and have started learning them:))

Shiva Aksharamala Sthotram By SPB (Full Version) – YouTube

The famous Shiva Akshara Mala Sthothram (Full Version) rendered by SPB. Adbutha Vigraha …



By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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