Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL21

Yesterday morning the three of us left for our village at 7.30 to attend a religious function in our village. https://mukhamani.wordpress.com/2021/03/18/day-18-of-the-march-solsc-sol21/ Aravind and I were going there after a year. This was an experience of a life time because my family has been going thereĀ  regularly, to be with my father-in-law since we got married… Continue reading Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL21

Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL21

People belonging to our community worship their ancestors along with a number of Gods such as Durga, Shiva, Vishnu, Ganapati and others. Certain rules of ritual concerning ancestor worship apply to the whole clan. Either in the month of September or October we offer prayers and food to our ancestors. This worship is central to… Continue reading Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL21

Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL21

I am reading a fascinating commentary on Mahabharata by Chaturvedi Badrinath.  I am in the second chapter now. In the first chapter the author writes about food and water in the Upanishads and in Mahabharata. Both placed the greatest emphasis on food as the foundation of everything.  Food and water were considered as the highest… Continue reading Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL21

Day 13 of the March SOLSC! #SOL2021

My sewing machine is upstairs and from the window I see the yellow Gulmohur tree and beyond that coconut and mango trees. There are plenty of coconut trees around us, it is a pleasure to watch the swaying fronds. I see hawks gracefully gliding by and resting on the coconut trees. While I am stitching,… Continue reading Day 13 of the March SOLSC! #SOL2021