Everyday Moments (#SOL-2021)

14-09-2021

The idol of Lord Ganapati in Himalayan peaks
Venugopala temple, on the right Lord Ganapti being worshipped

Ganesha Chaturthi was celebrated on the 10th across the length and breadth of our country. Most people worship Lord Ganapati before starting any new work. Some keep the idol of Lord Ganesha at home and offer prayers. In different localities people of that area gather to keep an idol offer prayers. On the 10th evening we went two places where idols of lord Ganapati are kept. In the morning we made ‘modaka’, a sweet believed to be the God’s favourite. I was making it for the first time, it came out well. I also made banana payasa.

Our prayer room, offering banana payasa and modaka

On the 11th I got my second dose of vaccination, Aravind his first. Fortunately, we did not get fever or any other side effect.

We are still getting heavy rains. It is sunny, clouds gather and there is heavy rain. Yesterday evening we started out to Endpoint. After walking for just ten minutes we saw very dark clouds in the horizon. They were moving towards us. We walked back and it started raining just as we got into the car. Many students were walking on, without umbrellas 😊. It was pouring cats and dogs on our way back. We reached home within ten minutes and the rain stopped. There is no shelter on the way to Endpoint. It was good that we turned back.

On the 12th and 13th we hired Udaya to clean the garden. He is a very good worker. Due to the rains, there was grass everywhere. We got some hibiscus plants trimmed too. He cut some branches of the star apple tree. There are a lot red ants. When they bite there is an acidic smell but they die when they bite. Udaya managed well.

Today evening we went to a handloom exhibition. There were a lot of things likes, saris, shirts bags and dress materials. Aravind bought a bag for his grandmother😊. Today was a cloudy day with no rains.

Modak Recipe | Ukadiche modak (With Mould and Without Mould)

https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/modak-recipe-ukadiche-modak-recipe

Nendram pazham pradhaman recipe-Banana payasam recipe – …https://www.sharmispassions.com/nendram-pazham-pradhaman-recipe

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.

11 comments

  1. The title of your post is perfect. Yet as I, the reader, read these moments, they feel much more because I am a bit in awe of how your life is in many ways different and in manny ways the same. Thanks for sharing your story today and allowing me to “visit” your part of the globe.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this post, and sharing the traditions of this holiday. I clicked on the Modak recipe, and I think I’ll have to give it a try. I’d probably have to start with the unmolded variety, but I’m excited to cook something new – especially when I now know the story behind it!

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