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.
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.