Everyday Moments- (#SOL-2021)

12-10-2021

Today it has been pouring since 3.30. Usually, the monsoon season ends by last week of September. The Navaratri festival is going on and at this time we get some light showers but not like this! We learnt this was due to depression in the Bay of Bengal. Actually, it has been raining in the mornings and late at night for several days now. Wonder what is happening ?

My elder brother came on Sunday night. Early today morning, he and mother went to Hyderabad. My sister-in-law’s mother joined them at the airport. She will stay with her daughter for two months. My mother is pleased as they enjoy each other’s company.

The Navaratri festival is being celebrated across the country. Goddess Durga is worshipped in her different forms. Sunday afternoon we went to the temple of Goddess Indrani, not far from our home. The temple was decorated with flowers and some ladies were singing devotional songs. The fragrance of incense is special to temples. There are many temples to the Goddess in our place. We are planning to go to them during the festival time.

October and November are the months of festivals. 6th was the last day of Mahalaya. Starting on the 21st till the 6th most Indians offer prayers to their ancestors. The last day is a new moon day and is called Mahalaya Amavasya. We too offered our prayers and kept whatever food we had prepared for birds and animals, in a banana leaf.

I had been stitching cross stitch designs for dining table chair covers. I have stitched five and I am making the last one. While stitching, I am listening to The Silmarillion in Audibles. It is a fascinating book. And Lord of the Rings is one of my favourite books.

A few mornings ago, my husband was shocked to see a half-eaten pineapple in our garden. Some animal had enjoyed it 😊. I saw a beautiful dragon fly sitting on a rope in the garden and I had my mobile in hand😊.

It is nearing nine and it is still raining ! Wonder what havoc this has caused in different parts of the state. Nature has the final say.

Multiple weather systems over Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea to give good rain over South Peninsula | Skymet Weather Services

Navaratri – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navratri


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. No, it was sitting so quietly on the rope, that I had to take a photo, it flew away but came back once more. It was so beautiful. One blogger posts photos of dragonflies, I saw his photos but now I can’t remember the name of his page.

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    1. We always see many young people in temples and performing some rituals. Maybe it is not elaborate like earlier days. But traditional beliefs are followed. And of course there are many who do not believe in them. I think that is so in every age.

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  1. Wonderful and informative post. We had terrible heat and drought for so long and now the sky is pouring down on us so much I lost power, trees so thirsty earlier, fell at the force of the rain while power lines fell. Some streets became rivers and I was in all day.
    Now that I have power again, your lovely post helped so much. Thank you, Muriel

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    1. We too had had problems in June when there was no power after heavy rains. In many places streets became rivers. Did you have enough food and other things at home ? Do you get things online or do you go to the shop? I enjoy your posts too. Thank you.

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