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.