#SoCS April 23, 2022

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “too/to/two.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Extra bonus points if you start your post with one. Enjoy!

We went to Bangalore on the 21st  and returned on the 23rd evening. Our daughter’s parents-in-law had invited all their relatives for dinner as both their sons and families had come for a vacation. They had invited us too. It takes about eight hours to drive to Bangalore. We hired a taxi for three days. Last October we had been to Belur and Halebidu. We saw some beautiful old temples built about a thousand years ago by the rulers of the Hoysala  dynasty. We can go to Bangalore via Belur. This time I wanted to see two places with temples of the Hoysala period.

On our way we went to the Shri Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Javagal.  I watch YouTube videos presented by Praveen Mohan. He is an historian  who tells us about ancient Indian temples. He analyses the carvings there and makes us think about life in those long ago ages. His video about the temple in Javagal inspired me. The temple is beautiful. Restoration work is going on. The temple doors were closed. A person who had come there told us the priest lived just across the road and we could ask him to open the place of worship. We did, and he was good enough to come and perform the puja.

Nageshwara and Chennakeshava temples at Mosale

On the 3rd while returning from Bangalore we went a little out of our route to see Nageshwara and Chennakeshava temples in a small place called Mosale. Very rarely do we see  temples of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the same place. They are twin temples, small and beautiful. We were in time for the Pujas in both temples.

In Chennakeshava temple

We reached home at 5.30. Our daughter and family reached Germany before we reached home 😊. I will write about these temples in the coming weeks.

Lakshminarasimha Temple, Javagal – …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakshminarasimha_Temple,_Javagal

Narasimha – Wikipedia

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

Nageshvara-Chennakeshava Temple complex, Mosale – …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nageshvara-Chennakeshava_Temple_complex…

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. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.

8 comments

  1. Beautiful our heritage temples Lakshmi those polished stone pillars are very fascinating

    You must have had good times with your daughter and family
    God bless you

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