I’ve had a lovely hectic week where I’ve shot way past the #NaNoWriMo word count, but have not finished the draft of my “Health Guide for Women” so I am yet to “validate my book:” The creative juices, I am glad to say, are in full flow, though.
I got a few DIY kits and took time off to put this together:
And here is the finished product. It is supposed to be a kitchen utility thingy, but I think I like it near in my work area. Yes, I am like that.
Vidur turned 14 years and here’s the cake to prove it. No I did not bake it. I got it from the fantastic bakery near our place.
And being the dude Vidur is, he wanted to go to a particular temple he visited as a child. We took a lot of pictures. One is usually not allowed to take pictures inside temples, but the priest here seemed in a jolly good mood. Lucky Vidur. Here’s one I loved. And no, she’s not the deity – she’s just one of the statues decorating the place. These statues are specially decorated/dressed/adorned everyday. Imagine.
This temple has an amazing ritual that has to do with locks and keys. In each of the numerous sanctums in the temple there was a little grill/gate dedicated to this. There’s a huge idol in front of which people put a lock on the grill and throw the key into a box meant for contributions. This is believed to make your wish come true.
Here are some more temple scenes. Outside one of the sanctums: Those horses were massive.
Wonder what Sury was thinking about, in this one?
Here is a water tank outside the temple – which has a deity painted on it….and worshipped.
Who can say we are not religious? “I love my country and its rich and varied heritage”
And now, off to the lovely Unknown Mami (so what if we don’t know how she looks, she’s lovely) and thence, to other parts of the world.