“GOD for people who are not strong enough to cope with reality” said the post on face book with which I agree completely. I am one of the billions of unfortunates who can’t face reality and I depend up on GOD for strength or solace or whatever. I am not being sarcastic. That is a fact. And that is really what I feel about the concept of ‘GOD’. I am happy that I am strong enough to stop at GOD and not weak enough to lean on GOD MEN too. But there is an exception. Sri Raghavendra swami of Mantralayam. I lean a lot on him and recently I felt an urge to visit him at Mantralayam. We made the trip last week. Here are some of the pictures of the trip. I now realise that ‘Rayaru’ is not there in any of them. For that matter nothing else other than our car the road and us. Anyway, I posted them and you may glance through if you feel like.
|The inside of the car was cooler than the shade and so preparing to have a 'darshini' type lunch.|
|The driver poses with the critics who have counted fifteen near misses till now.|
|The back waters of the Alamatti dam|
|Cool evening, clean air, growing crops and the bullock cart. I don't mind the life if time to time rains, pest free crops and good price for the produce were assured.|
|The Mudagal fort.|
|The journey is almost over. We are back near Belgaum as the sun sets on the second day.|
|Side benefits of the trip (The only benefits?) Pomegranates and Papaya from Bagalkot and Custard apple from Belgaum.|