Naraka-Chaturdashi

Today is   Narakachaturdashi, The organic nature of this festival doesn’t cease to amaze me. Growing we heard the story of Narakasura who  captured 1600 women, made them his slaves eventually Krishna the Yadava rescued them. The legend also as it that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother. As Deepavali approaches kids begin collecting trash like old clothes, and old news …

Gokarana

Yesterday being  Ganesh Chaturthi, we decided to drive down to Gokarna. I have no pictures of either temple or the surrounding, for I was lost in memories of the two which visited years ago. The legend has it that Ravana the Lord of Lanka, carried the atma lingam of Shiva, fearing the consequences of this, …