Visit to Shivamogga, Mathur, Kudli, and Sakrebailu, 080417 to 100417
Kiran Kannappan and I went to Shivamogga to help conduct a summer camp for 85 rural children, under the aegis of
run by Shaila, Shruthi and Adarsh
Story-telling, some Sanskrit shlOkAs,
nature around the campus, basic birding
Red-wattled Lapwing on the school campus
…these were some of the things we went through with the very receptive children.
On the 9th evening, we visited
where Sanskrit is taught, and still used extensively. We visited a couple who have settled down there, having built this beautiful house:
Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Mathur
We then went to the shAradA temple at Kudli
as it was about to close.
On 100417, we visited the Sakrebailu Elephant Camp.
Kiran decided that we would return by the afternoon train rather than wait for the overnight one…so a memorable visit to Shivamogga came to a conclusion!