|Adventures in India||
we went to Somanathapura Temple. try sayin2 times that five times fast!the temple had lots of battle scenes as you can see below. it got attacked by Muslims two times they took all the noses off the people.
Yesterday we went to the zoo and on a safari in a bus. The pictures of the tigers and sloth-bear were taken on the safari, the picture of the elephant was taken at the zoo.we saw all kinds of animals and I will put more pictures later. All the elephants were trained to lift their trunks on command. the men who took care of them all wanted tips and said that the elephants wanted money. The trainers let us feel the tusks and pet the snouts of the elephants. when we were done petting the elephants it started to drizzle then while we were walking it got worse and started raining really hard. At that point we left the zoo we were soaked when we got to shelter at the bus station luckily we had some umbrellas so we only got wet on our arms and legs. our feet were all gross and wrinkly from the water caught in our shoes when we got home. THE END
the story of Onam is that there was a king who owned the whole world and was very powerful but also nice and the gods got jealous of him. so Vishnu (one of the gods) came down from where the gods live in dwarf form and asked the king if he could have three steps of land. the king was warned by his sage not to but he gave the three steps of land anyway. so Vishnu grew to giant size an took two huge steps and he was across the whole earth. since the king promised Vishnu three steps and he was out of land to give he said that Vishnu could step on his head. all the kings people loved him and he was so noble in letting his head get crushed Vishnu let him come back to earth once a year to visit his people and that day is Onam.
onam is a holiday here in India
My dad bought me and Kekai ping pong paddles and balls and now Kekai always is making the ping-pong ball go ping pong. Otherwise nothing else has happened plus I don't have any pictures to post cause they got deleted off my E-mail, so I cant do any posts with pictures.