Whatever happens, happens for the good

September 18, 2006

Bellur aka RK is back, fortunately intact. What was supposed to be a short and sweet holiday, turned out to be an adventurous and shock-filled one.

Last Monday, i.e. on 11th september, my family had to suddenly go to my wife’s native place – Mulbagal, near Kolar. We had planned to come back on Wednesday, i.e. 13th.

We performed the Pitru-paksha there. On Tuesday, myself, my wife, son and my mother-in-law went to Kurudumale (Koodumale) by an Auto to have a darshana of lord Ganesha and Someshwara. We finished the pooje by 1pm and were returning home. The mind was very pleasant and we were satisfied about the visit, as my m-i-l could come with us to the temple. My m-i-l is suffering from frozen shoulders. She has developed joints pain in her legs and hands. But she still could climb the bus (en route Mulbagal) and auto, which is a great feat considering her pain. Therefore, we were happy that she too could see the lord.

On our way home, I was showing my son the parrots, cows, buffalos, goats, oxens and other animals which we rarely see in Bangalore. He was loving the sight. So were we, seeing the rocky hills and the villagers sitting under a tree grazing the cattle. But all of a sudden the driver lost balance and in no time, we were in for a shocker!

The auto fell into a canal, just a feet in front of a deep water body. Myself and the driver jumped out, landing safely on our feet. but my m-i-l, unable to hold on to anything, was thrown out and fell into a small stream of water, on her back. My wife and son were precariously sitting in the auto. My son was crying in Nishada in Kedaragowla raga!

We somehow recovered and my m-i-l climbed up to sit on the road. The driver went in search of another auto or any other mode of transport. The farmers who helped us went away after telling that the lord had saved us from what could have been a major accident. The place was isolated with not a soul in sight. I tried stopping a couple of cars that passed by at odd intervals. But none stopped. Black clouds gathered above and it started drizzling too.

We waited for a few hours, my son snatching a quick sleep in that serene atmosphere! The auto driver never came back with another auto. The injured auto was still standing with its nose in water. A bus came after a long time and we managed to reach home finally.

My m-i-l developed severe pain after this accident. She was treated in Mulbagal until we managed to come back to Bangalore on Sunday, i.e. yesterday (18th). She is slightly better after some treatment here.

We are all happy that we are in tact without any major injuries. Thank god, fortunately, this was all that happened.

As the saying goes, whatever happens, happens for the good.


19 Responses to “Whatever happens, happens for the good”

  1. subbaramu Says:

    Hi Bellur,

    Nice to hear that your family is back with no major injuries. I wanted a small help from you, may be if you could mail me offline. I think, you would be able 2 see my email id.

  2. Vijay Says:

    RK… good to know all of you are ok !! That was indeed an adventure…

  3. Gangadhar Says:

    Glad that u’re all fine!

  4. Sanjay M Says:

    Was good to read this post.

    It is easy enough to be pleasant,
    When life flows by like a song,
    But the man worth while is one who will smile,
    When everything goes dead wrong.

    ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  5. rk Says:

    i still shudder at the thought of the accident.
    please check your mail. 🙂

    an adventure that none of us were prepared for!
    btw, will soon let you know about the hotel in 8th cross which is ur fav. place for north-indian food!

    thank god! 🙂

    nice words. thanks.

  6. Vani Says:

    Hi Bellur,

    The Balaga was in a tizzy not knowing your whereabouts. We are glad that it ended in not so much of a problem.

    Hope your MIL is on the road to recovery.

    Good to have you back without a scratch.

  7. Srikanth Says:

    ooops, Accident is really sad, but Thanks ton to vighneshwara for your safe return. Hope your MIL and juinior RK are all fine and sound.

    thanks for providing a link to my write-up.

  8. subbaramu Says:

    Bellur, have not received your mail till now.

  9. rk Says:

    nimagella aathanka padisiddikke bejaraithu. devara daye, ishtaralle mugithu. namatte bega gunamukharaadre saaku.

    one good thing was that the mishap happened after seeing vighneshwara. if it had happened one our way to the temple, we would not have been in a condition to see the lord.
    btw, i remembred you while i was in the temple as i had recently read your post on koodumale. 🙂

    eega bandirabahudu nodi….

  10. Prashanth Says:

    Glad you all are fine.

    //My son was crying in Nishada in Kedaragowla raga!//

    btw can you give directions/route/distance from B’lore to reach this place ??

  11. rk Says:

    welcome to RwB.
    the route:
    if you are driving, take the road to tirupathi.
    KRPuram – Hosakote – Kolar – Tamka (Woody’s is there) – Mulbagal

    from Mulbagal, you can ask anyone where to take the deviation.

    am not sure of the exact distance. from bangalore, koodumale is approx. 135 Kms.

    do visit the place. enjoy the trip. put some pics in your blog after visiting the temple. cheers. 🙂
    btw, your blog has fantastic pics. keep it going!
    do make regular visits to RwB.

  12. Mridula Says:

    RK, good to hear that all of you are safe. And though I am really really fond of traveling, your kind of experience is where I would like to draw the line.

  13. Srikanth Says:

    Actually RK its not 135KMs, I mean its not that far, sir.
    It must be somewhere around 95-100KMs. From Mulbagal, take Srinivasapura road. After about 5-6Kms there’s a big road sign and a gateway as the entrance of Kurudumale. Its about 2KMs from that gate way is the temple. It’d make a great drive from Bangalore, provided you don’t repeat RK’s experience ;).

  14. rk Says:

    travelling is fun. me and my wife (now my son too) love travelling. and experiences like the one above change the way you see life.

    thank you boss for correcting me.

    Prashanth, kindly read the above comment by srikanth. he is a native of kolar, so his is a more authentic info.

  15. travel plaza Says:

    Glad you’re all safe, RK. Hope your MIL has recovered. I remembered the time when we were traveling from B’lore to Mysore by car, my mom, my older son and me. I was pregnant with my second child then. Our car fell into a halla on the side of the road. It was dark and raining. Fortunately, none of us were hurt and the villagers helped us. The car also was okay and the driver could take us home, though much later than our planned arrival time. In these kind of incidents/accidents, I think it takes us longer to get over the mental shock than the physical injuries.
    Lord Ganesha’s blessings are with you.

  16. shark Says:

    Hey! Thank God you are safe and back now… Hope your MIL also feels better soon….
    Take care!

  17. rk Says:

    lucky none of you were injured. your story is similar to a film scene: pregnant lady, rains and darkness….!
    MIL is recovering slowly.

    thanks for your concern. yes, she is feeling better.

  18. Prashanth Says:

    Thanks for the details RK and Srikanth.

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