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.