Have you ever considered how rare it is to see a full sun? The skyline is always covered by buildings, or montains or mist or clouds. And the sun is too bright to look at when it is way up in the sky.
Just near Someshwar, Karnataka, we had a clear sky and a low horizon, so I saw the full sun,golden like some full moons, with a clear edge.
Travelling brings many firsts. Sometimes neither the locals, nor the internet, nor the government can tell you where treasures are to be found.
Cross the river Bhima by rowboat at Daund. Here you will find the Mahadev temple also established by the Pandavas, in a village known as Gaar. Very quiet. The sannyasi sadhu baba there and his villager friends invited me to share their lunch. It was very tasty if very heavy for an urbanite. Their cow had just given birth to a calf. And as I waited for the rowboat to take me back to Daund I actually got to sleep under the shade of a tree. I also watched washerwomen transform dirty clothes into clean clothes, using cheap detergent, stagnant Bhima water and the muscle power of their sons speaking a vague mixture of telugu and hindi. And I saw schoolkids catch the boat to school.
The ladies waiting room at Daund is clean. There is an ATM, and stuff to eat. If only there was a laundromat.
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