Posted in Stories, Travel

The Story of Kundapur

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Once there was a village called Kota. One of the Gods, Swarnadurga, gave birth to a baby. The baby’s name was Mahakali. When she was 34 years old, she became a God. She married a prince named Brahmaputra. Brahmaputra was a very god finder. He would find everybody through their thoughts.

Mahakali decided to be a powerful God. At night, secretly, she was a powerful huntress and during the day she was a simple God. She had magical materials like a necklace, sarees and her magical flower.

One day she went of her house at night to fight with Aranya. Aranya troubled Mahakali. Mahakali killed Aranya with the help of Kalkutka, Yakshi, Raktheshwari and Higuli. But Aranya’s wife gave birth to a baby. The baby was also named Aranya because he also wanted to kill Mahakali.

Aranya went to a place called Saligrama next to Kota village. Mahakali came there with Raktheshwari and Yakshi. Mahakali decided to give Aranya one more chance. They took Aranya to the forest and left. He made friends with the animals. After three months, he came to a place called Sastana. Mahakali also came there with Kalkutka and Higuli. The animals also came with Aranya. An animal was going to stamp on Mahakali but Higuli and Kalkutka ate the animals. Seeing this, Aranya ran away. Aranya thought, “I should kill Mahakali.”

After one and a half months Aranya came to Basrur. Mahakali came with Panjurli to fight. Panjurli had a knife. He came behind Aranya and killed him.

Brahmaputra had found out Mahakali’s secret and wanted to trouble her. Mahakali got angry and called Rakteshwari, Yakshi, Kalkutka, Higuli and Panjurli to her house. Mahakali became a Naagabhootha and killed Brahmaputra. They made a village in Sowkur. They also had a friend called Durgaparameshwari. They made Durgaparameshwari as the main God.

DURGA

Written by Mohith, STD IV. 

Posted in Stories

The Magical Wallet

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Anesh. Anesh lived in a country called Germany and his age was 9 years. His parents’ names were Ganesh and Philip.

One day Anesh went to the bookstore. He saw a new book called ‘The Ghost’ in the room. He wanted to buy it but he had only €100 and the book cost €200. He ran home to ask his parents for money but near the door there was an old man and he was very thin. Anesh asked the old man, “Excuse me grandpa. Who are you?” The old man answered, “Dear child. I came to give you a magical wallet.” Anesh was surprised and asked “Oh! What a super thing! Show me. How much does it cost?” The old man said “This is it. When you shake it, it gives you €100 but you lose 1 gram of weight at night, 12:00 pm. It is free for you.” Anesh said, “Okay thank you.” and took it. Anesh left. The old man said, “Haa haa! I do not need money. I only need weight to fight.”

Anesh shook the wallet and he got €100. At 12:00 pm he lost 1 gram of weight. In the morning he got up and checked his weight. He saw that he had lost 1 gram. He said, “Oh! this is nothing different from yesterday.”

He went to school. When he was coming back from school, he saw his best friend and thought about buying a gift for her. He quickly ran to the gift shop and bought a beautiful key chain and pencil pouch for €100. He gave it to her. She was very happy. Two friends of Anesh saw this. They also asked him, ” Ha Anesh! Can you buy me skates?” Anesh said, “Oh! No. If i buy for everyone my weight will be lost.” His friends said, “You will buy it for us. and you will lose weight? Ha, don’t joke okay. You will buy it for us or get beatings.” Anesh murmured, “Oh no. When I buy them skates I will lose 10 kgs of weight and if I don’t buy it for them I will get beatings. What should I do?” His two friends said, “Anesh what do you think? Will you buy them or get beatings?” Anesh quickly shook the wallet and bought them skates.

He went home and gave €100 to his mother. His father watched when Anesh was shaking the wallet. His father thought about taking €10,00,000. When Anesh went out with the wallet his two friends came back and asked, “Anesh! Give us money!!” Anesh said, “Why should I give you money?” His friends said, “Ha you bought us skates and because of that we crashed into a car’s glass. I should pay them money. If you don’t give it to me I will hit you badly.” Anesh sadly gave the money to his friends. Anesh went home.

Anesh was disturbed by the magical wallet. He went out and kept his magical wallet at home. His father saw this and shook the wallet till he got €10,00,000. Anesh came home. He saw that his father had taken €10,00,000. Anesh felt bad. He slept.

Written by Ganesh, STD IV. 

Posted in Stories

Bhoothakola

I am going to tell you about three cultures in my village. The first one which I would like to talk about is Bhoothakola.

Bhoothakola is an ancient, traditional folk dance which has been followed for a long time. In this folk dance, we pray to powerful souls of great supreme people who once lived on this Earth. These heavenly souls are called ‘Bhoothas’ who once lived in Tulunadu, which is in the south of Karnataka. There are many stories written on these bhoothas. There are many bhoothas like Panjurli, Kalkuda Kallurti, Guliga, Dhoomavati banthe, Babbu, Babbaraya, Sathyadevate, Koti Chennaiah, Pilli Kola, Mantradevate, Mahakali, Jaarandaaya, Nandigoona, Kodamanithaaya, Kukkinantaaya, Mishandaaya, Korragajja, Pillichandi, Racteshwari, Kshetrapala, Naaga Bhootha, Dharmadevate, Tannimalliga etc. They are also called Tulunada Daivagalu.

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Some daivas are called rajan daivas. The first thing they perform is the Naga Puja and other pujas till the afternoon. Then a vegetarian feast is served. In the evening we have Balabandara. In this, the ornaments which will be worn by the kola people are taken from the temples of the daivas to the place where the kola is done. These temples of the daivas are called sthanas. There are no statues for daivas. They only keep the swords, masks and anklets. The anklets weigh 1 kg or 1/2 kg. These are the things that resemble daivas.

The place where the kolas dance is made with coconut leaves. The make up of the kola people is very scary. Their clothes are red in colour most of the time. They wear coconut leaf ornaments in the middle of the dance. At the beginning, they wear the 1/2 or 1 kg anklets. After some time, they wear their coconut leaf ornaments one by one. The God comes into them. They solve people’s problems through the kola people.

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A large group of musicians play different types of musical instruments. The kola people eat fire, keep them on or near their body parts, eat a lot of paan, tell long stories, jump on fire, hold the fire and jump etc.

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The bhoothakola is danced at night. Sometimes it will continue till the afternoon. When I was four years old, I slept but then I started thinking about what it was. This is how my interest grew. I saw many kolas and started liking it. I am scared of the Guligakola because the Guliga jumps on people. The kolas are very scary to look at. They come near us and bless us. I always like watching kolas. My favourite are Guliga, Jumadi, Panjurli and Babbu.

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The next day there is a non vegetarian feast called Thumbila. This is the last ritual of the process of kola.

Written by Milind, STD IV. 

Posted in Weekly News

News: 26th July, 2017.

This is a new segment where weekly news will be compiled by student reporters. The news will contain information about the lives of students, in school and outside and information regarding events in school by the students, for the students. 

Today’s news is a happy one. In our school, the students of STD VI and VII are very busy practicing for the throwball competition. They are working very hard to win the competition. We will have to support them and wish them all the best. It is exciting that the competition is on Thursday, 27th July, and Friday, 28th July. The students are also excited that it is being held on two days and they are eagerly waiting for it. The girls and boys are very hardworking because they are representing our school.

The children are also being very supportive of the blog. This year, our blog is being used for stories, poems and essays. They are showing and using their talent which is a very good point about them. The blog’s editor, Suhas, is eagerly waiting for many more entries. He is editing the stories and uploading them on the blog. It is not only a request from him but it is also the children’s duty to maintain our blog. It shows the children’s creativity and imagination.

There is an Independence Day program approaching. Preparations are starting. The children are being selected based on what they are good at (acting, singing, dancing etc.).

Thanks guys for doing the best for our school. ALL THE BEST for the throwball competition. Please hand in your blog posts.

Written by Shishir, STD VII. 

Posted in Poetry

Day and Night

Day and night,

Day and night.

The sun rises in the morning,

The sun shines very bright.

When the sun goes down,

The moon comes up.

The moon is shining,

The stars are twinkling,

Day and night,

Day and night.

Written by Siri, STD III. 

Posted in Poetry

Rain

I love rain,

I love rain.

I love playing with water all day.

Whenever I go out, I think about rain.

I love rain,

I love rain,

I love playing with water and rain.

Written by Aishwarya, STD III.