Ayudha Pooja 2018 Special - 8 Plantations at the backside of Vidyapeetha Indira Canteen

Best way to do the Ayudha Pooja is to put them to best use for the day. So, it was important for me to make time to do some plantations today, at least as a positive affirmation for the day, so these are my ayudhas (implements) that are loaded in the car, pretty late in the evening. Actually, there is a plan to conduct a bigger plantation in a farm near Kanakapura tomorrow as Vijaya Dashami special, so after saving bigger cuttings for tomorrow's far off venture, collected the thinner left overs for today's plantations, since the spot is near by, I can easily react to any failure in any of the plantations today, but I am sure none will fail.

The spot I chose today is the backside of Vidyapeetha Indira Canteen, by the time I was done with all 8 plantations and watering, it was quite a night, but no problem, the place is well lit, I was least worried about snakes in the weeds jungle, which I guess I myself will clear one day, leaving them to the BBMP folks to remove is a bit of risk, as they could pull of the plantations too as a weed.

As this place is well lit, and is visible on both the sides, from here and down below, when it flowers, the scene is going to be spectacular, not just during the day, but also in the night, thanks to generous lighting here.

It is possible that I can add another approx. 10 plantations in this area, let us see some other day when our jungle at home yields sufficient cuttings.

Episode: # 159 - 166 : 8 new plantations on Oct 18, 2018 
Date of Documentation: Oct 18, 2018 (Ayudha Pooja day)
Place: - at the back side of Vidyapeetha Indira Canteen
Site Location of the plant: Indira Canteen, Vidyapeetha Ward (164)
Plant: Mexican SunFlower cuttings
Planted by: Nataraja Upadhya
Care by: Nataraja Upadhya
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As I was done here, I went to the Indira Canteen taps for additional water. Caught up with my friends there, especially the lady out there who tends to the garden there, wanted to say hello to the plants planted there, they are all surviving, but have been bit slow in sprouting. 

Here are their photos, and by one of the plants, their care taker is hugging them with all the love she has for them!

I believe in every day being a festival, yet this year I saw a need to have the ayudha pooja day to be special this way, glad it went well, a day well spent! Look forward to a bigger victory tomorrow, the day of victory towards light away from darkness, the day of Vijaya Dashami!

Thank you, 
Wishing you great Vijay Dashami tomorrow,


Nataraja Upadhya
Founder, Billion Trees and Beyond
Founder, Paint Bengaluru Green and More (ಬೆ೦ಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಹಸಿರು ಓಕುಳಿ)


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