So there are a handful of sounds we consistently have heard throughout South and Central America, day and night, whether in off beat small towns or capital cities.
You can always hear dogs barking, fireworks, building work, car horns beeping (the same car alarm that every traveller here knows off by heart, all 5 stages), generally the repetitive bass booming from a giant speaker set and just for good measure let’s not forget the sound of that lone rooster cock-a-doodle-doo-ing, yes even in densely populated inner cites!
It’s taken 14 countries and almost 12 months for us to finally figure out, well be told what the hell is up with the fireworks sound that has seemingly been following us around...and it turns out it is Latin America’s way of letting locals know church is beginning and ending. Thats right, no brass bell gently tinkling, they set off explosives and pretty damn loud ones at that. So especially in large cities, you will hear this sound, over and over again, randomly through the day and night. Each church keeps really different hours and depending on celebrations they may let these explosives off, well, anytime really!
So there you have it, sorry probably really boring I’m sure, but that’s my thought for the day and entry here for this online travel journal, as geeky as it is I loved finally knowing this! 🎇 🎆
Be grateful, reflect on daily, weekly, monthly
Give respect to yourself
Be happy with what you accomplished
Even terug naar Hakone, Japan, waar ik ongeveer een jaar geleden naar dit uitzicht zat te kijken tijdens mijn ochtendkoffie. Wow.
The structure to left is Chaturbhuj Temple and the right on is Ram Raja Temple.
The temple was constructed by the Bundela Rajputs of the kingdom of Orchha.
Madhukar Shah built the temple for his wife, Rani Ganeshkuwari.
According to a local legend, the temple was built after the queen had a "dream visitation" by Lord Rama directing her to build a temple for Him; while Madhukar Shah was a devotee of Krishna, his wife's dedication was to Rama. Following the approval to build the Chaturbhuja Temple, the queen went to Ayodhya to obtain an image of Lord Rama that was to be enshrined in her new temple. When she came back from Ayodhya with the image of Rama, initially she kept the idol in her palace, called Rani Mahal, as the Chaturbhuj Temple was still under construction. She was, however, unaware of an injunction that the image to be deified in a temple could not be kept in a palace.
Once the temple construction was completed and the idol of the lord had to be moved for installation at the Chatrubhuj Temple, it refused to be shifted from the palace. Hence, instead of the Chaturbuj temple, the Rama's idol remained in the palace whereas the Chaturbhuj Temple remained without an idol in its sanctum.
As Rama was worshiped in the palace it was converted into the Ram Raja Temple; it is the only shrine in the country where Rama is worshiped as a king ,not as a God.