The Majestic Octennial

The Majestic Octennial short poem

This poem is on the small town Udupi, and the beautiful temples that grace Udupi. Madhwa Acharya had been the man behind the vision, that thrives in its glory, timelessly.

The hermit by the shore, with his followers

A ship rescued then from the raging tempests

Sacred missions by patrons, hence empowered

Legend of the eight temples, thus bequests.

The hustling villages had been seen lacking..

The hallowed en route, to render their visions.

Exquisite Structures proffered in the making,

Built with ardor, pride and labors of zillions.

Completed then, brilliant stature of such elegance,

Looming large making the genesis of sovereign stately,

Timeless, according with nature, in its sublime essence..

Cleaved into the culture, and oft the source of envy!

Processions and trades thrive the merry concourse,

Chorals and dramas resounding the stone walls,

Enthralling glimpses inspiring artistic purpose,

A legacy flourishing, as time slowly crawls.

Created zealously towards a refined culture,

Worshiped with piety and grace, the Gods!

Eulogized for noble fortitude in scriptures,

And a haven consoling, on ordeals of the odds.

The wisdom melded with resolute Victory,

The tales dissolved into the foundation,

Often, Watching victors rephrase the history…

The edifice yet, conveys the real orations.

Patterns of masonry, inbuilt in cryptic trace,

Unique to the Architects, a hallmark of Zions

Pilgrims dream, and the locals cherished grace,

The temple of divine obelisks, sustains the eons!

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Swathi Rao

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A few words strung together on inspiration, or a few thoughts penned down for clarity. A hobby that has consistently matched to represent the inspirations in me. Most often, they are from incidents and trends happening around the world, books or articles that I may parse through, or some noble cause that had greatly impressed me. I have been writing poems, and short stories, since I had been 6 years. Music and poetry walk hand in hand; good music, good poetry shall always stay my favorite pastime.
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