Hi! Hi, Harry! Thank you. – I saw the info about splash pool.
– Okay, good. Thank you, bye.
See you tomorrow. Harry has started taking the school bus
to and from preschool. How’s that? – Fun.
– Is it? Mm. Harry has this book where the teacher leaves us
notes and information, since we don’t go there anymore. They let us know
if you have been good. Have I, or have I not?
Who knows. – Are you hungry?
– Yes. – What do you want to eat?
– Pasta. Pasta. This is becoming Harry’s favorite tavern.
He gets to order whatever he wants for lunch. The restaurant has
all the points here in Varkala. – Good thing it’s so close to us.
– Mm. One would think Harry got soaked by the man
cleaning behind here, but what happened? – Alma splashed me.
– All over your clothes. Was that nice? No. Tonight we are going to
a temple festival in another town. It’s a religious thing. Hindu gods and such.
Do you know a lot about that? – No, nothing.
– Neither do I. Know what? The one who knows the most
is actually your sister, who just splashed you. Let’s quiz her as punishment.
Should I do that? Yes. Hello there, it’s quiz time. Alma has to get her little punishment
for splashing Harry. Oh, why did you do that, Alma?
You will pay for that one. Can you tell us
the names of the Hindu gods? – All the ones we know?
– Yes. Lakshmi, Lakshmana, Ravana, – Ram.
– Ram. Shiva. Durga, or Parvati. And Ganesha. And Hanuman. Krishna, last one. – All these are gods?
– Yes. Well, no. They are all one entity,
which is everywhere. There is only one god, but these are kind of
like forces, or entities, of the main god. – And you have learned this in school?
– Yes, from our teachers Kerstin and Niklas. So, like… Parvati, Shiva and the others
are just like, thousandths of the entity. – Did you learn anything from this quiz, Harry?
– No. – Maybe you will learn more tonight.
– Yes, yes, yes. Now we are ready. We will take
a rickshaw to the town Kadakkavoor. Oh, fun! A temple festival is a festival where they
celebrate a specific temple, I believe. These things are very common
in Kerala during this time of the year. There are lots of horses here.
Look, one horse, two horses. Poor horses. – Why do you feel sorry for them?
– It’s cruel, animal cruelty. – Hi!
– Hi! Thank you. – What do you think?
– I think it’s super cool. Hey you, you have the best seat.
Everyone comes up to you to dance and such. So fun. – Did we get a special treatment, or something?
– I don’t know. No idea. No, no idea. – You asked someone what they are celebrating.
– Yes, I got some info. The local temple… Alma can’t stop looking
for what’s next. Once a year the entire temple visit people in their homes
to bless them and give them gifts, and such. – So we’ve been blessed now?
– Maybe, I have no idea. Let’s hope so.
We hope for blessings. A girl across the street stood like this
and looked out over her fence. She couldn’t
stop looking at my face. At first it was pretty cute but then it felt kind of scary.
I was like “Please, what do you want?”. – You are very exotic here, Alma.
– Am I beautiful, or what is it? You are different. – Is “different” beautiful?
– Yes, I think it is. It’s starting to get dark.
We are heading to the temple. – What will we do now?
– We will go to the temple. – Bye.
– Bye. – Was he scary, Harry?
– No, he was pretty good. I think he’s a little scared. That’s not the first person to come up
to Axel tonight to ask him to photograph them. It’s so cute because it’s like,
what should we do with the picture? Oh, they are hugging. We will save it, of course.
It’s a fun thing. It’s so un-Swedish. You would never go up
to someone like “Can you take a picture of me?”. No. – Is he going to do a magic trick?
– I don’t think so, Harry. What is he going to do? Everyone is touching
the flame, do you see? What? We are standing in a corner
of the temple area. Here is a pool,
but it kind of looks like a moat. There is water down here. They will take one of the god statues from the parade
off the truck and place it down here. – Where we just were, Alma.
– What? Can they really be in water? Apparently so. They will place one of them down here, and that’s like
that god is taking a bath and then the festival is over. That’s the last thing
that happens. – Did you catch all that?
– Yes. Oh, I’m getting hypnotized. Yeah, they haven’t gone easy
on the lights in here. What an evening it was yesterday. We went home and were
completely blown away by that. We got home before
they put the statue in the temple pool. Yes, unfortunately. – They would do it at 12 AM, it was too late.
– What we experienced was enough despite that. – I’m so curious, what do you two feel?
– We feel that it was really fun. It was a little scary
with all these gods that… – Yes, it was a little uncomfortable.
– Yes. Okay, I have changed my mind. – Was it scary?
– Yes, the statues were scary. – Yes.
– Yes. Alma is learning about Hinduism in school so she could
tell us stories, like “That one hits that one because of…” The rest of us didn’t know,
so it was probably even more scary for us. And Harry, I noticed that you were
a little scared when we stood there. I was a little afraid of God. – They grabbed you and lifted you up.
– That was almost a bit uncomfortable. On the whole, it was an amazing evening.
So fun to see, and I want to read more about Hinduism. – We were so unprepared, so it was truly an experience.
– A huge party. A Question of the Day we get once in a while
is what we believe in, or what religion we belong to. I belong to this religion. – Hinduism? Is that what you believe in?
– Yes. We are born into the Swedish church
– Christianity – as most Swedes. What we believe in
varies within the family. I mean, Alma just revealed that she believed
in the Hindu gods. We didn’t know that before. No, exactly. Thank you for watching this video! Please leave a thumbs up, or down. Leave comments, ask questions
and take care until next time. – See you soon!
– Bye bye!