It’s raining…. Will the raindrops be laughing when they fall and shatter on the wet land from the huge dark clouds? How many expressions does each rain have? It’s smiling like a pearl , sitting on a small green leaf. The Almighty had appointed the rain to do a great job. It comes to quench the thirst of thousands. I feel like dancing in the rain. When each droplet falls on my body, each new hope is sprouting in me. It’s innocence washed away all my tears.
Now, I remember what my social science teacher had taught me about monsoon in my primary classes .
The climates in Kerala can be divided into Winter, Summer, South-West monsoon and North-East monsoon. Among these seasons Kerala receives the highest rainfall during the South-West monsoon and North-East monsoon.
South-West monsoon is the main rainy season in Kerala. This season (Edavappathi - as the rains starts by the middle of the Malayalam month Edavam) begins by the end of May or early June with the outset of the South-West monsoon winds . The next few months are periods of torrential rain . Lying on the windward side of the Western Ghats and being the first state to be hit by the monsoon winds , Kerala receives copious rainfall. Almost 85% of the rains received in Kerala is contributed by the monsoons . South-West monsoon in Kerala lasts till the end of September.
North-East monsoon also known as the retreating monsoon or the reverse monsoon, hits Kerala during the return of the South-West monsoon winds . These rains (Thulavarsham-as it rains during the Malayalam month of thulam ) are in the months of October and November and sometimes lasts till December. Heavy afternoon rains accompanied by thunder and lightening is the main characteristic of the season. Days are warm and humid but there is not much variation in temperature.
Whatever it may be , I am sure that taking a rain bath is much more better than studying all these things .We Keralites are lucky to have the monsoon rain .
But, sometimes rain makes lacks of people shelterless. It bears the curses of so many people. Silently, it changes its expression into a devil. It becomes rude and shower continuously with all it’s energy. And at last…………….,how many disasters ……..?
Still everyone loves rain . Everyone waits for it……….,to hear it’s sweet music ……,to see it’s innocence………….and to feel it’s divine love………
-CHAITHRA.K, ASHWARA SIVAN.T, GEETHU-