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Short Temple Trip

On Vijayadasami afternoon around 1 pm we started our trip to trichy.. Since we wanted to catch the bus at the express bus stand itself, we went there and caught the bus since we found booking online to be costlier.. Around 2 pm.. we entered an ordinary bus..We enjoyed the nature along the travel a lot..Then, around 7.45pm we reached toll gate and waited for the next connecting bus. Meanwhile, we befriended a co-passenger to know the route to hop over trichy. We got the connecting bus and in 10-15 mins we reached the chathiram bus stand. We got a decent accomodation at the hotel chitraa’s…

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Nature’s always a pleasure to watch!            

NIGHT=CHILLNESS
DAY= HEAT(due to areas covered by mountain)
Inspite of non-a/c room, we had a sound sleep… Enjoyed the stay a lot….Few temples around trichy are:

  • Srirangam
  • Samayapuram
  • Uchi Pillayar Temple and
  • Thriuvaanaikaval-Jambulingeswarar temple

ARound 6.00 am we got up and started towards Srirangam which is just half-hr distance. We went to the temple.Since it was a very big temple, we need a lot of time for that temple alone.. Since we wanted to rush up for thiruvaanaikaval, we started enquiring the temple people there.. Daily from 8-9 am they used to close the main sannidhis.. We do not know that at all.. We were in utter dismay.. The thulasi mala bought for perumal by us was given to someone else to hand it over to lord on our behalf. We were informed to come to thiruvaanaikaval temple by 10 am.. Since darshan of perumal would make us late, we just started rushing off visiting other sannidhis in srirangam.. We had a short brunch in nearby hotel and started to thriuvaanaikaval.

We entered to temple in thiruvaanaikaval aorund 9.30 am. we were made to wait till 11.15 am and then they started abhishegam. We had given for abishegam and archana for akilandeshwari(ambal) and Jambulingeshwarar(Lord siva). We had a nice darshan of abishegam for the ambal and then rushed towards sivan sannidhi for abishegam and archana..We had the big opportunity to sit first and have the vicinity of abishegam. We bought vastraa for the deities too… Lord siva got 2 vastraas.. The poojaris did good alangaram(decoration) for the lord..We viewed the “Annabishegam” also for Lord shiva. And then, they did archana on our names.. Since it was uchi kaala pooja(Mid-afternoon), a person with red patu vastraa and a small crown did all the aradhana to Lord and he performed kodhaana pooja(pooja for the cow) and then finally entered ambal’s sannidhi.

After that, we were able to view the ambal in awesome decor. Have captured the moment in my fotographic mind… As like for lord shiva, ambal has also got 2 -3 sarees including the saree we got for the deity. To satisfy all of us, the poojari tied tactfully all the sarees at appropriate places…Really, the decor for the ambal is still in my mind- seems to be always refreshing… Then, we had archana done on our names.

Finally, all went on well.. We had a great darshan..

Few things which acted on my nerves was:

  • We became the victim of money pluckers in the temple.. We have to give money to the poojari and his assistants and ppl other than them too.. We did not know what to do. We did not want to fight also since it’s a place of respect. But, they do not bother at all.. Very bad i have to say!
  • Then, abt the autorikshavalas- just for a 5 minute distance he charges exhorbitantly…
  • Then it seems that there is a 2 hr power shutdown daily over there…

On experiencing all this, i owe chennai a big salute!!!
3 cheers to chennai!

Chilled Moments of Life

When we enter for visiting kolu arrangement to a place… Each person view it in different aspect!
First ppl view the place where it is kept, then the number of steps, the kinds of dolls kept in, and extra fittings like park and the items kept there.. It goes on….

When we enter our friend’s house, they ask if we know to sing classical music on the name of god or recite some slokas, After viewing the kolu kept at the friend’s place, they get ready to sing next and after finishing it, we wait for the yummy sundals pack with the beetle leaves which we say it as “Thamboolam”… Meanwhile, many people enter and go from our friend’s place…

If we have power of observing while we move out,we will have a lovely time noting all the minute things too…!

I love those things..Also, the people who come and go to our friend’s place at times happen to hear our music. If they praise our singing we would be in cloud 9.. have to say since those are the words of encouragement to move our passion on and on……..

Also, we cannot finish visiting all our friend’s place in a single day. We divide it and do it accordingly…Also, kids recreate much during navaratri times…since they get many toy items as gifts.. Main reason is the vacation during this time for them!

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Recreation time for all the kids have to say! For adults also, they can have some relaxation during this time since they ought to meet different kinds of people..

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Love this season every year!

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Life is a mixture i have to say…Love, hatred,sympathy, Birth, Death…. List is endless..

But, what is one going to earn seeing on always negative aspects of life? Really, i do not know, what they are going to get on watching the negative side alone? Will it let us move forward in our life.. We can call them pessimists i believe…

I have seen few people who always talk on the negative aspects of life alone on every issue… I used to think why cant they think that there are positive sides too… But, in vain only i can say.. So, we should learn to ignore too..Else, we land in trouble leading to unnecessary talks,… I also have a thought that what they are going to earn being pessimistic? My feeling is that being optimistic leads one to move forward in their life..Else, they become stagnated.

Usually, I go by mom’s words… in all aspects. Esp. in this issue… She used to say, “See Good things in every person” and leave the bad things behind…Take the good things alone..Do not get stuck by anything.. Just see what you can do next..Do not brood over”…Really, her guidelines shows me the vision for my life!

She is the real guide to me who shows the correct path for my life!

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Physical exercises for today’s kids…………….???

Here comes my another thought of my good old days 🙂

During our school days, after coming from school we used to play a lot for 2-3 hrs in nearby playgrounds and then only return to our home for doing our homeworks…Playing is a form of another physical exercise i believe… But in today’s trend.. I feel playgrounds are being converted to villas and flats due to the increase in population… That’s a different issue. Moreover, in those days, we had many playgrounds nearby our place itself and also there were many form of outdoor and indoor games to have fun with.. Also, we used to play in mud those days named “suranga pathai”(A hollow hole).. I think today’s kids miss all those fun!

Today’s kids are only restricted to indoor games i think… They have playgrounds but it is too far since the parents cannot send them alone to distant places..So,they would prefer to play in the area of their whole flat building..else they would play with their items in their home itself… At times, i would feel sad for them… ..Also, i have seen boys playing cricket in front of our house due to place restriction… At times, i would feel it as a nuisance but at the same time, i wud give them soft corner too at times…Since they do not have space to play…

Due to the lack of space of playgrounds, many fitness centers have arised to keep ourselves fit..But, how many of them really go there regularly? i do not know… I feel we have become dependent on machines rather than ourselves…Eventhough ppl go for walking, ppl who have become dependent on those machines are also on the rise!

Whatever it is, today’s kids miss all those fun of playing in the playgrounds with the gang of their friends!To watch them play is another real fun i believe..Through those kinds of games, they can learn a lot :- Support, Understanding each other, co-ordination etc…. Today’s kids, i feel they rise up fights even for the small petty things…

I do not know where the today’s future kid is leading to?

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Past and Future Kids……………..!

During our childhood days,for the monthly budget expenses-Me and my sis used to go with my mom to the shop..We used to get things which has been labelled with free gifts or items..My mom would scold us those days.. you do not use it for a month also, then why you ppl end up in buying those products? In those days, we  both had a craze for those free items since we used to get a lot of things from free items itself like small toys, or play things etc.. all just for fun.. For those things we used to fight too… Remembering all those days is really very nice u know!

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But, in today’s trend, free concept is gone i should say… In one way i feel it to be right… since we can avoid buying useless stuff for the sake of free items. On the other hand nowadays we do not find free items at all..It’s very less! But, for the kids due to many advances, they have the fun in many other ways in their toys and games world… Too much of advancement and i at times envy them for the kind of exposure they get at such a small age itself which has its both plus and minus.

If each kid is handled in a composed way, they will have a brighter future for them….